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Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: identifying low risk patients
  1. Richard F A Logan1,
  2. Sarah Hearnshaw2,
  3. Derek Lowe3,
  4. Simon P L Travis4,
  5. M Stephen Murphy5,
  6. Kel R Palmer6
  1. 1Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  3. 3Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians of London, London, UK
  4. 4Department of Gastroenterology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  5. 5University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  6. 6Department of Gastroenterology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Richard F A Logan, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK; richard.logan{at}

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We thank Chakrabaty and colleagues for their letter.1 As they mention, the full Rockall score was designed (and has been validated) for use in identifying patients at risk of death from acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB),2 ,3 and we believe this is the best use of the score. It has also recently been shown to be comparable with the Glasgow Blatchford Score …

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