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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411073/arterial-stiffness-and-elevated-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-in-patients-at-risk-for-the-development-or-a-previous-diagnosis-of-hf-a-subgroup-analysis-from-the-diast-chf-study
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Claus Lüers, Tobias Daniel Trippel, Sebastian Seeländer, Rolf Wachter, Gerd Hasenfuss, Ruhdja Lindhorst, Anna Bobenko, Kathleen Nolte, Burkert Pieske, Frank Edelmann
Left ventricular filling pressure (LVFP) is a marker for diastolic dysfunction and heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (pEF). The interaction between arterial stiffness (AS) and elevated LVFP has not been sufficiently investigated. In 257 patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (mean age: 66 years, 53% female, mean left ventricular ejection fraction: 61%) and at least one cardiovascular risk factor (eg, hypertension and diabetes) for the development of HF or a previous diagnosis of HF, LVFP was estimated in accordance with the recommendations of the American Society of Echocardiography (elevated when E/e' ≥ 13, left atrial volume index ≥ 34 mL/m(2))...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399410/hoxa9-and-meis1-cooperatively-induce-addiction-to-syk-signaling-by-suppressing-mir-146a-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Sebastian Mohr, Carmen Doebele, Federico Comoglio, Tobias Berg, Julia Beck, Hanibal Bohnenberger, Gabriela Alexe, Jasmin Corso, Philipp Ströbel, Astrid Wachter, Tim Beissbarth, Frank Schnütgen, Anjali Cremer, Nadine Haetscher, Stefanie Göllner, Arefeh Rouhi, Lars Palmqvist, Michael A Rieger, Timm Schroeder, Halvard Bönig, Carsten Müller-Tidow, Florian Kuchenbauer, Ekkehard Schütz, Anthony R Green, Henning Urlaub, Kimberly Stegmaier, R Keith Humphries, Hubert Serve, Thomas Oellerich
The transcription factor Meis1 drives myeloid leukemogenesis in the context of Hox gene overexpression but is currently considered undruggable. We therefore investigated whether myeloid progenitor cells transformed by Hoxa9 and Meis1 become addicted to targetable signaling pathways. A comprehensive (phospho)proteomic analysis revealed that Meis1 increased Syk protein expression and activity. Syk upregulation occurs through a Meis1-dependent feedback loop. By dissecting this loop, we show that Syk is a direct target of miR-146a, whose expression is indirectly regulated by Meis1 through the transcription factor PU...
April 10, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398336/a-microprocessor-based-on-a-two-dimensional-semiconductor
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Stefan Wachter, Dmitry K Polyushkin, Ole Bethge, Thomas Mueller
The advent of microcomputers in the 1970s has dramatically changed our society. Since then, microprocessors have been made almost exclusively from silicon, but the ever-increasing demand for higher integration density and speed, lower power consumption and better integrability with everyday goods has prompted the search for alternatives. Germanium and III-V compound semiconductors are being considered promising candidates for future high-performance processor generations and chips based on thin-film plastic technology or carbon nanotubes could allow for embedding electronic intelligence into arbitrary objects for the Internet-of-Things...
