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Causes and symptoms of Head and Neck Cancer<br/><br/>My name is Dr. Manish Julaha and I practice ...

Causes and symptoms of Head and Neck Cancer

My name is Dr. Manish Julaha and I practice Head & Neck Oncosurgery. Today I'll tell you some facts about Head and Neck cancer how to predict them early. So in India approxiately 1.2 million cancer patients are detected every year, and out of this one thirds of the number occur in head and neck, mainly oral cavity and throat. And this is a very big number if you compare with rest of the countries because head and neck cancer they account for less than 10% in western countries and less than 4% in U.S. So what is the cause of such high number of head and neck cancers in India. It is mainly the use of tobacco and another sad fact about head and neck cancer in India is that majority of the patients, you can say more than 65% are present in stage 3 or stage 4. And we say cancer is curable if it is detected early and when patients presents to us in such late stages it effects all the paramaeters like overall survival, treatment outcome, side effects, functional outcome, quality of life everything is affected. And when patients come in early stage, the treatment is less invasive with less side effects and the functional outcome is very good and the chances of recurrence is very less.

So what can we do to detect head and neck cancer at the earliest. We can do this if we've the knowledge of the signs and symptoms which hint towards the head and neck cancer and by doing self examination. So what are the early signs and symptoms. They're mainly any ulcer in the oral cavity which dosen't heal in three weaks or any lump in the lung or oral cavity, any red or white patches in the oral cavity, or there maybe unexplained earache or nasal blockage, mainly on one side, specially with blood stained mucous discharge, ill fitting of denture because of any swelling in the gums. So, these are the early signs and symptoms. If we find any such thing we should take expert opinion. And by doing self examination we can detect head and neck cancer at the earliest. I would say all those people who're at a high risk of getting head and neck cancer they should do the self examination at least once a month. So who're the people who're at high risk of getting head and neck cancer. Most importantly those who use tobacco in any form, then elderly people above the age of 45 and people who have exposure to ionizing radiation in past, and people who have had head and neck cancer in the past they're at high risk of getting a second cancer so they should also be very careful.

Now, how to do this self examination. It is very simple, to do this you've to stand in front of the mirror and you've to feel both the lips, upper lips and lower lips, using your thumb and index finger feel both the lips and by pulling them outward you've to see the inner lining of the upper lip and lower lip and also you have to look at the upper gums and lower gums. And using your thumb and index finger pull your cheek and look at the inner lining of your cheek on both sides and look for any ulcer or lump or any red or white patches. Now just open your mouth and say "aaa" and while saying "aaa" just look at the throat and also at the roof of the mouth. Then by touching your tongue on the back of upper teeth have a look at the under surface of the tongue and the floor of mouth. Then pull your tongue outward and look at it's upper surface, by moving the sideways look at the sides also. Again look for any ulcer or lumps or any red or white patches and you have to examine your neck also. Just by standing straight palpate below the jaw bone and above the collar bones, and by moving the head backwards look for any asymmetry of the neck, if there is any fullness on one side as compared to the other side, there maybe some lump. If you find any such thing just take expert opinion.

Thank you very much for watching this video and contacting through Lybrate . Thank You.

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Hi, I m Dr. Shashidhar. I m a pediatric ENT consultant and I work with a hospital called Artemis ...

Hi, I’m Dr. Shashidhar. I’m a pediatric ENT consultant and I work with a hospital called Artemis in Gurgaon. I’m going to talk about the common problems in children which is cold and why it comes again and again?  What is the solution for it?

It’s a very common problem nowadays with children going to day schools and play schools. At an early age and a lot of times, we’ve been told that this is because of the pollution or the allergies or infection from the surroundings but quite often we miss a very common cause of the cold which is what we call as Adenoids.

What are Adenoids?

Adenoids are small lymphoid tissue, the tissue that makes white blood cells in the body behind the back of the nodes. They are normal in children but sometimes they grow up in size. Like what you see here, like if this is the size of the adenoids, which should be there, is marked in violet, sometimes they grow, the bigger circle here the yellow in the back of the nose and block the nose. When this happens the common symptoms in children are snoring, breathing from mouth, restless sleep where the child is constantly turning this side and that side trying to get a good position in which he can breathe, some drooling and some coughing in the night.
More often than not we tend to miss Adenoids because we can’t see them directly and we tend to treat these conditions in terms of allergies, bronchitis and put the child in to nebulization and in unnecessary treatments.

