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Flavonoid fisetin reverses impaired hippocampal synaptic plasticity and cognitive function by regulating the function of AMPARs in a male rat model of schizophrenia.

J Neurochem 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Medical Experimental Center, Jiangxi Mental Hospital/Affiliated Mental Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, 330029, P.R. China.

Cognitive deficits are the core feature of schizophrenia and effective treatment strategies are still missing. Previous studies have reported that fisetin promotes long-term potentiation (LTP) and cognitive function in normal rodents and other model animals of neurological diseases. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of fisetin on synaptic plasticity and cognitive deficits caused by a brief disruption of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) with dizocilpine (MK-801) during early development in rats. Read More

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Diagnostic accuracy of stroke volume variation for predicting fluid responsiveness in children undergoing cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Paediatr Anaesth 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Intensive Care Unit, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, No. 17 Yongwaizheng Street, Dong Lake District, Nanchang, 330000, Jiangxi Province, China.

Background: Stroke volume variation (SVV) appears to be reliable for predicting fluid responsiveness (FR) in adults and its predictive value in paediatric patients has been recently reported. However, its predictive value in children undergoing cardiac surgery is unclear.

Methods: A review and meta-analysis were performed on the diagnostic utility of SVV for predicting FR in children undergoing cardiac surgery. Read More

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Ruthenium-based Photoactive Metalloantibiotics.

Photochem Photobiol 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Madia Department of Chemistry, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, 15705-1076, United States.

Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most urgent public health problems. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) is a promising therapy to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. The aPDT combines a photosensitizer and light to generate reactive oxygen species to induce bacterial inactivation. Read More

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Erastin synergizes with cisplatin via ferroptosis to inhibit ovarian cancer growth in vitro and in vivo.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Gynecology, Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Aim: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is the first-line treatment for ovarian cancer. However, acquired resistance to cisplatin treatment or serious side effects often occurs in ovarian cancer, and thus, there is an urgent need for effective and combined therapies to overcome such obstacles. In the present study, we aimed to uncover synergistic effects between erastin and cisplatin (CDDP) in inhibiting ovarian cancer cell growth by inducing ferroptosis in vitro and in vivo. Read More

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[Treatment of a Patient with a Pronounced Cytokine Storm in Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia using a Hemoadsorption in Combination with the Administration of tocilizumab].

Pneumologie 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Klinikum Würzburg Mitte gGmbH, Standort Missioklinik, Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Pneumologie & Beatmungsmedizin.

Despite growing experience due to increasing patient numbers, the intensive care treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia continues to be a particular challenge in individual cases, which may also therefore legitimize individualized therapeutic attempts. In this context, the so-called hyperinflammation syndrome characterized by a cytokine storm accompanied by a massive increase in inflammatory markers such as interleukin(IL)-6, represents such a situation. This case report describes the therapeutic approach of using the IL-6-specific antibody tocilizumab in combination with hemoadsorption therapy (CytoSorb) in a 58-year-old male patient with severe COVID-19 pneumonia. Read More

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A novel and potent thrombolytic fusion protein consisting of anti-insoluble fibrin antibody and mutated urokinase.

Thromb Haemost 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

National Cancer Center Research Institute, Immune Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is used clinically because it has higher binding specificity for insoluble fibrin (IF) than urokinase (UK), but even pro-tPA has catalytic activity in places other than IF. UK has the advantage that it is specifically activated on IF, but it binds IF weakly. Previously, we established a monoclonal antibody (mAb) that recognizes a pit structure formed only in IF. Read More

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Drawing Reproducible Conclusions from Observational Clinical Data with OHDSI.

Yearb Med Inform 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics, New York, New York, USA.

Objective: The current observational research literature shows extensive publication bias and contradiction. The Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) initiative seeks to improve research reproducibility through open science.

Methods: OHDSI has created an international federated data source of electronic health records and administrative claims that covers nearly 10% of the world's population. Read More

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Pandemics: Historically Slow "Learning Curve" Leading to Biomedical Informatics and Vaccine Breakthroughs.

Yearb Med Inform 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, USA.

