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profileHamish S.F. Fraser, M.B.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
AddressHarvard Medical School
641 Huntington Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/432-3930
Fax617/432-6045
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TitleMember of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology
InstitutionMassachusetts Institute of Technology
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology


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2005Tech Award
2006Homer Warner Award
2009Elected Fellow

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  1. Jazayeri D, Oza S, Ramos G, Fraser H, Teich JM, Kanter AS, Ball E. Design and development of an EMR for Ebola Treatment Centers in Sierra Leone using OpenMRS. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015; 216:916. PMID: 26262218.
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  2. Johnson OA, Fraser HS, Wyatt JC, Walley JD. Electronic health records in the UK and USA. Lancet. 2014 Sep 13; 384(9947):954. PMID: 25220971.
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  3. Blaya JA, Shin SS, Yagui M, Contreras C, Cegielski P, Yale G, Suarez C, Asencios L, Bayona J, Kim J, Fraser HS. Reducing communication delays and improving quality of care with a tuberculosis laboratory information system in resource poor environments: a cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e90110. PMID: 24721980; PMCID: PMC3982951.
  4. Catalani C, Philbrick W, Fraser H, Mechael P, Israelski DM. mHealth for HIV Treatment & Prevention: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Open AIDS J. 2013; 7:17-41. PMID: 24133558; PMCID: PMC3795408.
  5. Kwan GF, Bukhman AK, Miller AC, Ngoga G, Mucumbitsi J, Bavuma C, Dusabeyezu S, Rich ML, Mutabazi F, Mutumbira C, Ngiruwera JP, Amoroso C, Ball E, Fraser HS, Hirschhorn LR, Farmer P, Rusingiza E, Bukhman G. A simplified echocardiographic strategy for heart failure diagnosis and management within an integrated noncommunicable disease clinic at district hospital level for sub-Saharan Africa. JACC Heart Fail. 2013 Jun; 1(3):230-6. PMID: 24621875.
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  6. Mitnick CD, Franke MF, Rich ML, Alcantara Viru FA, Appleton SC, Atwood SS, Bayona JN, Bonilla CA, Chalco K, Fraser HS, Furin JJ, Guerra D, Hurtado RM, Joseph K, Llaro K, Mestanza L, Mukherjee JS, Muñoz M, Palacios E, Sanchez E, Seung KJ, Shin SS, Sloutsky A, Tolman AW, Becerra MC. Aggressive regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis decrease all-cause mortality. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e58664. PMID: 23516529; PMCID: PMC3596279.
  7. de Keizer NF, Rigby M, Ammenwerth E, Talmon J, Nykänen P, Melia S, Fraser H, Oluoch T. Evaluation and Evidence: Applying Guidelines for Health IT Evaluation in Developed and Developing Countries. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013; 192:1251. PMID: 23921038.
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  8. Fraser HS, Habib A, Goodrich M, Thomas D, Blaya JA, Fils-Aime JR, Jazayeri D, Seaton M, Khan AJ, Choi SS, Kerrison F, Falzon D, Becerra MC. E-health systems for management of MDR-TB in resource-poor environments: a decade of experience and recommendations for future work. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013; 192:627-31. PMID: 23920632.
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  9. Fraser HS, Thomas D, Tomaylla J, Garcia N, Lecca L, Murray M, Becerra MC. Adaptation of a web-based, open source electronic medical record system platform to support a large study of tuberculosis epidemiology. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 Nov 07; 12:125. PMID: 23131180; PMCID: PMC3531253.
  10. Mirza M, Kratz M, Medeiros D, Pina J, Richards J, Zhang X, Fraser H, Bailey C, Krishnamurthy R. Building the foundations of an informatics agenda for global health - 2011 workshop report. Online J Public Health Inform. 2012; 4(1). PMID: 23569628; PMCID: PMC3615805.
  11. Piette JD, Lun KC, Moura LA, Fraser HS, Mechael PN, Powell J, Khoja SR. Impacts of e-health on the outcomes of care in low- and middle-income countries: where do we go from here? Bull World Health Organ. 2012 May 01; 90(5):365-72. PMID: 22589570; PMCID: PMC3341688.
