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Comparison of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in UK and in Treviso area (Italy): similarities and differences
  1. Silvano Loperfido1,
  2. Luca Fabris1,
  3. Luisa Maifreni2,
  4. Francesco Di Mario1
  1. 1Division of Gastroenterology, Regional Hospital, Treviso, Italy
  2. 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Regional Hospital, Treviso, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Silvano Loperfido, Division of Gastroenterology, Regional Hospital, Treviso, Italy; sloperfido{at}

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We have read with great interest the papers of Hearnshaw and colleagues1 ,2 reporting a prospective nationwide survey on acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding carried out in the UK in 2007. We would like to draw the attention to similarities and dissimilarities of this unique study compared with the results of a prospective population-based single-centre study we carried out in 2002–4 in the Treviso area (north-east Italy).3 Both surveys have taken a similar approach including data records on epidemiological and clinical features, variceal and non-variceal bleeding, emergency admissions and inhospital patients.

In table 1 common recorded findings of this English study have …

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