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Literature Review

Recent open-source medical literature on hernias.

Link Title Source
Groin Hernia Guidelines British Hernia Society
Commissioning Guide - Inguinal Hernia British Hernia Society
TA083 Laparoscopic surgery for hernia NICE
Treatment of Inguinal Hernia in Adult Patients European Hernia Society
Report - "Is access to Surgery a Postcode Lottery?" Royal College of Surgeons
Abdominal Hernia  Journal of the American Medical Association
Treatment of chronic pain post inguinal hernia repair Evidence-Based Practice Group
Femoral Hernias British Medical Journal
Hernia Surgery is cost effective British Medical Journal
Inguinal Hernias  British Medical Journal
Local or general Anesthesia for Open Hernia Repair Annals of Surgery
Management of Asymptomatic Inguinal Hernia Journal of the American Medical Association
Umbilical and epigastric hernia repair Surgery Clinics of North America
Groin Hernia - Patient Information  * British Hernia Society
Treatment of the 'Sportsman's groin' British Medical Journal
Laparoscopic versus Open-Repair OA Minimally Invasive Surgery
Unintended consequences of policy changes 
Hernia Outcomes - Surgical experience counts Hernia Outcomes Campaign Group

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Recent broadcast audio on Inguinal Hernia

.mp3 Link Audio Title Source
NHS rationing of Hernia Operations  Radio 4 Inside Health
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