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  1. Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries in running, and forefoot pronation, seen in flatfeet participants, has been proposed to cause additional loading across the Achilles tendon. Foo...

    Authors: Kawin K. W. Lee, Samuel K. K. Ling and Patrick S. H. Yung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:535

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  2. Antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) is one of the most important measures for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs); however, controversies remain regarding its adequate duration. Although the World Health Or...

    Authors: Kosei Nagata, Koji Yamada, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, Fumiaki Tokimura, Hiroyuki Oka, Yasuhito Tajiri, Sakae Tanaka and Hiroshi Okazaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:533

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the three dimensional (3D) femoral head displacement in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and Crowe classification.

    Authors: Rongshan Cheng, Henghui Zhang, Willem Alexander Kernkamp, Jingmao Zheng, Kerong Dai, Yifei Yao, Liao Wang and Tsung-Yuan Tsai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:530

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  4. The aim of this study was to investigate what exposure to work demands, physical and psychosocial, is associated with lower levels of sickness absence among workers with neck or upper back pain in different gr...

    Authors: Stefan Oliv, Ewa Gustafsson, Adnan Noor Baloch, Mats Hagberg and Helena Sandén

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:529

    Content type: Research article

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  5. It is theorized that neck pain may cause reduced postural control due to the known physiological connection between the receptors in the cervical spine and the vestibular system. The purpose of this study was ...

    Authors: Mari K. Knapstad, Frederik K. Goplen, Tove Ask, Jan S. Skouen and Stein Helge G. Nordahl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:528

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  6. Fractures of the humeral shaft represent 2–4% of all fractures. Fractures of the humerus have traditionally been approached posteriorly for open reduction and internal fixation. Reports of treating midshaft fr...

    Authors: Sebastian Lotzien, Clemens Hoberg, Valentin Rausch, Thomas Rosteius, Thomas Armin Schildhauer and Jan Gessmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:527

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Gait kinematics after total hip replacement only partly explain the differences in the joint moments in the frontal plane between hip osteoarthritis patients after hip replacement and healthy controls. The goa...

    Authors: Stefan van Drongelen, Hanna Kaldowski, Timur Tarhan, Ayman Assi, Andrea Meurer and Felix Stief

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:526

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In cases of neck and shoulder pain, the responsibility for assessing work prognosis is held by clinicians with access to different domains of information. One of these domains is magnetic resonance imaging (MR...

    Authors: Line Thorndal Moll, Anne Mette Schmidt, Christina Malmose Stapelfeldt, Merete Labriola, Ole Kudsk Jensen, Morten Wasmod Kindt, Tue Secher Jensen and Berit Schiøttz-Christensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:525

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The surgical approaches to thoracolumbar junction (T12-L1) tuberculosis were controversial. We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of three different procedures through a multicentre retrospective study.

    Authors: Yanping Zeng, Peng Cheng, Jiulin Tan, Zhilin Li, Yuan Chen, Li Tao Li, Yonghong Zheng, Gaoju Wang, Jianzhong Xu and Zehua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:524

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The construction industry is one of the most hazardous working areas, where the highest number of labourers engaged. However, the predisposing factors for occupational injury in the construction sites in Ethio...

    Authors: Fentahun Berhanu, Mulat Gebrehiwot and Zemichael Gizaw

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:523

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Simple tenotomy and anchor tenodesis are commonly used in treatment of long biceps tendon (LHB) pathologies. The tenotomy can result in biceps distalization or cosmetic deformities. A novel loop Tenodesis Tech...

    Authors: Maximilian Kerschbaum, Andreas Voss, Christian Pfeifer, Isabella Weiss, Agnes Mayr, Volker Alt, Stefan Greiner and Stephan Grechenig

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:522

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The killer turn has been documented as the primary drawback of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction. Fanelli advocated placing the tibial tunnel outlet in the inferior lateral part of the PCL fovea...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Wang, Yan Xiong, Qi Li, Gang Chen, Zhong Zhang, Xin Tang and Jian Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:521

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Nutritional factors including vitamin D, magnesium, and fat are known to affect bone mineral accrual. This study aimed to evaluate associations between dietary nutrient intakes (both macronutrients and micronu...

