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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Falls among older adults with intellectual disability (ID) are recognised as a serious health problem potentially resulting in reduced health-related quality of life and premature placement in residential care...

    Authors: Portia Ho, Caroline Bulsara, Shane Patman, Max Bulsara, Jenny Downs and Anne-Marie Hill

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:171

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Multimorbidity is recognized as a major public health issue that increases with age and affects approximately two-thirds of older people in Canada, the US, Australia and many European countries. This study dev...

    Authors: Andrew Wister, Scott Lear, Nadine Schuurman, Dawn MacKey, Barbara Mitchell, Theodore Cosco and Ian Fyffe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:170

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    Oldest-old persons frequently receive potentially inappropriate medication. Medication use takes place under the patients’ informal caregivers’ influence. We explored informal caregivers’ perspectives on medic...

    Authors: Nadine Janis Pohontsch, Antje Löffler, Tobias Luck, Kathrin Heser, Debora Parker, Britta Haenisch, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, Frank Jessen and Martin Scherer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:169

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    The risk-benefit relationship of memantine treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remains unclear. In addition, variability between the results of clinical trials has been observed. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Lídia Blanco-Silvente, Dolors Capellà, Josep Garre-Olmo, Joan Vilalta-Franch and Xavier Castells

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:168

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    Health care systems are increasingly moving towards more integrated approaches. Shared decision making (SDM) is central to these models but may be complicated by the need to negotiate and communicate decisions...

    Authors: Frances Bunn, Claire Goodman, Bridget Russell, Patricia Wilson, Jill Manthorpe, Greta Rait, Isabel Hodkinson and Marie-Anne Durand

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:165

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Impaired physical performance is highly prevalent in older cancer patients and is associated with cancer-related outcomes such as mortality and chemotherapy-related toxicity. Physical performance might already...

    Authors: S. M. L. M. Looijaard, M. S. Slee-Valentijn, L. N. Groeneveldt, D. J. H. Deeg, M. Huisman and A. B. Maier

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:166

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    A physically active lifestyle in older people contributes to the preservation of good health. We assessed the influence of physiotherapy on daily functioning among community dwelling older people (75+) with co...

    Authors: Petra C. Siemonsma, Jeanet W. Blom, Hedwig Hofstetter, Ariëtte T. H. van Hespen, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Yvonne M. Drewes and Nico L. U. van Meeteren

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:164

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Late-life cognitive decline, caused by progressive neuronal loss leading to brain atrophy years before symptoms are detected, is expected to double in Canada over the next two decades. Cognitive impairment in ...

    Authors: Sana Tariq, Christopher D. d’Esterre, Tolulope T. Sajobi, Eric E. Smith, Richard Stewart Longman, Richard Frayne, Shelagh B. Coutts, Nils D. Forkert and Philip A. Barber

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:163

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In intensive care units (ICU) octogenarians become a routine patients group with aggravated therapeutic and diagnostic decision-making. Due to increased mortality and a reduced quality of life in this high-ris...

    Authors: Johanna M. Muessig, Amir M. Nia, Maryna Masyuk, Alexander Lauten, Anne Lena Sacher, Thorsten Brenner, Marcus Franz, Frank Bloos, Henning Ebelt, Stefan J. Schaller, Kristina Fuest, Christian Rabe, Thorben Dieck, Stephan Steiner, Tobias Graf, Rolf A. Jánosi…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:162

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  10. Content type: Research article

    China has the largest population of partially or completely disabled elderly people in the world. Although the disabled elderly people try to remain independent in their lives, many still need assistance from ...

    Authors: Shen Chen, Jing Zheng, Chen Chen, Ying Xing, Yan Cui, Yaping Ding and Xiuyun Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:160

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    This paper describes an integrated series of functional, clinical, and discharge post-acute care (PAC) quality indicators (QIs) and an examination of the distribution of the QIs in skilled nursing facilities (...

    Authors: John N. Morris, Katherine Berg, Eva Topinkova, Leonard C. Gray and Erez Schachter

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:161

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Evaluation of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is necessary to ensure optimal management. Several scales for assessing HRQoL of patients with AD exist, in partic...

