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Professor Richard B Gearry

Richard GearryAcademic Head, Department of Medicine

MB ChB(Otago) PhD(Otago) FRACP

Email richard.gearry@cdhb.health.nz

Current Roles

  • Academic Head, Department of Medicine
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist Christchurch Hospital
  • Medical Director, New Zealand Nutrition Foundation
  • Medical Advisor, Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand

Research Interests

  • Luminal gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colorectal cancer

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Publications

Merry, T. L., Metcalf, P., Scragg, R., Gearry, R., Foster, M., & Krebs, J. D. (2022). Metabolic syndrome severity score (MetSSS) associates with metabolic health status in multi-ethnic Aotearoa New Zealand cohorts. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 192, 110088. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2022.110088

Mortlock, S., Lord, A., Montgomery, G., Zakrzewski, M., Simms, L. A., Krishnaprasad, K., … Gearry, R. B., & Radford-Smith, G. L. (2022). An extremes of phenotype approach confirms significant genetic heterogeneity in patients with ulcerative colitis. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjac121

Thwaites, P. A., Yao, C. K., Maggo, J., John, J., Chrimes, A. F., Burgell, R. E., … Gearry, R. B., … Gibson, P. R. (2022). Comparison of gastrointestinal landmarks using the gas-sensing capsule and wireless motility capsule. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/apt.17216

Swaminathan, A., Frampton, C. M., Borichevsky, G. M., Kettle, A. J., & Gearry, R. B. (2022). Response to "Evaluating discriminative accuracy of biomarkers in relation to binary study outcomes: First validate, then celebrate?" Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjac126

Brown, S., Wall, C. L., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2022). Dietary nutrient intake and blood micronutrient status of children with Crohn's disease compared with their shared-home environment, healthy siblings. Nutrients, 14, 3425. doi: 10.3390/nu14163425

Drummond, L., & Gearry, R. B. (2013). Kiwifruit modulation of gastrointestinal motility. In M. Boland & P. J. Moughan (Eds.), Advances in food and nutrition research (Vol. 68): Nutritional benefits of kiwifruit. (pp. 219-232). Waltham, MA: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394294-4.00012-2

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Brown, S. C., Whelan, K., Frampton, C., Wall, C. L., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2022). Food-related quality of life in children and adolescents with Crohn's disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izac010

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Brown, S., Wall, C. L., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2022). Dietary nutrient intake and blood micronutrient status of children with Crohn's disease compared with their shared-home environment, healthy siblings. Nutrients, 14, 3425. doi: 10.3390/nu14163425

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Buie, M. J., Quan, J., Windsor, J. W., Coward, S., Hansen, T. M., King, J. A., … Gearry, R. B., … on behalf of the GIVES-21 Consortia. (2022). Global hospitalization trends for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in the 21st century: A systematic review with temporal analyses. Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2022.06.030

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Evans, S., Olive, L., Dober, M., Knowles, S., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., O, E., … Gearry, R., McCombie, A., … Mikocka-Walus, A. (2022). Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) for psychological distress associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Protocol for a feasibility trial of the ACTforIBD programme. BMJ Open, 12, e060272. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060272

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Falling, C. L., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Siegel, C. A., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2022). Somatosensory assessments in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A cross-sectional study examining pain processing pathways and the role of multiple patient factors. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/meg.0000000000002354

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Kaplan, G. G., Underwood, F. E., Coward, S., Agrawal, M., Ungaro, R. C., Brenner, E. J., Gearry, R. B., … Colombel, J.-F. (2022). The multiple waves of COVID-19 in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A temporal trend analysis. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izab339

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Liu, Z., Julsgaard, M., Zhu, X., Martin, J., Barclay, M., Cranswick, N., … Gearry, R., … the CARINA Study Group. (2022). Timing of live attenuated vaccination in infants exposed to infliximab or adalimumab in utero: A prospective cohort study in 107 children. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjac093

