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  1. Content type: Research article

    Satisfaction refers to a state of pleasure or contentment with an action, event or service, especially one that was previously desired. Regarding to client, satisfaction is the level of happiness that clients ...

    Authors: Mesfin Worku and Eskindir Loha

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:21

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    Frequencies of reasons for encounter (RFEs) in emergency primary care out-of-hours (OOH) services are relevant for planning of capacities as well as to target the training of staff at casualty clinics. We aime...

    Authors: Guttorm Raknes and Steinar Hunskaar

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:19

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    Systematic reviews call for well-designed trials with clearly described intervention components to support the effectiveness of educational campaigns to reduce patient delay in stroke presentation. We herein d...

    Authors: Caterina Caminiti, Peter Schulz, Barbara Marcomini, Elisa Iezzi, Silvia Riva, Umberto Scoditti, Andrea Zini, Giovanni Malferrari, Maria Luisa Zedde, Donata Guidetti, Enrico Montanari, Mario Baratti and Licia Denti

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:20

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Paramedic-performed out-of-hospital ultrasound is a novel skill that has gained popularity in some services in recent years. In this setting point-of care ultrasound (POCUS) can provide additional information ...

    Authors: Ben Meadley, Alexander Olaussen, Ashleigh Delorenzo, Nick Roder, Caroline Martin, Toby St. Clair, Andrew Burns, Emma Stam and Brett Williams

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:18

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    Hemorrhage is the main cause of maternal death during pregnancy. This study aims to evaluate incidence and outcomes of Severe Ante Partum Hemorrhage (SAPH) during the third trimester of pregnancy prior to deli...

    Authors: Martin Lankoande, Papougnezambo Bonkoungou, Sosthène Ouandaogo, Marcelin Dayamba, Ali Ouedraogo, Francis Veyckmans and Nazinigouba Ouédraogo

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:17

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is no common understanding of how needs of emergency department (ED) frequent users differ from other patients. This study sought to examine how to best serve this population. Examinations of why ED freq...

    Authors: Lauren E. Birmingham, Thaddeus Cochran, Jennifer A. Frey, Kirk A. Stiffler and Scott T. Wilber

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:16

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  7. Content type: Research article

    While the capacities to care for and epidemiology of emergency and critically ill patients have been reported for secondary and tertiary level hospitals in Mongolia, no data exist for Mongolian primary level h...

    Authors: Naranpurev Mendsaikhan, Davaa Gombo, Ganbold Lundeg, Christian Schmittinger and Martin W. Dünser

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:15

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Musculoskeletal injuries are a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED). The quality of care provided is important to the patients, clinicians, organisations and purchasers of care. In the context ...

    Authors: Kirsten Strudwick, Anthony Bell, Trevor Russell and Melinda Martin-Khan

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:14

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Dyspnea is a frequent complaint in emergency departments (ED). It has a significant amount of subjective and affective components, therefore the dyspnea scores, based on the patients’ rating, can be ambiguous....

    Authors: Tibor Gondos, Viktor Szabó, Ágnes Sárkány, Adrienn Sárkány and Gábor Halász

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:13

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) affects almost every organ sytem.If it is not detected early and corrected, mortality would be high. The prevalence of IAH and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) at Kenyatt...

    Authors: A. Muturi, P. Ndaguatha, Daniel Ojuka and A. Kibet

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:10

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Appropriate and timely recognition of sepsis is a prerequisite for starting goal-directed therapy bundles. We analyzed the appropriateness of sepsis recognition and documentation with regard to adequacy of the...

    Authors: Marius Morr, Alexander Lukasz, Eva Rübig, Hermann Pavenstädt and Philipp Kümpers

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:11

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the impact of presenting to an Emergency Department (ED) during pregnancy on postnatal depression (PND) in women in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

    Authors: Fenglian Xu, Elizabeth A. Sullivan, Roberto Forero and Caroline S. E. Homer

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:12

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  13. Content type: Correspondence

    We report 4 cases of Health Workers (HW) suspected of having contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), transported from the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in N’Zerek...

