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Jennifer S Davids MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentSurgery
AddressUMass Memorial Medical Center
67 Belmont St, Suite #201
Worcester MA 01605
Phone617-982-1502
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentSurgery


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    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United StatesABBiochemical Sciences
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United StatesMD

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    1. Maykel JA, Hahn SJ, Beauharnais C, Meyer DC, Hill SS, Sturrock PR, Davids JS, Alavi K. Oncologic Outcomes after Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Oct 04. PMID: 34629431.
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    2. Meyer DC, Hill SS, Pavao MR, Resnick AJ, McDade JA, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Development of a Practice Guideline for Discharge Opioid Prescribing After Major Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Sep 01; 64(9):1120-1128. PMID: 34397560.
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    3. Springer JE, Guber RD, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Alavi K, Maykel JA. Total Transperineal Laparoscopic Proctectomy for the Treatment of Crohn's Proctitis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Jul 19. PMID: 34285146.
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    4. Bhama AR, Bertucci Zoccali M, Chapman BC, Davids JS, Eisenstein S, Fish DR, Sherman KL, Simianu VV, Zaghiyan KN. Practice Variations in Chemodenervation for Anal Fissure Among ASCRS Members. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Jun 24. PMID: 34192713.
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    5. Meyer DC, Hill SS, Pavao R, Resnick AJ, Purkayastha A, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Prospective Evaluation of a Tiered Opioid Prescribing Guideline for Inpatient Colorectal Operations. Ann Surg. 2021 Jun 18. PMID: 34171859.
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    6. Dore FJ, Hill SS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K, Davids JS. Use of medical chaperones by colon and rectal surgeons in outpatient practice. Surg Endosc. 2021 Jun 16. PMID: 34132900.
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    7. Alavi K, Poylin V, Davids JS, Patel SV, Felder S, Valente MA, Paquette IM, Feingold DL. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Colonic Volvulus and Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 May 19. PMID: 34016826.
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    8. Bludevich BM, Fryer M, Scott EM, Buettner H, Davids JS, LaFemina J. Patterns of General Surgery Residency Social Media Use in the Age of COVID-19. J Surg Educ. 2021 May 17. PMID: 34016568.
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    9. Daniel VT, Alavi K, Davids JS, Harnsberger CR, Maykel JA. Defining Anastomotic Leaks After Colorectal Surgery: Results of a National Survey. J Surg Res. 2021 Jan 15; 261:242-247. PMID: 33460969.
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    10. Meyer DC, Hill SS, McDade JA, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Opioid Consumption Patterns After Anorectal Operations: Development of an Institutional Prescribing Guideline. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Jan; 64(1):103-111. PMID: 33306536.
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    11. Davids JS. Building Gender Equity in Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Dec 07; Publish Ahead of Print. PMID: 33394773.
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    12. Hill SS, Harnsberger CR, Hahn SJ, Sturrock PR, Davids JS, Alavi K, Maykel JA. Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS): An Effective Approach for Patients Who Require Redo Pelvic Surgery for Anastomotic Failure. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Dec 07; Publish Ahead of Print. PMID: 33395138.
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    13. Hill SS, Harnsberger CR, Crawford AS, Hoang CM, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Creation and Institutional Validation of a Readmission Risk Calculator for Elective Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Oct; 63(10):1436-1445. PMID: 32969887.
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    14. Lu PW, Shabat G, Semeniv S, Fedorkiv M, Fields AC, Lyu HG, Beznosenko A, Davids JS, Melnitchouk N. The Current Landscape of Staging and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer in a Region of Ukraine: a Mixed Methods Study. World J Surg. 2020 Sep 25. PMID: 32978664.
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    15. Hoang CM, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Flahive JM, Sturrock PR, Alavi K. Not All Discharge Settings Are Created Equal: Thirty-Day Readmission Risk after Elective Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Sep; 63(9):1302-1309. PMID: 33216499.
