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This paper aims at designing a Seamless Rate Adaptation for wireless networking which achieves smooth rate adjustment in a broad dynamic range of channel conditions. Conventional rate adaptation can only achieve a stair-case rate adjustment. Even when combining with hybrid ARQ, it suffers from an irreconcilable conflict between throughput and dynamic range.(More)
BACKGROUND Patient safety culture is an important measure in assessing the quality of health care. There is a growing recognition of the need to establish a culture of hospital focused on patient safety. This study explores the attitudes and perceptions of patient safety culture for health care workers in China by using a Hospital Survey on Patient Safety(More)
PURPOSE Describe the prevalence of visual impairment/blindness among older adults in rural populations in China. DESIGN Population-based, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS We evaluated 45 747 adults > or =50 years of age. METHODS Geographically defined cluster sampling was used in randomly selecting a cross-section of residents from a representative(More)
Posterior capsular opacification (PCO) is caused by the proliferation and migration of residual lens epithelium cells (LECs) after extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE). Rapamcin (RAPA) is known to be a potent immunosuppressive drug with anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of(More)
Proteoglycans (PGs) are major components of the cell surface and extracellular matrix and play critical roles in development and maintenance of the central nervous system (CNS). PGs are a family of proteins, all of which contain a core protein to which glycosaminoglycan side chains are covalently attached. PGs possess diverse physiological roles,(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the extracellular deposition of the beta-amyloid protein (Abeta). Abeta is a fragment of a much larger precursor protein, the amyloid precursor protein (APP). Sequential proteolytic cleavage of APP by beta-secretase and gamma-secretase liberates Abeta from APP. The aspartyl protease BACE1 (beta-site APP-cleaving(More)
During drinking water disinfection, iodinated disinfection byproducts (I-DBPs) can be generated through reactions between iodide, disinfectants, and natural organic matter. Drinking water I-DBPs have been increasingly attracting attention as emerging organic pollutants as a result of their significantly higher toxicity and growth inhibition than their(More)
This paper presents a novel compressive coded modulation (CCM) which simultaneously achieves joint source-channel coding and seamless rate adaptation. The embedding of source compression into modulation brings significant throughput gain when the physical layer data contain non-negligible redundancy. The kernel of CCM is a new random projection (RP) code(More)
This research studies robust uncoded video transmission over wireless fast fading channel, where only statistical channel state information (CSI) is available at the transmitter. We observe that increasing channel diversity for high priority (HP) data is essential to improving the robustness of video transmission in fading channels. By utilizing the noise(More)