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Babaee Beigi Mohammad Ali MA Cardiovascular Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR - - 2014
Hypertension is the main risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Blood pressure control is a challenge for healthcare providers and the rate of blood pressure control is not more than 50% worldwide. The present study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a short-term educational program on the level of ...
Giorgini Paolo P Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, San Salvatore Hospital, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, - - 2014
Hypertension guidelines recommend following published standardized protocols to obtain accurate blood pressure (BP) readings in clinical practice. However, the various measurement techniques among clinical trials that provide the basis for evidence-based management have not been evaluated or compared with guideline recommendations. We reviewed published information regarding BP measurement in clinical ...
Neupane Dinesh D Department of Public Health (DN, PK), Center for Global Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; Rural Clinical School (CSM), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Unit of Health Promotion (RS, BG), University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark; School of Public Health (VK), Curtin University, Perth, Australia; Nepal Development Society (SRM), Kathmandu, Nepal; and Department of Public Health (BC), Institute of General Medical Practice, Aarhus University, Aarhus, - - 2014
Hypertension is a leading attributable risk factor for mortality in South Asia. However, a systematic review on prevalence and risk factors for hypertension in the region of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has not carried out before.The study was conducted according to the Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies ...
Chaturvedi Swasti S Department of Paediatrics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. - - 2014
Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, coronary artery disease and kidney damage in adults. There is a paucity of data on the long-term sequelae of persistent hypertension in children, but it is known that children with hypertension have evidence of end organ damage and are at risk of ...
Rowan Christopher G CG American Medical Group Association, Alexandria, VA, - - 2014
To describe initial antihypertensive management relative to important aspects of JNC7 hypertension guidelines, to identify predictors of receiving JNC7 discordant therapy, and to determine the association between receiving JNC7-concordant antihypertensive treatment and achieving blood pressure (BP) control. This study focused on aspects of the JNC7 guidelines which are consistent with ...
Hill Michael R MR Center for Cardiovascular Simulation, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 201 East 24th Street, University Station, C0200, POB 5.236, Austin, TX, 78712-0027, - - 2014
Right ventricular (RV) failure in response to pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a severe disease that remains poorly understood. PH-induced pressure overload leads to changes in the RV free wall (RVFW) that eventually results in RV failure. While the development of computational models can benefit our understanding of the onset and ...
Sonter Jennifer J aSchool of Health Sciences bPriority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the inter-rater reliability of automated devices for the measurement of toe systolic blood pressure (TSBP) and the toe brachial index (TBI). Toe and brachial systolic blood pressures were measured in 40 participants by two podiatrists using SysToe and MicroLife automated devices. Intraclass ...
Rosa-Bray M M Grifols Plasma Operations, Los Angeles, CA, - - 2014
Donor plasmapheresis involves the removal of a weight-adjusted volume of plasma and the return of cellular components to the donor. Although plasma volume generally returns to normal, some residual effect on vital signs may be possible. This analysis was performed to determine the possible effects of plasmapheresis on blood pressure. ...
Olzowy Bernhard B 1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Rostock Medical Center , Rostock, Germany - - 2014
Abstract Olzowy, Bernhard, Simon Abendroth, Gregor von Gleichenstein, Klaus Mees, and Klaus Stelter. No evidence of intracranial hypertension in trekkers with acute mountain sickness when assessed noninvasively with distortion product otoacoustic emissions. High Alt Med Biol 15:000-000, 2014.-Aims: The role of intracranial hypertension in acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a ...
Heifetz Eliyahu M EM Department of Accounting and Data Management, Lev Academic Center, Jerusalem, - - 2014
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism was found to be associated with hypertension. High blood pressure (BP) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, gestational hypertension, and high-risk pregnancy. BP is a complex trait strongly associated with blood lipid parameters. However, studies of the effect of MTHFR C677T polymorphism on ...
Abi Aad Simon S Mount Sinai - Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Hypertension is a common adverse effect of certain anti neoplastic therapy. The incidence and severity of hypertension are dependent mainly on the type and the dose of the drug. We reviewed the literature for studies that reported the effect of anti neoplastic agents on blood pressure in patients with malignancies. ...
Gee Marianne E ME Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, - - 2014
Surveillance and monitoring of cardiovascular risk factors including raised blood pressure are critical to informing efforts to prevent and control cardiovascular disease. Yet, many countries lack the capacity for adequate national surveillance. Furthermore, hypertension indicators are often reported in different ways, which hampers the ability to compare and assess progress. ...
Liu Wenjin W Center for Kidney Disease, 2nd Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, - - 2014
Although ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring (ABPM) is often considered to have an advantage over dialysis unit blood pressure (BP) in dialysis patients, the exact relationship between these two measurements of BP has not been well determined. In a cohort of 90 Chinese dialysis patients, agreement between dialysis unit BP ...