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    16. Columbus AB, Lu PW, Hill SS, Fields AC, Davids JS, Melnitchouk N. Factors Associated With the Professional Success of Female Surgical Department Chairs: A Qualitative Study. JAMA Surg. 2020 Aug 26. PMID: 32857121.
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    17. LaFemina J, Torres U, Davids JS. Addressing Disparities in Graduate Medical Education-A Call to Action. JAMA Surg. 2020 Aug 12; e202857. PMID: 32805030.
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    18. Hill SS, Dore FJ, Em ST, McLoughlin RJ, Crawford AS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K, Davids JS. Twitter Use Among Departments of Surgery With General Surgery Residency Programs. J Surg Educ. 2020 Jul 03. PMID: 32631768.
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    19. Davids JS. Representation: An Initial Step Toward Establishing Gender Equity. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Apr 01. PMID: 32233974.
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    20. Hill SS, Hoang CM, Cheraghi SN, Shabo MR, Resnick AJ, Crawford A, Melnitchouk N, Harnsberger CR, Alavi K, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Davids JS. Data Accuracy and Predictors of High Ratings of Colon and Rectal Surgeons on an Online Physician Rating Website. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Feb; 63(2):226-232. PMID: 31914115.
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    21. Davids JS, Hill SS, Lu P, Melnitchouk N. Progress Toward Reducing Implicit Bias: A 2019 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting Update. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Dec; 62(12):1411. PMID: 31725574.
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    22. Glasgow SC, Gaertner W, Stewart D, Davids J, Alavi K, Paquette IM, Steele SR, Feingold DL. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Appendiceal Neoplasms. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Dec; 62(12):1425-1438. PMID: 31725580.
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    23. Hoang CM, Maykel JA, Davids JS, Crawford AS, Sturrock PR, Alavi K. Distribution of Elective Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis Cases for Ulcerative Colitis: a Study Utilizing the University Health System Consortium Database. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Nov 25. PMID: 31768826.
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    24. Davids JS. Surgeon Health. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2019 Nov; 32(6):405-406. PMID: 31942165.
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    25. Hill SS, Chung SK, Meyer DC, Crawford AS, Sturrock PR, Harnsberger CR, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Impact of Preoperative Care for Rectal Adenocarcinoma on Pathologic Specimen Quality and Postoperative Morbidity: A NSQIP Analysis. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Oct 23. PMID: 31672638.
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    26. Harnsberger CR, Davids JS. The Pregnant Surgeon. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2019 Nov; 32(6):450-456. PMID: 31686997.
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    27. Leung KM, Shabat G, Lu P, Fields AC, Lukashenko A, Davids JS, Melnitchouk N. Trends in Solid Tumor Incidence in Ukraine 30 Years After Chernobyl. J Glob Oncol. 2019 Aug; 5:1-10. PMID: 31454285.
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    28. Lu P, Fields AC, Meyerhardt JA, Davids JS, Shabat G, Bleday R, Goldberg JE, Nash GM, Melnitchouk N. Systemic chemotherapy and survival in patients with metastatic low-grade appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Jun 24. PMID: 31236958.
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    29. Hill SS, Davids JS. Surgical Evaluation and Management of Constipation. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Jun; 62(6):661-664. PMID: 31094958.
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    30. Daniel VT, Alavi K, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Harnsberger CR, Steele SR, Maykel JA. The utility of the delphi method in defining anastomotic leak following colorectal surgery. Am J Surg. 2019 May 25. PMID: 31164194.
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    31. Lyu HG, Davids JS, Scully RE, Melnitchouk N. Association of Domestic Responsibilities With Career Satisfaction for Physician Mothers in Procedural vs Nonprocedural Fields. JAMA Surg. 2019 Apr 10. PMID: 30969336.
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    32. Fields AC, Scully RE, Saadat LV, Lu P, Davids JS, Bleday R, Goldberg JE, Melnitchouk N. Oncologic outcomes for low rectal adenocarcinoma following low anterior resection with coloanal anastomosis versus abdominoperineal resection: a National Cancer Database propensity matched analysis. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2019 Feb 21. PMID: 30790033.