Background: The worldwide tragedy of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic vividly demonstrates just how inadequate mitigation and control of the spread of infectious diseases can be when faced with a new microorganism with unknown pathogenic effects. Responses by governments in charge of public health, and all other involved organizations, have proved largely wanting. Data infrastructure and the information and communication systems needed to deal with the pandemic have likewise not been up to the task. Read More

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[New aspects in Fournier's gangrene - a rapid review].

Aktuelle Urol 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Rostock.

Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a sporadic, life-threatening, necrotising infection affecting the perineum, perineal region and genitals. Published literature provides hints that the outcome of this disease has failed to improve in recent years. We have therefore performed a rapid evidence synthesis by searching the database MEDLINE. Read More

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[Non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (M0CRPC) - Apalutamide in high-risk M0CRPC: case reports from the SPARTAN study and the apalutamide compassionate use program].

Aktuelle Urol 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Universitätsklinikum Münster, Urology, Münster.

The occurrence of distant metastases represents a prognostically unfavourable turning point in non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (M0CRPC). M0CRPC patients with a short PSA doubling time have a particularly high risk of progression. For a long time, there was no further treatment option for these patients apart from watchful waiting while maintaining classic androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Read More

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Cryoblation as first-line treatment of new-onset atrial fibrillation?

Eur Heart J 2021 Apr;42(16):1543-1544

Sapienza University of Rome, Sant, Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy.

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Effects of Different Therapeutic Modalities on the Clicking Sound and Quantitative Assessment of the Vertical and Lateral Mandibular Movements of Patients with Internal Derangements of the Temporomandibular Joint.

Int J Prosthodont 2021 Mar-Apr;34(2):173-182

Purpose: To compare the efficacy of low-dose laser therapy to that of conservative treatment using two different occlusal splints (stabilization and anterior repositioning splints) in patients with internal derangements of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Materials And Methods: The study population consisted of patients with disc displacement with reduction diagnosed according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) Axis I and Axis II. In addition, disc displacement with reduction was confirmed in all patients using TMJ ultrasonography. Read More

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Translucent Zirconium Dioxide and Lithium Disilicate: A 3-Year Follow-up of a Prospective, Practice-Based Randomized Controlled Trial on Posterior Monolithic Crowns.

Int J Prosthodont 2021 Mar-Apr;34(2):163-172

Purpose: To systematically evaluate and compare the clinical performance of lithium disilicate (LDS)- and zirconium dioxide (ZrO)-based ceramic monolithic crowns in the posterior dentition.

Materials And Methods: Treatment was administered by two experienced general dental practitioners in two public dental health care clinics. Forty-four patients received 60 crowns randomized to be either LDS or ZrO and cemented with resin cement. Read More

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Artificial intelligence in bladder cancer prognosis: a pathway for personalized medicine.

Curr Opin Urol 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Sorbonne University, GRC 5, Predictive Onco-Urology, APHP, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hôpital, Urology, Paris, France Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Department of Urology, Vienna, Austria.

Purpose Of Review: This review aims to provide an update of the results of studies published in the last 2 years involving the use of artificial intelligence in bladder cancer (BCa) prognosis.

Recent Findings: Recently, many studies evaluated various artificial intelligence models to predict BCa evolution using either deep learning or machine learning. Many trials evidenced a better prediction of recurrence-free survival and overall survival for muscle invasive BCa (MIBC) for deep learning-based models compared with clinical stages. Read More

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Interprofessional collaboration between health professional learners when breaking bad news: a scoping review protocol.

JBI Evid Synth 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada Aligning Health Needs and Evidence for Transformative Change: A JBI Centre of Excellence, Halifax, NS, Canada Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada Department of Emergency Medicine, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada School of Social Work, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada Department of Applied Human Nutrition, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS, Canada Centre for Collaborative Clinical Learning and Research, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, QB, Canada.

Objective: The objective of this scoping review is to examine pedagogies used to teach interprofessional health learners to break bad news collaboratively.

