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Gastrointestinal morbidity among World War II prisoners of war: 40 years on.
Med J Aust 1985; 143(1):6-10MJ

Abstract

A study of Australian male World War II veterans was conducted to assess clinically the gastrointestinal ill-effects which were present 40 years after the stress of internment as prisoners of war of the Japanese. A random sample of 170 surviving members of the captured Eighth Army Division resident in Sydney in 1983 (ex-POW) was compared with a similar sample of veterans who fought in Southeast Asia during the War, but were not imprisoned (non-POW). Duodenal ulcers and strongyloidiasis were more prevalent in the ex-POW group than in the non-POW group. The increased rate of duodenal ulcer (24.7%, compared with 10.5%; P = 0.0005) was confirmed by a higher proportion of ex-POWs currently taking cimetidine (9.0%, compared with 2.3%; P = 0.008). Strongyloidiasis had been found in 9.7% of all veterans, but in 15% of ex-POWs and in 19% of those who had worked on the Burma-Thailand railway. No other significant differences in gastrointestinal disease were found.

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Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

4010607

Citation

Goulston, K J., et al. "Gastrointestinal Morbidity Among World War II Prisoners of War: 40 Years On." The Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 143, no. 1, 1985, pp. 6-10.
Goulston KJ, Dent OF, Chapuis PH, et al. Gastrointestinal morbidity among World War II prisoners of war: 40 years on. Med J Aust. 1985;143(1):6-10.
Goulston, K. J., Dent, O. F., Chapuis, P. H., Chapman, G., Smith, C. I., Tait, A. D., & Tennant, C. C. (1985). Gastrointestinal morbidity among World War II prisoners of war: 40 years on. The Medical Journal of Australia, 143(1), pp. 6-10.
Goulston KJ, et al. Gastrointestinal Morbidity Among World War II Prisoners of War: 40 Years On. Med J Aust. 1985 Jul 8;143(1):6-10. PubMed PMID: 4010607.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Gastrointestinal morbidity among World War II prisoners of war: 40 years on. AU - Goulston,K J, AU - Dent,O F, AU - Chapuis,P H, AU - Chapman,G, AU - Smith,C I, AU - Tait,A D, AU - Tennant,C C, PY - 1985/7/8/pubmed PY - 1985/7/8/medline PY - 1985/7/8/entrez SP - 6 EP - 10 JF - The Medical journal of Australia JO - Med. J. Aust. VL - 143 IS - 1 N2 - A study of Australian male World War II veterans was conducted to assess clinically the gastrointestinal ill-effects which were present 40 years after the stress of internment as prisoners of war of the Japanese. A random sample of 170 surviving members of the captured Eighth Army Division resident in Sydney in 1983 (ex-POW) was compared with a similar sample of veterans who fought in Southeast Asia during the War, but were not imprisoned (non-POW). Duodenal ulcers and strongyloidiasis were more prevalent in the ex-POW group than in the non-POW group. The increased rate of duodenal ulcer (24.7%, compared with 10.5%; P = 0.0005) was confirmed by a higher proportion of ex-POWs currently taking cimetidine (9.0%, compared with 2.3%; P = 0.008). Strongyloidiasis had been found in 9.7% of all veterans, but in 15% of ex-POWs and in 19% of those who had worked on the Burma-Thailand railway. No other significant differences in gastrointestinal disease were found. SN - 0025-729X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/4010607/Gastrointestinal_morbidity_among_World_War_II_prisoners_of_war:_40_years_on_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0025-729X&date=1985&volume=143&issue=1&spage=6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -