About Us: The Population Health and Outcomes Research team at the Center for Research provides support to the research operations at the Baptist Health South Florida Centers of Excellence. The Center focuses their research questions to provide insight about making our clinical efforts more effective, efficient, equitable, timely, and patient-centered. The research conducted at the Center includes randomized clinical trials, prospective observational studies and retrospective studies all with the aim of improving our quality of care and promoting the health of the populations and patients we serve.

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Submissions from 2015

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Prevalence of Obesity and Estimated Medical and Work Loss Costs Attributable to High BMI: The Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Khurram Nasir, Emir Veledar, Chukwuemeka Osondu, Ehimen Aneni, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Sankalp Das, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Don Parris, Leah Holzwarth, Henry Guzman, Theodore Feldman, Michael Ozner, Jonathan Fialkow, Bernie Fernandez, Jack Ziffer, and Arthur Agatston
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Perception of Overall Health and Life’s Simple 7 Health Metrics: The Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Don Parris, Daniel Del Campo, Maribeth Rouseff, Sankalp Das, Henry Guzman, Gladys Alvarado Namen, Lara Roberson, Muhammad Latif, Adnan Younus, Arthur Agatston, Theodore Feldman, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

Abstract P004: Three Year Trends of Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics Among Employees of a Large Health Care Organization: The Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Adnan Younus, Maribeth Rouseff, Ehimen Aneni, Sankalp Das, Don Parris, Leah Holzwarth, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Omar Jamal, Shozab Ali, Rehan Malik, Rameez Ahmad, Emeka Osondu, Janisse Post, Arthur Agatston, Theodore Feldman, Michael Ozner, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Assessment of American Heart Association's Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics Among Employees of a Large Healthcare Organization: The Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Adnan Younus, Maribeth Rouseff, Sankalp Das, Don Parris, Ehimen Aneni, Leah Holzwarth, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Lara Roberson, Shozab Ali, Arthur Agatston, Theodore Feldman, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir
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Reliability and Accuracy of Simple Visual Estimation in Assessment of Peripheral Arterial Stenosis, Mohammad Rajebi, James Benenati, Melanie Schernthaner, Gail Walker, Ripal Gandhi, Constantino Pena, and Barry Katzen Baptist Hospital of Miami; Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
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Obesity and metabolic phenotypes (metabolically healthy and unhealthy variants) are significantly associated with prevalence of elevated C-reactive protein and hepatic steatosis in a large healthy Brazilian population, Sameer Shaharyar, Lara Roberson, Omar Jamal, Adnan Younus, Shozab Ali, Arthur Agatston, and Khurram Nasir Baptist Health Medical Group
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A system and method to interface with multiple groups of axons in several fascicles of peripheral nerves, Amy Starosciak
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Sex differences in conditioned nicotine reward are age-specific, Amy Starosciak
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Equity in Healthcare Project: Stroke, Robin Tellez, Don Parris, and Amy Starosciak

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Quantitative comparison of topical aluminum salt solution efficacy for management of sweating: a randomized, controlled trial, Emir Veledar
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Risk Factors for Major Adverse Events Late after Fontan Palliation, Emir Veledar
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Abstract 684: Principal Component Analysis Identifies Lipoprotein Subfractions Associated with Coronary Artery Calcification in a Young High Cardiometabolic Risk Population: The Baptist Employee Healthy Heart Study Study, Emir Veledar, Ehimen Aneni, Emeka osondu, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Lara Roberson, Muhammad Latif, Omar Jamal, Shozabs Ali, Muhammad Aziz, Adnan Younus, Rameez Ahmad, Sher Khan, Janisse Post, Ricardo Cury, Theodore Feldman, and Khurram Nasir

Serum Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Does Not Have a Linear Relation to Cardiovascular Mortality, Emir Veledar and Khurram Nasir

