This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

Cookie policy

Effect of early vs late inguinal hernia repair on serious adverse event rates in preterm infants. A randomized clinical trial.

HIP Trial Investigators.

JAMA 2024; 331: 1035-1044.

Preterm infants with a hernia were randomly allocated to surgical repair before they left neonatal ICU, or afterwards. Complications rates were lower with delayed surgery: 18 versus 28 per cent.

Comment: If possible, wait until the infant is older.

Read paper


Part of the charitable activity of the Foundation, BJS Academy is an online educational resource for current and future surgeons.

The Academy is comprised of five distinct sections: Continuing surgical education, Young BJS, Cutting edge, Scientific surgery and Surgical news. Although the majority of this is open access, additional content is available to BJS subscribers and strategic partners.

Discover the Academy
Surgeon Training & Surgeons in Surgery