Submitted for Publication: April 7, 2013; final revision received August 17, 2013; accepted September 15, 2013.
Published Online: November 14, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.5669.
Study concept and design: DeConde, Sidell, Aghaloo, M. Lee, Tetradis, St John.
Acquisition of data: DeConde, M. K. Lee, Aghaloo.
Analysis and interpretation of data: DeConde, M. K. Lee, M. Lee, Tetradis, Low, Elashoff, Grogan, Sepahdari, St John.
Drafting of the manuscript: DeConde, Low, Grogan, St John.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: DeConde, M. K. Lee, Sidell, Aghaloo, M. Lee, Tetradis, Elashoff, Sepahdari, St John.
Statistical analysis: Low, Elashoff, Grogan.
Obtained funding: DeConde, Sidell, Aghaloo, M. Lee, St John.
Administrative, technical, and material support: DeConde, Aghaloo, M. Lee, St John.
Study supervision: DeConde, M. K. Lee, Sidell, Aghaloo, Tetradis, Sepahdari, St John.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by the International Association for Dental Research and the Academy of Osseointegration, a UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Transdisciplinary Cancer Research Grant, and by grant P30AG028748 from the National Institute on Aging. Statistical analysis was funded by grants UL1RR033176 and UL1TR000124 from the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Role of the Sponsors: 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 content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute on Aging or the National Institutes of Health.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting; September 9, 2012; Washington, DC.