Accepted for Publication: March 30, 2011.
Author Contributions: Ms Schaarschmidt and Dr Schmieder contributed equally to this study. Ms Schaarschmidt; Drs Schmieder, Terris, and Peitsch; and Mr Umar had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Schaarschmidt, Schmieder, Umar, Terris, Goerdt, and Peitsch. Acquisition of data: Schaarschmidt, Schmieder, Umar, Terris, and Peitsch. Analysis and interpretation of data: Schaarschmidt, Schmieder, Umar, Terris, Goebeler, and Peitsch. Drafting of the manuscript: Schaarschmidt, Schmieder, and Terris. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Umar, Terris, Goebeler, Goerdt, and Peitsch. Statistical analysis: Schaarschmidt, Umar, and Terris. Administrative, technical, and material support: Umar and Terris. Study supervision: Terris, Goebeler, Goerdt, and Peitsch.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Additional Contributions: Anette Oberst (Department of Dermatology, University Medical Centre Mannheim) assisted with documentation, and the physicians and nursing staff from the Department of Dermatology of the University Medical Centre Mannheim provided support with patient recruitment.