Associate Professor Kristine Macartney

Associate Professor
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead
National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS)

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Research interests

A/Prof Kristine Macartney is a paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases. She is a medical graduate of the University of New South Wales and undertook her specialty training in Sydney and in the United States at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her Doctorate of Medicine was on rotavirus infection, in particular the mucosal immune response to novel vaccine candidates. She was a founding member of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is currently Deputy Director of Government Programs at the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS), a paediatric infectious disease consultant at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney. Her research interests include translation of evidence into policy and practice, vaccine safety, and most other areas of vaccine preventable diseases research, particularly in relation to rotavirus, varicella zoster virus and influenza. She is the senior editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook (9th Edition, 2008 and 10th Edition, 2013) and has authored many peer-reviewed publications. She is a former member of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines (ACSOM) and a current member of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Vaccines (ACSOV) of the TGA.

Selected grants

2013

  • Febrile seizures following vaccination in children: How common are they and what is the long term clinical outcome; Wood N, Buttery J, Gold M, Richmond P, Crawford N, Barton B, Macartney K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • McIntyre, P., Macartney, K., Gilroy, N., Lester, R. (2010). Immunisation. In Allen Yung, M McDonald, D Spelman, A Street, P Johnson, T Sorrell, J McCormack (Eds.), Infectious Diseases: A clinical approach, (pp. 648-666). Melbourne: IP Communications.

