Archive for December, 2011

Blog of Moa’bite Statistics for the Year 2011

Top 10 Search Terms for 365 days ending 2011-12-31:

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SearchViews embryo1,372 qasr bashir687 human embryo302 library.nu274 rabbit embryo201 موسى حجازين101 شارع الاردن75 most potent vasoconstrictor71 fort bashir70 fort bushir68 مادة التشريح64 شرح مادة الاناتومي61 potent vasoconstrictor51

Top 10 Referrers for 365 days ending 2011-12-31:

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Top 10 Posts for 365 days ending 2011-12-31:

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Top 10 Clicks for 365 days ending 2011-12-31:

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Interesting Search Terms that brought people to my Blog

 

Search Term

Number of Views

what does allah look like 9
quadriburgium 9
эмбрион 8
what are goat testicles called 7
hijazeen family in saudi arabia 6
منطقة في الاردن تسير السيارة للخلف 4
الكرك باللغة الانجليزية 3
صور تشريحية لفم طفل الداون سندرم 3
نانسي عجرم في الحمام 3

Happy New Year 2012

Blog of Moa’bite Statistics for the Year 2011

Top 10 Search Terms for 365 days ending 2011-12-31:

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SearchViews embryo1,372 qasr bashir687 human embryo302 library.nu274 rabbit embryo201 موسى حجازين101 شارع الاردن75 most potent vasoconstrictor71 fort bashir70 fort bushir68 مادة التشريح64 شرح مادة الاناتومي61 potent vasoconstrictor51

Top 10 Referrers for 365 days ending 2011-12-31:

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Top 10 Posts for 365 days ending 2011-12-31:

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Top 10 Clicks for 365 days ending 2011-12-31:

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Interesting Search Terms that brought people to my Blog

 

Search Term

Number of Views

what does allah look like 9
quadriburgium 9
эмбрион 8
what are goat testicles called 7
hijazeen family in saudi arabia 6
منطقة في الاردن تسير السيارة للخلف 4
الكرك باللغة الانجليزية 3
صور تشريحية لفم طفل الداون سندرم 3
نانسي عجرم في الحمام 3

Happy New Year 2012

The best things in life happen by chance?

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Rabbit Embryo

They say, “the best things in life happen by chance”. Is this saying true? Does it always work? I do not know. But I know for sure that I was not planning at all to take the above pictures. I took them without any care or special attention, I just thought it would be beautiful to take photos of such a rare thing to see. Isn’t it?

To my amazement, the above  photos, and in particular, the last one, have become the main generator of visitors to my Blog. Look at the top 5 search engine terms that brought people to my blog since I established it in 2007. Three of them, are related to these photos:

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What is more, whenever a person search for “rabbit embryo” in google images, 2 of the above photos appear as the 2nd and third most relevant images in the search results page out of “About 178,000 results”:

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Do you think that “the best things in life happen by chance”? Again and again, I am not sure. But I am sure of the following:

“Since the establishment of my blog in 2007 till today, the most popular search terms that bring people to my blog, are because of photos that I took by chance!”

Update 07.09.2012:  My Rabbit Embryo Photo has gone viral and is being shared by tens of thousands of Arab users on Facebook as an “aborted baby” صورة طفل اجهض .. بالله عليك لا تخرج قبل ان تضغط لايك وتقول سبحان

How to download all videos from a youtube playlist or even all videos of a youtube channel?

Notice: I am writing this video because many medical students have contacted me on youtube asking me for instructions on how to download some videos from my channel. Namely, anatmoy videos by Dr. Ahmed M. Kamal. I responded to each person individually. However, because of being asked this question frequently, I decided to pubish a post about the topic. “The straw that broke the camel’s back was this comment” by youtube user “freehomeland”:

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Apparently, this person is not asking for howto download my channel. However, downloading the channel is what he will certainly ask me to teach him after I tell him that the way he is planning to download the same videos is not only more lengthy, but most importantly, would cause him to download unnammed videos in a very rare format that can only be played (to my knowledge) using “Windows media player classic”. So, Mr. Homeland, download the videos from my channel. It would save you not only effort and time, but aslo,  the “quality” of the videos you are going to download. Thank you.

Two years ago, it was the first time that I first needed to download multiple videos from a youtube channel. There are a lot of programs that allows you to download individual videos like Real Player, Internet Download Manager… But I  wanted a program that could download 20 or 30 videos automatically without the need of my opening each video, clicking download, choosing where to download the video, starting the download, etc.

