Kevin Hur, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address1537 Norfolk Street Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MDMD2014
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAResidency2019Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Northwestern University, Chicago, ILFellowship2020Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery

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    Dr. Kevin Hur, MD, is a fellowship trained endoscopic sinus and skull base surgeon. He specializes in treating sinonasal disease, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, and skull base tumors. He utilizes the most advanced minimally invasive techniques to maximize the quality of life of his patients.

    Dr. Hur has been invited to present his research in otolaryngology and health disparities at numerous national and international meetings. He has also authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and several chapters in textbooks. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Rhinologic Society.
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    1. Effect of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Chronic Rhinosinusitis Management. Laryngoscope. 2024 Mar 30. Herrera K, Parikh M, Vemula S, Hur K. PMID: 38554029.
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    2. Gender-Specific Differences in Preoperative Concerns in Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2024 Apr; 133(4):454-457. Tam B, Le J, Tang DM, Wu AW, Hopp ML, Borrelli M, Rice DH, Wrobel BB, Hur K. PMID: 38142357.
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    3. Optical Coherence Tomography as a Tool for Imaging the Sinonasal Mucosa in Patients: A Systematic Review. Ear Nose Throat J. 2023 Nov 30; 1455613231214622. Badash I, Raskin J, Applegate B, Wrobel B, Hur K. PMID: 38032064.
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    4. Endotype evaluation of Hispanic/Latinx-American patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2023 Nov 07. Wu AW, Tang DM, Hur K, Jafari A, Chen PG, Takashima M, Chang EE, Balzer B, Mathew A, Divatia M, Xu H, Robledo J, Amin L, Tam B, Cvancara DJ, Kinua AG, Syed TA, Paderin DL, Vasquez M, Ahmed OG. PMID: 37933596.
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    5. An Exploratory Analysis of the Chronic Rhinosinusitis Online Support Community. OTO Open. 2023 Oct-Dec; 7(4):e88. Ulloa R, Tam B, Orozco FR, Castellanos CX, Chang MT, Hur K. PMID: 37941963; PMCID: PMC10629139.
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    6. Head and Neck Cancer Online Support Groups: Disparities in Participation and Impact on Patients. OTO Open. 2023 Oct-Dec; 7(4):e87. Tam B, Lin M, Castellanos C, Ulloa R, Kokot N, Hur K. PMID: 37933274; PMCID: PMC10625668.
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    7. Evaluation of the quality of thyroidectomy-related posts on a video-based social media platform. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2023 Dec; 8(6):1685-1691. Kim YJ, Lin M, Davis RJ, Ayo-Ajibola O, Kwon D, Hur K. PMID: 38130243; PMCID: PMC10731508.
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    8. The Differential Experience of COVID-19 on Asian American Subgroups: The Los Angeles Pandemic Surveillance Cohort Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023 Oct 11. Lam CN, Tam B, Kawaguchi ES, Unger JB, Hur K. PMID: 37819411.
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    9. Association of ethnicity and time to surgery among patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2023 Dec; 8(6):1442-1448. Tam B, Collet C, Le J, Badash I, Garcia E, Wrobel B, Rice D, Hur K. PMID: 38130267; PMCID: PMC10731491.
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    10. Radiofrequency Neurolysis of the Posterior Nasal Nerve: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Laryngoscope. 2024 Feb; 134(2):507-516. Yu AJ, Tam B, Wrobel B, Hur K. PMID: 37515507.
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    11. Opioid-limiting legislation and prescribing habits of otolaryngologists among Medicare beneficiaries. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2023 Aug; 8(4):921-929. Kim YJ, Kim I, Badash I, West J, Hur K. PMID: 37621267; PMCID: PMC10446281.
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    12. Effects of Language, Age, and Hearing Loss on Health-Related Quality of Life. OTO Open. 2023 Apr-Jun; 7(2):e55. Ma HJ, Orozco FR, Raj CK, Herrera K, Parsons JC, Kim I, Hur K. PMID: 37251543; PMCID: PMC10225048.
