Talk:Pelvic inflammatory disease

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The math doesn't add up (and neither do the references)[edit]

"In the United States, more than 200 million women are affected by PID each year, and the rate is highest with teenagers. Over 100,000 women become infertile in the US each year from PID."

"A single episode of PID results in infertility in 13% of women."

Ok, firstly, the population of the United States is around 300 million. About half of that population is female, so there are about 150 million women in the United States. Saying that "more than 200 million women are affected by PID each year" is false because there are fewer than 200 million women in the United States. If that figure is right, it should at least be changed to say "there are more than 200 million cases of PID every year."

Also, if there are 200 million cases of PID every year, then 13% of that is 26 million. However, the article says "Over 100,000 women become infertile in the US each year from PID". Well, 26 million is 260 times as much as 100,000. So, there are two possible solutions here; for every woman who is rendered infertile from PID, there are 259 women who have already been rendered infertile by PID and got another infection, or the 200 million figure is way too high. Now, according to the 2nd reference:

"Each year in the United States, it is estimated that more than 1 million women experience an episode of acute PID."

It does say acute PID, however, the 1 million figure is referenced and seems more accurate than 200 million. As such, I'm changing the article to match with this reference. -- (talk) 04:16, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

I wouldn't know where to begin, but the format of the page seems off. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:00, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

    • Agreed. These numbers are impossible, even before the advent of antibiotics. I would have calculated it differently, but the article or its source is clearly adding on some zeros. I move to delete these calculations. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:00, 19 March 2010 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Use of unexplained abbreviations.[edit]

Opening paragraph - "Although HI an STI is often the cause" No explanation of HI —Preceding unsigned comment added by Noodle111 (talkcontribs) 10:21, 2 October 2010 (UTC)


There is still a lot of unreffed content here. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:14, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Why are so many references inserted but contained in the 'no-wiki' mark-up?
  Bfpage |leave a message  22:04, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
You mean in the lead? While some do not like all the refs showing. So if:
"sentence [1], sentence [1]" the first instance of the ref can be hidden as the second instance of the ref supports. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:36, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
If you point out to me the statements is that need references I can help you look for them.
  Bfpage |leave a message  16:09, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

There are two instances of a ref that cannot be found either by given link or on ncbi.... the Ljubin-Sternak, ref --Iztwoz (talk) 16:54, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Doc James sent me the link on my talk page. It's an amazing tertiary source.
  Bfpage |leave a message  02:09, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
here's the sternak review:

Wow, you edit at light speed[edit]

Doc James, can you put up the {{inuse}} template so I can stay out of your way when you're working? LOL!

  Bfpage |leave a message  11:49, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Pass through 'peer reviewer'[edit]

I did one pass through peer reviewer and was informed that the lead might be too long so I will do my 'editing for brevity'.

  Bfpage |leave a message  21:32, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Except the lead is not too long. Not all advice at peer review is good advice. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:32, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
Additionally your changes to the lead introduced some errors. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:43, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Pelvic inflammatory disease/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Tomandjerry211 (alt) (talk · contribs) 17:25, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

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1. Well written:
1a. the prose is clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct.
1b. it complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, words to watch, fiction, and list incorporation. Pending
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2c. it contains no original research.
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3a. it addresses the main aspects of the topic.
3b. it stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style).
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The statement: "Other complications include: endometritis, salpingitis, tubo-ovarian abscess, pelvic peritonitis, periappendicitis, and perihepatitis," is supported by the Sternak reference. @Doc James: I am questioning the removal of this reference after the statement. Best Regards,

  Bfpage |leave a message  00:09, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
    • On that point, I have added the Sternak ref to the end for clarity. BTW, I'm putting this on hold.--Tomandjerry211 (alt) (talk) 00:17, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Few more:

  • Fix dashes using a script
  • Inconsistency: "%" and "percent"
  • numbers less than 10 are written as words per MOS:NUM--Tomandjerry211 (alt) (talk) 17:27, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
I have corrected the inconsistency regarding the percentage and I have edited so that numbers less than ten are spelled out. I regret that I don't have any idea on how to use a script to correct dashes. Is this something I should ask the Copy editors guild?
  Bfpage |leave a message  00:52, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
I have requested the help of another editor who I hope will help resolve the dash/script issue.
  Bfpage |leave a message  00:58, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
Passing, well done.--Tomandjerry211 (alt) (talk) 12:05, 16 July 2015 (UTC)