Thursday, July 27, 2017

Michigan Hospitals/Health Systems Contacted

(Updated 2/18/2020)

I continue to read personal testimonies from members of our corn allergy support groups documenting that medical personnel continue to administer dextrose IV fluids to corn-allergic patients in direct violation of the contraindication warning on the package insert.  It is also apparent that too many medical professionals do not understand the critical difference between dextrose and corn-derived dextrose, citric acid and corn-derived citric acid, ascorbic acid and corn-derived ascorbic acid, etc.  Anything derived from corn can prove fatal to the anaphylactic corn-allergic patient.  The most heartbreaking testimonies are from parents of corn-allergic infants, many of whom have been diagnosed with "failure to thrive" due to the lack of corn-free infant formulas.  Hospitals have NO alternative safe sources of corn-free nutrition to feed to these struggling babies, and their pediatricians/dietitians cannot offer any assistance to parents of corn-allergic infants. 

In summary, the corn allergy population can consume very few processed foods; and no commercially-processed non-organic meat, poultry, seafood, produce, or fruit due to government-authorized corn-derived acid washes.  Many corn-allergic patients must have their medications compounded to exclude corn; and since tap water may contain corn due to corn-derived purification chemicals, many are forced to purchase other sources of corn-free water.  In addition, it is difficult trying to find a water filtration system that is not manufactured with corn-derived components.

Therefore, the primary message I am sharing with these hospitals/health systems is that it will now be their responsibility to provide corn-free foods, fluids, and medications (compounded to exclude corn-derived ingredients) to corn-allergic patients.  Otherwise, it could be interpreted that hospitals are discriminating against the corn allergy community.

After one of the state hospital associations informed me that it was not their responsibility to contact their member hospitals with our corn allergy awareness message/documentation, and instructed me to contact every hospital within the United States; I have been contacting hospitals/health systems in each state on behalf of the corn-allergic patients.

