Is watchful waiting a reasonable approach for men with minimally symptomatic inguinal hernia?

Kendall, Claire; Murray, Sally
April 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/25/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 9, p1263
Academic Journal
Offers information on a study that determined whether men with minimally symptomatic hernias can be safely watched rather than undergo surgical repair. Risk of elective surgery in men presenting with inguinal hernia; Outcome of intention-to-treat analysis at 2-year follow-up; Adjustment for imbalance in baseline characteristics.


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