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  1. Pregnancy after kidney transplantation has been considered as high risk for maternal and fetal complications. After careful patient selection successful pregnancies are described. Little is known about fetal o...

    Authors: Friederike Bachmann, Klemens Budde, Marie Gerland, Cornelia Wiechers, Nils Heyne, Silvio Nadalin, Sara Brucker and Cornelia Bachmann

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:376

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  2. Almost 99% of pregnancy or childbirth-related complications globally is estimated to occur in developing regions. Yet, little is known about the demographic impact of maternal causes of death (COD) in low-and ...

    Authors: Sulemana Watara Abubakari, Ayaga Agula Bawah, Ernest Obed Nettey, Edward Anane Apraku, Charles Zandoh, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei and Delali Margaret Badasu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:374

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  3. Endometriosis is a common disease occurring in 1–2% of all women of reproductive age. Although there is increasing evidence on the association between endometriosis and adverse perinatal outcomes, little is kn...

    Authors: Mayo Miura, Takafumi Ushida, Kenji Imai, Jingwen Wang, Yoshinori Moriyama, Tomoko Nakano-Kobayashi, Satoko Osuka, Fumitaka Kikkawa and Tomomi Kotani

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:373

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  4. In 2010, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution calling upon countries to prevent birth defects where possible. Though birth defects surveillance programs are an important source of information to guide...

    Authors: Daniel Mumpe-Mwanja, Linda Barlow-Mosha, Dhelia Williamson, Diana Valencia, Robert Serunjogi, Ayoub Kakande, Joyce Namale-Matovu, Jolly Nankunda, Doreen Birabwa-Male, Margaret Achom Okwero, Jesca Nsungwa-Sabiiti and Philippa Musoke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:372

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  5. Birth preparedness and complication readiness has as goal to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. This concept developed by the organizations of the United Nations permits pregnant women and their families ...

    Authors: Yunga Patience Ijang, Samuel Nambile Nambile Cumber, Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai, Mbinkar Adeline Venyuy, Fala Bede and Pierre Marie Tebeu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:371

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  6. Health related quality of life is a critical concept during the perinatal period but remains under-researched. The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement have included the Patient Reported Ou...

    Authors: Valerie Slavin, Jenny Gamble, Debra K. Creedy, Jennifer Fenwick and Julie Pallant

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:370

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  7. Evidence suggests that many women experience mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities across the world, but the magnitude of the problem is unknown. The occurrence of disrespect and abuse (D&A) in m...

    Authors: Anna Galle, Helma Manaharlal, Emidio Cumbane, Joelma Picardo, Sally Griffin, Nafissa Osman, Kristien Roelens and Olivier Degomme

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:369

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Excess gestational weight gain has long- and short-term implications for women and children, and postpartum weight retention is associated with an increased risk of long-term obesity. Despite the existence of ...

    Authors: Beth Murray-Davis, Lindsay Grenier, Stephanie A. Atkinson, Michelle F. Mottola, Olive Wahoush, Lehana Thabane, Feng Xie, Jennifer Vickers-Manzin, Caroline Moore and Eileen K. Hutton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:368

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  9. Research on antenatal depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms among women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is lacking in Malaysia. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and factors associated wi...

    Authors: Kai Wei Lee, Siew Mooi Ching, Fan Kee Hoo, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Seng Choi Chong, Maiza Tusimin and Noraihan Mohd Nordin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:367

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  10. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of adolescent pregnancy in the world. While pregnancy during adolescence poses higher risks for the mother and the baby, the utilisation of maternity care to mitigate th...

    Authors: Tensae Mekonnen, Tinashe Dune and Janette Perz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:366

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Pregnancy in patients with pulmonary hypertension is associated with increased risk of maternal and fetal death. Physiological changes during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period may all lead to acute de...

    Authors: Luca Valko, Gyorgyi Csosza, Akos Merei, Diana Muhl, Reka Faludi, Kristof Karlocai, Andras Lorx and Janos Gal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:365

    Content type: Case report

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  12. In population level studies, the conventional practice of categorizing women into low and high maternal risk samples relies upon ascertaining the presence of various comorbid conditions in administrative data....