    Authors: Guo-Hau Gou, Feng-Jen Tseng, Sheng-Hao Wang, Pao-Ju Chen, Jia-Fwu Shyu and Ru-Yu Pan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:520

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Although the delivery of appropriate healthcare is an important goal, the definition of what constitutes appropriate care is not always agreed upon. The RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method is one of the most well...

    Authors: Patricia M. Herman, Margaret D. Whitley, Gery W. Ryan, Eric L. Hurwitz and Ian D. Coulter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:519

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Severe acetabular bone defects is a complex problem in revision hip arthroplasty, cage is one of the reconstruction options. The purpose of this study is to report the mid-long term clinical and radiographic r...

    Authors: Qiang Xiao, Haoyang Wang, Kai Zhou, Duan Wang, Tingxian Ling, Fuxing Pei and Zongke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:517

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Pain neuroscience education (PNE) has been shown to reduce pain or psychological symptoms in patients with chronic pain and preoperative knee osteoarthritis; however, the evidence of its effectiveness in hospi...

    Authors: Naoki Deguchi, Yoshiyuki Hirakawa, Shota Izawa, Kazuhito Yokoyama, Keito Muraki, Ryouiti Oshibuti and Yasuki Higaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:516

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  17. Quantification of vertebral bone marrow (VBM) water–fat composition has been proposed as advanced imaging biomarker for osteoporosis. Estrogen deficiency is the primary reason for trabecular bone loss in postm...

    Authors: Michael Dieckmeyer, Stefan Ruschke, Alexander Rohrmeier, Jan Syväri, Ingo Einspieler, Vanadin Seifert-Klauss, Monika Schmidmayr, Stephan Metz, Jan S. Kirschke, Ernst J. Rummeny, Claus Zimmer, Dimitrios C. Karampinos and Thomas Baum

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:515

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  18. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is prevalent and often associated with meniscal tear. Physical therapy (PT) and exercise regimens are often used to treat OA or meniscal tear, but, to date, few programs have been desi...

    Authors: Clare E. Safran-Norton, James K. Sullivan, James J. Irrgang, Hannah M. Kerman, Kim L. Bennell, Gary Calabrese, Leigh Dechaves, Brian Deluca, Alexandra B. Gil, Madhuri Kale, Brittney Luc-Harkey, Faith Selzer, Derek Sople, Peter Tonsoline, Elena Losina and Jeffrey N. Katz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:514

    Content type: Correspondence

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  19. Limb length discrepancy (LLD) is one of the main cause of dissatisfaction after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The teardrop-lesser trochanter method can accurately predict and analyze LLD for healthy people. Ho...

    Authors: Renwen Guo, Jerry Yongqiang Chen, Guoqiang Zhang, Yonggang Zhou, Jiying Chen and Wei Chai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:513

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  20. Meniscus injury and meniscectomy both entail increased risk of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Thigh muscle weakness is a suggested mediator of OA but there is little evidence of its importance for knee OA developme...

    Authors: Ylva B. Ericsson, Ewa M. Roos, Henrik Owman and Leif E. Dahlberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:512

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  21. Proximal humeral fractures (PHFs) are the third most commonly occurring fractures in elderly patients. Most of these fractures can be treated with conservative methods, but the optimal surgical treatment strat...

    Authors: Xueliang Cui, Hui Chen, Binbin Ma, Wenbin Fan and He Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:511

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  22. The Back Beliefs Questionnaire (BBQ) is a 14-item patient-reported questionnaire that measures attitudes and beliefs about the consequences of back pain. The BBQ has recently been translated into Norwegian, bu...

    Authors: Alexander Tingulstad, Rikke Munk, Margreth Grotle, Ørjan Vigdal, Kjersti Storheim and Birgitta Langhammer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:510

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  23. Lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow) is a common, debilitating and often treatment-resistant condition. Two treatments thought to address the pathology of lateral epicondylalgia are hypertonic glucose plus li...

    Authors: Michael Yelland, David Rabago, Michael Ryan, Shu-Kay Ng, Dinusha Vithanachchi, Nagarajan Manickaraj and Leanne Bisset

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:509

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  24. Hallux valgus(HV) with an increased distal metatarsal articular angle (DMAA) is one of the most common foot deformities among adults. Double metatarsal osteotomy (DMO) is effective in treating severe HV deform...