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    13. Anatomic Considerations Guiding Single Versus Multiportal Endoscopic Approaches for Resection of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: Cases Series With Graded Multicorridor Resections. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2023 08 01; 25(2):150-160. Bove I, Pangal DJ, Ruzevick JJ, Cheok S, Amar A, Mack W, Ference ED, Wrobel B, Swanson M, Hur K, Zada G. PMID: 37166983.
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    14. Impact of distance to treatment center on tumor stage of nasopharyngeal cancer at presentation. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2023 10; 13(10):1987-1990. Reyes Orozco F, Lin M, Tam B, Hur K. PMID: 36994941.
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    15. Adverse Events Associated With Image-Guided Sinus Navigation in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A MAUDE Database Analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 03; 168(3):501-505. Reyes Orozco F, Ulloa R, Lin M, Xepoleas M, Paoletti M, Liu X, Hur K. PMID: 35727630.
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    16. Disparities in the prevalence of self-reported dysphagia and treatment among U.S. adults. Am J Otolaryngol. 2023 Mar-Apr; 44(2):103774. Zheng M, Zhou S, Hur K, Chambers T, O'Dell K, Johns M. PMID: 36586319.
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    17. Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Variations in Sinonasal Anatomy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2023 Sep; 132(9):996-1004. Kulich M, Long R, Reyes Orozco F, Yi AH, Hao A, Han JS, Hur K. PMID: 36200783.
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    18. Contralateral Sinonasal Symptoms Following Unilateral Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Ear Nose Throat J. 2022 Sep 09; 1455613221125932. Gulati RK, Hur K, Schneider AL, Price CP, Welch KC. PMID: 36084932.
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    19. Cannabis Use and Sinonasal Symptoms in US Adults. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 09 01; 148(9):854-861. Orozco FR, Lin M, Hur K. PMID: 35900733; PMCID: PMC9335247.
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    20. Impact of Age and Gender on Quality of Life Among General Otolaryngology Patients. Laryngoscope. 2023 04; 133(4):801-806. Raj CK, Kim I, Reyes Orozco F, Ma HJ, Herrera K, Hur K. PMID: 35833627.
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    21. Treatment decision-making among Asian Americans with chronic rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2022 12; 12(12):1558-1561. Reyes Orozco F, Gao J, Hur K. PMID: 35713210; PMCID: PMC10084256.
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    22. Geographic Variation in Otolaryngologist Intranasal Steroid Prescribing Patterns Among Medicare Beneficiaries. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Feb 18; 34894221079094. Wu FM, Ulloa R, Badash I, Hur K. PMID: 35176893.
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    23. Trends in Nasal Spray Prescribing Patterns by Otolaryngologists in the US Medicare Population. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Nov; 131(11):1185-1193. Kim C, Tran E, Kim I, Hur K. PMID: 34823366.
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    24. Radiographic disease severity in chronic rhinosinusitis patients and health care utilization. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2021 Oct; 6(5):924-931. Mehta MP, Hur K, Price CPE, Shintani-Smith S, Welch KC, Conley DB, Kern RC, Tan BK. PMID: 34667834; PMCID: PMC8513440.
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    25. Aerosol Generation During Laryngology Procedures in the Operating Room. Laryngoscope. 2021 12; 131(12):2759-2765. Zheng M, Lui C, O'Dell K, M Johns M, Ference EH, Hur K. PMID: 34213770.
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    26. Association Between Olfactory Dysfunction and Mortality in US Adults. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 01 01; 147(1):49-55. Choi JS, Jang SS, Kim J, Hur K, Ference E, Wrobel B. PMID: 33090196; PMCID: PMC7582225.
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    27. COX-2 Overexpression in Schneiderian Papillomas. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2020 Jan-Dec; 11:2152656720973689. Suh JD, Hur K, Ference EH, Lam DD, Fong A, Correa AJ, Wrobel B. PMID: 33343991; PMCID: PMC7731694.
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    28. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery-Based Perioperative Protocol for Head and Neck Free Flap Reconstruction. OTO Open. 2020 Apr-Jun; 4(2):2473974X20931037. Bertelsen C, Hur K, Nurimba M, Choi J, Acevedo JR, Jackanich A, Sinha UK, Kochhar A, Kokot N, Swanson M. PMID: 32537554; PMCID: PMC7268136.
