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Using satellite-derived normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data, several previous studies have indicated that vegetation growth significantly increased in most areas of China during the period 1982–99. In this letter, we extended the study period to 2010. We found that at the national scale the growing season (April–October) NDVI significantly(More)
PURPOSE Oral fluoropyrimidine (S-1, capecitabine) has been considered as an important part of various regimens. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of S-1-based therapy versus capecitabine -based therapy in gastrointestinal cancers. METHODS Eligible studies were identified from Pubmed, EMBASE. Additionally, abstracts presented at American Society(More)
1,2. Yet how global vegetation is responding to the changing environment is not well established. Here we use three long-term satellite leaf area index (LAI) records and ten global ecosystem models to investigate four key drivers of LAI trends during 1982–2009. We show a persistent and widespread increase of growing season integrated LAI (greening) over 25%(More)
This paper presents the application of Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) and Kriging from GIS (ArcGIS8.3) in disease mapping through the analysis of hepatitis B in China. The research shows that geostatistical analysis techniques such as Kriging and ESDA have a good effect in disease mapping. Kriging methods can express properly the spatial(More)
BACKGROUND Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Subclinical reactivation has been described in solid organ recipients and has been associated with graft versus host disease in bone marrow transplantation. Newer studies assessing the prevalence and impact of subclinical VZV reactivation in(More)
—Postclassification comparison provides a feasible approach to detect the changes of remote sensing images which have strongly inhomogeneous scenes. For pre-and postevent scenarios, registration is a challenging task because variform classifications may result in a dearth of homologous points to be used as tie points. In this letter, we show how the(More)
A methodology to generate spatially continuous fields of tree heights with an optimized Allometric Scaling and Resource Limitations (ASRL) model is reported in this first of a multi-part series of articles. Model optimization is performed with the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) waveform data. This methodology is demonstrated by mapping tree(More)
BACKGROUND To date, the association between phospholipase C epsilon 1 (PLCE1) rs2274223 A>G and risk of digestive tract cancer (DTC) remains inconclusive. To derive a more precise estimation of the association, we conducted a meta-analysis on all eligible case-control studies involving 8281 cases and 10,532 controls. METHODS A comprehensive search was(More)
The ultimate goal of this multi-article series is to develop a methodology to generate continuous fields of tree height and biomass. The first paper demonstrated the need for Allometric Scaling and Resource Limitation (ASRL) model optimization and its ability to generate spatially continuous fields of tree heights over the continental USA at coarse (1 km)(More)