Accepted for Publication: May 2, 2013.
Published Online: July 1, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8198.
Study concept and design: Virani, Landrum, Chen, Hertz, Petersen.
Acquisition of data: Woodard, Wang, Chitwood, Petersen.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Virani, Woodard, Wang, Landrum, Urech, Pietz, Chen, Murawsky, Ballantyne, Petersen.
Drafting of the manuscript: Virani, Chen, Hertz.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Virani, Woodard, Wang, Chitwood, Landrum, Urech, Pietz, Chen, Murawsky, Ballantyne, Petersen.
Statistical analysis: Virani, Wang, Pietz, Chen.
Obtained funding: Woodard, Murawsky, Petersen.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Chitwood, Landrum, Urech, Hertz, Murawsky.
Study supervision: Petersen.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Ballantyne reports receiving grant and research support from Abbott, Amarin, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Kowa, Merck, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi-Synthelabo, Takeda, National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association, and American Heart Association (all paid to the institution, not an individual); serving as a consultant for Abbott, Adnexus, Amarin, Amylin, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cerenis, Esperion, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Idera Pharma, Kowa, Merck, Novartis, Omthera, Resverlogix, Roche, Sanofi-Synthelabo, and Takeda; serving on the speakers bureau for Abbott and GlaxoSmithKline; and receiving honoraria from Abbott, Adnexus, Amarin, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cerenis, Esperion, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Idera Pharma, Kowa, Merck, Novartis, Omthera, Resverlogix, Roche, Sanofi-Synthelabo, and Takeda.
Funding/Support: Dr Virani is supported by a Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service Career Development Award. This work was also supported by a Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence grant and by a Veterans Affairs contract (project XVA 33-133).
Role of the Sponsors: The funding sources had no role in the design or conduct of the study; the collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; or the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Additional Contributions: Mark Kuebeler, MS, performed programming; Kerrie C. Jara, BA, provided editorial assistance; and David Ramsey, PhD, assisted with statistical analyses.