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  1. Content type: Original research article

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is often associated with comorbidities, especially cardiovascular, that have a heavy burden in terms of hospitalization and mortality. Since no conclusive data exis...

    Authors: Giorgio Fumagalli, Fabrizio Fabiani, Silvia Forte, Massimiliano Napolitano, Paolo Marinelli, Paolo Palange, Antonella Pentassuglia, Stefano Carlone and Claudio Maria Sanguinetti

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:28

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Since its original description in 1956 the association between interstitial lung disease and polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) has become well established. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) can be a sig...

    Authors: Ivano Salimbene, Ilaria Leli and Salvatore Valente

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:27

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by the formation of noncaseating granulomas in various tissues. Cutaneous involvement occurs in 20 to 35 percent of the patients and may be the initial manifesta...

    Authors: Halil Yanardag, Cuneyt Tetikkurt, Muammer Bilir, Sabriye Demirci and Aydin Iscimen

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:26

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis (IPH) is characterized by the triad of iron deficiency anemia, pulmonary infiltrates and haemoptysis with no recognizable cause. Since the first description of its associatio...

    Authors: Kamal Kumar Singhal, Ashok K Janmeja, Rakhee Sodhi and Rajpal S Punia

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:25

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  5. Content type: Original research article

    GPs currently deal with COPD. The aim of this study was to review COPD management, data collection in medical records, and adherence to GOLD guidelines of 12 GPs from rural areas of Northern Italy and to assess c...

    Authors: Enrica Bertella, Alessandro Zadra and Michele Vitacca

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:24

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  6. Content type: Case report

    IgG4-related lung disease is commonly associated with autoimmune pancreatitis. Recently, isolated IgG4-related interstitial lung disease (ILD) without other organ involvement has newly been reported in two cas...

    Authors: Thomas Wibmer, Cornelia Kropf-Sanchen, Stefan Rüdiger, Ioanna Blanta, Kathrin M Stoiber, Wolfgang Rottbauer and Christian Schumann

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:22

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  7. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Mutlidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine would like to thank all of our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 7 (2012).

    Authors: Fernando De Benedetto, Claudio F Donner and Claudio M Sanguinetti

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:6

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  8. Content type: Original research article

    To investigate the utilization of PET-CT in target volume delineation for three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and atelectasis.

    Authors: Li-Jie Yin, Xiao-Bin Yu, Yan-Gang Ren, Guang-Hai Gu, Tian-Gui Ding and Zhi Lu

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:21

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    Acute respiratory tract infections are the common causes for admission to emergency department. Appropriate diagnosis and initiating treatment on time are important for reducing morbidity and mortality rate du...

    Authors: Dursun Tatar, Gunes Senol, Ceyda Anar and Gultekin Tibet

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:20

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is widely used because it is both simple and reliable as a measure of exercise capacity. Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) usually show a limited cap...

    Authors: Antonello Nicolini, Federico Merliak and Cornelius Barlascini

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:19

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  11. Content type: Original research article

    The aim of this study is to evaluate feasibility, safety and efficacy of accessing the pleural space with the patient supine or in lateral recumbent position, under constant ultrasonic guidance along the costo...

    Authors: Gino Soldati, Andrea Smargiassi, Riccardo Inchingolo, Sara Sher, Salvatore Valente and Giuseppe Maria Corbo

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:18

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  12. Content type: Original research article

    Grass pollens are significant elicitors of IgE-mediated allergic disease in the world and timothy (Phleum pratense) is one of the most important pollens of the family. Molecular and biochemical characterizatio...

    Authors: Alessandra Scaparrotta, Marcello Verini, Nicola Pietro Consilvio, Anna Cingolani, Daniele Rapino, Marina Attanasi, Marzia Cerasa, Sabrina Di Pillo and Francesco Chiarelli

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:17

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Although diffuse alveolar hemorrhage complicating warfarin therapy is rare, it generally has a worsening clinical course and can be a life threatening condition. A 56-year-old male who had undergone a pulmonar...

    Authors: Jong Hoo Lee and Su Wan Kim

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:16

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Arnold Chiari Malformation (ACM) is defined as a condition where part of the cerebellar tissue herniates into the cervical canal toward the medulla and spinal cord resulting in a number of clinical manifestati...

    Authors: Raffaele Campisi, Nicola Ciancio, Laura Bivona, Annalisa Di Maria and Giuseppe Di Maria

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:15

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) is a rare yet important global emerging nosocomial pathogen with multi-drug resistance. To the best of our knowledge, there is only one case report describing the com...

    Authors: Tsang Wai Kan Kassel, Lee Ka Lok Ryan and Allen Li

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:14

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Treatment of tuberculosis has many side effects. Thrombocytopenia is a serious side effect of such treatment and occurs mostly due to rifampicin (RIF). There are very few reported cases of thrombocytopenia due...

    Authors: Fatih Yakar, Namşan Yildiz, Aysun Yakar and Zeki Kılıçaslan

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:13

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  17. Content type: Review

    The prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases has increased dramatically during the past few decades not only in industrialized countries. Urban air pollution from motor vehicles has been indicated as one of ...

    Authors: Gennaro D’Amato, Carlos E Baena-Cagnani, Lorenzo Cecchi, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Carlos Nunes, Ignacio Ansotegui, Maria D’Amato, Gennaro Liccardi, Matteo Sofia and Walter G Canonica

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:12

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  18. Content type: Original research article

    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in long-distance drivers located in the Zonguldak area and to show the correlation between OSAS and traffic accide...

    Authors: Muhammed E Akkoyunlu, Remzi Altın, Levent Kart, Figen Atalay, Tacettin Örnek, Mehmet Bayram and Meltem Tor

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:10

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    Both obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) are considered to be related with the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD). In this study we evaluate the association b...

    Authors: Bilal Arik, Mehmet Fatih Inci, Cesur Gumus, Kenan Varol, Meltem Refiker Ege, Omer Tamer Dogan and Ali Zorlu

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:9

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    Chest-X-ray has several limitations in detecting the extent of pulmonary disease in sarcoidosis. It might not reflect the degree of pulmonary involvement in patients with sarcoidosis when compared to computed ...

    Authors: Fatih Ors, Seyfettin Gumus, Mehmet Aydogan, Sebahattin Sari, Samet Verim and Omer Deniz

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:8

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  21. Content type: Original research article

    Effort tolerance and daily physical activity (DPA) are predictive of quality of life and survival in COPD patients, but still remain difficult to assess based on their daily life.

    Authors: Nicoleta Bertici, Ovidiu Fira-Mlădinescu, Cristian Oancea and Voicu Tudorache

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:7

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous multisystem disorder of unclear etiology that involves any organ, most commonly the lung and the lymph nodes. It is hypothesized that the disease derives from the interaction bet...

    Authors: Ilaria Leli, Ivano Salimbene, Francesco Varone, Leonello Fuso and Salvatore Valente

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:5

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  23. Content type: Review

    Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) are a major cause of morbidity, mortality, prolonged hospital stay, and increased cost of care. Physiotherapy (PT) programs in post-surgical and critical area patien...

    Authors: Dewi Nurul Makhabah, Federica Martino and Nicolino Ambrosino

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:4

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  24. Content type: Original research article

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase perioperative complications. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship among postoperative pulmonary complication, snoring and STOP questionnaire in pat...

    Authors: Ahmet Ursavaş, Tahir Güven, Funda Coskun, Ercüment Ege and Aysun Yılmazlar

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:3

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Renal metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer is rather uncommon. The mechanism underlying the occurrence of metastasis in this site is still not well understood. We report a case of a 53-year-old Chinese w...

    Authors: Jun Cai, Gai Liang, Zhiqiang Cai, Ting Yang, Shuang Li and Jiyuan Yang

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:2

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  26. Content type: Review

    Do standards exist to improve communication in a medical setting? What are the minimal requirements to make our communication with patients and their family clear and simple? International literature, as well ...