MICHIGAN HOSPITALS/HEALTH SYSTEMS:
Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, @VeteransHealth
Allegan General Hospital, Allegan, online contact form
Allegiance Health, Jackson, @AllegianceHlth
Alpena Regional Medical Center, Alpena (see MidMichigan Health)
American Medical Association, @AmerMedicalAssn
American Red Cross, @RedCross
Ann Arbor Hospital, Ypsilanti (see St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital)
Apex Medical Center, Westland, @ApexMedicalMI
Arbor Health Center, Plymouth (see St. Joseph Arbor Health Center)
Ascension Medical Center, Howell (see St. John Providence)
Ascension, USA, @Ascensionorg
Aspirus Health, MI/WI, @AspirusHealth 
Aspirus Iron River Hospital, Iron River (see Aspirus Health)
Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, Ironwood (see Aspirus Health)
Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Laurium (see Aspirus Health)
Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, Ontonagon (see Aspirus Health)
Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L'Anse, FB message
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute/McLaren Health Care, Detroit, @karmanoscancer  
Battle Creek Hospital, Battle Creek (see Bronson Battle Creek Hospital)
Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Battle Creek (see VA Medical Center, Battle Creek)
Bay Region Hospital, Bay City (see McLaren Bay Region)
Bay Special Care Hospital, Bay City (see McLaren Bay Special Care)
Beaumont Health, Michigan, @BeaumontHealth
Beaumont Hospital - Dearborn, Dearborn (see Beaumont Health)
Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills, Farmington Hills (see Beaumont Health)
Beaumont Hospital - Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe (see Beaumont Health)
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak, Royal Oak (see Beaumont Health)
Beaumont Hospital - Taylor, Taylor (see Beaumont Health)
Beaumont Hospital - Trenton, Trenton (see Beaumont Health)
Beaumont Hospital - Troy (see Beaumont Health)
Beaumont Hospital - Wayne, Wayne (see Beaumont Health)
Bell Hospital, Ishpeming (see UP Health System)
Big Rapids Hospital, Big Rapids (see Spectrum Health - Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals)
Bixby Hospital, Adrian (see ProMedica Bixby Hospital)
Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids (see Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital)
Borgess Health, @BorgessHealth
Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo (see BorgessHealth)
Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac (see BorgessHealth)
Borgess-Pipp Hospital, Plainwell (see Borgess Health)
Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills (see Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills)
Brighton Center for Recovery/St. John Providence, Brighton, FB message
Brighton Health Center, Brighton (see St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Health Center)
Bronson Battle Creek Hospital/Bronson Healthcare, Battle Creek, FB message
Bronson LakeView Hospital/Bronson Healthcare, Paw Paw, FB message
Bronson Methodist Hospital/Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo, FB message
Bronson South Haven Hospital/Bronson Healthcare, South Haven, @SHHealthSystem + FB message
Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids (see Spectrum Health - Butterworth Hospital)
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, @MottChildren
C.S. Mott Children's MD, Ann Arbor, @MottDocs
Cadillac Hospital, Cadillac (see Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital)  
Cancer Research Institute, USA, @CancerResearch
Canton Health Center, Canton (see St. Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center)
CareLink of Jackson, Jackson (see Allegiance Health)
Caro Community Hospital, Caro, @CaroCHMI
Carson City Hospital, Carson City (Sparrow Carson Hospital)
Central Michigan Community Hospital, Mount Pleasant (see McLaren Central Michigan)
Charlevoix Hospital, Charlevoix (see Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital)
Chelsea Community Hospital, Chelsea (see St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital)
Children's Hospital Association, USA, @hospitals4kids
Children's Hospital of Michigan/DMC Detroit Medical Center, Detroit/Troy, @ChildrensDMC
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, USA, @cmnnj
Christian Healthcare Centers, Grand Rapids, @chcenters 
Clinton Memorial Hospital, Saint Johns (see Sparrow Clinton Hospital)
Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater, FB message
Community Hospital, Watervliet (see Lakeland Health)
Covenant HealthCare, @CovenantSaginaw
Covenant Medical Center, Saginaw (see Covenant HealthCare)
Crittenton Hospital, Rochester, @GetCrittenton 
Deckerville Community Hospital, Deckerville, FB message
Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Detroit, @DMC_Heals
Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit (see Detroit Medical Center)
Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain, FB message
DMC Harper University Hospital, Detroit (see Detroit Medical Center)
DMC Heart Hospital, Detroit (see Detroit Medical Center)
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Commerce, @DMC_HuronValley
DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital, Detroit (see Detroit Medical Center)
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit, @DMC_Rehab
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, @DMC_SinaiGrace
Duke LifePoint Healthcare (multi-state), Email: dukelifepoint@lpnt.net
Eaton Rapids Medical Center, Eaton Rapids, @ERMCHealth 
