Published online Feb 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i7.1846
Revised: November 3, 2013
Accepted: November 18, 2013
Published online: February 21, 2014
Core tip: AIMS65 score is a novel simple score for predicting outcomes for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). However, this scoring system is based on analyses of data from a mixed patient population with both variceal and non-variceal UGIB. The present study focused on the effectiveness of the AIMS65 score in predicting outcomes of peptic ulcer bleeding. This retrospective single-centre study, which included 149 patients, revealed that the AIMS65 score may not be suitable for predicting outcomes in peptic ulcer bleeding. Further, low albumin levels may be a risk factor associated with high mortality in peptic ulcer bleeding.