    Authors: Coralie Barbe, Damien Jolly, Isabella Morrone, Aurore Wolak-Thierry, Moustapha Dramé, Jean-Luc Novella and Rachid Mahmoudi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:159

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  13. Content type: Research article

    No previous study has evaluated disability in older persons according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework guidelines. We conducted a more comprehensive investiga...

    Authors: Yaping Liang, Xiaojia Xu, Mingjuan Yin, Yulian Li, Yan Zhang, Lingfeng Huang and Jindong Ni

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:158

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  14. Content type: Research article

    As the most common cholangiocarcinoma, hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) is a challenge in hepatobiliary surgery and causes a very poor prognosis. This study was designed to explore whether 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose p...

    Authors: Xuling Li, Ying Zhang and Yongyang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:150

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Nursing home (NH) residents are frequent users of emergency departments (ED) and while prior research suggests that repeat visits are common, there is little data describing this phenomenon. Our objectives wer...

    Authors: Andrea Gruneir, Candemir Cigsar, Xuesong Wang, Alice Newman, Susan E. Bronskill, Geoff M. Anderson and Paula A. Rochon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:157

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In 2015, the Japan Geriatric Society (JGS) updated “the Guidelines for Medical Treatment and its Safety in the elderly,” accompanied with the Screening Tool for Older Persons’ Appropriate Prescriptions for Jap...

    Authors: Kaori Nomura, Taro Kojima, Shinya Ishii, Takuto Yonekawa, Masahiro Akishita and Manabu Akazawa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:154

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to assess the morbidity and in-hospital mortality that occur in surgical patients with pre-existing dementia compared with those outcomes in non-dementia patients following emergent and nonemergent...

    Authors: Woubet Tefera Kassahun

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:153

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  18. Content type: Research article

    With the growing number of young-older adults (baby-boomers), there is an increasing demand for assessment tools specific for this population, which are able to detect subtle balance and mobility deficits. Var...

    Authors: Michaela Weber, Jeanine Van Ancum, Ronny Bergquist, Kristin Taraldsen, Katharina Gordt, A. Stefanie Mikolaizak, Corinna Nerz, Mirjam Pijnappels, Nini H. Jonkman, Andrea B. Maier, Jorunn L. Helbostad, Beatrix Vereijken, Clemens Becker and Michael Schwenk

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:156

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In the past decade, the number of long-term care (LTC) services for older adults in China has grown annually by an average of 10%. Older adults, their family members, and policymakers in China are concerned ab...

    Authors: Yuebin Xu, Nan Jiang, Yean Wang, Qiang Zhang, Lin Chen and Shuang Ma

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:152

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Interdisciplinary geriatric consultation teams (IGCT) are regularly requested to provide comprehensive geriatric assessments in older inpatients. Our primary aim was to evaluate whether medication reviews incr...

    Authors: Lorenz Van der Linden, Julie Hias, Lisa Dreessen, Koen Milisen, Johan Flamaing, Isabel Spriet and Jos Tournoy

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:155

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Our study explored client experience of Australian Consumer Directed Care. This evolving funding model enables consumer autonomy and choice, allowing older people to remain in their community as they age and n...

    Authors: Liz Gill, Sandra L. Bradley, Ian D. Cameron and Julie Ratcliffe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:148

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of major depression (MD) according to population studies is the same for old (65 years and older) and younger adults. In contrast, an elevated proportion of old MD patients are hospitalized comp...

    Authors: Torfinn Lødøen Gaarden, Knut Engedal, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Marianne Larsen, Bernhard Lorentzen, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Tor Magne Bjølseth and Albert Castellheim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:149

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Geriatric syndromes, multimorbidity, and disability are prevalent among ageing population. However, no study empirically examined their additive or synergistic effect on healthcare use. The present study aims ...

    Authors: Johnny T. K. Cheung, Ruby Yu, Zimu Wu, Samuel Y.S. Wong and Jean Woo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:147

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    The Quality of Life in Alzheimer’s disease scale (QoL-AD) is a widely used Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) instrument. However, studies investigating the instrument’s inter-rater reliability (IRR) are m...

