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  1. The aim of the German Medical Informatics Initiative is to establish a national infrastructure for integrating and sharing health data. To this, Data Integration Centers are set up at university medical center...

    Authors: Raffael Bild, Martin Bialke, Karoline Buckow, Thomas Ganslandt, Kristina Ihrig, Roland Jahns, Angela Merzweiler, Sybille Roschka, Björn Schreiweis, Sebastian Stäubert, Sven Zenker and Fabian Prasser

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:103

    Content type: Technical advance

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  2. IT systems in the healthcare field can have a marked sociotechnical impact: they modify communication habits, alter clinical processes and may have serious ethical implications. The introduction of such system...

    Authors: Heiko Waldmüller, Cord Spreckelsen, Hannah Rudat, Norbert Krumm, Roman Rolke and Stephan Michael Jonas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:101

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The inadequate follow-up of test results is a key patient safety concern, carrying severe consequences for care outcomes. Patients discharged from the emergency department are at particular risk of having test...

    Authors: Julie Li, Richard Paoloni, Ling Li, Joanne Callen, Johanna I. Westbrook, William B. Runciman and Andrew Georgiou

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:100

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The Elliot wave principle commonly characterizes the impulsive and corrective wave trends for both financial market trends and electrocardiograms. The impulsive wave trends of electrocardiograms can annotate s...

    Authors: Jong-Rul Park, Sung Phil Chung, Sung Yeon Hwang, Tae Gun Shin and Jong Eun Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:99

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Treatment decision-making by family members on behalf of patients with major stroke can be challenging because of the shock of the diagnosis and lack of knowledge of the patient’s treatment preferences. We aim...

    Authors: A. Visvanathan, G. E. Mead, M. Dennis, W. N. Whiteley, F. N. Doubal and J. Lawton

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:98

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Patient experience surveys often include free-text responses. Analysis of these responses is time-consuming and often underutilized. This study examined whether Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques cou...

    Authors: Simone A. Cammel, Marit S. De Vos, Daphne van Soest, Kristina M. Hettne, Fred Boer, Ewout W. Steyerberg and Hileen Boosman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:97

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Health information systems are increasingly sophisticated and developing them is a challenge for software developers. Software engineers usually make use of UML as a standard model language that allows definin...

    Authors: M. A. Olivero, F. J. Domínguez-Mayo, C. L. Parra-Calderón, M. J. Escalona and A. Martínez-García

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:96

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Constrained budgets within healthcare systems and the need to efficiently allocate resources often necessitate the valuation of healthcare interventions and services. However, when a technological product is d...

    Authors: Emmanouil Mentzakis, Daria Tkacz and Carol Rivas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:95

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Medication errors have been identified as the most common preventable cause of adverse events. The lack of granularity in medication error terminology has led pharmacovigilance experts to rely on information i...

    Authors: Nadine Kadi Eskildsen, Robert Eriksson, Sten B. Christensen, Tamilla Stine Aghassipour, Mikael Juul Bygsø, Søren Brunak and Suzanne Lisbet Hansen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:94

    Content type: Research article

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  10. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Mohamed Alloghani, Ahmed Aljaaf, Abir Hussain, Thar Baker, Jamila Mustafina, Dhiya Al-Jumeily and Mohammed Khalaf

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:93

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:253

  11. To evaluate the effect of a stand-alone mobile and web-based educational intervention (eHealth tool) compared to usual preparation of a first orthopedic consultation of patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis...

    Authors: Aniek A. O. M. Claassen, Henk J. Schers, Vincent J. J. F. Busch, Petra J. C. Heesterbeek, Frank H. J. van den Hoogen, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland and Cornelia H. M. van den Ende

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:92

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Implementation theories, models and frameworks offer guidance when implementing and sustaining healthcare evidence-based interventions. However, selection can be challenging given the myriad of potential optio...

    Authors: Lisa Strifler, Jan M. Barnsley, Michael Hillmer and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:91

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Short messages service (SMS) provides a practical medium for delivering content to address patients to adherence to self-management. The aim of study was to design some patient-centered health education messag...

    Authors: Xuemei Wang, Dan Liu, Maolin Du, Ruiqi Hao, Huiqiu Zheng and Chaoli Yan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:90

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Systematic, automated methods for monitoring physician performance are necessary if outlying behavior is to be detected promptly and acted on. In the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSI...

    Authors: Michael Inadomi, Karandeep Singh, Ji Qi, Rodney Dunn, Susan Linsell, Brian Denton, Patrick Hurley, Eduardo Kleer, James Montie and Khurshid R. Ghani

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:89

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for breast cancer survivors, yet the joint effect of adverse cardiovascular health (CVH) and cardiotoxic cancer treatments on post-tre...

    Authors: Aixia Guo, Kathleen W. Zhang, Kristi Reynolds and Randi E. Foraker

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:88

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Many telehealth systems have been designed to identify signs of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but few previous studies have reported the nature of recorded lung f...

