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Pain and rehabilitation after total hip arthroplasty are approach dependent: a multisurgeon, single-center, prospective cohort study.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

ARCUS Sportklinik Pforzheim, Rastatterstr. 17-19, 75179, Pforzheim, Germany.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess perioperative pain and mobilization after total hip arthroplasty (THA) using three different surgical approaches.

Methods: This was a multisurgeon, prospective, single-center cohort study. A total of 188 patients who underwent hip arthroplasty (THA) between February 2019 and April 2019 were analyzed according to the surgical approach used (direct anterior, lateral, and posterior approach). Read More

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Use of expedited post-operative protocol for children undergoing appendicostomy reduces length of hospitalization.

J Pediatr Surg 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, 100 N. Mario Ceppechi Drive, Suite 3800, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, United States.

Background: An appendicostomy (ACE) is a surgical option for antegrade enemas in children with severe constipation and/or fecal incontinence who have failed medical management.  In 2019, we initiated an expedited post-operative protocol and sought to examine our short-term outcomes compared with our historical cohort.

Methods: A retrospective review was performed of all children undergoing ACE between 2017 and 2020. Read More

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Socioeconomic risk factors for mortality and readmission after surgery for bowel obstruction: An analysis of the Nationwide Readmissions Database.

Am J Surg 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, 07103, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Small bowel obstructions (SBO) are one of the most common surgical emergencies, but they remain a major cause of high morbidity and mortality in patients with previous history of abdominal and pelvic surgery. Socioeconomic factors have not been extensively studied in surgical management of SBO.

Methods: We queried the 2016 NRD database for all surgically managed admissions ≥18 years of age with a primary diagnosis of SBO. Read More

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Multiple intravenous tranexamic acid doses in total knee arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled study.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2021 May 7;22(1):425. Epub 2021 May 7.

Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai Guanghua Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai, 200052, CN, China.

Background: We aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of multiple doses of intravenous tranexamic acid (IV-TXA) on perioperative blood loss in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had undergone primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Methods: For this single-center, single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial, 10 male and 87 female participants with RA, aged 50-75 years, who underwent unilateral primary TKA were recruited. The patients received one dose of 1 g IV-TXA 10 min before skin incision, followed by articular injection of 1. Read More

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Unplanned open conversion during radical or partial nephrectomy: Comparing outcomes and trends.

Urology 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO. Electronic address:

Objectives: To compare perioperative outcomes between open conversion and planned open surgical approach and to investigate trends.

Materials And Methods: The National Cancer Database (NCDB) was queried for cT1 and cT2 RCC treated by radical (RN) or partial (PN) nephrectomy between 2010 and 2016. We retrospectively analyzed patient demographics, clinical tumor characteristics, and perioperative outcomes between unplanned open conversion and planned open approaches for RN and PN. Read More

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Tension pneumoventricle: Reversible cause for aphasia.

Qatar Med J 2021 23;2021(1):15. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience Institute, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

Pneumocephalus is air in the cranium commonly seen in postcraniotomy and in head injury patients. When this air causes an increase in intracranial pressure leading to neurological deterioration, it is called tension pneumocephalus. Similarly, intraventricular air causing compression on vital centers and increasing intracranial pressure is called tension pneumoventricle, and this causes expressive aphasia, which is rarely described in the literature. Read More

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Post-surgery cholesteatoma complicated by facial nerve paralysis: A case report from Afghanistan.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 28;82:105916. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Medical Research Center, Kateb University, Kabul, Afghanistan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Cholesteatoma is a benign tumoral lesion of squamous epithelial cells in middle ear that can exist as congenital or acquired forms.

Presentation Of Cases: A 35-year-old housewife presented to ENT clinic of a private hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, with a complete facial nerve paralysis in the right side. In her antecedents, there is a tympanomastoidectomy due to chronic middle ear infection. Read More

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The impact of variations in care and complications within a colorectal enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program on length of stay.

Ann Coloproctol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Discipline of Surgery, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Purpose: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) has become standard of care in colorectal surgery. However, there is not a universally accepted colorectal ERAS protocol and significant variations in care exist between institutions. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of variations in ERAS interventions and complications on length of stay. Read More

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Laryngeal mask versus endotracheal tube for airway management in tracheal surgery: a case-control matching analysis and review of the current literature.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Clinical and Surgical Translational Medicine, Sant' Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Objectives: The endotracheal tube (ETT) and the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) are possible strategies for airway management during tracheal resection and reconstruction for tracheal and laryngotracheal stenosis. The goal of the study was to analyse and compare outcomes in the LMA and ETT groups.