    Authors: Martin Nikolaus Dichter, Eva-Maria Wolschon, Christian G. G. Schwab, Gabriele Meyer and Sascha Köpke

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:145

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE) is widely used as a complementary screening tool for dementia. However, there are few studies concerning the efficacy of the IQCODE for ...

    Authors: Yunlong Ding, Jiali Niu, Yanrong Zhang, Wenpeng Liu, Yan Zhou, Can Wei and Yan Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:146

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    Older emergency department patients are more vulnerable than younger patients, yet many risk factors that contribute to the mortality of older patients remain unclear and under investigation. This study endeav...

    Authors: Carmen García-Peña, Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda, Leslie Viridiana Robles-Jiménez, Sergio Sánchez-García, Ricardo Ramírez-Aldana and Pamela Tella-Vega

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:144

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Disturbances in sleep and circadian rhythms are common among residents of long-term care facilities. In this systematic review, we aim to identify and evaluate the literature documenting the outcomes associate...

    Authors: Elizabeth Capezuti, Rana Sagha Zadeh, Kevin Pain, Aleksa Basara, Nancy Ziyan Jiang and Ana C. Krieger

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:143

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    Studies on persistence of benzodiazepine agonist (BZDA) withdrawal in older outpatients are few, and few studies on long-term persistence over years have yet been published. To describe the persistence of tema...

    Authors: Juha Puustinen, Ritva Lähteenmäki, Janne Nurminen, Tero Vahlberg, Pertti Aarnio, Markku Partinen, Ismo Räihä, Pertti J. Neuvonen and Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:142

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) dementia, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, exerts significant burden upon patients, caregivers, and healthcare systems globally. The current study investigated the associations...

    Authors: William Montgomery, Amir Goren, Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Tomomi Nakamura and Kaname Ueda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:141

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The ability of acute care providers to cope with the influx of frail older patients is increasingly stressed, and changes need to be made to improve care provided to older adults. Our purpose was to conduct a ...

    Authors: Olga Theou, Emma Squires, Kayla Mallery, Jacques S. Lee, Sherri Fay, Judah Goldstein, Joshua J. Armstrong and Kenneth Rockwood

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:139

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  31. Content type: Research article

    A first step to offer community-dwelling older persons proactive care is to identify those at risk of functional decline within a year. This study investigates the predictive value of registered information, q...

    Authors: Sophie C. E. van Blijswijk, Jeanet W. Blom, Anton J. M. de Craen, Wendy P. J. den Elzen and Jacobijn Gussekloo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:140

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Poor nutrition and age per see add to the development of sarcopenia, i.e. loss of muscle mass and strength, which contributes to increased risk of impaired activities of daily living (ADL) and reduced independ...

    Authors: Helena Grönstedt, Sofia Vikström, Tommy Cederholm, Erika Franzén, Åke Seiger, Anders Wimo, Gerd Faxén-Irving and Anne-Marie Boström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:138

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Adherence to recommendations and medication is deemed to be important for effectiveness of case management interventions. Thus, reasons for non-adherence and effects on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) s...

    Authors: Gundula Krack, Rolf Holle, Inge Kirchberger, Bernhard Kuch, Ute Amann and Hildegard Seidl

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:136

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are increasingly used in daily clinical practice in elderly patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) despite limited evidence. The purpose of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Xiaojing Chen, Salim Bary Barywani, Runa Sigurjonsdottir and Michael Fu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:137

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    Elderly patients are vulnerable to adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Drug-related readmissions (DRRs) can be a major consequence of ADR. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effects of a ward-based, com...

    Authors: R. Lenssen, K. Schmitz, C. Griesel, A. Heidenreich, J. B. Schulz, C. Trautwein, N. Marx, C. Fitzner, U. Jaehde and A. Eisert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:135

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There is insufficient evidence regarding the relationship of home environment with functional capacity among community-dwelling older people without disabilities. We conducted a population-based longitudinal c...

    Authors: Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani and Hiroshi Hosoi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:132

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Many survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred in 2011 were at risk of deteriorating health, especially elderly people living in disaster-stricken areas. The objectives of this prospective stu...

