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The Best Way to Care for Wounds - One of the most basic principles of nursing is bringing the patient back to optimal functioning. Assisting in healing a wound is one of the most elementary tasks, but can be complicated by many factors. The patient must be assessed for all factors that could affect wound healing. Giving the best care must begin with the knowledge of wounds, wound healing, and available equipment. Synopsis Wound healing is very prevalent for a variety of wounds, many of those being pressure ulcers in geriatric patients....   [tags: optimal functioning, geriaric patients]
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Classifying and Healing Our Wounds - ... Some common clean-contaminated procedures include ear surgery on an infected ear, the removal of pins or wires from previous surgeries as well as Cesarean Sections that include a rupture before the procedure is preferred. Class II – Contaminated wounds. Infection rate 15-20%. The wound is considered contaminated if it has a foreign object inside it. These classes of wounds are often visibly more inflamed than the skin around the wound site. A large amount of fluid is present. Many Class II wounds are operation wounds that are a side effect or mistaken in technique, including those that become infected with bodily fluids....   [tags: skin, surgory, infection] 746 words
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Surgical Wounds and their Correlation to Surgical Technology - ... Dirty surgical wounds consists of wounds that could be from old traumatic wounds, a perforation, an existing infection, or organisms that are already present before a surgical procedure. Examples of dirty wound would be a perforated bowel, peritonitis, positive culture results prior to procedures, or a wound debridement (Sheetz et al., 2012). With the various classifications of surgical wounds come different types of wound healing. The type of wound healing will mostly depend on the type of wound amongst patient co-morbities such as diabetes mellitus (DM) that may slow down the healing process....   [tags: patients, contaminated, heal]
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Prevention and Pain Management for Burn Wounds - Throughout the world there are approximately 300,000 deaths caused by burns with about 4,000 of those deaths occurring in the United States. These numbers indicate that burn injuries are ranked as the 3rd leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States (Burn Injury Recovery Center, 2013). As a nurse, it is likely that you will care for a patient with burns at some point in your career. When caring for these patients it is important to create a plan of care that prevents infection and minimizes pain....   [tags: rule of nines, infections, skin]
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The Wounds Of Peace, by Connie Bruck - The basis of this paper is to review and examine specific principles and theories of cooperation and argument management as reflected by a specific story of the Middle East peace process within the named article. The article is entitled "The Wounds Of Peace," by Connie Bruck. This, of course, is one individual author's perspective, yet, nevertheless, it is the view of this author that much of the content is historically factual and accurate, with a definite sense of individual perspectives as purported by the author....   [tags: Middle East Peace Process]
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Reopening Old Wounds - Reopening Old Wounds Professor’s Comment: Bob’s essay is an intensely personal, admirably honest introspective examination of his repressed emotions concerning his parents divorce. I would cry, but that would be a pointless waste of energy. It’s one of those things that I envied my mother. In a flash she could go from the stoic lady of the house to a sobbing goose. I never understood how. I’d go from astonishment to disgust to envy. I take more after my old man. I’ve never seen him shed a single tear....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay] 1376 words
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War Wounds in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried - War Wounds in Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” War is serious. In the short story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, he recounts his personal experience with war and personal issues, not just any war but the Vietnam War. This was highly disregarded war by most Americans. Lives would be forever changed from their experiences of battles, guilt, wounds, heart brokes, emotions, and even death. The main character of the story is Tim O’Brien, who is also the narrator and protagonist. These collections of stories are a glimpse of his personal encounters....   [tags: Vietnam, War, Death]
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New Money Does Not Heal Old Wounds: Reparations to Descendants of Slaves - The debate over reparations to descendants of slaves contains a wide range of diverse viewpoints and involves many ethical, moral and legal issues (Bowman). To properly analyze this complex situation and form an educated opinion, one must understand the basic pieces forming the reparations puzzle. Understanding who was impacted by the institution of slavery, when they were impacted, how they were impacted, where slavery took place, and what exactly took place will help create a better understanding of both sides of the debate....   [tags: ethical, moral issues, history]
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Free Admissions Essay - Healing Old Wounds - Admissions Essay - Healing Old Wounds Modest one-room houses lay scattered across the desert landscape. Their rooftops a seemingly helpless shield against the intense heat generated by the mid-July sun. The steel security bars that guarded the windows and doors of every house seemed to belie the large welcome sign at the entrance to the ABC Indian Reservation. As a young civil engineer employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, I was far removed from my cubical in downtown Los Angeles....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 725 words
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Hurt People Hurt People by Dr. Sandra Wilson - Dr. Sandra Wilson (2001) provided great insight on why people do what they do in her book “Hurt People Hurt People”. As a Correctional Case Manager for North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in North Carolina, I have heard many stories from hurt women who have hurt others and as a result landed in prison. So many times I thought to myself that if this person had received therapy or counseling earlier in life, it’s possible that this circumstance would never have happened. Affect Wilson explains that we suffer from the affects of temporal systems; family, friends, social systems, and churches....   [tags: Sandra Wilson, emotional wounds] 1405 words
