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Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
AJP Renal Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Aktuelle Urologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
American Journal of Men's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Andrologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Andrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Andrology & Gynecology : Current Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Andrology and Genital Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Arab Journal of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arab Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Clinical Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archivos Españoles de Urología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bangladesh Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Basic and Clinical Andrology     Open Access  
BJU International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
BJUI Compass     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BMC Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
BMC Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Urological Association Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cancer Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Clinical and Experimental Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Clinical Kidney Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos de Cirugía     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Nephrology & Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Opinion in Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Current Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Current Urology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Der Nephrologe     Hybrid Journal  
Der Urologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Diabetic Nephropathy     Open Access  
EMC - Urología     Full-text available via subscription  
Enfermería Nefrológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
European Urology Focus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
European Urology Oncology     Hybrid Journal  
European Urology Open Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Forum Nefrologiczne     Full-text available via subscription  
Geriatric Nephrology and Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Giornale di Clinica Nefrologica e Dialisi     Open Access  
Hellenic Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IJU Case Reports     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Brazilian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Urology and Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal für Urologie und Urogynäkologie/Österreich     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Clinical Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Clinical Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Endoluminal Endourology     Open Access  
Journal of Endourology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Endourology Case Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Genital System & Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Integrative Nephrology and Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL     Open Access  
Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Nephrology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Pediatric Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Renal Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Renal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Renal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Journal of The Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access  
Journal of Urology & Nephrology     Open Access  
Kidney Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kidney International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Kidney International Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Kidney Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kidney Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Kidneys (Počki)     Open Access  
Nature Reviews Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Nature Reviews Urology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Nefrología     Open Access  
Nefrología (English Edition)     Open Access  
Nephro-Urology Monthly     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Nephron     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nephron Clinical Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Nephron Experimental Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Nephron Extra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nephron Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Neurourology and Urodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
OA Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Open Access Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Urology & Nephrology Journal     Open Access  
Paediatric Nephrology Journal of Bangladesh     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Portuguese Journal of Nephrology & Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Progrès en Urologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Progrès en Urologie - FMC     Full-text available via subscription  
Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Renal Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Renal Replacement Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Research and Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista de Nefrología, Diálisis y Trasplante     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Mexicana de Urología     Open Access  
Revista Urologia Colombiana     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Seminars in Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
The Prostate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Therapeutic Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Translational Research in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Trends in Urology & Men's Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Urine     Open Access  
Uro-News     Hybrid Journal  
Urolithiasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Urologia Internationalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Urologia Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Urologic Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Urologic Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Urological Science     Open Access  
Urologicheskie Vedomosti     Open Access  
Urologie in der Praxis     Hybrid Journal  
Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Urology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Urology Times     Free   (Followers: 3)
Urology Video Journal     Open Access  
World Journal of Nephrology and Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
World Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)

           

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Nephron
Number of Followers: 3  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1660-8151 - ISSN (Online) 2235-3186
Published by Karger Homepage  [122 journals]
  • The Role of Early Sequential Biopsies in Delayed Renal Graft Function of
           Transplanted Kidney Is Reduced in Modern Immunosuppression Era

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      Abstract: Background: Delayed graft function (DGF) immediately after kidney transplantation is considered a risk factor for acute rejection. According to clinical guidelines, a weekly allograft biopsy should be performed until DGF resolves. Based on clinical evidence, the first biopsy is considered appropriate. However, the recommendation for further biopsies is based on sparse evidence from era of earlier immunosuppression protocols, and the benefit of the second and further biopsies remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to reevaluate this policy. Methods: The database of a transplant medical center was retrospectively reviewed for all patients who underwent kidney transplantation in 2011–2020. Those with DGF who performed two or more graft biopsies within the first 60 days after transplantation were identified. Clinical data were collected from the medical files. The rates of diagnosis of acute rejection at the second and subsequent biopsies were analyzed relative to the previous ones. Results: Kidney transplantation was performed in 1,722 patients during the study period, of whom 225 (13.07%) underwent a total of 351 graft biopsies within 60 days after transplantation, mostly due to DGF. A second biopsy was performed in 32 patients (14.2%), and a third biopsy in 8, at weekly intervals. In 2 patients (6.25%), the diagnosis changed from the first biopsy (acute tubular necrosis or toxic damage) to acute rejection in the second biopsy. In both, the rejection was borderline. Third and fourth biopsies did not add information to the previous diagnosis. Conclusions: The common practice of performing sequential biopsies during a postoperative course of DGF seems to be of low benefit and should be considered on a case-by-case basis.
      Nephron
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 06:48:05 +020
       
