January 11, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 11, 2019

By Emily Blahnik

USA Today, A medical rarity: Two patients get back-to-back, triple-organ transplants by Ken Altucker — …Mayo Clinic Rochester has completed 100 multi-organ transplants, including four heart-liver-kidney transplants, said Alfredo Clavell, Mayo Rochester's medical director of the heart transplant program. Clavell agreed that a new liver often allows patients to take lower levels of anti-rejection drugs and may have other benefits, including lower risk for cancer. A large National Institutes of Health study in 2011 found people who get organ transplants face a cancer risk that's twice as high as the general population. One reason: Large amounts of anti-rejection drugs can increase a person's risk for cancer. "The risk of malignancy is a direct correlation with the need of immunosuppression," Clavell said. "The more you take, the more at risk you are."

PBS, Forget the crash diet. These 6 New Year’s resolutions are better for your health — For those looking to change up their a sedentary lifestyle, Dr. Donald Hensrud of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program suggests this habit for two weeks: don’t eat while watching television and spend only as much time watching television as you spend exercising. “It increases awareness,” among other things, said Hensrud, including decreasing “calorie intake because people aren’t mindlessly munching while they watch TV.” Because this habit doesn’t completely eliminate television viewing, but instead pushes individuals to either watch less TV or get more exercise, it inherently increases physical activity levels, he added.

NBC News, Tend to get too happy at happy hour? Consider mindful drinking by Vivian Manning-Schaffel — Knowing when to cut back on alcohol consumption can be difficult and varies for every person. "National guidelines are a good place to start, however, every person's situation is unique and requires an individualized answer," says Jared James, M.D., Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System. Dr. James also says that you've ever felt like you should cut back, "a loved one or a health care professional may be able to provide a more objective opinion and support them in their efforts to decrease alcohol consumption."

Quartz, The benefits of dry January are mostly in your mind by Katherine Ellen Foley — Each year, thousands of people worldwide use Jan. 1 as a reason to go sober through Dry January, or Drynuary, after the revelry of the holiday season passes. The idea of taking a break from drinking in January started to take off a few years ago… Healthy adults don’t actually need a month to recover from holiday drinking. When we drink, the liver breaks down the majority of alcohol in our systems. While this process can result in the death of liver cells, the liver, like skin, regenerates quickly, Doug Simonetto, a heptologist at the Mayo Clinic, has told Quartz. (Just exactly how quickly is still unknown—Simonetto said that it would take actual liver biopsies at various points to be able to tell. But think of it like skin healing after a cut.)

Consumer Reports, What You Must Know About Parkinson's Disease by Lindsey Konkel — Several studies suggest that more physically active people may be less likely to ­develop Parkinson’s disease. “The strongest evidence we have for prevention has to do with physical exercise,” says Rodolfo Savica, M.D., a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic. So “make sure you’re getting at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise (like brisk walking or cycling) five times a week.” More may be better. An analysis published in JAMA last fall found that men who added 10 hours of moderate to vigorous exercise (such as jogging and tennis) a week cut their Parkinson’s risk by 10 percent. Those who ­increased exercise by another 10 hours a week cut their risk by 17 percent.

Washington Post, Child with food allergy dies after inhaling fish fumes, father says by Lindsey Bever — Cod was cooking on the stove when 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre arrived at his grandmother’s home in New York. Cameron, who had a known allergy to seafood, started to wheeze during the visit this week, so his father said he reached for his son’s asthma medication. But this time, the nebulizer machine that Cameron had used during allergy attacks in the past, did not seem to be working — the young boy could not breathe in the air, his father said…Nearly 6 million children in the United States are estimated to have food allergies, including finned fish such as salmon, tuna and halibut, according to Food Allergy Research & Education. And Adela Taylor, who chairs the allergy and asthma center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., said it is also possible “to have an allergic reaction to steam or fumes produced by cooking seafood.” “The fish protein that is responsible for the allergic reactions is very stable when cooked,” the doctor said in an email to The Post.