April 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394258/large-scale-genome-wide-analysis-identifies-genetic-variants-associated-with-cardiac-structure-and-function
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Philipp S Wild, Janine F Felix, Arne Schillert, Alexander Teumer, Ming-Huei Chen, Maarten J G Leening, Uwe Völker, Vera Großmann, Jennifer A Brody, Marguerite R Irvin, Sanjiv J Shah, Setia Pramana, Wolfgang Lieb, Reinhold Schmidt, Alice V Stanton, Dörthe Malzahn, Albert Vernon Smith, Johan Sundström, Cosetta Minelli, Daniela Ruggiero, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Daniel Tiller, J Gustav Smith, Claire Monnereau, Marco R Di Tullio, Solomon K Musani, Alanna C Morrison, Tune H Pers, Michael Morley, Marcus E Kleber, Jayashri Aragam, Emelia J Benjamin, Joshua C Bis, Egbert Bisping, Ulrich Broeckel, Susan Cheng, Jaap W Deckers, Fabiola Del Greco M, Frank Edelmann, Myriam Fornage, Lude Franke, Nele Friedrich, Tamara B Harris, Edith Hofer, Albert Hofman, Jie Huang, Alun D Hughes, Mika Kähönen, Knhi Investigators, Jochen Kruppa, Karl J Lackner, Lars Lannfelt, Rafael Laskowski, Lenore J Launer, Margrét Leosdottir, Honghuang Lin, Cecilia M Lindgren, Christina Loley, Calum A MacRae, Deborah Mascalzoni, Jamil Mayet, Daniel Medenwald, Andrew P Morris, Christian Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Stefania Nappo, Peter M Nilsson, Sebastian Nuding, Teresa Nutile, Annette Peters, Arne Pfeufer, Diana Pietzner, Peter P Pramstaller, Olli T Raitakari, Kenneth M Rice, Fernando Rivadeneira, Jerome I Rotter, Saku T Ruohonen, Ralph L Sacco, Tandaw E Samdarshi, Helena Schmidt, Andrew S P Sharp, Denis C Shields, Rossella Sorice, Nona Sotoodehnia, Bruno H Stricker, Praveen Surendran, Simon Thom, Anna M Töglhofer, André G Uitterlinden, Rolf Wachter, Henry Völzke, Andreas Ziegler, Thomas Münzel, Winfried März, Thomas P Cappola, Joel N Hirschhorn, Gary F Mitchell, Nicholas L Smith, Ervin R Fox, Nicole D Dueker, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Olle Melander, Martin Russ, Terho Lehtimäki, Marina Ciullo, Andrew A Hicks, Lars Lind, Vilmundur Gudnason, Burkert Pieske, Anthony J Barron, Robert Zweiker, Heribert Schunkert, Erik Ingelsson, Kiang Liu, Donna K Arnett, Bruce M Psaty, Stefan Blankenberg, Martin G Larson, Stephan B Felix, Oscar H Franco, Tanja Zeller, Ramachandran S Vasan, Marcus Dörr
BACKGROUND: Understanding the genetic architecture of cardiac structure and function may help to prevent and treat heart disease. This investigation sought to identify common genetic variations associated with inter-individual variability in cardiac structure and function. METHODS: A GWAS meta-analysis of echocardiographic traits was performed, including 46,533 individuals from 30 studies (EchoGen consortium). The analysis included 16 traits of left ventricular (LV) structure, and systolic and diastolic function...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365801/a-modified-matti-russe-technique-of-grafting-scaphoid-non-unions
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Moritz Dustmann, Ralf Bajinski, Alexander Tripp, Joachim Gülke, Nikolaus Wachter
INTRODUCTION: In treatment of scaphoid non-union bone healing requires beside vital tissue and stability, enduring compression and a good interface between the graft and scaphoid fragments. While fixation techniques show a good primary stability, they reduce sintering and thus compression of fragments in the long term. Therefore, a modified technique optimising the cancellous interface between graft and scaphoid but still providing enough stability without fixating implants should be evaluated...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357376/gonorrhea-an-evolving-disease-of-the-new-millennium
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REVIEW
Stuart A Hill, Thao L Masters, Jenny Wachter
Etiology, transmission and protection: Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonococcus) is the etiological agent for the strictly human sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. Infections lead to limited immunity, therefore individuals can become repeatedly infected. Pathology/symptomatology: Gonorrhea is generally a non-complicated mucosal infection with a pustular discharge. More severe sequellae include salpingitis and pelvic inflammatory disease which may lead to sterility and/or ectopic pregnancy. Occasionally, the organism can disseminate as a bloodstream infection...
September 5, 2016: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353045/artificial-intelligence-and-the-good-society-the-us-eu-and-uk-approach
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Corinne Cath, Sandra Wachter, Brent Mittelstadt, Mariarosaria Taddeo, Luciano Floridi
In October 2016, the White House, the European Parliament, and the UK House of Commons each issued a report outlining their visions on how to prepare society for the widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI). In this article, we provide a comparative assessment of these three reports in order to facilitate the design of policies favourable to the development of a 'good AI society'. To do so, we examine how each report addresses the following three topics: (a) the development of a 'good AI society'; (b) the role and responsibility of the government, the private sector, and the research community (including academia) in pursuing such a development; and (c) where the recommendations to support such a development may be in need of improvement...
