Gender difference in authorship of clinical practice guidelines and position statements in endocrinology

  • A. MantovaniEmail author
  • F. Sartori
Letter to the Editor


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Conflict of interest

The authors have no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Ethical approval

The local ethics committee approved the study protocol.

Informed consent

The ethics committee exempted our research from the informed consent requirement.


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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of MedicineUniversity and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria IntegrataVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Section of Internal Medicine, Department of MedicineAzienda Socio-Sanitaria Territoriale Di MantovaMantuaItaly

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