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Comment & Response
March 2016

Incomplete Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • 2Surgical Microbiology Research Laboratory, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • 3Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, England
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(3):297. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5462

To the Editor We want to report incomplete potential conflict of interest disclosures for the Original Investigation entitled, “Evidence for a Standardized Preadmission Showering Regimen to Achieve Maximal Antiseptic Skin Surface Concentrations of Chlorhexidine Gluconate, 4%, in Surgical Patients,”1 which was published online in JAMA Surgery on August 26, 2015, and in the November 2015 print issue. At the time of publication, the article included the following conflict of interest disclosure: “Drs Edmiston and Seabrook report receiving grant support from Clorox Healthcare.” The article also includes this Funding/Support statement: “The study was supported in part by an unrestricted grant from Clorox Healthcare (Drs Edmiston and Seabrook).” However, we failed to report the following potential conflicts of interest.

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