March 28, 2017: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341428/renal-papillary-necrosis-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-how-to-recognize-this-forgotten-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Michaël M E L Henderickx, Tim Brits, Karen De Baets, Mattias Seghers, Philip Maes, Dominique Trouet, Stefan De Wachter, Gunter De Win
INTRODUCTION: Renal papillary necrosis is not commonly seen in daily practice, but can have severe consequences when it is not diagnosed in time. It is known to be associated with sickle cell hemoglobinopathies; however a wide range of etiologies are possible, and it is therefore not the first diagnosis clinicians consider in patients with sickle cell disease who present with hematuria. METHODS: A literature search was performed to summarize the current knowledge about renal papillary necrosis associated with sickle cell disease...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334554/rapid-establishment-of-the-european-bank-for-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ebisc-the-hot-start-experience
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Paul A De Sousa, Rachel Steeg, Elisabeth Wachter, Kevin Bruce, Jason King, Marieke Hoeve, Shalinee Khadun, George McConnachie, Julie Holder, Andreas Kurtz, Stefanie Seltmann, Johannes Dewender, Sascha Reimann, Glyn Stacey, Orla O'Shea, Charlotte Chapman, Lyn Healy, Heiko Zimmermann, Bryan Bolton, Trisha Rawat, Isobel Atkin, Anna Veiga, Bernd Kuebler, Blanca Miranda Serano, Tomo Saric, Jürgen Hescheler, Oliver Brüstle, Michael Peitz, Cornelia Thiele, Niels Geijsen, Bjørn Holst, Christian Clausen, Majlinda Lako, Lyle Armstrong, Shailesh K Gupta, Alexander J Kvist, Ryan Hicks, Anna Jonebring, Gabriella Brolén, Andreas Ebneth, Alfredo Cabrera-Socorro, Patrik Foerch, Martine Geraerts, Tina C Stummann, Shawn Harmon, Carol George, Ian Streeter, Laura Clarke, Helen Parkinson, Peter W Harrison, Adam Faulconbridge, Luca Cherubin, Tony Burdett, Cesar Trigueros, Minal J Patel, Christa Lucas, Barry Hardy, Rok Predan, Joh Dokler, Maja Brajnik, Oliver Keminer, Ole Pless, Philip Gribbon, Carsten Claussen, Annette Ringwald, Beate Kreisel, Aidan Courtney, Timothy E Allsopp
A fast track "Hot Start" process was implemented to launch the European Bank for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC) to provide early release of a range of established control and disease linked human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines. Established practice amongst consortium members was surveyed to arrive at harmonised and publically accessible Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs) for tissue procurement, bio-sample tracking, iPSC expansion, cryopreservation, qualification and distribution to the research community...
April 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333126/cheetahs-have-a-stronger-constitutive-innate-immunity-than-leopards
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Sonja K Heinrich, Heribert Hofer, Alexandre Courtiol, Jörg Melzheimer, Martin Dehnhard, Gábor Á Czirják, Bettina Wachter
As a textbook case for the importance of genetics in conservation, absence of genetic variability at the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is thought to endanger species viability, since it is considered crucial for pathogen resistance. An alternative view of the immune system inspired by life history theory posits that a strong response should evolve in other components of the immune system if there is little variation in the MHC. In contrast to the leopard (Panthera pardus), the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) has a relatively low genetic variability at the MHC, yet free-ranging cheetahs are healthy...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329159/concomitant-therapy-off-pump-coronary-revascularization-and-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Samir Ahad, Kristina Wachter, Christian Rustenbach, Alina Stan, Stephan Hill, Tim Schäufele, Adrian Ursulescu, Ulrich F W Franke, Hardy Baumbach
OBJECTIVES: Significant coronary artery disease (CAD) is common among patients evaluated for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Only little data exist on outcome of patients undergoing concomitant off-pump coronary revascularization and TAVI. The goal of this study was to analyse the impact of concomitant off-pump revascularization on early clinical outcome and 2-year follow-up of patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: A total of 70 patients with significant CAD and aortic valve stenosis were included between January 2011 and January 2016...
