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Chou Franklin H FH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1010, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term outcomes of first metacarpal extension osteotomy for early trapeziometacarpal arthritis. We retrospectively reviewed 13 patients who underwent first metacarpal extension osteotomy at our institution between 1996 and 2005 and obtained subjective and objective outcome data. Mean follow-up was 9.9 years (range 6 ...
Abrisqueta J J Department of General Surgery, Colorectal Unit, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Clinical Hospital, University of Murcia, Murcia, - - 2014
Postoperative ileus is the most common complication after ileostomy closure with an increase in morbidity, hospital stay, and health care costs. The aim of this study is to assess the utility of a new technique for reducing postoperative ileus after protective ileostomy closure. This is a prospective randomized study registered ...
Rahmati Saeed S Periodontist, Isfahan, - - 2014
Statement of the Problem: Melanin pigmentation of the gingiva is a crucial esthetic problem. A variety of methods have been used for gingival depigmentation. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the results of two treatment modalities: scalpel technique and cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen in treatment of gingival ...
Wei Yue Y Department of Anesthesiology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191, - - 2014
Continuous interscalene nerve block (CISB) is considered to be the most effective method for postoperative analgesia after shoulder surgery with prolonged severe pain. This study was performed to evaluate the minimum effective background infusion rate and the effective background infusion rate of ropivacaine 0.2% for CISB after arthroscopic rotator cuff ...
Chaisson Kristine K Kristine Chaisson is administrative director for cardiovascular services at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire.Mary Sanford is a nurse practitioner-clinician at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.Richard A. Boss Jr is a cardiologist at Concord Hospital.Bruce J. Leavitt is a cardiac surgeon and a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont.Michael J. Hearne is a retired interventional cardiologist in New Boston, New Hampshire.Cathy S. Ross is administrative director/research associate at the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.Elaine M. Olmstead is a senior analyst in cardiac surgery at the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.Robert S. Kramer is director of research in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Maine Medical Center in Portland.Patricia Hofmaster is a data manager at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.Cathy Mingo is a quality project coordinator at Eastern Maine Medical Center.Dennis Duquette is a cardiovascular data analyst at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.Elizabeth Maislen is an instructor in surgery at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.Jean A. Clark is a retired nurse practitioner at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.Donald S. Likosky is the former cardiac surgery research director of the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group and an associate professor of cardiac surgery at University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.Susan R. Horton is executive director of the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.Gerald T. O'Connor is a retired professor of medicine and former director of the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group at - - 2014
Preoperative interventions improve outcomes for patients after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). To reduce mortality for patients undergoing urgent CABG. Eight centers implemented preoperative aspirin and statin, preinduction heart rate less than 80/min, hematocrit greater than 30%, blood sugar less than 150 mg/dL (8.3 mmol/L), and delayed surgery at least ...
Ludwig Kevin H KH Dr. Ludwig is a pediatric dentist practicing in South Bend, - - 2014
In this retrospective study, the authors evaluated the clinical and radiographic success of stainless steel crowns (SSCs) used to restore primary molars with caries lesions, placed by means of both the traditional technique (involving complete caries removal and tooth reduction before placement of the SSC) and the Hall technique (involving ...
Risum Niels N Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Kildegårdsvej 28, 2900 Hellerup. - - 2014
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) significantly reduces morbidity and mortality in patients with symptomatic severe heart failure and evidence of interventricular conduction delay by ECG. Unfortunately, one third of patients do not respond to CRT and selection criteria may need to be improved. Assessment of mechanical dyssynchrony by echocardiography has been ...
Durovni Betina B Rio de Janeiro Municipal Health Secretariat, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Programa de Pós-graduação em Clínica Médica, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
Abundant evidence on Xpert MTB/RIF accuracy for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) and rifampicin resistance has been produced, yet there are few data on the population benefit of its programmatic use. We assessed whether the implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF in routine conditions would (1) increase the notification rate of laboratory-confirmed pulmonary TB ...
Zeller Thomas T 1 Department Angiology, Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, - - 2014
Purpose : To confirm the performance and safety of the 25-cm Viabahn endoprosthesis with Propaten bioactive surface when used in the treatment of de novo and/or restenotic TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus II C and D lesions of the superficial femoral artery and proximal popliteal artery. Methods : The 25-cm Gore Viabahn ...
Kim Sang Woon SW Department of Urology, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
To investigate urodynamic (UD) parameters that predict outcome of intradetrusor botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) injection in children with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO), by reviewing clinical and UD data. From January 2010 to March 2014, 56 cases of the first BTX-A intradetrusor injection were performed in pediatric patients with NDO. We excluded ...
