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George Velmahos, M.D.

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9.061
  1. Difficulties in managing the surgical patient who is morbidly obese. Crit Care Med. 2010 Sep; 38(9 Suppl):S478-82.
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    Score: 0.459
  2. Association between alcohol intoxication and mortality in severe traumatic brain injury in the emergency department: a retrospective cohort. Eur J Emerg Med. 2021 Apr 01; 28(2):97-103.
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    Score: 0.239
  3. Evaluation of oral factor Xa inhibitor-associated extracranial bleeding reversal with andexanet alfa. J Thromb Haemost. 2020 10; 18(10):2532-2541.
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    Score: 0.229
  4. Gastrointestinal Complications in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19. Ann Surg. 2020 08; 272(2):e61-e62.
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    Score: 0.228
  5. Smoking and risk of surgical bleeding: nationwide analysis of 5,452,411 surgical cases. Transfusion. 2020 08; 60(8):1689-1699.
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    Score: 0.225
  6. Gastrointestinal Complications in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19. Ann Surg. 2020 May 01.
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    Score: 0.224
  7. Cervical Spine Clearance in Trauma Patients with an Unreliable Physical Examination. World J Surg. 2020 04; 44(4):1113-1120.
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    Score: 0.223
  8. Spontaneous Retroperitoneal and Rectus Sheath Hemorrhage-Management, Risk Factors and Outcomes. World J Surg. 2019 08; 43(8):1890-1897.
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    Score: 0.213
  9. Derivation and validation of a practical Bedside Score for the diagnosis of cholecystitis. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 01; 37(1):61-66.
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    Score: 0.195
  10. Bile Spillage as a Risk Factor for Surgical Site Infection after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Prospective Study of 1,001 Patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 06; 226(6):1030-1035.
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    Score: 0.193
  11. The Role of Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections. World J Surg. 2018 01; 42(1):82-87.
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    Score: 0.191
  12. Hypophosphatemia in Enterally Fed Patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit: Common but Unrelated to Timing of Initiation or Aggressiveness of Nutrition Delivery. Nutr Clin Pract. 2017 Apr; 32(2):252-257.
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    Score: 0.181
  13. Admissions for isolated nonoperative mild head injuries: Sharing the burden among trauma surgery, neurosurgery, and neurology. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 10; 81(4):743-7.
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    Score: 0.175
  14. Creation of the first Hartford Consensus compliant elementary school in the USA. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2016; 1(1):e000031.
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    Score: 0.175
  15. Hypophosphatemia in Enterally Fed Patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Nutr Clin Pract. 2017 Apr; 32(2):252-257.
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    Score: 0.175
  16. Gangrenous cholecystitis: Deceiving ultrasounds, significant delay in surgical consult, and increased postoperative morbidity! J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Nov; 79(5):812-6.
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    Score: 0.164
  17. Peer-to-peer physician feedback improves adherence to blood transfusion guidelines in the surgical intensive care unit. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jul; 79(1):65-70.
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    Score: 0.160
  18. The clinical significance of isolated loss of lordosis on cervical spine computed tomography in blunt trauma patients: a prospective evaluation of 1,007 patients. Am J Surg. 2015 Nov; 210(5):822-6.
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    Score: 0.159
  19. Adequate Nutrition May Get You Home: Effect of Caloric/Protein Deficits on the Discharge Destination of Critically Ill Surgical Patients. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 Jan; 40(1):37-44.
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    Score: 0.158
  20. Is CT Angiography of the Head Useful in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury? J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jun; 220(6):1027-31.
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    Score: 0.157
  21. Delayed laparotomy after selective non-operative management of penetrating abdominal injuries. World J Surg. 2015 Feb; 39(2):380-6.
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    Score: 0.156
  22. Goal-directed diuresis: A case - control study of continuous furosemide infusion in critically ill trauma patients. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2015 Jan-Mar; 8(1):34-8.
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    Score: 0.155
  23. Patterns of injury, outcomes, and predictors of in-hospital and 1-year mortality in nonagenarian and centenarian trauma patients. JAMA Surg. 2014 Oct; 149(10):1054-9.
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    Score: 0.152
  24. Self-expanding foam for prehospital treatment of intra-abdominal hemorrhage: 28-day survival and safety. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Sep; 77(3 Suppl 2):S127-33.
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    Score: 0.151
  25. Self-expanding foam improves survival following a lethal, exsanguinating iliac artery injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jul; 77(1):73-7.
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    Score: 0.150
  26. Derivation and validation of a novel severity classification for intraoperative adverse events. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jun; 218(6):1120-8.
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    Score: 0.146
  27. Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: prospective development of a risk scoring system. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb; 76(2):424-30.
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    Score: 0.145
  28. Trauma Whipple: do or don’t after severe pancreaticoduodenal injuries? An analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). World J Surg. 2014 Feb; 38(2):335-40.
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    Score: 0.145
  29. Development of a lethal, closed-abdomen, arterial hemorrhage model in noncoagulopathic swine. J Surg Res. 2014 Apr; 187(2):536-41.
