Accepted for Publication: April 29, 2013.
Published Online: January 22, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3835.
Study concept and design: Hall, Berger, Dagher, Segev.
Acquisition of data: Hall, Boyarsky, Garonzik-Wang.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Hall, Deshpande, Dagher, Segev.
Drafting of the manuscript: Hall, Segev.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Hall, Garonzik-Wang, Dagher, Segev.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Boyarsky.
Study supervision: Segev.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This research was partially funded by National Institutes of Health training grant T32CA126607, Clinical and Laboratory Research Training for Surgical Oncologists.
Role of the Sponsor: The National Institutes of Health had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Previous Presentation: A preliminary version of this work was presented at the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium 2011; January 15, 2011; Fort Lauderdale, Florida.