I remeber that I searched for hours without finding a program that could achive this goal. “There is no such program!!!” I easily deduced. At some point, I found a firefox addon that could do the multiple downloads automatically. Only to ruin my happiness, many errors occurred and downloading each video individually turned out to be much easier than using their addon.

I remember that I surrendered, “It is impossible that such a program exists” I thought. No doubt, the number of youtube visitors will decrease if every user could download all videos  of a playlist or a channel and later on watch them offline. What do you think?

But to my amazement, up to this moment, I am still fascinated by a program I found; it is called “Free Youtube Download” by a company called “DVDVIDEOSOFT”. It proved that I was wrong; there exists a program!!!

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Yes, this program does not only download whole youtube playlists, but also, whole youtube channels, Can you believe that? Add to this that the program is a freeware; in fact, all the programs of this company are freewares!!!

The features of Free YouTube Download:

Free YouTube Download is one of the most usable programs on the web to download YouTube videos, single videos as well as whole collections such as:
– complete playlists and show lists;
– users’ channels;
– all videos from personal playlists (History, Liked, Favourites, Watch later, etc.);
– artist’s playlists;
– videos from Movies Category;
– videos from Music Category;
– videos from YouTube charts;
– video responses.

Free YouTube Download combines simplicity of usage as well as advanced downloading features which you can set as you like:
– download videos in original YouTube quality or convert them to AVI, MP4, WMV;
– enjoy multistream downloading;
– customize output name easily;
– save and load links from external text files;
– save download history;
– import videos to iTunes automatically;
– download videos which require YouTube authorization via Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome;
– enable compatibility with screen reading software.

Free YouTube Download contains no spyware or adware. It’s clearly free and absolutely safe to install and run.

As a thank-you for this great program and other great programs this company produces, I subscribed to their Facebook page. If you liked their program (I am pretty sure that you will), I suggest that you subscribe to their Facebook page as a small return for their great free programs. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/dvdvideosoft.

Finally, here is the link to the page where you can download “Free youtube Download”. http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-YouTube-Download.htm

I highly recommmend this video. I have been using this program since more than 1.5 years, and till now, I haven’t found any thing negative about it. Not a single error did I face when I used this program to download hundreds of videos from youtube.

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Anatomy videos by Dr. Ahmed M. Kamal: How to download my whole channel on watch the videos offline? For those of you not interested in “anatomy”, you can read this tutorial just an example.

To download youtube videos  and watch them offine, follow the following steps. I am sure that watching these videos offline would be easier for most students taking into considerations that the prevalence of internet use is still low in most arab countries (isn’t it?) not to mention the absence of high speed connections.

Downloading the videos certainly will decrease the number of views of the videos on my channel. This is to clarify more the fact that I did not upload these videos for fame or financial gain. This is in particular to someone who once contacted  me alluding that I might be “profiting” form publishing these videos!!!

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What about the permission of Dr. Ahmed M. Kamal? My explanation is still the same; it is the one I wrote more than two years ago and is placed in the “Description” of each and every 400+ anatomy videos I published.

Steps:

1. If you want to download my whole channel, copy its URL: www.youtube.com/jameeljo. If you want to download specific playlist, for example, “Upper Limb”, locate its URL then copy it: http://www.youtube.com/user/jameeljo#p/c/54B41F68AF3280F1. Do the same for other playlists either in my channel or in any place in youtube!

2. Open “Free YouTube Download”.

3. Click on the “Paste Button”.

4. The program will take a short time analyzing the channel; notice the word “Checking”. You can choose the “Quality” of the videos to be downloaded. The program can download the videos in multiple formats; the higher the defintion, the larger the size of the downloaded video, and subsequently, the longer the time for the downloads to finish!

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5. the numbe of videos will appear.

6. You can specify which videos to or not to download by clicking on the “Playlist” blue link.

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7. Click the image button to start downloading and wait until all videos are finished donwloading. All done automatically without the need of any further interference on your behalf.

Happy Studying!!!

Generic names, trade names, and street names in Jordan for drugs of abuse الأسماء العلمية، والتجارية، والعامية لأدوية الإدمان (المخدرات) في الأردن

There are some drugs which are abused and therefore, some people become addicted to them. In Jordan, they have certain street names.

مستشفى المركز الوطني للصحة النفسية، الفحيص

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During the psychiatry course that I am currently taking in the Pscyhiatry Hospital in Fuhis (مستشفى المركز الوطني للطب النفسي), the names of such drugs were mentioned more than once. We, as future doctors, will not be able to apply our medical knowledge if we did not know what the people in the streets are calling the drugs. If an addict tells me that he is taking “برازيلي”, then I should not expect him to tell me the generic name of this drug (Clonazepam). I need to know this information myself!!!

