About the Authors

Linda E. Flinterman

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Astrid van Hylckama Vlieg

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Suzanne C. Cannegieter

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Frits R. Rosendaal

f.r.rosendaal@lumc.nl

Affiliations Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, Department of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LEF AvH SCC FRR. Performed the experiments: LEF. Analyzed the data: LEF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AvH SCC FRR. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LEF. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LEF AvH SCC FRR. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LEF AvH SCC FRR. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: LEF AvH SCC FRR. Final approval of the manuscript to be published: AvH SCC FRR.