    Authors: Jean-Michel Dindart, Olivier Peyrouset, Romain Palich, Abdoul Bing, Richard Kojan, Solenne Barbe, Souley Harouna and Nikki Blackwell

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:9

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Seniors living in subsidized housing have lower income, poorer health, and increased risk for cardiometabolic diseases and falls. Seniors also account for more than one third of calls to Emergency Medical Serv...

    Authors: G. Agarwal, R. Angeles, M. Pirrie, F. Marzanek, B. McLeod, J. Parascandalo and L. Dolovich

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:8

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Chest compressions are a core element of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Despite periodic training, real-life chest compressions have been reported to be overly shallow and/or fast, very likely affecting patie...

    Authors: Leopold Haffner, Moritz Mahling, Alexander Muench, Christoph Castan, Paul Schubert, Aline Naumann, Silke Reddersen, Anne Herrmann-Werner, Jörg Reutershan, Reimer Riessen and Nora Celebi

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:7

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Ambulance paramedics play a critical role expediting patient access to emergency treatments. Standardised handover communication frameworks have led to improvements in accuracy and speed of information transfe...

    Authors: Darren Flynn, Richard Francis, Shannon Robalino, Joanne Lally, Helen Snooks, Helen Rodgers, Graham McClelland, Gary A. Ford and Christopher Price

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:5

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Bystander first aid can improve survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or trauma. Thus, providing first aid education to laypersons may lead to better outcomes. In this study, we aimed to establish ...

    Authors: Håkon Kvåle Bakke, Tine Steinvik, Johan Angell and Torben Wisborg

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:6

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Student training in use of automated external defibrillators and deployment of such defibrillators in schools is recommended to increase survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Low implementation rates ...

    Authors: Line Zinckernagel, Carolina Malta Hansen, Morten Hulvej Rod, Fredrik Folke, Christian Torp-Pedersen and Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:3

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Atrial fibrillation or flutter (AFF) are not infrequent presenting problems in Emergency Departments (ED); however, little is known of the pattern of these presentations. This study provides a description of A...

    Authors: Rhonda J. Rosychuk, Michelle M. Graham, Brian R. Holroyd and Brian H. Rowe

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:2

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The Kampala Metropolitan Area (KMA) is the fastest developing region in Uganda. Over recent years, this has placed exponential demand on the road sector, which consequently has contributed to rapid growth in m...

    Authors: Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Ali Ardalan, Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh, Amir Nejati and Stephen Kasiima

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:1

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:4

  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remain low, despite remarkable efforts to improve care. A number of ambulance services in the United Kingdom (UK) have developed prehospital critical c...

    Authors: Johannes von Vopelius-Feldt, Jane Powell, Richard Morris and Jonathan Benger

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:47

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Disposition decisions are critical to the functioning of Emergency Departments. The objectives of the present study were to derive and internally validate a prediction model for inpatient admission from the Em...

    Authors: Michael M. Dinh, Saartje Berendsen Russell, Kendall J. Bein, Kris Rogers, David Muscatello, Richard Paoloni, Jon Hayman, Dane R. Chalkley and Rebecca Ivers

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:46

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training has traditionally involved classroom-based courses or, more recently, home-based video self-instruction. These methods typically require preparation and purchase fe...

    Authors: Gregory K. Wanner, Arayel Osborne and Charlotte H. Greene

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:45

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Between 30 and 40 % of patients with severe injuries receive treatment at non-trauma centers (under-triage), largely because of physician decision making. Existing interventions to improve triage by physicians...

    Authors: Deepika Mohan, Matthew R. Rosengart, Baruch Fischhoff, Derek C. Angus, Coreen Farris, Donald M. Yealy, David J. Wallace and Amber E. Barnato

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:44

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Ketamine has been well studied for its efficacy as an analgesic agent. However, intranasal (IN) administration of ketamine has only recently been studied in the emergency setting. The objective of this study w...

