Published online Oct 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i39.14515
Revised: April 23, 2014
Accepted: June 12, 2014
Published online: October 21, 2014
Core tip: A novel upper gastrointestinal bleeding risk stratification score (AIMS65) has recently been developed and validated. It has advantages over existing risk scores including being easy to remember and lack of subjectivity in calculation. We comment on a recent study that has cast doubt on the applicability of AIMS65 in the peptic ulcer disease population. Although promising, further studies are required to evaluate the validity of AIMS65 in various populations.