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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645947/role-structure-and-effects-of-medical-tourism-in-africa-a-systematic-scoping-review-protocol
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John Jo Mogaka, Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni, Lucia M Mupara, Tivani Mashamba-Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Some patients travel out of, while others come into Africa for medical care through a growing global phenomenon referred to as medical tourism (MT): the travel in search of medical care that is either unavailable, unaffordable or proscribed at home healthcare systems. While some castigate MT as promoting healthcare inequity, others endorse it as a revenue generator, promising local healthcare system strengthening. Currently, however, the understanding of this component of healthcare in Africa is inadequate...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644893/high-speed-rail-and-coastal-tourism-identifying-passenger-profiles-and-travel-behaviour
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Aaron Gutiérrez, Armando Ortuño
In this paper, we characterise tourists most likely to visit a coastal destination by high-speed rail (HSR). Our data came from a survey conducted among HSR passengers during 2014's high season (July and August) at Spain's Camp de Tarragona and Alicante Stations, each of which is near a mass tourism destination on the Mediterranean coast: the Costa Daurada and the Costa Blanca, respectively. We used responses to the survey, which presented binary discrete-choice situations, to construct a database necessary for a logistic regression model that allowed us to examine how passenger profile, trip characteristics, and stay conditions influenced the use of HSR services on visits to each coastal destination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644279/the-growing-trend-of-medical-tourism
#3
Roxanne Nelson
What nurses need to know about the risks and benefits for patients.
July 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640973/production-of-red-flowered-oilseed-rape-via-the-ectopic-expression-of-orychophragmus-violaceus-ovpap2
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Wenqin Fu, Daozong Chen, Qi Pan, Fengfeng Li, Zhigang Zhao, Xianhong Ge, Zaiyun Li
Oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.), which has yellow flowers, is both an important oil crop and a traditional tourism resource in China, whereas the Orychophragmus violaceus, which has purple flowers, likely possesses a candidate gene or genes to alter the flower color of oilseed rape. A previously established B. napus line has a particular pair of O. violaceus chromosomes (M4) and exhibits slightly red petals. In this study, the transcriptomic analysis of M4, B. napus (H3), and O. violaceus with purple petals (OvP) and with white petals (OvW) revealed that most anthocyanin biosynthesis genes were up-regulated in both M4 and OvP...
June 22, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622344/protecting-an-island-nation-from-extreme-pandemic-threats-proof-of-concept-around-border-closure-as-an-intervention
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Matt Boyd, Michael G Baker, Osman D Mansoor, Giorgi Kvizhinadze, Nick Wilson
BACKGROUND: Countries are well advised to prepare for future pandemic risks (e.g., pandemic influenza, novel emerging agents or synthetic bioweapons). These preparations do not typically include planning for complete border closure. Even though border closure may not be instituted in time, and can fail, there might still plausible chances of success for well organized island nations. OBJECTIVE: To estimate costs and benefits of complete border closure in response to new pandemic threats, at an initial proof-of-concept level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620710/investigation-of-some-disinfection-chemicals-and-water-quality-parameters-in-swimming-pools-in-the-city-center-and-districts-of-canakkale-turkey
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Tolga Uysal, Selehattin Yilmaz, Muhammet Turkoglu, Murat Sadikoglu
In this study, the variations in concentrations of some disinfection chemicals such as cyanuric acid (CyA), free chlorine (FC), and residual chlorine (RC), which affect human health, were investigated in the water of swimming pools. In addition, quality parameters such as temperature, pH, and total alkalinity (TA) in 44 swimming pools located in the city center and districts of Canakkale, Turkey, were examined in the summer period. While FC and RC amounts were analyzed using tablet tests with N-N-diethyl phenylenediamine (DPD 1) and potassium iodine (DPD 3) using the colorimetric method in the comparator, TA and CyA levels were measured with a photometric method...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616506/the-hookworm-ancylostoma-ceylanicum-an-emerging-public-health-risk-in-australian-tropical-rainforests-and-indigenous-communities
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Felicity A Smout, Lee F Skerratt, James R A Butler, Christopher N Johnson, Bradley C Congdon, R C Andrew Thompson
Ancylostoma ceylanicum is the common hookworm of domestic dogs and cats throughout Asia, and is an emerging but little understood public health risk in tropical northern Australia. We investigated the prevalence of A. ceylanicum in soil and free-ranging domestic dogs at six rainforest locations in Far North Queensland that are Indigenous Australian communities and popular tourist attractions within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. By combining PCR-based techniques with traditional methods of hookworm species identification, we found the prevalence of hookworm in Indigenous community dogs was high (96...