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    29. Factors Associated With Intubation and Prolonged Intubation in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 07; 163(1):170-178. Hur K, Price CPE, Gray EL, Gulati RK, Maksimoski M, Racette SD, Schneider AL, Khanwalkar AR. PMID: 32423368; PMCID: PMC7240317.
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    30. Geographic Variation in Epistaxis Interventions Among Medicare Beneficiaries. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Sep; 129(9):878-885. Hur K, Badash I, Talmor G, Ference EH, Wrobel BB. PMID: 32390453.
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    31. Geographic Heterogeneity in Otolaryngology Medicare New Patient Visits. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jun; 162(6):860-866. Hur K, Gibbons J, Finch BK. PMID: 32204646.
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    32. Characterization of Chronic Sinonasal Disease Symptoms in an Urban Homeless Population. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2020 Jul; 34(4):494-501. Itamura K, Hur K, Ference E, Wrobel B, Chambers TN. PMID: 32168997.
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    33. Endoscopic Endonasal Repair of Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks Using Multilayer Composite Graft and Vascularized Pedicled Nasoseptal Flap Technique. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2019 Jan-Dec; 10:2152656719888622. Kim-Orden N, Shen J, Or M, Hur K, Zada G, Wrobel B. PMID: 31763054; PMCID: PMC6854761.
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    34. Adverse Events Associated with Balloon Sinuplasty: A MAUDE Database Analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 01; 162(1):137-141. Hur K, Ge M, Kim J, Ference EH. PMID: 31638866.
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    35. Trends in Diagnostic Flexible Laryngoscopy and Videolaryngostroboscopy Utilization in the US Medicare Population. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Aug 01; 145(8):716-722. Itamura K, Hur K, Kokot NC, Johns MM. PMID: 31219508; PMCID: PMC6587150.
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    36. Quantifying the use of opioids in the immediate postoperative period after endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2020 05; 130(5):1122-1127. Badash I, Lui CG, Hur K, Acevedo JR, Ference EH, Wrobel BB. PMID: 31339203.
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    37. Costs and training results of an objectively validated cadaveric perfusion-based internal carotid artery injury simulation during endoscopic skull base surgery. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 07; 9(7):787-794. Donoho DA, Johnson CE, Hur KT, Buchanan IA, Fredrickson VL, Minneti M, Zada G, Wrobel BB. PMID: 30884191.
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    38. Assessment of Trends in Utilization of Nasal Endoscopy in the Medicare Population, 2000-2016. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 03 01; 145(3):258-263. Hur K, Ference EH, Wrobel B, Liang J. PMID: 30703193; PMCID: PMC6439755.
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    39. Open Versus Endoscopic Approach for Sinonasal Melanoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2019 Mar; 33(2):162-169. Hur K, Zhang P, Yu A, Kim-Orden N, Kysh L, Wrobel B. PMID: 30616359.
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    40. Epistaxis health disparities in the United States pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Nov; 114:20-25. Yang L, Hur K, Koempel J, Ference EH. PMID: 30262361.
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    41. Objective Validation of Perfusion-Based Human Cadaveric Simulation Training Model for Management of Internal Carotid Artery Injury in Endoscopic Endonasal Sinus and Skull Base Surgery. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 08 01; 15(2):231-238. Shen J, Hur K, Zhang Z, Minneti M, Pham M, Wrobel B, Zada G. PMID: 29301059.
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    42. Geographic health disparities in the Los Angeles pediatric neck abscess population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Oct; 113:134-139. Angajala V, Hur K, Jacobson L, Hochstim C. PMID: 30173972.
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    43. Association of alterations in smell and taste with depression in older adults. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2018 Apr; 3(2):94-99. Hur K, Choi JS, Zheng M, Shen J, Wrobel B. PMID: 29721540; PMCID: PMC5915822.
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    44. Geographic health disparities in the Los Angeles pediatric esophageal foreign body population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Mar; 106:85-90. Hur K, Angajala V, Maceri D, Hochstim C. PMID: 29447899.
