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Non-surgical interventions for the management of chronic pelvic pain

  1. Ying C Cheong1,*,
  2. Grisham Smotra1,
  3. Amanda C de C Williams2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group

Published Online: 5 MAR 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 5 FEB 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008797.pub2


How to Cite

Cheong YC, Smotra G, Williams ACDC. Non-surgical interventions for the management of chronic pelvic pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD008797. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008797.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Southampton, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Southampton, UK

  2. 2

    University College London, Research Department of Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology, London, UK

*Ying C Cheong, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Southampton, Level F, Princess Anne Hospital, Coxford Road, Southampton, SO16 5YA, UK. yingcheong@hotmail.com. Y.Cheong@soton.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 5 MAR 2014

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Medical treatment versus placebo, outcome: 1.1 Progesterone versus placebo.
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Forest plot of comparison: 3 Psychological therapy versus control, outcome: 3.1 Improvement in pain scores.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Medical treatment versus placebo, Outcome 1 Progesterone versus placebo.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Medical treatment versus placebo, Outcome 2 Lofexidine versus placebo.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Medical treatment: head-to-head comparison, Outcome 1 Goserelin versus progestogen.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Medical treatment: head-to-head comparison, Outcome 2 Gabapentin versus amytriptyline.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Psychological therapy versus control, Outcome 1 Improvement in pain scores.
[Analysis 3.2]
Analysis 3.2. Comparison 3 Psychological therapy versus control, Outcome 2 Depression/negative mood scores.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Complementary therapy versus control, Outcome 1 Distension of painful pelvic structures versus counselling.
[Analysis 4.2]
Analysis 4.2. Comparison 4 Complementary therapy versus control, Outcome 2 Magnetic therapy versus control magnet.