Molavi Sima S Cleveland, Ohio From the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve - - 2014
The Global Burden of Disease ranks migraine headache among the most disabling of conditions, and in the United States, migraine headache is one of the top five causes of visits to the emergency room. As migraineurs turn to surgical treatment for relief, it is unknown how migraine frequency influences outcomes. ...
Martínez-Álvarez Roberto R Department of Functional Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, - - 2014
Object Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is difficult to treat. On the basis of results obtained by using Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) to treat trigeminal neuralgia, the authors have used GKS to treat glossopharyngeal neuralgia in a series of patients since 2007. Their objectives with this study were to demonstrate the usefulness and ...
Lainiala O O Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement, Biokatu 6, 33520 Tampere, - - 2014
We conducted a retrospective study to assess the prevalence of adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) in patients operated on at our institution with metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip replacements with 36 mm heads using a Pinnacle acetabular shell. A total of 326 patients (150 males, 175 hips; 176 females, 203 ...
Mylotte Darren D Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland; Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
Limited information exists describing the results of transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) replacement in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease (TAV-in-BAV). This study sought to evaluate clinical outcomes of a large cohort of patients undergoing TAV-in-BAV. We retrospectively collected baseline characteristics, procedural data, and clinical follow-up findings from 12 centers in Europe ...
Metcalfe Christopher W CW FY1 in the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Birmingham B18 - - 2014
To consider the financial benefit to the authors' trust of omitting a preoperative group and save in enhanced recovery arthroplasty patients, and to estimate the scope for national savings. Patient safety was considered to determine acceptability for routine practice. A total of 121 patients receiving a total knee replacement or ...
Liscak Roman R Departments of 1 Stereotactic and Radiation - - 2014
Object Glomus tumors usually display indolent behavior, and the effectiveness of radiation in stopping their growth can be assessed after long-term follow-up. Currently only midterm results of radiosurgery are available, so the authors included patients treated by Gamma Knife at least 10 years ago in this study to obtain a ...
Barbagallo Giuseppe M V GM Departments of - - 2014
Object The objective of this study was to report the authors' experience with the long-term administration of temozolomide (TMZ; > 6 cycles, up to 101) in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma and to analyze its feasibility and safety as well as its impact on survival. The authors also compared data ...
Hiza Elise A EA 1Resident, PGY -3, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 2Resident, PGY - 5, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 3Medical Student, MS 4, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 4Research Coordinator Level IV, Emory University Schoolf of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 5Assistant Professor Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery Grady Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. NE, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel: 404-778-1567, Fax:, Email: - - 2014
The objective of this study is to analyze the effect of an orthopaedic trauma advanced practice provider on length of stay and cost in a Level I trauma center. The hypothesis of this study is that the addition of a single full-time nurse practitioner (NP) to the orthopaedic trauma team ...
Mazzitelli Domenico D German Heart Center Munich, Munich, - - 2014
Refining leaflet reconstruction has become a primary issue in aortic valve repair. This descriptive analysis reviews leaflet pathology, repair techniques, and early results in a prospective regulatory trial of aortic valve repair. Sixty-five patients underwent valve repair for predominant moderate to severe aortic insufficiency (AI). The mean age was 63 ...
Dumas Florence F INSERM U970, Parisian Cardiovascular Research Center, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France; Emergency Department, Cochin-Hotel-Dieu Hospital, APHP, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although epinephrine is essential for successful return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), the influence of this drug on recovery during the post-cardiac arrest phase is debatable. This study sought to investigate the relationship between pre-hospital use of epinephrine and functional survival among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) who achieved successful ...
Rouhani Alireza A Shohada Educational Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, - - 2014
Purpose: Pain is one of the most important factors adversely affecting clinical outcomes of operated patients. The present study aims at evaluating effects of preoperative COX2 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors on pain mitigation and performance of patients with shoulder rotator cuff tear. Methods: This case-control study was conducted on 60 patients ...
Colognato R R GeXNano srl, Gerenzano, Varese, Italy - - - 2014
The aim of this study was to develop a pharmacogenetic- (PGx) driven approach for a controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) treatment protocol used for in vitro fertilization procedures. The enrolled patients were genotyped for a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) N680S, within the FSHR. Seventy-eight women, who had previously received at least ...
Rish Adam A Laserase, Sydney, NSW, - - 2014
A review of 242 facial treatments, in 86 different patients, with polyacrylamide gel (PAAG) was carried out by the author between 2003 and 2013. To evaluate by retrospective study the long-term outcomes of PAAG filling for facial contouring. To quantify adverse events and patient comfort in prior mixing 0.3 mL of ...
Srinivas B C BC Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) with assisted mechanical thrombolysis is now considered as the standard of medical care for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The study was conducted to describe the immediate and long-term (6 months) safety and effectiveness of CDT in patient with lower limb DVT compared with the routine anticoagulation alone. ...