March 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325433/reliability-of-the-grip-strength-coefficient-of-variation-for-detecting-sincerity-in-normal-and-blocked-median-nerve-in-healthy-adults
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N J Wachter, M Mentzel, R Hütz, J Gülke
In the assessment of hand and upper limb function, detecting sincerity of effort (SOE) for grip strength is of major importance to identifying feigned loss of strength. Measuring maximal grip strength with a dynamometer is very common, often combined with calculating the coefficient of variation (CV), a measure of the variation over the three grip strength trials. Little data is available about the relevance of these measurements in patients with median nerve impairment due to the heterogeneity of patient groups...
April 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304089/phosphorylated-fadd-is-not-prognostic-for-local-control-in-t1-t2-supraglottic-laryngeal-carcinoma-treated-with-radiotherapy
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Jan E Wachters, Michiel L Schrijvers, Lorian Slagter-Menkema, Mirjam Mastik, Johannes A Langendijk, Geertruida H de Bock, Jan L Roodenburg, Bernard F A M van der Laan, Jacqueline E van der Wal, Ed Schuuring
OBJECTIVE: The Fas-Associated Death Domain (FADD) gene is located in the chromosome 11q13-region and frequently is amplified in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Expression of FADD and its phosphorylated isoform (pFADD) have been associated with aggressive tumor growth, lymph node metastasis, and overall survival. Previously, we demonstrated that pFADD expression was related to a significantly improved local control in early stage (tumor [T]1 to T2) glottic laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC)...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274491/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-oligo-metastatic-liver-disease-influence-of-pre-treatment-chemotherapy-and-histology-on-local-tumor-control
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R J Klement, M Guckenberger, H Alheid, M Allgäuer, G Becker, O Blanck, J Boda-Heggemann, T Brunner, M Duma, S Gerum, D Habermehl, G Hildebrandt, V Lewitzki, C Ostheimer, A Papachristofilou, C Petersen, T Schneider, R Semrau, S Wachter, N Andratschke
INTRODUCTION: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is applied in the oligometastatic setting to treat liver metastases. However, factors influencing tumor control probability (TCP) other than radiation dose have not been thoroughly investigated. Here we set out to investigate such factors with a focus on the influence of histology and chemotherapy prior to SBRT using a large multi-center database from the German Society of Radiation Oncology. METHODS: 452 SBRT treatments in 363 patients were analyzed after collection of patient, tumor and treatment data in a multi-center database...
March 5, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261939/comparison-of-fasciocutaneous-v-y-and-rotational-flaps-for-defect-coverage-of-sacral-pressure-sores-a-critical-single-centre-appraisal
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Gabriel Djedovic, Julia Metzler, Evi M Morandi, Tanja Wachter, Shafreena Kühn, Gerhard Pierer, Ulrich M Rieger
Pressure sore rates remain high in both nursing homes as well as in hospitals. Numerous surgical options are available for defect coverage in the sacral region. However, objective data is scarce as to whether a specific flap design is superior to another. Here, we aim to compare two fasciocutaneous flap designs for sacral defect coverage: the gluteal rotation flap and the gluteal V-Y flap. All primary sacral pressure sores of grades III-IV that were being covered with gluteal fasciocutaneous rotational or V-Y flaps between January 2008 and December 2014 at our institution were analysed...
March 6, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220194/-diagnostic-ability-of-power-measurement-of-different-grip-forms-for-distal-median-nerve-lesion
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N Wachter, M Mentzel, G Krischak, C Häderer, J Gülke
BACKGROUND: Peripheral lesions of the median nerve cause characteristic changes of the grip function of the hand. For evaluating grip force changes, measurement by dynamometers (JAMAR dynamometer and pinch dynamometer) is of high relevance. In this study the ability of grip force measurements of different grip forms was evaluated to discriminate between a simulated median nerve lesion and healthy subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 21 healthy subjects, the grip force of power grip was measured by the JAMAR dynamometer at the second stage including measurement of force at the fingertips and the thenar by a sensor glove...
