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  1. Subgroups of older patients experience difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADL) following hospital discharge, as well as unplanned hospital readmissions and emergency department (ED) presentation...

    Authors: Véronique Provencher, Lindy Clemson, Kylie Wales, Ian D. Cameron, Laura N. Gitlin, Ariane Grenier and Natasha A. Lannin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:84

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  2. Memory complaints and depressive symptoms are frequently associated in older adults and both serve as potential indicators of future cognitive decline. However, the temporal ordering of the development of thes...

    Authors: Jacqueline Mogle, Nikki L. Hill, Sakshi Bhargava, Tyler Reed Bell and Iris Bhang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:57

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  3. In the last few decades, research related to balance in older adults has been conducted in lab-based settings. The lack of portability and high cost that is associated with the current gold standard methods to...

    Authors: Bader A. Alqahtani, Patrick J. Sparto, Susan L. Whitney, Susan L. Greenspan, Subashan Perera and Jennifer S. Brach

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:82

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  4. Many older people live at home, often with complex and chronic health and social care needs. Integrated care programs are increasingly being implemented as a way to better address these needs. To support older...

    Authors: Manon Lette, Eliva A. Ambugo, Terje P. Hagen, Giel Nijpels, Caroline A. Baan and Simone R. de Bruin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:81

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  5. Accidental falls among older adults are a leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations. Reducing falls is an ongoing quality improvement priority for home care, given that many home care clients experience...

    Authors: Derek R. Manis, Caitlin McArthur and Andrew P. Costa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:80

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Like many other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the Ghanaian healthcare system remains poor which is likely to affect the utilisation of healthcare services, especially among poor older people who ar...

    Authors: Williams Agyemang-Duah, Charles Peprah and Francis Arthur-Holmes

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:79

    Content type: Research article

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  7. A rapidly ageing population with increasing prevalence of chronic disease presents policymakers the urgent task of tailoring healthcare services to optimally meet changing needs. While healthcare needs-based s...

    Authors: Jia Loon Chong, Lian Leng Low, David Bruce Matchar, Rahul Malhotra, Kheng Hock Lee, Julian Thumboo and Angelique Wei-Ming Chan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:78

    Content type: Research article

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  8. As global populations age, governments have come to rely heavily on family carers (FCs) to care for older adults and reduce the demands made of formal health and social care systems. Under increasing pressure,...

    Authors: Myles Leslie, Robin Patricia Gray, Jacquie Eales, Janet Fast, Andrew Magnaye and Akram Khayatzadeh-Mahani

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:52

    Content type: Research article

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  9. During aging, alterations of the intestinal microbial ecosystem can occur contributing to immunosenescence, inflamm-aging and impairment of intestinal barrier function (increased intestinal permeability; IP). ...

    Authors: Simone Guglielmetti, Stefano Bernardi, Cristian Del Bo’, Antonio Cherubini, Marisa Porrini, Giorgio Gargari, Nicole Hidalgo-Liberona, Raul Gonzalez-Dominguez, Gregorio Peron, Raul Zamora-Ros, Mark S. Winterbone, Benjamin Kirkup, Paul A. Kroon, Cristina Andres-Lacueva and Patrizia Riso

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:77

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Functional independence and safe mobility, especially in older people, mostly rely on the ability to perform dual tasks, particularly during activities with variable- and fixed-priority attention. The aim of t...

    Authors: Francis Trombini-Souza, Marcelo de Maio Nascimento, Tarcísio Fulgêncio Alves da Silva, Rodrigo Cappato de Araújo, Mônica Rodrigues Perracini and Isabel C. N. Sacco

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:76

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. The rising number of older multimorbid in-patients has implications for medical care. There is a growing need for the identification of factors predicting the needs of older patients in hospital environments. ...

    Authors: Anne-Carina Scharf, Janine Gronewold, Christian Dahlmann, Jeanina Schlitzer, Andreas Kribben, Guido Gerken, Helmut Frohnhofen, Richard Dodel and Dirk M. Hermann

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:75

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  12. Normal aging is associated with balance, mobility and working memory decline that increase fall risk and influence activity of daily living functions. Mounting evidence suggests that physical activity is benef...

    Authors: Michal Nissim, Abigail Livny, Caroline Barmatz, Galia Tsarfaty, Yitshal Berner, Yaron Sacher, Jonathan Giron and Navah Z. Ratzon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:74

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  13. With age, the number of chronic conditions increases along with the use of medications. For several years, polypharmacy has been found to be on the increase in western societies. Polypharmacy is associated wit...

