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  1. Drug repurposing, the process of identifying additional therapeutic uses for existing drugs, has attracted increasing attention from both the pharmaceutical industry and the research community. Many existing c...

    Authors: Qianlong Wen, Ruoqi Liu and Ping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 8):263

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 8

  2. Evidenced-based practice is a key component of quality care. This study aims to explore users’ expectations concerning paediatric local clinical practice guidelines.

    Authors: Dagard Joanna, Mazille-Orfanos Nadia, Georgi Nawras, Dechicha Intissar, Carrault Guy, Pladys Patrick and Beuchée Alain

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:269

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The glycated hemoglobin (A1c) test is not recommended for sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. We examine ordering patterns of diabetes-related tests for SCD patients to explore misutilization of tests among th...

    Authors: Shivani Sivasankar, An-Lin Cheng, Ira M. Lubin, Kamani Lankachandra and Mark A. Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:268

    Content type: Research

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  4. The use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) data in clinical research is incredibly increasing, but the abundancy of data resources raises the challenge of data cleaning. It can save time if the data cleaning c...

    Authors: Xi Shi, Charlotte Prins, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Pavlos Mamouris, Bert Vaes and Bart De Moor

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:267

    Content type: Research

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  5. Recent developments in machine learning have shown its potential impact for clinical use such as risk prediction, prognosis, and treatment selection. However, relevant data are often scattered across different...

    Authors: Marie Beth van Egmond, Gabriele Spini, Onno van der Galien, Arne IJpma, Thijs Veugen, Wessel Kraaij, Alex Sangers, Thomas Rooijakkers, Peter Langenkamp, Bart Kamphorst, Natasja van de L’Isle and Milena Kooij-Janic

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:266

    Content type: Research

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  6. Vietnam is undergoing a fast-aging process that poses potential critical issues for older people and central among those is demand for healthcare utilization. However, healthcare utilization, here measured as ...

    Authors: Duc Dung Le, Roberto Leon Gonzalez and Joseph Upile Matola

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:265

    Content type: Research article

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  7. There is a knowledge gap regarding factors that may influence the access to different devices for home-dwelling people with dementia (PwD). The aim of this study was to identify different assistive technology ...

    Authors: Nathalie Genevieve Puaschitz, Frode Fadnes Jacobsen, Janne Mannseth, Renira Corinne Angeles, Line Iden Berge, Marie Hidle Gedde and Bettina Sandgathe Husebo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:264

    Content type: Research

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  8. It is essential for radiologists to communicate actionable findings to the referring clinicians reliably. Natural language processing (NLP) has been shown to help identify free-text radiology reports including...

    Authors: Yuta Nakamura, Shouhei Hanaoka, Yukihiro Nomura, Takahiro Nakao, Soichiro Miki, Takeyuki Watadani, Takeharu Yoshikawa, Naoto Hayashi and Osamu Abe

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:262

    Content type: Research

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  9. Hospitalized people with unhealthy substance use should be referred to treatment. Although inpatient referral resources are often available, clinicians report that outpatient referral networks are not well-est...

    Authors: Kelli Thoele, Mengmeng Yu, Mandeep Dhillon, Robert Skipworth Comer, Hannah L. Maxey, Robin Newhouse and Ukamaka M. Oruche

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:260

    Content type: Software

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  10. The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) develops condition-specific Standard Sets of outcomes to be measured in clinical practice for value-based healthcare evaluation. Standard Se...

    Authors: Caroline B. Terwee, Marloes Zuidgeest, Harald E. Vonkeman, David Cella, Lotte Haverman and Leo D. Roorda

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:259

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Although middle-aged and elderly users are the main group targeted by health maintenance-oriented WeChat official accounts (HM-WOAs), few studies have explored the relationship of these accounts and their user...