Journals

  • Quinn, H., Snelling, T., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2014). Duration of protection after first dose of acellular pertussis vaccine in infants. Pediatrics, 133(3), e513-519. [More Information]
  • Quinn, H., Wood, N., Cannings, K., Dey, A., Wang, H., Menzies, R., Moberley, S., Reid, S., McIntyre, P., Macartney, K. (2014). Intussusception following monovalent human rotavirus vaccine in Australia: Severity and comparison of using healthcare database records versus case-confirmation to assess risk. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 333(9), 959-965. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Heywood, A., McIntyre, P. (2014). Vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis against varicella (chickenpox) in children and adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6, CD001833. [More Information]
  • Heywood, A., Wang, H., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2014). Varicella and herpes zoster hospitalizations before and after implementation of one-dose varicella vaccination in Australia: an ecological study. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 92(8), 593-604. [More Information]
  • Smith, B., Hazelton, B., Heywood, A., Snelling, T., Peacock, K., Macartney, K. (2013). Disseminated tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis in Australian-born children; case reports and review of current epidemiology and management. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(3), e246-e250. [More Information]
  • Jayasinghe, S., Macartney, K. (2013). Estimating rotavirus gastroenteritis hospitalisations by using hospital episode statistics before and after the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in Australia. Vaccine, 31(6), 967-972. [More Information]
  • Ward, K., Dey, A., Hull, B., Quinn, H., Macartney, K., Menzies, R. (2013). Evaluation of Australia's varicella vaccination program for children and adolescents. Vaccine, 31(10), 1413-1419. [More Information]
  • Hull, B., Menzies, R., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2013). Impact of the introduction of rotavirus vaccine on the timeliness of other scheduled vaccines: The Australian experience. Vaccine, 31(15), 1964-1969. [More Information]
  • Dodd, C., Romio, S., Black, S., Vellozzi, C., Andrews, N., Sturkenboom, M., Zuber, P., Hua, W., Bonhoeffer, J., Buttery, J., Macartney, K., et al (2013). International collaboration to assess the risk of Guillain Barre Syndrome following Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines. Vaccine, 31(40), 4448-4458. [More Information]
  • Carlin, J., Macartney, K., Lee, K., Quinn, H., Buttery, J., Lopert, R., Bines, J., McIntyre, P. (2013). Intussusception risk and disease prevention associated with rotavirus vaccines in Australia's National Immunization Program. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(10), 1427-1434. [More Information]
  • Cashmore, A., Muscatello, D., Merrifield, A., Spokes, P., Macartney, K., Jalaludin, B. (2013). Relationship between the population incidence of pertussis in children in New South Wales, Australia and emergency department visits with cough: A time series analysis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Chiu, C., Georgousakis, M., Brotherton, J. (2013). Safety of human papillomavirus vaccines: a review. Drug Safety, 36(6), 393-412. [More Information]
  • Wiley, K., Zuo, Y., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2013). Sources of pertussis infection in young infants: A review of key evidence informing targeting of the cocoon strategy. Vaccine, 31(4), 618-625. [More Information]
  • Mahajan, D., Cook, J., Dey, A., Macartney, K., Menzies, R. (2013). Supplementary report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation among children aged less than seven years in Australia, 1 January to 30 June 2012. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 37(2), e130-e135. [More Information]
  • Mahajan, D., Cook, J., Dey, A., Macartney, K., Menzies, R. (2012). Annual report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia, 2011. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 36(4), E315-E332. [More Information]
  • Dey, A., Wang, H., Menzies, R., Macartney, K. (2012). Changes in hospitalisations for acute gastroenteritis in Australia after the national rotavirus vaccination program. Medical Journal of Australia, 197(8), 453-457. [More Information]
  • Khandaker, G., Zurynski, Y., Buttery, J., Marshall, H., Richmond, P., Dale, R., Royle, J., Gold, M., Snelling, T., Whitehead, B., Jones, C., Heron, L., Macartney, K., Elliott, E., Booy, R., et al (2012). Neurologic complications of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: Surveillance in 6 pediatric hospitals. Neurology, 79(14), 1474-1481. [More Information]
  • Georgousakis, M., Jayasinghe, S., Brotherton, J., Gilroy, N., Chiu, C., Macartney, K. (2012). Population-wide vaccination against human papillomavirus in adolescent boys: Australia as a case study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 12(8), 627-634. [More Information]
  • Mahajan, D., Cook, J., McIntyre, P., Macartney, K., Menzies, R. (2012). Supplementary report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation among children aged less than seven years in Australia, 1 January to 30 June 2011. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 36(1), 114-119. [More Information]
