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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926579/cervical-screening-with-primary-hpv-testing-or-cytology-in-a-population-of-women-in-which-those-aged-33-years-or-younger-had-previously-been-offered-hpv-vaccination-results-of-the-compass-pilot-randomised-trial
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Karen Canfell, Michael Caruana, Val Gebski, Jessica Darlington-Brown, Stella Heley, Julia Brotherton, Dorota Gertig, Chloe J Jennett, Annabelle Farnsworth, Jeffrey Tan, C David Wrede, Philip E Castle, Marion Saville
BACKGROUND: Using primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for cervical screening increases detection of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplastic lesions and invasive cancer (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2+ [CIN2+]) compared to cytology, but no evaluation has been conducted in a population previously offered HPV vaccination. We aimed to assess colposcopy referral and CIN2+ detection rates for HPV-screened versus cytology-screened women in Australia's HPV-vaccinated population (by 2014, resident women ≤33 years had been age-eligible for HPV vaccination, with 3-dose uptake across age cohorts being about 50%-77%)...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926573/self-monitoring-of-blood-pressure-in-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Katherine L Tucker, James P Sheppard, Richard Stevens, Hayden B Bosworth, Alfred Bove, Emma P Bray, Kenneth Earle, Johnson George, Marshall Godwin, Beverly B Green, Paul Hebert, F D Richard Hobbs, Ilkka Kantola, Sally M Kerry, Alfonso Leiva, David J Magid, Jonathan Mant, Karen L Margolis, Brian McKinstry, Mary Ann McLaughlin, Stefano Omboni, Olugbenga Ogedegbe, Gianfranco Parati, Nashat Qamar, Bahman P Tabaei, Juha Varis, Willem J Verberk, Bonnie J Wakefield, Richard J McManus
BACKGROUND: Self-monitoring of blood pressure (BP) appears to reduce BP in hypertension but important questions remain regarding effective implementation and which groups may benefit most. This individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis was performed to better understand the effectiveness of BP self-monitoring to lower BP and control hypertension. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched for randomised trials comparing self-monitoring to no self-monitoring in hypertensive patients (June 2016)...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922419/global-services-and-support-for-children-with-developmental-delays-and-disabilities-bridging-research-and-policy-gaps
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Pamela Y Collins, Beverly Pringle, Charlee Alexander, Gary L Darmstadt, Jody Heymann, Gillian Huebner, Vesna Kutlesic, Cheryl Polk, Lorraine Sherr, Andy Shih, Dragana Sretenov, Mariana Zindel
Pamela Collins and colleagues explain the research and policy approaches needed globally to ensure children with developmental delays and disabilities are fully included in health and education services.
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898283/sustained-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-the-healthy-activity-programme-a-brief-psychological-treatment-for-depression-delivered-by-lay-counsellors-in-primary-care-12-month-follow-up-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Benedict Weobong, Helen A Weiss, David McDaid, Daisy R Singla, Steven D Hollon, Abhijit Nadkarni, A-La Park, Bhargav Bhat, Basavraj Katti, Arpita Anand, Sona Dimidjian, Ricardo Araya, Michael King, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, G Terence Wilson, Richard Velleman, Betty R Kirkwood, Christopher G Fairburn, Vikram Patel
BACKGROUND: The Healthy Activity Programme (HAP), a brief behavioural intervention delivered by lay counsellors, enhanced remission over 3 months among primary care attendees with depression in peri-urban and rural settings in India. We evaluated the sustainability of the effects after treatment termination, the cost-effectiveness of HAP over 12 months, and the effects of the hypothesized mediator of activation on clinical outcomes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Primary care attendees aged 18-65 years screened with moderately severe to severe depression on the Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9) were randomised to either HAP plus enhanced usual care (EUC) (n = 247) or EUC alone (n = 248), of whom 95% completed assessments at 3 months, and 91% at 12 months...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898252/impact-of-common-genetic-determinants-of-hemoglobin-a1c-on-type-2-diabetes-risk-and-diagnosis-in-ancestrally-diverse-populations-a-transethnic-genome-wide-meta-analysis
