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  1. Pre-operative risk scores are more valuable than post-procedure risk scores because of lacking effective treatment for contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI). A number of pre-operative risk scores have ...

    Authors: Wenjun Yin, Ge Zhou, Lingyun Zhou, Mancang Liu, Yueliang Xie, Jianglin Wang, Shanru Zuo, Kun Liu, Can Hu, Linhua Chen, Huiqin Yang and Xiaocong Zuo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:45

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  2. Vascular calcification (VC) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) present in 30–70% of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Copeptin is a sensitive surrogate marker of arginine vas...

    Authors: Edyta Golembiewska, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Lu Dai, Bengt Lindholm, Olof Heimbürger, Magnus Söderberg, Torkel B. Brismar, Jonaz Ripsweden, Peter Barany, Richard J. Johnson and Peter Stenvinkel

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:43

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  3. This study aimed to determine the lifetime cost-effectiveness of first-line dialysis modalities for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients under the “Peritoneal Dialysis First” policy.

    Authors: Carlos K. H. Wong, Julie Chen, Samuel K. S. Fung, Maggie Mok, Yuk lun Cheng, Irene Kong, Wai Kei Lo, Sing Leung Lui, T. M. Chan and Cindy L. K. Lam

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:42

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  4. Diagnosis and treatment of either ANCA disease or silent infection-related glomerulonephritis is complicated and is a huge treatment challenge when overlapping clinical manifestations occur. We report a case o...

    Authors: D. Bele, N. Kojc, M. Perše, A. Černe Čerček, J. Lindič, A. Aleš Rigler and Ž. Večerić-Haler

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:40

    Content type: Case report

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  5. The use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) has increased substantially in the United States (US) in the past decade. This was likely spurred in large part by the implementation of the expanded prospective payment sys...

    Authors: Keiko I. Greenberg and Bernard G. Jaar

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:39

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) is prevalent in North Central Province (NCP) of Sri Lanka. Consumption of un-boiled dug well water has been identified as one of the causative factors. This in...

    Authors: M. G. Thammitiyagodage, N. R. de Silva, C. Rathnayake, R. Karunakaran, Kumara WGSS, M. M. Gunatillka, N. Ekanayaka, B. P. Galhena and M. I. Thabrew

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:38

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Tissue derived biomarkers may offer utility as indicators of accumulated damage. Reduced thickness of retinal neuronal tissue and the vascular choroid have previously been associated with vascular damage and d...

    Authors: Euan N. Paterson, Meera L. Ravindran, Kayleigh Griffiths, Claire A. Le Velly, Chris C. Cardwell, Rachel V. McCarter, Patrick Nicol, Jay K. Chhablani, Mohammed Abdul Rasheed, Kiran Kumar Vupparaboina, Thomas J. MacGillivray, Mark Harbinson, Alexander P. Maxwell, Ruth E. Hogg and Gareth J. McKay

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:37

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Hypothyroidism is highly prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and has been associated with poorer clinical outcomes, including faster decline of kidney function. However, there is no consens...

    Authors: Alexandre Barbosa Câmara de Souza, Marcia Fernanda Arantes, Roberto Zatz, Rosilene Motta Elias, Roberto Iglesias Lopes and Etienne Macedo

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:36

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Cancer-related thrombotic microangiopathy (CR-TMA) is a rare entity associated with a dismal prognosis. Usually, CR-TMA is associated with mucin-producing carcinomas among which stomach, breast, prostate, lung...

    Authors: Tristan de Nattes, Lucile Moreau-Grangé, Delphine Vezzosi, Julien Haddoux, Miguel Hie, Dominique Guerrot and Steven Grangé

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:35

    Content type: Case report

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2020 21:44

  10. Given the aging of the population, nephrologists are ever more frequently assisting nonagenarians with acute kidney injury (AKI). The management of these patients presents unique characteristics, including bio...

    Authors: Andre Luis Bastos Sousa, Leticia Mascarenhas de Souza, Osvaldino Vieira Santana Filho, Victor Hugo Ferreira e Léda and Paulo Novis Rocha

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:34

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN), a small-vessel vasculitis, shares renal pathological features with immunoglobulin A nephropathy. Oxford classification of immunoglobulin A nephropathy pathology has b...

