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OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that a meta-analysis of existing studies may help to reveal significant changes on diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in patients with glaucoma. Therefore, a meta-analysis was utilized to investigate the possibility that DTI can detect white matter damage in patients with glaucoma. METHODS The study design and report adhered to the(More)
Tooth segmentation has an important role in computer-aided orthodontics. However, fine segmentation results remain difficult to obtain because of various tooth shapes, complex tooth arrangements, and especially, tooth-crowding problems. Most published approaches or commercial solutions in this area are either interaction-intensive or inaccurate, and thus,(More)
  • Kan Wu
  • 2014
Batching plays an important role in performance evaluation of manufacturing systems. Three types of batching are commonly seen: transfer batches, parallel batches and serial batches. To model the batching behavior correctly, a comprehensive classification of batching is proposed. Eight types of batching behavior are classified and corresponding queueing(More)
Performance evaluation plays a key role in manufacturing system design and productivity improvement. Characterizing performance objectively is the first step. Inspired by the underlying structure of tandem queues, we have derived an approximate model to characterize the system performance. The model decomposes system queue time and variability into(More)
Afatinib is a second-generation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor and has shown a significant clinical benefit in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with EGFR-activating mutations. However, the potential therapeutic effects of afatinib combining with other modalities, including ionizing radiation (IR), are not(More)
Batching plays an important role in semiconductor fabs, and it can lead to inefficiency if not treated with care. The performance of parallel batch processes is often approximated by the G/G/1-based approximate models. By carefully examining the existing models, the dependence between queueing time and wait-to-batch time has been identified. A new improved(More)
Contemporary technology for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) integrates computer aided design (CAD) and engineering analysis (CAE) to support rapid, distributed, team-oriented product data development and management, including high fidelity simulation on demand. This technology potentially provides a platform for creating a new generation of factory(More)
Several data has reported that capilliposide, extracted from a traditional Chinese medicine, Lysimachia capillipes Hemsl. (LC) could exhibit inhibitory effect on cell proliferation in various cancers. The current study investigated the antitumor efficacy of Capilliposide and elucidated its potential molecular mechanism involved in vivo and vitro. Our(More)