Funding for this research was provided by:
Health and Family Planning Committee of Pudong New Area (PWZ zb2017-10)
Received: 17 July 2020
Accepted: 27 September 2020
First Online: 12 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval and written consent were not available because this was a retrospective multicenter investigation, which is not designed before the first case, and the data were analyzed 2 months before we prepared this manuscript. The procedures are not novel, but this is the first multicenter and large sample investigation of ESR for ventral hernia from China.
: Not Applicable.
: All authors, RT, HJ, WW, TW, XM, GL, [XC]1, JL, [XC]2, XS, NL and NW, have no competing interests and no financial ties to disclose.&&& [XC]1 and [XC]2, with [XC]1 corresponding to [Xiaoyan Cai] and [XC]2 corresponding to [Xijun Cui].