About the Authors

Pedro Cahn

Affiliation Fundacion Huesped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Julio Montaner

Affiliation University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Patrice Junod

Affiliation Clinique Médicale du Quartier Latin, Montréal, Canada

Patricia Patterson

Affiliation Fundacion Huesped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alejandro Krolewiecki

Affiliation Fundacion Huesped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jaime Andrade-Villanueva

Affiliation Antiguo Hospital Civil de Guadalajara “Fray Antonio Alcalde”, CUCS, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Isabel Cassetti

Affiliation Helios Salud, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Juan Sierra-Madero

Affiliation Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, Mexico, Mexico

Arnaldo David Casiró

Affiliation Hospital General de Agudos Teodoro Alvarez, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Raul Bortolozzi

Affiliation División Estudios Clínicos, Centro Diagnóstico Médico de Alta Complejidad S.A. (CIBIC), Santa Fé, Argentina

Sergio Horacio Lupo

Affiliation Instituto CAICI, Santa Fé, Argentina

Nadia Longo

Affiliation JSS Medical Research, Westmount, Canada

Emmanouil Rampakakis

Affiliation JSS Medical Research, Westmount, Canada

Nabil Ackad

Affiliation Abbott Laboratories, Montréal, Canada

John S. Sampalis

jsampalis@jssresearch.com

Affiliations JSS Medical Research, Westmount, Canada, McGill University, Montréal, Canada

Competing Interests

NA is an Abbott employee, NL, ER and JSS are employees of JSS Medical Research, the CRO contracted by Abbott to conduct the study and perform the data analysis. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PC JM NA JSS. Performed the experiments: PC JM PJ PP AK JA-V IC JS-M ADC RB SHL. Analyzed the data: NL ER JSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PC JM PJ PP AK JA-V IC JS-M ADC RB SHL NA NL ER JSS. Wrote the paper: NL ER JSS. Manuscript Revision: PC JM PJ PP AK JA-V IC JS-M ADC RB SHL NL ER NA JSS. Obtained Funding: NA. Patient Recruitment: PC JM PJ PP AK JA-V IC JS-M ADC RB SHL.