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Critical Analysis of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway - In post WWI Paris, we meet Jake Barnes and his clan; a ragtag group of melodramatic drunks with expensive taste. Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises is the embodiment of the time period, one part Jazz Age, one part Lost Generation. From the start of the book, one gets a heavy sense of aimlessness. This is just what the characters in the book are—especially our dear Jake Barnes, an ex-patriot who’s war wound left him impotent and raw. Wounds and wounding work in this piece by reinforcing the themes and motifs of dissatisfaction, identity, and the faultiness of communication....   [tags: wounds, identity, dissatisfaction]
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UN- United We Stand: A Short Story - ... “I didn’t hear that last part.” Devadas said finally stopping and turning around when Chandi quickly kissed his cheek. “You can become my fiancé but I will be the one in charge!” Chandi shouted before she ran off with her face red. “What… just happened?” Devadas muttered in shock unable to process what had just happened. At that moment he woke up just in time to see Chandi at the foot of his bed. Right when he was about to get up to greet her she motioned for him to stay lying down. Chandi was a little startled when he suddenly woke up but gave him a smile....   [tags: wounds, power, childhood, invasion] 2533 words
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The Mastery of Love by Don Ruiz - Chapter one, entitled “The Wounded Mind,” is about people’s emotional wounds. All humans are mentally sick. That illness called fear. People afraid to be who they are. If someone says something bad to a person, he/she will take it personally and it would be hurtful. To protect that emotional wounds people create a big “denial system” which helps us to become a perfect liar. Sometime we lie to protect ourselves from the pain. Daniel system is a wall of fog that blinds us from seeing the truth, and it lets us pretend that everyone believes what we want them to believe about us....   [tags: fear, freedom, emotional wounds] 1356 words
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Pressure Ulcers and Cafe Facilities - ... Another significant factor is aging skin because with age, cells flatten and are more sensitive to being damaged or torn. Incontinence can also lead to the development of pressure ulcers because excessive skin moisture means less friction is required to abrade the skin; and specifically, moisture due to incontinence increases the risk for damage to the skin because the ammonia in urine acts as a chemical irritant (Taylor, et al., 931). “Pressure ulcers were more prevalent (12%) among residents who had any recent bowel or bladder incontinence than among continent residents (7%) (Park-Lee & Caffrey, 3)....   [tags: wounds, tissue compression] 1900 words
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Invisible Wounds: A Glimpse into PTSD - Trauma is a powerful force on the human mind whether it is from a vehicle crash, discovering a cheating spouse, a terrible fire, a drive by shooting, or events experienced in a combat zone. At that moment when a traumatic experience occurs, a person is often changed forever. Dan is a person who was affected dramatically by trauma. He is an army veteran who served two tours in Iraq. During his second tour in Iraq, Dan and his fellow soldiers were traveling in a Humvee when it set off a roadside bomb....   [tags: post traumatic stress disorder, shell shock]
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We Must Solve the Abortion Conflict to Heal the Wounds of Society - We Must Solve the Abortion Conflict to Heal the Wounds of Society One of the most controversial issues that affect the entire world, especially women is abortion. This is the killing of a fetus or an embryo in the womb of a woman. The effect that the word abortion has on this world is incredible. It put fear in some people heart and nothing in others. Pro choicer are 45% of society and are all for abortions, 40% are pro-lifers and are against abortions and 15% are neutral, there go with the flow....   [tags: Papers] 1129 words
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Chronic Pressure Ulcers - ... It sounds foreign to some. Unless complete information on the quality of care as well as the outcome measures are easily accessible by all in the system, the U.S. healthcare system will suffer. The delivery of care for the patients will get poorly affected. The text of Chassin 2012 says so. The changes in the system cover a lot many people and entities like payees, clients, and health care organizations. They would always put pressure not to raise the cost. That is why outcomes management is now developing in this area....   [tags: osteomyelitis, chronic wounds] 2410 words
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Animal Experimentation for Medical Advancement Must be Abolished - Animal experimentation for medical advancement must be abolished. Instead, such experiments would yield augmented results if conducted on humans. In the facilitation of experimentation, those who have been convicted, beyond a reasonable doubt, of heinous crimes must replace all laboratory animals. According to Black’s Law Dictionary heinous crimes are defined as those considered shockingly atrocious or odious. Examples of said crimes include: capital murder, serial murder, and serial rape of children and adults....   [tags: harm, cannibal, wounds, healing process]
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Relationship Wounding and Failure - Because of a human’s lack of perfection, almost all have fallen short; therefore, all suffer from wounding from life at times that is irreparable. This wounding causes lasting impairment in our personal behaviors, consequently, our marital relationships will suffer ultimately from these wounds. It is the desire of most to live in a perfect world, as in the Biblical “Garden of Eden”; however, one finds that defectiveness keeps us from this perfection. In other words, this imperfect world and its imperfect people produce a wide range of relational issues....   [tags: wounds, lies, vows, Christianity, God]
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A Very Long Engagement - When the war began and it came time to recruit soldiers no one was depressed or upset. Everyone was excited to be given the chance to fight for their countries. Wives and children were the only ones that were even a little worried about their families. With excitement, the men would march away to their destination, even putting flowers inside the barrels of their rifles. They didn’t understand the potential of what the war could be or even consider the possibility of not returning home. Sadly, the soldiers wouldn’t realize this until it was too late....   [tags: open wounds, film analysis, soldiers]