    Authors: Jennifer Vanderlaan, Anne Dunlop, Roger Rochat, Bryan Williams and Susan E. Shapiro

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:364

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  13. Being ‘with woman’ is a central construct of the midwifery profession however, minimal research has been undertaken to explore the phenomenon from the perspective of midwives. The aim of this study was to desc...

    Authors: Zoe Bradfield, Yvonne Hauck, Ravani Duggan and Michelle Kelly

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:363

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  14. There was a wider disparity in the diet characterization among most studies on diet and pregnancy outcomes in different countries, and the research in northern China is limited. Therefore, the purpose of the p...

    Authors: Liyan Huang, Li Shang, Wenfang Yang, Danyang Li, Cuifang Qi, Juan Xin, Shanshan Wang, Liren Yang, Lingxia Zeng and Mei Chun Chung

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:362

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  15. The absence of a uniform and clinically relevant definition of severe postpartum haemorrhage hampers comparative studies and optimization of clinical management. The concept of persistent postpartum haemorrhage, ...

    Authors: Dacia D. C. A. Henriquez, Ada Gillissen, Sharissa M. Smith, Roos A. Cramer, Thomas van den Akker, Joost J. Zwart, Jos J. M. van Roosmalen, Kitty W. M. Bloemenkamp and Johanna G. van der Bom

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:361

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  16. Evidence for the relationship between maternal and perinatal factors and the success of vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) is conflicting. We aimed to systematically analyze published data on maternal...

    Authors: Yanxin Wu, Yachana Kataria, Zilian Wang, Wai-Kit Ming and Christina Ellervik

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:360

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  17. The physiological fall in haemoglobin concentration from the 1st to the 3rd trimester of pregnancy is often quoted as 5 g/L. However, other studies have suggested varying levels of fall between 8 and 13 g/L. W...

    Authors: David Churchill, Manisha Nair, Simon J. Stanworth and Marian Knight

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:359

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  18. The induction of labour is an increasingly common procedure in the obstetrics field. Various methods have been used to induce labour, among which balloon catheters play an important role. Whether the specifica...

    Authors: Xiyao Liu, Yu Wang, Fan Zhang, Xiaoni Zhong, Rong Ou, Xin Luo and Hongbo Qi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:358

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  19. This study investigated the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) identified on routine prenatal screening and perinatal outcomes for mother and infant.

    Authors: Karina Chaves, John Eastwood, Felix A. Ogbo, Alexandra Hendry, Bin Jalaludin, Sarah Khanlari and Andrew Page

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:357

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  20. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of the different anti-erythrocytic alloantibodies, to describe pregnancy outcomes according to a low-risk and high-risk classification for fetal anemia a...

    Authors: María Ángeles Sánchez-Durán, María Teresa Higueras, Cecilia Halajdian-Madrid, Mayte Avilés García, Andrea Bernabeu-García, Nerea Maiz, Nuria Nogués and Elena Carreras

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:356

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  21. Reasonable use of antenatal care (ANC) services by pregnant women played a crucial role in ensuring maternal and child safety and reducing the risk of complications, disability, and death in mothers and their ...

    Authors: Xue Tang, Lulu Ding, Yuejing Feng, Yi Wang and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:355

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  22. In low-income countries with poor coverage of healthcare services such as Mozambique, antenatal care serves as a vital tool for providing life-saving and cost-effective services for pregnant mothers. Nonethele...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Oladimeji Olarewaju, Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:354

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  23. Institutional delivery is the cornerstone reducing maternal mortality. Community-based behavioral change interventions are increasing institutional delivery in developing countries. Yet, there is a dearth of i...

    Authors: Melash Belachew Asresie and Gizachew Worku Dagnew

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:353

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  24. The significant role of midwives in providing labor and delivery care underscores the necessity of the identification of attitudes and beliefs of these groups of maternity care providers toward physiological c...

    Authors: Narges Sadeghzadeh, Leila Amiri-Farahani, Shima Haghani and Syedeh Batool Hasanpoor-Azghady

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:352

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  25. Breast stimulation is performed to self-induce labor. However, there are apparently no reports on hormonal evaluation during stimulation for consecutive days in relation to induction effect. We evaluated the s...

