2012 ANNUAL MEETING ABSTRACTS This booklet contains the abstracts for the Scientiﬁc Session papers as submitted by the authors. Abstracts are in presentation order by day and time. These abstracts are also available at www.ASSHAnnualMeeting.org.
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of Value — The authors of those presentations preceded by a ● have indicated that they have received something of value in the form of: research or institutional support, stock or stock options, equipment or services, paid travel, royalties or as a consultant or employee of a commercial company or institution related directly or indirectly to the subject of the presentation. ♦ Nothing of Value — The authors of those presentations preceded by a ♦ have indicated that they have not received anything of value in the form of: research or institutional support, stock or stock options, equipment or services, paid travel, royalties or as a consultant or employee of a commercial company or institution related directly or indirectly to the subject of the presentation. ▲ Documentation of FDA Status — The authors of those presentations preceded by a ▲ have indicated that the FDA has not cleared the listed pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices for the use described in this presentation or that the listed pharmaceuticals and/ or medical devices are being discussed for an off-label use. ✱ AFSH Grant Research Acknowledgement — The authors of those presentations preceded by a ✱ have indicated that research related to their presentation was supported by an AFSH Research Grant. The ASSH does not view the existence of these interests or commitments as necessarily implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentations.
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