Roguski Marie M *Department of Neurosurgery, Alan and Jacqueline Stuart Spine Research Center, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA †Department of Neurosurgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA ‡Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA §The Center for Spine Health and Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH ¶Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT ∥MetroHealth Spine Center and Department of Neurosurgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH **Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; and ††Department of Neurosurgery, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, - - 2014
Prospective observational cohort study. To determine if postoperative cervical sagittal balance is an independent predictor of health-related quality of life outcome after surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Both ventral and dorsal fusion procedures for CSM are effective at reducing the symptoms of myelopathy. The importance of cervical sagittal balance in ...
Kjær Søren S Gastroenheden, Kirurgisk Sektion, Hvidovre Hospital, Kettegård Allé 30, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark. - - 2014
Transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD) is a novel non-excisional technique based on suture closure of the haemorrhoidal arterial flow feeding the haemorrhoidal plexus. The primary objective of this study was to report the first Danish experience with THD. The study was a single-centre, non-controlled retrospective study that comprised consecutive patients from ...
El-Tantawy Ahmad A Orthopedic and Traumatology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt, - - 2014
Insertional Achilles tendinopathy is a degenerative disease associated with disabling posterior heel pain, gait dysfunction and significant morbidity. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the outcomes of complete excision of the pathological tendo-achilles segment in elderly patients with extensive involvement, and reconstructing the defect using a modified ...
Xie Cheng C Department of Oncology, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust, Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2AP, UK, - - 2014
To investigate the long-term clinical and imaging outcomes of patients with chondroblastoma treated by radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Retrospective analysis of 25 consecutive patients treated with RFA from September 2006 to December 2013. Patients were reviewed within one month of the procedure, then every 3-6 months, and yearly for up to three ...
Kempshall P J PJ University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, UK, - - 2014
Advanced chondral damage (bare bone) at presentation is considered a contraindication to meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT), yet there are few other options for young patients where arthroplasty is not appropriate. This study hypothesis is that MAT in patients with advanced chondral damage can obtain good clinical outcomes, equivalent to patients ...
Shousha M M Department of Spine Surgery, Zentralklinik Bad Berka, Robert-Koch-Allee 9, 99437, Bad Berka, Germany, - - 2014
The incidence of spondylodiscitis is increasing. This study evaluates the behavior of cervical spondylodiscitis over a period of two decades in a single institution and compares the findings with the literature. Between 1994 and 1999, 20 consecutive patients (group A) suffering from cervical spondylodiscitis underwent surgical treatment in our institution. ...
Chen Szu-Yuan - - 2014
Background: Treatment by posterolateral fusion (PLF) with pedicle-screw instrumentation can be unsuccessful in one-segment and low-grade lumbar spondylolisthesis. Segmental kyphosis, either rigid or dynamic, was hypothesized to be one of the factors interfering with the fusion results. Methods: From 2004 to 2005, 239 patients with single-segment and low-grade spondylolisthesis were ...
Locatelli Marco M Neurosurgery Unit, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. "Ca' Granda" Ospedale Maggiore - - 2014
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is considered the gold standard treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus due to partial or complete obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ventricular pathways caused by mass lesions. However long-term efficacy of this procedure remains controversial as treatment of chronic adult hydrocephalus due to stenosis of Sylvian acqueduct [late-onset ...
Sundh Carolina C ENT Clinic, County Hospital Ryhov, 551 85, Jönköping, - - 2014
The results for long-term symptom relief after septoplasty are contradictory in reviewed publications but the findings suggest that results are unsatisfactory. In this study, we analyzed and compared short- and long-term symptom relief after septoplasty and factors possibly associated with symptom relief. 111 patients that underwent septoplasty between 2008 and ...
Banhiran Wish W Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 10700, Thailand, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to compare outcomes of temperature-controlled radiofrequency (TCRF) and bipolar radiofrequency (BRF) for inferior turbinate reduction in patients with chronic rhinitis (CR). This was a prospective, randomized non-inferiority trial. Eighty-four adult patients with CR refractory to medication were randomized into two intervention groups: TCRF(42) or ...
Citlak A A Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Katip Celebi University, Izmir, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to report our experience of partial capitate shortening in seven patients with a median 38 months follow-up. Staging was made by the Lichtman classification system and stage II and III-A patients were included in the study. The mean age was 34 years (range 22-52). Patients were ...
De Mattos Camila C Hospital Estadual da Criança, Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
Overactivity or contractures of the hamstring muscles in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP) can lead to either a jump gait (knee flexion associated with ankle plantar flexion) or a crouch gait (knee flexion associated with ankle dorsiflexion). Hamstring lengthening is performed to decrease stance knee flexion. However, this procedure ...