I tried to search for a webpage which summarizes the generic names, trade names, and street names; I didn’t find any. So I decided to publish one. I will not be only studying for my exam (in case I was asked about the topic), but also, creating what I hope is a helfpul page to my fellow Jordanian medical students who will be studying psychiatry and will be searching for the same information.

After much searching on the internet, in addition to the some information that I was given by my Psychiatry doctor (Dr. Mohammed Al-Debeh), I was able to arrive at the following summary. I included the references for the information written in the table below.

Generic (non-proprietary) Name
الاسم العلمي

Trade (proprietary)name
الاسم التجاري

Street name
الاسم العامي أو اسم الشارع

Clonazepam Rivotril ®

صليبا. سبب التسمية هو وجود شكل الصليب على أقراص هذا الدواء (4).لاحظ الصورة:Rivotril دواء صليبا

Clonazepam (Rivotril) دواء صليبا Clonazepam (Rivotril) دواء صليبا - لاحظ شكل الصليب وهو سبب التسمية العامية

Alprazolam Xanax ®, Prazin ® برازيلي. سبب التسمية هو تحوير أحد الأسماء التجارية لـAlprazolam وهذا الاسم هو Prazin. إذا كما يمكنك أن تلاحظ، فهناك تقارب بين لفظ كلمة Prazin ولفظ كلمة برازيل(1). اسم أخر هو رينالدو أو رونالدو (1)Alprazolam (Prazin) دواء برازيلي
Diazepam Valium ® فاليوم
Fenethylline (also spelled phenethylline) (3) Captagon ® كبت، كابتاغون، كبتاغونكبت، كابتاغون، كبتاغون كبت، كابتاغون، كبتاغون
Procylidine Kemadrin ®

كيمادرين، ويلكوم (ويلكم، welcome)، أبو حصان. سبب تسمية الدواء “أبو حصان” هو أن علبة الدواء تحتوي على شكل الحصان (لاحظ الصورة) (4)

كيمادرين، ويلكوم (ويلكم، welcome)، أبو حصان. سبب تسمية الدواء “أبو حصان”

كيمادرين، ويلكوم (ويلكم، welcome)، أبو حصان. سبب تسمية الدواء “أبو حصان”

Pethidine بيثيدين
Tramadol Tramal ® ترامالTramadol ترامالTramadol ترامالTramadol ترامالTramadol ترامال
??? ??? انجيكشن
??? ??? كومودور
??? ??? أرتين

المراجع:

(1) “…يتعاطى دواء اسمه »Brazine« اطلق من سبقه في تعاطيه عليه اسم لاعب كرة القدم البرازيلي »رينالدو« لجهة تقارب اسم الدواء مع كلمة البرازيل…” المصدر: “مدمنون صغار”، موقع إجبد الإلكتروني نقلا عن صحيفة العرب اليوم، 08.10.2010، http://ejjbed.com/viewPost.php?id=5143&sec_id=1#

(2) “… يشير الى ان أكثر الأنواع انتشارا من الحبوب بين الشباب هي “صليبا”، وهو الاسم الشعبي لعقار “التريفول” المهدئ، اضافة الى الارتين والبرازيلي (البرازاين)!” المصدر: “انتشار الحبوب المخدرة: إدمان وتعاط وتجارة رائجة تغزو شوارعنا”، ماجد توبة وغادة الشيخ، جريدة الغد، 25.07.2011. http://alghad.com/index.php/article/339449.html

(3) “Fenthylline”, wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenethylline, retrieved: 24.12.2011

(4) الدكتور محمد الذيبة، استشاري الطب النفسي، مستشفى المركز الوطني للصحة النفسية، الفحيص، الأردن.

I cannot understand why wikipedia does not allow advertisements? A personal appeal to Jimmy Wales!!!

Since weeks, I see a nagging advertisement on top of every page of wikipedia. In this advertisement, there is always someone new who is trying to convince the readers of donating money to wikipedia.

 

This is an example. A personal appeal from an indian wikipedia author “Dr. Sengai Podhuvan”.

 

I can not understand why wikipedia can not allow ads to be published?

According to its founder (Jimmy Wales):

image“Commerce is fine. Advertising is not evil. But it doesn’t belong here. Not in  Wikipedia” Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder.
Source: Wikimedia foundation

 

Why Mr. Jimmy? Why adverstising doesn’t belong to wikipedia? Is nagging us with a banner for donation better? I have been seeing this banner since at least 1 month ago… If you had allowed an advertisement to be placed instead of this appeal, surely, wikipedia could have generated much more money than the amount it is asking to be donated!!!