February 20, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217313/ghrelin-and-hormonal-markers-under-exercise-training-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-results-from-the-ex-dhf-pilot-study
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Tobias Daniel Trippel, Volker Holzendorf, Martin Halle, Götz Gelbrich, Kathleen Nolte, Andre Duvinage, Silja Schwarz, Tinka Rutscher, Julian Wiora, Rolf Wachter, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Hans-Dirk Duengen, Gerd Hasenfuß, Burkert Pieske, Frank Edelmann
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of patients with symptomatic heart failure (HF) experience HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Exercise training (ET) is effective in improving cardiorespiratory fitness and dimensions of quality of life in patients with HFpEF. A systemic pro-inflammatory state induced by comorbidities as the cause of myocardial structural and functional alterations has been proposed in HFpEF. ET modifies myocardial structure and has been related to inflammatory state. We investigated Ghrelin, related adipokines, markers of inflammation, and neuro-hormonal activation in patients undergoing a structured ET vs...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211718/gravitational-smoothing-of-kinks-on-cosmic-string-loops
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Jeremy M Wachter, Ken D Olum
We analyze the effect of gravitational backreaction on cosmic string loops with kinks, which is an important determinant of the shape, and thus the potential observability, of string loops which may exist in the Universe today. Kinks are not rounded off, but may be straightened out. This means that backreaction will only cause loops with kinks to develop cusps after some potentially large fraction of their lifetimes. In some loops, symmetries prevent even this process, so that the loop evaporates in a self-similar fashion and the kinks are unchanged...
February 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187920/holter-electrocardiogram-monitoring-in-patients-with-acute-ischaemic-stroke-find-afrandomised-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rolf Wachter, Klaus Gröschel, Götz Gelbrich, Gerhard F Hamann, Pawel Kermer, Jan Liman, Joachim Seegers, Katrin Wasser, Anna Schulte, Falko Jürries, Anna Messerschmid, Nico Behnke, Sonja Gröschel, Timo Uphaus, Anne Grings, Tugba Ibis, Sven Klimpe, Michaela Wagner-Heck, Magdalena Arnold, Evgeny Protsenko, Peter U Heuschmann, David Conen, Mark Weber-Krüger
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor for recurrent ischaemic stroke, but often remains undiagnosed in patients who have had an acute ischaemic stroke. Enhanced and prolonged Holter-electrocardiogram-monitoring might increase detection of atrial fibrillation. We therefore investigated whether enhanced and prolonged rhythm monitoring was better for detection of atrial fibrillation than standard care procedures in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. METHODS: Find-AFRANDOMISED is an open-label randomised study done at four centres in Germany...
February 8, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167838/glrb-allelic-variation-associated-with-agoraphobic-cognitions-increased-startle-response-and-fear-network-activation-a-potential-neurogenetic-pathway-to-panic-disorder
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J Deckert, H Weber, C Villmann, T B Lonsdorf, J Richter, M Andreatta, A Arias-Vasquez, L Hommers, L Kent, C Schartner, S Cichon, C Wolf, N Schaefer, C R von Collenberg, B Wachter, R Blum, D Schümann, R Scharfenort, J Schumacher, A J Forstner, C Baumann, M A Schiele, S Notzon, P Zwanzger, J G E Janzing, T Galesloot, L A Kiemeney, A Gajewska, E Glotzbach-Schoon, A Mühlberger, G Alpers, T Fydrich, L Fehm, A L Gerlach, T Kircher, T Lang, A Ströhle, V Arolt, H-U Wittchen, R Kalisch, C Büchel, A Hamm, M M Nöthen, M Romanos, K Domschke, P Pauli, A Reif
The molecular genetics of panic disorder (PD) with and without agoraphobia (AG) are still largely unknown and progress is hampered by small sample sizes. We therefore performed a genome-wide association study with a dimensional, PD/AG-related anxiety phenotype based on the Agoraphobia Cognition Questionnaire (ACQ) in a sample of 1370 healthy German volunteers of the CRC TRR58 MEGA study wave 1. A genome-wide significant association was found between ACQ and single non-coding nucleotide variants of the GLRB gene (rs78726293, P=3...
February 7, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
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