    Authors: Åsa Holmner, Fredrik Öhberg, Urban Wiklund, Eva Bergmann, Anders Blomberg and Karin Wadell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:87

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Geriatric patients frequently undergo emergency general surgery and accrue a greater risk of postoperative complications and fatal outcomes than the general population. It is highly relevant to develop the mos...

    Authors: Yang Cao, Gary A. Bass, Rebecka Ahl, Arvid Pourlotfi, Håkan Geijer, Scott Montgomery and Shahin Mohseni

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:86

    Content type: Research article

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  18. With higher adoption of electronic health records at health-care centers, electronic search algorithms (computable phenotype) for identifying acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) among hospitalized patient...

    Authors: Rahul Kashyap, Kumar Sarvottam, Gregory A. Wilson, Jacob C. Jentzer, Mohamed O. Seisa and Kianoush B. Kashani

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:85

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Accumulating evidence has linked environmental exposure, such as ambient air pollution and meteorological factors, to the development and severity of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), resulting in increased heal...

    Authors: Hang Qiu, Lin Luo, Ziqi Su, Li Zhou, Liya Wang and Yucheng Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:83

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Capturing sentence semantics plays a vital role in a range of text mining applications. Despite continuous efforts on the development of related datasets and models in the general domain, both datasets and mod...

    Authors: Qingyu Chen, Jingcheng Du, Sun Kim, W. John Wilbur and Zhiyong Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 1):73

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  21. Semantic textual similarity (STS) is a fundamental natural language processing (NLP) task which can be widely used in many NLP applications such as Question Answer (QA), Information Retrieval (IR), etc. It is ...

    Authors: Ying Xiong, Shuai Chen, Haoming Qin, He Cao, Yedan Shen, Xiaolong Wang, Qingcai Chen, Jun Yan and Buzhou Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 1):72

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  22. Information systems implementation projects have been historically plagued by failures for which user resistance has consistently been identified as a salient reason. Most prior studies investigated either the...

    Authors: Wen-Chou Chi, Po-Jin Lin, I-Chiu Chang and Sing-Liang Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:82

    Content type: Review

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  23. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a slow-growing, rarely lethal skin cancer that affects people 65 years or older. A range of treatment options exist for BCC, but there is little evidence available to guide patien...

    Authors: Alexandra Junn, Neha R Shukla, Lily Morrison, Meghan Halley, Mary-Margaret Chren, Louise C. Walter, Dominick L. Frosch, Dan Matlock, Jeanette S. Torres and Eleni Linos

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:81

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Avoidable use of diagnostic tests can both harm patients and increase the cost of healthcare. Nudge-type educational interventions have potential to modify clinician behaviour while respecting clinical autonom...

    Authors: Ben Young, Andrew W. Fogarty, Rob Skelly, Dominick Shaw, Nigel Sturrock, Mark Norwood, Peter Thurley, Sarah Lewis, Tessa Langley and Jo Cranwell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:80

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Automated de-identification methods for removing protected health information (PHI) from the source notes of the electronic health record (EHR) rely on building systems to recognize mentions of PHI in text, bu...

    Authors: Brihat Sharma, Dmitriy Dligach, Kristin Swope, Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, Niranjan S. Karnik, Cara Joyce and Majid Afshar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:79

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer is considered a preference sensitive decision; meaning it does not only depend on what is best from a medical point of view, but also fro...

    Authors: S. Baptista, B. Heleno, A. Teixeira, K. L. Taylor and C. Martins

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:78

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. After publication of this supplement article [1], it is requested the grant ID in the Funding section should be corrected from NSF grant IIS-7811367 to NSF grant IIS-1902617.

    Authors: Xia Ning, Chi Zhang, Kai Wang, Zhongming Zhao and Ewy Mathé

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:77

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:51

  28. For a stress-management app to be persuasive and impactful, designers and developers should obtain a clear perspective of the value proposition according to key stakeholders before development. However, this i...

    Authors: Aniek Lentferink, Louis Polstra, Austin D’Souza, Hilbrand Oldenhuis, Hugo Velthuijsen and Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:76

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Data quality assessment presents a challenge for research using coded administrative health data. The objective of this study is to develop and validate a set of coding association rules for coded diagnostic d...

    Authors: Mingkai Peng, Sangmin Lee, Adam G. D’Souza, Chelsea T. A. Doktorchik and Hude Quan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:75

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The effects of patient sustained self-care behaviors on glycemic control are even greater than the effects of medical treatment, indicating the value of identifying the factors that influence self-care behavio...

    Authors: Ming-Jye Wang, Hung-Ming Lin, Li-Chen Hung and Yi-Ting Lo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:74

    Content type: Research article

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  31. In the UK, several initiatives have resulted in the creation of local data warehouses of electronic patient records. Originally developed for commissioning and direct patient care, they are potentially useful ...

    Authors: Alex Bottle, Carole Cohen, Amanda Lucas, Kavitha Saravanakumar, Zia Ul-Haq, Wayne Smith, Azeem Majeed and Paul Aylin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:71

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Trials often struggle to achieve their target sample size with only half doing so. Some researchers have turned to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), seeking a more efficient way of recruitment. The Scottish He...