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    33. Daniel VT, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Phatak UR, Alavi K. Getting to the bottom of treatment of rectal prolapse in the elderly: Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). Am J Surg. 2019 Feb 12. PMID: 30803700.
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    34. Fields AC, Lu P, Palenzuela DL, Bleday R, Goldberg JE, Irani J, Davids JS, Melnitchouk N. Does retrieval bag use during laparoscopic appendectomy reduce postoperative infection? Surgery. 2018 Dec 24. PMID: 30591378.
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    35. Davids JS, Lyu HG, Hoang CM, Daniel VT, Scully RE, Xu TY, Phatak UR, Damle A, Melnitchouk N. Female Representation and Implicit Gender Bias at the 2017 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Nov 15. PMID: 30451743.
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    36. Hoang CM, Alavi K, Flahive JM, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Davids JS. Impact of the "Weekend Effect" for Hospital Discharges on Readmissions After Elective Colectomy. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Nov 15. PMID: 30451755.
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    37. Fields AC, Saadat LV, Scully RE, Davids JS, Goldberg JE, Bleday R, Melnitchouk N. Local Excision Versus Radical Resection for 1- to 2-cm Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Rectum: A National Cancer Database Analysis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Nov 01. PMID: 30394988.
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    38. Melnitchouk N, Shabat G, Lu P, Lyu H, Scully R, Leung K, Jarman M, Lukashenko A, Kolesnik OO, Goldberg J, Davids JS, Bleday R. Colorectal Cancer in Ukraine: Regional Disparities and National Trends in Incidence, Management, and Mortality. J Glob Oncol. 2018 Oct; (4):1-8. PMID: 30354936.
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    39. Melnitchouk N, Scully RE, Davids JS. Ethical Issues Related to Breastfeeding for US Physicians Who are Mothers-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jul 01; 178(7):1002. PMID: 29971368.
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    40. Melnitchouk N, Soeteman DI, Davids JS, Fields A, Cohen J, Noubary F, Lukashenko A, Kolesnik OO, Freund KM. Cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening in Ukraine. Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2018; 16:20. PMID: 29977160.
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    41. Melnitchouk N, Scully RE, Davids JS. Barriers to Breastfeeding for US Physicians Who Are Mothers. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Mar 19. PMID: 29554184.
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    42. Maykel JA, Phatak UR, Suwanabol PA, Schlussel AT, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Alavi K. Initiation of a Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision Program at an Academic Training Program: Evaluating Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Dec; 60(12):1267-1272. PMID: 29112562.
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    43. Leung KM, Kiely MX, Kimbrell A, Asban A, Kelley R, Bleday R, Davids JS, Melnitchouk N. Outcomes of Abdominal Surgery in Patients With Mechanical Ventricular Assist Devices: A Multi-Institutional Study. Ann Surg. 2017 Sep 06. PMID: 28885501.
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    44. Scully RE, Stagg AR, Melnitchouk N, Davids JS. Pregnancy outcomes in female physicians in procedural versus non-procedural specialties. Am J Surg. 2017 Oct; 214(4):599-603. PMID: 28683889.
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    45. Davids JS, Scully RE, Melnitchouk N. Impact of Procedural Training on Pregnancy Outcomes and Career Satisfaction in Female Post-Graduate Medical Trainees in the United States. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Jun 13. PMID: 28627411.
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    46. Damle A, Damle RN, Flahive JM, Schlussel AT, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Diffusion of technology: Trends in robotic-assisted colorectal surgery. Am J Surg. 2017 Mar 21. PMID: 28347491.
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    47. Scully RE, Davids JS, Melnitchouk N. Impact of Procedural Specialty on Maternity Leave and Career Satisfaction Among Female Physicians. Ann Surg. 2017 Mar 07. PMID: 28272103.