    Authors: M. Tsubota-Utsugi, Y. Yonekura, K. Tanno, M. Nozue, H. Shimoda, N. Nishi, K. Sakata and S. Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:133

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  38. Content type: Research article

    People with dementia and informal carers often access formal care late in the process of dementia. The barriers and facilitators to service use from the perspectives of different stakeholders involved are not ...

    Authors: Astrid Stephan, Anja Bieber, Louise Hopper, Rachael Joyce, Kate Irving, Orazio Zanetti, Elisa Portolani, Liselot Kerpershoek, Frans Verhey, Marjolein de Vugt, Claire Wolfs, Siren Eriksen, Janne Røsvik, Maria J. Marques, Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira, Britt-Marie Sjölund…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:131

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  39. Content type: Research Article

    Nursing home residents in Sweden are old, frail and usually have multiple morbidities which often make dying a prolonged suffering. It has been found that older persons at nursing homes receive far less pallia...

    Authors: Helene Åvik Persson, Anna Sandgren, Carl-Johan Fürst, Gerd Ahlström and Lina Behm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:134

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) generally includes handgrip strength (HGS) as a measure of overall muscle strength that is associated with various health characteristics in geriatric outpatients. Whet...

    Authors: Suey S. Y. Yeung, Esmee M. Reijnierse, Marijke C. Trappenburg, Gerard J. Blauw, Carel G. M. Meskers and Andrea B. Maier

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:130

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The protective, custodial, task-oriented care provided in residential aged care facilitates decreases health and wellbeing of residents. The aim of the study was to conduct a feasibility study of LifeFul – a 1...

    Authors: Lee-Fay Low, Shruti Venkatesh, Lindy Clemson, Dafna Merom, Anne-Nicole Casey and Henry Brodaty

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:129

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  42. Content type: Correction

    Following the publication of this article [1], the authors noticed that the results presented in the results section of the article were erroneously reported in the results section of the abstract.

    Authors: Sebastian Rios, Christopher M. Perlman, Andrew Costa, George Heckman, John P. Hirdes and Lori Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:128

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    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:244

  43. Content type: Research Article

    Older people who present to the Emergency Department (ED) experience high rates of prevalent and incident delirium. This study aimed to determine whether an assistant workforce in the ED could effectively cond...

    Authors: Carolyn Hullick, Jane Conway, Isabel Higgins, Jacqueline Hewitt, Bernadette Stewart, Sophie Dilworth and John Attia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:126

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  44. Content type: Research Article

    With the rapid growth of elderly patients visiting the Emergency Department (ED), it is expected that there will be even more hospitalisations following ED visits in the future. The aim of this study was to ex...

    Authors: C. P. Launay, A. Kabeshova, A. Lanoé, J. Chabot, E. J. Levinoff and O. Beauchet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:127

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  45. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression and hypertension are common, costly, and destructive conditions among the rapidly aging population of China. The two disorders commonly coexist and are poorly recognized and inadequately treated, es...

    Authors: Shulin Chen, Yeates Conwell, Jiang Xue, Lydia W. Li, Wan Tang, Hillary R. Bogner and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:124

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Polypharmacy has not been investigated in patients living with HIV in developing countries. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of polypharmacy, the factors associated with polypharmacy and...

    Authors: Michael Ssonko, Fiona Stanaway, Harriet K. Mayanja, Tabitha Namuleme, Robert Cumming, John L. Kyalimpa, Yvonne Karamagi, Barbara Mukasa and Vasi Naganathan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:125

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Community health professionals play a significant role in dementia care. However, little is known about community health professionals’ capacity in dementia care, especially in low and middle-income countries....

    Authors: Yao Wang, Lily Dongxia Xiao, Yang Luo, Shui-Yuan Xiao, Craig Whitehead and Owen Davies

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:122

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  48. Content type: Research Article

    Iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of anemia in geriatric patients. Although the oral iron intake is often inadequate, the potential of iron dense foods in the daily meals of geriatric institutio...

    Authors: Baerbel Sturtzel, Ibrahim Elmadfa, Brigitte Hermann, Walter Schippinger and Gerald Ohrenberger

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:123

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