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    45. Olfactory dysfunction and cognition among older adults in the United States. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2018 05; 8(5):648-654. Choi JS, Hur K, Chow M, Shen J, Wrobel B. PMID: 29360225.
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    46. Health disparities among adults with voice problems in the United States. Laryngoscope. 2018 04; 128(4):915-920. Hur K, Zhou S, Bertelsen C, Johns MM. PMID: 29068051.
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    47. Erratum: Determinants and Evaluation of Nasal Airflow Perception. Facial Plast Surg. 2017 10; 33(5):553-554. Shen J, Hur K, Li C, Zhao K, Leopold D, Wrobel B. PMID: 28962064.
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    48. Determinants and Evaluation of Nasal Airflow Perception. Facial Plast Surg. 2017 08; 33(4):372-377. Shen J, Hur K, Li C, Zhao K, Leopold DA, Wrobel BB. PMID: 28753710.
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    49. Impact of sinonasal disease on depression, sleep duration, and productivity among adults in the United States. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2017 10; 2(5):288-294. Zhou S, Hur K, Shen J, Wrobel B. PMID: 29094073; PMCID: PMC5655548.
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    50. Adjunct steroids in the treatment of peritonsillar abscess: A systematic review. Laryngoscope. 2018 01; 128(1):72-77. Hur K, Zhou S, Kysh L. PMID: 28561258.
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    51. Paranasal Rosai-Dorfman Disease with Osseous Destruction. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2017; 2017:1453097. Hur K, Liu C, Koempel JA. PMID: 28321353; PMCID: PMC5339517.
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    52. Disease-free survival after salvage therapy for recurrent oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2016 04; 38 Suppl 1:E1501-9. Joseph AW, Guo T, Hur K, Xie Y, Yin L, Califano JA, Ha PK, Quon H, Richmon JD, Eisele DW, Agrawal N, Fakhry C. PMID: 26558328.
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    53. Sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge and prevalence of viral hepatitis infection among Vietnamese Americans at community screenings. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Feb; 17(1):298-301. Strong C, Hur K, Kim F, Pan J, Tran S, Juon HS. PMID: 24715472; PMCID: PMC4284135.
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    54. Surgical and anatomic considerations in endoscopic revision of failed external dacryocystorhinostomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 May; 150(5):901-5. Liang J, Hur K, Merbs SL, Lane AP. PMID: 24596236.
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    55. The role of secondhand smoke in allergic rhinitis: a systematic review. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Feb; 4(2):110-6. Hur K, Liang J, Lin SY. PMID: 24493468.
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    56. The role of secondhand smoke in sinusitis: a systematic review. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Jan; 4(1):22-8. Hur K, Liang J, Lin SY. PMID: 24574074.
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    57. Efficacy of a topical sesame/rose geranium oil compound in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia associated epistaxis. Laryngoscope. 2013 Apr; 123(4):820-2. Reh DD, Hur K, Merlo CA. PMID: 23401038.
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    58. Hepatitis B infection in the Asian and Latino communities of Alameda County, California. J Community Health. 2012 Oct; 37(5):1119-26. Hur K, Wong M, Lee J, Lee J, Juon HS. PMID: 22362166.
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    59. Transforming growth factor-beta induces apoptosis in activated murine T cells through the activation of caspase 1-like protease. Cell Immunol. 2000 Aug 25; 204(1):46-54. Chung EJ, Choi SH, Shim YH, Bang YJ, Hur KC, Kim CW. PMID: 11006017.
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    60. Platelet-derived growth factor-induced H(2)O(2) production requires the activation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. J Biol Chem. 2000 Apr 07; 275(14):10527-31. Bae YS, Sung JY, Kim OS, Kim YJ, Hur KC, Kazlauskas A, Rhee SG. PMID: 10744745.
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    61. Reduced activity of topoisomerase II in an Adriamycin-resistant human stomach-adenocarcinoma cell line. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 1998; 41(5):353-60. Son YS, Suh JM, Ahn SH, Kim JC, Yi JY, Hur KC, Hong WS, Muller MT, Chung IK. PMID: 9523730.
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