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Drugs for the Geriatric Patient

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient
  • Author : Ronald I. Shorr,Angela B. Hoth,Nathan Rawls
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-01-01
  • Total pages :1363
  • ISBN : 1416002081
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Summary : This user-friendly, comprehensive drug reference - available in print and electronically for handheld, point-of-care usage -provides clinical information on more than 1000 drugs and their use in geriatric patients. In addition to dosage information and clinical indications, this reference also addresses the challenging issues of drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, polypharmacy, toxicity, compromised renal and hepatic function, withdrawal events, and more. Useful summary sections provide 1at a glance' conclusions, recommendations and clinical pearls. Quarterly updates to the handheld version ensure up-to-date access to the latest drug information and indications in the geriatric patient. Get comprehensive guidance on all the drugs you could conceivably encounter in treating the geriatric patient. Better serve your geriatric patients with dosage and usage guidelines developed specifically for them. Stay on top of all the latest drug information, including dosage updates and new drugs being released with frequent updates to the PDA version. Find information quickly using the practical, clinically-focused, full-color format.

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E-Book

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E-Book
  • Author : Ronald I. Shorr
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-04-11
  • Total pages :1408
  • ISBN : 9781437710359
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Summary : This user-friendly, comprehensive drug reference, point-of-care usage -provides clinical information on more than 1000 drugs and their use in geriatric patients. In addition to dosage information and clinical indications, this reference also addresses the challenging issues of drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, polypharmacy, toxicity, compromised renal and hepatic function, withdrawal events, and more. Useful summary sections provide ‘at a glance' conclusions, recommendations and clinical pearls. Get comprehensive guidance on all the drugs you could conceivably encounter in treating the geriatric patient. Better serve your geriatric patients with dosage and usage guidelines developed specifically for them. Find information quickly using the practical, clinically-focused, full-color format.

Challenges in Elder Care

Challenges in Elder Care
  • Author : Edward T. Zawada Jr.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-12
  • Total pages :118
  • ISBN : 9789535126645
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Summary : This work is intended as a brief but focused compilation to assist with diagnosis and management of the most common serious medical problems in the rapidly growing geriatric population. The geriatric population recently expanded by the fact that the baby boomers have reached the milestone of 65 years of age in the past 5 years. Tips for diagnosis, medication administration, and logistics of cost-effective management in the health-care continuum are presented in this book. The latter often consists of a journey from home to medical office to emergency room to hospital bed to intensive care unit to long-term acute care hospital to skilled nursing facility to long-term residential facility and/or back home, which is also reviewed in the book Geriatrics.

Drug-Related Problems in Geriatric Nursing Home Patients

Drug-Related Problems in Geriatric Nursing Home Patients
  • Author : James W Cooper
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991-06-12
  • Total pages :148
  • ISBN : 1560240865
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Summary : Medication mishaps can and do happen in nursing homes. This highly important new book focuses on the scope of drug-related problems (DRP) of misuse and adverse reaction to medications in the nursing home environment. Experts provide practical methods for detecting DRPs, they explain a systematic approach to preventing DRPs, and they document the magnitude of DRPs in the long term care setting. Each chapter of this timely book deals with a different type of drug-related problem and includes operational definitions, prevalence of the problem, and the actions needed to detect and minimize risk and prevent recurrence. A checklist at the end of each chapter aids readers in assessing specific problems in nursing homes, home health care, day care settings, and other locations in which medications are given to the elderly. Illustrative case examples are used throughout the text. With an emphasis on awareness and change, Drug-Related Problems in Geriatric Nursing Home Patients will be invaluable for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses who work in long term care; health care planners who need to be cognizant of the scope and magnitude of medication mishaps in the nursing home; administrators who are ultimately responsible for such problems. Students and educators will find the information, and especially the checklists, timely and practical.

Drug Therapy for the Elderly

Drug Therapy for the Elderly
  • Author : Martin Wehling
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-08-17
  • Total pages :356
  • ISBN : 9783709109120
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Summary : With people aged 65 years and older currently making up the fastest growing age group throughout the world, the demographic revolution of an aging society will inevitably lead to increased pressure to develop a rationalistic and age-tailored process of diagnosis and treatment among the elderly. As aging people often suffer from several chronic diseases and are being treated with multiple medications concurrently, unwanted drug interactions occur more frequently. Whereas recent approaches have recommended to remove particular drugs from the medication regimen to avoid adverse effects, Drug Therapy for the Elderly underlines both indispensable and dispensable elements of drug treatment in order to provide an overall assessment of drugs suitable for the aged. In view of the multimorbidity and polypharmacy situations experienced by elderly patients, this book takes into account the special needs and requirements shown by this group, thus serving as a timely reference for physicians who treat the elderly.