    Authors: Donghwan Yun, Dong Ki Kim, Kook-Hwan Oh, Kwon Wook Joo, Kyung Chul Moon, Yon Su Kim, Kyoungbun Lee and Seung Seok Han

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:33

    Content type: Research article

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  12. To assess whether the agreement between fasting glucose and glycated proteins is affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a community-based sample of 1621 mixed-ancestry South Africans.

    Authors: Cindy George, Tandi E. Matsha, Marizna Korf, Annalise E. Zemlin, Rajiv T. Erasmus and Andre P. Kengne

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:32

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  13. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major comorbidity in critically ill patients. Low-dose atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) has been shown to effectively prevent acute kidney injury (AKI), especially in cardiovascu...

    Authors: Keita Saito, Shigehiko Uchino, Tomoko Fujii, Shinjiro Saito, Masanori Takinami and Shoichi Uezono

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:31

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  14. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a valid indicator of kidney function. Different factors can affect GFR. The purpose of this study is to assess the direct and indirect effects of GFR-related factors using s...

    Authors: Parastoo Jamshidi, Farid Najafi, Shayan Mostafaei, Ebrahem Shakiba, Yahya Pasdar, Behrooz Hamzeh and Mehdi Moradinazar

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:30

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  15. Transplant renal artery dissection is a rare and serious event that can cause allograft dysfunction and activation of the renin–mediated renovascular hypertension. Most cases are induced by percutaneous transl...

    Authors: Shunta Hori, Tatsuo Yoneda, Mitsuru Tomizawa, Kazuki Ichikawa, Yosuke Morizawa, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake and Kiyohide Fujimoto

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:29

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Older patients on dialysis may not have optimal outcomes, particularly with regards to quality of life. Existing research is focused mainly on survival, with limited information about other outcomes. Such info...

    Authors: Rajesh Raj, Bridget Brown, Kiran Ahuja, Mai Frandsen and Matthew Jose

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:28

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Cryofibrinogenemia is a rare disorder that mainly affects the skin and occasionally the kidney. However, there are few published reports of cryofibrinogenemia-associated renal pathology. We therefore report a ...

    Authors: Emi Ibuki, Aiko Shiraishi, Tadashi Sofue, Yoshio Kushida, Kyuichi Kadota, Kazuho Honda, Dedong Kang, Kensuke Joh, Tetsuo Minamino and Reiji Haba

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:27

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Despite the high and rising burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in South Asia, factors that influence access to CKD care at the community level have not been studied previously, especially in the rural area...

    Authors: Tazeen Hasan Jafar, Chandrika Ramakrishnan, Oommen John, Abha Tewari, Benjamin Cobb, Helena Legido-Quigley, Yoon Sungwon and Vivekanand Jha

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:26

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Record linkage is increasingly used in health research worldwide. Combining the patient information available in healthcare, administrative and clinical databases broadens the research perspectives, particular...

    Authors: Maxime Raffray, Sahar Bayat, Mathilde Lassalle and Cécile Couchoud

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:25

    Content type: Technical advance

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  20. Ambrisentan is a selective endothelin receptor antagonist used for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Little is known about ambrisentan removal by hemodialysis in patients with end-stage r...

    Authors: José Ramón Santos, Ana Merino, Walter E. Haefeli, Cristina Miranda, Marisol Prats, Ioana Bancu, Lucía Bailón and José Moltó

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:24

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Estimating CKD prevalence is difficult. Information on CKD prevalence is rather scanty in Italy and available figures come from surveys in selected geographical areas. Administrative data have been already dem...

    Authors: Claudia Marino, Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Matteo Bargagli, Silvia Cascini, Nera Agabiti, Giovanni Gambaro and Marina Davoli

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:23

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Soluble ST2 is a novel biomarker of myocardial fibrosis with an established role in prognostication of patients with heart failure. Its role in cardiovascular risk prediction for renal transplant recipients ha...

    Authors: Paul A. Devine, Christopher Cardwell and Alexander P. Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:22

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide with disproportionate effects in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The optimal methods to estimate glomerular filtration rate (G...

