Published Online: January 12, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6930.
Study concept and design: Fraser, Shariff, Garg.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Fraser.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Liu, Naylor, Hwang, Dixon, Shariff, Garg.
Statistical analysis: Liu, Hwang, Dixon, Shariff.
Obtained funding: Garg.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Fraser, Naylor, Garg.
Study supervision: Shariff.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Garg reports receiving an investigator-initiated grant from Astellas and Roche to support a Canadian Institutes of Health Research study in living kidney donors, and that his institution received unrestricted research funding from Pfizer. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Western Site. ICES is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The ICES Western Site is funded by an operating grant from the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario, the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, and the Lawson Health Research Institute.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding sources 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.
Disclaimer: The study design and conduct, opinions, results, and conclusions in this article are those of the authors and are independent of the funding sources.