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Lo, B., Barreiro-de Acosta, M., Bernstein, C. N., Burisch, J., Ferreira, N., Gearry, R. B., … Knowles, S. R. (2022). Fear of COVID-19 among patients with inflammatory bowel disease as compared to patients with other gastrointestinal conditions. Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.5152/tjg.2022.21774

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Ma, C., Hanzel, J., Panaccione, R., Sandborn, W. J., D'Haens, G. R., Ahuja, V., … Gearry, R. B., … Jairath, V. (2022). CORE-IBD: A multidisciplinary international consensus initiative to develop a core outcome set for randomized controlled trials in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2022.06.068

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Merry, T. L., Metcalf, P., Scragg, R., Gearry, R., Foster, M., & Krebs, J. D. (2022). Metabolic syndrome severity score (MetSSS) associates with metabolic health status in multi-ethnic Aotearoa New Zealand cohorts. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 192, 110088. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2022.110088

Journal - Research Article

Mortlock, S., Lord, A., Montgomery, G., Zakrzewski, M., Simms, L. A., Krishnaprasad, K., … Gearry, R. B., & Radford-Smith, G. L. (2022). An extremes of phenotype approach confirms significant genetic heterogeneity in patients with ulcerative colitis. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjac121

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Swaminathan, A., Borichevsky, G. M., Edwards, T. S., Hirschfeld, E., Mules, T. C., Frampton, C. M., Hampton, M. B., Kettle, A. J., & Gearry, R. B. (2022). Faecal myeloperoxidase as a biomarker of endoscopic activity in inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjac098

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Swaminathan, A., Fan, D., Borichevsky, G. M., Mules, T. C., Hirschfeld, E., Frampton, C. M., Day, A. S., … Gearry, R. B. (2022). The disease severity index for inflammatory bowel disease is associated with psychological symptoms, quality of life and predicts a more complicated disease course. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/apt.17058

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Thwaites, P. A., Yao, C. K., Maggo, J., John, J., Chrimes, A. F., Burgell, R. E., … Gearry, R. B., … Gibson, P. R. (2022). Comparison of gastrointestinal landmarks using the gas-sensing capsule and wireless motility capsule. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/apt.17216

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Volkers, A. G., Appleton, L., Gearry, R. B., Frampton, C. M., De Voogd, F. A. E., Peters van Ton, A. M., … Day, A. S. (2022). Fecal calprotectin, chitinase 3-like-1, S100A12 and osteoprotegerin as markers of disease activity in children with Crohn's disease. Gastrointestinal Disorders, 4(3), 180-189. doi: 10.3390/gidisord4030017

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Bernstein, C. N., Ng, S. C., Banerjee, R., Steinwurz, F., Shen, B., Carbonnel, F., … Gearry, R., the IBD-Emerging Nations Consortium and the WGO IBD Task Force on COVID-19. (2021). Worldwide management of inflammatory bowel disease during the COVID-19 pandemic: An international survey. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 27(6), 836-847. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izaa202

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Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2021). Criterion validity and discriminatory ability of the central sensitization inventory short form in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 21(3), 577-585. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2021-0021

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Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Siegel, C. A., Gearry, R. B., Nijs, J., & Mani, R. (2021). Symptoms of central sensitization in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases: A case-control study examining the role of musculoskeletal pain and psychological factors. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 21(2). doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2020-0109

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Gatenby, G., Glyn, T., Pearson, J., Gearry, R., & Eglinton, T. (2021). The long-term incidence of dysplasia and colorectal cancer in a Crohn’s colitis population-based cohort. Colorectal Disease, 23, 2399-2406. doi: 10.1111/codi.15756

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Gearry, R. B., McCombie, A. M., Vatn, M., Rubin, D. T., Steinwurz, F., Loftus, E. F., … the World Gastroenterology Organization. (2021). What are the most challenging aspects of inflammatory bowel disease? An international survey of gastroenterologists comparing developed and developing countries. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 6(2), 78-86. doi: 10.1159/000512310

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Hayes, B., Apputhurai, P., Mikocka‑Walus, A., Barreiro‑de Acosta, M., Bernstein, C. N., Burgell, R., … Gearry, R., … Knowles, S. R. (2021). Extending the common sense model to explore the impact of the fear of COVID-19 on quality of life in an international inflammatory bowel disease cohort. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10880-021-09823-y

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James, S. C., Fraser, K., Young, W., Heenan, P. E., Gearry, R. B., Keenan, J. I., … Roy, N. C. (2021). Concentrations of fecal bile acids in participants with functional gut disorders and healthy controls. Metabolites, 11, 612.

