Summary for patients: International guidelines for groin hernia management
This project was funded by Johnson & Johnson and BARD.
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Conflict of interest
N van Veenendaal and M.P. Simons report grants for meeting expenses related to the submitted work from Johnson & Johnson and Bard, during the conduct of the study. H.J. Bonjer declares conflict of interest not directly related to the submitted work by receiving grants from Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Olympus, Applied Medical and Stryker; and by receiving personal fees from Medtronic, Olympus and Cook and reports grants for meeting expenses related to the submitted work from Johnson & Johnson and Bard, during the conduct of the study.
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This study does not contain any studies with participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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