Accepted for Publication: June 5, 2014.
Published Online: January 21, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1846.
Study concept and design: Tyson, Kendig, Cairns, Charles.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Tyson, Kendig, Mabedi, Charles.
Drafting of the manuscript: Tyson, Mabedi, Charles.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Tyson, Kendig, Cairns, Charles.
Statistical analysis: Tyson.
Obtained funding: Charles.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Tyson, Kendig, Mabedi, Cairns.
Study supervision: Charles.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center; the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Surgery; the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director; Fogarty International Center; Office of AIDS Research; National Cancer Center; National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute; and the NIH Office of Research for Women’s Health through the Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program Consortium comprising the University of North Carolina, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse College, and Tulane University (grant 1R25TW009340-01), the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Fogarty International Center of the NIH under Award K01TW009486.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.
Additional Contributions: We thank the staff of the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine for assistance with the statistical analysis. They were not compensated for their contributions.