Abstract P003: Distribution of Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics in US and Non-US populations: A Meta-Analysis of Proportions, Adnan Younus, Ehimen Aneni, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Omar Jamal, Shozabs Ali, Muhammad Aziz, Rehan Malik, Rameez Ahmad, Emeka osondu, Lara Roberson, Janisse Post, Theodore Feldman, Wasim Maziak, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Prevalence of Ideal Cardiovascular Health Among Adults in the United States, Adnan Younus, Ehimen Aneni, Emeka Osondu, Sameer Shaharyar, Lara Roberson, Shozab Ali, Ogunmoroti Oluseye, Rameez Ahmad, Janisse Post, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir
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Abstract 16496: Relationship Between Sleep Duration and Ideal Cardiovascular Health in a Large Employee Population, Adnan Younus, Emeka Osondu, Maribeth Rouseff, Sankalp Das, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Wasiam Maziak, Rameez Ahmad, Muhammad Latif, Rehan Malik, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Diagnosed following Knee Arthroscopy, John Zvijac and Gary Kiebzak
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Submissions from 2014

Abstract 18572: Sleep Duration is Associated with Degree of Insulin Resistance in a High Risk Population: the Baptist Employee Healthy Heart Study, Shozab Ali, Ebenezer Oni, Ehimen Aneni, Lara Roberson, Janisse Post, Gagandeep Nagi, Sameer Shaharyar, Omar Jamal, Rehan Malik, Muhammad Aziz, Adnan Younus, Beatriz Rosell, Henry Guzman, Ricardo Cury, Jonathan Fialkow, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, Theodore Feldman, and Khurram Nasir

Abstract 14680: Relationship of Insulin Resistance with Impaired Endothelial Function & Coronary Atherosclerosis among High Risk Individuals Enrolled in a Web-Based Lifestyle Intervention Study: Baptist Employee Healthy Heart Study (BEHHS), Ehimen Aneni, Ebenezer Oni, Lara Roberson, Janisse Post, Gagandeep Nagi, Sameer Shaharyar, Omar Jamal, Shozab Ali, Rehan Malik, Muhammad Aziz, Adnan Younus, Chen Ye, Beatriz Rosell, Henry Guzman, Ricardo Cury, Jonathan Fialkow, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, Theodore Feldman, and Khurram Nasir

Increase in Physical Fitness after an Intensive 12-Week Healthy Lifestyle Workplace Intervention is Associated with Improvement in Heart Rate Profile Independent of Weight Changes or Traditional Metabolic Risk Factors, Ehimen Aneni, Ebenezer Oni, Lara Roberson, Maribeth Rouseff, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Josette Bou-Khalil, Beatriz Castillo, Janisse Post, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

Increased Aerobic Fitness is associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in a High Cardiovascular Disease Risk Occupational Cohort Independent of Significant Weight Loss, Ehimen Aneni, Ebenezer Oni, Lara Roberson, Maribeth Rouseff, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Sankalp Das, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Josette Bou-Khalil, Beatriz Castillo, Emir Veledar, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Janisse Post, and Khurram Nasir

Abstract 18588: Lipoprotein Sub-fractions by Ion Mobility Analysis Association with Burden of Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis in a High Risk Population: the Baptist Employee Healthy Heart Study (BEHHS), Ehimen Aneni, Emir Veledar, Ebenezer Oni, Lara Roberson, Janisse Post, Gagandeep Nagi, Sameer Shaharyar, Omar Jamal, Shozab Ali, Rehan Malik, Muhammad Aziz, Adnan Younus, Beatriz Rosell, Henry Guzman, Ricardo Cury, Michael Ozner, Jonathan Fialkow, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, and Khurram Nasir

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Abstract 1007: Development of Tele-ICU Multidimensional Severity Adjusted PIRO Sepsis Model, Donna Lee Armaignac, Carlos Valle, Julie Lamoureux, Louis Gidel, Xiaorong Mei, and Emir Veledar
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Abstract 131: Effect of environment of care within PIRO sepsis model: is tele-health the answer for health policy?, Donna Lee Armaignac, Carlos Valle, Julie Lamoureux, Louis Gidel, Xiaorong Mei, and Emir Veledar
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Abstract 421: Emergence of acute GI illness in predisposition, insult, response, outcomes (PIRO) sepsis model, Donna Lee Armaignac, Carlos Valle, Julie Lamoureux, Louis Gidel, Xiaorong Mei, and Emir Veledar
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Improved Cardio-Metabolic Risk Profile through Targeted Life Style Modification Program, Sankalp Das, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Khurram Nasir, Josette Bou-Khalil, Joseph Mora, Henry Guzman, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Beatriz Castillo, Ehimen Aneni, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Ebenezer Oni, and Janisse Post