Methods: Between 2003 and 2020, a total of 184 patients affected by postintubation, post-tracheostomy and idiopathic stenosis who had tracheal or laryngotracheal resections and reconstructions via a cervicotomy were retrospectively enrolled in this single-centre study. Read More

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COVID-19 pandemic did not affect emergency theatre patient demographic and length of stay in the first phase of UK countrywide lockdown in a district general hospital.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Macclesfield District General Hospital, UK.

Introduction: We aim to identify any changes in outcome for patients undergoing nonelective surgery at the start of the UK pandemic in our district general hospital. This was a single-centre retrospective cohort review of a UK district general hospital serving a population of over 250,000 people.

Methods: Participants were all patients undergoing a surgical procedure in the acute theatre list between 23 March to 11 May in both 2019 and 2020. Read More

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Multi-Component Care Bundle in Geriatric Fracture Hip for Reducing Post-Operative Delirium.

Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil 2021 16;12:21514593211004530. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Anaesthesiology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.

Background: Delirium in elderly orthopaedic patients poses an enormous medical, social and financial burden to the healthcare system, and causes significant distress to patients and their caregivers. We examined whether a Multi-component Care Bundle (MCB) could reduce the incidence of post-operative delirium (POD) in fractured hip patients.

Methods: An observational study was conducted, analyzing 154 patients (mean age ± SD, 85 ± 7. Read More

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Does Auditory Environment Predict Speech Perception Outcomes in Elderly Cochlear Implant Patients?

Audiol Neurootol 2021 May 5:1-9. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine, Ear Institute, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA.

Introduction: Cochlear implantation (CI) is a reliable and safe means by which sensorineural hearing loss can be ameliorated in the elderly population. However, a high degree of variation exists in postimplantation hearing outcomes for which some modifiable factors of the daily natural auditory environment may be contributory. In this study, we analyze the relationship between cochlear implant patient age, natural auditory environment, and postimplantation speech perception among older adults. Read More

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PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF CHARLSON COMORBIDITY INDEX IN ACUTE EMBOLIC LOWER LIMB ISCHAEMIA PATIENTS.

Ann Vasc Surg 2021 May 2. Epub 2021 May 2.

Angiology and Vascular Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, EPE, Praceta Professor Mota Pinto, 3000-075 Coimbra, Portugal. Electronic address:

Introduction: Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) is commonly used in outcome studies to adjust for patient comorbid conditions but has not been specifically validated for use in acute embolic lower limb ischaemia (AELLI).

Objectives: The aim of this study was to access whether a high CCI score unadjusted (CCIu) and adjusted (CCIa) by age relates to major amputation and mortality after a first episode of AELLI.

Methods: The last 100 patients presenting with the first event of AELLI submitted to embolectomy at our Vascular Surgery Department were retrospectively evaluated. Read More

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Frequency of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support and Outcomes After Implementation of a Structured PICU Network in Neonates and Children: A Prospective Population-Based Study in the West of France.

Pediatr Crit Care Med 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital, Nantes, France. Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital, Nantes, France. Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, Rennes, France. Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital, Nantes, France. Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, Nantes, France. Inserm UMR 1153, Obstetrical, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Research Team (Epopé), Centre of Research in Epidemiology and StatisticS (CRESS), University of Paris, Paris, France. Department of Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital, Rennes, France. Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital, Brest, France. Department of Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital, Nantes, France. Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital, Rennes, France.

Objectives: To describe the frequency and outcomes on the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation among critically ill neonates and children within a structured pediatric critical care network in the West of France. To assess the optimality of decision-making process for patients primarily admitted in nonextracorporeal membrane oxygenation centers.

Design: Observational prospective population-based study from January 2015 to December 2019. Read More

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Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring of T9-T10 fracture in a patient with morbid obesity and ankylosing spondylitis: A case report with literature review.

Clin Neurophysiol Pract 2021 26;6:115-122. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Neurology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA.

Introduction: As the prevalence of obesity continues to rise, there is a growing need to identify practices that protect overweight patients from injury during spine surgery. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) has been recommended for complex spine surgery, but its use in obese and morbidly obese patients is understudied.