  • Some Points for the KDIGO 2021 Guideline for Prophylactic Anticoagulation
           in Membranous Nephropathy: Is It Clear Enough for Us to Follow'

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      Abstract: Context: Patients with membranous nephropathy (MN) are recognized as individuals with high risk of thrombosis. However, prophylactic anticoagulant therapy in this population is still a controversial topic for a lack of high-quality evidence. Subject of Review: The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) 2021 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Glomerular Diseases was published in Kidney International in October 2021, and it was updated on the topic of prophylactic anticoagulant therapy in patients with MN. Differing from the previous main concern about the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in MN, it paid attention to the risk of arterial thromboembolism (ATE) as well. Additionally, the risk of ATE was considered to be associated with hypoalbuminemia. A tool for evaluating the risk of bleeding in patients with MN was proposed in the KDIGO 2021 guideline, and individuals with low risk of bleeding as well as high risk of VTE were suggested to use warfarin or low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) combined with aspirin, as an alternative regimen for warfarin. Second Opinion: Our analysis shows that no consensuses have been reached on whether the prevention of ATE is necessary for patients with MN or whether the risk of ATE is associated with hypoalbuminemia. The proposed tool is not the only choice of tools for bleeding assessment, and the HAS-BLED risk score might be a better choice from the perspective of general applicability and availability. Furthermore, in our opinion, the suggestion for prophylaxis regimen of LMWH combined with aspirin showed a lack of consideration and might be inappropriate to some degree. In summary, there are still many controversies in the field of prophylactic anticoagulation for MN; as a consequence, more high-quality studies are required to provide guidance.
      Nephron
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:40:20 +020
       
  • Humoral Response to the Third Dose of BNT162b2 COVID-19 Vaccine among
           Hemodialysis Patients

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      Abstract: Background: Hemodialysis patients are at high risk for severe COVID-19 disease. Despite a high early seropositivity rate, dialysis patients mount a dampened immune response following two doses of an mRNA vaccine. This study aimed to evaluate the serologic response to a booster dose of BNT162b2 vaccine, 6 months after the second dose, among hemodialysis patients. Methods: This prospective study included 80 hemodialysis patients and 56 healthcare workers serving as controls. Serologic samples were evaluated before and ∼3 weeks after the third vaccine dose. The primary outcomes were the seropositivity rate and the log-transformed anti-SARS-COV-2 S1 (RBD) IgG as a continuous variable after the third dose. Secondary outcomes were the proportion of participants with “high response,” defined as antibody levels #x3e;1,000 AU/mL, and “robust response,” defined as antibody levels #x3e;4,160 AU/mL, according to prespecified cutoff values associated with neutralizing antibodies. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to identify predictors of antibody response. Results: Among 80 hemodialysis patients, seropositivity rates improved from 78% (62/80) before the third dose, up to 96% (77/80) after the booster dose. The S1-RBD log-transformed antibody level increased significantly following the third dose from 2.15 ± 0.75 to 3.99 ± 0.83 compared with 2.65 ± 0.4 to 4.31 ± 0.42 in the control group. Among the hemodialysis patients, 88% (70/80) became “high responders” (#x3e;1,000 AU/mL), and of these, 79% (63/80) mounted a “robust response” (#x3e;4,160 AU/mL). Baseline antibody level, dialysis therapy, and hypoalbuminemia were independent predictors of impaired antibody response. Conclusions: A third dose of BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine, 6 months after the standard two-dose vaccination regimen, substantially improved humoral response in hemodialysis patients.
      Nephron
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 11:36:58 +020
       
  • Heterozygous Variants in a Patient with Karyomegalic Interstitial
           Nephritis

