Accepted for Publication: May 30, 2014.
Published Online: September 8, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.1218.
Study concept and design: Fritz, Hogan, Al-Zubeidi, Burnham, Fraser.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Fritz, Hogan, Singh, Thompson, Wallace, Whitney, Burnham, Fraser.
Drafting of the manuscript: Fritz, Hogan, Whitney, Al-Zubeidi, Burnham, Fraser.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Fritz, Hogan, Singh, Thompson, Wallace, Burnham, Fraser.
Statistical analysis: Fritz, Hogan, Singh, Thompson, Wallace, Whitney, Fraser.
Obtained funding: Fritz, Fraser.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Fritz, Wallace, Whitney, Burnham, Fraser.
Study supervision: Fritz, Burnham, Fraser.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Funding for this project was provided by the Children’s Discovery Institute of Washington University and St Louis Children’s Hospital; National Institutes of Health grants K23-AI091690 and UL1-TR000448; and grant R01-HS021736 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding agencies 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.
Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Additional Contributions: We appreciate assistance in patient recruitment by Rachel Orscheln, MD, Lisa Robertson, RN, Carol Patrick, Jeffrey Wang, J. Christian Lukas, Mary Boyle, RN, MSN, Madeline Martin, RN, BSN, Jennifer Seigel, RN, PNP, and the SLCH Pediatric Ambulatory Wound Service, and Jane Garbutt, MB, ChB, and the physicians and staff of the participating Washington University Pediatric and Adolescent Ambulatory Research Consortium practices, including Mercy Pediatrics–Union and Washington, Johnson Pediatric Center, Heartland Pediatrics, Forest Park Pediatrics, Tots Thru Teens, Pediatric Healthcare Unlimited, Northwest Pediatrics–St Charles, Fenton Pediatrics, LLC, and Southwest Pediatrics. We thank Melanie Sullivan, MT, ASCP, for assistance with molecular typing of the S aureus isolates and the SLCH clinical microbiology laboratory technologists for procuring participants’ clinical isolates. We also thank Michael Talcott, DVM, and Mary Ellenberger, DVM, MS, for providing training in animal culturing, Sarah Gehlert, PhD, for assistance with study design, and David Hunstad, MD, for thoughtful review of the manuscript. These individuals and entities did not receive financial compensation for their contributions.