Principles of Geriatric Critical Care

Principles of Geriatric Critical Care
  • Author : Shamsuddin Akhtar,Stanley Rosenbaum
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-25
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : 9781316613894
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Summary : Provides coverage of the issues surrounding geriatric critical care, emphasising assessment and treatment.

Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients

Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients
  • Author : James W Cooper,Marie A. Chisholm
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-07-10
  • Total pages :89
  • ISBN : 0789007894
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Summary : How can we safely and effectively treat musculoskeletal disorders in this fast-growing population? Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients is an essential reference for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses who plan treatment for elderly patients suffering from post-menopausal osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout or hyperuricemia. The medical cost of these common ailments is staggering: osteoporosis alone causes more than 1.5 million fractures each year with annual costs to the health system of approximately $14 billion. The human cost--in pain, disfigurement, restricted movement, and lost work--is incalculable. Today pioneering research is being done, and new drugs have become available to alleviate patients’suffering. Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients offers detailed discussions of the newest drug treatments and recent findings on older medications. For example, many authorities agree that acetominophen should be frontline therapy of degenerative arthritis in the elderly, yet the most common adverse drug reaction of geriatric patients in long-term care is for NSAID gastropathy. This book suggests safer options, including the newest COX-2 inhibitors and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients offers clear strategies for the assessment and treatment of these painful, debilitating disorders in the elderly. Including tables and charts that comprehensively list test results, Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients provides solid advice on the issues of medical management of these common diseases. This valuable book examines specific issues, including: the newest COX-2 inhibitors and how they work the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of osteoporosis osteoarthritis and its drug therapy a scholarly assessment of geriatric rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment. dosage, contraindications, and possible negative effects of various medications determining the need for chronic prophylactic therapy in patients with gout or hyperuricemia Although none of these musculoskeletal diseases can yet be cured, effective drug therapy can keep them in check. Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients will help you give your patients the most powerful new treatments with the fewest side effects, thereby improving their quality of life.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders
  • Author : John Vanin,James Helsley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-06-19
  • Total pages :266
  • ISBN : 1597452637
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Summary : This pocket guide is designed to help the primary care practitioner recognize, diagnose, and manage anxiety disorders in a busy clinical practice. It presents an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach, and offers practical points based on both real patient-care experience and review of current medical literature. The guide includes helpful chapters on psychopharmacology, psychopharmacotherapy, and psychologic treatment for the anxiety disorders.

Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology

Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology
  • Author : Carl Salzman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :696
  • ISBN : 078174380X
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Summary : Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this volume is the most authoritative clinical reference on the pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders in elderly patients. This edition provides complete information on new psychotropic drugs, new uses for established drugs, and clinically relevant advances in the neurosciences. Four new chapters cover genes, pharmacokinetics, and their impact on prescribing; new cognitive-enhancing strategies and drugs; late-life depression and physical illness; and depression and cardiac disease in late life. The book offers detailed guidelines—including drug names, dosages, and prescribing recommendations—for pharmacologic treatment of specific disorders. Chapters include clinical vignettes and tables presenting current clinical trial data. Appendices provide succinct information on prescribing and drug interactions.

Gerontology

Gerontology
  • Author : Grazia D’Onofrio,Daniele Sancarlo,Antonio Greco
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-07-04
  • Total pages :276
  • ISBN : 9781789232523
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Summary : Aging well and actively is the real objective of human being. This book is an up-to-date and realistic view on physiopathological mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases. The book includes topical contributions from multiple disciplines to support the fundamental goals of extending active life and enhancing its quality.

