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Testing of database applications is crucial for ensuring high software quality as undetected faults can result in unrecoverable data corruption. The problem of database application testing can be broadly partitioned into the problems of test cases generation, test data preparation and test outcomes verification. Among the three problems, the problem of test… (More)
This study examined whether social capital can enhance an individual's ability in reducing emotional exhaustion and job tension when medical professionals encounter a crisis such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
BACKGROUND Our objective was to determine the survival rate of patients with oral cancer who were treated at a medical center in central Taiwan. Furthermore, we attempted to investigate whether nutritional factors influence the survival. METHODS We carried out a retrospective review of 1010 chart records of patients with oral cancer. We used the… (More)
The aim of this study was to determine the survival rate of oral cancer patients treated in a medical center in central Taiwan and to investigate whether socio-demographic factors influence their survival. We retrospectively reviewed 1010 chart records of oral cancer patients. Survival was analyzed by the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox proportional hazard… (More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinical implications of cases with recent dental extractions to establish a new classification of gingival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS A total of 156 patients were enrolled in this study. The subjects were divided into 3 groups: type I (dentate; n = 46), type II (edentulous; n = 55), and… (More)
BACKGROUND Epistaxis in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) who have received radiotherapy can be difficult to control by conventional methods. The use of angiography and embolization to control problematic epistaxis has been well documented in other situations, but its use in severe or recurrent epistaxis following irradiation for NPC has not been… (More)