Funding for this research was provided by:
Arthritis Foundation (innovative research grant)
CARRA (publication grant)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-07-15
Received: 30 April 2019
Accepted: 8 July 2019
First Online: 15 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Each participating site (n = 10) obtained institutional Review Board (Ethics committee) approval for both the study itself and the informed consent form, which included our intent to publish the results of the study and measures to protect confidentiality. Informed consent/assent was obtained per site protocol, and no compensation was given to participants. The written consent form was signed by either the patient, or by the patient’s parent/guardian with written or verbal assent of the patient as appropriate for age. Data identified only by subject number were analyzed at Hackensack University Medical Center, the coordinating center, under ethics approval number for Pro00001481.
: Included in parent/patient consent for study.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.