Accepted for Publication: March 23, 2013.
Published Online: July 17, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.4646.
Study concept and design: Drake, Oswald-Richter, Yu, King.
Acquisition of data: Drake, Oswald-Richter, Richmond, Isom, Burke, Algood, Taylor, Pandit, Aboud, Kaminski, King.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Drake, Oswald-Richter, Richmond, Burke, Algood, Braun, Pandit, Aboud, Yu, Kaminski, Boyd, King.
Drafting of manuscript: Drake, Oswald-Richter, Richmond, Burke, Pandit, King.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Drake, Burke, Algood, Braun, Taylor, Aboud, Yu, Kaminski, Boyd, King.
Statistical Analysis: Pandit, Yu, Kaminski.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Oswald-Richter, Isom, Burke, Algood, Braun, Taylor, Pandit, Aboud, Boyd, King.
Study supervision: Drake, Oswald-Richter, Kaminski, King.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The study was supported in part by grants 1K01HL103179-01, T32HL069765-08, 5T32HL094296-04, U01 HL112694-01, and UL1 RR-024975 from the National Institutes of Health; the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research; the Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Endowed Chair for Pulmonary Research; The Mona Eliassen Foundation; and the Pierce Family Foundation.
Additional Contributions: We thank the patients with sarcoidosis who participated in the trial, and the Vanderbilt Investigation Drug Pharmacy. Jo D. Fine, MD, provided a critical review of the manuscript.