  • Mahajan, D., Cook, J., McIntyre, P., Macartney, K., Menzies, R. (2011). Annual report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia, 2010. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 35(4), 263-280. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Porwal, M., Dalton, D., Cripps, T., Maldigri, T., Isaacs, D., Kesson, A. (2011). Decline in rotavirus hospitalisations following introduction of Australia's national rotavirus immunisation programme. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(5), 266-270. [More Information]
  • Georgousakis, M., Jelfs, J., Macartney, K. (2011). Immunisation for life: Don't forget adults. Medicine Today, 12(4), 29-37.
  • Macartney, K., Durrheim, D. (2011). NSW immunisation performance: continuing progress but no room for complacency. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 22(9-10), 169-170. [More Information]
  • Mahajan, D., Menzies, R., Cook, J., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2011). Supplementary report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation among children aged less than 7 years in Australia, 1 January to 30 June 2010. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 35(1), 21-28. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K. (2010). Heads Up: Monovalent polio vaccines are better. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(5), 275.
  • Macartney, K. (2010). Pertussis vaccination. Medicine Today, 11, 63-64.
  • Isaacs, D., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2010). Rapid Response: Benefits and risks of childhood influenza vaccination. BMJ (online), , 1.
  • Webster, R., Hazelton, B., Suleiman, J., Macartney, K., Kesson, A., Dale, R. (2010). Severe encephalopathy with swine origin influenza A H1N1 infection in childhood: case reports. Neurology, 74(13), 1077-1078. [More Information]
  • Chiu, C., Dey, A., Wang, H., Menzies, R., Deeks, S., Mahajan, D., Macartney, K., Jardine, A., Quinn, H., Jelfs, J., Booy, R., Lawrence, G., Wood, N., McIntyre, P., et al (2010). Vaccine preventable diseases in Australia, 2005 to 2007. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 34, S1-167. [More Information]
  • Wood, J., Gidding, H., Heywood, A., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P., MacIntyre, C. (2009). Potential impacts of schedule changes, waning immunity and vaccine uptake on measles elimination in Australia. Vaccine, 27(2), 313-318. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Burgess, M. (2009). Rapid impact of rotavirus vaccination in the United States: implications for Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(3), 131-132. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K. (2009). What's new in childhood immunisation? Medicine Today, 10, 24-30.
  • Wood, J., MacIntyre, R., Macartney, K. (2008). Assessing varicella vaccine efficacy. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 27(2), 190; author reply 190-1. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Quinn, H., Macartney, K., Trent, M., Massey, P., Carr, C., Turahui, J. (2008). Immunisation attitudes, knowledge and practices of health professionals in regional NSW. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32(3), 224-229. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Macartney, K. (2008). Parental decisions about vaccination: Collective values are important. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(10), 534-535. [More Information]
  • Inglis, E., Kesson, A., Newell, A., Macartney, K., MacIntyre, C. (2008). The burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children presenting to a paediatric hospital. Epidemiology and Infection, doi:10.1017/S0950268808001520(137 (7)), 943-949. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2008). Vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis against varicella (chickenpox) in children and adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2008 (3), CD001833-1-CD001833-27. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Burgess, M. (2008). Varicella vaccination in Australia and New Zealand. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 197, S191-5. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., MacIntyre, C., McIntyre, P. (2007). Current developments in varicella-zoster virus disease prevention. A report on the varicella-zoster virus workshop convened by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases on 16-17 November 2006. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 31(3), 303-310. [More Information]
  • Newall, A., Beutels, P., Macartney, K., Wood, J., MacIntyre, C. (2007). The cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Australia. Vaccine, 25, 8851-8860. [More Information]
  • Brotherton, J., Wang, H., Schaffer, A., Quinn, H., Menzies, R., Hull, B., Lawrence, C., Wood, J., Wood, N., Rosewell, A., Newall, A., Macartney, K., Gidding, H., McIntyre, P., Booy, R., et al (2007). Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Australia, 2003 to 2005. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 31(Suppl June 2007), 1-152. [More Information]
  • Newall, A., MacIntyre, C., Wang, H., Hull, B., Macartney, K. (2006). Burden of severe rotavirus disease in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42(9), 521-527. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2005). Universal varicella vaccination. Comment. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(5), 278-9. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Beutels, P., McIntyre, P., Burgess, M. (2005). Varicella vaccination in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 41(11), 544-552. [More Information]