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Love in Molière's play, Tartuffe, John Donne’s Canonization, and Crashaw's On the Wounds of Our Cru - Love in Molière's play, Tartuffe, John Donne’s Canonization, and Crashaw's On the Wounds of Our Crucified Lord Other than being examples of some of the best literature of the seventeenth century, the three works listed in the title of this essay don't seem to fit very well together. Or do they maybe after all. Creativity consists of connecting things that don't always seem to be related. All three of these works of literature deal with the various aspects of love--both human and divine. Earlier this semester I read about the Italian poet, Petrarch, whose sonnets followed certain romantic conventions as he recounted his unrequited love for Laura....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 2354 words
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Phases of Wound Healing - (A)Wound healing is a biological process occurring in the human body. In this lecture we had discussed about both acute and chronic wounds. An acute wound is an injury to the skin that occurs suddenly rather than over time. It heals at a predictable and expected rate according to the normal wound healing process. The chronic wounds do not heal in an orderly set of stages and in a predictable amount of time the way most wounds do. The normal wound healing process mainly consists of four main stages being haemostasis, inflammation, proliferation or new tissue formation, and tissue remodeling or resolution....   [tags: injury, skin, healing process, chronic wounds]
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Sea Cucumber in Medical Application - 1 SEA CUCUMBER IN MEDICAL APPLICATION 1.1 INTRODUCTION Sea cucumbers from class of Holothuroidea are a group of echinoderms that include about 1,250 known living species. It is a unique creature due to the existence of endoskeleton or internal skeleton that consists of tiny ossicles or spicules, small particles of calcium carbonate embedded in the body wall. Mostly of them are indeed shaped like soft-bodied cucumbers. Generally, sea cucumbers can grow to the lengths of between 4 to 12 inches but there are also few species that are smaller or larger in size....   [tags: cell growth, asia, wounds] 1679 words
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Struggling Back From War’s Once-Deadly Wounds - Denise Grady’s (2006) article sound a strong wake up call for the American government and for the American public to re-evaluate their guiding principles towards war in Iraq and the continued presence of the American soldiers in the Iraqi soil. Grady delineated the enormous damages the war had costs in not only monetary terms but also the future of thousands of promising young and talented men and women sent in the Iraq War; that had no clear benefits to them or the American people. The story of Jason Poole as presented by Grady is a clear picture of the ravage of the potentials of soldiers in the face of war, and the wrong priorities of the American government in spending billions of dolla...   [tags: Denise Grady] 1049 words
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What are Endorphins? - What are Endorphins and what does our endorphins do to our body. Endorphins are made up from two words, endogenous and morphine. “The definition of endorphins is “morphine within” – natural, opiate-like neurotransmitters linked to pain control and to pleasure.” (Myers). What are endorphins made of. They are small, protein molecules that are produced by cells in your nervous system and other part of your body. Endorphins are important to our body because they are like a sedative, which is known to relieve pain....   [tags: morphine, pain, wounds]
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Patient Pharmacological Analysis - Pharmacological Questionings These pharmacological inquiries focus on a 62-year-old patient whom I will refer to as Bob Smith. Bob was medevac’d to OHSU from his home in Grants Pass, Oregon. He has been a paraplegic since the age of 19 after a motor vehicle accident. His current diagnosis happened as a result of falling and being left for three days. He has extensive pressure ulcers that were infected and needed immediate surgery. Bob also has type 2 diabetes. Bob has a current prescription list of 31 medications....   [tags: vitamins, wounds, antibiotics] 881 words
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The Complex Process of Wound Healing - ... The first is primary intention also known as first intention wound healing. This wound is a clean wound that is closed (S. Zinn, n.d.) It results in low infection rates postoperatively (Mulholland and Doherty, 2006, p.135). Next, is second intention wound healing or spontaneous wound healing (S. Zinn, n.d.). This wound is left open to heal by the body’s natural ability of epithelialization and formation of granulation tissue (Mulholland and Doherty, 2006, p. 135). It is often used for an infected or contaminated wound....   [tags: contamination, stages, complications]
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Witnesses Accounts of The Attck of Pearl Harbor - ... Monday, December 8 - The United States and Britain declare war on Japan with President Roosevelt calling December 7, "a date which will live in infamy...” (Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor). I was working in the hospital at the time of the bombing and people were coming in by the hundreds. So many were injured, burned, and they all were in a tremendous amount of pain. Many patients suffered from burns. Our patients suffered 2nd to 3rd degree burns and the only way we could help was to cut off their burning skin....   [tags: tragedy, base, work, bullets] 1170 words
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The Uses of Calendula - ... The most common use today is topically applied to the effected area of the skin it can be as a tincture, ointment or wash. The uses of calendula is extensive some of these are: many skin conditions wounds, bruises, inflamed skin conditions, acne, boils, sebaceous cysts, fungal infections athletes foot, eczema, herpes simplex, cold sores, chilblains, nappy rash, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, burns, vaginal infections, bladder infections gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, jaundice, anorexia, indigestion, sleep induction and many more....   [tags: ointments, sunburns, fight minor infections] 1167 words
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The True Hero of the Lost Generation - Society tells people that if they go to war and fight for their country, they are heroes. Every generation has war heroes that sacrificed a great deal. Many heroes die fighting for their nation while other heroes survive and have to live with post-traumatic symptoms either stimulated by physical and/or mental trauma. Ernest Hemingway, an expatriate of World War I, recognizes the effects of the war has on soldiers and effectively captivates the heroes’ distress, alienation, and detachment in The Sun Also Rises through his writing style....   [tags: Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises] 1718 words
