Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain Therapies for Women
Therapeutic Interventions for CPP Assessed in the CER
This slide lists the therapeutic interventions for CPP that were assessed in the CER. Interventions assessed comprised of non-surgical interventions and surgical interventions.
Non-surgical interventions included pharmacological interventions (consisting of antineuropathics and neuromuscular blocking agents), hormonal interventions (consisting of estrogen/progesterone contraceptive agents in oral, injection or transdermal forms; gonadotropin releasing hormone analogs; and selective estrogen receptor modulator) and other approaches (consisting of physical therapy, counseling with photographic reinforcement and integrated treatment).
Surgical interventions included laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation, laparoscopic adhesiolysis, and uterosacral ligament resection.
- Andrews J, Yunker A, Reynolds WS, et al. Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain Therapies for Women: Comparative Effectiveness. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 41 (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10065-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-EHC088-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/pelvicpain.cfm.
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