New York Times, When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives by Gina Kolata — Sixteen years ago, Ms. Silva was a healthy marathon runner. Her life changed abruptly, though, after a holiday party for her husband’s law firm. At the event, she suddenly felt a burning, searing pain in her hands and feet. Her legs started swelling. She was frightened, but the next day she seemed fine — so she decided to ignore the episode. ..She saw scores of doctors and went to the Mayo Clinic twice for an exhaustive work-up, to no avail. She tried drug after drug to alleviate her symptoms, but nothing helped.  She ended up at the Stanford pain clinic, where doctors said her primary disease is erythromelalgia, a rare condition in which blood vessels become blocked and inflamed. But no one knew how she got it.

WCCO, How Light Therapy Helps Minnesotans Over Winter by Christiane Cordero — As Minnesota makes its way through the darkest part of the year, people who endure it have to get creative with ways to fight the fatigue often associated with seasonal affective disorder…Therapy lamps can help that person’s mind. Research from the Mayo Clinic suggests the light boxes work in its attempt to adjust its users’ circadian rhythm. The reason why, according to Dr. Craig Sawchuk, goes back to how seasonal affective disorder is defined. He says despite its acronym, it doesn’t necessarily make people feel sad, rather, they tend to feel unmotivated. “So it’s more of a flattening of their aspect,” Sawchuk, with the Mayo Clinic, said. “They tend to oversleep, get a lot of carbohydrate cravings, and a lot of withdrawal, too.”

Star Tribune, Sanford Health joins generic drug company by Christopher Snowbeck — South Dakota-based Sanford Health is one of 12 health systems that have newly signed on with Civica Rx, a nonprofit generic drug company that was launched by philanthropists and hospital groups last year. The new health systems join Mayo Clinic and a number of large hospital groups across the country that created in September 2018 the new manufacturer in response to chronic shortages of certain key generic medications. In a news release this week, Civica Rx said it expects to bring more than 14 hospital-administered generic drugs to hospitals and health care systems this year. The company says its in the process of becoming an FDA-approved manufacturer and will either make generic drugs itself or subcontract the work to other companies. Additional coverage: D Healthcare

KARE 11, A look back at the Dayton years by John Croman — Governor Dayton has been plagued by health problems throughout his tenure, with multiple surgeries on his back and hips. It was punctuated by fainting episodes, including one while delivering his 2017 State of the State speech. The 71-year-old governor returned the next day to tell Capitol reporters it was just dehydration, and quipped, "If I had known it would result in Republicans not criticizing my speech I would have tried it years ago!" But moments later at the same briefing Dayton announced he'd been diagnosed with prostate cancer and he'd be heading to the Mayo Clinic for treatment. Those treatments were successful and the governor returned to the fray at the Capitol during an intense budget battle. In 2018, the governor returned to the Mayo for more spinal treatment. His stay there was much longer than anticipated, and Dayton later revealed that he had suffered permanent damage to his lungs as a complication of the surgery.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo doc Minnesota's 2018 HPV vaccine champion by Anne Halliwell — If someone told you a routinely recommended vaccine could help prevent multiple types of cancer, would you get it? Would you wonder why you hadn’t been vaccinated a long time ago? Robert Jacobson wants to make sure no more Minnesotans ask themselves that question. Jacobson conducts research to improve vaccination rates in primary care populations, and leads an NIH-funded research grant to improve provider recommendations for the HPV vaccine. Jacobson, a general pediatrician, professor of pediatrics, and longtime member of the Mayo Clinic consulting staff, was named Minnesota’s HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Champion.