    Authors: Lin Xu, Pengfei Li, Xiaorong Hou, Hongfan Yu, Tingting Tang, Ting Liu, Shoushu Xiang, Xiaoqian Wu and Cheng Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:257

    Content type: Research

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  12. Institutions, government departments, and healthcare professionals engage in social media because it facilitates reaching a large number of people simultaneously. YouTube provides a platform whereby anyone can...

    Authors: Lambodara Parabhoi, Ramani Ranjan Sahu, Rebecca Susan Dewey, Manoj Kumar Verma, Arbind Kumar Seth and Damodar Parabhoi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:255

    Content type: Research

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  13. Accumulating studies indicates that microRNAs (miRNAs) play vital roles in the process of development and progression of many human complex diseases. However, traditional biochemical experimental methods for i...

    Authors: Ru Nie, Zhengwei Li, Zhu-hong You, Wenzheng Bao and Jiashu Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 1):254

    Content type: Methodology

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  14. Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (PIs) induce significant patient suffering, inflate healthcare costs, and increase clinical co-morbidities. PIs are mostly due to bed-immobility, sensory impairment, bed pos...

    Authors: Christine Anderson, Zerihun Bekele, Yongkai Qiu, Dana Tschannen and Ivo D. Dinov

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:253

    Content type: Research

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  15. A high quality treatment decision means patients are informed and receive treatment that matches their goals. This research examined the reliability and validity of the Depression Decision Quality Instrument (...

    Authors: Suzanne Brodney, K. D. Valentine and Karen Sepucha

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:252

    Content type: Research

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  16. Digital health technologies enable patients to make a personal contribution to the improvement of their health by enabling them to manage their health. In order to exploit the potential of digital health techn...

    Authors: Niels Hannemann, Nina-Alexandra Götz, Lisa Schmidt, Ursula Hübner and Birgit Babitsch

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:250

    Content type: Research

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  17. Understanding prognostic information can help patients know what may happen to their health over time and make informed decisions. However, communicating prognostic information well can be challenging.

    Authors: Eman Abukmail, Mina Bakhit, Chris Del Mar and Tammy Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:249

    Content type: Research

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  18. Breast Self-Examination (BSE) is a simple and inexpensive method for early diagnosis of breast cancer. This study aimed to determine the effect of a smartphone application on women’s performance and health bel...

    Authors: Mitra Shakery, Manoosh Mehrabi and Zahra Khademian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:248

    Content type: Research

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  19. Significant investments have been made towards the implementation of mHealth applications and eRecord systems globally. However, fragmentation of these technologies remains a big challenge, often unresolved in...

    Authors: Kagiso Ndlovu, Richard E. Scott and Maurice Mars

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:246

    Content type: Research

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  20. Patient-based analysis of social media is a growing research field with the aim of delivering precision medicine but it requires accurate classification of posts relating to patients’ experiences. We motivate ...

    Authors: Beatrice Alex, Donald Whyte, Daniel Duma, Roma English Owen and Elizabeth A. L. Fairley

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:244

    Content type: Research

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  21. It is encouraging to see a substantial increase in individuals surviving cancer. Even more so since most of them will have a positive effect on society by returning to work. However, many cancer survivors have...

    Authors: Izidor Mlakar, Simon Lin, Ilona Aleksandraviča, Krista Arcimoviča, Jānis Eglītis, Mārcis Leja, Ángel Salgado Barreira, Jesús G. Gómez, Mercedes Salgado, Jesús G. Mata, Doroteja Batorek, Matej Horvat, Maja Molan, Maja Ravnik, Jean-François Kaux, Valérie Bleret…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:243

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Data sharing is considered a crucial part of modern medical research. Unfortunately, despite its advantages, it often faces obstacles, especially data privacy challenges. As a result, various approaches and in...

    Authors: Felix Nikolaus Wirth, Thierry Meurers, Marco Johns and Fabian Prasser

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:242

    Content type: Research

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  23. Data sparsity is a major limitation to estimating national and global dementia burden. Surveys with full diagnostic evaluations of dementia prevalence are prohibitively resource-intensive in many settings. How...

