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About This Journal The Key and Critical Objectives of JAMA Key Objective To promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health Critical Objectives To maintain the highest standards of editorial integrity independent of any special interests To publish original, important, well-documented, peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of medical topics To provide physicians with continuing education in basic and clinical science to support informed clinical decisions To enable physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of medicine, including developments in fields other than their own To improve health and health care internationally by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research To foster responsible and balanced debate on issues that affect medicine and health care To anticipate important issues and trends in medicine and health care To inform readers about nonclinical aspects of medicine and public health, including the political, philosophic, ethical, legal, environmental, economic, historical, and cultural To recognize that, in addition to these specific objectives, THE JOURNAL has a social responsibility to improve the total human condition and to promote the integrity of science To achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism and to produce a publication that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read Editorial staff EDITOR IN CHIEF Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH Executive Deputy Editor: Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA Deputy Editors: Richard M. Glass, MD, Drummond Rennie, MD, Margaret A. Winker, MD Managing Deputy Editor: Annette Flanagin Senior Contributing Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD Senior Editors: Robert M. Golub, MD, Ronna Henry, MD Associate Senior Editor: Roxanne K. Young Contributing Editors: Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, Helene M. Cole, MD, Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, David S. Cooper, MD, J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, Edward H. Livingston, MD, David H. Mark, MD, MPH, Mary McGrae McDermott, MD, Robert A. McNutt, MD, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, Jeanette M. Smith, MD, Janet M. Torpy, MD, John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH, Jody W. Zylke, MD Statistical Editor: Naomi Vaisrub, PhD Associate Editor: Charlene Breedlove Fishbein Fellow: Huan J. Chang, MD, MPH Contributing Writers: Christine K. Cassel, MD, Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD, Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, LLD, Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, Howard Markel, MD, PhD, Bruce M. Psaty, MD, PhD, Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH Medical News & Perspectives: Joan Stephenson, PhD (editor); Bridget M. Kuehn, Mike Mitka (senior staff writers); Rebecca Voelker (associate managing editor) Assistant Editors: Carrie Butt, Angela Grayson, Jennifer Reiling Administration: Marla A. Hall (director); Gloria Tate (supervisor); Deanna M. Willis (staff assistant) Manuscript Editing: Stacy L. Christiansen (director); Coleen Adamson, Joy K. Jaeger, Phil Sefton, Heather A. Shebel, Kristine B. Simmons, Beverly Stewart (senior manuscript editors); Kim S. P. Campbell; Cara Wallace (freelance manuscript editor) Editorial Graphics: Cassio Lynm, Alison E. Burke (senior medical illustrators); David Song (editorial assistant) Electronic Media: Michelle Kurzynski (director, development and design); Christopher Hastings, Peter Kim, Craig McCaffrey (developers/designers); Reuben Rios (Web administrative assistant) Editorial Assistants: Mary Cannon, Susan Collister, Carmina Conley, Dawn Cortez, Cheryl Dixon, Audrey Forman, Gwenn Gregg, Lisa Hardin, Rachell M. Lozano, Rosa E. Miranda, Lupe Morales, Ethel Pinkston Workflow and Content Management Systems: Larry Bryant (director); Paul Frank (systems administrator); Monica Mungle (editorial systems manager); J.D. Neff (associate developer) Editorial Systems and Administration: Elaine Williams (director); Gale Saulsberry (database specialist); Lenette Gardner-Gullens (electronic input supervisor); Fanny L. Brown, Celina Canchola (electronic input specialists) Editorial Counsel: Joseph P. Thornton, JD Survey Research Specialist: Joseph S. Wislar JAMA/Archives Media Relations: Jann Ingmire (director); Jim Michalski, Cindy Kuzma, Daisy Franco Editors of International Editions: Bassel Atallah, MD, Middle East; Ivan Vidmar, MD, Slovenia Editorial board Daniel M. Albert, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin Editor, Archives of Ophthalmology Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, Massachusetts Philip Cagle, MD, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas Cyril Chantler, MD, FRCP, London, United Kingdom Joseph T. Coyle, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Editor, Archives of General Psychiatry Laura K. DeLong, MD, MPH, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Ronald G. Evens, MD, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri Julie Freischlag, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Editor, Archives of Surgery Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Michael M. E. Johns, MD, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Robert P. Kelch, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Wayne F. Larrabee Jr, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Editor, Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey Paul A. Levine, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Editor, Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland C. David Naylor, MD, DPhil, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada June E. Osborn, MD, Josiah Macy, Jr Foundation, President Emerita, Falls Church, Virginia Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California Editor, Archives of Internal Medicine Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey Povl Riis, MD, DSCI, DHC, Professor of Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Editor, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine June K. Robinson, MD, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Editor, Archives of Dermatology Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas Editor, Archives of Neurology Journal oversight committee Jordan J. Cohen, MD (chair), George Washington University, Washington, DC Karen Antman, MD, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts Kathleen Case, patientINFORM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Steven L. Kanter, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Robert A. Musacchio, PhD, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona Former editors Nathan S. Davis, MD (1883-1888) John B. Hamilton, MD (1889, 1893-1898) John H. Hollister, MD (1889-1891) James C. Culbertson, MD (1891-1893) Truman W. Miller, MD (1899) George H. Simmons, MD (1899-1924) Morris Fishbein, MD (1924-1949) Austin Smith, MD (1949-1958) Johnson F. Hammond, MD (1958-1959) John H. Talbott, MD (1959-1969) Hugh H. Hussey, MD (1970-1973) Robert H. Moser, MD (1973-1975) William R. Barclay, MD (1975-1982) George D. Lundberg, MD (1982-1999) Publishing and business staff SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS Vice President, Interim Publisher: Elizabeth Jones Advertising sales and marketing Division Director: Jeffery J. Bonistalli Phone: (312) 464-2551 jeff.bonistalli@ama-assn.org Manager: Kathy Russell Staff: Mirna Monal Sales Representatives: Maureen A. Reichert Phone: (973) 263-9191 ext 226 maureen.reichert@ama-assn.org Nancy E. Souza Phone: (973) 263-9191 ext 209 nancy.souza@ama-assn.org Advertising Sales, Marketing and Research Director: Mark Thornbury Phone: (973) 263-9191 ext 212 mark.thornbury@ama-assn.org Reprint Communications Director: Mark Kuhns Phone: (312) 464-0776 mark.kuhns@ama-assn.org Sales Representative: Susan Lovenberg Phone: (973) 263-9191 ext 218 sue.lovenberg@ama-assn.org Classified Advertising/Circulation Promotion Assistant Publisher, Director: Geoffrey Flick Phone: (312) 464-2464 geoffrey.flick@ama-assn.org Sales Manager: Thalia Moss Phone: (312) 464-4169 thalia.moss@ama-assn.org Staff: Michelle Sharpe Sales Representatives: Rachelle Brooks Phone: (312) 464-2490 rachelle.brooks@ama-assn.org Tem Harrier Phone: (312) 464-2491 tem.harrier@ama-assn.org Journal sales and online business Worldwide Sales Director: Vida Damijonaitis Phone: +1 (312) 464-4766 vida.damijonaitis@ama-assn.org Regional Managers: Saskia Bolore, Americas Phone: +1 (312) 464-4371 saskia.bolore@ama-assn.org Gretchen Linder, Europe/Middle East/Africa Phone: +1 (312) 464-2543 gretchen.linder@ama-assn.org Jeremy Nielsen, Asia/Pacific Phone: +1 (312) 464-2449 jeremy.nielsen@ama-assn.org Sales Representatives: Rebecca Haas