Post-Bulletin, Friends of Mayowood disbands after 37 'great years' by Tom Weber — Joanne Sheldon was one of the founding members of the Friends of Mayowood in 1981 and now that the organization is disbanding, she was asked if it’s a bittersweet time. “Yes and no,” Sheldon said. “We had 37 great years. We raised a lot of money. It was a great opportunity.” But with the number of members declining and those involved getting advanced in years, Sheldon, 85, said, “It was just time.” Additional coverage: Post-Bulletin

Post-Bulletin, Tips to avoid falls while walking on ice by Emily Cutts — If you’ve spent any time in Minnesota during the winter, you’ve likely fallen on ice at least once. Maybe it was while you were skating, making it only slightly less embarrassing than falling while getting out of the car or simply walking down the sidewalk. Ice may be unavoidable, but there are a few things people can do to lessen their chances of falling and injuring themselves. Mayo Clinic physical therapist Timothy Madson sat down with the Post Bulletin to offer a few tips.

Post-Bulletin, Health center receives grant for new clinic — Mayo Clinic has awarded Zumbro Valley Health Center $75,000 to help develop a metabolic clinic within the organization’s primary care area. The funding will be used to better treat diseases common to people with mental illness such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and respiratory illnesses by addressing key lifestyle factors during visits. “These funds will allow us to help people change unhealthy lifestyle habits like poor nutrition, lack of exercise and obesity,” said Beth Krehbiel, Zumbro Valley Health Center’s CEO.

KTTC, Mayo Clinic study investigates link between anxiety and obesity by Linda Ha — Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators say there’s a link between obesity and anxiety. Using obese mice in a study, results show anxiety is a consequence of the accumulation of senescent cells in the brain. These cells are also referred to as ‘zombie cells’ because they don’t die and don’t perform the functions of a normal cell…“We’re very close,” said Dr. James Kirkland, Co-Senior Study Author. “In fact, within probably a few days of some of the early trials being reported. That said we do not want people going out and taking these drugs. These drugs are very much in the research phase. They’re for people that have severe illnesses that we’re including in these trials.” Additional coverage: Futurism, New AtlasWXOW La Crosse, Laboratory Equipment

KTTC, Around Town: Eagles Cancer Telethon on KTTC — The countdown continues to the 65th annual Eagles Cancer Telethon on KTTC. The telethon starts January 19 at 8 p.m. and continues to 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. It’s the longest running, locally produced telethon in the country. The 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon is a non-profit charity dedicated to raising funds in support of cancer research. Through the years, millions of dollars has been raised through the joint effort of volunteers and community organizations. Money raised is used to help fund cancer research at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Homel Institute for Cancer Research and U of M Masonic Cancer Center.

KIMT, Fire Department wins blood drive by Isabella Basco — The Fire Department is not only good at putting out flames -- they are also great at rallying support for blood donations. The Fire Department, Gold Cross, Sheriff's Office and Police Station all participated in a blood drive bringing in 413 blood donations. The drive got organized by Mayo Clinic and ran from September to New Year's Eve. Firefighter Mandee Marx hopes their win will raise more awareness about the importance of giving blood..The Fire Department will receive a trophy from Mayo Clinic.

KAAL, More "Coworking Spaces" Coming to Rochester — It’s a different way to work, and it’s gaining popularity in Rochester. Instead of working from home or at a coffee shop, more and more local entrepreneurs are jumping on the idea of working in a shared office space, where they can bounce ideas off one another. “Collider Prime” opened on Fourth Street SW in 2016 and since then, membership has grown to 70 people. However, manager Jamie Sundsbak says one question he always gets asked is, "do you have private offices?"… Offices are already filling up. With Collider 424 being located on Mayo Clinic's campus, Sundsbak hopes to attract new tenants. He believes as the city grows, so will the need for more workspaces.

Florida Today, Suicide is third leading cause of death for those 15-24 years old by Dr. Latisha Sims — The Mayo Clinic has a video that can be shown to preteens/teens regularly to remind them of the resources they have if they need to talk to someone: “Reach Out – Preventing Teen Suicide”. Mayo also has video appropriate to show to parents/grandparents/guardians in school, church and any other community setting where adults might gather: “Teen Suicide Prevention”.