Geriatric Physical Therapy - eBook

Geriatric Physical Therapy - eBook
  • Author : Andrew A. Guccione,Dale Avers,Rita Wong
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-03-07
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN : 9780323072410
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Summary : Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice, it’s perfect for students and practicing clinicians. It’s also an excellent study aid for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam. Comprehensive coverage provides all the foundational knowledge needed for effective management of geriatric disorders. Content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure information is authoritative, comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. A highly readable writing style and consistent organization make it easy to understand difficult concepts. Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference. A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand processes and procedures. Theory mixed with real case examples show how concepts apply to practice and help you enhance clinical decision-making skills. Standard APTA terminology familiarizes you with terms used in practice. A new chapter, Exercise Prescription, highlights evidence-based exercise prescription and the role of physical activity and exercise on the aging process. A new chapter, Older Adults and Their Families, helps physical therapists understand the role spouses/partners and adult children can play in rehabilitation, from providing emotional support to assisting with exercise programs and other daily living activities. New chapters on Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life expand coverage of established and emerging topics in physical therapy. Incorporates two conceptual models: the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, and the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) with an emphasis on enabling function and enhancing participation rather than concentrating on dysfunction and disability A companion Evolve website includes all references linked to MEDLINE as well as helpful links to other relevant websites.

Polypharmacy, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - E-Book

Polypharmacy, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - E-Book
  • Author : Holly Holmes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-04-30
  • Total pages :960
  • ISBN : 9781455744046
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Summary : With the use of multiple medications in the elderly patient comes the risk of drug-related problems. This issue covers polypharmacy in the elderly patient with topics that include: The Interplay between Polypharmacy, Geriatric Conditions, and Adverse Drug Reactions, Factors Leading to Excessive Polypharmacy, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Diseases and How They Contribute to Polypharmacy, Polypharmacy in Nursing Home Residents, Psychotropic Polypharmacy, Deprescribing Trials: Methods to Reduce Polypharmacy and the Impact on Prescribing and Clinical Outcomes, Ethical Framework for Medication Discontinuation in Nursing Home Residents with Limited Life Expectancy, Pharmacokinetics in the Elderly and the Interaction with Polypharmacy, Medication Adherence to Multi-drug Regimens, Improvements in Electronic Prescribing to Reduce Inappropriate Medication Use and Polypharmacy, and Tools to Decrease Polypharmacy.

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients
  • Author : Stephen Jackson,Paul Jansen,Arduino Mangoni
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-04-22
  • Total pages :552
  • ISBN : 0470024291
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Summary : A guide for doctors to quickly choose the right drugs in the right dose for the most important clinical problems in the elderly Prescribing medications for elderly patients is complex - this book gives clear advice on treatment regimes, drug interactions, adverse effects, and recommended dose changes Provides practical help with the problems that can arise in reaching an accurate diagnosis in the elderly, recommends clear treatment options, lists key drug interactions and side effects, and advises when to amend doses

Geriatric Anesthesiology

Geriatric Anesthesiology
  • Author : Jeffrey Silverstein,Alec Rooke,J. G. Reves,Charles H. McLeskey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-04-16
  • Total pages :440
  • ISBN : 038772527X
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Summary : Geriatric anesthesia is a rapidly growing and evolving field and this is the major revision of a classic anesthesia reference. The last few years have seen significant advancements and important new modalities for addressing the needs of an aging population. The editors of this second edition are uniquely situated to put together a text highlighting both essential knowledge and recent breakthroughs of importance to all who work with the elderly. This edition easily maintains the high standard for quality scholarship and useful material set by the first.

Drugs and the Elderly

Drugs and the Elderly
  • Author : David M. Petersen,Frank J. Whittington,Barbara Payne
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1979
  • Total pages :255
  • ISBN : UOM:39015016173919
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Medication-Related Falls in Older People

Medication-Related Falls in Older People
  • Author : Allen R. Huang,Louise Mallet
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-25
  • Total pages :261
  • ISBN : 9783319323046
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Summary : Comprising a single repository of knowledge and scientific evidence in the field, this book provides strategies to mitigate fall risk by providing information on the complex interactions between aging processes, co-morbid conditions and prescribed medications in older patients. Geriatric health is becoming a more prominent issue as the population ages, and balancing the beneficial effects of medication against the potential and real side-effects in these patients involves a deliberate and thoughtful task: physiologic aging, the accumulation of co-morbidities, and the use of drugs to manage various conditions and symptoms generates a unique set of problems for each patient. Falls are a dreaded event in older people. The event can affect a person in a physical, and psychological manner, resulting in soft tissue and bony injury, fear of falling, and depression. The identification of and reduction in fall risks in older people is a worldwide concern, and reducing the incidence of falls is a ubiquitous quality measure of health care delivery. Heterogeneity amongst older people precludes a single solution. However, physicians and others involved in the care of geriatric patients will benefit from the presented insights into how medication use can be modified to limit its impact as a contributing factor.