Phone: +1 (312) 464-2452 becky.haas@ama-assn.org Christine Hearne Phone: +1 (312) 464-2524 christine.hearne@ama-assn.org Marketing and Product Development Manager: Elizabeth Solaro Phone: +1 (312) 464-4812 elizabeth.solaro@ama-assn.org Staff: Sara Nicholson Phone: +1 (312) 464-2453 sara.nicholson@ama-assn.org Millette Jackson-Bates Phone: +1 (312) 464-4868 millette.jackson-bates@ama-assn.org Online Advertising Sales Representative: R. J. Lewis, E-Healthcaresolutions Phone: (609) 882-8887 rlewis@e-healthcaresolutions.com Business operations Vice President: Vanessa Hayden Directors: Karen Adams-Taylor, Susana Eloy de Vitale, Ryan Patella, Sue Sherrill Managers: David Antos, Jayita Bhattacharya, Karen Branham, Suzanne J. Bukovsky, Debbie Camp, Susan Chiara, Lydia Cruz, Diane Darnell, Karl Elvin, Mary Ellen Johnston, Michael McGraw, Chris Meyer, Sean O’Donnell, Sean Ohlson, Phil O'Leary, Susan Price, Stacy Tucker Advertising and Production Services: Karen Allbright, Bernadette Bauer, Rhonda Bailey Brown, Euwanaha Joiner-Smith, Brian McCartney, John Pantlind, Cindy Rendlen, Denise Steinhauser, Ellen Yoshihara Circulation Services: Julie Burton, Michael Deegan, Donovan Hanson, Erin Hinchliff, Noemi Olmo, Kathryn Osten Composition and New Media: Gail Barrett, Regina Brownlee, Brenda Chandler-Grayer, Scott Curl, Amy Evers, Teri Hutchison, Mary Ann Kuranda, Joshua Lampinen, Fred Marshall, Patricia E. 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JAMA , Volume 303 (2) – Jan 13, 2010

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
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10.1001/jama.303.2.103
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The Key and Critical Objectives of JAMA Key Objective To promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health Critical Objectives To maintain the highest standards of editorial integrity independent of any special interests To publish original, important, well-documented, peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of medical topics To provide physicians with continuing education in basic and clinical science to support informed clinical decisions To enable physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of medicine, including developments in fields other than their own To improve health and health care internationally by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research To foster responsible and balanced debate on issues that affect medicine and health care To anticipate important issues and trends in medicine and health care To inform readers about nonclinical aspects of medicine and public health, including the political, philosophic, ethical, legal, environmental, economic, historical, and cultural To recognize that, in addition to these specific objectives, THE JOURNAL has a social responsibility to improve the total human condition and to promote the integrity of science To achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism and to produce a publication that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read Editorial staff EDITOR IN CHIEF Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH Executive Deputy Editor: Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA Deputy Editors: Richard M. Glass, MD, Drummond Rennie, MD, Margaret A. Winker, MD Managing Deputy Editor: Annette Flanagin Senior Contributing Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD Senior Editors: Robert M. Golub, MD, Ronna Henry, MD Associate Senior Editor: Roxanne K. Young Contributing Editors: Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, Helene M. Cole, MD, Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, David S. Cooper, MD, J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, Edward H. Livingston, MD, David H. Mark, MD, MPH, Mary McGrae McDermott, MD, Robert A. McNutt, MD, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, Jeanette M. Smith, MD, Janet M. Torpy, MD, John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH, Jody W. Zylke, MD Statistical Editor: Naomi Vaisrub, PhD Associate Editor: Charlene Breedlove Fishbein Fellow: Huan J. Chang, MD, MPH Contributing Writers: Christine K. Cassel, MD, Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD, Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, LLD, Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, Howard Markel, MD, PhD, Bruce M. Psaty, MD, PhD, Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH Medical News & Perspectives: Joan Stephenson, PhD (editor); Bridget M. Kuehn, Mike Mitka (senior staff writers); Rebecca Voelker (associate managing editor) Assistant Editors: Carrie Butt, Angela Grayson, Jennifer Reiling Administration: Marla A. Hall (director); Gloria Tate (supervisor); Deanna M. Willis (staff assistant) Manuscript Editing: Stacy L. Christiansen (director); Coleen Adamson, Joy K. Jaeger, Phil Sefton, Heather A. Shebel, Kristine B. Simmons, Beverly Stewart (senior manuscript editors); Kim S. P. Campbell; Cara Wallace (freelance manuscript editor) Editorial Graphics: Cassio Lynm, Alison E. Burke (senior medical illustrators); David Song (editorial assistant) Electronic Media: Michelle Kurzynski (director, development and design); Christopher Hastings, Peter Kim, Craig McCaffrey (developers/designers); Reuben Rios (Web administrative assistant) Editorial Assistants: Mary Cannon, Susan Collister, Carmina Conley, Dawn Cortez, Cheryl Dixon, Audrey Forman, Gwenn Gregg, Lisa Hardin, Rachell M. Lozano, Rosa E. Miranda, Lupe Morales, Ethel Pinkston Workflow and Content Management Systems: Larry Bryant (director); Paul Frank (systems administrator); Monica Mungle (editorial systems manager); J.D. Neff (associate developer) Editorial Systems and Administration: Elaine Williams (director); Gale Saulsberry (database specialist); Lenette Gardner-Gullens (electronic input supervisor); Fanny L. Brown, Celina Canchola (electronic input specialists) Editorial Counsel: Joseph P. Thornton, JD Survey Research Specialist: Joseph S. Wislar JAMA/Archives Media Relations: Jann Ingmire (director); Jim Michalski, Cindy Kuzma, Daisy Franco Editors of International Editions: Bassel Atallah, MD, Middle East; Ivan Vidmar, MD, Slovenia Editorial board Daniel M. Albert, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin Editor, Archives of Ophthalmology Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, Massachusetts Philip Cagle, MD, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas Cyril Chantler, MD, FRCP, London, United Kingdom Joseph T. Coyle, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Editor, Archives of General Psychiatry Laura K. DeLong, MD, MPH, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Ronald G. Evens, MD, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri Julie Freischlag, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Editor, Archives of Surgery Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Michael M. E. Johns, MD, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Robert P. Kelch, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Wayne F. Larrabee Jr, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Editor, Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey Paul A. Levine, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Editor, Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland C. David Naylor, MD, DPhil, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada June E. Osborn, MD, Josiah Macy, Jr Foundation, President Emerita, Falls Church, Virginia Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California Editor, Archives of Internal Medicine Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey Povl Riis, MD, DSCI, DHC, Professor of Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Editor, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine June K. Robinson, MD, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Editor, Archives of Dermatology Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas Editor, Archives of Neurology Journal oversight committee Jordan J. Cohen, MD (chair), George Washington University, Washington, DC Karen Antman, MD, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts Kathleen Case, patientINFORM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Steven L. Kanter, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Robert A. Musacchio, PhD, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona Former editors Nathan S. Davis, MD (1883-1888) John B. Hamilton, MD (1889, 1893-1898) John H. Hollister, MD (1889-1891) James C. Culbertson, MD (1891-1893) Truman W. Miller, MD (1899) George H. Simmons, MD (1899-1924) Morris Fishbein, MD (1924-1949) Austin Smith, MD (1949-1958) Johnson F. Hammond, MD (1958-1959) John H. Talbott, MD (1959-1969) Hugh H. Hussey, MD (1970-1973) Robert H. Moser, MD (1973-1975) William R. Barclay, MD (1975-1982) George D. Lundberg, MD (1982-1999) Publishing and business staff SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS Vice President, Interim Publisher: Elizabeth Jones Advertising sales and marketing Division Director: Jeffery J. Bonistalli Phone: (312) 464-2551 jeff.bonistalli@ama-assn.org Manager: Kathy Russell Staff: Mirna Monal Sales Representatives: Maureen A. Reichert Phone: (973) 263-9191 ext 226 maureen.reichert@ama-assn.org Nancy E. Souza Phone: (973) 263-9191 ext 209 nancy.souza@ama-assn.org Advertising Sales, Marketing and Research Director: Mark Thornbury Phone: (973) 263-9191 ext 212 mark.thornbury@ama-assn.org Reprint Communications Director: Mark Kuhns Phone: (312) 464-0776 mark.kuhns@ama-assn.org Sales Representative: Susan Lovenberg Phone: (973) 263-9191 ext 218 sue.lovenberg@ama-assn.org Classified Advertising/Circulation Promotion Assistant Publisher, Director: Geoffrey Flick Phone: (312) 464-2464 geoffrey.flick@ama-assn.org Sales Manager: Thalia Moss Phone: (312) 464-4169 thalia.moss@ama-assn.org Staff: Michelle Sharpe Sales Representatives: Rachelle Brooks Phone: (312) 464-2490 rachelle.brooks@ama-assn.org Tem Harrier Phone: (312) 464-2491 tem.harrier@ama-assn.org Journal sales and online business Worldwide Sales Director: Vida Damijonaitis Phone: +1 (312) 464-4766 vida.damijonaitis@ama-assn.org Regional Managers: Saskia Bolore, Americas Phone: +1 (312) 464-4371 saskia.bolore@ama-assn.org Gretchen Linder, Europe/Middle East/Africa Phone: +1 (312) 464-2543 gretchen.linder@ama-assn.org Jeremy Nielsen, Asia/Pacific Phone: +1 (312) 464-2449 jeremy.nielsen@ama-assn.org Sales Representatives: Rebecca Haas Phone: +1 (312) 464-2452 becky.haas@ama-assn.org Christine Hearne Phone: +1 (312) 464-2524 christine.hearne@ama-assn.org Marketing and Product Development Manager: Elizabeth Solaro Phone: +1 (312) 464-4812 elizabeth.solaro@ama-assn.org Staff: Sara Nicholson Phone: +1 (312) 464-2453 sara.nicholson@ama-assn.org Millette Jackson-Bates Phone: +1 (312) 464-4868 millette.jackson-bates@ama-assn.org Online Advertising Sales Representative: R. J. Lewis, E-Healthcaresolutions Phone: (609) 882-8887 rlewis@e-healthcaresolutions.com Business operations Vice President: Vanessa Hayden Directors: Karen Adams-Taylor, Susana Eloy de Vitale, Ryan Patella, Sue Sherrill Managers: David Antos, Jayita Bhattacharya, Karen Branham, Suzanne J. Bukovsky, Debbie Camp, Susan Chiara, Lydia Cruz, Diane Darnell, Karl Elvin, Mary Ellen Johnston, Michael McGraw, Chris Meyer, Sean O’Donnell, Sean Ohlson, Phil O'Leary, Susan Price, Stacy Tucker Advertising and Production Services: Karen Allbright, Bernadette Bauer, Rhonda Bailey Brown, Euwanaha Joiner-Smith, Brian McCartney, John Pantlind, Cindy Rendlen, Denise Steinhauser, Ellen Yoshihara Circulation Services: Julie Burton, Michael Deegan, Donovan Hanson, Erin Hinchliff, Noemi Olmo, Kathryn Osten Composition and New Media: Gail Barrett, Regina Brownlee, Brenda Chandler-Grayer, Scott Curl, Amy Evers, Teri Hutchison, Mary Ann Kuranda, Joshua Lampinen, Fred Marshall, Patricia E. Panek, La'son Diggs Sledge, George Thomson Graphics: Joe Amft, Maria Duda, Fred Furtner, Carolyn Hall, Maria Kowalkowski Proofreading: Carol Joy Farrell, Daniel James, Judith A. Literskis, Teresa H. Omiotek, Barbara Wojtowicz, Agnes A. Zarkadas Ama executives and trustees Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer: Michael D. Maves, MD, MBA Chief Operating Officer: Bernard L. Hengesbaugh Senior Vice President, Publishing and Business Services: Robert A. Musacchio, PhD President: J. James Rohack, MD President-Elect: Cecil B. Wilson, MD Immediate Past President: Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD Secretary: Joseph P. Annis, MD Speaker, House of Delegates: Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD Vice-Speaker, House of Delegates: Andrew W. Gurman, MD Trustees: Raj Ambay, MD, DDS; Joseph P. Annis, MD; David O. Barbe, MD; Peter W. Carmel, MD; William A. Dolan, MD; Andrew W. Gurman, MD; William A. Hazel Jr, MD; Cyril M. Hetsko, MD; Joseph M. Heyman, MD (immediate past chair); Ardis D. Hoven, MD (chair-elect); Christopher K. Kay; Edward L. Langston, MD; Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD; Justin B. Mahida; Mary Anne McCaffree, MD; Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD; Rebecca J. Patchin, MD (chair); J. James Rohack, MD; Steven J. Stack, MD; Robert M. Wah, MD; Cecil B. Wilson, MD

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