WEAU Eau Claire, Mayo One helicopter under repair after crash by Lindsay Alowairdi — A Mayo One helicopter is undergoing repairs after a crash last week. An employee who works with the air medical program at Mayo Clinic Health System tells WEAU the helicopter experienced a hard landing on December 24. There was no patient on-board and there were no serious injuries sustained by the aircraft crew or any bystanders.  The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are reviewing the case. Mayo Clinic says the aircraft is at a specialized shop for repairs, and they are currently using a back-up helicopter.

WEAU Eau Claire, Local hospital reacts to report of declining cancer rates by Katarina Vergara — Prostate cancer is on the rise, but a new report from the American Cancer Society shows the death rates of many cancers are on the decline. The report says it’s been on a consistent decline during the past 25 years. The Oncology Department Chair at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Dr. Scott Okuno, says the drop can be attributed to lower smoking rates and advances in early detection and treatment. “In addition, our treatments for patients with cancer definitely improved as well," said Okuno.

WEAU Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System Sports Medicine Symposium by Tyler Mickelson — Mark McCarthy, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire discusses next Friday’s Sports Medicine Symposium. The event will feature speakers from Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic and the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and focus on a number of topics involving sports-related injuries in athletes. The symposium will conclude with a presentation from former Major League Baseball player Corey Koskie.

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Visit to Cadaver Lab gives Colfax High School students impactful experience — …Students also learned from Hoage about UW-Stout’s Zebrafish Lab. Hoage served as a role model. She is a 2002 Colfax High School graduate and took biology from Mosey. She went on to earn an applied science degree from UW-Stout and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from Mayo Clinic Graduate School. In a colorful PowerPoint presentation “Creating Zebrafish Models of Human Disease via Genetic Engineering,” Hoage explained how zebrafish have 80 percent of the same disease genes as humans, including those that cause Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes. Because of that, their similar organs, fast development time and the genetic tools available they make perfect research subjects, she said.

La Crosse Tribune, Coulee Region Farm2School’s Harvest of the Month: Cabbage — The featured Harvest of the Month for the Coulee Region Farm2School program is cabbage. Cabbage will appear on the lunch menu of 19 elementary schools during the month of January. Farm2School helps children understand where their food comes from and how their food choices impact their bodies, the environment and their community.

WKBT La Crosse, Diet advice to help you keep your 2019 resolution by Greg White — A dietitian with Mayo Clinic Health System says the ketogenic diet may help you lose weight, but you may be losing more. "It's very restrictive, which can lead to nutrient deficiencies, and I think one of my big issues with it is that it can lead to a really disordered pattern of eating," said Jamie Pronschinske, Registered Dietitian, Mayo Clinic Health System. The registered dietitian does recommend the Mediterranean diet, which focuses largely on plant-based proteins.

WKBT La Crosse, Protect yourself from noroviruses this winter by Tory Neumann — You can get a norovirus many times in your life since there are actually many different kinds of the disease. Common symptoms often include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain with some forms of the virus including fevers and headaches. Local doctors say preventing the illnesses from spreading can be difficult. "I'd love to tell you that, 'Oh, anything you do in the way of washing your hands is going to be perfect, or some of the sanitizing agents that you use.' Fact of the matter is many of them are relatively ineffective,” said Mayo Clinic Health System Medical Doctor Charles Peters.

WIZM-Radio, La Crosse health experts warning of nasty stomach bug spreading by Drew Kelly — Flu numbers haven’t seen their peak yet but Norovirus is on the rise. The stomach illness, that lasts from one to four days, features symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea and usually has people thinking the worst.  Erin Passe with Mayo Health System in Holmen says the biggest symptom to watch out for is dehydration, especially if you have had a hard time keeping anything down for about four days.

Austin Daily Herald, Huddle up around the table: For the big game, food can make all the difference by Eric Johnson — While not a football fan per se, Kristine Wolner, executive chef for Food Service at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin and Albert Lea, is certainly a fan of food and that’s enough to pique her interest. “My husband is a huge football fan,” Wolner said one afternoon in the cafeteria at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. “I just show up for the food and drink.” The idea of good food and a good game are common traits with most any sport. It’s almost a symbiotic relationship that heightens the fun. “It gets you amped up a little more,” she agreed.

