Accepted for Publication: December 16, 2011.
Published Online: February 20, 2012. doi:10.1001 /archdermatol.2011.3362
Author Contributions: Drs Senet and Vicaut 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: Senet, Debure, Baudot, Vicaut, and Lok. Acquisition of data: Senet, Combemale, Machet, and Vicaut. Analysis and interpretation of data: Senet, Debure, Baudot, Aout, Vicaut, and Lok. Drafting of the manuscript: Senet and Vicaut. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Senet, Combemale, Debure, Baudot, Machet, Aout, Vicaut, and Lok. Statistical analysis: Aout and Vicaut. Obtained funding: Senet. Administrative, technical, and material support: Senet and Vicaut. Study supervision: Senet and Vicaut.
Group Information: We thank the members of the Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris for their inestimable technical support; Walid Makhlouf, MSc (Unité de Recherche Clinique); Philippe Moguelet, MD, for his help with histologic analysis; and the other investigators from the Angio-Dermatology Group of the French Society of Dermatology: Nathalie Beneton, MD, PhD; Sophie Blaise, MD; Guillaume Chaby, MD; Jacqueline Chevrant Breton, MD, PhD; Priscilla Carvalho, MD; Segolène Fays-Bouchon, MD; Juliette Fontaine, MD; Marie-Thérèse Leccia, MD, PhD; Laurence Le Cleach, MD; Annabelle Maruani, MD, PhD; Sylvie Meaume, MD; Philippe Modiano, MD, PhD; Géraldine Perceau, MD; Barbara Roth, MD; and François Truchetet, MD
Financial Disclosure: Drs Senet, Debure, Combemale, and Lok have received fees from Urgo Medical as investigators in clinical studies on venous ulcer dressings.
Funding/Support: This study was funded by grants from the Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, by the French Society of Dermatology, and by a research grant from Urgo Medical France in 2006.
Role of the Sponsors: The study sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.