Case Report: This case report describes a patient with morbid obesity and ankylosing spondylitis who was treated for a T9-T10 3-column fracture with a planned, minimally invasive approach. Read More

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Insulin Dependence Increases the Risk of 30-Day Postoperative Complications Following Ankle Fracture Surgery in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2021 Mar 20. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Electronic address:

Patients with diabetes mellitus that undergo ankle fracture surgery have higher rates of postoperative complications compared to patients without diabetes mellitus. We evaluated the rate of complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients, and patients without diabetes in the 30-day postoperative period following ankle fracture surgery. We also analyzed hospital length of stay, unplanned readmission, unplanned reoperation, and death. Read More

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Failure of anterior skull base reconstruction for sinonasal carcinoma: consequence on the postoperative follow up. A multicentre evaluation of management.

Acta Otolaryngol 2021 May 4:1-5. Epub 2021 May 4.

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Background: Numerous techniques for closure of the anterior skull base in cancer patients have a high success rate but management of failure is poorly documented.

Objectives: To standardize the post-operative follow-up after reconstruction surgery of the anterior skull base after removal for sinonasal carcinoma.

Materials And Methods: Retrospective review of failure of anterior skull base reconstruction between 2005 and 2018 in a multicenter setting. Read More

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Emergency Department Utilization and Readmissions Following Major Surgery, A Retrospective Study of Medicare Data.

J Surg Res 2021 May 1;265:187-194. Epub 2021 May 1.

Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Background: Reliable strategies for reducing postoperative readmissions remain elusive. As the emergency department (ED) is a frequent source of post-operative admissions, we investigated whether hospitals with high readmission rates also have high rates of post-discharge ED visits and high rates of readmission once an ED visit occurs.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 1,947,621 Medicare beneficiaries undergoing 1 of 5 common procedures in 2,894 hospitals between 2008 and 2011. Read More

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The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital.

S Afr Med J 2021 Mar 2;111(3):271-275. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Department of Surgery, Worcester Regional Hospital, Western Cape Department of Health, South Africa; Ukwanda, Centre for Rural Health, Stellenbosch University, Worcester Campus, South Africa; Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.

Background: Delays to surgery for acute appendicitis in low- and middle-income countries lead to significant morbidity.

Objectives: To investigate the role of time to surgery in the development of complicated appendicitis and surgical site infection (SSI) in a rural referral hospital in South Africa (SA).

Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted of all patients presenting to a regional hospital in SA with acute appendicitis during 2017. Read More

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Management of postoperative complications during laparoscopic anterior rectal resection.

Minerva Surg 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Departament of Surgery, IRCAD Latin America, Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil.

Laparoscopic anterior resection (LAR) is currently a routine practice in specialized high-volume centers, with equivalent oncological outcomes in historical, open surgery. Appropriate pelvic dissection can be measured by the adequacy of circumferential margin (CRM) and distal margin, both are risk factors of local recurrence. Among the various operative procedures for colorectal cancer, low anterior resection (LAR) for rectal cancer is one of the most demanding procedures because it requires resection of cancer with surrounding mesorectal tissue and reconstruction with anastomosis in the narrow pelvis while preserving the autonomic nerves of the urogenital organs particularly in the male pelvis. Read More

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Neck exploration for a huge synovial sarcoma, case report and literature review.

J Pak Med Assoc 2021 Feb;71(2(B)):766-768

Department of Surgery, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.

A 47-year-old woman presented in the outpatient department of EAST Surgical ward of MAYO Hospital Lahore, Pakistan, on February 2019 with complaint of swelling in the front section of the neck since five months which increased gradually in size and had been causing pain since two months. She had no comorbidities and insignificant family history. Examination revealed a 23×20 cm mass on the right side of the posterior triangle of the neck. Read More

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February 2021

Non-curative surgical oncology: postoperative needs and preferences.

BMJ Support Palliat Care 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

Objective: When intended curative cancer surgery is not completed, the postoperative transition to palliative care represents a prognostic landmark to patients and their families. In patients referred for highly specialised surgery for peritoneal metastases from the intestinal tract and ovaries, surgery is not performed in approximately 25%. Still, little is known of their postoperative needs and preferences. Read More

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Perioperative Factor Concentrate Use is Associated With More Beneficial Outcomes and Reduced Complication Rates Compared With a Pure Blood Product-Based Strategy in Patients Undergoing Elective Cardiac Surgery: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study.

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2021 Mar 27. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.

Objective: The goal of this study was to compare factor concentrate (FC)-based and blood product-based hemostasis management of coagulopathy in cardiac surgical patients in terms of postoperative bleeding, required blood products, and outcome.

