Author Contributions: Drs Moylan and Muir had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Moylan, Brady, Muir.
Acquisition of data: Moylan, Tuttle-Newhall.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Moylan, Johnson, Smith, Muir.
Drafting of the manuscript: Moylan, Muir.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Moylan, Brady, Johnson, Smith, Tuttle-Newhall, Muir.
Statistical analysis: Moylan, Johnson.
Obtained funding: Moylan, Muir.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Moylan, Tuttle-Newhall, Muir.
Study supervision: Moylan, Brady, Smith, Muir.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by grant 5T32-DK07568-17 from the National Institutes of Health.
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsor provided financial support for the study only and had no role in the design and conduct of the study, in the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the study, or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The Transplant and Waiting List Patient Information data reported herein have been supplied by the United Network for Organ Sharing as the contractor for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). 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 OPTN or the US government.
Previous Presentation: The data from this study were presented in part at Digestive Disease Week; May 20, 2007; Washington, DC.