    Authors: Wen Shi, Tom Kelsey and Frank Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:70

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Improving medication safety is a major concern in primary care settings worldwide. The Salford Medication safety dASHboard (SMASH) intervention provided general practices in Salford (Greater Manchester, UK) wi...

    Authors: Mark Jeffries, Wouter T. Gude, Richard N. Keers, Denham L. Phipps, Richard Williams, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Benjamin Brown, Anthony J. Avery, Niels Peek and Darren M. Ashcroft

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:69

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Drug label, or packaging insert play a significant role in all the operations from production through drug distribution channels to the end consumer. Image of the label also called Display Panel or label could...

    Authors: Xiangwen Liu, Joe Meehan, Weida Tong, Leihong Wu, Xiaowei Xu and Joshua Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:68

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) has been widely used to describe the diagnosis information of patients. Automatic ICD-10 coding is important because manually assigning code...

    Authors: Lingling Zhou, Cheng Cheng, Dong Ou and Hao Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:67

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Before patients are admitted into the emergency department, it is important to undertake a pre-hospital process, both in terms of treatment performance and a request for resources from an emergency unit. The e...

    Authors: Krongkarn Sutham, Pattaraporn Khuwuthyakorn and Orawit Thinnukool

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:66

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) screening for early detection of prostate cancer (PCa) may prevent some cancer deaths, but also may miss some cancers or lead to unnecessary and potentially harmful treatment. T...

    Authors: Søren Birkeland, Susanne S. Pedersen, Anders K. Haakonsson, Michael J. Barry and Nina Rottmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:65

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In this study, we focus on building a fine-grained entity annotation corpus with the corresponding annotation guideline of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinical records. Our aim is to provide a basis for...

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Yaqiang Wang, Xiaofeng Wang, Yafei Yang and Ying Ye

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:64

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Telemedicine and telephone-triage may compromise patient safety, particularly if urgency is underestimated. We aimed to explore the level of safety of a pediatric telemedicine service, with particular referenc...

    Authors: Motti Haimi, Shuli Brammli-Greenberg, Orna Baron-Epel and Yehezkel Waisman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:63

    Content type: Research article

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  40. User interface (UI) design features such as screen layout, density of information, and use of colour may affect the usability of electronic prescribing (EP) systems, with usability problems previously associat...

    Authors: Lisa Aufegger, Naresh Serou, Shiping Chen and Bryony Dean Franklin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:62

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Implementing the health information system (HIS) is more complex and costly than implementing other information systems. The present study was conducted to design and evaluate technical requirements for the HIS.

    Authors: Mehrdad Farzandipour, Zahra Meidani, Ehsan Nabovati, Monireh Sadeqi Jabali and Razieh Dehghan Banadaki

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:61

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The rapid adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) holds great promise for advancing medicine through practice-based knowledge discovery. However, the validity of EHR-based clinical research is questionabl...

    Authors: Sunyang Fu, Lester Y. Leung, Anne-Olivia Raulli, David F. Kallmes, Kristin A. Kinsman, Kristoff B. Nelson, Michael S. Clark, Patrick H. Luetmer, Paul R. Kingsbury, David M. Kent and Hongfang Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Although cancer survivorship care plans have been in use for several years, they have been shown to not be effective in meeting the long-term needs of cancer survivors, in addition being generic and passive in...

    Authors: Akshat Kapoor and Priya Nambisan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:59

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The Australian government has implemented a compulsory aged care accreditation system to guide and monitor the risk management approach in registered residential aged care (RAC) homes. This research assessed t...

    Authors: Ping Yu, Tao Jiang, David Hailey, Jun Ma and Siyu Qian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:58

    Content type: Research article

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  45. In this editorial, we briefly summarize the International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine 2019 (ICIBM 2019) that was held on June 9–11, 2019 at Columbus, Ohio, USA. Then, we introduce the two re...

    Authors: Xia Ning, Chi Zhang, Kai Wang, Zhongming Zhao and Ewy Mathé

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 2):51

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:77

  46. Adverse drug events (ADEs) often occur as a result of drug-drug interactions (DDIs). The use of data mining for detecting effects of drug combinations on ADE has attracted growing attention and interest, howev...

    Authors: Xiaohui Yao, Tiffany Tsang, Qing Sun, Sara Quinney, Pengyue Zhang, Xia Ning, Lang Li and Li Shen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 2):50

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  47. The key to modern drug discovery is to find, identify and prepare drug molecular targets. However, due to the influence of throughput, precision and cost, traditional experimental methods are difficult to be w...

    Authors: Yan-Bin Wang, Zhu-Hong You, Shan Yang, Hai-Cheng Yi, Zhan-Heng Chen and Kai Zheng

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 2):49

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  48. During the process of decision-making for long-term care, clients are often dependent on informal support and available information about quality ratings of care services. However, clients do not take ratings ...

    Authors: Catharina M. van Leersum, Albine Moser, Ben van Steenkiste, Marion Reinartz, Esther Stoffers, Judith R. L. M. Wolf and Trudy van der Weijden

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:57

    Content type: Research article

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