June 2017: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606892/systematic-and-iterative-development-of-a-smartphone-app-to-promote-sun-protection-among-holidaymakers-design-of-a-prototype-and-results-of-usability-and-acceptability-testing
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Angela M Rodrigues, Falko F Sniehotta, Mark A Birch-Machin, Patrick Olivier, Vera Araújo-Soares
BACKGROUND: Sunburn and intermittent exposure to ultraviolet rays are risk factors for melanoma. Sunburn is a common experience during holidays, making tourism settings of particular interest for skin cancer prevention. Holidaymakers are a volatile populations found at different locations, which may make them difficult to reach. Given the widespread use of smartphones, evidence suggests that this might be a novel, convenient, scalable, and feasible way of reaching the target population...
June 12, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601106/factors-associated-with-korean-immigrants-medical-tourism-to-the-homeland
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Sou Hyun Jang
OBJECTIVES: This study examined factors associated with first-generation Korean immigrants' medical tours to the homeland, which has emerged as a field of study in immigrant medical transnationalism and immigrant healthcare behaviors. METHODS: This paper reports survey data from 507 Korean immigrants and indepth interviews with 120 Korean immigrants in the New York-New Jersey area. RESULTS: About one-fourth of survey respondents have visited their home country for medical care since their migration to the US...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600684/applying-spatial-analysis-techniques-to-assess-the-suitability-of-multipurpose-uses-of-spring-water-in-the-jiaosi-hot-spring-region-taiwan
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Cheng-Shin Jang, Han-Chen Huang
The Jiaosi Hot Spring Region is one of the most famous tourism destinations in Taiwan. The spring water is processed for various uses, including irrigation, aquaculture, swimming, bathing, foot spas, and recreational tourism. Moreover, the multipurpose uses of spring water can be dictated by the temperature of the water. To evaluate the suitability of spring water for these various uses, this study spatially characterized the spring water temperatures of the Jiaosi Hot Spring Region by integrating ordinary kriging (OK), sequential Gaussian simulation (SGS), and Geographic information system (GIS)...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599208/occurrence-of-pharmaceutical-recreational-and-psychotropic-drug-residues-in-surface-water-on-the-northern-antarctic-peninsula-region
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Silvia González-Alonso, Luis Moreno Merino, Sara Esteban, Miren López de Alda, Damià Barceló, Juan José Durán, Jerónimo López-Martínez, Jaume Aceña, Sandra Pérez, Nicola Mastroianni, Adrián Silva, Myriam Catalá, Yolanda Valcárcel
Human presence in the Antarctic is increasing due to research activities and the rise in tourism. These activities contribute a number of potentially hazardous substances. The aim of this study is to conduct the first characterisation of the pharmaceuticals and recreational drugs present in the northern Antarctic Peninsula region, and to assess the potential environmental risk they pose to the environment. The study consisted of a single sampling of ten water samples from different sources, including streams, ponds, glacier drains, and a wastewater discharge into the sea...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591768/adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-aesthetic-surgery-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-the-current-clinical-trial-intellectual-property-and-regulatory-landscape
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Zeeshaan Arshad, Celine-Lea Halioua-Haubold, Mackenna Roberts, Fulvio Urso-Baiarda, Oliver A Branford, David A Brindley, Benjamin M Davies, David Pettitt
Background: Adipose tissue, which can be readily harvested via a number of liposuction techniques, offers an easily accessible and abundant source of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). Consequently, ASCs have become an increasingly popular reconstructive option and a novel means of aesthetic soft tissue augmentation. Objectives: This paper examines recent advances in the aesthetic surgery field, extending beyond traditional review formats to incorporate a comprehensive analysis of current clinical trials, adoption status, and the commercialization pathway...