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    Score: 0.144
  30. Real-time sample entropy predicts life-saving interventions after the Boston Marathon bombing. J Crit Care. 2013 Dec; 28(6):1109.e1-4.
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    Score: 0.142
  31. Real-time heart rate entropy predicts the need for lifesaving interventions in trauma activation patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct; 75(4):607-12.
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    Score: 0.142
  32. Sternal fracture--an analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank. J Surg Res. 2014 Jan; 186(1):39-43.
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    Score: 0.142
  33. Outcomes following "rescue" superselective angioembolization for gastrointestinal hemorrhage in hemodynamically unstable patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Sep; 75(3):398-403.
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    Score: 0.141
  34. Self-expanding polyurethane polymer improves survival in a model of noncompressible massive abdominal hemorrhage. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jun; 74(6):1462-7.
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    Score: 0.139
  35. Optimal pressure of abdominal gas insufflation for bleeding control in a severe swine splenic injury model. J Surg Res. 2013 Oct; 184(2):931-6.
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    Score: 0.137
  36. Implementation of 24/7 intensivist presence in the SICU: effect on processes of care. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb; 74(2):563-7.
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    Score: 0.136
  37. Development of a rugged handheld device for real-time analysis of heart rate: entropy in critically ill patients. J Spec Oper Med. 2013; 13(1):29-33.
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    Score: 0.135
  38. Design and demonstration of a battery-less fluid warmer for combat. J Spec Oper Med. 2013; 13(3):31-5.
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    Score: 0.135
  39. Fifty-four emergent cricothyroidotomies: are surgeons reluctant teachers? Scand J Surg. 2012; 101(1):13-5.
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    Score: 0.126
  40. Emergent cricothyroidotomies for trauma: training considerations. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Oct; 30(8):1429-32.
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    Score: 0.126
  41. Adhesional small bowel obstruction in the absence of previous operations: management and outcomes. World J Surg. 2009 Nov; 33(11):2368-71.
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    Score: 0.108
  42. Colovesical fistula repair: is early Foley catheter removal safe? J Surg Res. 2009 Oct; 156(2):274-7.
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    Score: 0.105
  43. Development of a field artificial intelligence triage tool: Confidence in the prediction of shock, transfusion, and definitive surgical therapy in patients with truncal gunshot wounds. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 06 01; 90(6):1054-1060.
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    Score: 0.060
  44. Isolated rib cage fractures in the elderly: Do all patients belong to the intensive care unit? A retrospective nationwide analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 12; 89(6):1039-1045.
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    Score: 0.058
  45. Acute Kidney Injury in Critically-ill Patients With COVID-19: A Single-center Experience of 206 Consecutive Patients. Ann Surg. 2020 10; 272(4):e280-e281.
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    Score: 0.058
  46. Comparison of outcomes in non-head injured trauma patients using pre-injury warfarin or direct oral anticoagulant therapy. Injury. 2020 Nov; 51(11):2546-2552.
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    Score: 0.057
  47. Ketamine for rapid sequence intubation in adult trauma patients: A retrospective observational study. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2020 10; 64(9):1234-1242.
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    Score: 0.057
  48. The dose-dependent relationship between blood transfusions and infections after trauma: A population-based study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 07; 89(1):51-57.
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    Score: 0.057
  49. Pre-peritoneal pelvic packing for early hemorrhage control reduces mortality compared to resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in severe blunt pelvic trauma patients: A nationwide analysis. Injury. 2020 Aug; 51(8):1834-1839.
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    Score: 0.056
  50. Fresh Frozen Plasma-to-Packed Red Blood Cell Ratio and Mortality in Traumatic Hemorrhage: Nationwide Analysis of 4,427 Patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 06; 230(6):893-901.
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    Score: 0.054
  51. Obesity as protective against, rather than a risk factor for, postoperative Clostridium difficile infection: A nationwide retrospective analysis of 1,426,807 surgical patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 06; 86(6):1001-1009.
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    Score: 0.053
  52. Correction to: Differences in Characteristics and Outcome of Patients with Penetrating Injuries in the USA and the Netherlands: A Multi-institutional Comparison. World J Surg. 2019 05; 43(5):1397.
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    Score: 0.052
  53. Obesity as protective against, rather than a risk factor for, postoperative Clostridium Difficile infection: A nationwide retrospective analysis of 1,426,807 surgical patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Mar 08.
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    Score: 0.052
  54. Differences in Characteristics and Outcome of Patients with Penetrating Injuries in the USA and the Netherlands: A Multi-institutional Comparison. World J Surg. 2018 11; 42(11):3608-3615.
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    Score: 0.051
  55. Gallstone Pancreatitis and Choledocholithiasis: Using Imaging and Laboratory Trends to Predict the Likelihood of Persistent Stones at Cholangiography. World J Surg. 2018 10; 42(10):3143-3149.
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    Score: 0.050
  56. Preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) is a risk factor for surgical site infections after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Am J Surg. 2019 07; 218(1):140-144.
