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Supervising editors: Kathy N. Shaw, MD, MSCE; Michael L. Callaham, MD
Dr. Shaw and Dr. Callaham were the supervising editors on this article. Dr. Green did not participate in the editorial review or decision to publish this article.
Author contributions: SMG conceived and designed the study. The methodology was critiqued and revised with extensive input from MGR, BK, LB, DA, RDP, JEW, and GT. All authors reviewed and recoded their data to comply with study definitions, and before data analysis the study protocol was critiqued and refined by all authors. SMG performed the data analysis, and a writing committee composed of SMG, MGR, and BK then created the article. All authors critiqued the draft and there were substantial revisions. SMG takes responsibility for the paper as a whole.
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Publication date: Available online June 6, 2009.
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