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China's methadone maintenance treatment program was initiated in 2004 as a small pilot project in just eight sites. It has since expanded into a nationwide program encompassing more than 680 clinics covering 27 provinces and serving some 242 000 heroin users by the end of 2009. The agencies that were tasked with the program's expansion have been confronted(More)
The popularity of mobile devices equipped with various cameras has revolutionized modern photography. People are able to take photos and share their experiences anytime and anywhere. However, taking a high quality photograph via mobile device remains a challenge for mobile users. In this paper we investigate a photography model to assist mobile users in(More)
Automatic photo quality assessment emerged as a hot topic in recent years for its potential in numerous applications. Most existing approaches to photo quality assessment have predominantly focused on image content itself, while ignoring various contexts such as the associated geo-location and timestamp. However, such a universal aesthetic assessment model(More)
AIMS To describe the data collected by the Chinese methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) system and the characteristics of clients entering the programme. DESIGN Descriptive study using routinely collected data from the MMT data management system for the period March 2004 and March 2010. SETTING All MMT clinics in China. PARTICIPANTS Clients who(More)
BACKGROUND We set out to identify factors associated with unprotected sex among HIV-positive patients on methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) in China. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study in 60 MMT clinics in Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, and Xinjiang provinces, China, with a total of 2742 participants. RESULTS The median age of(More)
This study identifies structural-level factors influencing methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) program implementation in China. Twenty-eight service providers and 560 randomly selected clients from 28 MMT clinics in the study area underwent face-to-face interviews. Number of clients, retention rate, coverage, and structural-level factors were collected from(More)
This paper proposes a semantic image adaptation scheme for heterogeneous mobile display devices. This scheme aims to provide mobile users with the most desired image content by integrating the content semantic importance with user preferences under limited mobile display constraints. The main contributions of the proposed scheme are: 1) seamless integration(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the overall mortality of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clients in China and its associated factors. METHODS A total of 1,511 MMT clients, all of whom enrolled in China's first eight MMT clinics between March and December 2004, were included in this cohort study and followed for approximately six years, until June 2010.(More)
The ongoing revolution in media consumption from traditional PCs to the pervasiveness of mobile devices is driving the adoption of social media in our daily lives. More and more people are using their mobile devices to enjoy social media content while on the move. However, mobile display constraints create challenges for presenting and authoring the rich(More)