    Authors: Kristine Thorell, Patrik Midlöv, Johan Fastbom and Anders Halling

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:73

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  14. Intra-abdominal emergency surgery is associated with high mortality risk and long length of hospital stay. The objective of this study was to explore variations in surgery rates, the relationship between admis...

    Authors: Aisling McCann, Jan Sorensen, Deirdre Nally, Dara Kavanagh and Deborah A. McNamara

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:72

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  15. Visual impairment disproportionately affects people in the low-income countries. A high proportion of visual impairment can be prevented or cured. Yet, care seeking for eye health is restricted for women and o...

    Authors: Debjani Barman and Manasee Mishra

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:71

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  16. The delivery of post stroke care is fragmented even in advanced public healthcare systems, globally. Primary care teams are entrusted to provide longer term care for stroke survivors in most developing countri...

    Authors: Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Nor Azlin Mohd Nordin, Amrizal Muhd Nur, Saperi Sulong and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:70

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  17. In view of population aging, a better knowledge of factors influencing the type of long-term care (LTC) among older adults is necessary. Previous studies reported a close relationship between incontinence and ...

    Authors: Nicolas Carvalho, Sarah Fustinoni, Nazanin Abolhassani, Juan Manuel Blanco, Lionel Meylan and Brigitte Santos-Eggimann

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:69

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  18. Considering the real-world experiences of those with cognitive impairments is important in building a positive community for older people. Community-based participatory research is an important methodology for...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Okamura, Chiaki Ura, Mika Sugiyama, Madoka Ogawa, Hiroki Inagaki, Fumiko Miyamae, Ayako Edahiro, Yukiko Kugimiya, Mutsuko Okamura, Mari Yamashita and Shuichi Awata

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:68

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  19. The culture shift in nursing homes from task-oriented to person-centered care has created a need to assess clients’ experienced quality of care (QoC), as this corresponds best with what matters to them. This s...

    Authors: Katya Y. J. Sion, Hilde Verbeek, Bram de Boer, Sandra M. G. Zwakhalen, Gaby Odekerken-Schröder, Jos M. G. A. Schols and Jan P. H. Hamers

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:67

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  20. Early operative treatment of acetabulum fractures in geriatric patients has been suggested to reduce pain and allow for earlier mobilization. The aim of this study was to determine mortality, complications and...

    Authors: Johannes Wollmerstädt, Philipp Pieroh, Isabell Schneider, Suzanne Zeidler, Andreas Höch, Christoph Josten and Georg Osterhoff

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:66

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  21. Screening is an important component of understanding and managing frailty. This study examined older adults’, caregivers’ and healthcare providers’ perspectives on frailty and frailty screening.

    Authors: Jill Van Damme, Elena Neiterman, Mark Oremus, Kassandra Lemmon and Paul Stolee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:65

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  22. Previous studies indicated that the behavioral performances of older adults could be enhanced by multisensory integration. This pilot study tested the benefits of an audiovisual integrative (AV) training for i...

    Authors: Leung-Pong Lee, Afifah Wing-Yiu Har, Chun-Hei Ngai, Daniel W. L. Lai, Bess Yin-Hung Lam and Chetwyn Che-Hin Chan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:64

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  23. Sarcopenia is a condition that is characterized by loss of muscle mass, muscle strength and muscle functional impairment with ageing. It is associated with poor health outcomes, premature death and a significa...

    Authors: Xiaolei Liu, Lisha Hou, Xin Xia, Yang Liu, Zhiliang Zuo, Yan Zhang, Wanyu Zhao, Qiukui Hao, Jirong Yue and Birong Dong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:63

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  24. “Failure to thrive” and associated diagnoses are non-specific terms applied to older adults when there is lack of diagnostic clarity and imply an absence of medical acuity. We investigated the effect of such a...

    Authors: Clara Tsui, Kristine Kim and Martha Spencer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:62

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  25. People with dementia often require full-time caregivers especially in the later stages of their condition. People with dementia and caregivers’ access to reliable information on dementia is essential as it may...

    Authors: Aijia Soong, Shu Ting Au, Bhone Myint Kyaw, Yin Leng Theng and Lorainne Tudor Car

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:61

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  26. All individuals with severe dementia should be offered careful hand feeding. However, under certain circumstances, people with severe dementia have a feeding tube placed. In Taiwan, tube feeding rate in dement...