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Medical Technology During World War I - Surgeries at the time of WWI were a direct result of the Industrial Revolution’s new technology; these surgical advances struggled to fix the horrible injuries sustained by soldiers from the new sophisticated weaponry. "Every war stimulates medical research. It’s sad, but true," said Frank Freemon. Although many soldiers died during attempts at things like reconstructive surgery and Caesarian sections, experimenting in the surgical fields improved conditions and advanced the science, as well as develop new professions in surgery....   [tags: Medical Technology]
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Surgery and The First World War - “Every war stimulates medical research. It’s sad, but true" (Freemon). World War I advanced surgery to an unprecedented level through new discoveries and treatments. However, it was a struggle to fix the horrible injuries sustained by soldiers. Many soldiers died during attempts at reconstructive surgery, amputations, and other experimenting in the surgical field, yet these experimentations improved conditions and advanced medicine. During this time, surgery was becoming more successful by leaps and bounds, attempting to overcome problems that killed soldiers, like infection and gangrene, with new inventions in the field, like transfusions and asepsis....   [tags: Medical History]
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Comparing War Poems - Comparing War Poems Died of Wounds and Suicide in the Trenches are two poems, which I will be comparing the similarities and differences, which were written by the same author. Both these poems were written by a person called Siegfried Sasson, who wrote most of his poems during the World War One, which outlined how bad the war was to those at home after suffering from being Shell Shocked. I will be comparing the language it uses, ideas it contains and the way it is structured between both poems, which Siegfried Sasson uses to demonstrate that war is evil, and should be stopped....   [tags: Papers] 789 words
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Risk of Impaired Wound Healing - Introduction. This report will discuss the risk of impaired wound healing, amongst patients in the community. Patients may be at risk due to increased age, malnutrition and underlying medical conditions (Timmons, 2003, White, 2008). However, this report concerns with patients’ knowledge deficit about the importance of nutrition, which may be the risk factor (Casey, 1998, Dealey, 2005, Timmons, 2003). In this respect, a management package in the form of a leaflet aimed at these patients has been prepared, (see appendix), which may improve patients’ knowledge....   [tags: Medicine] 1200 words
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Process of a Homicide Case - I feel that the wounds explain what happened in a story in a wrongful death, it all depends on the wounds and where and when the victim was shot. From the direction of the gunshot; the wounds of Mr. Jones indicate that he was shot in the back and he never saw the suspect coming towards him with a gun, because his back was turned to the suspect. According to Orthman, Hess, “The victim’s background provides information about whether the death was an accident, suicide or homicide. If a homicide, the background often provides leads to a suspect....   [tags: Wrongful Death, Forensics]
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Hurt People Hurt People by S. D. Wilson - Summary of Theory In “Hurt People Hurt People” (2001) Wilson is candid about her personal hurts and how these have lead her to her personal theory, which may be summarized by the title of her book, and that there are no quick fixes to healing, it is a lifelong process. She emphasizes that it is in the recognition of hurts and identifying who we are in God and growing in dependence on Him that healing is found. Wilson states, “change means choosing a new direction. But some of us still wrestle with the idea that change is a journey, not a destination, and that the journey proceeds “one step at a time,” as twelve-step programs say” (2001, p....   [tags: psychology, personality theory]
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Observations and History of the Blow Fly - Blow fly Include a number of species including the common bluebottle fly, Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus) the green bottlefly, Phaenicia sericata (Meigen) and others. Adult flies are metallic blue, green, copper or black colored flies that otherwise resemble house flies in appearance. Adult:Blow flies are a diverse group ranging from 6 to 14 mm in length and generally having a metallic sheen to their bodies. The black blow fly has a dark, olive-green body, black legs, and orange pubescence around the mesothoracic spiracles....   [tags: species, habitats, larvae] 704 words
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Medical Advancements During World War Two - ... Pharmaceutical companies researched many medicaments to see if they could potentially cure other diseases or infections than originally thought. They were looking for new possible curing abilities that a drug may have. An example of a famous, world-changing drug that was used a lot during World War Two is “M+B”. It was created by the May and Baker company, and was used to treat many infectious diseases such as gonorrhea, pneumonia, and many other diseases of the sort. Winston Churchill, the prime-minister of Britain at the time, was actually treated for pneumonia by “M+B”....   [tags: medications, antibiotics, pain] 647 words
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The Management of Wound Healing - The management of wound healing in various health care settings can vary according to what treatment is performed, in our scenario a patient has come to us in regards to a complication that has occurred after a resurfacing procedure. This essay will discuss the procedure that has occurred and the issues and implications surrounding the procedure in terms of infection control. How the wound was created and what should have occurred during the repair process and what isn’t expected to occur. Possible causes of delayed wound healing will also be looked at and how we expect to manage in this situation, we will also discuss how we could prevent this from reoccurring....   [tags: Health, Treatment] 1946 words
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Criminal Profiling - The process of inferring the personality characteristics of individuals responsible for committing criminal acts has commonly been referred to as criminal profiling. (Turvey) Criminal profiling can also be referred to as, behavioral profiling because when a profiler creates a profile they refer to the behavior of the offender. The general term criminal profiling can also be referred to as crime scene profiling, criminal personality profiling, offender profiling, psychological profiling and criminal investigative analysis....   [tags: Criminology ]