    Authors: Xinwen Wang, Qian Wen, Yi Li, Cheng Liu, Kai Zhao, Hongmou Zhao and Xiaojun Liang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:508

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  25. The video Animated Activity Questionnaire (AAQ) was developed to assess the impact of lower limb osteoarthritis (OA) on daily functional activities. The objective of the study was to compare the video and the ...

    Authors: L. Dubouis, W. Ngueyon-Sime, W. Peter, A. Vallata, J. Epstein, A-C. Rat, N. Agrinier, C. B. Terwee and F. Guillemin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:507

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  26. To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of technology-assisted rehabilitation following total hip/knee replacement (THR/TKR).

    Authors: Xia Wang, David J. Hunter, Giovana Vesentini, Daniel Pozzobon and Manuela L. Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:506

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Chronic musculoskeletal pain affects more than 20% of the population, and the prevalence is increasing, causing suffering, loss of quality of life, disability, and an enormous expenditure on healthcare resourc...

    Authors: Miguel A. Galán-Martín, Federico Montero-Cuadrado, Enrique Lluch-Girbes, M. Carmen Coca-López, Agustín Mayo-Iscar and Antonio Cuesta-Vargas

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:505

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. To compare the clinical outcomes between the use of a distal clavicular locking plate alone and the combined use of a plate and a coracoclavicular suture anchor in the treatment of Neer IIb distal clavicle fra...

    Authors: Hua Xu, Wen Jun Chen, Xiao Cheng Zhi and Shi Chang Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:503

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Ankle syndesmosis injuries are common and range in severity from subclinical to grossly unstable. Definitive diagnosis of these injuries can be made with plain film radiographs, but are often missed when sever...

    Authors: Cara L. Fisher, Tebyan Rabbani, Katelyn Johnson, Rustin Reeves and Addison Wood

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:502

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  30. Charcot neuroarthropathy is a systemic disease that generates pathological changes in the musculoskeletal system, causing instability, dislocations, and deformities. Charcot neuroarthropathy of the knee, due t...

    Authors: Qian-Hao Yang, Peichun Hsu, You-Shui Gao and Chang-Qing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:501

    Content type: Case report

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  31. The treatment for unstable intertrochanteric fractures in the elderly has always been a controversial issue. The aim in this study was to compare the curative effects of proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PF...

    Authors: Shenghu Zhou, Jun Liu, Ping Zhen, Weiwei Shen, Yanfeng Chang, Haoqiang Zhang, Qingsheng Zhu and Xusheng Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:500

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  32. Recently, various studies have reported the importance of distinguishing between balanced and unbalanced SL, sustaining the importance of SL reduction in unbalanced cases. In this study we present our experien...

    Authors: Konstantinos Martikos, Tiziana Greggi and Cesare Faldini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:499

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  33. Advanced practice physiotherapists (APP) have helped improve accessibility to orthopaedic outpatient care. Several studies have validated the APP practice model in orthopaedic care, demonstrating high agreemen...

    Authors: David Yin, François Cabana, Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme, Sonia Bédard and Michel Tousignant

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:498

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  34. The optimal anchor density in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) surgery to achieve good curve correction remains unclear. The purpose of the study is to analyze the correlations between three-dimensional c...

    Authors: Yu-Cheng Yeh, Chi-Chien Niu, Lih-Huei Chen, Wen-Jer Chen and Po-Liang Lai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:497

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  35. Several risk factors for adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) have been identified in literature. To this date, little attention has been paid to the lateral ligament complex and its influence on AAFD, alt...

    Authors: Stephan H. Wirth, Arnd F. Viehöfer, Sarvpreet Singh, Stefan M. Zimmermann, Tobias Götschi, Dominic Rigling and Lukas Jud

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:496

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  36. Hip dysplasia is common among children with cerebral palsy (CP), particularly in spastic CP. It can result in pain, reduced function and quality of life. However, the burden of hip dysplasia among children wit...