    Authors: Silvia Rossi Ferrario and George Cremona

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2013 8:1

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  27. Content type: Original research article

    Exposure to inhaled endotoxins (lipopolysaccharides, LPS) of Gram-negative bacteria commonly found in indoor environments and assessed in secondary tobacco smoke, has been associated with airway inflammation a...

    Authors: Bogumiła Szponar, Lennart Larsson and Joanna Domagała-Kulawik

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:54

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  28. Content type: Original research article

    The prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Turkey is reported as 11.6%. Studies of pulmonary function in asthmatics have demonstrated a correlation between lung resistance and the occurrence o...

    Authors: Gulfidan Aras, Dilek Kanmaz, Figen Kadakal, Sevim Purisa, Kenan Sonmez, Esin Tuncay and Arzu Ozdemir

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:53

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  29. Content type: Review

    Many different methods were developed to detect commonly known mutations and to screen new mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor in non-small cell lung cancer patients. Some of these methods are so...

    Authors: Jasmina Obradovic and Vladimir Jurisic

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:52

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  30. Content type: Original research article

    The objective of this study was to determine stress levels during hospitalization in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). We wanted to relate stress to previous level of quality of life ...

    Authors: Magdalena Medinas-Amorós, Juan José Montaño-Moreno, Maria José Centeno-Flores, Victoria Ferrer-Pérez, Feliu Renom-Sotorra, Belen Martín-López and Catalina Alorda-Quetglas

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:51

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  31. Content type: Original research article

    Although some authors have suggested that there is some seasonal periodicity in hemoptysis, temporal patterns of hemoptysis have been poorly investigated. The aim of this study is to describe the temporal patt...

    Authors: Ignasi Garcia-Olivé, Jose Antonio Fiz, Jose Sanz-Santos, Felipe Andreo, Estefanía Sánchez-Martínez, Jaume Sampere, Jordi Muchart, Josep Maria Michavila and Juan Ruiz-Manzano

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:50

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  32. Content type: Original research article

    The casual and severity distribution of allergic rhinitis (AR) in Hungary is unknown.

    Authors: Mária Szilasi, Gabriella Gálffy, Károly Fónay, Zsuzsa Márk, Zoltán Rónai, Zsuzsanna Szalai, Magdolna E Szilasi, Marianna Budai, Veronika Müller, Attila Somfay, Ildikó Horváth and Lilla Tamási

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:49

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Imatinibmesylate (imatinib) is a small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor administered to patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Although imatinib-associated interstitia...

    Authors: Shota Nakashima, Tomoyuki Kakugawa, Hiroko Motomura, Katsuji Hirano, Eisuke Sasaki, Yasuhiro Nagata, Akitoshi Kinoshita, Noriho Sakamoto, Yuji Ishimatsu, Hiroshi Mukae and Shigeru Kohno

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:48

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  34. Content type: Original article

    Severe sepsis is a primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU). Numerous biomarkers have been assessed to predict outcome and CRP is widely used. However, the relevance for mortal...

    Authors: Özkan Devran, Zuhal Karakurt, Nalan Adıgüzel, Gökay Güngör, Özlem Yazıcıoğlu Moçin, Merih Kalamanoğlu Balcı, Ece Çelik, Cüneyt Saltürk, Huriye Berk Takır, Feyza Kargın and Adnan Yılmaz

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:47

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  35. Content type: Original research article

    Measuring the state of health is a method for quantifying the impact of an illness on the day-to-day life, health and wellbeing of a patient, providing a quantitative measure of an individual’s quality of life...

    Authors: Franco Pasqua, Annalisa Alesii, Katja Geraneo, Stefania Di Toro, Giuseppe La Torre, Antonella Sferrazza, Maria Grazia Mastrullo, Luigino Calzetta, Stefano Bonassi, Vittorio Cardaci and Alfredo Cesario

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:46

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  36. Content type: Original research article

    Epidemiological data indicate that obesity is a risk factor for asthma, but scientific literature is still debating the association between changes in body mass index (BMI) and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR).

