This observational study describes an international competency-based training paradigm for hernia surgery in underserved countries.
This case-control study examines postoperative outcomes following in Veterans Administration ambulatory surgery centers vs hospital outpatient departments in patients who underwent inguinal hernia surgery.
This retrospective analysis reports that increasing rates of emergent incisional hernia repair are troublesome owing to the significantly increased risk morbidity and mortality associated with emergent hernia repair. While this increased mortality risk is multifactorial, it is likely associated with older age and the accompanying serious comorbidities.
In a retrospective study, Liang and coauthors compare the outcomes of patients who underwent laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with the outcomes of patients who underwent open ventral hernia repair. See the invited commentary by Sarosi.
Hwa and Wren examine whether an allied health professional telephone visit could safely substitute for an in-person clinic visit. See the Invited Commentary by Ault.