    Authors: Hsiao-Hui Chou, Meng-Ting Tsou and Lee-Ching Hwang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:60

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  27. The aim of this study was to update and refine an algorithm, originally developed in Canada, to assist care home staff to manage residents with suspected infection in the United Kingdom care home setting. The ...

    Authors: Carmel Hughes, David R. Ellard, Anne Campbell, Rachel Potter, Catherine Shaw, Evie Gardner, Ashley Agus, Dermot O’Reilly, Martin Underwood, Mark Loeb, Bob Stafford and Michael Tunney

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:59

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Andersen’s Expanded Behavioral Model of Health Services Use describes factors associated with the use of long-term services and supports (LTSS). This model, however, has only been tested on the intent to use such...

    Authors: Jasmine L. Travers, Karen B. Hirschman and Mary D. Naylor

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:58

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  29. To analyse the reliability, variance and execution time of the Extended Timed Up and Go (Extended TUG) test in three age groups of elderly participants (G1: 55–64 years; G2: 65–74 years; G3: 75–85 years).

    Authors: Juan José Bedoya-Belmonte, María del Mar Rodríguez-González, Manuel González-Sánchez, Jose Miguel Barreda Pitarch, Alejandro Galán-Mercant and Antonio I. Cuesta-Vargas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:56

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  30. Falls in older people are common and can result in loss of confidence, fear of falling, restriction in activity and loss of independence. Causes of falls are multi-factorial. There is a paucity of research ass...

    Authors: B. O’Rourke, M. E. Walsh, R. Brophy, S. Vallely, N. Murphy, B. Conroy, C. Cunningham and N. F. Horgan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:55

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  31. Older patients are increasingly encouraged to be actively involved but how they perceive their role in the decision-making process varies according to their health care providers and their health situation. Th...

    Authors: Kirti D. Doekhie, Martina Buljac-Samardzic, Mathilde M. H. Strating and Jaap Paauwe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:53

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  32. Older people living in the community have a high prevalence of polypharmacy and are vulnerable to adverse drug events. Home Medicines Review (HMR) is a collaborative medication review service involving general...

    Authors: Lisa Kouladjian O’Donnell, Mouna Sawan, Emily Reeve, Danijela Gnjidic, Timothy F. Chen, Patrick J. Kelly, Simon J. Bell and Sarah N. Hilmer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:51

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Research participation burden, despite being an integral concept in research ethics, is not well-conceptualized in the context of the use of technology in research. This knowledge gap is especially critical fo...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kabacińska, Nicole Sharma, Jeffrey Kaye, Nora Mattek, Boris Kuzeljevic and Julie M. Robillard

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:50

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  34. Timely diagnosis of dementia has a wide range of benefits including reduced hospital emergency department presentations, admissions and inpatient length of stay, and improved quality of life for patients and t...

    Authors: Genevieve Z. Steiner, Carolyn Ee, Shamieka Dubois, Freya MacMillan, Emma S. George, Kate A. McBride, Diana Karamacoska, Keith McDonald, Anne Harley, Gamze Abramov, Elana R. Andrews-Marney, Adele E. Cave and Mark I. Hohenberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:49

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  35. There is a paucity of data on the prevalence and correlates of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of Alzheimer’s...

    Authors: Vincent Mubangizi, Samuel Maling, Celestino Obua and Alexander C. Tsai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:48

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  36. Older adults who reside in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are at particularly high risk for infection, morbidity and mortality from pneumonia and influenza (P&I) compared to individuals of younger age and t...

    Authors: Patience Moyo, Andrew R. Zullo, Kevin W. McConeghy, Elliott Bosco, Robertus van Aalst, Ayman Chit and Stefan Gravenstein

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:47

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  37. To measure the effects of an augmented prescribed exercise programme versus usual care, on physical performance, quality of life and healthcare utilisation for frail older medical patients in the acute setting.

    Authors: Ruth McCullagh, Eimear O’Connell, Sarah O’Meara, Darren Dahly, Eilis O’Reilly, Kieran O’Connor, N. Frances Horgan and Suzanne Timmons

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:46

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  38. Motor and cognitive deficits and consequently mobility problems are common in geriatric patients. The currently available methods for diagnosis and for the evaluation of treatment in this vulnerable cohort are...

    Authors: Johanna Geritz, Sara Maetzold, Maren Steffen, Andrea Pilotto, Marta F. Corrà, Mariana Moscovich, Maria C. Rizzetti, Barbara Borroni, Alessandro Padovani, Annekathrin Alpes, Corinna Bang, Igor Barcellos, Ralf Baron, Thorsten Bartsch, Jos S. Becktepe, Daniela Berg…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:45

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  39. Institutionalization is a global phenomenon and its impact on elderly’s quality of life (QoL) is under discussion. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the influence of the institutionalization o...