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    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:241

    Content type: Research article

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  24. A clinical librarian is a member of the medical team in many countries. To strengthen this new job, librarians need to acquire professional skills in order to provide information services to medical staff. In ...

    Authors: Maryam Zarghani, Leila Nemati-Anaraki, Zahra Dinpajoo, Arezo Ghamgosar, Sedegheh Khani and Maryam Khazaee-Pool

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:240

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Rhinosinusitis is an inflammation of the sinonasal cavity which affects roughly one in seven people per year. Acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) is mostly, apart from allergic etiology, caused by a viral infection and...

    Authors: L. Hart, A. Polášková and P. Schalek

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:239

    Content type: Software

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  26. This article investigates the research problem of digital solutions to overcome the pandemic, more closely examining the limited effectiveness and scope of the governmental COVID-19 tracing apps, using the Ger...

    Authors: Alina Behne, Nicolai Krüger, Jan Heinrich Beinke and Frank Teuteberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:238

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Advanced analytics, such as artificial intelligence (AI), increasingly gain relevance in medicine. However, patients’ responses to the involvement of AI in the care process remains largely unclear. The study a...

    Authors: Michaela Soellner and Joerg Koenigstorfer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:236

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Home blood pressure measurements have equal or even greater predictive value than clinic blood pressure measurements regarding cardiovascular outcomes. With advances in home blood pressure monitors, we face an...

    Authors: Pete Wegier, Jeffery L. Belden, Shannon M. Canfield, Victoria A. Shaffer, Sonal J. Patil, Michael L. LeFevre, K. D. Valentine, Mihail Popescu, Linsey M. Steege, Akshay Jain and Richelle J. Koopman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:235

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In sub-Saharan Africa, the material and human capacity to diagnose patients reporting with fever to healthcare providers is largely insufficient. Febrile patients are typically treated presumptively with antim...

    Authors: Shannen M. C. van Duijn, Angela K. Siteyi, Sherzel Smith, Emmanuel Milimo, Leon Stijvers, Monica Oguttu, Michael O. Amollo, Edward O. Okeyo, Lilyana Dayo, Titus Kwambai, Dickens Onyango and Tobias F. Rinke de Wit

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:233

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In developing countries, health information system (HIS) is experiencing more and more difficulties to produce quality data. The lack of reliable health related information makes it difficult to develop effect...

    Authors: Aimé Patrice Koumamba, Ulrick Jolhy Bisvigou, Edgard Brice Ngoungou and Gayo Diallo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:232

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a pneumonia caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has shown its destructiveness with more than one million confirmed cases and dozens of tho...

    Authors: Hetong Ma, Liu Shen, Haixia Sun, Zidu Xu, Li Hou, Sizhu Wu, An Fang, Jiao Li and Qing Qian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:231

    Content type: Database

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  32. Road traffic accidents have been one of the leading causes of death. Despite the increasing trend of road traffic apps, there is no comprehensive analysis of their features and no taxonomy for the apps based o...

    Authors: Hossein Aghayari, Leila R. Kalankesh, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani and Mohammad-Reza Feizi-Derakhshi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:230

    Content type: Research

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  33. Telepathology is the practice of reviewing and exchanging pathological images through telecommunication systems to obtain diagnoses remotely. Studying the factors that make such a system successful and favoura...

    Authors: Ali Jasem Buabbas, Tareq Mohammad, Adel K. Ayed, Hawraa Mallah, Hamza Al-Shawaf and Abdulwahed Mohammed Khalfan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:229

    Content type: Research

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  34. In France, about 30% of the population refuses COVID-19 vaccination outright, and 9 to 40% are hesitant. We developed and evaluated an interactive web tool providing transparent and reliable information on the...

    Authors: Viet-Thi Tran, Stéphanie Sidorkiewicz, Clarisse Péan and Philippe Ravaud

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:228

    Content type: Research

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  35. Computed tomography (CT) reports record a large volume of valuable information about patients’ conditions and the interpretations of radiology images from radiologists, which can be used for clinical decision-...

