Published Online: June 30, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2903.
Study concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Stepanova, Younossi.
Drafting of the manuscript: Stepanova, Saab, Venkatesan, Younossi,
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Stepanova, Younossi.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Wai.
Study supervision: Saab, Venkatesan.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by the Liver Outcomes Research Fund and The Beatty Liver and Obesity Fund from Inova Health System, Falls Church, Virginia.
Role of the Sponsors: The data reported herein have been supplied by the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation as the contractor for the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The interpretation and reporting of these data are the responsibility of the authors and in no way should be seen as an official policy of or interpretation by the SRTR or the US Government.
Previous Presentation: The data were partially presented as a poster at 2014 Digestive Disease Week 2014; May 3, 2014; Chicago, Illinois.