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: email@example.com.
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.