Accepted for Publication: September 29, 2011.
Published Online: December 19, 2011. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.1895
Author Contributions: Drs Opletalová and Blaizot contributed equally to the work. Dr Dompmartin had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Blaizot, Creveuil, and Dompmartin. Acquisition of data: Opletalová, Chêne, Combemale, Laplaud, Sohyer-Lebreuilly, and Dompmartin. Analysis and interpretation of data: Opletalová, Blaizot, Mourgeon, Chêne, Creveuil, Laplaud, and Dompmartin. Drafting of the manuscript: Opletalová, Blaizot, Creveuil, and Dompmartin. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Opletalová, Blaizot, Mourgeon, Chêne, Creveuil, Combemale, Laplaud, Sohyer-Lebreuilly, and Dompmartin. Statistical analysis: Blaizot and Creveuil. Obtained funding: Dompmartin. Study supervision: Dompmartin.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was mainly supported by Clinical Research Hospital Program grant 050345/04-130 and partly supported by a grant from the French Society of Dermatology.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, or interpretation of data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: We are indebted to Wim Fleischmann, MD, for sharing his experience and his advice and to Sylvie Meaume, MD (president of the French Wound Healing Society), and Brigitte Dréno, MD, PhD (professor of dermatology in the Department of Dermatology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes, Nantes, France), for their advice. We thank the patients and their caregivers who participated in this study, as well as the secretaries in the Department of Dermatology who provided technical and administrative assistance. Valérie Fong-Constans, BS, CLS, medical writer, revised the manuscript.