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The Great Recession - The Great Recession In 1929 the United States was faced with the beginning of the Great Depression. As the finishing bell rang on Wall Street on what become known as “Black Tuesday” the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped thirteen percent and the following day dropped another ten percent. This was the beginning of one of the worst decades in U.S. history. Over the next four years unemployment would sky rocket from three percent all the way up to twenty-five percent. All across the country citizens were faced with the fear of economic uncertainty and the onslaught of poverty....   [tags: Economics ] 1163 words
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Home Remedies for Abrasion - Home Remedies for Abrasion Abrasion is an injury that occurs on the topmost layer of the skin called the epidermis. This external scratch is a minor condition that may result in bleeding. The scar and sign gets healed within a small duration of time. However if the injury occurs owing to some rough surfaces then the skin may appear red or pink. There can be a burning sensation without any bleeding. This may be mainly because the second layer of the grazed skin is exposed to injury. The common victims of abrasion are children and kids who often get scraped knee and bruised arm....   [tags: Health Care] 853 words
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Jerry the White Mouse - There once was a small white mouse living with his family in the middle of the rainforest. He had nine siblings sharing his tiny bed. Every night Jerry, the mouse was pushed out of his bed. He decided it was time for him to leave home and find his own adventures. Jerry's parents wished him lots of luck and hoped he would stay away from danger. Jerry had no idea what to expect but he was not afraid to be on his own. Jerry set off into the rainforest with only a small bag of supplies. Jerry traveled a long distance and was beginning to feel tired....   [tags: short story] 568 words
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The American Civil War - The Civil War was the bloodiest war in American history. It had terrible losses and almost completely ruined the South, but there were some good things that came out of the war. Medicine has never been as important as it was during this time. Because of this, medicine was innovated like never before. One of the amazing innovations during the war is doctors started using life saving amputation. Many soldiers did not die of their wounds, but instead the diseases they caught in the open and poorly treated wounds in their body....   [tags: amputation, battlefield doctors] 611 words
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Antiseptics and Joseph Lister - Antiseptics and Joseph Lister Antiseptics are physical or chemical agents that prevent putrefaction, infection, and analogous changes in food and living tissue by destroying or arresting the development of micro-organisms. Since ancient times food has been preserved by the use of antiseptic agents such as heat in cooking; nitre, salt, and vinegar in corning and pickling; and wood smoke (containing creosote, chemically similar to carbolic acid) in the smoking of meats. In modern times the principal antiseptic agents used in the preservation of food are heat and cold in such processes as canning, pasteurisation, and refrigeration....   [tags: Free Essays] 365 words
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African Influenced Christianity in Toni Morrison’s Beloved - Religion has influenced fiction since people first began writing fiction. Christianity tends to be one of the most influential forces on western writers in the last couple millennia, but the introduction of other cultures changes the influences present in books. The forced migration of enslaved Africans created a fascinating fusion between Christianity and native african religions, primarily totemistic but often involving archetypal pantheons. The slaves often identified with the Israelites enslaved in Egypt, and such parallels between biblical stories and their own experiences hastened the adoption of a modified Christianity by the slaves....   [tags: essays research papers] 722 words
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THE WAR OF 1812 CEMETERY: THE LETHAL THREAT TO FIELD SOLDIERS - During the winter of 1812, after the abysmal failure of the American invasion of Canada near Niagara, the remnants of American General Alexander Smyth's invasion force settled into log barracks built along a creek in Erie, New York. , Later in 1813, these barracks were expanded and converted into a military camp hospital for the sick and injured. Incredibly, the lethal threat to the survivors of Smyth's original invasion force was hardly lessened with the cessation of the previous assault and the eventual redeployment of these forces to the quiet camp near the town of Cheektowaga, in Erie county, NY....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Advancements in Med-Care since the Civil War - ... The amputations took about six-minutes to perform, but had a mortality rate of 25 percent (Hirsch). One procedure that doctors turned to before amputations, were where they used medical probes of different sorts to remove the bullet and clean the wounds. This procedure failed, because the medical probes were contaminated and caused many patients to acquire an infection called “hospital gangrene” (Sohn). The medical procedures during the Civil War were egregious and caused countless deaths. Even though the procedures during the Civil War were horrific, they had a huge impact on how we operate today....   [tags: medical equipment, procedures, sanitation]
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The Epic Poem Omers by Derek Walcott - ... He believes that Walcott did the world great justice in exposing both the white and black race. Walcott did this by using the wounds of his characters to rectify the race and ethnicity but not only that also to give life to the suffering of the African Caribbean’s in a way never shown before. Walcott takes the hardships of one race and makes them applicable to almost everyone. An example of this would be of Achille who struggles to find his cultural identity even though he has his racial identity....   [tags: attention, racial, ethnic, political] 953 words
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Letting Go: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Anger, aggression and confusion are a few symptoms of the fabled myth of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). An over whelming feeling that devours men and women of the armed forces, but hasn’t been talked about openly until, now. A subject no one likes to openly speak of, due to fear of being cast out as an outsider among the normal people who never witnessed something so traumatic can function in normal society today. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological disorder where the person diagnosed with PTSD encounters various symptoms caused by a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual assault or a serious accident....   [tags: armed, forces, disorder, war, event] 1029 words
