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November 5, 2014

Incorrect Definition and Incomplete Study Group Name

JAMA. 2014;312(17):1805. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12562

In the Editorial entitled “Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy in Severe Systemic Sclerosis: Ready for Clinical Practice?” published in the June 25, 2014, issue of JAMA (2014;311[24]:2485-2487. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6369), there were 2 errors. On p 2486, the definition of pulmonary hypertension in the study by van Laar et al was incorrect. The definition has been removed and the sentence corrected to read: “In addition, overall mortality was higher in patients with pulmonary hypertension, irrespective of treatment allocation.” In addition, on p 2485, the European League Against Rheumatism should have been mentioned in addition to the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation: “In this issue of JAMA, the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the European League Against Rheumatism presents results …” This article was corrected online.