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Eleanor Wheeler, Aaron Leong, Ching-Ti Liu, Marie-France Hivert, Rona J Strawbridge, Clara Podmore, Man Li, Jie Yao, Xueling Sim, Jaeyoung Hong, Audrey Y Chu, Weihua Zhang, Xu Wang, Peng Chen, Nisa M Maruthur, Bianca C Porneala, Stephen J Sharp, Yucheng Jia, Edmond K Kabagambe, Li-Ching Chang, Wei-Min Chen, Cathy E Elks, Daniel S Evans, Qiao Fan, Franco Giulianini, Min Jin Go, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Yao Hu, Anne U Jackson, Stavroula Kanoni, Young Jin Kim, Marcus E Kleber, Claes Ladenvall, Cecile Lecoeur, Sing-Hui Lim, Yingchang Lu, Anubha Mahajan, Carola Marzi, Mike A Nalls, Pau Navarro, Ilja M Nolte, Lynda M Rose, Denis V Rybin, Serena Sanna, Yuan Shi, Daniel O Stram, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Shu Pei Tan, Peter J van der Most, Jana V Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Andrew Wong, Loic Yengo, Wanting Zhao, Anuj Goel, Maria Teresa Martinez Larrad, Dörte Radke, Perttu Salo, Toshiko Tanaka, Erik P A van Iperen, Goncalo Abecasis, Saima Afaq, Behrooz Z Alizadeh, Alain G Bertoni, Amelie Bonnefond, Yvonne Böttcher, Erwin P Bottinger, Harry Campbell, Olga D Carlson, Chien-Hsiun Chen, Yoon Shin Cho, W Timothy Garvey, Christian Gieger, Mark O Goodarzi, Harald Grallert, Anders Hamsten, Catharina A Hartman, Christian Herder, Chao Agnes Hsiung, Jie Huang, Michiya Igase, Masato Isono, Tomohiro Katsuya, Chiea-Chuen Khor, Wieland Kiess, Katsuhiko Kohara, Peter Kovacs, Juyoung Lee, Wen-Jane Lee, Benjamin Lehne, Huaixing Li, Jianjun Liu, Stephane Lobbens, Jian'an Luan, Valeriya Lyssenko, Thomas Meitinger, Tetsuro Miki, Iva Miljkovic, Sanghoon Moon, Antonella Mulas, Gabriele Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Ramaiah Nagaraja, Matthias Nauck, James S Pankow, Ozren Polasek, Inga Prokopenko, Paula S Ramos, Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, Wolfgang Rathmann, Stephen S Rich, Neil R Robertson, Michael Roden, Ronan Roussel, Igor Rudan, Robert A Scott, William R Scott, Bengt Sennblad, David S Siscovick, Konstantin Strauch, Liang Sun, Morris Swertz, Salman M Tajuddin, Kent D Taylor, Yik-Ying Teo, Yih Chung Tham, Anke Tönjes, Nicholas J Wareham, Gonneke Willemsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Aroon D Hingorani, Josephine Egan, Luigi Ferrucci, G Kees Hovingh, Antti Jula, Mika Kivimaki, Meena Kumari, Inger Njølstad, Colin N A Palmer, Manuel Serrano Ríos, Michael Stumvoll, Hugh Watkins, Tin Aung, Matthias Blüher, Michael Boehnke, Dorret I Boomsma, Stefan R Bornstein, John C Chambers, Daniel I Chasman, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Yduan-Tsong Chen, Ching-Yu Cheng, Francesco Cucca, Eco J C de Geus, Panos Deloukas, Michele K Evans, Myriam Fornage, Yechiel Friedlander, Philippe Froguel, Leif Groop, Myron D Gross, Tamara B Harris, Caroline Hayward, Chew-Kiat Heng, Erik Ingelsson, Norihiro Kato, Bong-Jo Kim, Woon-Puay Koh, Jaspal S Kooner, Antje Körner, Diana Kuh, Johanna Kuusisto, Markku Laakso, Xu Lin, Yongmei Liu, Ruth J F Loos, Patrik K E Magnusson, Winfried März, Mark I McCarthy, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Ken K Ong, Nancy L Pedersen, Mark A Pereira, Annette Peters, Paul M Ridker, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Michele Sale, Danish Saleheen, Juha Saltevo, Peter Eh Schwarz, Wayne H H Sheu, Harold Snieder, Timothy D Spector, Yasuharu Tabara, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Rob M van Dam, James G Wilson, James F Wilson, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, Tien Yin Wong, Jer-Yuarn Wu, Jian-Min Yuan, Alan B Zonderman, Nicole Soranzo, Xiuqing Guo, David J Roberts, Jose C Florez, Robert Sladek, Josée Dupuis, Andrew P Morris, E-Shyong Tai, Elizabeth Selvin, Jerome I Rotter, Claudia Langenberg, Inês Barroso, James B Meigs
