Submitted for Publication: May 28, 2014; final revision received October 1, 2014; accepted October 16, 2014.
Published Online: December 4, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.3041.
Study concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: von Sass, Chaker.
Drafting of the manuscript: von Sass, Chaker.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: von Sass, Chaker.
Obtained funding: Schipper, Chaker.
Administrative, technical, or material support: von Sass, Scheckenbach, Klenzner, Wagenmann, Chaker.
Study supervision: von Sass, Klenzner, Schipper, Chaker.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Wagenmann has given lectures sponsored by Allergopharma, ALK-Abello, Bencard, HAL Allergy, and Meda and has received grant support or consultant arrangements with Allergopharma, ALK-Abello, Bionorica, and HAL Allergy. Dr Chaker has given lectures sponsored by GSK and has received grant support or consultant arrangements with Allergopharma, ALK-Abello, Stallergenes, HAL Allergy, Mundipharma, Zeller AG, and Novartis Pharma AG. No other disclosures are reported.
Funding/Support: Student’s Interactive Skull-Base Trainer (SISTer) was funded by the e-learning initiative HeinEcomp of the medical faculty of Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding source 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.
Additional Contributions: Christian Babel, Thomas Baehring, and Beate Meinert (HeinEcomp), all of Medical Faculty of Heinrich Heine University, provided technical assistance. Bernd Turowski, MD, Department of Neuroradiology, and Daniel Hänggi, Department of Neurosurgery, Heinrich Heine University, provided support when setting up SISTer. Michael Hemming, Munich, Germany, critically reviewed the manuscript. Alexandra Hesse, and Pascal Berberat, MD, Medical Faculty of Technische Universität München, helped with lost literature and provided helpful discussions, respectively. No compensation was granted for assistance.