  12. Mitchell M, Hedt BL, Eshun-Wilson I, Fraser HS, John MA, Menezes C, Grobusch MP, Jackson J, Taljaard J, Lesh N. . Int J Med Inform. Electronic decision protocols for ART patient triaging to expand access to HIV treatment in South Africa: A cross sectional study for development and validation. 2012; 81(3):166-72.
  13. Mitchell M, Hedt BL, Eshun-Wilson I, Fraser H, John MA, Menezes C, Grobusch MP, Jackson J, Taljaard J, Lesh N. Electronic decision protocols for ART patient triaging to expand access to HIV treatment in South Africa: a cross sectional study for development and validation. Int J Med Inform. 2012 Mar; 81(3):166-72. PMID: 22178295; PMCID: PMC3279573.
  14. Blaya JA, Shin S, Contreras C, Yale G, Suarez C, Asencios L, Kim J, Rodriguez P, Cegielski P, Fraser HS. Full impact of laboratory information system requires direct use by clinical staff: cluster randomized controlled trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Jan-Feb; 18(1):11-6. PMID: 21113076; PMCID: PMC3005868.
  15. Fraser HS, Blaya J. Implementing medical information systems in developing countries, what works and what doesn't. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010 Nov 13; 2010:232-6. PMID: 21346975; PMCID: PMC3041413.
  16. Blaya JA, Shin SS, Yale G, Suarez C, Asencios L, Contreras C, Rodriguez P, Kim J, Cegielski P, Fraser HS. Electronic laboratory system reduces errors in National Tuberculosis Program: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010 Aug; 14(8):1009-15. PMID: 20626946.
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  17. Blaya JA, Fraser HS, Holt B. E-health technologies show promise in developing countries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Feb; 29(2):244-51. PMID: 20348068.
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  18. Tierney WM, Kanter AS, Fraser HS, Bailey C. A toolkit for e-health partnerships in low-income nations. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Feb; 29(2):268-73. PMID: 20348072.
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  19. Seebregts CJ, Mamlin BW, Biondich PG, Fraser HS, Wolfe BA, Jazayeri D, Miranda J, Blaya J, Sinha C, Bailey CT, Kanter AS. Human factors for capacity building: lessons learned from the OpenMRS implementers network. Yearb Med Inform. 2010; 13-20. PMID: 20938564.
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  20. Waters E, Rafter J, Douglas GP, Bwanali M, Jazayeri D, Fraser HS. Experience implementing a point-of-care electronic medical record system for primary care in Malawi. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010; 160(Pt 1):96-100. PMID: 20841657.
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  21. Seymour RP, Tang A, DeRiggi J, Munyaburanga C, Cuckovitch R, Nyirishema P, Fraser HS. Training software developers for electronic medical records in Rwanda. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010; 160(Pt 1):585-9. PMID: 20841754.
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  22. Amoroso CL, Akimana B, Wise B, Fraser HS. Using electronic medical records for HIV care in rural Rwanda. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010; 160(Pt 1):337-41. PMID: 20841704.
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  23. Seebregts CJ, Mamlin BW, Biondich PG, Fraser HS, Wolfe BA, Jazayeri D, Allen C, Miranda J, Baker E, Musinguzi N, Kayiwa D, Fourie C, Lesh N, Kanter A, Yiannoutsos CT, Bailey C. The OpenMRS Implementers Network. Int J Med Inform. 2009 Nov; 78(11):711-20. PMID: 19157968.
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  24. Blaya JA, Cohen T, Rodríguez P, Kim J, Fraser HS. Personal digital assistants to collect tuberculosis bacteriology data in Peru reduce delays, errors, and workload, and are acceptable to users: cluster randomized controlled trial. Int J Infect Dis. 2009 May; 13(3):410-8. PMID: 19097925; PMCID: PMC2673336.