    Authors: Kaori Takahata, Shigeko Horiuchi, Yuriko Tadokoro, Erika Sawano and Kazuyuki Shinohara

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:351

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  26. Maternal perceptions about caesarean section contribute to delayed presentation of women for emergency obstetric care. This increases the risks of perinatal and neonatal mortality and slows down the reductions...

    Authors: Barnabas B. Naa Gandau, Benjamin D. Nuertey, Nana Ayegua Hagan Seneadza, Dominic Akaateba, Emmanuel Azusong, Judith Y. Yirifere, Herta B. Kankpeyeng and Edem M. A. Tette

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:350

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  27. It is well recognized that prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) varies depending on the population studied and the diagnostic criteria used. The data source used also can lead to substantial diffe...

    Authors: Robyn L. Lawrence, Clare R. Wall and Frank H. Bloomfield

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:349

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  28. Breast milk is a natural and unique nutrient for optimum growth and development of the newborn. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of unpredictable drug residues in mothers’ milk and the rel...

    Authors: Ayşe Meltem Ergen and Sıddıka Songül Yalçın

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:348

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  29. Adverse pregnancy outcomes remain a prevalent health problem in Ethiopia. Mothers’ use of preconception care service has the potential to avert many of the adverse outcomes. However, the use of this service an...

    Authors: Tsrity Tadese Asresu, Desta Hailu, Berhe Girmay, Mulugeta Woldu Abrha and Haftom Gebrehiwot Weldearegay

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:347

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  30. The process of entering motherhood is highly stressful for women, with 15–85% of new mothers experiencing postpartum blues or depression. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a mindfulness-based...

    Authors: Wan-Lin Pan, Chiung-Wen Chang, Shin-Ming Chen and Meei-Ling Gau

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:346

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  31. The benefits of family-centered care for the health and well-being of preterm infants and their families include increased parent-infant closeness, improved lactation, and positive mental health outcomes; howe...

    Authors: Sarah Holdren, Cynthia Fair and Liisa Lehtonen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:345

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  32. The rate of cesarean section is increasing worldwide. Adiponectin is a hormone related to anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic effects; and it′s concentrations may change in response to inflammatory situatio...

    Authors: Seyedeh Razieh Fazeli Daryasari, Najmeh Tehranian, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Fatemeh Razavinia, Fatemeh Tork Tatari and Fattaneh Pahlavan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:344

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  33. Preeclampsia (PE) is a major cause of short and long-term morbidity for affected infants, including consequences of fetal growth restriction and iatrogenic prematurity. In Brazil, this is a special problem as ...

    Authors: Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias, Leandro De Oliveira, Arundhanthi Jeyabalan, Beth Payne, Christopher W. Redman, Laura Magee, Lucilla Poston, Lucy Chappell, Paul Seed, Peter von Dadelszen and James Michael Roberts

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:343

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Risk perception in relation to pregnancy and birth is a complex process influenced by multiple personal, psychological and societal factors. Traditionally, the risk perception of healthcare professionals has b...

    Authors: Suzanne Lee, Des Holden, Rebecca Webb and Susan Ayers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:335

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  35. Women of advanced maternal age (AMA) are a growing population, with higher obstetric risks. The Mediterranean population has specific characteristics different from other areas. Thus, the objective of this stu...

    Authors: Marta Claramonte Nieto, Eva Meler Barrabes, Sandra Garcia Martínez, Mireia Gutiérrez Prat and Bernat Serra Zantop

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:342

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  36. Vaginal infections usually caused by Candida sp, organisms responsible for bacterial vaginosis and Trichomonas vaginalis are associated with considerable discomfort and adverse outcomes during pregnancy and child...

    Authors: Dennis Gyasi Konadu, Alex Owusu-Ofori, Zuwera Yidana, Farrid Boadu, Louisa Fatahiya Iddrisu, Dennis Adu-Gyasi, David Dosoo, Robert Lartey Awuley, Seth Owusu-Agyei and Kwaku Poku Asante

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:341

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  37. Timely initiation of antenatal care can avoid pregnancy related problems and save lives of mothers and babies. In developing nations, however, only half of the pregnant mothers receive the recommended number o...