Albert Lea Tribune, Food for Backpacks receives donation — Mayo Clinic Health System recently hosted a weight loss challenge for employees in different locations to come together as teams and compete in shedding pounds collectively. The 10-member team based in Albert Lea won a prize of $150 and chose to donate its winnings to local charity Food for Backpacks, according to a press release. The donation was delivered to the Rev. Shane Koepke of Grace Lutheran Church, one of eight participating local churches supporting the program. The amount donated will provide 45 food kits for children in the community.

US News & World Report, Living Well With a Feeding Tube by Lisa Esposito — Feeding tubes can prevent weight loss, boost energy and bolster your immune system. They also offer important health benefits for people coping with the following health issues…Tube feeding for oral and throat cancer: Inability to swallow food because of cancer of the mouth or throat is a major contributor to people receiving one, says Lisa Epp, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

MD Magazine, FDA Approves Concussion Test, EyeBOX by Krista Rossi — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Oculogica’s EyeBOX, the first non-invasive, baseline-free tool directed at diagnosing concussions. It is intended for use in pediatric patients aged 5 years and in older adults aged up to 67 years. By using eye-tracking that provides objective information, the device aids in assessing patients with suspected concussion through an easy to take, 4-minute test. With over 2.5 million emergency room visits in the United States as a result of head injuries, the device has potential to serve a large population...“Eye-tracking will change the practice of emergency care for concussion and will greatly assist a large number of patients,” Robert Spinner, MD, chair of the Department of Neurological surgery at Mayo Clinic, said. “The result will be more consistent and objective diagnoses of concussion in the emergency room and clinic, and eventually on the field.” Additional coverage: MedscapeMedTech Dive

TCTMD, Stroke Risk Increases Over Time in Many Patients With A-fib by Todd Neale — Commenting for TCTMD, Paul Friedman, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN), said the study raises an important point about the need to reevaluate stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. “We all recognize it’s not static. That is, age is one of the variables [in the CHA2DS2-VASc score],” he said. “I don’t know if there’s the same extent of awareness of the fact that the other risk factors also evolve over time.” Failing to reassess risk in a patient with an initially low score “could lead to the potential for undertreatment and having people be at a higher risk than we would think if it’s not being reassessed at reasonable intervals,” Friedman said, adding that he agrees with the authors that 1 year is an appropriate interval.

TCTMD, MitraClip Analysis Highlights Questions of Patient Selection in Functional MR by Shelley Wood — Commenting on the findings for TCTMD, though, Yogesh Reddy, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN), called the results “predictable” and subject to the same concerns faced by similar studies prior to the release of the randomized trials. “It's very, very difficult to determine any efficacy from this kind of analysis, because the healthier people are going to go to surgery and the slightly less healthy people are going to go to the clip and the people who are really sick are going to get medical therapy,” Reddy said. “No amount of adjustment, statistically, can account for that because there are unmeasured confounders that we can't control for.”

MedPage Today, 2019 May See New Approach to Refractory Crohn's by Diana Swift — Autologous stem cells have also proven effective for tissue healing in CD patients, but allogeneic stem cells may also have a role to play. For example, an initiative begun at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and is recruiting healthy donors to provide allogeneic stem cells to treat anal fistulas in CD patients. "With allogeneic cells you have the advantage of an off-the-shelf product to offer patients when they walk in," Amy L. Lightner, MD, told MedPage Today. In the allogeneic study, the cells will be delivered arterially. In another innovation, Lightner and colleagues will alter the therapeutic target from the intestinal cells themselves to the extra-cellular vesicles, functional nanoparticles secreted by cells and containing RNA, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids involved in cell signaling. "We can culture mesenchymal cells and engineer them as immunosuppressives to target the vesicles with less risk and much lower cost per dose – maybe $100 as opposed to $10,000," she explained.