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    48. Schlussel AT, Wiseman JT, Kelly JF, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Alavi K. Location is everything: The role of splenic flexure mobilization during colon resection for diverticulitis. Int J Surg. 2017 Mar 01; 40:124-129. PMID: 28259692.
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    49. Damle RN, Flahive JM, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Sturrock PR, Alavi K. Examination of Racial Disparities in the Receipt of Minimally Invasive Surgery Among a National Cohort of Adult Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Nov; 59(11):1055-1062. PMID: 27749481.
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    50. Chan SY, Suwanabol PA, Damle RN, Davids JS, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Characterizing Short-Term Outcomes Following Surgery for Rectal Cancer: the Role of Race and Insurance Status. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Nov; 20(11):1891-1898. PMID: 27561636.
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    51. Damle RN, Flahive JM, Davids JS, Sweeney WB, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Alavi K. Surgeon Volume Correlates with Reduced Mortality and Improved Quality in the Surgical Management of Diverticulitis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Feb; 20(2):335-42. PMID: 26487333.
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    52. Damle RN, Cherng NB, Flahive JM, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Alavi K. Clinical and financial impact of hospital readmissions after colorectal resection: predictors, outcomes, and costs. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Dec; 57(12):1421-9. PMID: 25380009.
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    53. Davids JS, Alavi K, Andres Cervera-Servin J, Choi CS, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Maykel JA. Routine preoperative restaging CTs after neoadjuvant chemoradiation for locally advanced rectal cancer are low yield: a retrospective case study. Int J Surg. 2014 Dec; 12(12):1295-9. PMID: 25448648.
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    54. Damle RN, Cherng NB, Flahive JM, Davids JS, Maykel JA, Sturrock PR, Sweeney WB, Alavi K. Clostridium difficile infection after colorectal surgery: a rare but costly complication. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Oct; 18(10):1804-11. PMID: 25091840.
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    55. Damle RN, Macomber CW, Flahive JM, Davids JS, Sweeney WB, Sturrock PR, Maykel JA, Santry HP, Alavi K. Surgeon volume and elective resection for colon cancer: an analysis of outcomes and use of laparoscopy. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jun; 218(6):1223-30. PMID: 24768291.
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    56. Hasson RM, Briggs A, Rizvi H, Carothers AM, Davids JS, Bertagnolli MM, Cho NL. Lack of anti-tumor activity with the ß-catenin expression inhibitor EZN-3892 in the C57BL/6J Min/+ model of intestinal carcinogenesis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014 Feb 14; 444(3):283-9. PMID: 24486542.
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    57. Hasson RM, Briggs A, Carothers AM, Davids JS, Wang J, Javid SH, Cho NL, Bertagnolli MM. Estrogen receptor a or ß loss in the colon of Min/+ mice promotes crypt expansion and impairs TGFß and HNF3ß signaling. Carcinogenesis. 2014 Jan; 35(1):96-102. PMID: 24104551.
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    58. Carothers AM, Rizvi H, Hasson RM, Heit YI, Davids JS, Bertagnolli MM, Cho NL. Mesenchymal stromal cell mutations and wound healing contribute to the etiology of desmoid tumors. Cancer Res. 2012 Jan 1; 72(1):346-55. PMID: 22094874.
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    59. Carothers AM, Davids JS, Damas BC, Bertagnolli MM. Persistent cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition downregulates NF-{kappa}B, resulting in chronic intestinal inflammation in the min/+ mouse model of colon tumorigenesis. Cancer Res. 2010 Jun 1; 70(11):4433-42. PMID: 20484034.
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    60. Davids JS, Carothers AM, Damas BC, Bertagnolli MM. Chronic cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition promotes myofibroblast-associated intestinal fibrosis. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2010 Mar; 3(3):348-58. PMID: 20179298.
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    61. Davids JS, McPherson CA, Earley C, Batsford WP, Lampert R. Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: a patient survey. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Oct; 86(10):1924-8. PMID: 16213232.
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