Mejia-Lancheros Cilia - - 2014
Hypertension and depression are both important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Nevertheless, the association of blood pressure on and depression has not been completely established. This study aims to analyze whether depression may influence the control of blood pressure in hypertensive individuals at high cardiovascular risk. Cross-sectional study, embedded within ...
Dobrowolski Piotr P Department of Congenital Heart Diseases, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland; - - 2014
Diastolic dysfunction has been shown to be an independent factor of cardiovascular diseases in patients with hypertension. Very often, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and metabolic syndrome (MS) coexist with resistant hypertension (RHTN) and may lead to diastolic dysfunction. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate whether OSA and ...
Kumar Rahul R Functional Genomics Unit, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India; Present address: Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado (R.K.); Department of Pediatrics, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California (T.S.); Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran - - 2014
This study investigates the contribution of genetic interactions between the β-2 adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS3) genes to the complex etiology of hypertension. Using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers, we studied potential interactions between ADRB2 and NOS3 variants and their correlation with clinical, biochemical, and expression levels ...
White Laura H LH aSleep Research Laboratory, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute bCentre for Sleep Medicine and Circadian Biology of the University of Toronto cDepartment of Medicine of the University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital dLunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital eFaculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and hypertension frequently coexist, and both are associated with higher night-time than daytime urine sodium excretion rate (UNaV). However, the relative contribution of each condition is unknown. We compared the circadian pattern of UNaV in hypertensive and normotensive patients with and without OSA. Hypertensive [blood pressure ...
Lokhandwala Adil A Adil Lokhandwala, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine at South Campus, Tucson, AZ 85713, United - - 2014
Resistant hypertension (RHTN) is a commonly encountered clinical problem and its management remains a challenging task for healthcare providers. The prevalence of true RHTN has been difficult to assess due to pseudoresistance and secondary hypertension. Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (RAS) has been associated as a secondary cause of RHTN. Initial ...
Sharma Prashant P Mayo Clinic, Hospital - - 2014
Hypertension is a major public health problem and despite adequate pharmacological treatment, blood pressure remains uncontrolled in a subset of patients with hypertension. Renal sympathetic denervation is a percutaneous catheter-based treatment for select patients with resistant hypertension. In this article, we discuss the development of this intervention, its role in ...
Kario Kazuomi K From the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Shimotsuke, Japan (K.K.); Keio University, Yokohama, Japan (I.S.); The Life Planning Center Foundation, Tokyo, Japan (T.K.); Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Medical Science Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan (S.T.); Daiichi Sankyo Co, Ltd, Tokyo, Japan (Y.I., Y.M., F.K.); and Shin-Oyama City Hospital, Oyama, Japan (K.S.). - - 2014
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between on-treatment morning home blood pressure (HBP) and incidence of cardiovascular events using data from the Home Blood Pressure Measurement With Olmesartan Naive Patients to Establish Standard Target Blood Pressure (HONEST) study, a prospective observational study of 21 591 outpatients with essential hypertension ...
Crichton Georgina E GE From the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia (G.E.C.); Centre d'Etudes en Santé, Centre de Recherche Public Santé, Strassen, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (G.E.C.); Department of Psychology (M.F.E., R.V.T., M.A.R.) and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (M.F.E., M.A.R.), University of Maine, Orono; and Behavioral Epidemiology Section, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD (G.A.D.). - - 2014
The objective was to investigate the association between variability in blood pressure (BP) and cognitive function for sitting, standing, and reclining BP values and variability derived from all 15 measures. In previous studies, only sitting BP values have been examined, and only a few cognitive measures have been used. A ...
Fok Henry H From the British Heart Foundation Centre (H.F., A.G., S.B., B.J., Y.L., P.C.) and Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering (S.E., J.A.), King's College London, London, United Kingdom; and Guy's and St Thomas Foundation Trust Hospital, London, United Kingdom - - 2014
Pulsatile components of blood pressure may arise from forward (ventricular generated) or backward wave travel in the arterial tree. The objective of this study was to determine the relative contributions of forward and backward waves to pulsatility. We used wave intensity and wave separation analysis to determine pulsatile components of ...
Li Edmond Ck EC Island Medical Program, University of British Columbia, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Coronation Annex, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, - - 2014
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are widely prescribed for primary hypertension (systolic blood pressure > 140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure > 90 mmHg). However, while ACE inhibitors have been shown to reduce mortality and morbidity in placebo-controlled trials, ARBs have not. Therefore, a ...
Malem David N DN Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery , Queen Square, London , - - 2014
Introduction. Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is a shunt- reversible syndrome of the elderly. Shunt management is aimed at achieving a balance between clinical improvement and the complications associated with overdrainage. Although clinical improvement occurs at low pressure, these benefits may be negated by the increase in complication rates observed ...