Forest Health Medical Center, Ypsilanti (spoke w/hospital pharmacist, 734-547-4700)
Garden City Hospital, Garden City, online contact form
Genesys Regional Medical Center/Genesys Health System, Grand Blanc, @GenesysHospital
Gerber Memorial Health Services, Fremont (see Spectrum Health - Gerber Memorial)
Grand View Hospital, Ironwood (see Aspirus Ironwood Hospital)
Gratiot Medical Center, Alma (see MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot)
Grayling Hospital, Grayling (see Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital)
Hackley Health Management, Muskegon (see Mercy Health Hackley Health Management)
Hackley Hospital, Muskegon (see Mercy Health Hackley Campus)
Hackley Lakeshore Hospital, Shelby (see Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus)
Harbor Beach Community Hospital, Harbor Beach, FB message
Harper University Hospital, Detroit (see Detroit Medical Center)
Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, Charlotte (spoke w/hospital pharmacist, 517-543-1050)
Heart Hospital, Detroit (see DMC Heart Hospital, Detroit)
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, @devoschildrens  
Helen Newberry Joy Hospital & Healthcare Center, Newberry, FB message
Henry Ford Health System, Michigan/USA, @HenryFordNews + FB message
Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Centers (multi-locations), online contact form
Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital, Ferndale, online contact form
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and Health Centers (multi-locations), online contact form
Henry Ford Maplegrove Center, West Bloomfield, online contact form
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, West Bloomfield, online contact form
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, online contact form
Herrick Hospital/ProMedica Health Care, Tecumseh, online contact form
Hills and Dales General Hospital, Cass City, FB message       
Hillsdale Community Health Center, Hillsdale, online contact form
Holland Hospital, Holland, @HollandHospital
Hurley Medical Center, Flint, @HurleyMedical  
Huron Medical Center, Bad Axe, @CenterHuron + FB message
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Commerce (see DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital) 
Hutzel Women's Hospital, Detroit (see DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital)
Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing (see McLaren Greater Lansing)
Ionia Hospital, Ionia (see Sparrow Ionia Hospital)
Iron River Hospital, Iron River (see Aspirus Iron River Hospital)
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, @DeptVetAffairs
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center/Munson Healthcare, Kalkaska, Email: kmhc@mhc.net
Karmanos Cancer Center/McLaren Health Care, Detroit (see Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Kelsey Hospital, Greenville (see Spectrum Health - United & Kelsey Hospitals)
Kent Community Campus, Grand Rapids (see Spectrum Health - Kent Community Campus)
Kindred Healthcare (multi-state), @kindredhealth
Kindred Hospital-Detroit, Detroit (see Kindred Healthcare)
Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit (see Detroit Medical Center)
Lake Huron Medical Center/Prime Healthcare Services, Port Huron, online contact form
Lakeland Health, St. Joseph, @LakelandHealth
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Saint Joseph (see Lakeland Health)
LakeView Community Hospital, Paw Paw (see Bronson LakeView Hospital)
Lansing Urgent Care, @lansinguc
Lapeer Region Hospital, Lapeer (see McLaren Lapeer Region)
LifeCare Hospitals (multi-state), @LifeCare_Health
LifeCare Hospitals of West Michigan, Muskegon (see LifeCare Hospitals)
Livingston Hospital, Howell (see St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital)
Livonia Hospital, Livonia (see St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital)
Ludington Hospital, Ludington (see Spectrum Health - Ludington Hospital)
Mackinac Straits Health System/Munson Healthcare, Saint Ignace, online contact form
Manistee Hospital, Manistee (see Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital) 
Marlette Regional Hospital, Marlette, FB message 
Marquette General Hospital, Marquette (see UP Health System)
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, @MFBrehab
McKenzie Health System/United Healthcare Partners, Sandusky, @mckenziehealth1
McLaren Bay Region, Bay City, online contact form
McLaren Bay Special Care, Bay City (see McLaren Bay Region)
McLaren Central Michigan, Mt. Pleasant, online contact form
McLaren Clarkston, Clarkston, online contact form
McLaren Flint, Flint, online contact form
McLaren Greater Lansing, Lansing, @McLarenGL + online contact form
McLaren Health Care, Flint, @McLarenHealth
McLaren Lapeer Region, Lapeer, online contact form
McLaren Macomb, Mount Clemens, online contact form
McLaren Northern Michigan - Cheboygan Campus, Cheboygan (see McLaren Health Care)
McLaren Northern Michigan - Petoskey, Petoskey, @northernhealth + online contact form
McLaren Oakland, Pontiac, online contact form
McLaren Orthopedic Hospital, Lansing (see McLaren Health Care)
McLaren Port Huron, Port Huron, online contact form
Mecosta County Medical Center, Big Rapids (see Big Rapids Hospital)
Memorial Healthcare, Shiawassee County, @Memorial_Owosso
Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan, Ludington (see Spectrum Health - Ludington Hospital)
Mercy Health, @MercyHealthWM
Mercy Health General Campus, Muskegon (see Mercy Health)
Mercy Health Hackley Campus, Muskegon (see Mercy Health)
