The authors thank the study participants, caregivers, and investigators.
Sponsorship for this study and article processing charges were funded by Eli Lilly and Company. All authors had full access to all of the data in this study and take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis.
Medical Writing and Editorial Assistance
Emily Blue, PhD, of Eli Lilly and Company provided writing and editorial assistance. Funding for this assistance was provided by Eli Lilly and Company.
All named authors meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria for authorship for this article, take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, and have given their approval for this version to be published.
Philip Mease is an employee of Seattle Rheumatology Associates and has received grants and consultant and/or speaking fees from Celgene, AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Janssen, Eli Lilly and Company, Corrona, Merck, Novartis, Crescendo, Genentech, Pfizer Inc., and UCB. Jessica Walsh is an employee of the University of Utah School of Medicine and the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and has received grants and/or consultant fees from AbbVie, Celgene, Novartis, and Eli Lilly and Company. Xenofon Baraliakos is an employee of Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet Herne and has received grants, research support, or consultation fees from AbbVie, BMS, Celgene, Chugai, Eli Lilly, Galapagos, Janssen, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, and UCB. Robert Inman is an employee of University Health Network and received grants, personal fees, and/or honoraria from AbbVie, Amgen, Janssen, Eli Lilly and Company, Merck, and Novartis. Kurt de Vlam is an employee of University Hospitals Leuven and KU Leuven and has received speaker’s and consultancy fees from AbbVie, Celgene, Eli Lilly and Company, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and UCB. James Cheng-Chung Wei is an employee of Taiwan TTY and has received consultant and/or speaking fees from Johnson & Johnson, AbbVie, UCB, and Novartis. Theresa Hunter is an employee of and owns stock in Eli Lilly and Company. Gaia Gallo is an employee of and owns stock in Eli Lilly and Company. David Sandoval is an employee of and owns stock in Eli Lilly and Company. Fangyi Zhao is an employee of and owns stock in Eli Lilly and Company. Yan Dong is an employee of and owns stock in Eli Lilly and Company. Rebecca Bolce is an employee of and owns stock in Eli Lilly and Company. Helena Marzo-Ortega is an employee of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine and has received personal fees, grant or research support, consultant fees, or speaker fees for AbbVie, Celgene, Janssen, Eli Lilly and Company, Novartis, Pfizer, and UCB.
Compliance with Ethics Guidelines
All procedures performed in these studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committees at all sites where these studies were conducted and with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. The master ethics committee was Schulman Associates IRB, Cincinnati, OH, USA. The full lists of investigators and sites are provided in the primary manuscript supplements [13, 14]. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the studies.
The datasets generated and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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