    Authors: Mariana Marinho Davino de Medeiros, Talita Malini Carletti, Marcela Baraúna Magno, Lucianne Cople Maia, Yuri Wanderley Cavalcanti and Renata Cunha Matheus Rodrigues-Garcia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:44

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  40. Understanding falls risk in advanced age is critical with people over 80 a rapidly growing demographic. Slow gait and cognitive complaint are established risk factors and together comprise the Motoric Cognitiv...

    Authors: Sue Lord, Simon Moyes, Ruth Teh, Waiora Port, Marama Muru-Lanning, Catherine J Bacon, Tim Wilkinson and Ngaire Kerse

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:43

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  41. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that one of the authors’ given name and last names are reversed and misspelled and thus not reflected correctly (given name now is Painc...

    Authors: Alexandrine Boucher, Julie Haesebaert, Adriana Freitas, Rhéda Adekpedjou, Marjolaine Landry, Henriette Bourassa, Dawn Stacey, Jordie Croteau, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:42

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    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:249

  42. With the fast-paced aging and increasing digitalization of society, there has been a growing interest in the effect of mobile device use on cognitive function and depression in older adults. However, research ...

    Authors: Lu Lin, Xiu-Chen Jing, Shu-Jiao Lv, Jing-Hong Liang, Li Tian, Hui-Ling Li, Martine Puts and Yong Xu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:41

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  43. To identify the incidence of, risk factors for, and outcomes associated with postoperative delirium (POD) in older adult patients who underwent noncardiac surgery.

    Authors: Arissara Iamaroon, Titima Wongviriyawong, Patumporn Sura-arunsumrit, Nattikan Wiwatnodom, Nichakarn Rewuri and Onuma Chaiwat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:40

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  44. Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in the older adult and one of the most common risk factors for suicide in the older adult. Studies show different and inconsistent prevalence rates in...

    Authors: Nader Salari, Masoud Mohammadi, Aliakbar Vaisi-Raygani, Alireza Abdi, Shamarina Shohaimi, Behnam Khaledipaveh, Alireza Daneshkhah and Rostam Jalali

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:39

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  45. Current guidelines recommend considering life expectancy before aortic valve replacement (AVR). We compared the performance of a general mortality index, the Lee index, to a frailty index.

    Authors: Sandra Shi, Natalia Festa, Jonathan Afilalo, Jeffrey J. Popma, Kamal R. Khabbaz, Roger J. Laham, Kimberly Guibone and Dae Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:38

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  46. Exercise interventions focusing on balance and strength training have been shown to be effective for falls prevention. The aim of this 20-year register-based follow-up was to examine whether long-term particip...

    Authors: Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, Saija Karinkanta, Pekka Kannus, Kari Tokola and Harri Sievänen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:37

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  47. The multidisciplinary comprehensive care (MDCC) program promotes the improvement of oral intake for older patients. The Kuchi-kara Taberu (ingesting orally in Japanese, KT) index was developed to objectively a...

    Authors: Hiroshi Shamoto, Tamami Koyama, Ryo Momosaki, Keisuke Maeda and Hidetaka Wakabayashi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:36

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  48. The most common methods for measuring mobility in older adulthood include performance-based tests, such as the Timed-Up-and-Go and gait speed. While these measures have strong predictive validity for adverse o...

    Authors: A. Kuspinar, CP Verschoor, MK Beauchamp, J. Dushoff, J. Ma, E. Amster, C. Bassim, V. Dal Bello-Haas, M. A. Gregory, JE Harris, L. Letts, S. E. Neil-Sztramko, J. Richardson, R. Valaitis and B. Vrkljan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:35

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  49. In the age of aging, Korea’s current medical delivery system threatens to increase the number of medical and caring refugees. This study attempts to develop an integrated senior citizen-oriented healthcare ser...

    Authors: Yoon-Sook Kim, Jongmin Lee, Yeonsil Moon, Hee Joung Kim, Jinyoung Shin, Jae-Min Park, Kyeong Eun Uhm, Kyoung Jin Kim, Jung A. Yoo, Yun Kyoung Oh, Pilsuk Byeon, Kunsei Lee, Seol-Heui Han and Jaekyung Choi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:32

    Content type: Research article

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