BACKGROUND: Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is used to diagnose type 2 diabetes (T2D) and assess glycemic control in patients with diabetes. Previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified 18 HbA1c-associated genetic variants. These variants proved to be classifiable by their likely biological action as erythrocytic (also associated with erythrocyte traits) or glycemic (associated with other glucose-related traits). In this study, we tested the hypotheses that, in a very large scale GWAS, we would identify more genetic variants associated with HbA1c and that HbA1c variants implicated in erythrocytic biology would affect the diagnostic accuracy of HbA1c...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898251/hba1c-for-type-2-diabetes-diagnosis-in-africans-and-african-americans-personalized-medicine-now
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Andrew D Paterson
Andrew Paterson discusses findings from a new study that shows HbA1c screening for diabetes will leave 2% of African Americans undiagnosed and how personalised medicine is needed.
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898239/sustained-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-counselling-for-alcohol-problems-a-brief-psychological-treatment-for-harmful-drinking-in-men-delivered-by-lay-counsellors-in-primary-care-12-month-follow-up-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#7
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Abhijit Nadkarni, Helen A Weiss, Benedict Weobong, David McDaid, Daisy R Singla, A-La Park, Bhargav Bhat, Basavaraj Katti, Jim McCambridge, Pratima Murthy, Michael King, G Terence Wilson, Betty Kirkwood, Christopher G Fairburn, Richard Velleman, Vikram Patel
BACKGROUND: Counselling for Alcohol Problems (CAP), a brief intervention delivered by lay counsellors, enhanced remission and abstinence over 3 months among male primary care attendees with harmful drinking in a setting in India. We evaluated the sustainability of the effects after treatment termination, the cost-effectiveness of CAP over 12 months, and the effects of the hypothesized mediator 'readiness to change' on clinical outcomes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Male primary care attendees aged 18-65 years screening with harmful drinking on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) were randomised to either CAP plus enhanced usual care (EUC) (n = 188) or EUC alone (n = 189), of whom 89% completed assessments at 3 months, and 84% at 12 months...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892496/effectiveness-of-food-supplements-in-increasing-fat-free-tissue-accretion-in-children-with-moderate-acute-malnutrition-a-randomised-2-%C3%A3-2-%C3%A3-3-factorial-trial-in-burkina-faso
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Christian Fabiansen, Charles W Yaméogo, Ann-Sophie Iuel-Brockdorf, Bernardette Cichon, Maren J H Rytter, Anura Kurpad, Jonathan C Wells, Christian Ritz, Per Ashorn, Suzanne Filteau, André Briend, Susan Shepherd, Vibeke B Christensen, Kim F Michaelsen, Henrik Friis
BACKGROUND: Children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) are treated with lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) or corn-soy blend (CSB). We assessed the effectiveness of (a) matrix, i.e., LNS or CSB, (b) soy quality, i.e., soy isolate (SI) or dehulled soy (DS), and (c) percentage of total protein from dry skimmed milk, i.e., 0%, 20%, or 50%, in increasing fat-free tissue accretion. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Between September 9, 2013, and August 29, 2014, a randomised 2 × 2 × 3 factorial trial recruited 6- to 23-month-old children with MAM in Burkina Faso...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880867/oral-tetrahydrouridine-and-decitabine-for-non-cytotoxic-epigenetic-gene-regulation-in-sickle-cell-disease-a-randomized-phase-1-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Robert Molokie, Donald Lavelle, Michel Gowhari, Michael Pacini, Lani Krauz, Johara Hassan, Vinzon Ibanez, Maria A Ruiz, Kwok Peng Ng, Philip Woost, Tomas Radivoyevitch, Daisy Pacelli, Sherry Fada, Matthew Rump, Matthew Hsieh, John F Tisdale, James Jacobberger, Mitch Phelps, James Douglas Engel, Santhosh Saraf, Lewis L Hsu, Victor Gordeuk, Joseph DeSimone, Yogen Saunthararajah