Vignettes in Patient Safety

Vignettes in Patient Safety
  • Author : Michael S. Firstenberg,Stanislaw P. Stawicki
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-13
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : 9789535135197
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Summary : It is clearly recognized that medical errors represent a significant source of preventable healthcare-related morbidity and mortality. Furthermore, evidence shows that such complications are often the result of a series of smaller errors, missed opportunities, poor communication, breakdowns in established guidelines or protocols, or system-based deficiencies. While such events often start with the misadventures of an individual, it is how such events are managed that can determine outcomes and hopefully prevent future adverse events. The goal of Vignettes in Patient Safety is to illustrate and discuss, in a clinically relevant format, examples in which evidence-based approaches to patient care, using established methodologies to develop highly functional multidisciplinary teams, can help foster an institutional culture of patient safety and high-quality care delivery.

A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation

A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Author : Timothy L. Kauffman,Ronald W. Scott,John O. Barr,Michael L. Moran
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-05
  • Total pages :528
  • ISBN : 9780702060588
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Summary : Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives. Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients. Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members. A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients Collaborative international perspective Chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people Additional renowned editor - Ronald W. Scott Revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual)

Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology E-Book

Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology E-Book
  • Author : Howard M. Fillit,Kenneth Rockwood,Kenneth Woodhouse
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-05-10
  • Total pages :1152
  • ISBN : 9781437720754
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Summary : Popular with generations of practitioners, Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been the definitive reference of choice in the field of geriatric care. The new 7th Edition, by Howard M. Fillit, MD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, and Kenneth Woodhouse, carries on this tradition with an increased clinical focus and updated coverage to help you meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy, while over 255 illustrations compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Examples of the latest imaging studies depict the effects of aging on the brain, and new algorithms further streamline decision making. Emphasizes the clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings to help you easily apply the material to everyday practice. Features consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more that make reference quick and easy. Includes over 255 illustrations—including algorithms, photographs, and tables—that compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Provides summary boxes at the end of each chapter that highlight important points. Features the work of an expert author team, now led by Dr. Howard M. Fillit who provides an American perspective to complement the book’s traditional wealth of British expertise. Includes an expanded use of algorithms to streamline decision making. Presents more color images in the section on aging skin, offering a real-life perspective of conditions for enhanced diagnostic accuracy. Includes examples of the latest imaging studies to help you detect and classify changes to the brain during aging. Offers Grade A evidence-based references keyed to the relevant text.

Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions

Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions
  • Author : James W Cooper
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998-02-02
  • Total pages :73
  • ISBN : 0789003945
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Summary : Medication costs and common drug-related problems, such as misapplication of therapy, medication misuse, and adverse effects, can often be avoided or reduced. Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions will help you get better outcomes with your patients as it points out pitfalls to avoid and provides you with logical principles for administering drug therapy. Offering guidelines, advice, and gentle reminders, this book shows you the importance of properly documenting patient problems and of considering the entire medical history of your patients. It also helps you perform fall and psychoactive drug risk assessments and address under-recognized and undertreated problems such as malnutrition, depression, sensory deficits, anemia, osteoporosis, and pressure ulcers. As Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions clarifies, increased consultant pharmacist involvement in comprehensive pharmaceutical services results in the reduction of drug-related problems and medication-associated costs with long-term care patients. Using this book's helpful and substantive interventions, you can improve clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes in your practice. For this purpose, Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions discusses: a study designed to teach pharmacy students to identify, document, solve, and prevent medication-related problems providing patient-focused care and assuming responsibility for patient outcomes reimbursing pharmacists for performing cognitive service and cost-savings activities how the prevalence of drug-related problems that influence the need for hospital and nursing home admissions increases with age reasons for patient noncompliance NSAID-associated gastritis, gastrointestinal bleeding, drug-induced delirium, incontinence, and constipation why the advent of managed care does not bode well for the overall health outcomes of the elderly Pharmacists, physicians, and other health care providers can't control all aspects of drug use, but there are many practical steps you can take to help your patients use their prescriptions appropriately. Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions will help you monitor the efficacy of drug therapy, guide patients who are exasperated with being poked, prodded, and barraged with medications, and work together to develop therapy patterns and schedules that are effective and comfortable.

Drugs and the Elderly

Drugs and the Elderly
  • Author : Helene L. Lipton,Philip Randolph Lee,Mark S. Freeland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :263
  • ISBN : 0804712956
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