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Mikocka-Walus, A., Skvarc, D., Barreiro de Acosta, M., Bennebroek Evertsz, F., Bernstein, C. N., Burisch, J., … Gearry, R. B., … Knowles, S. R. (2021). Exploring the relationship between self-isolation and distress among people with gastrointestinal disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10880-021-09818-9

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Mikocka-Walus, A., Skvarc, D., van Tilburg, M. A. L., Barreiro-de Acosta, M., Bennebroek Evertsz, F., Bernstein, C. N., … Gearry, R. B., … Knowles, S. (2021). COVID-19-related personal product shortages are associated with psychological distress in people living with gastrointestinal disorders: A cross-sectional survey. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, e14198. doi: 10.1111/nmo.14198

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Mules, T. C., Swaminathan, A., Hirschfeld, E., Borichevsky, G., Frampton, C., Day, A. S., & Gearry, R. B. (2021). The impact of disease activity on psychological symptoms and quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease-results from the Stress, Anxiety and Depression with Disease Activity (SADD) Study. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/apt.16616

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O'Brien, L., Wall, C. L., Wilkinson, T. J., & Gearry, R. B. (2021). What are the pearls and pitfalls of the dietary management for chronic diarrhoea? Nutrients, 13, 1393. doi: 10.3390/nu13051393

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Ungaro, R. C., Brenner, E. J., Gearry, R. B., Kaplan, G. G., Kissous-Hunt, M., Lewis, J. D., … Kappelman, M. D. (2021). Effect of IBD medications on COVID-19 outcomes: Results from an international registry. Gut, 70, 725-732. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-322539

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Vernon-Roberts, A., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2021). Development and validation of a self-management skills assessment tool for children with inflammatory bowel disease: The IBD-Skills Tasks and Abilities Record (IBD-STAR). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 72(1), 67-73. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002905

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Vernon-Roberts, A., Lopez, R. N., Lewindon, P., Lemberg, D. A., Bowcock, N. L., Alex, G., … Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2021). Assessment of disease-related knowledge among children with inflammatory bowel disease and their family using IBD-KID2: Evaluating tool generalizability. JPGN Reports, 2(3), e093. doi: 10.1097/PG9.0000000000000093

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Allez, M., Fleshner, P., Gearry, R., Lakatos, P. L., Rubin, D. T., on behalf of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. (2020). Care of the patient with IBD requiring hospitalization during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 14(Suppl. 3), S774-S779. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjaa150

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Appleton, L., Watt, E., Jagger, F., Hansen, R., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). Associations between the presence of granulomata and disease phenotype and outcomes in children diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Gastrointestinal Disorders, 2(2), 164-170. doi: 10.3390/gidisord2020017

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Brenner, E. J., Ungaro, R. C., Gearry, R. B., Kaplan, G. G., Kissous-Hunt, M., Lewis, J. D., … Kappelman, M. D. (2020). Corticosteroids, but not TNF antagonists, are associated with adverse COVID-19 outcomes in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases: Results from an international registry. Gastroenterology, 159, 481-491. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.05.032

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Brown, S. C., Whelan, K., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). Low FODMAP diet in children and adolescents with functional bowel disorder: A clinical case note review. JGH Open, 4, 153-159. doi: 10.1002/jgh3.12231

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Chan, D., Skidmore, P., O'Brien, L., Watson, S., & Gearry, R. (2020). A feasibility study investigating the impact of a dietitian-led low in fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyols diet group education programme with irritable bowel syndrome. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1522), 42-51. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Croese, J., Miller, G. C., Marquart, L., Llewellyn, S., Gupta, R., Becker, L., … Gearry, R. B., … Giacomin, P. R. (2020). Randomized, placebo controlled trial of experimental hookworm infection for improving gluten tolerance in celiac disease. Clinical & Translational Gastroenterology, 11, e00274. doi: 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000274

