Dr. Yau Tsai

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BACKGROUND Strategies utilized by urologists in managing prostate carcinoma patients after radical prostatectomy vary appreciably. The reason for this is unclear. The authors investigated the effect of practitioner age on management strategies. METHODS From among the total of 12,500 American Urological Association (AUA) members, 4467 were randomly(More)
This study targets students speaking English as a foreign language (EFL) and studying abroad in an Englishspeaking country and adopts interviews to explore whether and how their motivation to learn English reflects the effects of intercultural learning on foreign language learning. As such effects are found to be reflected in integrative motivation and(More)
Human immunoglobulin (Ig) E synthesis is regulated by T-cell-derived binding factors which include potentiating factors and suppressor factors (IgE-SFs) and B-cell-derived factors. Seventeen cases of primary glomerulonephritis (GN) with nephrotic syndrome and high serum IgE were studied for their serum IgE-SFs. These include 8 cases of minimal-change(More)
Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammatory process of the pancreas with varying involvement of other regional tissues or remote organ systems. 1 About 80% of the attacks are mild, 20% are severe and they are commonly accompanied by necrosis of the pancreas and or organ failure. 2 Gall stones and chronic ethanol abuse account for 70% of cases of acute(More)
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