Accepted for Publication: January 10, 2012.
Published Online: March 19, 2012. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.280
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Hoesly, Pace, West, and Alam. Acquisition of data: Hoesly, Borovicka, Gordon, Nardone, Pace, Ibrahim, Bolotin, and Alam. Analysis and interpretation of data: Hoesly, Holbrook, Warycha, Kwasny, West, and Alam. Drafting of the manuscript: Hoesly, Gordon, Holbrook, Ibrahim, West, and Alam. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Borovicka, Nardone, Pace, Bolotin, Warycha, Kwasny, West, and Alam. Statistical analysis: Kwasny. Obtained funding: West and Alam. Administrative, technical, and material support: Hoesly, Borovicka, Gordon, Nardone, Holbrook, Pace, Bolotin, Warycha, West, and Alam. Study supervision: West and Alam.
Financial Disclosure: Dr Alam has been principal investigator on research grants from Medicis and Allergan to Northwestern University. However, Dr Alam does not receive any remuneration directly or indirectly from these companies, nor does he receive any salary support or residuals into a research fund that he controls. Dr Alam receives book royalties of less than $5000 annually from Elsevier.
Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by 3M Company, the manufacturer of the device examined in this study. None of the investigators or authors received any direct support or payment in kind from 3M, which provided support to Northwestern University and not specifically to any of the authors or investigators.
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsor had no role in the design or conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.