  25. Fraser HS, Seaton M, Jazayeri DG. Tracking HIV patients in rural Haiti to ensure compliance with ART treatment. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 06; 948. PMID: 18998992.
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  26. Kerrison F, Fraser HS. The impact of uncertain diagnostic results on responses to a decision support system for TB drug prescribing. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 06; 949. PMID: 18999238.
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  27. Blaya JA, Yagui M, Contreras CC, Palma B, Shin SS, Yale G, Suarez C, Fraser HS. Using the e-Chasqui, web-based information system, to determine laboratory guidelines and data available to clinical staff. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 06; 881. PMID: 18998910.
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  28. Mitnick CD, Shin SS, Seung KJ, Rich ML, Atwood SS, Furin JJ, Fitzmaurice GM, Alcantara Viru FA, Appleton SC, Bayona JN, Bonilla CA, Chalco K, Choi S, Franke MF, Fraser HS, Guerra D, Hurtado RM, Jazayeri D, Joseph K, Llaro K, Mestanza L, Mukherjee JS, Muñoz M, Palacios E, Sanchez E, Sloutsky A, Becerra MC. Comprehensive treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. N Engl J Med. 2008 Aug 07; 359(6):563-74. PMID: 18687637; PMCID: PMC2673722.
  29. Blaya JA, Gomez W, Rodriguez P, Fraser H. Cost and implementation analysis of a personal digital assistant system for laboratory data collection. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008 Aug; 12(8):921-7. PMID: 18647452.
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  30. Clifford GD, Blaya JA, Hall-Clifford R, Fraser HS. Medical information systems: a foundation for healthcare technologies in developing countries. Biomed Eng Online. 2008 Jun 11; 7:18. PMID: 18547411; PMCID: PMC2447839.
  31. Blaya JA, Shin SS, Yagui MJ, Yale G, Suarez CZ, Asencios LL, Cegielski JP, Fraser HS. A web-based laboratory information system to improve quality of care of tuberculosis patients in Peru: functional requirements, implementation and usage statistics. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2007 Oct 28; 7:33. PMID: 17963522; PMCID: PMC2198908.
  32. Fraser HS, Allen C, Bailey C, Douglas G, Shin S, Blaya J. Information systems for patient follow-up and chronic management of HIV and tuberculosis: a life-saving technology in resource-poor areas. J Med Internet Res. 2007 Oct 22; 9(4):e29. PMID: 17951213; PMCID: PMC2223184.
  33. Allen C, Manyika P, Ufitamahoro E, Musabende A, Rich M, Jazayeri D, Fraser H. Expanding an electronic medical record to support community health worker and nutritional support programs in rural Rwanda. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11; 860. PMID: 18693962.
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  34. Blaya JA, Shin SS, Yagui MJ, Yale G, Suarez C, Asencios L, Fraser H. Assessing effects of the e-Chasqui laboratory information system on accuracy and timeliness of bacteriology results in the Peruvian tuberculosis program. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11; 873. PMID: 18693974.
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  35. Berger EJ, Jazayeri D, Sauveur M, Manasse JJ, Plancher I, Fiefe M, Laurat G, Joseph S, Kempton K, Fraser HS. Implementation and evaluation of a web based system for pharmacy stock management in rural Haiti. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11; 46-50. PMID: 18693795; PMCID: PMC2655915.
  36. Allen C, Jazayeri D, Miranda J, Biondich PG, Mamlin BW, Wolfe BA, Seebregts C, Lesh N, Tierney WM, Fraser HS. Experience in implementing the OpenMRS medical record system to support HIV treatment in Rwanda. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007; 129(Pt 1):382-6. PMID: 17911744.
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  37. Wolfe BA, Mamlin BW, Biondich PG, Fraser HS, Jazayeri D, Allen C, Miranda J, Tierney WM. The OpenMRS system: collaborating toward an open source EMR for developing countries. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 1146. PMID: 17238765; PMCID: PMC1839362.