Mountain Lake PBS, Former Chief of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic Talks About Ken Burns’ Doc — Filmmaker Ken Burns returns to PBS this coming Monday, January 7th, with his two-hour documentary that looks at what many call the best hospital in America, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. We recently held a screening of the film at the Jeanne Sauve House in Montreal, and featured Dr. Claude Deschamps, President and CEO of the University of Vermont Health Network’s Medical Group, and former Chief of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic.

Medical Xpress, Sex differences identified in deadly brain tumors — Glioblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor and kills about half of patients within 14 months of diagnosis. It is diagnosed nearly twice as often in males, compared with females. The tumor is most often diagnosed in people over age 50, and standard treatment is aggressive—surgery, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. However, stubborn stem cells often survive and continue to divide, producing new tumor cells to replace the ones killed by treatment. Most tumors recur within six months. Studying adults with glioblastoma, the researchers found that standard treatment for glioblastoma is more effective in women than men. To help understand such sex differences in treatment response, the researchers, including Kristin R. Swanson, Ph.D., a mathematical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic, measured tumor growth velocity in standard MRI scans.

Cardiovascular Business, The Way to Women’s Heart Health by Randy Young — …Sharonne Hayes, MD, professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Mayo Clinic and researcher of conditions that uniquely affect women, minces even fewer words in discussing what physicians often miss. “Some women with microvascular disease who complain of angina feel they must be crazy and should see a psychiatrist because their doctor says there is nothing wrong with them,” she says. “It reaches a point where they’re not just undertreated but under-believed.”

Neurology Advisor, Sleep and Circadian Alterations in Parkinson's: Understanding the Source for Smarter Treatment by Tori Rodriguez — Neurology Advisor checked in with the following experts for additional discussion about sleep dysfunction in PD: Donn Dexter, MD, FAAN, assistant professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota…Dr Dexter: Complex abnormalities in the noradrenergic, serotonergic, and cholinergic systems likely play a role in the sleep disruption seen in PD. A number of sleep disorders are common in PD, including REM sleep behavior disorder, periodic limb movement disorder, and insomnia. The primary manifestations of PD may adversely affect sleep, and the effects of associated depression or medication adverse events may also play a deleterious role in sleep in these patients. In general, medication provides more benefit than harm regarding sleep in these patients.

Grand Forks Herald, Medical organizations call for more gun controls, but not all physicians agree by John Lundy — Dr. Douglas Wood, the president of the Minnesota Medical Association, is calling for “common-sense solutions to deal with firearm-related injuries and deaths.” Although the death toll is lower in Minnesota than in many states, death by firearms is still the second-leading cause of death in the state for young people (ages 10-19), said Wood, who practices at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. It approaches the leading cause of death for that age group: motor vehicle deaths. “We try to prevent motor vehicle deaths by better design of cars and roads, mandating seat-belt use and limiting cellphone use, as well as how we license teen drivers,” Wood wrote in an email. “So it only makes sense that we would be as smart in trying to reduce the toll of gun violence with public health and regulatory interventions.”

Live Science, What Is E. Coli?  by Rachel Ross — E. coli is also responsible for about 90 percent of urinary tract infections (UTI), according to UCSF. Symptoms of a UTI include a strong urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating and cloudy or strong-smelling urine, according to the Mayo Clinic. Women, especially those who are sexually active, are at a higher risk of developing a UTI because of the shorter length of the urethra and the close proximity of the urethra to the anus.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Nixing flu vaccine for hospitalized patients could be blown opportunity, study suggests by Megan Knowles — Hospitalized patients vaccinated for the flu did not have an increased risk of outpatient visits or hospital readmission within seven days of discharge, a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found. The study, conducted by Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, built on previous research that found surgical patients who got the flu vaccine during their hospitalization did not have increased risks of complications or delay in discharge compared to those who were not vaccinated during their stay. This retrospective cohort study analyzed the EHRs of over 250,000 patients hospitalized during any of three flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 with admission and discharge dates between September 1 and March 31 of the next year.

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