Introduction: Breaking bad news is a skill health care professionals must be equipped to deliver well, yet literature shows that this skill receives little attention in program curricula. Consequently, health care professionals feel inadequately prepared to deliver bad news leading to greater burnout, distress, and fatigue. Read More

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Five-Year Trends in Reported National Football League Injuries.

Clin J Sport Med 2021 May;31(3):289-294

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

Objective: To determine the incidence of all-cause injury and concussion in the National Football League (NFL) over a 5-season time span (2012-2016).

Design: Prospective descriptive epidemiological study.

Setting: National Football League Injury Report data from 2012 to 2016. Read More

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Initial Choice of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain Leads to Reduced Long-term Risk of Adverse Drug Events Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH.

Study Design: Retrospective observational study.

Objective: Opioid Analgesic Therapy (OAT) and Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) are evidence-based strategies for treatment of chronic low back pain (cLBP), but the long-term safety of these therapies is uncertain. The objective of this study was to compare OAT versus SMT with regard to risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) among older adults with cLBP. Read More

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Prevalence and predictors of persistent sinus rhythm after elective electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation.

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Cardiovascular Department, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Giuliano Isontina, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

Aims: To evaluate the prevalence and predictors of persistent sinus rhythm in a recent cohort of unselected patients undergoing electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation.

Methods: We enrolled all consecutive patients undergoing elective electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation between January 2017 and December 2018. We analysed baseline clinical and echocardiographic data as well as pharmacological antiarrhythmic therapy. Read More

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Management of small bowel adenocarcinoma: making the most of the available evidence to inform routine practice.

Curr Opin Oncol 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem Antwerp University, Antwerp, Belgium.

Purpose Of Review: Small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) is a rare disease, for which few studies have been conducted so far. Therefore, most treatment recommendations have been extrapolated from trials in colorectal cancer. In this review, we revise available data that could improve the management of SBA, with a particular focus on systemic therapy. Read More

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Anal squamous cell carcinoma: standards of care, new data and ongoing clinical trials.

Curr Opin Oncol 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Medical Oncology Department of Precision Medicine, University of Campania 'Luigi Vanvitelli', Naples, Italy Department of Medical Oncology, Institut Jules Bordet - Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium.

Purpose Of Review: To summarize current standards of care, discuss results of recent studies and present ongoing clinical trials for anal squamous cell carcinoma (ASCC).

Recent Findings: Over the last year, no practice changing studies have been reported in the setting of localised ASCC. A number of retrospective analyses, however, have provided practice-informing data, such as those confirming the negative impact of low compliance to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) on patient outcomes. Read More

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Retroperitoneal sarcoma: the Transatlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group Program.

Curr Opin Oncol 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto and Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Purpose Of The Review: The Transatlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG) is a bottom-up clinical network established in 2013 with the goal of improving the care and outcomes of patients with retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS). Here, we review the knowledge produced by this collaborative effort and examine the future potential of this group.

Recent Findings: TARPSWG has produced retrospective studies focused on patients with primary and recurrent RPS allowing a better understanding of patient prognosis, treatment outcomes and tumor biology. Read More

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Chiropractic Care for the Pregnant Body.

Clin Obstet Gynecol 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Freeman Hospital System, Joplin Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, BJC Medical Group Craig Conner Chiropractic, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri.

Chiropractic care is a commonly used treatment modality for musculoskeletal pain in pregnancy. Low back pain, pelvic pain, and other neuromuscular complaints are prevalent in pregnancy and contribute to significant maternal discomfort in many women. Nonpharmacologic therapies to relieve pain are increasingly important during pregnancy because of the opioid epidemic. Read More

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Telehealth Approaches to Improve Opioid Use Care in Pregnancy.

Lorie M Harper

Clin Obstet Gynecol 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Women's Health, University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, Austin, Texas.

Although pharmacotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for opioid use disorder, the US faces a shortage of qualified pharmacotherapy providers, even in high-need areas. Telemedicine is a promising method of increasing the availability of opioid use disorder treatments, but several barriers must first be addressed before implementation. This article presents a case study of using telemedicine to provide pharmacotherapy in pregnancy, examines the barriers to providing pharmacotherapy via telemedicine, and proposes solutions to overcome these barriers. Read More

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Memantine Alleviates Acute Lung Injury via Inhibiting Macrophage Pyroptosis.