2014

  • Quinn, H., Snelling, T., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2014). Duration of protection after first dose of acellular pertussis vaccine in infants. Pediatrics, 133(3), e513-519. [More Information]
  • Quinn, H., Wood, N., Cannings, K., Dey, A., Wang, H., Menzies, R., Moberley, S., Reid, S., McIntyre, P., Macartney, K. (2014). Intussusception following monovalent human rotavirus vaccine in Australia: Severity and comparison of using healthcare database records versus case-confirmation to assess risk. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 333(9), 959-965. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Heywood, A., McIntyre, P. (2014). Vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis against varicella (chickenpox) in children and adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6, CD001833. [More Information]
  • Heywood, A., Wang, H., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2014). Varicella and herpes zoster hospitalizations before and after implementation of one-dose varicella vaccination in Australia: an ecological study. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 92(8), 593-604. [More Information]

2013

  • Smith, B., Hazelton, B., Heywood, A., Snelling, T., Peacock, K., Macartney, K. (2013). Disseminated tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis in Australian-born children; case reports and review of current epidemiology and management. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(3), e246-e250. [More Information]
  • Jayasinghe, S., Macartney, K. (2013). Estimating rotavirus gastroenteritis hospitalisations by using hospital episode statistics before and after the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in Australia. Vaccine, 31(6), 967-972. [More Information]
  • Ward, K., Dey, A., Hull, B., Quinn, H., Macartney, K., Menzies, R. (2013). Evaluation of Australia's varicella vaccination program for children and adolescents. Vaccine, 31(10), 1413-1419. [More Information]
  • Hull, B., Menzies, R., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2013). Impact of the introduction of rotavirus vaccine on the timeliness of other scheduled vaccines: The Australian experience. Vaccine, 31(15), 1964-1969. [More Information]
  • Dodd, C., Romio, S., Black, S., Vellozzi, C., Andrews, N., Sturkenboom, M., Zuber, P., Hua, W., Bonhoeffer, J., Buttery, J., Macartney, K., et al (2013). International collaboration to assess the risk of Guillain Barre Syndrome following Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines. Vaccine, 31(40), 4448-4458. [More Information]
  • Carlin, J., Macartney, K., Lee, K., Quinn, H., Buttery, J., Lopert, R., Bines, J., McIntyre, P. (2013). Intussusception risk and disease prevention associated with rotavirus vaccines in Australia's National Immunization Program. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(10), 1427-1434. [More Information]
  • Cashmore, A., Muscatello, D., Merrifield, A., Spokes, P., Macartney, K., Jalaludin, B. (2013). Relationship between the population incidence of pertussis in children in New South Wales, Australia and emergency department visits with cough: A time series analysis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Chiu, C., Georgousakis, M., Brotherton, J. (2013). Safety of human papillomavirus vaccines: a review. Drug Safety, 36(6), 393-412. [More Information]
  • Wiley, K., Zuo, Y., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2013). Sources of pertussis infection in young infants: A review of key evidence informing targeting of the cocoon strategy. Vaccine, 31(4), 618-625. [More Information]
  • Mahajan, D., Cook, J., Dey, A., Macartney, K., Menzies, R. (2013). Supplementary report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation among children aged less than seven years in Australia, 1 January to 30 June 2012. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 37(2), e130-e135. [More Information]

2012

  • Mahajan, D., Cook, J., Dey, A., Macartney, K., Menzies, R. (2012). Annual report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia, 2011. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 36(4), E315-E332. [More Information]
  • Dey, A., Wang, H., Menzies, R., Macartney, K. (2012). Changes in hospitalisations for acute gastroenteritis in Australia after the national rotavirus vaccination program. Medical Journal of Australia, 197(8), 453-457. [More Information]
  • Khandaker, G., Zurynski, Y., Buttery, J., Marshall, H., Richmond, P., Dale, R., Royle, J., Gold, M., Snelling, T., Whitehead, B., Jones, C., Heron, L., Macartney, K., Elliott, E., Booy, R., et al (2012). Neurologic complications of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: Surveillance in 6 pediatric hospitals. Neurology, 79(14), 1474-1481. [More Information]
  • Georgousakis, M., Jayasinghe, S., Brotherton, J., Gilroy, N., Chiu, C., Macartney, K. (2012). Population-wide vaccination against human papillomavirus in adolescent boys: Australia as a case study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 12(8), 627-634. [More Information]
  • Mahajan, D., Cook, J., McIntyre, P., Macartney, K., Menzies, R. (2012). Supplementary report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation among children aged less than seven years in Australia, 1 January to 30 June 2011. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 36(1), 114-119. [More Information]

2011

  • Mahajan, D., Cook, J., McIntyre, P., Macartney, K., Menzies, R. (2011). Annual report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia, 2010. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 35(4), 263-280. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Porwal, M., Dalton, D., Cripps, T., Maldigri, T., Isaacs, D., Kesson, A. (2011). Decline in rotavirus hospitalisations following introduction of Australia's national rotavirus immunisation programme. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(5), 266-270. [More Information]
  • Georgousakis, M., Jelfs, J., Macartney, K. (2011). Immunisation for life: Don't forget adults. Medicine Today, 12(4), 29-37.
  • Macartney, K., Durrheim, D. (2011). NSW immunisation performance: continuing progress but no room for complacency. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 22(9-10), 169-170. [More Information]
  • Mahajan, D., Menzies, R., Cook, J., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2011). Supplementary report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation among children aged less than 7 years in Australia, 1 January to 30 June 2010. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 35(1), 21-28. [More Information]