    Authors: Robert Kalyesubula, June Fabian, Wisdom Nakanga, Robert Newton, Billy Ssebunnya, Josephine Prynn, Jaya George, Alisha N. Wade, Janet Seeley, Dorothea Nitsch, Christian Hansen, Moffat Nyirenda, Liam Smeeth, Saraladevi Naicker, Amelia C. Crampin and Laurie A. Tomlinson

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:20

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is commonly defined using the KDIGO system, which includes criteria based on reduced urine output (UO). There is no consensus on whether UO should be measured using consecutive hourly...

    Authors: Jennifer C. Allen, David S. Gardner, Henry Skinner, Daniel Harvey, Andrew Sharman and Mark A. J. Devonald

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:19

    Content type: Research article

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  25. More and more studies demonstrated that genetic variation at C1GALT1 influences Gd-IgA1 level in IgAN. However, whether the expression of β1, 3-galactosyltransferase (β1, 3Gal-T) was influenced may provide ins...

    Authors: Yue Xing, Lina Li, Yaru Zhang, Fanghao Wang, Dandan He, Youxia Liu, Junya Jia, Tiekun Yan and Shan Lin

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:18

    Content type: Research article

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  26. End stage kidney disease and hemodialysis dependence are associated with impairments in health-related quality of life (HRQOL), which may be related to vascular access (VA). Few HRQOL measures are VA-specific ...

    Authors: Robert J. Nordyke, Gina Nicholson, Shawn M. Gage, Ted Lithgow, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Matthew B. Rivara, Ron D. Hays, Karen Woo and John Devin Peipert

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:16

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Patients with chronic kidney disease are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Chronic exposure to intermittent hemodialysis may be a source of added stress to the cardiovascular system; intradi...

    Authors: R. Marinovich, Z. Li, T. Tamasi, K. Quinn, S. Wong and C. W. McIntyre

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:15

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Eosinophils in kidney disease are poorly understood and are often incidental findings on kidney biopsy. Eosinophilia in blood and renal biopsy tissue is associated with a host of immune and non-immune kidney d...

    Authors: Anam Tariq, Keisuke Okamato, Azka Tariq, Avi Z. Rosenberg, Karim M. Soliman, David W. Ploth, Mohamed G. Atta and Blaithin A. McMahon

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:14

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The long-term predictive ability of acute kidney injury (AKI) classification based on “Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes”(KDIGO) AKI diagnosis criteria has not been clinically validated in diffuse prol...

    Authors: Tianxin Chen, Ying Zhou, Jianna Zhang, Chaosheng Chen and Jingye Pan

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:13

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) disease affects gut flora by causing dysbiosis and lead to systemic inflammatory conditions. Here, we provide intestinal flora changes of CKD patients undertook different hemodialy...

    Authors: Jianguang Hu, Xiaoshi Zhong, Jing Yan, Daoyuan Zhou, Danping Qin, Xiao Xiao, Yuanyuan Zheng and Yan Liu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:12

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  31. Due to these changes in kidney function, aging kidneys are more prone to drug-induced impairments in renal properties. Diabetes has been associated with the declined kidney function and an elevated risk of ren...

    Authors: Marjo Heinjoki, Merja Karjalainen, Juha Saltevo, Miia Tiihonen, Maija Haanpää, Hannu Kautiainen and Pekka Mäntyselkä

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:11

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  32. Early identification of people with CKD in primary care, particularly those with risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension, enables proactive management and referral to specialist services for progressive...

    Authors: S. A. Hull, V. Rajabzadeh, N. Thomas, S. Hoong, G. Dreyer, H. Rainey and N. Ashman

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:10

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The impact of length of hospital stay on activities of daily living (ADLs) has not specifically been investigated among dialysis patients. Therefore, we attempt to verify the association between the length of ...

    Authors: Tsukasa Kamitani, Shingo Fukuma, Sayaka Shimizu, Tadao Akizawa and Shunichi Fukuhara

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:9

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Impaired physical function due to muscle weakness and exercise intolerance reduces the ability to perform activities of daily living in patients with end-stage kidney disease, and by consequence, Health-Relate...

    Authors: Karsten Vanden Wyngaert, Amaryllis H. Van Craenenbroeck, Sunny Eloot, Patrick Calders, Bert Celie, Els Holvoet and Wim Van Biesen

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:7

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  35. Chronic active antibody-mediated rejection is a major etiology of graft loss in renal transplant recipients. However, there is no consensus on the optimal treatment strategies.

