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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases)

A spectrum of inflammation involving the female upper genital tract and the supporting tissues. It is usually caused by an ascending infection of organisms from the endocervix. Infection may be confined to the uterus (ENDOMETRITIS), the FALLOPIAN TUBES; (SALPINGITIS); the ovaries (OOPHORITIS), the supporting ligaments (PARAMETRITIS), or may involve several of the above uterine appendages. Such inflammation can lead to functional impairment and infertility.
Also Known As:
Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases; Inflammatory Disease, Pelvic; Inflammatory Pelvic Disease; Pelvic Disease, Inflammatory; Disease, Inflammatory Pelvic; Disease, Pelvic Inflammatory; Diseases, Inflammatory Pelvic; Diseases, Pelvic Inflammatory; Inflammatory Diseases, Pelvic; Inflammatory Pelvic Diseases; Pelvic Diseases, Inflammatory; Adnexitis
Networked: 996 relevant articles (65 outcomes, 104 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Infection
2. Ovarian Neoplasms (Ovarian Cancer)
3. Breast Diseases (Breast Disease)
4. Abscess
5. Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain)

Experts

1. Yang, Shun-Fa: 15 articles (01/2015 - 01/2008)
2. Wang, Po-Hui: 15 articles (01/2015 - 01/2008)
3. Tsai, Hsiu-Ting: 14 articles (01/2015 - 01/2008)
4. Ness, Roberta B: 14 articles (11/2014 - 05/2002)
5. Tee, Yi-Torng: 11 articles (01/2015 - 01/2008)
6. Lin, Long-Yau: 10 articles (01/2015 - 01/2008)
7. Haggerty, Catherine L: 8 articles (11/2014 - 01/2003)
8. Peipert, Jeffrey F: 7 articles (02/2010 - 08/2004)
9. Soper, David E: 7 articles (02/2008 - 05/2002)
10. Randall, Hugh: 6 articles (02/2008 - 05/2002)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:
1. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
2. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Clindamycin (Cleocin)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Cefoxitin (Cefoxitin Sodium)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Ofloxacin (Levofloxacin)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Oral ContraceptivesIBA
8. Ampicillin (Omnipen)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Metronidazole (Metric)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Ceftriaxone (Ceftriaxon)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Contraception (Birth Control)
2. Intrauterine Devices (Intrauterine Device)
3. Diathermy
4. Balneology
5. Hysterectomy