Accepted for Publication: August 6, 2013.
Published Online: December 2, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.4672.
Study concept and design: Beslow, Hillis, Jordan.
Acquisition of data: Beslow, Ichord, Gindville, Kleinman, Bastian, Smith, Licht, Jordan.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Beslow, Jordan.
Drafting of the manuscript: Beslow, Jordan.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Jordan.
Obtained funding: Jordan.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Gindville, Bastian.
Study supervision: Jordan.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Ichord is a member of the Clinical Event Committee for the Berlin Heart EXCOR Pediatric IDE trial.
Funding/Support: Dr Beslow was supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants K12-NS049453 and T32-NS007413 and the L. Morton Morley Funds of The Philadelphia Foundation. Dr Ichord was supported by NIH grants R01-NS050488 and K23-NS062110. Dr Licht was supported by NIH grant R01-NS072338 and the June and Steve Wolfson Family Fund for Neurological Research. Dr Smith was supported by NIH grant K12-NS049453. Dr Jordan was supported by NIH grant K23-NS062110. Dr Hillis was supported by NIH grants R01 NS047691 and R01 DC05375.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding agencies had no role in design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.