2010

  • Macartney, K. (2010). Heads Up: Monovalent polio vaccines are better. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(5), 275.
  • McIntyre, P., Macartney, K., Gilroy, N., Lester, R. (2010). Immunisation. In Allen Yung, M McDonald, D Spelman, A Street, P Johnson, T Sorrell, J McCormack (Eds.), Infectious Diseases: A clinical approach, (pp. 648-666). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Macartney, K. (2010). Pertussis vaccination. Medicine Today, 11, 63-64.
  • Isaacs, D., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2010). Rapid Response: Benefits and risks of childhood influenza vaccination. BMJ (online), , 1.
  • Webster, R., Hazelton, B., Suleiman, J., Macartney, K., Kesson, A., Dale, R. (2010). Severe encephalopathy with swine origin influenza A H1N1 infection in childhood: case reports. Neurology, 74(13), 1077-1078. [More Information]
  • Chiu, C., Dey, A., Wang, H., Menzies, R., Deeks, S., Mahajan, D., Macartney, K., Jardine, A., Quinn, H., Jelfs, J., Booy, R., Lawrence, G., Wood, N., McIntyre, P., et al (2010). Vaccine preventable diseases in Australia, 2005 to 2007. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 34, S1-167. [More Information]

2009

  • Wood, J., Gidding, H., Heywood, A., Macartney, K., McIntyre, P., MacIntyre, C. (2009). Potential impacts of schedule changes, waning immunity and vaccine uptake on measles elimination in Australia. Vaccine, 27(2), 313-318. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Burgess, M. (2009). Rapid impact of rotavirus vaccination in the United States: implications for Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(3), 131-132. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K. (2009). What's new in childhood immunisation? Medicine Today, 10, 24-30.

2008

  • Wood, J., MacIntyre, R., Macartney, K. (2008). Assessing varicella vaccine efficacy. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 27(2), 190; author reply 190-1. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Quinn, H., Macartney, K., Trent, M., Massey, P., Carr, C., Turahui, J. (2008). Immunisation attitudes, knowledge and practices of health professionals in regional NSW. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32(3), 224-229. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Macartney, K. (2008). Parental decisions about vaccination: Collective values are important. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(10), 534-535. [More Information]
  • Inglis, E., Kesson, A., Newell, A., Macartney, K., MacIntyre, C. (2008). The burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children presenting to a paediatric hospital. Epidemiology and Infection, doi:10.1017/S0950268808001520(137 (7)), 943-949. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2008). Vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis against varicella (chickenpox) in children and adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2008 (3), CD001833-1-CD001833-27. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Burgess, M. (2008). Varicella vaccination in Australia and New Zealand. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 197, S191-5. [More Information]

2007

  • Macartney, K., MacIntyre, C., McIntyre, P. (2007). Current developments in varicella-zoster virus disease prevention. A report on the varicella-zoster virus workshop convened by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases on 16-17 November 2006. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 31(3), 303-310. [More Information]
  • Newall, A., Beutels, P., Macartney, K., Wood, J., MacIntyre, C. (2007). The cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Australia. Vaccine, 25, 8851-8860. [More Information]
  • Brotherton, J., Wang, H., Schaffer, A., Quinn, H., Menzies, R., Hull, B., Lawrence, C., Wood, J., Wood, N., Rosewell, A., Newall, A., Macartney, K., Gidding, H., McIntyre, P., Booy, R., et al (2007). Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Australia, 2003 to 2005. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 31(Suppl June 2007), 1-152. [More Information]

2006

  • Newall, A., MacIntyre, C., Wang, H., Hull, B., Macartney, K. (2006). Burden of severe rotavirus disease in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42(9), 521-527. [More Information]

2005

  • Macartney, K., McIntyre, P. (2005). Universal varicella vaccination. Comment. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(5), 278-9. [More Information]
  • Macartney, K., Beutels, P., McIntyre, P., Burgess, M. (2005). Varicella vaccination in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 41(11), 544-552. [More Information]

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