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The paper reviews empirical best linear prediction (EBLUP) and the associated jackknife MSE estimator of EBLUP. The bias of jackknife MSE estimator is of order o(m −1), where m is the number of small areas. The jackknife works well both for normal and nonnormal Fay-Herriot models. The proposed methodology is illustrated using a real life example from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical application of GnRHa prior to uterine myomectomy and its effect on the clinical outcome of pregnancy. METHODS A retrospective review of the medical records in 20 cases of uterine myomectomy over a period of 6 years was performed. The changes of uterus and myoma volumes in response to preoperative GnRHa was observed, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse incidence of the severe complications of hypertensive disorder complicating pregnancy and the influence on the outcome of pregnancy. METHODS A retrospective study of 4107 cases among 71 020 cases who delivered in hospitals from 1995 to 2004 in Guangzhou was conducted. RESULTS The morbidity of hypertensive disorder complicating(More)
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