    Authors: Hsien-Fu Chiu, Mei-Chin Wen, Ming-Ju Wu, Cheng-Hsu Chen, Tung-Min Yu, Ya-Wen Chuang, Shih-Ting Huang, Shang-Feng Tsai, Ying-Chih Lo, Hao-Chung Ho and Kuo-Hsiung Shu

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:6

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  36. Several factors such as recipient age, BMI, serum cratinine, and positive history of dialysis are important in predicting graft survival among kidney transplant recipients. One factor affecting the transplant ...

    Authors: Gholamhossein Naderi, Amin Azadfar, Seyed Reza Yahyazadeh, Fatemeh Khatami and Seyed Mohammad Kazem Aghamir

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:5

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  37. Dialysis patients who miss treatments are twice as likely to visit emergency departments (EDs) compared to adherent patients; however, prospective studies assessing ED use after missed treatments are limited. ...

    Authors: Kamna S. Balhara, Lori Fisher, Naya El Hage, Rosemarie G. Ramos and Bernard G. Jaar

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:4

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Dual kidney transplantation (DKT) offers a way to extend the use of kidneys from expanded criteria donors (ECDs). Here, we compared the outcomes of DKT with those of single kidney transplantation from standard...

    Authors: Kyo Won Lee, Jae Berm Park, So Ra Cha, Seo Hee Lee, Young Jae Chung, Heejin Yoo, Kyunga Kim and Sung Joo Kim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2020 21:3

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Online haemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) may improve middle molecular clearance in contrast to conventional haemodialysis (HD). However, OL-HDF requires higher convective flows and cannot sufficiently remove large m...

    Authors: Tae Hoon Kim, Seok-hyung Kim, Tae Yeon Kim, Hae Yeul Park, Kwon Soo Jung, Moon Hyoung Lee, Jong Hyun Jhee, Jung Eun Lee, Hoon Young Choi and Hyeong Cheon Park

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 21:2

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Mortality rates associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) vary among critically ill patients. Outcomes are often not corrected for severity or duration of AKI. Our objective was to analyse whether a new variab...

    Authors: Renske Wiersema, Ruben J. Eck, Mikko Haapio, Jacqueline Koeze, Meri Poukkanen, Frederik Keus, Iwan C. C. van der Horst, Ville Pettilä and Suvi T. Vaara

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 21:1

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) attributable to renin angiotensin aldosterone (RAAS) inhibitors and diuretics remains unclear.

    Authors: Jemima Scott, Tim Jones, Maria Theresa Redaniel, Margaret T. May, Yoav Ben-Shlomo and Fergus Caskey

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:481

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Patients on home hemodialysis (HHD) exhibit superior survival compared with patients on institutional hemodialysis (IHD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). There is a sparsity of reports comparing morbidity between...

    Authors: Helena Rydell, Kerstin Ivarsson, Martin Almquist, Naomi Clyne and Mårten Segelmark

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:480

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the most common of infections after renal transplantation. The consequences of UTIs in this population are serious, with increased morbidity and hospitalisation rates as well...

    Authors: Simon OLENSKI, Carla SCUDERI, Alex CHOO, Aneesha Kaur BHAGAT SINGH, Mandy WAY, Lakshmanan JEYASEELAN and George JOHN

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:479

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Administering anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) by intraocular injection has been shown to have a safe systemic profile. Nevertheless, incidents of acute kidney injury following anti-VEGF inj...

    Authors: Rachael Ann O’Neill, Patrick Gallagher, Tricia Douglas, Julie-Anne Little, Alexander Peter Maxwell, Giuliana Silvestri and Gareth McKay

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:478

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Somatic symptoms are commonly reported by patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Based on evidence that exercise can improve psychological state among the general population, we aimed to evaluate the effects of...

    Authors: Xiaowei Lou, Yiwen Li, Huajuan Shen, Jin Juan and Qiang He

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:477

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The commonly used methods for amyloid typing include immunofluorescence or immunohistochemistry (IHC), which sometimes may come with diagnostic pitfalls. Mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics has been recogn...

    Authors: Danyang Li, Dan Liu, Hui Xu, Xiao-juan Yu, Fu-de Zhou, Ming-hui Zhao and Su-xia Wang

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2019 20:476

    Content type: Case report

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