Then confirmation of GERD was done by using objective evidence with Gastro Esophageal endoscopy to all GERD positive cases obtained by FSSG SCALE Questionnaire method.
In FSSG questionnaire, the questions are divided into those covering acid regurgitation-related symptoms (Questions 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12) and those for gastric dysmotility-related symptoms (Questions 2, 3, 5, 8, and 11).
All the patients were initially evaluated by the FSSG scale for GERD, and were later confirmed by gastro-esophageal endoscopy.
In many of the studies only FSSG scale is used for the diagnosis of GERD.
Takenaka et al (13) used FSSG scale and observed that among the prevalence of GERD among bronchial asthma patients to be 37.4%.
In bronchial asthma patients, the typical symptoms detected by the FSSG were an unusual sensation in the throat and burning sensation in the chest.
LT Chris Castleberry from NCHB1 deployed to CMPF and 2D FSSG FWD, Camp Patriot, Kuwait.
LCDR Scott Eberwine from NCHB1 deployed to CMPF and 2D FSSG FWD, Camp Patriot, Kuwait.
LT Nate Johnston NCHB 1 deployed to CMPF and 2D FSSG FWD, Camp Patriot, Kuwait.
LTJG Jonathan Markrich, NCHB1 deployed to Commander, Maritime Prepositioning Force (CMPF) and 2D FSSG FWD, Camp Patriot, Kuwait.
CDR Joe Newbury from NCHB1 deployed to CMPF and 2D FSSG FWD, Camp Patriot, Kuwait.
"When a mosquito or tick lands on the treated uniform, it will pick up tiny particles of the insecticide and die in about 24 hours," said LT Pete Obenauer, an entomologist with 1st FSSG