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    Score: 0.050
  57. Early Enteral Nutrition Adequacy Mitigates the Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio Improving Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. Nutr Clin Pract. 2019 Feb; 34(1):148-155.
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    Score: 0.050
  58. Do Not Blame the Resident: the Impact of Surgeon and Surgical Trainee Experience on the Occurrence of Intraoperative Adverse Events (iAEs) in Abdominal Surgery. J Surg Educ. 2018 Nov; 75(6):e156-e167.
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    Score: 0.050
  59. Interrupted versus continuous fascial closure in patients undergoing emergent laparotomy: A randomized controlled trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 09; 85(3):459-465.
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    Score: 0.050
  60. Are surgeons reluctant to accurately report intraoperative adverse events? A prospective study of 1,989 patients. Surgery. 2018 09; 164(3):525-529.
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    Score: 0.049
  61. Cervical spinal cord injury after blunt assault: Just a pain in the neck? Am J Surg. 2019 04; 217(4):648-652.
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    Score: 0.049
  62. Operating at night does not increase the risk of intraoperative adverse events. Am J Surg. 2018 07; 216(1):19-24.
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    Score: 0.047
  63. Polytrauma patients in the Netherlands and the USA: A bi-institutional comparison of processes and outcomes of care. Injury. 2018 Jan; 49(1):104-109.
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    Score: 0.047
  64. Elevated admission N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide level predicts the development of atrial fibrillation in general surgical intensive care unit patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 09; 83(3):485-490.
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    Score: 0.047
  65. Intraoperative Adverse Events in Abdominal Surgery: What Happens in the Operating Room Does Not Stay in the Operating Room. Ann Surg. 2017 06; 265(6):1119-1125.
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    Score: 0.046
  66. Effects of a New Hospital-Wide Surgical Consultation Protocol in Patients with Clostridium difficile Colitis. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Jul; 18(5):563-569.
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    Score: 0.046
  67. Treatment of Enterocutaneous Fistulas, Then and Now. Nutr Clin Pract. 2017 Aug; 32(4):508-515.
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    Score: 0.045
  68. Low baseline (pre-injury) blood pressure predicts inpatient mortality in elderly trauma patients: A bi-institutional study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 12; 81(6):1142-1149.
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    Score: 0.044
  69. Derivation and validation of a novel Emergency Surgery Acuity Score (ESAS). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 08; 81(2):213-20.
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    Score: 0.043
  70. Nutrition in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit: The Cost of Starting Low and Ramping Up Rates. Nutr Clin Pract. 2016 Feb; 31(1):86-90.
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    Score: 0.041
  71. The financial impact of intraoperative adverse events in abdominal surgery. Surgery. 2015 Nov; 158(5):1382-8.
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    Score: 0.040
  72. Intraoperative Adverse Events: Risk Adjustment for Procedure Complexity and Presence of Adhesions Is Crucial. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Aug; 221(2):345-53.
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    Score: 0.039
  73. Opening Pandora's box: understanding the nature, patterns, and 30-day outcomes of intraoperative adverse events. Am J Surg. 2014 Oct; 208(4):626-31.
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    Score: 0.037
  74. Multi-institutional comparison of helicopter transfers directly to the operating room versus the pit stop in the emergency department. Am Surg. 2013 Sep; 79(9):939-43.
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    Score: 0.035
  75. Aggressive early crystalloid resuscitation adversely affects outcomes in adult blunt trauma patients: an analysis of the Glue Grant database. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 May; 74(5):1215-21; discussion 1221-2.
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    Score: 0.035
  76. Using micropower impulse radar technology to screen for pneumothorax: an international bi-institutional study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6):1418-20.
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    Score: 0.034
  77. Anti-inflammatory properties of histone deacetylase inhibitors: a mechanistic study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Feb; 72(2):347-53; discussion 353-4.
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    Score: 0.032
  78. Pain as an indication for rib fixation: a bi-institutional pilot study. J Trauma. 2011 Dec; 71(6):1750-4.
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    Score: 0.031
  79. Presenting blood pressure in traumatic brain injury: a bimodal distribution of death. J Trauma. 2011 Nov; 71(5):1179-84.
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    Score: 0.031
  80. Identification of citrullinated histone H3 as a potential serum protein biomarker in a lethal model of lipopolysaccharide-induced shock. Surgery. 2011 Sep; 150(3):442-51.
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    Score: 0.031
  81. Successful selective nonoperative management of abdominal gunshot wounds despite low penetrating trauma volumes. Arch Surg. 2011 May; 146(5):528-32.
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    Score: 0.030
  82. Diagnosis of necrotizing soft tissue infections by computed tomography. Arch Surg. 2010 May; 145(5):452-5.
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    Score: 0.028
  83. Missed opportunities for primary repair in complicated acute diverticulitis. Surgery. 2010 Nov; 148(5):919-24.
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    Score: 0.028
  84. Pharmacologic resuscitation: cell protective mechanisms of histone deacetylase inhibition in lethal hemorrhagic shock. J Surg Res. 2009 Oct; 156(2):290-6.
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    Score: 0.026
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