Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease


Publishing date
01 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2011

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

2Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA

3Davis Health System, University of California, Oakland, CA 94607, USA


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Description

Damage to the endometrium, fallopian tubes, and adjacent structures elicited upon ascension of some sexually transmitted diseases, especially Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, from the lower to upper genital tract is termed pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This disease remains a significant threat to the reproductive health of women as delays in antimicrobial treatment increase the incidence of chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and tubal infertility. Many important aspects of this common disorder of women, unfortunately, remain poorly understood.

This special issue will take particular interest in manuscripts related to PID including epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment and represent an opportunity for interested researchers to present pertinent original data or summarize more recent concepts, developments, and advances in the field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Historical perspective
  • Epidemiology and case definition
  • Risk factors for disease progression
  • Review of chlamydial screening programs
  • PID incidence among untreated women with C. trachomatis infection
  • Pathogenesis of disease (including relevance of emerging PID pathogens)
  • Diagnostic modalities (including use of disease biomarkers)
  • Noninvasive imaging
  • Mathematical modeling of PID epidemiology
  • Evaluation of the cost effectiveness of screening and treatment programs
  • Review of treatment trials

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/idog/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 714289
  • - Editorial

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Thomas L. Cherpes | Peter A. Rice | Richard L. Sweet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 959816
  • - Review Article

Mycoplasma genitalium: An Emerging Cause of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Catherine L. Haggerty | Brandie D. Taylor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 561909
  • - Review Article

Treatment of Acute Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Richard L. Sweet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 754060
  • - Review Article

Chlamydia trachomatis Infection Control Programs: Lessons Learned and Implications for Vaccine Development

Jean M. Chavez | Rodolfo D. Vicetti Miguel | Thomas L. Cherpes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 428351
  • - Research Article

Detection of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Development of an Automated Case-Finding Algorithm Using Administrative Data

Catherine L. Satterwhite | Onchee Yu | ... | Delia Scholes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 989762
  • - Research Article

The Role of Chlamydia trachomatis Polymorphic Membrane Proteins in Inflammation and Sequelae among Women with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Brandie D. Taylor | Toni Darville | ... | Catherine L. Haggerty
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 525182
  • - Review Article

Antichlamydial Antibodies, Human Fertility, and Pregnancy Wastage

Amanda J. Stephens | Mira Aubuchon | Danny J. Schust
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 407057
  • - Research Article

Endometrial Histopathology in Patients with Laparoscopic Proven Salpingitis and HIV-1 Infection

Nelly R. Mugo | Julia Kiehlbauch | ... | Craig R. Cohen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 747059
  • - Case Report

Abdominal-Pelvic Actinomycosis Mimicking Malignant Neoplasm

Teresa Pusiol | Doriana Morichetti | ... | Francesco Ricci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 675360
  • - Review Article

Nonhuman Primate Models Used to Study Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Caused by Chlamydia trachomatis

Jason D. Bell | Ingrid L. Bergin | ... | Dorothy L. Patton
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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