What I’ve found in my own experience, that lot of the kids who have been told they have allergies and they have been told they have bronchitis have actually had Adenoids. So, if your child has reoccurring problems of sore throat, breathing difficulties and nose blocks, it’s worth getting evaluated for adenoids because the treatment of adenoids is very simple and often very gratifying. Which can be done with simple nasal sprays, saline washes and if it is a severer one it needs a surgical intervention to open up the nose.
Adenoids also cause recurrent ear infection, ear pain and sometimes they cause hearing disorder in children. It is quite difficult to evaluate such problem in children. You can only perceive it as, sometimes when you call them they don’t respond, their grades are falling in school and when they watch television they tend to raise the volume of the noise and this helps us to pick up the child to scream for the hearing problems because when you have adenoids you have a higher chance of getting ear infection and fluid inside the ear which is called otitis media, which can also be treated in the same lines. Rarely we need to put some grommets or some surgical intervention to drain the fluid out if we are not able to treat it medically.

Third problem which I wanted to discuss is Allergies in children. Aallergies in children can present in very wide spectrum. Sometimes they present only as cough, sometimes children get rashes on their skin, sometimes they can have allergies to food and recurrent diarrhea and other problems. So, allergies in children can be treated quite effetely with medicines and we have what we call as Immunotherapy to detect what the child is allergic to so we can specifically target that antigen and cure them for the long term. This now is the most gratifying and the latest treatment in allergies called Sublingual Immunotherapy.

With all these new, exciting treatments and if your child is not getting benefited by cold and cough routine treatment, you’re free to contact me at 3 Senses ENT Clinic which is in South City 2, Arcadia, Gurgaon. I’m also available at Artemis Hospitals throughout the week except on Sundays.

Thank you so much for your time.

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Here are causes and treatments of Osteoarthritis<br/><br/>I am Dr Sandeep Chauhan, senior consult...

Here are causes and treatments of Osteoarthritis

I am Dr Sandeep Chauhan, senior consultant, Orthopaedic and joint replacement at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon. The growing problem of osteoartritis that is creeping up in our society is primarily due to the changing lifestyles that we people lead and the growing age. Including the trend of obesity, this problem has become multifold in our society and females are mostly suffering from it.

Osteoarthritis is a disease in which the cartridge of the medial compartment of the knee starts getting worn out and Slowly the subchondral bone starts to feel the bent of the weight and leads to pain and deformity of the knees. Basic treatment for osteoarthritis is to change our lifestyle, to decrease our weight and to increase the amount of exercises in our daily life. Exercises has a effect on improving the quadricep muscle strength which controls our knee in a better way.

The Second form of treatment that helps us in osteoarthritis is some analgesics, temporarily when it is inflamed or to do some hot fermentation and wear some supported devices like knee caps and walking braces. Total knee replacement is a resort for oestroarthiritis knees for those people who have pain during their activities of daily living, whose sleep is disturbed because of pain and need to take painkillers for consecutive two or three months.

In case you need any further clarification regarding osteoarthritis or total knee replacement kindly contact lybrate.com.

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Here are some tips and treatments for adenoids<br/><br/>Hi I m Dr. Vijay Verma. I practice at Thr...

Here are some tips and treatments for adenoids

Hi I’m Dr. Vijay Verma. I practice at Three senses ENT Allergy and Dental Clinic. We all know that kids are always suffering from continuous sneezing. There is an obstruction and also discharge and sometimes bleeding from the nose. They have breathing difficulties and I know that in every family kids are suffering from these problems because they are going into daycare and suppose that there are 20 kids and one out of them always has cold. Your kid is always prone but in depth, we ignore these symptoms of ‘Adenoids’.

Adenoids are nothing but just like tonsils but are present behind your nose. When they get enlarged they tend to cause nasal obstruction to the child. This infection always gives rise to continuous nasal irritation. Children tend to sneeze which causes nasal discharge. When these adenoids fall back inside your throat it causes sore throat and causes continuous cough for the child plus when they sleep, they are unable to take proper amounts of oxygen and if that is happening, they cannot grow properly

.And this one thing is always missed, so one should consult an ENT specialist for these problems of Adenoids because after 12 years although they regress in size, the changes which they lead to are permanent. They can protrude the tooth out, so sooner or later you will need to visit your dentist; a lifelong problem. There is also a possible accumulation behind the ear drum so the kid starts to have various problems with listening. All these are associated to Adenoids, so they start in childhood but leave permanent changes. So I would suggest you to visit your doctor as soon as possible if you notice that your child is having continuous sneezing, nasal discharge or sore throat.

For adenoids, there are two types of treatment:

(a) The therapy of Spray or

(b) Surgery, so it depends on the size of the adenoids.