    Authors: Tasneem Karim, Mahmudul Hassan Al Imam, Prue Golland, Aynul Islam Khan, Iqbal Hossain, Hayley Smithers-Sheedy, Nadia Badawi, Mohammad Muhit and Gulam Khandaker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:494

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  37. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a prevalent form of chronic joint disease associated with functional restrictions and pain. Activity limitations negatively impact social connectedness and psychological well-being...

    Authors: Marianna Vitaloni, Angie Botto-van Bemden, Rosa Maya Sciortino Contreras, Deborah Scotton, Marco Bibas, Maritza Quintero, Jordi Monfort, Xavier Carné, Francisco de Abajo, Elizabeth Oswald, Maria R. Cabot, Marco Matucci, Patrick du Souich, Ingrid Möller, Guy Eakin and Josep Verges

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:493

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  38. Exercise therapy is recommended for knee osteoarthritis (OA), but the underlying mechanisms of pain relief are not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of exercise on muscle p...

    Authors: Elisabeth Bandak, Mikael Boesen, Henning Bliddal, Robert G. C. Riis, Sabrina Mai Nielsen, Louise Klokker, Cecilie Bartholdy, Janus Damm Nybing and Marius Henriksen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:491

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  39. There are inconsistencies in findings regarding the relationship of occupational loading with spinal degeneration or structural damage. Thus, a systematic review was conducted to determine the current state of...

    Authors: Luciana G. Macedo and Michele C. Battié

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:489

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  40. Acupuncture therapy for chronic low back pain (CLBP) has received increasing attention. Nevertheless, the evidence of efficacy and safety of random controlled trials (RCTs) remains controversial. Acupuncture a...

    Authors: Xuqiang Wei, Baoyan Liu, Liyun He, Xingyue Yang, Jincao Zhou, Hong Zhao and Jia Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:488

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Multiple published studies quantitatively analysing the diagnostic value of MRI, MR arthrography (MRA) and CT arthrography (CTA) for labral lesions of the shoulder have had inconsistent results. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Fanxiao Liu, Xiangyun Cheng, Jinlei Dong, Dongsheng Zhou, Qian Sun, Xiaohui Bai and Dawei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:487

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The global burden of chronic pain is growing with implications for both an ageing workforce and employers. Many obstacles are faced by people with chronic pain in finding employment and returning to work after...

    Authors: Mary Grant, Sophie Rees, Martin Underwood and Robert Froud

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:486

    Content type: Research article

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  43. In 2005, the German Association of Occupational Accident Insurance Funds (DGUV) defined radiological evaluation criteria for the assessment of degenerative occupational diseases of the lumbar spine. These incl...

    Authors: Benjamin Ulmar, Julia Wölfle-Roos, Tugrul Kocak and Alexander Brunner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:485

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  44. To determine the longitudinal construct validity of assessing hand OA progression on digital photographs over 7 years compared with progression determined from radiographs, clinical features and change in symp...

    Authors: Michelle Marshall, Helgi Jonsson, Gudrun P. Helgadottir, Elaine Nicholls, Helen Myers, Victoria Jansen and Danielle van der Windt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:484

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  45. Rates of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures in younger, more medically complex patients have dramatically increased over the last several decades. No study has examined categorization of lower and higher...

    Authors: Jesse C. Christensen, Andrew J. Kittelson, Brian J. Loyd, Michael A. Himawan, Charles A. Thigpen and Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:483

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  46. Occult and missed surgical neck fractures can be found in patients diagnosed with isolated greater tuberosity (GT) fracture during the follow up period. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively assess ...

    Authors: Leo Shaw, Chih-Kai Hong, Fa-Chuan Kuan, Cheng-Li Lin, Ping-Hui Wang and Wei-Ren Su

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:482

    Content type: Research article

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  47. To perform medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO), surgeons expose the medial-proximal tibia by releasing or cutting the superficial layer of the medial collateral ligament (sMCL). Biomechanically, th...

    Authors: Dai Sato, Eiji Kondo, Koji Yabuuchi, Jun Onodera, Tomohiro Onodera, Tomonori Yagi, Keita Sakamoto, Akira Takasawa, Norimasa Iwasaki and Kazunori Yasuda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:481

    Content type: Research article

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