Sheppard James P JP aNuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford bNational Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford cPrimary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham dSchool of Psychology, Darwin Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire ePrimary Care Unit, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire fSchool of Medicine, University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton gInstitute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University College London (UCL) and National Institute for Health Research UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, London, - - 2014
Identification of people with lower (white-coat effect) or higher (masked effect) blood pressure at home compared to the clinic usually requires ambulatory or home monitoring. This study assessed whether changes in SBP with repeated measurement at a single clinic predict subsequent differences between clinic and home measurements. This study used ...
Yu Huimin H Department of Cardiology, Guangdong General Hospital, China; Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, China - - 2014
The polymorphic angiotensinogen (AGT) gene is one of the most promising candidates for essential hypertension. The aim of this study was to examine the association between the A-6G variant of the AGT gene and the blood pressure response to angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in hypertensive subjects. Five hundred and nine ...
Muxfeldt Elizabeth S ES Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Clementino Fraga Filho, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring (ABPM) is a cornerstone in resistant hypertension (RHT) management. However, it has higher cost and lower patients' acceptance than home BP monitoring (HBPM). Our objective was to evaluate HBPM usefulness in the management of patients with RHT. A total of 240 patients were submitted to ...
Neuhauser Hannelore K HK aDepartment of Epidemiology and Health Monitoring, Robert Koch Institute bDZHK (German Center for Cardiovascular Research), Berlin, - - 2014
Oscillometric blood pressure (BP) measurement devices are increasingly replacing standard mercury sphygmomanometers and generalizability of validation studies to other environments, for example, national survey environments, is assumed. We compared BP measurements according to two highly standardized German national survey BP protocols: a standard mercury sphygmomanometer and an oscillometric device, Datascope ...
Huang Minxuan M Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, - - 2014
Decreased kidney function and kidney damage may predate hypertension, but only a few studies have investigated both types of markers simultaneously, and these studies have obtained conflicting results. Cross-sectional for prevalent and prospective observational study for incident hypertension. 9,593 participants from the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) Study, aged 53-75 ...
Hajjar Ihab I Division of Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., - - 2014
Background: Hypertension is associated with cognitive deficits, particularly executive function, and decreased cerebral microvascular responsiveness to CO2 (CO2 vasoreactivity). The relation between CO2 vasoreactivity and executive function is not known. Protocols to assess CO2 vasoreactivity are cumbersome and require inhaling a CO2-enriched gas. We explored the ability to measure CO2 ...
Saugel Bernd B II. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München, München, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate the effects of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPS) on systemic cardiocirculatory parameters in patients treated with TIPS for portal hypertension-associated complications. This prospective study was conducted in an intensive care unit of a German university hospital (October 2010-July 2013). We assessed hemodynamic parameters before and ...
Sawchuck Diane J DJ University of British Columbia, Faculty of Applied Sciences, T201-2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
This hypothesis proposes pre-eclampsia is caused by intra-abdominal hypertension in pregnancy. Sustained or increasing intra-abdominal pressure >12mmHg causes impaired venous return to the heart, systemic vascular resistance, ischemia reperfusion injury, intestinal permeability, translocation of lipopolysaccharide endotoxin to the liver, cytotoxic immune response, systemic inflammatory response, pressure transmission to thoracic and ...
Mohan Bishav B Department of Cardiology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital Unit, Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Hypertension is directly responsible for 57% of all stroke deaths and 24% of all coronary heart disease deaths in India. Appropriate blood pressure measurement techniques are the cornerstone of clinical acumen. Despite the clear guidelines on BP measurement technique, there seems to be large inter-observer variations. A prospective, observational study ...
Wang Huanlin H Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 812-8582, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of splenectomy in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Adult-to-adult LDLTs (n = 276) were divided into those with simultaneous splenectomy during LDLT (Splenectomy group, n = 154) and those without (Non-Splenectomy group, n = 122). In the Splenectomy group, splenectomy decreased the portal venous pressure ...
Almas Aysha A Department of Medicine, The Aga Khan University Hospital, - - 2014
Diuretics are the recommended antihypertensive by several international guidelines. This study was designed to determine the association of hyponatremia in hypertensive patients on diuretic therapy. This was a case control study conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi in adult inpatients (> 18 years) who were known hypertensive. Cases ...
How C H - - 2014
Hypertension is the most common chronic condition seen in primary care. It is a potentially modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular and renal complications. The latest Joint National Committee recommendations in 2014 address common clinical questions from the best available science with regard to managing patients with hypertension. We review some ...
Jae Sae Young SY Department of Sport Science, University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that blood pressure (BP) increase before exercise stress testing is associated with the incidence of hypertension in a prospective study of 3,805 normotensive men without hypertension at baseline. Changes in BP were defined as the difference between seated BP at ...