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Croese, J., Miller, G. C., Marquart, L., Llewellyn, S., Gupta, R., Becker, L., … Gearry, R. B., … Giacomin, P. R. (2020). Randomized, placebo controlled trial of experimental hookworm infection for improving gluten tolerance in celiac disase. Clinical & Translational Gastroenterology, 11, e00274. doi: 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000274

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Daveson, A. J. M., Popp, A., Taavela, J., Goldstein, K. E., Isola, J., Truitt, K. E., … on behalf of the RESET CeD Study Group, including Gearry, R. (2020). Baseline quantitative histology in therapeutics trials reveals villus atrophy in most patients with coeliac disease who appear well controlled on gluten‐free diet. GastroHep, 2, 22-30. doi: 10.1002/ygh2.380

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Falling, C. L., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2020). Central sensitization inventory mediates the relationship between inflammatory bowel disease activity and worse musculoskeletal pain experiences. Pain Practice, 20(1), 24-33. doi: 10.1111/papr.12821

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Glyn Mullaney, T., McCombie, A., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., & Gearry, R. (2020). Surveillance for dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: An updated national survey of colonoscopic practice in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1517), 56-65. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Hackett, R., Gearry, R., Ho, C., McCombie, A., Mackay, M., Murdoch, K., … Inns, S. (2020). New Zealand national audit of outpatient inflammatory bowel disease standards of care. Clinical & Experimental Gastroenterology, 13, 285-292. doi: 10.2147/CEG.S259790

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Heenan, P., Creemers, R. H., Sharma, S., Keenan, J., Bayer, S., Young, W., … Skidmore, P. M., … Roy, N., Gearry, R. B., & COMFORT Cohort Collaborators. (2020). Cohort profile: The Christchurch IBS cOhort to investigate Mechanisms FOr gut Relief and improved Transit (COMFORT). Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5(3), 132-143. doi: 10.1159/000508160

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Ho, S. S., Wall, C., Gearry, R. B., Keenan, J., & Day, A. S. (2020). A pilot study evaluating novel urinary biomarkers for Crohn's disease. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5(4), 212-220. doi: 10.1159/000510682

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Julsgaard, M., Hvas, C. L., Gearry, R. B., Gibson, P. R., Fallingborg, J., Sparrow, M. P., … Bell, S. J. (2020). Anti-TNF therapy in pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease: Effects of therapeutic strategies on disease behavior and birth outcomes. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 26(1), 93-102. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz110

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Lopez, R. N., McCombie, A., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). Impact of a camp upon disease-specific knowledge and quality of life in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5, 65-69. doi: 10.1159/000505918

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O'Brien, L., Skidmore, P., Wall, C., Wilkinson, T., Muir, J., Frampton, C., & Gearry, R. (2020). A low FODMAP diet is nutritionally adequate and therapeutically efficacious in community dwelling older adults with chronic diarrhoea. Nutrients, 12(10), 3002. doi: 10.3390/nu12103002

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Paulides, E., Daker, C., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., Eglinton, T., de Boer, N. K. H., … McCombie, A. M. (2020). Overcoming workplace disability in IBD patients: An observational study. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5(2), 84-92. doi: 10.1159/000506702

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Tranter-Entwistle, I., Mullaney, T. G., Noah, K., Pearson, J., Falvey, J., Gearry, R., & Eglinton, T. (2020). Long-term incidence of dysplasia and colorectal cancer in an ulcerative colitis population-based cohort. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90, 821-825. doi: 10.1111/ans.15686

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Vernon-Roberts, A., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). Assessment of knowledge levels following an education program for parents of children with inflammatory bowel disease. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 8, 475. doi: 10.3389/fped.2020.00475

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Vernon-Roberts, A., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). The level of public knowledge about inflammatory bowel disease in Christchurch, New Zealand. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5(4), 205-211. doi: 10.1159/000510071

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