Accepted for Publication: April 15, 2014.
Published Online: November 12, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2025.
Study concept and design: Bhak, Wininger, Johnson, Ballard.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Bhak, Wininger, Messina, Ballard.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Bhak, Wininger, Johnson, Ballard.
Obtained funding: Johnson, Lederle.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Johnson, Lederle.
Study supervision: Wininger, Johnson, Ballard.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was conducted by the Cooperative Studies Program, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, with funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additional support for this analysis was through the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Research and Education Foundation.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: Employees of and investigative sites funded by the sponsor (Cooperative Studies Program) had a 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.
Group Information: The Aneurysm Detection and Management (ADAM) Study investigators include Frank A. Lederle, MD, Samuel E. Wilson, MD, Gary R. Johnson, MS, Donovan B. Reinke, MD, Fred N. Littooy, MD, Charles W. Acher, MD, David J. Ballard, MD, MSPH, PhD, Louis M. Messina, MD, Ian L. Gordon, MD, Edmund P. Chute, MD, William C. Krupski, MD, Steven J. Busuttil, MD, Gary W. Barone, MD, Steven Sparks, MD, Linda M. Graham, MD, Joseph H. Rapp, MD, Michel S. Makaroun, MD, Gregory L. Moneta, MD, Robert A. Cambria, MD, Raymond G. Makhoul, MD, Darwin Eton, MD, Howard J. Ansel, MD, Julie A. Freischlag, MD, and Dennis Bandyk, MD. A complete listing of the members of the ADAM Study group (investigators, ultrasonographers, program site personnel, and monitoring and administrative committees) appears in the eAppendix in the Supplement.
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