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Treatment of Acute Epididymitis

A Systematic Review and Discussion of the Implications for Treatment Based on Etiology

Louette, Aaron*; Krahn, Jessica*; Caine, Vera, PhD*; Ha, Shalane, MSc; Lau, Tim T. Y., PharmD; Singh, Ameeta E., BMBS, MSc§

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000901
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A systematic review of studies completed in the last 11 years for the treatment of acute epididymitis identified 1534 records, of which 29 were assessed for eligibility, and only 1 study met the criteria for inclusion. This highlights the need for more prospective studies evaluating treatment regimens for acute epididymitis.

A systematic review of the literature since 2006 identified only 1 retrospective observational study on treatment of acute epididymitis.

From the *Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta;

Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario;

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia; and

§Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Acknowledgments: The authors would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their methodological and content input: Julie Thériault, Michèle Sabourin, Dr. Ulrick Auguste, Dr. Alexander Tsertsvadze, Dr. Jun Wu, Dr. Margaret Gale-Rowe, Linda Slater, and Lisa Glandon.

Correspondence: Ameeta Singh, BMBS (UK), MSc, FRCPC, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton STI Clinic, 3B20-11111 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K0L4. E-mail: ameeta@ualberta.ca.

Funding: J.S., A.L., and V.C. received funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to conduct this systematic review.

Received for publication March 8, 2018, and accepted July 17, 2018.

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