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD), a congenital hemolytic anemia that exacts terrible global morbidity and mortality, is driven by polymerization of mutated sickle hemoglobin (HbS) in red blood cells (RBCs). Fetal hemoglobin (HbF) interferes with this polymerization, but HbF is epigenetically silenced from infancy onward by DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1). METHODS AND FINDINGS: To pharmacologically re-induce HbF by DNMT1 inhibition, this first-in-human clinical trial (NCT01685515) combined 2 small molecules-decitabine to deplete DNMT1 and tetrahydrouridine (THU) to inhibit cytidine deaminase (CDA), the enzyme that otherwise rapidly deaminates/inactivates decitabine, severely limiting its half-life, tissue distribution, and oral bioavailability...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873087/women-s-and-men-s-reports-of-past-year-prevalence-of-intimate-partner-violence-and-rape-and-women-s-risk-factors-for-intimate-partner-violence-a-multicountry-cross-sectional-study-in-asia-and-the-pacific
#10
Rachel Jewkes, Emma Fulu, Ruchira Tabassam Naved, Esnat Chirwa, Kristin Dunkle, Regine Haardörfer, Claudia Garcia-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Understanding the past-year prevalence of male-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) and risk factors is essential for building evidence-based prevention and monitoring progress to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.2, but so far, population-based research on this remains very limited. The objective of this study is to compare the population prevalence rates of past-year male-perpetrated IPV and nonpartner rape from women's and men's reports across 4 countries in Asia and the Pacific...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28850576/evaluating-the-impact-of-affordable-care-act-repeal-on-america-s-opioid-epidemic
#11
EDITORIAL
Leana S Wen, Evan B Behrle, Alexander C Tsai
In this month's Editorial, Health Commissioner of the City of Baltimore Leana S. Wen and co-authors discuss why the United States needs Medicaid to address its epidemic of opioid abuse.
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28850568/unsupervised-primaquine-for-the-treatment-of-plasmodium-vivax-malaria-relapses-in-southern-papua-a-hospital-based-cohort-study
#12
Nicholas M Douglas, Jeanne Rini Poespoprodjo, Dewi Patriani, Michael J Malloy, Enny Kenangalem, Paulus Sugiarto, Julie A Simpson, Yati Soenarto, Nicholas M Anstey, Ric N Price
BACKGROUND: Primaquine is the only licensed drug for eradicating Plasmodium vivax hypnozoites and, therefore, preventing relapses of vivax malaria. It is a vital component of global malaria elimination efforts. Primaquine is efficacious when supervised in clinical trials, but its effectiveness in real-world settings is unknown. We aimed to determine whether unsupervised primaquine was effective for preventing re-presentation to hospital with vivax malaria in southern Papua, Indonesia...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829768/association-of-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-with-offspring-metabolic-profile-analyses-of-3-european-prospective-birth-cohorts
#13
Diana L Santos Ferreira, Dylan M Williams, Antti J Kangas, Pasi Soininen, Mika Ala-Korpela, George Davey Smith, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Debbie A Lawlor
BACKGROUND: A high proportion of women start pregnancy overweight or obese. According to the developmental overnutrition hypothesis, this could lead offspring to have metabolic disruption throughout their lives and thus perpetuate the obesity epidemic across generations. Concerns about this hypothesis are influencing antenatal care. However, it is unknown whether maternal pregnancy adiposity is associated with long-term risk of adverse metabolic profiles in offspring, and if so, whether this association is causal, via intrauterine mechanisms, or explained by shared familial (genetic, lifestyle, socioeconomic) characteristics...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817562/antimicrobial-resistance-the-complex-challenge-of-measurement-to-inform-policy-and-the-public
#14
Didier Wernli, Peter S Jørgensen, Stephan Harbarth, Scott P Carroll, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Nicolas Levrat, John-Arne Røttingen, Didier Pittet
Didier Wernli and colleagues discuss the role of monitoring in countering antimicrobial resistance.