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      Abstract: Karyomegalic interstitial nephritis (KIN) is a rare kidney disease marked by large tubular nuclei, interstitial inflammation, tubular atrophy, and interstitial fibrosis. The current study presented the case of a 39-year-old man with deteriorating kidney function and a serum creatinine level of 2.08 mg/dL. The renal biopsy revealed that the main pathological features of renal tubular epithelial cells were obvious enlargement, irregular shape, and hyperchromatic nuclei. The genetic analysis of the patient revealed two heterozygous variants in the FAN1 gene, c.2485c#x3e;T, and c.2928dupT, located in exons 10 and 13, respectively. A diagnosis of KIN was rendered. The two variations of the proband are identified in separate alleles from the father and mother, respectively, according to his family’s sequencing. This phenotype is consistent with an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance. The patient was treated with the Chinese patent medicine Niaoduqing Particles. After 38 months of follow-up, renal function was barely changed with a serum creatinine of 1.73 mg/dL.
      Nephron
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 09:34:28 +020
       
  • The Pathophysiology of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, beyond Hypertension,
           in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

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      Abstract: Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patients. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an early and severe complication in ADPKD patients. Two decades ago, the prevalence of LVH on echocardiography in hypertensive ADPKD patients was shown to be as high as 46%. Recent studies using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging have shown that the prevalence of LVH in ADPKD patients may be lower. The true prevalence of LVH in ADPKD patients is controversial. There is evidence that factors other than hypertension contribute to LVH in ADPKD patients. Studies have shown that young normotensive ADPKD adults and children have a higher left ventricular mass index compared to controls and that the prevalence of LVH is high in patients with ADPKD whose blood pressure is well controlled. Polycystin-1 (PC-1) and polycystin-2 (PC-2) control intracellular signaling pathways that can influence cardiac function. Perturbations of PC-1 or PC-2 in the heart can lead to profound changes in cardiac structure and function independently of kidney function or blood pressure. PC-1 can influence mammalian target of rapamycin and mitophagy and PC-2 can influence autophagy, processes that play a role in LVH. Polymorphisms in the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene may play a role in LVH in ADPKD. This review will detail the pathophysiology of LVH, beyond hypertension, in ADPKD.
      Nephron
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 08:09:00 +020
       
  • Soluble (Pro)Renin Receptor in Hypertension

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      Abstract: The (pro)renin receptor (PRR) was originally cloned as a specific single-transmembrane receptor for prorenin and renin and has now emerged as a multifunctional protein implicated in a wide variety of developmental and physiopathological processes. Activation of PRR in the kidney causes Na+ and water retention, contributing to elevation of blood pressure in response to various hypertensive stimuli. Part of the renal action of PRR depends on activation of intrarenal renin-angiotensin system. In recent years, accumulating evidence suggests that the prohypertensive action of renal PRR was largely mediated by production of the 28-kDa soluble (pro)renin receptor through protease-mediated cleavage of the extracellular domain of PRR. The generation of multiple isoforms of PRR due to the protease-mediated cleavage partially explains diversified actions of PRR. The current review will summarize recent advances in understanding the roles of sPPR in animal models of hypertension.
      Nephron
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 14:12:26 +020
       
  • Circ_0068087 Promotes High Glucose-Induced Human Renal Tubular Cell Injury
           through Regulating miR-106a-5p/ROCK2 Pathway