June 7, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584731/experience-based-human-perception-of-facial-expressions-in-barbary-macaques-macaca-sylvanus
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Laëtitia Maréchal, Xandria Levy, Kerstin Meints, Bonaventura Majolo
BACKGROUND: Facial expressions convey key cues of human emotions, and may also be important for interspecies interactions. The universality hypothesis suggests that six basic emotions (anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise) should be expressed by similar facial expressions in close phylogenetic species such as humans and nonhuman primates. However, some facial expressions have been shown to differ in meaning between humans and nonhuman primates like macaques. This ambiguity in signalling emotion can lead to an increased risk of aggression and injuries for both humans and animals...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584709/increasing-game-prices-may-alter-farmers-behaviours-towards-leopards-panthera-pardus-and-other-carnivores-in-south-africa
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Tara J Pirie, Rebecca L Thomas, Mark D E Fellowes
Human-carnivore conflict occurs globally, particularly in regions where large carnivores predate livestock. Retaliatory killings do occur, and although predation of livestock by carnivores happens, losses from other factors such as disease or injury can be misattributed because of landowner perceptions. Game farming for both trophy hunting and eco-tourism is becoming increasingly common in South Africa, and there has been a rapid increase in the cost of game animals (in some species as much as five-fold) between 2010 and 2015...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582745/changing-perceptions-of-protected-area-benefits-and-problems-around-kibale-national-park-uganda
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Catrina A MacKenzie, Jonathan Salerno, Joel Hartter, Colin A Chapman, Rafael Reyna, David Mwesigye Tumusiime, Michael Drake
Local residents' changing perceptions of benefits and problems from living next to a protected area in western Uganda are assessed by comparing household survey data from 2006, 2009, and 2012. Findings are contextualized and supported by long-term data sources for tourism, protected area-based employment, tourism revenue sharing, resource access agreements, and problem animal abundance. We found decreasing perceived benefit and increasing perceived problems associated with the protected area over time, with both trends dominated by increased human-wildlife conflict due to recovering elephant numbers...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580146/use-of-physiological-knowledge-to-control-the-invasive-sea-lamprey-petromyzon-marinus-in-the-laurentian-great-lakes
#16
Michael J Siefkes
Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) control in the Laurentian Great Lakes of North America is an example of using physiological knowledge to successfully control an invasive species and rehabilitate an ecosystem and valuable fishery. The parasitic sea lamprey contributed to the devastating collapse of native fish communities after invading the Great Lakes during the 1800s and early 1900s. Economic tragedy ensued with the loss of the fishery and severe impacts to property values and tourism resulting from sea lamprey-induced ecological changes...
2017: Conservation Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578267/influence-of-settings-management-and-protection-status-on-recreational-uses-and-pressures-in-marine-protected-areas
#17
Charles Gonson, Dominique Pelletier, Frederique Alban, Charlotte Giraud-Carrier, Jocelyne Ferraris
Coastal populations and tourism are growing worldwide. Consequently outdoor recreational activity is increasing and diversifying. While Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are valuable for mitigating anthropogenic impacts, recreational uses are rarely monitored and studied, resulting in a lack of knowledge on users' practices, motivation and impacts. Based on boat counts and interview data collected in New Caledonia, we i) explored factors affecting user practices and motivations, ii) constructed fine-scale pressure indices covering activities and associated behaviors, and iii) assessed the relationships between user practices and site selection...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575780/tourism-as-a-driver-of-conflicts-and-changes-in-fisheries-value-chains-in-marine-protected-areas
#18
P F M Lopes, L Mendes, V Fonseca, S Villasante
Although critical tools for protecting ocean habitats, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are sometimes challenged for social impacts and conflicts they may generate. Some conflicts have an economic base, which, once understood, can be used to resolve associated socioenvironmental problems. We addressed how the fish trade in an MPA that combines no-take zones and tourist or resident zones creates incentives for increased fisheries. We performed a value chain analysis following the fish supply and trade through interviews that assessed consumer demand and preference...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575014/the-outcomes-and-controversies-of-transplant-tourism-lessons-of-an-11-year-retrospective-cohort-study-from-taiwan
#19
Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai, Shi-Wei Huang, Soren Holm, Yi-Ping Lin, Yu-Kang Chang, Chih-Cheng Hsu
BACKGROUND: Transplant tourism has increased rapidly in the past two decades, accounting for about 10% of world organ transplants. However it is ethically controversial and discouraged by professional guidelines. We conducted this study to investigate the outcomes and trends of overseas kidney and liver transplantation in Taiwan to provide a sound basis for ethical reflection. METHODS AND FINDINGS: The Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database was used to identify 2381 domestic and 2518 overseas kidney transplant (KT) recipients from 1998 to 2009 and 1758 domestic and 540 overseas liver transplantation (LT) recipients from 1999 to 2009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557971/-travels-and-spreading-of-multi-resistant-bacteria
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REVIEW
Aneta Nitsch-Osuch
The increasing number of international travel for tourism, business and for medical reasons rises the risk of spreading of multi-resistant bacteria. It has been shown that an intercontinental travel, mainly to Asia (Indian Subcontinent), promotes a colonization of the digestive tract, mainly by multi-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MRE) and increases the risk of symptomatic infections caused by these agents. The colonization of the digestive tract by MRE is reported in 29-88% of travelers. It sustains 3 to 12 months, respectively in 10% and 2% of travelers...
May 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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