Improved Cardio-metabolic Risk Profile through Targeted Life Style Modification Program, Sankalp Das, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Khurram Nasir, Josette Bou-Khalil, Joseph Mora, Henry Guzman, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Beatriz Castillo, Ehimen Aneni, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Ebenezer Oni, and Janisse Post

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Distribution of chaos and periodic spikes in a three-cell population model of cancer, Michelle Gallas
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Rare use of robotic surgery for removal of large urachal carcinoma, Michelle Gallas, Anthony Gonzalez, and Rupa Seetharamaiah
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Peri-Operative IV Acetaminophen in Lumbar Spinal Surgery, Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, Heidi Clarke, and Amy Starosciak

Clinically Significant Blood Pressure Reduction Among Participants of a Lifestyle Intervention Improvement Program Strongly Associated with Reduced Systemic Inflammation in a High Risk Working Population, Henry Guzman, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Khurram Nasir, Josette Bou-Khalil, Joseph Mora, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Ehimen Aneni, Ebenezer Oni, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Janisse Post, and Beatriz Castillo

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Effectiveness of MRI to assess the integrity of distal biceps tendon repair during the first year postoperatively, Keith Hecthman and Gary Kiebzak
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Abstract 17805: Association of LpPLA2 with Lipoprotein Subclasses, Inflammation, Atherosclerosis & Endothelial Dysfunction in a Web-Based Lifestyle Intervention Study: Baptist Employee Healthy Heart Study (BEHHS), Omar Jamal, Ehimen Aneni, Lara Roberson, Sameer Shaharyar, Adnan Younus, Shozab Ali, Beatriz Rosell, Ebenezer Oni, Henry Guzman, Chen Ye, Rehan Malik, Muhammad Aziz, Janisse Post, Ricardo Cury, Jonathan Fialkow, Michael Ozner, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Cigarette smoking worsens systemic inflammation in persons with metabolic syndrome, Omar Jamal, Ehimen Aneni, Sameer Shaharyar, Shozab Ali, Don Parris, Emir Veledar, Arthur Agatston, and Khurram Nasir
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Strategies to optimize the performance of Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, Nicholas Lambrou, Robert E Diaz, and Don Parris

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O-032 predictors of poor outcomes despite successful recanalization in patients with acute ischemic stroke, Starosciak, Dabus, Linfante Linfante; Guilherme Dabus; and Amy Starosciak
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Measuring coronary artery calcification: Is serum vitamin D relevant?, Rehan Malik, Ehimen Aneni, Lara Roberson, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Shozab Ali, Sameer Shaharyar, Jamal Omar, Muhammad Aziz, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir
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Assessment of American Heart Association’s Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics Among Employees of Large Health Care Organization: the Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Khurram Nasir, Emir Veledar, Ehimen Aneni, Sankalp Das, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Don Parris, Leah Holzwarth, Henry Guzman, Theodore Feldman, Michael Ozner, Jonathan Fialkow, Bernie Fernandez, and Arthur Agatston
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Abstract 19088: Independent Association of Lipoprotein Sub-fractions by Ion Mobility Analysis with Anthropometric and Ectopic Visceral fat on Cardiac CT Examinations in a High risk Population: The Baptist Employee Healthy Heart Study (BEHHS), Ebenezer Oni, Ehimen Aneni, Emir Veledar, Lara Roberson, Gagandeep Nagi, Sameer Shaharyar, Omar Jamal, Shozab Ali, Henry Guzman, Rehan Malik, Muhammad Aziz, Ricardo Cury, Jonathan Fialkow, Michael Ozner, Arthur Agatston, Janisse Post, Theodore Feldman, and Khurram Nasir

My Unlimited Health Potential: Short Term Effect of Participation in a Worksite Lifestyle Intervention Program on Significant Weight Loss and Eligibility Criteria for Bariatric Surgery Among High Risk Individuals, Lara Roberson, Ehimen Aneni, Sameer Shaharyar, Ebenezer Oni, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Henry Guzman, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Beatriz Castillo, Emir Veledar, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Janisse Post, and Khurram Nasir

