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Document ID (ISN)110985
CIS number 10-0511
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) van Mark A., Spallek M., Groneberg D.A., Kessel R., Weiler S.W.
Title Correlates shift work with increased risk of gastrointestinal complaints or frequency of gastritis or peptic ulcer in H.pylori-infected shift workers?
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, Vol.83, No.4, p.423-431. 56 ref.
Abstract There is an ongoing discussion as to whether shift work gives rise to an increased risk of gastrointestinal complaints, gastritis or peptic ulcer in Helicobacter pylori (Hp)-infected shift workers. This study analyzed 615 workers divided between shift and day workers. Upper gastrointestinal diseases, medication or operation, unspecific gastrointestinal complaints, smoking habits, subjective job strain and private stress factors were monitored. The Hp status was analyzed using IgA and IgG antibody concentration in blood and qualitative ELISA for faeces. It was observed that 27.6% of all workers, 34.6% of the shift workers and 16% of daytime workers were Hp positive. However, it could not be confirmed that there was a causal connection between shift work and upper or unspecific gastrointestinal complaints or gastritis or peptic ulcer as a function of Hp status.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; bacterial diseases; gastrointestinal diseases; gastritis; peptic ulcer; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) bacteria; symptoms; immunoglobulins; determination in blood; determination in excrements; case-control study; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases