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    The Ethics of Transgender Medicine

    Ethical Considerations and Implications for Transgender Medicine In Western society gender and sexuality are believed to be binary and there is little room for variance. As the decades progress, more and more sociologists, scientists, and therapists are acknowledging that gender and sexuality are largely a social construct. With this new understanding, physicians are forced to grapple with how to treat gender-variant patients both physically and emotionally. As many patients seek to match their

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    Law and Ethics Medicine Paper

    HIPAA provides rights to patients over health information and limits who can see or receive health information. Patients or patient’s personal representation has rights to their own medical records; however do not have access to psychotherapy notes. HIPAA privacy rules limits on who can see your medical records. Any information pertaining conversations with medical staff, health insurance, billing information and health information is protected. For example, employers cannot see you medical records

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    Concierge Medicine

    1000 7 November 2012 Concierge Medicine   Usually, when we think of a concierge doctor, we picture a traveling small-town doctor with his iconic black bag. The doc would make his rounds to the folks who were unable to come to his office. This image that comes to mind is based on stories we have heard or the movies we have seen. Concierge doctor’s services were more popular in the past, but they are making a comeback in our current culture.  Concierge medicine is said to be for those who have

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    Personalized Medicine

    Running Head: PERSONALIZED MEDICINE PERSONALIZED MEDICINE Margaret Barnes SCl115-Introduction to Biology November 07, 2012 PERSONALIZED MEDICINE Personalized Medicine and Modern Genetics Technology:

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    Herbal Medicine

    of herbs and imparted his knowledge of medicinal and poisonous plants to farmers. His Shénnóng Běn Cǎo Jīng, Shennong's Materia Medica) is considered as the oldest book on Chinese herbal medicine. It classifies 365 species of roots, grass, woods, furs, animals and stones into three categories of herbal medicine: 1. The "superior" category, which includes herbs effective for multiple diseases and are mostly responsible for maintaining and restoring the body balance. They have almost no unfavorable

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    Personalized Medicine

    PERSONALIZED MEDICINE Introduction to Biology Professor Thomas Green LaKeyla Garrett Explanation of how modern genetic technology may lead to personalized medicine. By using DNA technologies such as stem cell research and cloning manipulate human genes. Patients with common disease genetic abnormalities and even spinal injuries may use genetic technology to create personal medicine that may be able to improve and prolong life. An individual risk for common disease would be determined by a

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    Future of Medicine

    The future of medicine Thesis: The future of medicine holds advancements in medical technology that will greatly increase our longevity and quality of life. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Everyone in this room is going to DIE, what matters to each one of you is when and how your death is going to happen. B. Relevance: The answer to both how and when you are going to die will change dramatically with new medical technology emerging. C. Credibility: As a Pre-Med neuroscience student

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    Personalized Medicine

    Personalized Medicine Introduction to Biology This paper focuses on the representation of the personalized medicine and how the modern techno-scientific has lead for its evolution. Personalized medicine refers to contemporary techno-scientific advantages in modern medicine, such as vitro fertilization technologies, organ transplantation, stem cell therapy, complex life support technologies, etc. The point here is that these and related developments not only continue to stretch and design life

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    Western Medicine

    Refer to: Tsuei JJ: Eastern and Western approaches to medicine. West J Med 128:551-557, Jun 1978 Special Article Eastern and Western Approaches to Medicine JULIA J. TSUEI, MD, Honolulu An objective comparison of Eastern and Western approaches to medicine is necessary to further evaluate the validity of Oriental medical techniques such as acupuncture. The development of medicine in Western nations follows the way of hypothetical deduction and the Eastern approach uses the inductive method

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    Alternative Medicine

    Today I am going to tell you something about alternative medicine. At the beggining I am going to present to you some basic facts about alternative medicine and then I am going to present some of the most common examples of it. Alternative medicine is a kind of medicine practice which does not involve the use of drugs It is based on unconventional belief systems and therefore differs from conventional medicine. In most cases, it does not follow generally accepted medical methods does not have

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    Hellenistic Medicine

    Some important advancement in medicine and science were thus made, owing to the collaborative work of many Hellenistic intellectuals from Alexander’s former empire. The source of Greek knowledge about medicine came from Egypt, which was fairly well-developed by the Greece was entering its Golden Age. Greek figures such as Pythagoras traveled widely, and picked up discoveries from places and brought them back to Greece. Thales gained first-hand experience of medicine when he was training in Egypt

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    The Medicines Company

    In 1996, Clive Meanwell formed the Medicines Company whose corporate objective was to “acquire, develop and commercialize pharmaceutical products in late stages of development”. The company looked for abandoned drugs that met four specific criteria: 1) Required less than four years to get to the market 2) Required less than $60 Million to get to the market 3) Had at least a 65% chance of getting to market 4) Had the potential to generate at least $100 Million per year in sales In March 1997

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    Concierge Medicine

    "Concierge Medicine, A Solution, Or A Problem?" The landscape for health care delivery has evolved significantly over time. What initiated as a home service by a family physician grew into predominately inpatient service, followed by the expansion of outpatient service. Now, the trend is starting to drift back to a more "family physician" approach with an added cost. Reduced reimbursement rates, increased paperwork, increased operating costs, and increased patient case loads have made it

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    Alternative Medicine

    ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE by Deana M. Burgin, SVN Pharmacology, VN159 Mrs. Helen Rice, RN, MSN November 10, 2013 Alternative medicine has become more popular in the past decade, mainly due to rising health care cost. Alternative medicine (as defined by NCCAM) is “using a non-mainstream approach in place of conventional medicine.” Conventional medicine is medicine as practiced by holders of M.D. (Medical Doctor) or D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) degrees and by their allied health professionals such

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    Mixing Law and Medicine

    Mixing Law and Medicine: A Lethal Combination Abstract “First do no harm” is the foundations that medical practices are based on, but there times in which the lines are blurred and physicians must question their ethical, legal and moral participation in procedures. Physician participation in executions of convicted criminals is explored in this paper. The history of the death penalty, including the early involvement of physicians is surveyed. The pros and cons as well of the legal and

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    Autonomy in Medicine

    Autonomy in Medicine Finneaus Parker National University February 8, 2013 Dr. Schlitz Autonomy is the “personal rule of the self that is free from both controlling interferences by others and from personal limitations that prevent meaningful choice” (Pantilat, 2008). Autonomous individuals act intentionally, with understanding, and without controlling influences. Respect for autonomy is one of the fundamental guidelines of clinical ethics. Autonomy in medicine is not simply allowing patients

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    Alternative Medicine

    Alternative medicine is not new. It is accepted that it pre-dates conventional medicine and it is still used by many people all over the world. I am unconvinced that it is dangerous, and feel that both alternative and conventional medicine can be useful. There are several reasons why the conventional medical community is often dismissive of alternatives.  Firstly, there has been little scientific research into such medicine, so there is a scarcity of evidence to support the claims of their supporters

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    The Future of Medicine

    The Future of Medicine Andrew Hovey GEN 499 Eric Fox 03/03/14 In theory, the Affordable Care Act is a great plan but the execution has been terrible because People do not understand what the ACA even actually allows them to do. The ability to keep insurance that was already owned was a fallacy, and the ability of people to actually get insurance via the ACA has been mediocre at best. It does however, represent our best shot at a country where everyone has

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    Alternative Medicine

    Alternative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine Nolan Roberts September 23rd, 2011 CHLH 100 Discussion: Thursday 9am Instructor: Charles Holmes When it comes to the use of alternative medicine, approximately 40 percent of the U.S. population has used alternative medicine in the past year (Nahin, Dahlhamer, and Stussman 2010). These days more people are turning to new areas when it comes to their health care and medication. Patients are looking for something different, not only because

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    Chinese Medicine

    Chinese Medicine: Western Treatment’s link for Treating Cancer Chinese Medicine: Western Treatment’s link for Treating Cancer