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809936/benefits-and-safety-of-gabapentinoids-in-chronic-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
REVIEW
Harsha Shanthanna, Ian Gilron, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Rizq AlAmri, Sriganesh Kamath, Lehana Thabane, Philip J Devereaux, Mohit Bhandari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) is very common, with a lifetime prevalence between 51% and 80%. In majority, it is nonspecific in nature and multifactorial in etiology. Pregabalin (PG) and Gabapentin (GB) are gabapentinoids that have demonstrated benefit in neuropathic pain conditions. Despite no clear rationale, they are increasingly used for nonspecific CLBP. They necessitate prolonged use and are associated with adverse effects and increased cost. Recent guidelines from the National Health Service (NHS), England, expressed concerns on their off-label use, in addition to the risk of misuse...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809935/effectiveness-of-a-brief-behavioural-intervention-on-psychological-distress-among-women-with-a-history-of-gender-based-violence-in-urban-kenya-a-randomised-clinical-trial
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Richard A Bryant, Alison Schafer, Katie S Dawson, Dorothy Anjuri, Caroline Mulili, Lincoln Ndogoni, Phiona Koyiet, Marit Sijbrandij, Jeannette Ulate, Melissa Harper Shehadeh, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic, Mark van Ommeren
BACKGROUND: Gender-based violence (GBV) represents a major cause of psychological morbidity worldwide, and particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Although there are effective treatments for common mental disorders associated with GBV, they typically require lengthy treatment programs that may limit scaling up in LMICs. The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of a new 5-session behavioural treatment called Problem Management Plus (PM+) that lay community workers can be taught to deliver...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809929/pregnant-and-breastfeeding-women-a-priority-population-for-hiv-viral-load-monitoring
#17
Landon Myer, Shaffiq Essajee, Laura N Broyles, D Heather Watts, Maia Lesosky, Wafaa M El-Sadr, Elaine J Abrams
Landon Myer and colleagues discuss viral load monitoring for pregnant HIV-positive women and those breastfeeding; ART treatments can suppress viral load and are key to preventing transmission to the child.
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809928/lay-worker-administered-behavioral-treatments-for-psychological-distress-in-resource-limited-settings-time-to-move-from-evidence-to-practice
#18
Alexander C Tsai
In this Perspective on the study by Bryant and colleagues, Alex Tsai discusses the evidence supporting lay worker-administered, behavioral interventions for women survivors of interpersonal violence.
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809926/impact-of-fortified-versus-unfortified-lipid-based-supplements-on-morbidity-and-nutritional-status-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-in-ill-gambian-children
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Stefan A Unger, Saikou Drammeh, Jahid Hasan, Kabiru Ceesay, Edrisa Sinjanka, Sainey Beyai, Bakary Sonko, Bai Lamin Dondeh, Anthony J Fulford, Sophie E Moore, Andrew M Prentice
BACKGROUND: Multiple micronutrients (MMN) are commonly prescribed in pediatric primary healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa to improve nutritional status and appetite without evidence for their effectiveness or international clinical guidelines. Community-wide MMN supplementation has shown limited and heterogeneous impact on growth and morbidity. Short-term ready-to-use therapeutic foods in acutely sick children in a hospital setting also had limited efficacy regarding subsequent growth. The effectiveness of MMN in improving morbidity or growth in sick children presenting for primary care has not been assessed...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792957/assessing-the-impact-of-healthcare-research-a-systematic-review-of-methodological-frameworks
#20
REVIEW
Samantha Cruz Rivera, Derek G Kyte, Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, Thomas J Keeley, Melanie J Calvert
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, researchers need to demonstrate the impact of their research to their sponsors, funders, and fellow academics. However, the most appropriate way of measuring the impact of healthcare research is subject to debate. We aimed to identify the existing methodological frameworks used to measure healthcare research impact and to summarise the common themes and metrics in an impact matrix. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Two independent investigators systematically searched the Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), the Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE), the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL+), the Health Management Information Consortium, and the Journal of Research Evaluation from inception until May 2017 for publications that presented a methodological framework for research impact...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
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