  38. Fraser HS, Blaya J, Choi SS, Bonilla C, Jazayeri D. Evaluating the impact and costs of deploying an electronic medical record system to support TB treatment in Peru. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 264-8. PMID: 17238344; PMCID: PMC1839453.
  39. Fraser H, Choi SS, Galipot M, Jazayeri D, Mangubat N. Successful transfer of a Web-based TB medical record from Peru to the Philippines. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 924. PMID: 17238543; PMCID: PMC1839702.
  40. Blaya J, Fraser HS. Development, implementation and preliminary study of a PDA-based tuberculosis result collection system. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 41-5. PMID: 17238299; PMCID: PMC1839734.
  41. Mamlin BW, Biondich PG, Wolfe BA, Fraser H, Jazayeri D, Allen C, Miranda J, Tierney WM. Cooking up an open source EMR for developing countries: OpenMRS - a recipe for successful collaboration. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 529-33. PMID: 17238397; PMCID: PMC1839638.
  42. Allen C, Manyika P, Jazayeri D, Rich M, Lesh N, Fraser H. Rapid deployment of electronic medical records for ARV rollout in rural Rwanda. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 840. PMID: 17238460; PMCID: PMC1839720.
  43. Laserson KF, Thorpe LE, Leimane V, Weyer K, Mitnick CD, Riekstina V, Zarovska E, Rich ML, Fraser HS, Alarcón E, Cegielski JP, Grzemska M, Gupta R, Espinal M. Speaking the same language: treatment outcome definitions for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2005 Jun; 9(6):640-5. PMID: 15971391.
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  44. Fraser HS. Academic medicine: who is it for? Academic physicians are affected by specific failures of postgraduate training. BMJ. 2005 Feb 12; 330(7487):363; discussion 363-4. PMID: 15705708; PMCID: PMC548778.
  45. Choi SS, Jazayeri DG, Fraser HS. Optimizing data analysis tools to support healthcare workers in Peru. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 923. PMID: 16779210; PMCID: PMC1560576.
  46. Fraser HS, Biondich P, Moodley D, Choi S, Mamlin BW, Szolovits P. Implementing electronic medical record systems in developing countries. Inform Prim Care. 2005; 13(2):83-95. PMID: 15992493.
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  47. Fraser HS, Jazayeri D, Nevil P, Karacaoglu Y, Farmer PE, Lyon E, Fawzi MK, Leandre F, Choi SS, Mukherjee JS. An information system and medical record to support HIV treatment in rural Haiti. BMJ. 2004 Nov 13; 329(7475):1142-6. PMID: 15539669; PMCID: PMC527691.
  48. Fine AM, Wong JB, Fraser HS, Fleisher GR, Mandl KD. Is it influenza or anthrax? A decision analytic approach to the treatment of patients with influenza-like illnesses. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Mar; 43(3):318-28. PMID: 14985657.
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  49. Szot A, Jacobson FL, Munn S, Jazayeri D, Nardell E, Harrison D, Drosten R, Ohno-Machado L, Smeaton LM, Fraser HS. Diagnostic accuracy of chest X-rays acquired using a digital camera for low-cost teleradiology. Int J Med Inform. 2004 Feb; 73(1):65-73. PMID: 15036080.
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  50. Choi SS, Jazayeri DG, Mitnick CD, Chalco K, Bayona J, Fraser HS. Implementation and initial evaluation of a Web-based nurse order entry system for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients in Peru. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004; 107(Pt 1):202-6. PMID: 15360803.
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  51. Fraser HS, Long WJ, Naimi S. Evaluation of a cardiac diagnostic program in a typical clinical setting. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2003 Jul-Aug; 10(4):373-81. PMID: 12668689; PMCID: PMC181988.
  52. Jazayeri D, Farmer P, Nevil P, Mukherjee JS, Leandre F, Fraser HS. An Electronic Medical Record system to support HIV treatment in rural Haiti. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 878. PMID: 14728383; PMCID: PMC1480022.
  53. Lober WB, Karras BT, Wagner MM, Overhage JM, Davidson AJ, Fraser H, Trigg LJ, Mandl KD, Espino JU, Tsui FC. Roundtable on bioterrorism detection: information system-based surveillance. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2002 Mar-Apr; 9(2):105-15. PMID: 11861622; PMCID: PMC344564.
  54. Marques EP, Marin HF, Massad E, Fraser H, Ohno-Machado L. Training in health informatics in Brazil. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002; 90:757-60. PMID: 15460793.
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  55. Fraser HS, Jazayeri D, Mitnick CD, Mukherjee JS, Bayona J. Informatics tools to monitor progress and outcomes of patients with drug resistant tuberculosis in Peru. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002; 270-4. PMID: 12463829; PMCID: PMC2244209.
  56. Wang SJ, Ohno-Machado L, Fraser HS, Kennedy RL. Using patient-reportable clinical history factors to predict myocardial infarction. Comput Biol Med. 2001 Jan; 31(1):1-13. PMID: 11058690.
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  57. Fraser HS, Jazayeri D, Bannach L, Szolovits P, McGrath SJ. TeleMedMail: free software to facilitate telemedicine in developing countries. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2001; 84(Pt 1):815-9. PMID: 11604848.
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  58. Fraser HS, McGrath SJ. Information technology and telemedicine in sub-saharan Africa. BMJ. 2000 Aug 19-26; 321(7259):465-6. PMID: 10948012; PMCID: PMC1118376.
  59. Fraser HS, Naimi S, Long WJ. New approaches to measuring the performance of programs that generate differential diagnoses using ROC curves and other metrics. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000; 255-9. PMID: 11079884; PMCID: PMC2243809.
  60. Tsien CL, Fraser HS, Long WJ, Kennedy RL. Using classification tree and logistic regression methods to diagnose myocardial infarction. Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998; 52 Pt 1:493-7. PMID: 10384505.
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  61. Ohno-Machado L, Fraser HS, Ohrn A. Improving machine learning performance by removing redundant cases in medical data sets. Proc AMIA Symp. 1998; 523-7. PMID: 9929274; PMCID: PMC2232167.
  62. Hauskrecht M, Fraser H. Modeling treatment of ischemic heart disease with partially observable Markov decision processes. Proc AMIA Symp. 1998; 538-42. PMID: 9929277; PMCID: PMC2232362.
  63. Fraser HS, Long WJ, Naimi S. Differential diagnoses of the heart disease program have better sensitivity than resident physicians. Proc AMIA Symp. 1998; 622-6. PMID: 9929294; PMCID: PMC2232073.
  64. Fraser HS, Kohane IS, Long WJ. Using the technology of the World Wide Web to manage clinical information. BMJ. 1997 May 31; 314(7094):1600-3. PMID: 9186174; PMCID: PMC2126819.
  65. Long WJ, Fraser H, Naimi S. Reasoning requirements for diagnosis of heart disease. Artif Intell Med. 1997 May; 10(1):5-24. PMID: 9177813.
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  66. Kennedy RL, Harrison RF, Burton AM, Fraser HS, Hamer WG, MacArthur D, McAllum R, Steedman DJ. An artificial neural network system for diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the accident and emergency department: evaluation and comparison with serum myoglobin measurements. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 1997 Feb; 52(2):93-103. PMID: 9034674.
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  67. Kennedy RL, Burton AM, Fraser HS, McStay LN, Harrison RF. Early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction using clinical and electrocardiographic data at presentation: derivation and evaluation of logistic regression models. Eur Heart J. 1996 Aug; 17(8):1181-91. PMID: 8869859.
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  68. Gulliford MC, Alert CV, Mahabir D, Ariyanayagam-Baksh SM, Fraser HS, Picou DI. Diabetes care in middle-income countries: a Caribbean case study. Diabet Med. 1996 Jun; 13(6):574-81. PMID: 8799663.
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  69. Long WJ, Fraser H, Naimi S. Web interface for the Heart Disease Program. Proc AMIA Annu Fall Symp. 1996; 762-6. PMID: 8947768; PMCID: PMC2232996.
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