Author Contributions: Dr Suarez-Almazor had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Lopez-Olivo, Martinez-Lopez, Suarez-Almazor.
Acquisition of data: Lopez-Olivo, Tayar, Martinez-Lopez, Pollono, Cueto, Gonzales-Crespo, Fulton.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Lopez-Olivo, Tayar, Martinez-Lopez, Gonzales-Crespo, Suarez-Almazor.
Drafting of the manuscript: Lopez-Olivo, Tayar, Cueto, Gonzales-Crespo.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Lopez-Olivo, Tayar, Martinez-Lopez, Pollono, Cueto, Gonzales-Crespo, Fulton, Suarez-Almazor.
Statistical analysis: Lopez-Olivo, Martinez-Lopez.
Obtained funding: Cueto, Suarez-Almazor.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Martinez-Lopez, Pollono, Cueto, Fulton.
Study supervision: Lopez-Olivo, Tayar, Suarez-Almazor.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: This study was not funded or supported by any organization. Dr Suarez-Almazor has a K24 career award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (grant AR053593).
Role of the Sponsor: No sponsors were involved in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Online-Only Material: The Author Audio Interview is available here.
Additional Contributions: We are grateful to Hong Zhang, PhD, statistician at the Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, for her assistance with deduplication of the data, κ calculation, and invaluable feedback on the meta-analytic techniques used for the analysis. Dr Zhang did not receive any compensation for her contributions.