J Gastroenterol (2017) 52:1075–1076 DOI 10.1007/s00535-017-1361-y LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR Comment to: ‘‘Management and outcome of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking oral anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs’’ 1 2 3,4 • • Marko Lucijanic Sead Ziga Ivica Grgurevic Received: 18 May 2017 / Accepted: 19 May 2017 / Published online: 16 June 2017 Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 2017 Dear Editor, can demonstrate that there was no statistically signiﬁcant difference in number of cases with upper gastrointestinal We have read an article by Pannach et al.  with great bleeding between NOAC and VKA patients (63/143 vs. interest. The authors described differences in locations and 98/185, p = 0.1092) although both cohorts signiﬁcantly types of bleeding lesions, management and outcomes in differed in comparison to AP (p \ 0.0001 and p = 0.0001 three cohorts of patients presenting with gastrointestinal for NOAC vs. AP and VKA vs. AP, respectively). Simi- bleeding during treatment with non-vitamin K-dependent larly, differences in number of in-hospital deaths between oral anticoagulants (NOAC), vitamin K antagonists NOAC and VKA (2/126 vs. 9/161, p = 0.1490) and VKA (VKA), and antiplatelet drugs (AP), respectively. and AP cohorts (9/161 vs. 76/640, p = 0.0206,
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Published: Jun 16, 2017
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