Accepted for Publication: May 4, 2011.
Author Contributions: Dr Orr-Urtreger takes full responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Gan-Or, Giladi, and Orr-Urtreger. Acquisition of data: Gan-Or, Bar-Shira, Mirelman, Kedmi, Gurevich, Giladi, and Orr-Urtreger. Analysis and interpretation of data: Gan-Or, Dahary, and Orr-Urtreger. Drafting of the manuscript: Gan-Or and Orr-Urtreger. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bar-Shira, Dahary, Mirelman, Kedmi, Gurevich, Giladi, and Orr-Urtreger. Statistical analysis: Gan-Or, Dahary, Kedmi, and Orr-Urtreger. Obtained funding: Giladi and Orr-Urtreger. Administrative, technical, and material support: Mirelman, Gurevich, Giladi, and Orr-Urtreger. Study supervision: Bar-Shira, Giladi, and Orr-Urtreger.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by a Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Grant of Excellence, the Kahn Foundation, Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Health grant 3-4893, and Legacy Heritage Biomedical Science Partnership Program of the Israel Science Foundation grant 1922/08
Additional Contributions: We thank Mali Gana-Weisz, PhD, Idan Amshalom, BMedSci, and Liron Rozenkrantz, BA, for their assistance. This work was performed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a PhD degree of Mr Gan-Or, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.