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Joseph Lister:My World History Game Changer - Around the world, Joseph Lister is considered to be the “father of modern surgery” (Pitt & Aubin, 2012). Joseph Lister was a surgeon in England that not only influenced the surgery techniques of surgeons in England, but who also played a major role in the sterilization techniques that surgeons use in our country. He realized that the infections and deaths that occurred after surgery were caused by bacteria and was able to come up with a sterilization technique that would minimize the deaths of the patients....   [tags: surgery technique, medial instruments]
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R v Maglovski - R v Maglovski (No 2) [2013] NSWSC 16 (4 February 2013) The Case DONE On the the 15th of November 2012, Dragi Maglovski was convicted guilty of the murder of his wife, Rosa Maglovska. This conviction was made after a 7-day hearing in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Mrs. Maglovska’s murder was the result of 10 stab wounds and 37 slash wounds, all inflicted by Mr. Maglovski. The wounds were inflicted with a knife taken from the couple’s kitchen. Mr. Maglovski pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder, but pleading guilty to manslaughter with the defense of provocation....   [tags: murder, guilty, actus reus, mens rea, wife]
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Honey is Medicine - As times change so does medical technology. The profession of midwifery is no exception, but they’re still doing things a little differently. Most women will have a baby, born into a modern hospital, by a doctor or midwife. How that baby is treated will stay virtually the same, but how the mother is treated and her aftercare will differ greatly. One controversial technique now being employed by midwives is the use of raw honey for postpartum perineum care. Midwives argue that raw honey has a great number of healing effects and they are all scientifically proven....   [tags: Medical Technology, Midwifery, Birthing]
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The Kennedy Assination: A Conspiracy? - What reasons did the HSCA have in 1979 for suggesting that President Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy in 1963. In 1976, the House Select Committee on Assassinations began to reinvestigate the events at the assassination of JFK. A report was published by the committee in 1979 stating that there was a probable conspiracy surrounding Kennedy’s death, contradicting the Warren Commission’s theory. However, the HSCA could not prove that someone other than Oswald may have assassinated the president....   [tags: American Presidents, JFK] 1225 words
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Preventing Infection In Burn Patients - There are many kinds of burns as well as stages of burns that they can be classified into. There are thermal burns where someone is actually burnt by fire or heat. Electrical burn is when an individual is burned with an electrical supply of some kind. There does not have to be any kind of entry or exit wound with electrical burns, internal damage though is almost always done (Smeltzer, Bare, Hinkle, & Cheever, 2010, p. 1722). Radiation burns are when an individual is burned with radiation, such as when one looks at an ultraviolet light this can burn the eyes severely....   [tags: Critical Care Nursing]
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Medicine in the Middle Ages - Medicine in the middle ages was basic during a time when there were terrible illnesses, limited resources, and lack of medical knowledge. Despite not having access to all the advanced technology, medical knowledge, and amazing resources as we have today, they managed to treat some illnesses and diseases. The physicians were not able to figure out what caused the illnesses. There was not any access to antibiotics in the middle ages, which made it nearly impossible to cure the more critical diseases....   [tags: medieval physicians] 617 words
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Physicians and Professional Secrecy - Introduction Our law enforcement officials have a duty to protect citizens as well as discourage crimes from taking place. Our health care officials also have a duty to provide the best care possible to those who need it. Often enough, there have been many cases where both parties have come in contrast with each other on different levels of professionalism. The ultimate debate arises when doctors and law enforcement take into account the respect and privacy of patients. One of the issues that will be discussed in the paper focuses on the importance of doctors having to report gunshot wounds to the police....   [tags: essays research papers] 2390 words
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Therapeutic Lasers - An increase in technology and efficiency of therapeutic lasers used in veterinary clinics has gained an increasing amount of attention recently. As veterinarians learn more about how they can make this service available to their clients, pet owners seem to be increasingly seeking new alternatives for pet health. What is laser therapy and how does it work. More importantly, is purchasing this technology going to be able to provide the return on investment a practice is hoping for. Laser therapy works by decreasing inflammation, increasing endorphins, and restoring cellular metabolic function....   [tags: technology, veterinary clinics, ]
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Atonement by Ian McEwan - Manipulation is a strong tool allowing individuals with a minor role to subtlety, yet critically affect the course of a storyline. In the novel Atonement by Ian McEwan, the story is divided into three parts. In the first third of the book, a thirteen year-old girl named Briony Tallis writes a play for her older brother Leon: the Trials of Arabella. She wishes to use a fairy tale in order to persuade her brother to attain a stable relationship. The play, interpreted by her cousins, must be cancelled under unexpected circumstances due to her younger cousins’ refusal to collaborate as well as the fountain scene she witnesses....   [tags: manipulation, theme analysis] 974 words
