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<< Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)

Critical Appraisal Of The Literature

A literature search was performed using PubMed, with the search terms pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, salpingitis, oophoritis, and tubo-ovarian abscess. The search included clinical trials, systematic reviews, review articles, and clinical guidelines. A review of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews revealed no relevant reviews. The National Guideline Clearinghouse (www.guideline.gov) noted 3 guidelines:

  • CDC: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 201511
  • British Association for Sexual Health and HIV: United Kingdom National Guideline for the Management of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 201112
  • American College of Radiology (ACR): ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Acute Pelvic Pain in the Reproductive Age Group13

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