    Authors: Berhanu Gebresilassie, Tilahun Belete, Weyzer Tilahun, Betell Berhane and Senait Gebresilassie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:340

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  38. There is broad agreement that antenatal care (ANC) interventions, skilled attendance at birth and management of complications arising after delivery are key strategies that can tackle the high burden of matern...

    Authors: Caroline A. Ochieng and Aloyce S. Odhiambo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:339

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  39. Pregnant women who are at risk of preterm birth are often stressed, anxious and depressed because of worries and fears related to the health of the unborn baby, their own health and uncertainty about the futur...

    Authors: Henrika Pulliainen, Hannakaisa Niela-Vilén, Eeva Ekholm and Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:338

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  40. To investigate the trends and changes in the incidence and overall outcome of twin pregnancies in Finland, a retrospective study was conducted with emphasis on maternal complications, covering a 28-year study ...

    Authors: Annu-Riikka S. Rissanen, Riina M. Jernman, Mika Gissler, Irmeli Nupponen and Mika E. Nuutila

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:337

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  41. Affecting approximately 10% of pregnancies, fetal growth restriction (FGR), is the most important cause of perinatal mortality and morbidity. Impaired placental function and consequent mal-perfusion of the pla...

    Authors: T. Groten, T. Lehmann and E. Schleußner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:336

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. Globally, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is rising, but it is a neglected health threat to mothers and their children in low resource countries. Although, GDM is known in Ethiopia, information regarding i...

    Authors: Achenef Asmamaw Muche, Oladapo O. Olayemi and Yigzaw Kebede Gete

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:334

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  43. The place of birth has been rapidly changing from home to health facility in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) following the strategy to improve the maternal and neonatal mortality. This change in the...

    Authors: Tomomi Takayama, Khampheng Phongluxa, Daisuke Nonaka, Chika Sato, Ernesto R. Gregorio Jr, Nouhak Inthavong, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Sengchanh Kounnavong and Jun Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:333

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  44. The North Eastern region in Kenya experiences challenges in the utilization of maternal and newborn health services. In this region, culture and religion play a major role in influencing healthcare seeking beh...

    Authors: Coralie N’Gbichi, Abdhalah Kasiira Ziraba, David Wainaina Wambui, Pauline Bakibinga, Isaac Kisiangani, Pauline Njoroge, Rumana Noor, Ngugi Njoroge, Raha Abdi Salah and Elmi Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:332

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  45. In the United Kingdom, midwives will engage in discussions with the multidisciplinary team as to whether they can provide Obstetric High Dependency Care (OHDC) on the Delivery Suite or whether a woman’s care s...

    Authors: Alison James, Simon Cooper, Elizabeth Stenhouse and Ruth Endacott

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:331

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  46. In a recent population-based study we reported excess risk of neonatal mortality associated with vaginal breech delivery. In this case-control study we examine whether deviations from Norwegian guidelines are ...

    Authors: Solveig Bjellmo, Sissel Hjelle, Lone Krebs, Elisabeth Magnussen and Torstein Vik

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:330

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  47. Each year nearly 7.7 million children under five years die around the world; out of which approximately 3.1 million of the newborns die during the neonatal period and almost all these (99%) deaths occur in the...

    Authors: Javed Memon, Kourosh Holakouie-Naieni, Reza Majdzadeh, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Gholamreza Garmaroudi, Owais Raza and Shahrzad Nematollahi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:329

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  48. Spontaneous multiple pregnancies are rare, and the incidence of spontaneous triplet pregnancy is about 1/4000. TRAP (Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion) sequence has acardiac foetus with non-viable multiple anom...

    Authors: Engin Yıldırım

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:328

    Content type: Case report

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  49. We examined the utilisation, equity and determinants of full antenatal care (ANC), defined as 4 or more antenatal visits, at least one tetanus toxoid (TT) injection and consumption of iron folic acid (IFA) for...

    Authors: Gunjan Kumar, Tarun Shankar Choudhary, Akanksha Srivastava, Ravi Prakash Upadhyay, Sunita Taneja, Rajiv Bahl, Jose Martines, Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Nita Bhandari and Sarmila Mazumder

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:327

    Content type: Research article

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