Accepted for Publication: April 18, 2013.
Published Online: December 4, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2690.
Study concept and design: Kadera, Sunjaya, Isacoff, Tomlinson, Donald, Reber, Donahue.
Acquisition of data: Kadera, Sunjaya, Isacoff, Li, Dawson, Rochefort, Clerkin, Reber, Donahue.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Kadera, Sunjaya, Isacoff, Hines, Tomlinson, Dawson, Donald, Reber, Donahue.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kadera, Sunjaya, Li, Reber, Donahue.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Kadera, Isacoff, Hines, Tomlinson, Dawson, Rochefort, Donald, Clerkin, Reber, Donahue.
Statistical analysis: Kadera, Sunjaya, Donald, Donahue.
Obtained funding: Kadera.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Kadera, Sunjaya, Isacoff, Li, Dawson, Donald, Clerkin, Reber, Donahue.
Study supervision: Kadera, Isacoff, Hines, Reber, Donahue.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by the Gerald S. Levey Surgical Research Award and the David Geffen School of Medicine Short Term Training Program (University of California, Los Angeles). The monoclonal antibody developed by CPTC was obtained from the Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank developed under the auspices of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and maintained by the Department of Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding organizations had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association; February 19, 2013; Kauai, Hawaii.