    Authors: Shachar Shimonovich, Roy Gigi, Amir Shapira, Tal Sarig-Meth, Danielle Nadav, Mattan Rozenek, Debra West and Pinchas Halpern

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:43

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Ingestion of foreign bodies and food impaction represent the second most common endoscopic emergency after bleeding. The aim of this paper is to report the management and the outcomes in 67 patients admitted f...

    Authors: Girolamo Geraci, Carmelo Sciume’, Giovanni Di Carlo, Antonino Picciurro and Giuseppe Modica

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:42

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Secondary peritonitis is a common surgical emergence with deadly outcomes when not timely and promptly intervened. The emergence of Extended spectrum beta lactamase producing bacteria (ESBL) poses treatment ch...

    Authors: Jeremiah Seni, Enock Sweya, Amri Mabewa, Stephen E. Mshana and Japhet M. Gilyoma

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:41

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The Emergency Medical Communication Centre (EMCC) operators in Norway report using the Norwegian Index for Medical Emergency Assistance (Index), a criteria-based dispatch guideline, in about 75 % of medical em...

    Authors: Eirin N. Ellensen, Torben Wisborg, Steinar Hunskaar and Erik Zakariassen

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:40

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is frequently described in terms of input- throughput and output. In order to reduce ED input, a concept called primary triage has been introduced in several Swedish EDs....

    Authors: Mathias C Blom, Karin Erwander, Lars Gustafsson, Mona Landin-Olsson, Fredrik Jonsson and Kjell Ivarsson

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:39

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  30. Content type: Research article

    To determine the extent to which 30- and 90-day hospital readmission and mortality rates differ as a function of whether a chest pain patient is placed in observation status or admitted to the hospital for a s...

    Authors: Brad Wright, Amy M. J. O’Shea, Justin M. Glasgow, Padmaja Ayyagari and Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:38

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Dizziness is a common chief complaint of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED). Physicians must quickly and accurately identify patients whose etiology is most likely ischemia. Additional tools ...

    Authors: Karen Chen, Andrea L. C. Schneider, Rafael H. Llinas and Elisabeth B. Marsh

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:37

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Elder abuse and neglect are highly under-reported in the United States. This may be partially attributed to low incidence of reporting among emergency medical technicians’ (EMTs), despite state-mandated report...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Reingle Gonzalez, M. Brad Cannell, Katelyn K. Jetelina and Sepeadeh Radpour

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:36

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Improved ability to rapidly rule-out Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in patients presenting with chest pain will promote decongestion of the Emergency Department (ED) and reduce unnecessary hospital admissio...

    Authors: Joanna M. Young, John W. Pickering, Peter M. George, Sally J. Aldous, John Wallace, Chris M. Frampton, Richard W. Troughton, Mark A. Richards, Jaimi H. Greenslade, Louise Cullen and Martin P. Than

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:34

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Diagnostic error and delay are critical impediments to the safety of critically ill patients. Checklist for early recognition and treatment of acute illness and injury (CERTAIN) has been developed as a tool th...

    Authors: Namita Jayaprakash, Rashid Ali, Rahul Kashyap, Courtney Bennett, Alexander Kogan and Ognjen Gajic

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:35

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a heterogeneous syndrome with a broad range of outcome. We developed a simple model for long-term outcome prognostication after severe TBI.

    Authors: Sandro Rizoli, Ashley Petersen, Eileen Bulger, Raul Coimbra, Jeffrey D. Kerby, Joseph Minei, Laurie Morrison, Avery Nathens, Martin Schreiber and Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:32

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Psychological distress in medical patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) is not well studied. Our aim was to investigate the extent of psychological distress in a broad and unselected medical patie...

    Authors: Lukas Faessler, Alexander Kutz, Sebastian Haubitz, Beat Mueller, Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello and Philipp Schuetz

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:33

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Sepsis is an often-fatal syndrome resulting from severe infection. Rapid identification and treatment are critical for septic patients. We therefore developed a probabilistic model to identify septic patients ...