Design: Retrospective, propensity score-matched analysis.

Setting: Single, tertiary, academic medical center. Read More

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Postpartum maternal collapse-a first-time presentation of severe mitral stenosis: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2021 May 4;15(1):225. Epub 2021 May 4.

Tulubolo General Hospital, Tulu Bolo, Ethiopia.

Background: Among cardiac causes for postpartum maternal collapse, severe mitral stenosis is not listed as a potential cause in current literature. We report a rare case of severe mitral stenosis that presented with severe hypoxia and maternal decompensation in early postpartum period for the first time. A 30-year-old para 2, abortus 1, Ethiopian woman developed severe hypoxia and rapid deterioration on her sixth postoperative day after cesarean delivery for fetal bradycardia with a good fetal outcome. Read More

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Percutaneous endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with monitored anesthesia care decreases operative time but not pulmonary complications.

Vascular 2021 May 3:17085381211012908. Epub 2021 May 3.

Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, University of Miami & Miami VAMC, Miami, FL, USA.

Objectives: To report our experience and compare the results of percutaneous endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (PEVAR) performed under monitored anesthesia care (MAC) to PEVAR under general anesthesia (GA).

Methods: A retrospective review of patients who underwent non-emergency endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) was completed. Patients were excluded if they had a complex repair, including fenestrated, branched, or parallel endografting. Read More

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Paediatric post-discharge pain and parent perceptions of support from an Australian nurse practitioner led acute pain service.

J Child Health Care 2021 May 3:13674935211014742. Epub 2021 May 3.

School of Psychology, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Poorly managed post-operative pain remains an issue for paediatric patients. Post-discharge telephone follow-up is used by an Australian Nurse Practitioner Acute Pain Service (NpAPS) to provide access to effective pain management post-discharge from hospital. This cross-sectional survey design study aimed to determine the pain levels of children following discharge and parent views on participation in their child's pain management and perceptions of support from the NpAPS. Read More

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Salvage cystectomy and ileal conduit urinary diversion as a last-line option for benign diseases-perioperative safety and postoperative health-related quality of life.

Neurourol Urodyn 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Urology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.

Aims: Radical cystectomy and urinary diversion impact various dimensions of patients' health-related-quality-of-life (HRQOL). Yet, less is known about salvage cystectomy as a last-line option for treatment-refractory benign diseases. Therefore, our aim is to provide HRQOL data from a contemporary cohort of open salvage cystectomies for benign conditions. Read More

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Comparison of thromboelastography with routine laboratory coagulation parameters to assess the hemostatic profile and prognosticate postoperative critically ill patients.

Ann Card Anaesth 2021 Jan-Mar;24(1):12-16

Department of Anaesthesiology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Background: Patients undergoing surgery often demonstrate coagulopathy. Usually, this derangement in coagulation is assessed by the laboratory based evaluation of blood samples. However, collection of samples, their transportation to the lab, and the analyses can result in several errors and as such these tests may not be representative of the complete coagulation process. Read More

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Double versus single suture stenting to manage hypertensive spikes after glaucoma drainage device implantation.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2021 May 2:11206721211014386. Epub 2021 May 2.

Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement, University Eye Clinic, University of Verona, AOUI - Borgo Roma Hospital, Verona, Veneto, Italy.

Purpose: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of double compared to single intraluminal suture stenting in reducing early postoperative hypertensive spikes (HS) and hypotony after Baerveldt glaucoma implant surgery.

Methods: For this retrospective study, we reviewed the medical charts of 60 patients (60 eyes) who underwent Baerveldt drainage device surgery between 2017 and 2019. Two groups were formed according to whether a single suture stent was placed within the tube (5-0 polypropylene, 30 eyes, group 1) or a double suture (5-0 and 6-0 polypropylene, 30 eyes, group 2). Read More

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A single inferior rectus muscle surgery for treatment of congenital superior oblique palsy with small deviation in primary position.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2021 May 2:11206721211014377. Epub 2021 May 2.

Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Purpose: To evaluate outcomes of one muscle surgery for treatment of congenital superior oblique palsy (SOP) with Knapp Class V.

Methods: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for the patients with the congenital SOP type V who underwent surgical treatment through one muscle surgery between July 2015 and September 2020. The surgical procedure was resection-recession on the contralateral inferior rectus muscle of the hypertrophic or paretic eye. Read More

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