Caliskan Mustafa M Istanbul Medeniyet University, Cardiology Department, Internal Medicine Department, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Morning blood pressure surge (MBPS) is defined as an excessive increase in blood pressure (BP) in the morning from the lowest systolic BP during sleep, and it has been reported as a risk factor for cardiovascular events in current clinical studies. In this study, we evaluated the association between the ...
Kumar Subramanian S Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608002, Tamil Nadu, - - 2014
The objective of the present study is to investigate the effects of vanillic acid on blood pressure, cardiac marker enzymes, left ventricular function and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression in N(ω)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (l-NAME) induced hypertension in male albino Wistar rats. In hypertensive rats, mean arterial pressure (MAP), ...
Butala Bina P BP Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Smt. K. M. Mehta and Smt. G. R. Doshi Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Center, Dr. H. L. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, - - 2014
Vasopressin is often used locally to reduce blood loss during surgery. Vasopressin has longest clinical effect, but its systemic effects may be profound and pose significant challenges for the anesthesiologist and it can also sometimes cause lethal complications. The loss of peripheral pulse along with bradycardia, non-measurable arterial blood pressure, ...
Sancini A A Departments of Anatomy, Histology, Medical-Legal and the Orthopedics, Unit of Occupational Medicine. "Sapienza" University of Rome, - - 2014
The authors hypothesize cardiovascular effects in paper industry workers exposed to noise. The study included 72 paper industry workers exposed to noise and two control groups not exposed to noise. The workers completed a questionnaire and underwent a medical examination, measurement of blood pressure, electrocardiogram, blood tests, audiometry and measurement ...
Sancini A A Departments of Anatomy, Histology, Medical-Legal and the Orthopedics, Unit of Occupational Medicine. "Sapienza" University of Rome, - - 2014
Everyday outdoor workers are exposed to chemicals including the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The aim of the study is to evaluate the relationship between hydroxypyrene and blood pressure in outdoor workers. 374 subjects of both sexes entered the study. We evaluated the assay of urinary hydroxypyrene (1-HOP); their blood pressure ...
Saneei P P Food Security Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran; Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Food Science, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
Findings were not consistent on the therapeutic effect of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet on blood pressure. We aimed to review systematically and perform a meta-analysis to assess the magnitude of the effect of the DASH diet on blood pressure in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) among adults. We ...
Fujisaki Kiichiro K Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, - - 2014
It is unknown whether the use of diuretics is optimal over other antihypertensive agents in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) whose blood pressure remains uncontrolled despite treatment with renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors. In this study, we assessed the additive effects of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) on reducing proteinuria in CKD patients ...
Sumbria Minakshi M Senior Resident, Department of Pharmacology, IGMC, Shimla, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Hypertension is often complicated by increased arterial stiffness and is an independent predictor of adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcome. Beta blockers and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are commonly used antihypertensive agents. The effect of beta blockers and ARBs on arterial stiffness has not been compared adequately. The aim of the present ...
Shantakumari Nisha N Asst. Professor, Department of Physiology, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, P.O. Box: 4184, United Arab Emirates. Electronic address: - - 2014
Hypertension affects more than a quarter of the global adult population. Studies conducted worldwide suggest an overall small, yet useful, role of omega-3 PUFAs in reducing blood pressure in hypertensive patients. However there is no substantial data in this regard from population based in Middle East and Asia. To determine ...
Taheri Ladan L Department of Cardiology, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan, - - 2014
Lead is a pollutant with numerous adverse effects on health. Since it can affect blood pressure, peripheral blood vessels, and the heart, the present study aimed to evaluate the relation between occupational exposure to lead and blood pressure. This cross-sectional study included male individuals working in battery firms in Isfahan. ...
Mirhafez Seyed Reza SR Cardiovascular Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran; Student Research Committee, Department of Modern Sciences and Technologies, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and there is increasing evidence that inflammation and abnormal immune responses are involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension. However, the data on the association between specific cytokine concentrations and hypertension are inconsistent. We have evaluated the association between 12 cytokines/growth factors ...
Zhang Jun J Department of Neurology, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Southern Medical University, Nanjing, - - 2014
Resistant hypertension indicates that the blood pressure cannot reach the target value despite standard drug treatment, which harbors an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases. The role of the carotid sinus in regulating blood pressure has long been observed; thereby, the idea that treating resistant hypertension by stimulating carotid baroreceptors emerged. ...
Mas-Heredia Minerva M Centro de Salud Les Corts, Consorci d'Atenció Primària de Salut Eixample (CAPSE), Barcelona, - - 2014
Blood pressure measurement methods and conditions are determinants of hypertension diagnosis. A recent British guideline recommends systematic 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. However, these devices are not available at all health centers and they can only be used by 1 patient per day. The aim of this study was to ...
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