    Authors: Samuel M. Brown, Jason Jones, Kathryn Gibb Kuttler, Roger K. Keddington, Todd L. Allen and Peter Haug

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:31

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Individuals living with sickle cell disease (SCD) have significantly increased emergency department (ED) use compared to the general population. In Saudi Arabia, health care is free for all individuals and the...

    Authors: Anwar E. Ahmed, Ahmed S. Alaskar, Donna K. McClish, Yosra Z. Ali, Mohammed H. Aldughither, Ahmad M. Al-Suliman and Hafiz M. Malhan

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:30

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Bleeding represents the most well-known and the most feared complications caused by the use of antithrombotic agents. There is, however, limited documentation whether pre-injury use of antithrombotic agents af...

    Authors: Sigrid Narum, Odd Brørs, Olav Stokland and Marianne K. Kringen

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:29

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Overall survival after an OHCA has been reported to be poor and limited studies have been conducted in deve...

    Authors: Minaz Mawani, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Iqbal Azam, Amber Mehmood, Bryan McNally, Kent Stevens, Rozina Nuruddin, Mohammad Ishaq and Junaid Abdul Razzak

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:28

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The identification of frail older persons in different health care settings is widely seen as an important step in improving the healthcare system. Screening at an emergency department (ED) should be handled i...

    Authors: Eklund Kajsa, Wilhelmson Katarina, Landahl Sten and Ivanoff-Dahlin Synneve

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:27

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Older people frequently attend the emergency department (ED) and have a high risk of poor outcome as compared to their younger counterparts. Our aim was to study routinely collected clinical parameters as pred...

    Authors: Susanna E. Hofman, Jacinta A. Lucke, Noor Heim, Jelle de Gelder, Anne J. Fogteloo, Christian Heringhaus, Bas de Groot, Anton J. M. de Craen, Gerard Jan Blauw and Simon P. Mooijaart

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:26

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Injury surveillance systems support the ongoing systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health information vital to the prevention, planning and evaluation of injury prevention strategies. One ke...

    Authors: Shannon E. Gray and Caroline F. Finch

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:24

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Non-traumatic cardiac arrest is a fatal emergency condition. Its survival rate and outcomes may be better with quick and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Telemedicine such as telephone or real ti...

    Authors: Chaiyaporn Yuksen, Sorravit Sawatmongkornkul, Jarupol Tuangsirisup, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth and Yuwares Sittichanbuncha

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:25

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Blunt carotid arterial injury (BCI) is a rare injury associated with motor vehicle collision (MVC). There are few population based analyses evaluating carotid injury associated with blunt trauma and their asso...

    Authors: Jared E. Kray, Viktor Y. Dombrovskiy and Todd R. Vogel

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:23

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Emergency room (ER) use is increasing in several countries. Variability in the proportion of non-urgent ER visits was found to range from 5 to 90 % (median 32 %). Non-urgent emergency visits are considered an ...

    Authors: Sven Eirik Ruud, Per Hjortdahl and Bård Natvig

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:22

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Crowding in the emergency department (ED) has been studied intensively using complicated non-generic methods that may prove difficult to implement in a clinical setting. This study sought to develop a generic ...

    Authors: Andreas Halgreen Eiset, Mogens Erlandsen, Anders Brøns Møllekær, Julie Mackenhauer and Hans Kirkegaard

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:21

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  48. Content type: Research article

    The presence of alcohol or other substances of abuse in blood or urine from injured patients is often used as a proxy for substance influence at the time of injury. The aim of this study was to obtain an estim...

    Authors: Eirin Bakke, Stig Tore Bogstrand, Per Trygve Normann, Øivind Ekeberg and Liliana Bachs

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:20

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  49. Content type: Research article

    To develop a screening tool to enhance elder abuse and neglect detection and reporting rates among emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Our primary aim was to identify the most salient indicators of elder abu...

    Authors: M. Brad Cannell, Katelyn K. Jetelina, Matt Zavadsky and Jennifer M. Reingle Gonzalez

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:19

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