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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926985/linguistic-multi-attribute-group-decision-making-with-risk-preferences-and-its-use-in-low-carbon-tourism-destination-selection
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Hui Lin, Zhou-Jing Wang
Low-carbon tourism plays an important role in carbon emission reduction and environmental protection. Low-carbon tourism destination selection often involves multiple conflicting and incommensurate attributes or criteria and can be modelled as a multi-attribute decision-making problem. This paper develops a framework to solve multi-attribute group decision-making problems, where attribute evaluation values are provided as linguistic terms and the attribute weight information is incomplete. In order to obtain a group risk preference captured by a linguistic term set with triangular fuzzy semantic information, a nonlinear programming model is established on the basis of individual risk preferences...
September 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926376/seeking-to-close-the-loopholes-in-transplant-tourism-and-organ-trafficking
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Jeremy R Chapman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925727/the-effect-of-person-order-on-egress-time-a-simulation-model-of-evacuation-from-a-neolithic-visitor-attraction
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Arthur Stewart, Eyad Elyan, John Isaacs, Leah McEwen, Lyn Wilson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to model the egress of visitors from a Neolithic visitor attraction. BACKGROUND: Tourism attracts increasing numbers of elderly and mobility-impaired visitors to our built-environment heritage sites. Some such sites have very limited and awkward access, were not designed for mass visitation, and may not be modifiable to facilitate disabled access. As a result, emergency evacuation planning must take cognizance of robust information, and in this study we aimed to establish the effect of visitor position on egress...
September 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924461/do-the-benefits-of-transplant-tourism-amongst-nigerian-patients-outweigh-the-risks-a-single-center-experience
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C O Amira, B T Bello
BACKGROUND: Transplant tourism (TT) is the term used to describe travel outside one's country of abode for the sole purpose of obtaining organ transplantation services. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the characteristics and outcomes of kidney transplant tourists who were followed up in our institution. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients who underwent kidney transplantation outside the country and were followed up in our institution from 2007 to 2015...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920168/the-online-measured-black-carbon-aerosol-and-source-orientations-in-the-nam-co-region-tibet
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Xin Zhang, Jing Ming, Zhongqin Li, Feiteng Wang, Guoshuai Zhang
Equivalent black carbon (eBC) mass concentrations were measured by an aethalometer (AE-31) in the Nam Co, central Tibet from 2010 to 2014. Different from previous filter-sampling studies (Ming et al., J Environ Sci 22(11):1748-1756, 2010; Zhao et al., Environ Sci Pollut Res 20:5827-5838, 2013), the first high-resolution online eBC measurement conducted in central Tibet is reported here, allowing to discuss the diurnal variations as well as seasonal variabilities of eBC. Average daily eBC concentration was 74 ± 50 ng/m(3), reflecting a global background level...
September 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919170/importation-of-infectious-diseases-are-increasing-in-south-korea-association-with-international-travels
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Young-June Choe, Seung-Ah Choe, Sung-Il Cho
BACKGROUND: International travel has an important role in transmission of emerging infectious diseases. We described the imported infectious diseases in Korea from 2003 to 2012, and to analyze association of travels with the change in the incidences. METHODS: We used National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System to investigate the incidence of salmonellosis, shigellosis, malaria, and dengue. Data from Korea Tourism Organization was used to describe the inbound and outbound travelers by their age group, gender, and purpose of travel...
September 15, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914147/attitudes-toward-euthanasia-among-turkish-university-students
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Gulsen Ulas Karaahmetoglu, Nesibe Sumeyye Kutahyalioglu
This study aims to examine perceptions and attitudes toward euthanasia among university students who are pursuing bachelor's degrees. Although the legalization and application of euthanasia are discussed commonly by health-care professionals and partially by lawyers, the ideas of other segments of society, especially university students, are taken place very rarely. The research was conducted descriptively to determine the ideas of 1,170 students at Kastamonu University from six different departments: arts and sciences, theology, tourism, nursing, school of physical education, and sports with using a questionnaire...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912062/simulation-of-a-dynamical-ecotourism-system-with-low-carbon-activity-a-case-from-western-china
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Yuan He, Ping Huang, Hong Xu
Currently, sustainable tourism is becoming more and more important in developing ecological economies. To achieve low-carbon development, some industries, such as logistics and municipal solid waste, have already taken action, but tourism has not attached sufficient importance to this issue. This paper designs an ecotourism system including tourism, carbon waste (solid waste and sewage), and ecology (water supply and green areas) to simulate low-carbon ecotourism through a quantitative approach. This paper explores the tourism system as well as some interactive factors and studies their quantitative relationship based on historical data...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902860/alien-species-pathways-to-the-galapagos-islands-ecuador
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M Verónica Toral-Granda, Charlotte E Causton, Heinke Jäger, Mandy Trueman, Juan Carlos Izurieta, Eddy Araujo, Marilyn Cruz, Kerstin K Zander, Arturo Izurieta, Stephen T Garnett
Alien species, one of the biggest threats to natural ecosystems worldwide, are of particular concern for oceanic archipelagos such as Galápagos. To enable more effective management of alien species, we reviewed, collated and analysed all available records of alien species for Galápagos. We also assembled a comprehensive dataset on pathways to and among the Galápagos Islands, including tourist and resident numbers, tourist vessels, their itineraries and visitation sites, aircraft capacity and occupancy, air and sea cargo and biosecurity interceptions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894721/the-applications-of-health-informatics-in-medical-tourism-industry-of-iran
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Peyman Rezaei-Hachesu, Reza Safdari, Marjan Ghazisaeedi, Taha Samad-Soltani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883487/reconciling-the-opposing-effects-of-warming-on-phytoplankton-biomass-in-188-large-lakes
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Benjamin M Kraemer, Thomas Mehner, Rita Adrian
Lake ecosystems are deeply integrated into local and regional economies through recreation, tourism, and as sources of food and drinking water. Shifts in lake phytoplankton biomass, which are mediated by climate warming will alter these benefits with potential cascading effects on human well-being. The metabolic theory of ecology suggests that warming reduces lake phytoplankton biomass as basal metabolic costs increase, but this hypothesis has not been tested at the global scale. We use satellite-based estimates of lake surface temperature (LST) and lake surface chlorophyll-a concentration (chl-a; as a proxy for phytoplankton biomass) in 188 of the world's largest lakes from 2002-2016 to test for interannual associations between chl-a and LST...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866558/skylens-visual-analysis-of-skyline-on-multi-dimensional-data
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Xun Zhao, Yanhong Wu, Weiwei Cui, Xinnan Du, Yuan Chen, Yong Wang, Dik Lun Lee, Huamin Qu
Skyline queries have wide-ranging applications in fields that involve multi-criteria decision making, including tourism, retail industry, and human resources. By automatically removing incompetent candidates, skyline queries allow users to focus on a subset of superior data items (i.e., the skyline), thus reducing the decision-making overhead. However, users are still required to interpret and compare these superior items manually before making a successful choice. This task is challenging because of two issues...