    Authors: Bruno Sposato, Marco Scalese, Nicola Scichilone, Andrea Pammolli, Massimo Tosti Balducci, Maria Giovanna Migliorini and Raffaele Scala

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:45

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  37. Content type: Original research article

    Lung tissue of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is heterogeneously damaged and prone to develop atelectasis. During inflation, atelectatic regions may exhibit alveolar recruitment accom...

    Authors: Sven Pulletz, Matthias Kott, Gunnar Elke, Dirk Schädler, Barbara Vogt, Norbert Weiler and Inéz Frerichs

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:44

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  38. Content type: Case report

    A 70-year-old man was admitted for severe hypoxia, haemoptysis and cough. Chest-X-ray and CT-scan indicated a right-lower-lobe collapse. Bronchoscopy showed its occlusion by whitish dense mucus. Aspiration rev...

    Authors: Marcello Migliore, Nicola Ciancio, Riccardo Giuliano and Giuseppe Di Maria

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:43

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  39. Content type: Review

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the most common of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, is a devastating condition that carries a prognosis worse than that of many cancers. As such, it represents one o...

    Authors: Paolo Spagnolo, Roberto Tonelli, Elisabetta Cocconcelli, Alessandro Stefani and Luca Richeldi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:42

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  40. Content type: Review

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a rare, life threatening disease characterized by an anarchic fibrogenesis, limited survival and few therapeutic options. Its pathogenesis is complex and involves the interacti...

    Authors: Sabina A Antoniu

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:41

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  41. Content type: Case report

    We present a case of a 57 year old woman who suffered from massive hemoptysis; she was sent to our Department for a suspect neoformant lesion. We assumed it might be a Dielafoy’s disease and proceeded with an ...

    Authors: Emanuela E Barisione, Gabriele G Ferretti, Silvia S Ravera and Mario M Salio

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:40

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  42. Content type: Commentary

    Significant heterogeneity of clinical presentation and disease progression exists within chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This article discusses and refines the concept of desaturator phenotypes i...

    Authors: Domenico Maurizio Toraldo, Mauro Minelli, Francesco De Nuccio and Giuseppe Nicolardi

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:39

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  43. Content type: Original research article

    We aimed to investigate the relation of platelet count (PLT) and plateletcrit (PCT), mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) with other acute phase reactants and radiological extent in...

    Authors: Füsun Şahin, Esra Yazar and Pınar Yıldız

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:38

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  44. Content type: Original article

    Right sided arcus aorta (RSAA) is a rare condition that is usually asymptomatic. Patients may present with exertional dyspnea and chronic cough. A recent article suggested that RSAA should be included in the d...

    Authors: Sevket Ozkaya, Bilal Sengul, Semra Hamsici, Serhat Findik, Unal Sahin, Aziz Gumus and Halit Cinarka

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:37

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  45. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare malformation consisting of aberrant lung tissue which is not affiliated with the normal bronchial system and is fed by an aberrant artery that derives from systemic arter...

    Authors: Ersin Sukru Erden, Hanifi Bayarogullari, Hatice Bilgic, Tulin Yetim and Eyup Buyukkaya

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:36

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  46. Content type: Original research article

    Endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB) is defined as a tuberculous infection of the tracheobronchial tree with microbial and histopathological evidence, with or without parenchymal involvement. Bronchoscopic appear...

    Authors: Sevket Ozkaya, Salih Bilgin, Serhat Findik, Hayriye Çete Kök, Canan Yuksel and Atilla Güven Atıcı

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:34

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  47. Content type: Case report

    BehçetDisease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcers and uveitis, arthritis, and involvement of the gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system and blood vessels. T...

    Authors: Sevket Ozkaya, Unal Sahin, Aziz Gumus, Filiz Taşçı, Halit Çınarka and Asiye Yavuz

    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:33

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