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Medicine in the Civil War - Medicine and Hospitals in the Civil War The Civil War had more deaths than all previous wars combined. Most people think those soldiers in the Civil War died of wounds or amputations, but the truth is that most died from common diseases that they never had been exposed to. Twice as many soldiers died from diseases than those soldiers who died in battle. Most people in the beginning of the war; thought it was only going to last a few weeks or months, so not much effort was put into recruiting doctors or surgeons....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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bloodmac Gratuitous Use of Blood Images and Imagery in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Effective Use of Blood Imagery in Macbeth   Gratuitous use of blood is the staple of most murder scenes. Perhaps this technique was first developed by Shakespeare for his play Macbeth. The blood imagery used in Macbeth, adds to the horror of the play. There are several examples of this throughout the play. The first noteworthy example occurs in the second scene after the murder of Duncan, when Macbeth is trying to wash the blood from his hands. The second example occurs in the third scene when Macbeth refers to the king’s gory wounds....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 559 words
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Free Essays - Understanding The Things They Carried - The Things They Carried – An Analysis     The Vietnam War was the most technologically advanced war of its time. The combat was more horrific and terrifying in the Vietnam War. There was no front line and no clear way of identifying the enemy because civilians would attack the soldiers as well as the North Vietnamese army. It was an every-man-for-himself, guerrilla war. Because of advances in medicine, more soldiers were able to recover from wounds caused by shrapnel grenades, land mines, concussion grenades, and other weapons....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays] 492 words
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Derek Walcott's Omeros - Structurally, Walcott creolizes the epic genre and makes it his own. Homeric epics deal with battles and honor, which reflects the culture of the Ancient Greeks. Walcott is doing the same; he is reflecting the experience of the new empowered people of the receding empire and telling the struggle of his own tribe. The reader often comes across a reference that resonates with something read in the classic epics, and it would be unfair for Walcott to expect the reader to refrain from these associations and allusions made in the text....   [tags: epic genre, literary analysis]
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A Lesson Plan for a Wife to Heal Her Husband's Wound - ... Two Behavioral Objectives for Each Outcome Patient can correctly list and recognize signs and symptoms of wound infection. These include local warm, tenderness, swelling, and pain, redness greater than 0.5 to 2 centemeters around the wound, and drainage containing pus (Wounds International, 2013). Patient can identify correctly materials needed for the dressing change and perform proper steps of wound dressing change using clean techniques. Materials include wound cleanser, dressing, tapes, and disposable gloves (Wounds International, 2013)....   [tags: objective, infection, evaluation] 591 words
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America´s Hostile Response to the Vietnam War and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - How much did America’s generally hostile response to the Vietnam War contribute to the high number of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder victims. Plan of Investigation In this investigation, the personal side of the soldiers who fought in the Vietnam war will be examined- particularly the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that were most common in veterans, and the different experiences in the war or after returning home that could have caused them. The types of warfare, deaths, and differences from methods used in the Vietnam War will be discussed....   [tags: Battle, Veterans, Death] 1641 words
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The Key Turning Points in Warfare From 1845 to 1918 - As the very nature of warfare has changed throughout the ages, simultaneously the capability to deal with these technological advances has evolved. Weapons have arguably become more detrimental and in turn the casualties have risen and injuries have become more severe. Therefore, medicine has had to adapt to changes of weaponry in order to maintain a high population, otherwise wars would be lost and won more easily and the death toll would be elevated. There are four wars in the time period given that have contributed to the advancement of medicine; The Crimean War; The American Civil War; The Second Boar War; and World War One....   [tags: Military History]
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Traumas Apologize and Healing of the Colonized and Radicalized - Throughout the twentieth century, the trauma inflicted upon people of color as a by-product of colonization, racialization, and assimilation has left a lasting imprint not on only the lives of the oppressed, but on the lives of the generations that follow them as well. Years after these subjective events have passed and been recognized as unjust and immoral and formal apologies from the U.S. government have been made, the trauma remains ever present in the minds of individual victims as well as the affected community as a whole, and traumatic healing does not actualize....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Wilderness Survival: Being Prepared for the Worst Situation - Humans are born with knowledge and instincts related to survival such as the need to find shelter, food, water, and heat; however, if one of these four components is missing from a person’s life, it can result in dire consequences such as sickness, disease, permanent injury, and even death. With one’s knowledge of their surroundings, and ability to stay calm in stressful conditions, their chances of survival are greatly increased. However, if one panics in a life or death situation, the chances of making it out alive are greatly lowered....   [tags: never underestimate the environment]
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The Hiking Coyote: A Beginners Guide to Hiking - Hikers will sometimes get lost on a trail past sunset, which means bringing a flashlight is essential to finding your way to the trailhead. We take light for granted because we are used to lights assisting on dark streets, roads, and highway. Yet, when you are deep in a forest and its nightfall, the only gentle light source you may have is a full moon. However full moons are not seen every night. It is important to see the smaller details of your trail, your map or to see what's lurking in the bushes....   [tags: hikers, hiking, first aid kit, gorp] 1793 words
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Causes of Brain Trauma and their Consequences - WOMEN`S UNIVERSITY IN AFRICA Addressing gender disparity and fostering equity in University Education Examine causes of brain trauma and their consequences. Question: (A) Explain the causes of brain trauma and their consequences. According to Gregory (2001) the brain is defined as the control centre for the most complex organ of the human body. Traumatic brain injury is defined as a result of the application of either external physical force or rapid acceleration/deceleration forces as alluded to by Mayo Clinic (2014)....   [tags: effects on patients, family and caregivers]
