Submitted for Publication: May 8, 2014; final revision received August 2, 2014; accepted August 25, 2014.
Published Online: October 16, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.2435.
Study concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Noureldine, Genther, Agrawal, Tufano.
Drafting of the manuscript: Noureldine, Genther, Agrawal.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Noureldine, Genther.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Agrawal, Tufano.
Study supervision: Agrawal, Tufano.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Genther is supported in part by grant T32DC000027-24 from the National Institutes of Health.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding source 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.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented at the Second World Congress on Thyroid Cancer; July 12, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.