Update 23.12.2011, 22:33:
Am I “self-inconsistent” by writing the above? Thanks to “anonymous” for raising this question.

If I knew that an ad that generates money is placed on the top of the page of the website that I want to prosper more and more, then I am happy not only to see one ad… but tens of them…

 

In my opinion, wikipedia is an important milestone in the history of mankind. Yes, it created a new standard for sharing knowledge. This has been done without ads. Yes. But wouldn’t allowing ads help boost this amazing and noble project? Wouldn’t it allow wikipedia to expand more and more?

Mr. Jimmy, the problem is that you are not providing a logical reason for not accepting ads. The only reason that you are providing is that you just want to “be different”. Yes, you were successful. But you did “something different” in a way that negatively affects your great project.

When I founded Wikipedia, I could have made it into a for-profit company with advertising banners, but I decided to do something different. We’ve worked hard over the years to keep it lean and tight. We fulfill our mission, and leave waste to others.

Ads: Why not?

I respect a person’s decision if it is based on a logical reason… not to mention deciding it in order just to “be different”  and ignoring “logic” in the way…

Panormaic view from top of my house created using “Kolor autpano Giga 2.5”

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I took the above “12” photos using the 5 MP camera of my Nokia X2-00 cell phone. I merged them into one photo using a special program called “Kolor Autopano Giga”. This program does not require any special knowledge or training. With a few clicks, it automatically generates one panoramic photo.

Here is the resultant photo. Click on it to be able to see more details; you will be taken to the same photo in my Picasa account. To zoom in, one of the buttons in the picasa page is a “zoom in” button in the form of a “magnifying glass image.

Click to go to the same photo in my picasa accout. There, you can zoom in the photo to see more details.

 

I have written about the same program in 16.08.2009. Click here to read the post and see another photo that I created using an earlier version of the program. It is because of how enthusiastic and impressed that I am writing for the second time about this program.

Panormaic view from top of my house created using “Kolor autpano Giga 2.5”

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I took the above “12” photos using the 5 MP camera of my Nokia X2-00 cell phone. I merged them into one photo using a special program called “Kolor Autopano Giga”. This program does not require any special knowledge or training. With a few clicks, it automatically generates one panoramic photo.

Here is the resultant photo. Click on it to be able to see more details; you will be taken to the same photo in my Picasa account. To zoom in, one of the buttons in the picasa page is a “zoom in” button in the form of a “magnifying glass image.

Click to go to the same photo in my picasa accout. There, you can zoom in the photo to see more details.

 

I have written about the same program in 16.08.2009. Click here to read the post and see another photo that I created using an earlier version of the program. It is because of how enthusiastic and impressed that I am writing for the second time about this program.

USMLE step 2 cs: New patient note

I am subscribed a newsletter by the ECFMG. Once subscribed to this mailing list, you get the most updated information regarding the USMLE. On december the 20th, 2011, I received an email from them annoucing “CHANGES TO THE STEP 2 CLINICAL SKILLS (CS) EXAMINATION”.

The next important question after asking what are the changes is “when are they going to take place”. “These changes will be introduced in Step 2 CS for examinations delivered beginning June 17, 2012.”

 

I like the new changes they are making to the patient note.

“In the new note, examinees will continue to be asked to document relevant history and physical examination findings and to list initial diagnostic studies to be ordered. Examinees will also be asked to create a reasoned, focused differential (maximum of three diagnoses) listed in order of likelihood and to indicate the evidence obtained from the history and physical examination that supports (or refutes) each potential diagnosis. The new patient note provides examinees with an opportunity to document their analysis of a patient’s possible diagnoses.”

Take a look at the new CS patient note:

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For those who were not registered in the ECFMG mailing list, here is their full email:

 