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St. Pio of Pietrelcina or Padre Pio - ... At age 16, he became a Capuchin novice and received the habit in 1902, this is when he got the name Pio. After 7 years of study he was granted priesthood and now was known as Padre Pio. (Padre Pio of Pietrelcina) Padre Pio led a life of great suffering. He suffered from many illnesses throughout his life, including asthmatic bronchitis and many other sicknesses. Padre Pio was actually chosen for military service in World War I, but was immediately discharged because of his poor medical condition....   [tags: priest, priesthood, suffering, worry] 589 words
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Genetic Engineering: Researching to Create a Blastema - Endo 2004 & Scientific American article. Salamanders possess a unique evolutionary ability in which they can regrow limbs after an amputation. A few days after an injury, the wound transforms into a layer of cells that signals for regeneration. This formation is called a blastema, an aggregation of cells similar to stem cells that serve to restore the lost limb. These embryonic cells will give rise to new tissues and differentiating into muscle, nerves, and bones. In contrast to mammals, cell responses to amputations are similar, yet do not contain the regeneration step....   [tags: Endo 2004 & Scientific American article] 976 words
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The Pathology and Characterisics of Clostridium tetani - ... Once at the spinal cord, the toxin blocks chemical messages to brain and results in uncontrollable muscle spasms and seizures.5 Other symptoms of tetanus include a stiff jaw, fever, drooling, and difficulty swallowing. In severe cases, tetanus can affect contractions of muscles associated with breathing, and can lead to fractions and muscle tears in these muscles.3 Tetanus is classified into four clinical types: generalized, local, cephalic, and neonatal. The first and most common type is generalized tetanus....   [tags: tetnus, toxin, bacteria] 1462 words
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Analysis of Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible - "The Red Convertible," a short story written by Louise Erdrich's, she writes about the travesties of war that impose on the relationship of two brothers, Henry and Lyman. The author uses symbolism to unveil the troubles brought home by Henry after he leaves the battlefields of Vietnam. The story emphasized difficulties Lyman was forced to Handel the separation from his brother. The goal of Erdrich writing the "The Red Convertible" was to communicate the emotional stresses war creates for a soldier and how that stress affects relationships with there families....   [tags: Vietnam, War, Relationships] 909 words
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The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje - The book The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje, shows the effects that World War II had on soldiers, as well as the nurses involved in the war. Hana, a nurse during the war, goes through the devastating loss of her father, Patrick, who dies in the war. Hana then commits her life to helping a burnt, disfigured, and severely wounded man, referred to as the English patient. Hana decides to stay with the dying English patient, whom she loves like her own father, in the makeshift hospital, despite being told how dangerous it was for her....   [tags: The English Patient Essays]
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Women’s Roles During the Civil War - It does not seem very likely that women had more roles than thought originally during the Civil War, such as spies, nursing, refugees, and only a few were soldiers. Some historians disagree about some of the roles women had during the Civil War. Few historians do not agree about some of the roles women played during the Civil War. As a woman, this history is crucial to know what our woman ancestors had to endure to see who they were and to see ourselves. Women and children would have to run and leave their homes because of the soldiers threatening the way of life....   [tags: quilts, roles, union army, women spies]
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The Civil War and Infectious Diseases - When the Civil War began in April 1861, people knew nothing about infections and what the cause of infections was. The monumental amount of wounded soldiers presented challenges for the naive medical field. A total of 620,000 soldiers died during the Civil War from combat, starvation, and from disease (Civil War Facts, 2014). For every soldier who died in combat, two others died of disease. The reason was due to unsanitary and filthy conditions, untrained and unprepared medical staff. Medical boards were approving inadequate students due to the demand of help needed to treat wounded soldiers....   [tags: mumps, measles and chickenpox]
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Women’s Roles During the Civil War - When thinking about women’s roles during the American Civil War most people think about what they did at the home front, such as writing to their men to return home or sending their men off to war. However, women did have other roles other than the home front. It does not seem very likely that women had more roles than thought originally during the Civil War, such as spies, nursing, refugees, and a few were soldiers. However, there are some historians who disagree about some of the roles women had during the Civil War....   [tags: nurses, soldiers, oppression]
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Coppola's Interpretation of Dracula as a Love Story - Coppola's Interpretation of Dracula as a Love Story       The protagonist and story of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula have been widely interpreted and adapted in films throughout many years. Despite almost a century of time since the initial publication, Dracula has maintained its ability to frighten and mesmerize readers. Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula; however, utilizes the erotic romance of the original novel in order to depict a tragic love story. The film accurately follows the general plot of the novel, yet presents the characters in a unique manner that provides for a different appreciation of the characters....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Factors That Brought Change in Surgery - Factors That Brought Change in Surgery Many factors brought about changes in Surgery. Surgery in early1800 was dangerous and painful. There was no way of completely relieving the pain suffered by the patient, nor was it possible to replace blood transfusions although blood vessels could be tied up by ligatures to stop the bleeding. Operations went dreadfully wrong and many patients died from blood poisoning. The change or breakthrough in Surgery was brought about, when First World War broke out in 1914....   [tags: Papers] 1102 words
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