Depending on that, it is medically treated or surgically treated. Usually all of us are scared of surgeries but now the tools have become very safe. It is either done with a microdebrider or a coblator which makes it a bloodless surgery and also one which is not a painful surgery; it would lead to your kids being happy.

I would also advise you to visit me via Lybrate.
 

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Hi, I m Dr Vijay Verma. I practice at sector-31, Gurgaon. So my keen area of interest is Allergy....

Hi, I’m Dr Vijay Verma. I practice at sector-31, Gurgaon. So my keen area of interest is Allergy.

As you all know allergy is increasing day by day, you can see kids, they are continuously sneezing, coughing, there are lot of increased cases of bronchial asthma. All these things, they are increasing, increasing and increasing. It may be because of the pollution levels. Now there is no proper exposure to sunlight, like we all live in AC, there is no as per cleaning of the room. You go to the office, they centralize AC , so you are never exposed to the environment now. There is always sunlight, there is no sunlight exposure per say. So all these problem they are coming up day by day. Also, it has been seen that allergies are associated with other diseases like headache, menial’s disease, even migraines. So there are so many things which are associated with the allergies. So allergies are the main culprit of your proper lifestyle problems.

Now how to deal with it?

The first thing is you should have a proper sunlight exposure. You should go for a regular walk and you should do your regular exercise something like that. If you have bronchial asthma then you need to consult your chest physician for your bronchial asthma part. Then nowadays newer modalities are coming up which is allergic testing followed by immunotherapy. In allergic testing, you can go ahead with a blood test or we can do the skin prick test. The blood test they are known to usually a good test because in India we don’t have proper labs to test it. Although, they are certain like Lal patch light test labs, they are doing that but still the results are not so good as equal to the skin prick test. In skin prick test you put some allergens over the hand and you test for it.

So if you are found positive to that thing we can start with immuno therapy. An immune therapy works very well and gives a permanent solution, although the duration of treatment is pretty much longer. it is again from three to five years . it is very promising result and you should go ahead with that. So these tests, skin pricking, I do.

You can always visit me, if you have any query you can also consult me via Lybrate, you can text me, you can have an online consultation with me via videos or else you can visit my clinic at sector 31. Gurgaon.

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Cardiology

Cardiology

Aims to provide effective diagnosis and treatment related to cardiac and circulatory problems
Dermatology

Dermatology

Aims to deliver the highest quality of care to patients with skin disorders
Dentistry

Dentistry

Offers excellent dental care to patients with various oral and tooth conditions
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)

Aims to offer special care to patients with conditions related to the ear, nose and throat
Endocrinology

Endocrinology

Offers quality care to patients with medical problems related to the endocrine glands and hormones
Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Offers qualitative care to patients suffering from stomach and intestine problems
Homeopathy

Homeopathy

A natural alternative form of medicines, which efficiently treats various diseases
Psychology

Psychology

Deals with management of emotional and behavioural problems
Radiology

Radiology

A speciality, which uses hi-tech radio imaging for diagnosis of various medical conditions
General Physician

General Physician

Aims to provide best quality care to patients with acute and chronic problems
General Surgery

General Surgery

Offers extensive care to patients suffering from abdomen related medical issues
Bariatrics

Bariatrics

Determines causes and offers quality treatment for obesity, including measures of prevention
Oncology

Oncology

Offers high quality care to patients with tumours, especially those that are cancerous
Nephrology

Nephrology

Deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the kidneys
Neurology

Neurology

Offers specialized healthcare to patients suffering from disorders of the nervous system
Gynaecology

Gynaecology

A branch of medicine reserved especially for treating female conditions of the reproductive system
Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Concerns itself with the treatment of diseases related to the eye
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Concentrates on efficient treatment of injuries and problems of the musculoskeletal system
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery

Offers various surgical and non-surgical procedures to patients willing to enhance their appearance
Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Aim to offer the best form of childcare to infants and children up to 18 years
Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Concentrates on preoperative medicine and the administration of anaesthetic drugs prior surgery
Pain Management

Pain Management

Concerns itself with the effective diagnosis and management of various kinds of pains
Pulmonology

Pulmonology

Offers specialized care in the treatment of pulmonary diseases and conditions
Rheumatology

Rheumatology

Offers specialized healthcare in the treatment for arthritis and rheumatism
Urology

Urology

Offers cumulative treatment of problems of the Urinary tract and male reproductive organs
Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

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Psychiatry

Offers specific care to patients with any kind of mental illness or behavioural disorders
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When I am having an erection, my penis is slightly curved down from one side and from other side it looks straight! Is that a problem! Also when I am excited or talk to my partner over phone, my penis releases lubricating transparent seminal fluids even when partially erect, why does that happen?