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    Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear Medicine Argosy University Nuclear medicine is a specialized branch of modern medicine that exploits the process of radioactivity for imaging, diagnosis, and treatment. Many imaging techniques inject small amounts of radioactive material into the body, which are then tracked by a sensing device specific to the type of radiation emitted from that material. Radiation has also been used to destroy diseased tissue, typically beyond the reach of standard surgical techniques. Nuclear Medicine

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    Medicine

    National Center for Health Statistic’s list of the top 10 causes of death in the United States, they would rank number 5—ahead of accidents, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as AIDS, breast cancer, and gunshot wounds.1 The 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, revealed that between 44,000 and 98,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals because of medical errors.2 Even more disturbing, communication failures are the leading root cause of

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    Alternative Medicines

    Alternative Medicine in the Philippines And Its Continued Popularity: A Study Bataan Peninsula State University Alternative Medicine in the Philippines And Its Continued Popularity The Philippines is one of the islands that were conquered by different countries back in the day. That is why a lot of foreign influences were brought up by those colonizations. One of them is alternative medicine. Alternative medicine is a variety of therapeutic or preventive health-care practices that are

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    Institute of Medicine

    face of an ever-changing health care system, as nurses, we have no choice but to change as well. The Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent organization with a mission to, “Serve as advisor to the nation to improve health,” created a report outlining major categories of change necessary so that nurses can meet the changing health care needs of the United States (Institute of Medicine, 2010). This report, titled, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”, will be the focus of this

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    The Journey to Medicine

    The Journey to Medicine I want to be a medical biller and coder at Vanderbilt hospital to honor my late sister and my parents. When I was 18years old my sister Debbie died from cancer. The majority of my childhood and teenage years were spent in hospitals and the majority of my parent's money went to paying the doctors. During this period of my life I thought medicine was doing more harm than good. Because I was older at the time of Debbie's death my perception about medicine changed and I became

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    Literature and Medicine

    family at times? Is this what narrative medicine is about? Narrative medicine focuses on prioritizing patients needs, values and seeing the illnesses through their eyes. Doctors are well trained in their fields but a lot more can be achieved when doctors implement elements of narrative medicine in their practice along with reflecting upon it like we see in the works of David Watts, Oliver Sacks and Richard Selzer. One important aspect of narrative medicine, i.e. the expertise to listen to the patients

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    Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear Medicine Radioactive tracers is the form of radiation they use within the human body when doing procedures such as CAT, MIBG, MRI, PET, and Gallium scans. Patients who undergo radioactive procedures are first given a small amount of radioisotope one of two ways oral or by injection. This radioisotope is pertinent to the procedure because it enhances the visualization on vascular structures and organs. The preparation is varies upon ordering physician however are relatively similar

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    Nanotechnology and Medicine

    Nanotechnology and Medicine There was a comic book character by the name of Swamp Thing that came out in the early 1970’s. The comic book became so popular a movie was made in 1982. The character (Alex Holsen) was originally a scientist that specialized in botany. Holsen was researching on how to rejuvenating limbs in humans using plant forms. The scientists arch enemy (Dr. Arcane) set off a bomb in Alex Holsen’s lab after stealing the formula to rejuvenate limbs. Unfortunately, the scientist

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    Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear Medicine Brenda L. Clark Argosy University Contemporary Applications of the Sciences Module 4 Assignment 2 Dr. Frankin Barrish Nuclear medicine is being used to help fight diseases as well as being able to take Images of an individual’s body (News Medical, 2015). The radioactive substance works with the nuclear medicine and this is important because it aids with looking inside the opaque human body (News Medical, 2015). Within this paper you will read how the technical and scientific

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    Alternate Medicine

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s Effectiveness in Increasing Health Quality Alyson Dzierzynski HPA 18 Abstract Four articles in which complementary and alternative medicine was discussed. In this essay I discuss after reviewing the different articles a couple of things. The topic of the paper reviewed will be discussed, as well as the research question or the hypothesis. If there are any variables they are identified. The participants, the type of research (qualitative

