Accepted for Publication: February 13, 2013.
Published Online: August 21, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2514.
Acquisition of data: Bradley, DuBose, Shrestha, Okoye, Inaba, Bee, Fabian, Whelan, Ivatury.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Bradley, DuBose, Okoye, Inaba.
Drafting of the manuscript: Bradley, DuBose, Okoye.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bradley, DuBose, Scalea, Holcomb, Shrestha, Inaba, Bee, Fabian, Whelan, Ivatury.
Statistical analysis: Bradley, DuBose, Okoye.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Bradley, DuBose, Scalea.
Study supervision: DuBose, Scalea, Holcomb.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Group Information: The AAST Open Abdomen Study Group members were Binod Shrestha, MD, and John B. Holcomb, MD, University of Texas Houston Medical Center, Houston; Kenji Inaba, MD, Obi Okoye, MD, and Agathoklis Konstantinidis, MD, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Hospital; Thomas M. Scalea, MD, Jay Menaker, MD, and Joseph J. DuBose, MD, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore; James F. Whelan, MD, Rao R. Ivatury, MD, and Stephanie R. Goldberg, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Martin D. Zielinski, MD, and Donald Jenkins, MD, Mayo Clinic Trauma Centers, Rochester, New York; Stephen Rowe, MD, Darrell Alley, MD, John Berne, MD, and LaDonna Allen, RN, East Texas Medical Center, Tyler; Paola G. Pieri, MD, and Starre Haney, RN, MS, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, Arizona; Jeffrey A. Claridge, MD, and Katherine Kelly, MD, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio; Tiffany K. Bee, MD, and Timothy C. Fabian, MD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis; Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD, and Jay Doucet, MD, University of California San Diego School of Medicine; Ben Coopwood, MD, David Keith, MD, and Carlos Brown, MD, University of Texas Southwestern–Austin, University Medical Center Brackenridge; James M. Haan, MD, and Jeanette Ward, BA, Via Christi Hospital, St Francis Campus, Wichita, Kansas; Stuart M. Leon, MD, Evert Eriksson, MD, and Debbie Couillard, RN, BSN, The Medical University of Southern Carolina, Charleston; and Marc A. de Moya, MD, and Gwendolyn M. van der Wilden, MSc, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
Additional Contributions: The AAST Open Abdomen Study group would like to sincerely thank the following individuals, without whom this study could not have been completed: Meghan Spencer, Rebecca Grace Lopez, MS4, Jinfeng Han, BSN, Judith S. Katzen, MS, RN, Terry Curry, RN, Sadia Ali, MPH, and Mary Waage.
Correction: This article was corrected on February 5, 2014, for a misspelling of the surname of an AAST Open Abdomen Study Group member in the Group Information section.