Mercy Health Hackley Health Management, Muskegon, @HackleyHMR 
Mercy Health Lakes Village, Norton Shores (see Mercy Health)
Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus, Shelby (see Mercy Health)
Mercy Health Mercy Campus, Muskegon (see Mercy Health)
Mercy Health Rockford Campus, Rockford (see Mercy Health)
Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus, Grand Rapids (see Mercy Health)  
Mercy Health Southwest Campus, Byron Center (see Mercy Health)  
Mercy Hospital, Port Huron (see Lake Huron Medical Center)
Mercy Memorial Hospital System, Monroe (see ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital)
Metro Health/University of Michigan Health (multi-locations), @MetroHealthGR
MidMichigan Health, @midmichigan
MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena, Alpena (see MidMichigan Health)
MidMichigan Medical Center - Clare, Clare (see MidMichigan Health)
MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin, Gladwin (see MidMichigan Health)
MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot, Alma (see MidMichigan Health)
MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland, Midland (see MidMichigan Health)
MidMichigan Medical Center - Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Pleasant (see MidMichigan Health)
Monroe Regional Hospital, Monroe (see ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital)
Munising Memorial Hospital & Health Services, Munising, online contact form
Munson Healthcare, @MunsonHealthcar
Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital, Cadillac, Email: cadillachospital@mhc.net
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital, Charlevoix, FB message
Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital, Grayling, Email: graylinghospital@mhc.net
Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, Manistee, FB message + Email: MST-info@mhc.net
Munson Medical Center/Munson Healthcare, Traverse City, FB message + Email: contact@mhc.net
North Oakland Medical Center Hospital, Pontiac (see Pontiac General Hospital)
North Ottawa Community Health System, Grand Haven, FB message
Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, Petoskey (see McLaren Northern Michigan - Petoskey)
Oakland Hospital, Pontiac (see St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital)
Oakland Regional Hospital, Southfield, online contact form
Oaklawn Hospital, Marshall, online contact form
Oakwood Annapolis Hospital, Wayne (see Beaumont Hospital - Wayne)
Oakwood Healthcare (see Beaumont Health)
Oakwood Heritage Hospital, Taylor (see Beaumont Hospital - Taylor)
Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dearborn (see Beaumont Hospital - Dearborn)
Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, Trenton (see Beaumont Hospital - Trenton)
Ontonagon Memorial Hospital, Ontonagon (see Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital)
Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain (see VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain)
OSF Healthcare, IL/MI, @OSFHealthCare
OSF Medical Group, IL/MI, @OSFMedicalGroup
OSF St. Francis Hospital, Escanaba, @OSFStFrancis
Otsego Memorial Hospital, Gaylord (see Munson Healthcare)
Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital/Munson Healthcare, Frankfort, Email: pomh@mhc.net
Pennock Hospital, Hastings (see Spectrum Health - Pennock Hospital)
Pipp Borgess Hospital, Plainwell (see Borgess-Pipp Hospital)
Pontiac General Hospital, Pontiac, FB message
Port Huron Hospital, Port Huron (see McLaren Port Huron)
Portage Health System/UP Health System, Hancock, @portagehealth
Prime Healthcare Services (multi-state), @PrimeHealthServ 
ProMedica Bixby Hospital, Adrian, online contact form
ProMedica Health Care (multi-state), @ProMedicaHealth
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, Monroe, online contact form
Providence Hospital, Southfield (see Providence-Providence Park Hospital)
Providence Medical Center - Farmington Hills, Farmington Hills (see St. John Providence)
Providence Medical Center – Livonia (see St. John Providence)
Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Novi/Southfield (see St. John Providence)
Reed City Hospital, Reed City (see Spectrum Health - Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals)
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit (see DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan)
Reichert Health Center, Ypsilanti (see St. Joseph Mercy Reichert Health Center)
Rogers Behavioral Health (multi-state), @Rogers_BH   
Rogers City Rehabilitation Hospital, Rogers City (unable to contact)
Saint Mary's Health Care, Grand Rapids (see Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus)
Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon (spoke w/Dir., Quality Assurance, 989-453-3223)
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, Manistique, online contact form
Select Medical (multi-states), @SelectM
Select Specialty Hospital - Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, FB message
Select Specialty Hospital - Battle Creek, online contact form
Select Specialty Hospital - Downriver, Wyandotte, online contact form
Select Specialty Hospital - Flint, Flint, online contact form
Select Specialty Hospital - Grosse Pointe, Detroit, online contact form
Select Specialty Hospital - Macomb County, Mount Clemens, online contact form
Select Specialty Hospital - Northwest Detroit, Detroit, online contact form
Select Specialty Hospital - Pontiac, online contact form
Select Specialty Hospital - Saginaw, online contact form
Sheridan Community Hospital, Sheridan, online contact form
