The recent article by Altunyurt et al. [
] is the first randomised controlled trial assessing whether a coil should be removed in those women who present with pelvic inflammatory disease. It, therefore, has the potential to influence national and international guidelines on the management of pelvic inflammatory disease.
- et al.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2003; 107: 81-84
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- Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2003; 107: 81-84
Received: January 4, 2005
© 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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- Reply to the Comment by Professor Jonathan D.C. RossEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyVol. 171Issue 2
- PreviewWe are grateful to Professor Ross for giving us the chance to replace some incorrect data and misprints and to clarify insufficient explanations in this article. I will try to answer all of the questions.Q: How many women were approached to take part in the study but declined?A: Twenty-two women declined to take part in the study.Q: What objective criteria were used to enter women into the study?A: The presence of pelvic pain and cervical tenderness (dislocation pain) were used to make a diagnosis of PID.