DNB (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Gurgaon
When I am having an erection, my penis is slightly curved down from one side and from other side it looks straight! I...
Hi sir, this is absolutely normal of your age. Please don't bother yourself. As far as penile curvature is concerned - if you don't have any problems during sex then no treatment is required.
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Blood urea nitrogen is very high as normal blood urea result 63.5 blood urea nitrogen 29.65 S.creatinine 1.67. Please help what food to avoid and what to eat.

DNB (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Gurgaon
Blood urea nitrogen is very high as normal blood urea result 63.5 blood urea nitrogen 29.65 S.creatinine 1.67. Please...
Hi sir, high blood urea and creatinine are indicators of kidney disease. It is extremely important to further evaluate regarding cause and nature of renal disease. You should consult a nephrologist at the earliest so that proper treatment can be initiated to avoid further injury.
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I am very slim according to my height and look like unwell. Some times I feel no energy in my body and and I have stone problem 8 mm stone left kidney. So I want to gain more weight and stay healthy and sort out the problem of stone. Please help me.

DNB (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Gurgaon
I am very slim according to my height and look like unwell. Some times I feel no energy in my body and and I have sto...
Hi lybrate-user. If there is no pain then wait for the stone to pass spontaneously. Drink plenty of water and stay healthy.
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What is the solution for drooling at night? I am always drooling when I am asleep and my bedsheets are spoiled everyday. It's embarrassing. Please help. Thanks.

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Neurologist, Gurgaon
Dear user, If you are overweight then try to reduce weight. Also you can get a sleep study done to see if there is any sleep disorder. Thanks.
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My Father Is 52 Years Old. He Is Suffering From Parkinson's Diseases He is Not Independent of Own. Please How to Treatment Of Parkinson's Diseases.

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Gurgaon
My Father Is 52 Years Old. He Is Suffering From Parkinson's Diseases He is Not Independent of Own. Please How to Trea...
Dear User, First we to be sure that the patient is suffering from Parkinson disease. There are broadly two types of parkinson disease. Idiopathic Parkinson's disease and Parkinson plus syndrones which have many causes. Idiopathic Parkinson disease is a treatable disease with Tab Syndopa Plus and other medicines. If the patient will have side effects from these medicines thena surgery called Deep Brain Stimulation can be done. Thanks.
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She is suffering from epilepsy, When she will suffer that time she fall down and from mouth its come like formwater. After 5.6 minutes when she will wake up and moving here and there and searching something here and there, If we will catch then she will crying and shouting. But she does not know what she is done. Then she will sleep 1 and 1half hours then only she will became normal, So what I huv to do for this kind of fever conditions, I huv no idea for these. But I saw you sir in youtube you r explaining abut these type of epilepsy conditions. So please tell me sir name of medicine about these epilepsy conditions.

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Dear user, Epilepsy is a treatable condition. But to treat this, we nwed to know what type of epilepsy the patient is suffering from and her EEG and MRI BRAIN done. Then the patient will be started a medicine out of the around 20 medicines available. If seizures are not controlled on one medicine then either a second medicine is started or the dose of the first medicine is increased to the maximum tolerable dose. If the patient is not getting controlled on 2 medicines then epilepsy surgery will be an option. Take care.
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Hi I am having frequent urination issue. I am having night shifts from past 1 year. During sleep I have to wake up and use washroom approx 3 4 times And I thought water consumption is normal. I am facing this issue from 1 month and having some other issue sometime feel pain in chest on one side sometime left or right have cough all the time, also having acidity issues many times. My periods date are normal and it last for 2 3 days.

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Urologist, Gurgaon
Hi I am having frequent urination issue.
I am having night shifts from past 1 year. During sleep I have to wake up an...
Hi lybrate-user. The kind of symptoms you have placed don't lead to anything very serious. You would require a proper clinical evaluation followed by investigations if any. In the meantime avoid taking liquids 2 hours before sleep and start treatment for your acidity problem. Please see a urologist for your problems as soon.
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My mother is suffering from osteoarthritis from past 8 years she is 60 year old .I have consulted with some doctors they have suggested operation is the only hope, but one of my relatives gave advice to try knee injection to cure it. So please suggest where can I get this injection treatment for my mother is gurgaon and what are the pros and cons for the Same and how much it will cost us to get this done?