Heo Jun J Jun Heo, Min Kyu Jung, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu 700712, South - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of partially covered self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) in benign pyloric obstruction. We retrospectively analyzed data from 10 consecutive patients with peptic ulcer-related pyloric obstructive symptoms (gastric outlet obstruction scoring system (GOOSS) score of 1) between March 2012 and September 2013. The patients were referred ...
Sakai Eiji - - 2014
BackgroundSmall bowel angioectasia is reported as the most common cause of bleeding in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Although the safety and efficacy of endoscopic treatment have been demonstrated, rebleeding rates are relatively high. To establish therapeutic and follow-up guidelines, we investigated the long-term outcomes and clinical predictors of rebleeding ...
Remenschneider Aaron K AK Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Health utility value (HUV) is an index used to measure health-related quality of life for the valuation and comparison of treatments. The Euroqol 5-Dimension (EQ-5D) questionnaire is a widely used method for determining HUV, but it has not been applied for this purpose in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) who ...
Murray Katie S KS University of Kansas Medical Center Department of - - 2014
To prospectively evaluate the effect of prostate biopsy on erectile and voiding function at multiple time points following biopsy. All men who underwent transrectal ultrasound and prostate biopsy completed an International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) and International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) before the procedure and at 1 week, 4 ...
McNab Sarah S Department of General Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Use of hypotonic intravenous fluid to maintain hydration in children in hospital has been associated with hyponatraemia, leading to neurological morbidity and mortality. We aimed to assess whether use of fluid solutions with a higher sodium concentration reduced the risk of hyponatraemia compared with use of hypotonic solutions. We did ...
Cullinan Mary P MP School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Prince Charles Hospital, Rode Road, Chermside, Queensland 4032, Australia; Sir John Walsh Research Institute, University of Otago, 310 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand. Electronic address: - - 2014
Adverse effects of long-term usage of triclosan-containing toothpaste in humans are currently unknown. We assessed the effect of long-term use of 0.3% triclosan-toothpaste on serious adverse events (SAEs) in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). 438 patients with a history of stable CVD were entered into the 5-year longitudinal Cardiovascular and ...
Son Il-Nam IN Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
OBJECT This retrospective study was designed to evaluate the clinical outcomes and radiological findings after open lumbar discectomy (OLD) in patients who were followed up for 10 years or longer. METHODS The authors classified 79 patients who had a mean age (± SD) of 53.6 ± 13.6 years (range 30-78 ...
Ouanes Jean-Pierre P JP Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine if preoperative gum chewing affects gastric pH and gastric fluid volume. Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources included Cochrane, PubMed, and EMBASE databases from inception to June 2012 and reference lists of known relevant articles without language restriction. Randomized controlled trials in which a treatment group that chewed ...
Kumral Tolgar Lütfi TL Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
To assess the nasal functions, nasal resistance, and olfactory function in middle turbinate surgery. Randomized controlled trial. This prospective controlled study was carried out on patients who underwent laminectomy for aeration of the middle turbinate. Patients participating in the study were divided into two groups-group 1: medial laminectomy (n = 34) and ...
Ning Bo - - 2014
The one-stage procedure for treatment of older developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH) is used widely. However, the best age group for this operation is still unknown. The aims of our study were to evaluate middle-term outcomes of one-stage surgical treatment of a large number of patients with late-diagnosed DDH, ...
Zou Zhen-Hong ZH Zhen-Hong Zou, Department of General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, - - 2014
To conduct a meta-analysis comparing laparoscopic (LGD2) and open D2 gastrectomies (OGD2) for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer (AGC). Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs comparing LGD2 with OGD2 for AGC treatment, published between 1 January 2000 and 12 January 2013, were identified in the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane ...
DuBiner Harvey B - - 2014
Medications to control intraocular pressure (IOP) are frequently preserved using benzalkonium chloride (BAK), which can negatively affect the ocular surface. Data are needed to assess efficacy and safety of prostaglandin drugs preserved with and without BAK. The present study compared the efficacy and safety of BAK-free travoprost 0.004% (TRAV) and ...
Maataoui Adel A Adel Maataoui, Thomas J Vogl, M Fawad Khan, Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Goethe University, 60590 Frankfurt/ Main, - - 2014
To investigate the correlation of facet joint osteoarthritis (FJOA) at lumbar levels L4/L5 and L5/S1 and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI). The study involved lumbar MRIs of 591 patients with a mean age of 47.3 years. The MRIs of the lumbar spine were performed on a 1.5 Tesla scanner (Magnetom(®) ...
Horne Kerry L KL Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital Derby, Derby, - - 2014
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in hospitalised patients and is associated with adverse long-term consequences. There is an urgent need to understand these sequelae in general hospitalised patients utilising a prospective cohort-based approach. We aimed to test the feasibility of study methodology prior to commencing a large-scale study ...
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