Abstract 327: Six months follow-up of “My Unlimited Potential”, A 12-week Worksite, Multi-Component, Lifestyle Intervention for Improving Cardiometabolic Health in High Risk Persons, Maribeth Rouseff, Ehimen Aneni, Thinh Tran, Josette Bou-Khalil, Joseph Mora, Henry Guzman, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Beatriz Castillo, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Janisse Post, Khurram Nasir, and Angelica Ruiz

My Unlimited Potential: Achieving Weight, Fitness And Cardio-metabolic Health Objectives Using A 12 -week, Multicomponent, Behavioral Intervention, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Khurram Nasir, Josette Bou-Khalil, Joseph Mora, Henry Guzman, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Ehimen Aneni, Ebenezer Oni, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Janisse Post, and Beatriz Castillo

My Unlimited Health Potential: 6 Month Effect of Participation in a Worksite Lifestyle Intervention Program on Significant Weight Loss and Eligibility Criteria for Bariatric Surgery Among High Risk Individuals, Sameer Shaharyar, Lara Roberson, Ehimen Aneni, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Henry Guzman, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Beatriz Castillo, Emir Veledar, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Janisse Post, and Khurram Nasir

Predictors of Poor Outcome in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patient After Successful Recanalization, Amy Starosciak, Italo Linfante, Gail Walker, Eugene Lin, and Guilherme Dabus

Predictors of poor outcome in acute ischemic stroke patients after successful recanalization, Amy Starosciak, Italo Linfante, Gail Walker, Eugene Lin, and Guilherme Dabus

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Consulting communities when patients cannot consent: a multicenter study of community consultation for research in emergency settings, Emir Veledar
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Primary cutaneous mucinous carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes after surgery, Emir Veledar

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Primary cutaneous mucinous carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes after surgery, Emir Veledar
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Prognostic significance of impaired chronotropic response to pharmacologic stress Rb-82 PET, Emir Veledar
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Qualitative assessment of tongue drive system by people with high-level spinal cord injury, Emir Veledar

Role And Importance Of Antecedent Blood Pressure In Predicting Outcomes In Cardiovascular Disease, Emir Veledar

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Supply-and-demand discrepancy in academic pigmented lesion clinics: a case for a new health care delivery model, Emir Veledar
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The social acceptability of handheld umbrellas for sun protection, Emir Veledar
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Isokinetic concentric quadriceps and hamstring normative data for elite collegiate American football players participating in the NFL Scouting Combine, John Zvijac and Gary Kiebzak
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Submissions from 2013

Disparities in prostate cancer treatment selection in the state of Florida: The impact of socioeconomic status and education level, Don Parris

Is Smoking Related to Stage of Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer, Don Parris

Racial/ethnic disparities in prostate cancer initial treatment selection in Florida, Don Parris

Racial/ethnic disparities in prostate cancer stage of diagnosis in Florida, Don Parris

Relationship between marital status and prostate cancer stage of diagnosis in Florida, Don Parris

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Robotic sleeve gastrectomy: experience of 134 cases and comparison with a systematic review of the laparoscopic approach, Rey Romero, Radomir Kosanovik, Jorge Rabaza, Rupa Seetharamaiah, Charan Donkor, Michelle Gallas, and Anthony Gonzalez
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Robotic repair of giant paraesophageal hernias, Rupa Seetharamaiah, Rey Romero, Radomir Kosanovik, Michelle Gallas, Juan-Carlos Verdeja, Jorge Rabaza, and Anthony Gonzalez
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Two-year outcome with the AperFix system for ACL reconstruction, John Uribe and Gary Kiebzak
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Isokinetic concentric quadriceps and hamstring strength variables from the NFL Scouting Combine are not predictive of hamstring injury in first-year professional football players, John Zvijac and Gary Kiebzak
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Submissions from 2012

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Which to use to evaluate change in BMD at follow-up: RMS-SD or RMS-%CV?, Gary Kiebzak
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Submissions from 2011

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Platelet-rich plasma injection reduces pain in patients with recalcitrant epicondylitis, Keith Hechtman, John Uribe, Angie Botto-van Bemden, and Gary Kiebzak
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Long-term versus short-term precision of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans and the impact on interpreting change in bone mineral density at follow-up, Gary Kiebzak
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Simultaneous bilateral rupture of the pectoralis major tendons while exercising on the rings, John Zvijac and Gary Kiebzak
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