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      Abstract: Background: Many studies have confirmed that circular RNA (circRNA) is an important target for regulating human disease progression. This study aimed to explore the role of circ_0068087 in diabetic nephropathy (DN) progression. Methods: High glucose (HG)-induced renal tubular cells (HK2) were used to mimic DN cell models in vitro. The expression levels of circ_0068087, microRNA (miR)-106a-5p, and Rho-associated coiled-coil-containing kinase 2 (ROCK2) were detected by quantitative real-time PCR. Cell proliferation and apoptosis were examined by cell counting kit-8 assay, 5-ethynyl-2′-deoxyuridine assay, colony formation assay, and flow cytometry. The protein levels were examined by Western blot analysis. Cell oxidative stress was assessed by measuring MDA level and SOD activity, and cell inflammation was evaluated by detecting the concentrations of inflammatory factors. RNA interaction was verified by dual-luciferase reporter assay and RNA pull-down assay. Results: The present study showed that circ_0068087 was highly expressed in the serum of DN patients and HG-induced HK2 cells. Interference of circ_0068087 alleviated HG-induced apoptosis, oxidative stress, inflammation, and fibrosis in HK2 cells, while accelerated cell proliferation. miR-106a-5p could be sponged by circ_0068087, and its inhibitor eliminated the regulation of circ_0068087 knockdown on HG-induced HK2 cell injury. ROCK2 was a target of miR-106a-5p, and its expression was suppressed by circ_0068087 knockdown. miR-106a-5p overexpression suppressed HG-induced HK2 cell injury, and this effect was reversed by ROCK2 upregulation. Conclusion: Our data indicated that circ_0068087 downregulation mitigated HG-induced HK2 cell injury through the miR-106a-5p/ROCK2 axis, providing a potential circRNA-targeted therapy for DN.
      Nephron
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 13:47:25 +020
       
  • ANCA-Associated Vasculitis following the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech
           COVID-19 Vaccine

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      Abstract: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine can alter the body’s immunological balance leading to autoimmune disease in rare cases. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis is one of the autoimmune diseases which have been rarely reported to appear post-COVID-19 vaccine. Herein, we report the case of a 47-year-old woman who developed acute renal failure few days after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Corticosteroids along with azathioprine were used for the management.
      Nephron
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 07:44:17 +020
       
  • DPP4 Inhibitor-Induced Bullous Pemphigoid in Patients with Diabetes and
           Chronic Kidney Disease: Clinical Case Series

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      Abstract: Introduction: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitors (gliptins) are commonly prescribed for glucose control in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) in whom other oral glucose-lowering agents are contraindicated. In the past few years, new reports of drug-induced bullous pemphigoid associated with DPP4 inhibitors have emerged. However, there is not enough information about the renal function of the patients with DPP4 inhibitor-induced bullous pemphigoid, and it remains unknown whether the risk of this complication is increased among patients with CKD. Case Reports: Five patients with stage 3b-5 CKD received a diagnosis of DPP4 inhibitor-associated bullous pemphigoid in our institution within a period of 17 months (between December 2018 and May 2020). All patients in the current series were male. Skin biopsies were performed in all patients. Three cases were secondary to vildagliptin, and 2 cases were attributed to linagliptin. In each of these patients, treatment consisted of permanent discontinuation of the DPP4 inhibitor and administration of corticosteroids. Conclusion: We report here the first single-center experience of DPP4 inhibitor-induced bullous pemphigoid in patients with CKD. Our case series highlights the importance of considering bullous pemphigoid in patients with CKD taking DPP4 inhibitors presenting with bullous or pruritic cutaneous lesions. By calling attention to this important complication, we hope to minimize the delay in diagnosing DPP4 inhibitor-induced bullous pemphigoid among patients with CKD.
      Nephron
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 07:43:30 +020
       
  • Federated Learning in Risk Prediction: A Primer and Application to
           COVID-19-Associated Acute Kidney Injury

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      Abstract: Background: Modern machine learning and deep learning algorithms require large amounts of data; however, data sharing between multiple healthcare institutions is limited by privacy and security concerns. Summary: Federated learning provides a functional alternative to the single-institution approach while avoiding the pitfalls of data sharing. In cross-silo federated learning, the data do not leave a site. The raw data are stored at the site of collection. Models are created at the site of collection and are updated locally to achieve a learning objective. We demonstrate a use case with COVID-19-associated AKI. We showed that federated models outperformed their local counterparts, even when evaluated on local data in the test dataset, and performance was like those being used for pooled data. Increases in performance at a given hospital were inversely proportional to dataset size at a given hospital, which suggests that hospitals with smaller datasets have significant room for growth with federated learning approaches. Key Messages: This short article provides an overview of federated learning, gives a use case for COVID-19-associated acute kidney injury, and finally details the issues along with some potential solutions.
      Nephron
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 13:08:08 +020
       
 
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