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Gastrointestinal bleeding is common

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:391
  1. Joan-Ramon Laporte,
  2. Xavier Vidal,
  3. Xavier Carne
  1. Professor of clinical pharmacology Assistant professor of clinical pharmacology Associate professor of clinical pharmacology Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Servei de Farmacologia Clinica, CSU Vall d'Hebron, 08035-Barcelona, Spain

    EDITOR,--In their editorial on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and elderly patients D N Bateman and J G Kennedy erroneously quote an incidence of upper gastrointestinal bleeding of 210 cases per million people over 60 compared with 35 per million under 60,1 from a study carried out in our department.2 In fact, the annual incidences in our study were 10 times these—that is, 2100 and …

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