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    Alternative Medicine

    Alternative medicine is something that has been around for thousands of years as Native Americans didn’t go to the drug store and pick up plastic pill bottles; they improvised with what they had and created various new medicinal techniques. Practices like these are starting to become more popular every day. It can range to anything from ancient Chinese recipes to the everyday chiropractor. They are environmentally friendly and for most of them are much cheaper than prescription drugs. They focus

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    Personal Medicine

    Personal Medicine Pxxxx Gonzalez Strayer University SCI III Instructor: Professor Leon Li August 9, 2012 The Future of Medicine Every living human being on earth is susceptible to future disease. In the future, by screening a patients DNA, scientists and doctors will eventually be able to predict a patients possible health risk factors. By gathering this information doctors will be able to manage better healthcare outcomes for their patients. This information can be used to

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    Western Medicine Versus Traditional Medicine

    May 7, 2015 Position Paper: Western Medicine versus Traditional Medicine The Limitations of Traditional Medicine from the Needs of the Society In this time of modern technologies, we have found new ways of treating and curing disease. However, traditional medicine that was derived from old cultures is still available. Some people still prefer this kind of method, but some stick to conventional one which is the western medicine. Western medicine is related to scientific method and emphasize

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    Institute of Medicine

    Institute of Medicine report was done by acommittee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and released on October 5, 2010. After twoyears of research to better understand the consequences for nursing and the expected changes inhealthcare, the report outlines the future of healthcare in the United States. It points out that nursesare going to have a critical role in that future by producing safe, quality care and coverage for allpatients in our health care system. The Institute of Medicine report discussed

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    The Evolution of Medicine

    Term paper EN1320 Dr. Baughman Jay C. Montgomery August 13, 2015 The Evolution of Medicine By Jay C. Montgomery The evolution of medicine was a contributing factor to important advances in our own modern day medicines and technologies. While there are many civilizations to choose from, some of the best contributions came from the Egyptian, Chinese, Greek, Roman, Muslim, Indian, and Japanese cultures. In order to understand what these civilizations did to transform the medical world, it

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    Regenerative Medicine

    has evolved to the new cutting edge modern regenerative medicine. One of the main types of cells used are embryonic. These type of cells are characterized by their capacity to remain proliferative in an undifferentiated state for a prolonged period in culture and to differentiate into several different somatic cell types. The cells are extracted from the body and cultured outside for their specific function. This type of regenerative medicine is mostly offered outside the US. The FDA has classified

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    Ethics in Medicine

    Ethics in Medicine: The Moral Compass Introduction to Health Care 02/16/15 Morals are the compass each of us have inside of us that help us to make decisions. They guide towards good and evil, or right and wrong. The thing that makes morals so unique and interesting is that no two compasses are exactly the same just as no two people are the same. The health care industry is probably one of the most praised and criticized industries for its moral compass. If we look solely at the topic of

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    Medieval Medicine

    certain personal beliefs, which affected medical treatment. For instance, the people of medieval England believed that infectious diseases occurred due to the wrath of God because that individual was practicing unethical behaviour (Truman, Health and Medicine in Medieval England). Doctors of the Middle Ages even cured migraines by digging a hole into the skull. They believed that evil spirits were the cause of one’s pain and this was the way to release them. This method was ineffective, and was due to

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    Retainer Medicine

    The Argument for using Retainer Medicine as a Means of Improving Primary Care Huddle, M.D., PHD, Centor, M.D. (2011) “Retainer Medicine: An Ethically Legitimate Form of Practice That Can Improve Primary Care.” Annals of Internal Medicine, Volume 55, Number 9 In retainer practices, Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) contract with patients who are willing to pay a flat annual fee either for all primary care services or for services beyond those covered by conventional insurance. The physician with

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    Medicine

    perceived of as a request for a favor. In these circumstances, the questions of who conducts the consent process and how it is explained become even more important. Vulnerable Populations The concept of subject vulnerability is important to research ethics and to regulatory compliance. FDA regulation 21 CFR 56.111(b) requires that "when some or all of the subjects are likely to be vulnerable to coercion or undue influence, additional safeguards have been included in the study to protect the rights and