The ECFMG(r) Reporter
An E-Newsletter for International Medical Graduates Pursuing Graduate Medical Education in the United States
Issue 180 – December 20, 2011
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IN THIS ISSUE:
– CHANGES TO THE STEP 2 CLINICAL SKILLS (CS) EXAMINATION
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CHANGES TO THE STEP 2 CLINICAL SKILLS (CS) EXAMINATION
One of the recommendations emerging from the Comprehensive Review of USMLE (CRU) process is that USMLE consider ways to further enhance the testing methods used in the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination. As previously announced in the 2012 Bulletin of Information, these enhancements are scheduled for implementation in mid-2012. These changes will be introduced in Step 2 CS for examinations delivered beginning June 17, 2012.
The reporting schedule for examinees testing from June 17, 2012 through November 3, 2012 will be 2-3 weeks longer than for examinees testing during other periods.
More information about the Step 2 CS score reporting dates for examinations delivered in 2012 is provided in the Step 2 CS Score Reporting Schedule at
http://www.ecfmg.org/news/2011/09/29/2011-schedule-and-2012-partial-schedule-for-reporting-step-2-cs-results/.
CHANGES TO THE ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS (CIS)
The CIS subcomponent of Step 2 CS has been redesigned to assess a fuller range of competencies.  Background information about these changes is provided on pages 5-6 of the Fall 2010/Winter 2011 NBME Examiner at
http://www.nbme.org/PDF/Publications/Examiner-2010-Fall-Winter.pdf. The new approach divides communication skills into a series of functions. These functions have been further divided into sub-functions. Beginning June 17, 2012, the Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS) scale will focus on five functions:
1.      Fostering the relationship
2.      Gathering information
3.      Providing information
4.      Making decisions: basic
5.      Supporting emotions: basic
Several additional functions are still under development; these include making decisions: advanced; supporting emotions: advanced; and helping patients with behavior change. A list of the functions and sub-functions is available at
http://www.usmle.org/pdfs/step-2-cs/Assessment_of_Communication_Skills_Behavior_List.pdf.
CHANGES TO THE PATIENT NOTE
Also beginning June 17, 2012, a new patient note will be introduced. The patient note is completed by the Step 2 CS examinee after the encounter with the standardized patient. In the new note, examinees will continue to be asked to document relevant history and physical examination findings and to list initial diagnostic studies to be ordered. Examinees will also be asked to create a reasoned, focused differential (maximum of three diagnoses) listed in order of likelihood and to indicate the evidence obtained from the history and physical examination that supports (or refutes) each potential diagnosis. The new patient note provides examinees with an opportunity to document their analysis of a patient’s possible diagnoses. A sample of the new patient note is available for review at
http://www.usmle.org/pdfs/practice-materials/patient-note/new-cs-patient-note.pdf.
PRACTICE MATERIALS
Updated practice materials for Step 2 CS will be posted to the USMLE website in March 2012. These include the Step 2 CS Content Description and General Information Booklet, onsite orientation video, sample patient notes, and a simulation of the program for typing patient notes.
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ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
As an organization, ECFMG is committed to providing information on issues of importance to international medical graduates. We realize that many individuals would like updated information on developing issues related to ECFMG Certification and entry into graduate medical education in the United States. As a result, ECFMG has developed The ECFMG(r) Reporter to provide international medical graduates worldwide with timely, objective information on current topics of interest. It is our hope that this newsletter will allow physicians educated outside the United States and Canada to make informed choices on issues that shape their careers.
Previous issues of The ECFMG(r) Reporter are available on the ECFMG website. Subsequent issues will be posted to the ECFMG website as they are published. To access previous issues, visit the ECFMG website at
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We hope you find these updates helpful. Thank you for your interest in ECFMG.
Copyright (c) 2011 by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG(r)). All rights reserved.

“It makes sense to me!!!”

Haven’t you ever heard someone trying to prove their point of view by saying “It makes sense to me”?

Unfortunately,  I took part in conversations in which some people tried to prove their opinions not by logic, science, references, etc. but by the very “important” and “unshakable” proof that “it makes sense to them”!!! What is worst, such people may continue their “debate” by bringing another evidence, “What you are saying is not important to me!!!”.

When people do not have a logical answer to a question, I believe that most will use the above phrase. “My opinion is what matters,” they think, “whatever the ‘stupid’ person in front of me is saying, although I can not logically disprove, is not important because it doesn’t make sense to me! The only thing important is what makes sense to me!

On the other hand, it is even more “pathetic” if someone tried to convince others of his/her point of view by saying: “it doesn’t make sense to me!”.

I decided to write this post after watching the following video. This video shows a psychiatrist and a patient who have a “nihilistic delusion”.

nihilism

In psychiatry, the delusion of the nonexistence of everything, especially of the self or part of the self.

Source: Stedman’s Electronic Medical Dictionary, version 6.0, 2004

In this video, the psychiatris is trying to bring “the patient back to reality”. However, in one place, the doctor said a very illogical comment. The patient’s answer was incredible although he certainly did not pay much effort to come up with.

At one point, the following was said:

The doctor: “Do you think that it is a bit unusual that we are here having a conversation and that you feel that you are really dead… It doesn’t really make sense to me when I hear you say that!!!”

After a short pause, the patient answered: “It makes since to me!!!”

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