Shock 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200433, China Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Abstract: Acute lung injury (ALI) is caused by direct pulmonary insults and indirect systemic inflammatory responses that result from conditions such as sepsis and trauma. Alveolar macrophages are the main and critical leukocytes in the airspace, and through the synthesis and release of various inflammatory mediators critically influence the development of ALI following infection and non-infectious stimuli. There is increasing recognition that inflammation and cell death reciprocally affect each other, which forms an auto-amplification loop of these two factors, and in turn, exaggerates inflammation. Read More

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Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCs) and The Immunoinflammatory Response To Injury (Mini Review).

Shock 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Dell Medical School, University of Texas, Austin TX Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

Abstract: Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogenous population of immature myeloid cells hallmarked by their potent immunosuppressive function in a vast array of pathologic conditions. MDSCs have recently been shown to exhibit marked expansion in acute inflammatory states including traumatic injury, burn, and sepsis. Although MDSCs have been well characterized in cancer, there are significant gaps in our knowledge of their functionality in trauma and sepsis, and their clinical significance remains unclear. Read More

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Secretory Leukocyte Proteinase Inhibitor Protects Acute Kidney Injury Through Immune and Non-Immune Pathways.

Shock 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Consejo Nacional de lnvestigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro de Estudios Farmacológicos y Botánicos (CEFYBO). Facultad de Medicina. Buenos Aires, Argentina Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Agrarias, BIOMED UCA-CONICET, Argentina Instituto de Trasplante y Alta Complejidad (ITAC), Nefrología de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina Fundación GADOR, Argentina Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Microbiología, Parasitología e Inmunología, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is characterized by rapid loss of excretory function and is the clinical manifestation of several disorders affecting the kidney. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism of action of Secretory Leukocyte Proteinase Inhibitor (SLPI) that protects the kidneys form AKI. In vivo and in vitro experiments were performed to assess the effect of SLPI on kidney injury. Read More

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Fluid Responsiveness Predictability in Immediate Postoperative Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Is the Old Slandered Central Venous Pressure Back Again?

Shock 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petach Tikva, Israel, 4920235 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 6997801.

Objective: Acute low cardiac output (CO) is a frequent scenario in pediatric cardiac intensive care units (PCICU). While fluid responsiveness has been studied extensively, literature is scarce for the immediate postoperative congenital heart surgery population admitted to PCICUs. This study analyzed the utility of hemodynamic, bedside ultrasound and Doppler parameters for prediction of fluid responsiveness in infants and neonates in the immediate postoperative cardiac surgery period. Read More

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Prognostic Value of Positive Lymph Nodes in Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma and Tumor Thrombus Undergoing Nephrectomy and Thrombectomy.

Urol Int 2021 Apr 21:1-9. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Urology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, China.

Introductions: The objective of this study was to determine the prognostic value of positive lymph nodes (LNs) in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and tumor thrombus (TT) and to explore risk factors predicting LNs metastasis.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 216 patients with RCC and TT treated at a single institution from January 2015 to December 2019. Overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier curves divided by pathological LN status. Read More

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Salvage Radiosurgery for Recurrent Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors: A Single Institutional Series and Review of the Literature.

Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2021 Apr 21:1-7. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Introduction: Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor is a rare, aggressive intrinsic brain tumor with limited treatment options for recurrent disease. SRS as a treatment modality in the recurrent setting was investigated.

Methods: A retrospective review of 8 patients treated with SRS for local or distant recurrence of supratentorial PNET from 1999 to 2014 was conducted. Read More

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European Guidelines for Obesity Management in Adults with a Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Obes Facts 2021 Apr 21:1-24. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Dipartimento di Medicina, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy.

Background: The very low-calorie ketogenic diet (VLCKD) has been recently proposed as an appealing nutritional strategy for obesity management. The VLCKD is characterized by a low carbohydrate content (<50 g/day), 1-1.5 g of protein/kg of ideal body weight, 15-30 g of fat/day, and a daily intake of about 500-800 calories. Read More

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