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Time series of rainfall data and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) were used to evaluate land cover performance in Senegal, Africa, for the period 1982–1997, including analysis of woodland/forest, agriculture, savanna, and steppe land cover types. A strong relationship exists between annual rainfall and season-integrated NDVI for all of Senegal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS After signing the informed consent, 78 children with CP, aged 45.6 +/- 8.5 months (36 to 58 months), were randomly divided into a TENS group (n = 40) and a control group (n = 38). All the(More)
Captorhinids, a clade of Paleozoic reptiles, are represented by a rich fossil record that extends from the Late Carboniferous into the Late Permian. Representatives of this clade dispersed from the equatorial regions of Laurasia into the temperate regions of Pangea during the Middle and Late Permian. This rich fossil record shows that there was an(More)
The short-term responses of H(2)O(2)-depletion-related parameters in moss Hypnum plumaeforme to the combined stress induced by Pb and Ni were investigated. The results showed that the Pb and Ni stress induced dose-dependent accumulation of hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)). The increase of peroxidase (POD) activity and decrease of ascorbate peroxidase (APX)(More)
A new bolosaurid parareptile, Belebey chengi sp. nov., is described from Dashankou, Gansu Province, China, a Middle Permian locality which is known mostly for its therapsid fauna. The material consists of well-preserved mandibular and anterior skull remains and currently represents the largest and latest surviving member of Bolosauridae. Phylogenetic(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide reference in selecting premium provenance and improve the cultivation techniques of Polygonum multiflorum. METHODS Field survey, routine field-observation and sampling fixed plant for analysis in lab were adopted. RESULTS The growing adaptability of Polygonum multiflorum was very strong, which growed flourishly in the condition with(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the content of mineral elements and the principal components in Gastrodia elata. METHOD Mineral elements were determined by ICP and the data was analyzed by SPSS. RESULT K element has the highest content-and the average content was 15.31 g x kg(-1). The average content of N element was 8.99 g x kg(-1), followed by K element. The(More)
BACKGROUND Screening for amblyopia at earliest is important for early treatment and better prognosis. This study aimed to evaluate the validity of uncorrected distant and near visual acuity (VA) and stereoacuity for screening amblyopia in grade-1 students in primary school in central China. METHODS By stratified cluster sampling, 3112 grade-1 students(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 100 mg/2 hours recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) regimen for treating patients with acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) by observing long-term clinical outcome including recurrent pulmonary embolism, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and other complications. METHODS(More)