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    Ethics in Medicine

    Ethics in Medicine Galen College of Nursing Ethics in Medicine Eugenics 1. The purpose of Eugenics was to eradicate inferior people that were deemed to be “un-fit” in society all in the attempt to develop a perfect world full of perfect people. 2. Eugenics was most popular during the years between 1930s and 1940s. 3. (A) Eugenicide was practiced using gas chambers, sterilization, forced segregations, and by restricting marriages. (B) Groups targeted included Jews, Blacks, women, poor people

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    Personalized Medicine

    Personalized Medicine SCI 115 Abstract Personalized medicine is a healthcare field that deals with the different and unique genomic, genetic, clinical, and environmental information of each person. Personalized medicine is based on making treatment or prevention of disease focus on the individual and the factors that do or will affect that particular individual. Some of the advantages of personalized medicine are the ability to make more informed medical decisions, earlier disease intervention

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    Personalized Medicine

    Personalized Medicine Pharmacy has been a key component of medicine for generations. From witch doctors providing herbal remedies, to the recent use of pharmacogenomics, medicine has always worked differently for different people. However, new advances in technology and understanding of the human body have allowed humans to leap forward and save lives. Genetic testing can improve the use of prescription drugs in many ways. Prescription drugs do not always work, and can sometimes be toxic

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    Personalized Medicine

    15 years, on a budget of $3 billion. The human genome project is not old by scientific standards. However, the developments from this project have been breakthrough and impressive. The benefits of personalize medicine are easily recognized. The major benefits of personalized medicine are early diagnostics and, medication and treatments are personalized to an individual for maximum results. Diagnostics use molecules to measure the levels of genes, mutation, and proteins that can be used in

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    Personalized Medicine

    Personalized Medicine Kenneth Weddle Strayer University Science 115 Professor Meri Stanec May 21, 2012 Personalized Medicine Personalized medicine refers to the medical model that entails the customization of healthcare. Under personalized medicine, all the decisions and practices relating to an individual patient are advanced using genetic or any other vital pieces of information. The emergence of personalized medicine has helped in the reduction

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    Alternative Medicine

    There are many other alternatives to modern methods of medical treatment. With modern medicine being the standard there must be unconventional routes that one can take to achieve the goal of good health. Those alternatives include acupuncture, herbal remedies and yoga. Though modern medicine can be diverse it also can be very complex and in contradiction with the human body. Most medicine is animal based and experimented on animals and sometimes even humans. But can our expectations

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    Bio-Medicine

    sociology of health and illness is concerned with the social origins of and influence on disease rather than exploring its organic manifestation in individual bodies. The sociology of medicine is concerned with exploring the social, historical and cultural reasons for the rise of medicine particularly the bio-medicine model in the definition and treatment of illness. A more refined version of this common sense view underlies the long standing bio-medical model of disease based on the following assumptions

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    Personalized Medicine

    Personalized Medicine Na’Tasha Slade SCI 115 Professor Palaniswamy August 5, 2012   Personalized Medicine has great influence on the way we think towards identifying and managing healthcare problems and diseases.   Personalize medicine aids in providing an in depth analysis of hereditary differences within genetically difference of people and also how it may affect the healthcare that they may need. With technology being modified daily the advancements in technology may improve the levels

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    Medicine

    Plants and gardens have a greater purpose than simply to be an eye catching source of food. While mainstream medicine largely continues to deny the inherent healing capacity of natural plants and herbs, the insect world is abuzz with activities that confirm the plant world to be nature's medicine cabinet. According to a new study published in the journal Ecology Letters, the Monarch butterfly routinely uses medicinal plants to help its offspring resist disease and infection. Researchers observed

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    Personalized Medicine

    Introduction to Biology Dr. Russell Barnett Personalized Medicine Personalized medicine is a new field of healthcare that is based on an individual’s unique genetic, genomic, clinical and environmental information. The factors vary from one person to another just like the onset of diseases so the purpose of personalized medicine is to react to the individual’s symptoms in the way, with personalized treatment (Jain, 2007). Personalized medicine primary goal and target is to make a treatment as individualize

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