    Authors: Huanyao Zhang, Danqing Hu, Huilong Duan, Shaolei Li, Nan Wu and Xudong Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):214

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  36. Image text is an important text data in the medical field at it can assist clinicians in making a diagnosis. However, due to the diversity of languages, most descriptions in the image text are unstructured dat...

    Authors: Xin Huang, Hui Chen and Jing-Dong Yan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):203

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  37. Eligibility criteria are the primary strategy for screening the target participants of a clinical trial. Automated classification of clinical trial eligibility criteria text by using machine learning methods i...

    Authors: Kun Zeng, Yibin Xu, Ge Lin, Likeng Liang and Tianyong Hao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):129

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  38. Text Matching (TM) is a fundamental task of natural language processing widely used in many application systems such as information retrieval, automatic question answering, machine translation, dialogue system...

    Authors: Xiaoming Yu, Yedan Shen, Yuan Ni, Xiaowei Huang, Xiaolong Wang, Qingcai Chen and Buzhou Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):94

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  39. Transformer is an attention-based architecture proven the state-of-the-art model in natural language processing (NLP). To reduce the difficulty of beginning to use transformer-based models in medical language und...

    Authors: Feihong Yang, Xuwen Wang, Hetong Ma and Jiao Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):90

    Content type: Software

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  40. Semantic segmentation of white matter hyperintensities related to focal cerebral ischemia (FCI) and lacunar infarction (LACI) is of significant importance for the automatic screening of tiny cerebral lesions a...

    Authors: Yue Liu, Xiang Li, Tianyang Li, Bin Li, Zhensong Wang, Jie Gan and Benzheng Wei

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):89

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  41. Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is the most common and serious microvascular complication in the diabetic population. Using computer-aided diagnosis from the fundus images has become a method of detecting retinal di...

    Authors: Yinlin Cheng, Mengnan Ma, Xingyu Li and Yi Zhou

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):82

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  42. Analgesia and sedation therapy are commonly used for critically ill patients, especially mechanically ventilated patients. From the initial nonsedation programs to deep sedation and then to on-demand sedation,...

    Authors: Longxiang Su, Chun Liu, Fengxiang Chang, Bo Tang, Lin Han, Huizhen Jiang, Weiguo Zhu, Na Hong, Xiang Zhou and Yun Long

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):79

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  43. Although the expenses of liver cirrhosis are covered by a critical illness fund under the current health insurance program in China, the medical costs associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) related diseases i...

    Authors: Shuo Yang, Ge Chen, Yueping Li, Guanhai Li, Yingfang Liang, Feng Zhou, Shudong Zhou, Yi Yang, Weidong Jia, Yanhui Gao and Yue Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):71

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  44. Accurately segment the tumor region of MRI images is important for brain tumor diagnosis and radiotherapy planning. At present, manual segmentation is wildly adopted in clinical and there is a strong need for ...

    Authors: Daobin Huang, Minghui Wang, Ling Zhang, Haichun Li, Minquan Ye and Ao Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):63

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  45. Diabetes mellitus is a major chronic disease that results in readmissions due to poor disease control. Here we established and compared machine learning (ML)-based readmission prediction methods to predict rea...

    Authors: Yujuan Shang, Kui Jiang, Lei Wang, Zheqing Zhang, Siwei Zhou, Yun Liu, Jiancheng Dong and Huiqun Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):57

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  46. Formula is an important means of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat diseases and has great research significance. There are many formula databases, but accessing rich information efficiently is diffic...

    Authors: Yidi Cui, Bo Gao, Lihong Liu, Jing Liu and Yan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):56

    Content type: Software

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  47. Given that China has encouraged EHR usage in hospitals for more than a decade, patients’ access to their own EHR data is still not as widely utilized as expected.

    Authors: Ting Shu, Fan Xu, Hongxia Li and Wei Zhao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):53

    Content type: Case Study

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

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