Accepted for Publication: July 30, 2013.
Published Online: January 27, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.4580.
Study concept and design: DeSena, Graves, Greenberg.
Acquisition of data: All authors.
Analysis and interpretation of data: DeSena, Greenberg.
Drafting of the manuscript: DeSena.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Obtained funding: Greenberg.
Administrative, technical, or material support: DeSena, Greenberg.
Study supervision: All authors.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Funding for Dr DeSena’s fellowship was provided by the Transverse Myelitis Association. Dr Graves has consulted for Teva Pharmaceuticals and Bayer; has grants or grants pending from Novartis; and has received payment for or given lectures for Teva Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, Novartis, and Pfizer. Dr Greenberg has consulted for DioGenix, Elan, and Biogen Idec; has previously given expert testimony; has grants or grants pending from the Accelerated Cure Project, the Guthy Jackson Foundation, and Amplimmune; has received payment for or given lectures for the MSAA and Medilogix; and has stock/stock options with DioGenix. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by the Transverse Myelitis Association.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding source had no role in the 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.