Shriners Hospitals for Children, USA, Canada, Mexico, @shrinershosp 
Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit (see DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital) 
South Haven Community Hospital, South Haven (see Bronson South Haven Hospital)
Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital, Warren, online contact form
Sparrow Carson Hospital, Carson City (see Sparrow Health System)
Sparrow Clinton Hospital, Saint Johns (see Sparrow Health System) 
Sparrow Health System, Lansing, @SparrowHealth
Sparrow Hospital, Lansing (see Sparrow Health System)
Sparrow Ionia Hospital, Ionia (see Sparrow Health System)
Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Lansing (see Sparrow Health System)
Spectrum Health (multi-locations), @SpectrumHealth + FB message
Spectrum Health - Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals, FB message
Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids, FB message
Spectrum Health - Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids (see Spectrum Health)
Spectrum Health - Gerber Memorial, Fremont, @GerberHealth
Spectrum Health - Kent Community Campus, Grand Rapids (see Spectrum Health)
Spectrum Health - Ludington Hospital, Ludington, FB message
Spectrum Health - Pennock Hospital, Hastings, @PennockHealth
Spectrum Health - Specialty Care Hospital, Grand Rapids (see Spectrum Health)
Spectrum Health - United & Kelsey Hospitals, Greenville, FB message
Spectrum Health - Zeeland Community Hospital, Zeeland, FB message
St. John Detroit Riverview Center, Detroit (see St. John Providence)
St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit (see St. John Providence)
St. John Macomb Hospital-Warren Satellite, Warren (see St. John Providence)
St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights/Warren (see St. John Providence)
St. John Medical Center-Harrison Township (see St. John Providence)
St. John Medical Center-Macomb Township (see St. John Providence)
St. John Medical Center-Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Campus, Grosse Pointe (see St. John Providence)
St. John Medical Center-St. Clair Shores, St. Clair Shores (see St. John Providence)
St. John Providence (multi-locations, SE Michigan), @StJohnProv
St. John River District Hospital, East China Township (see St. John Providence)
St. Joseph Health System, Tawas City, FB message
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, Ypsilanti, @stjoesannarbor  
St. Joseph Mercy Arbor Health Center, Plymouth (see St. Joseph Mercy Health System)
St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Health Center, Brighton (see St. Joseph Mercy Health System)
St. Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center, Canton (see St. Joseph Mercy Health System)
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital, Chelsea, online contact form
St. Joseph Mercy Health System, @stjoes_health
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, Howell, @stjoelivingston  
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, Pontiac, online contact form  
St. Joseph Mercy Reichert Health Center, Ypsilanti (see St. Joseph Mercy Health System)
St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital/St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Livonia, @stmarymercy 
St. Mary's of Michigan, Saginaw/Standish, @stmarysmichigan
Straith Hospital, Southfield, FB message
Sturgis Hospital, Sturgis, FB message
Three Rivers Health, Three Rivers, online contact form
Trinity Health (21 states), @TrinityHealthMI
Triumph Hospital Detroit, Detroit (see Kindred Hospital-Detroit)
United HealthCare Partners (see McKenzie Health System)
United Memorial Hospital, Greenville (see Spectrum Health - United & Kelsey Hospitals)
Universal Health Services, Inc. (multi-state), @UHS_Inc
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, @UMCancerCenter
University of Michigan Health, Metro Health -Wyoming, @MetroHealthGR 
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, @umichmedicine
UP Health System/Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Marquette, @UPHSMarquette
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, @DeptVetAffairs
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, @DeptVetAffairs
VA Medical Center, Battle Creek, @DeptVetAffairs
VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain, @DeptVetAffairs
Vibra Healthcare (multi-state), @VibraHealthcare
Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan, Lincoln Park, @VibraHealthcare + FB message
War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, @WarMemorial 
West Branch Regional Med Center, West Branch, online contact form
West Shore Medical Center, Manistee (see Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital)
Zeeland Community Hospital, Zeeland (see Spectrum Health - Zeeland Community Hospital)


Published Corn Allergy Studies/Statistics  (“. . . Maize major allergen . . .”)

Baxter Labs specifically warns about administering dextrose IV fluids to corn-allergic patients.
 "Solutions containing dextrose should be used with caution, if at all, in patients with known allergy to corn or corn products." - Page 3

"Probable anaphylactic reaction to corn-derived dextrose solution."

BCPharmacists, "Warning: corn-related allergens . . ."

DEXTROSE (CORN SUGAR): FDA FEDERAL REGULATION, GRAS - 184.1857

“Corn Products and Derivatives List,” Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), 6/6/17

Corn Allergy Statistics (Monthly)


Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911

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