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, MNAMS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Hi. Inj for the knees is a viable option till a certain stage of osteoarthritis. I will suggest you to het her examined once. If her condition is found to be suitable for injection it can be done there and then.
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Essential Tremors - How To Know If You Are Suffering From Them?

DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Essential Tremors - How To Know If You Are Suffering From Them?

Essential tremors refer to a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking of the hands, arms, head and other parts of the body. The lower part of the body is rarely affected by this disorder. Also, both sides of the body may not be affected in the same way. This disorder does not usually need treatment unless it is severe enough to impede daily functioning and make the person dependant on others. However, patients suffering from this condition may often find it difficult to complete simple tasks like buttoning a shirt or writing.

Some of the symptoms of this disorder are:

  • Brief spells of uncontrollable shaking
  • Involuntary nodding of the head
  • Tremors that worsen under stress
  • Unsteady voice
  • Internal tremors
  • Difficulty coordinating voluntary movements such as walking
  • Balance problems in rare, severe cases

Essential tremors also affect the psychological make-up of a person. Depression and anxiety are often associated with essential tremors. The frustration of not being able to control tremors may also make a person withdraw from friends and family. People suffering from essential tremors also have a higher than normal risk of suffering from conditions such as Parkinson’s.

The exact cause of this disorder is not yet known and hence it cannot be prevented. Genetic mutations have been credited with causing this condition is many cases but the gene responsible for it has not yet been identified. Thus, essential tremors can be passed down from parent to child. However, the severity of the tremors and the age at which symptoms first become visible may vary. While some people show signs of tremors in their early teen years, others develop tremors only in their late 40s.

These tremors can also be caused by abnormal electrical activity in the thalamus. The thalamus controls and coordinates muscle activity. Tremors caused by old age or those caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, emotional distress etc are not categorised as essential tremors. However, ageing may make essential tremors more frequent and pronounced.

Blood, urine and other lab tests do not help in diagnosing this condition. A diagnosis is usually made on the basis of an understanding of the family medical history, a physical examination and complete neurological exam. In order to rule out other triggers for the tremors, a doctor may ask for thyroid tests. At present this condition cannot be cured but medication may help reduce the symptoms and improve the patient’s quality of life.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Problem In Concentrating Could Be A Sign Of Neurological Disorder!

DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Problem In Concentrating Could Be A Sign Of Neurological Disorder!

Whether it's a child or a grown-up, difficulty in concentrating is often experienced by many people. While, people tend to brush off this particular problem to be nothing worth being concerned about, but sometimes, there may be a more serious underlying issue for which concentration problem is only a mere symptom. Yes, difficulty in concentrating can be a sign of a neurological disorder. Keep on reading to know more about neurological disorder, its symptoms, and treatment.

Reasons behind difficulty in concentrating
Inability to focus properly is a periodic and normal occurrence for many. While sometimes it is the emotional stress or physical tiredness that is responsible for it, at times it is the outcome of hormonal changes in the body, such as during pregnancy or menopause that causes it. However, when experienced in severe degrees, it may be a characteristic of a serious psychological condition called neurological disorder. Affecting both adults and the children, the neurological disorder can be a serious threat if not treated at the right time.

Neurological disorder
Neurological disorder refers to any condition that happens due to the dysfunction of the nervous system or the parts of the brain. Depending on the location of the damage to the nerve or in the spinal column or the brain, different areas controlling the vision, movement, thinking or hearing can be severely affected. The decreased ability to focus on something or loss of concentration power being one of the many symptoms of neurological disorders among the various complications it causes.

Causes behind neurological disorder
Many reasons lead to neurological disorder or its associated symptoms like difficulty in focusing. From lifestyle-related issues to nutrition related causes, physical injuries to some infections, complications during childbirth, and genetics to environmental influences, numerous factors can be responsible for such disorder. Depending on the type of neurological disorder, the symptoms can vary from to another, while for some difficulty concentrating can be a symptom, for some, the symptoms can be more of physical difficulties such as problems in walking or difficulty speaking or seeing, etc.

Dealing with difficulty concentrating
Once the cause of the neurological disorder is determined, there are various treatment options, offered by the doctors. To deal with the neurological disorder as the cause of difficulty concentrating one may need medications and treatment provided by the medical professionals. However, there are a few tips that one can keep in mind, such as minimizing multitasking and focusing on one single thing or thought at one time or dividing tasks into small steps, etc.

Difficulty in concentrating means the ability to focus on thoughts or action decreasing. In case one experience this issue on a long term basis or excessively, visiting the neurologist as soon as possible should be the best thing to do. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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