August 29, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865251/-stay-cool-sell-stuff-cheap-and-smile-examining-how-reputational-management-of-dental-tourism-reinforces-structural-oppression-in-los-algodones-mexico
#13
Krystyna Adams, Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks, Nicole S Berry
Los Algodones, Mexico is characteristic of other medical border towns whose proximity to the Mexico-United States border enables American and Canadian patients to take advantage of economic asymmetries on either side of the border to access desired health care. Los Algodones is unique, however, in its focus on the provision of dental care and claims by local residents that it has the highest concentration of dentists per capita in the world. In this paper, we present an analysis of interviews with employees working in Los Algodones' dental tourism industry to examine interviewees' participation in practices related to reputational management of the industry site...
August 24, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863044/changing-patterns-of-foreigner-transplants-in-korea-and-overseas-organ-transplants-among-koreans
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Hyung Joon Ahn, Hwi Won Kim, Miyeun Han, Hee Jung Jeon, Oh Jung Kwon, Curie Ahn
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to estimate the numbers of foreign patients seeking organ transplantation (OT) in Korea, and to examine the relationship between the trend of deceased donors in Korea and number of Korean patients seeking OT overseas since 2000. METHODS: Data on foreigners who received a transplant in Korea were obtained from the Korean Network for Organ Sharing. Data on overseas transplants were obtained from 42 transplant centers surveyed through transplant coordinators...
August 31, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858346/response-of-the-phytoplankton-community-to-water-quality-in-a-local-alpine-glacial-lake-of-xinjiang-tianchi-china-potential-drivers-and-management-implications
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Xiaotian Lu, Shuai Song, Yonglong Lu, Tieyu Wang, Zhaoyang Liu, Qifeng Li, Meng Zhang, Sarvajayakesavalu Suriyanarayanan, Alan Jenkins
Eutrophication has become one of the most serious threats to aquatic ecosystems in the world. With the combined drivers of climate change and human activities, eutrophication has expanded from warm shallow lakes to cold-water lakes in relatively high latitude regions and has raised greater concerns over lake aquatic ecosystem health. A two-year field study was carried out to investigate water quality, phytoplankton characteristics and eutrophication status in a typical alpine glacial lake of Tianchi, a scenic area and an important drinking water source in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, in 2014 and 2015...
August 31, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851278/toscana-virus-meningo-encephalitis-an-important-differential-diagnosis-for-elderly-travellers-returning-from-mediterranean-countries
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James Veater, Farhan Mehedi, Chee Kay Cheung, Laura Nabarro, Jane Osborne, Nicholas Wong, Martin Wiselka, Julian W Tang
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients have a long list of differentials for causes of acute confusion and altered consciousness levels, including infectious agents. In addition, elderly, retired patients often have more time to travel for tourism, particularly to exotic, warmer locations. Mediterranean countries such as Spain and Italy are popular holiday destinations for British and other tourists, especially during the winter months. However, these warm climates allow insect vectors to proliferate, increasing the risk of exposure to endemic vectorborne viral infections whilst on vacation...
August 29, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845404/barriers-of-developing-medical-tourism-in-a-destination-a-case-of-south-korea
#17
Ladan Rokni, Turgay Avci, Sam Hun Park
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the efficient factors that potentially lead to the barriers of developing medical tourism in South Korea. METHODS: To explore the current medical tourism trend, a qualitative procedure was adopted. Besides analyzing the current situation of medical tourism in Korea through a systematic searching on the available information and publications, in-depth-interviews were conducted to collect data from relevant authorities and representatives of medical tourism associations in this country...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843512/diversity-of-culturable-yeasts-associated-with-zoanthids-from-brazilian-reef-and-its-relation-with-anthropogenic-disturbance
#18
Gustavo Vasconcelos Bastos Paulino, Ciro Ramon Félix, Leonardo Broetto, Melissa Fontes Landell
Some of the main threats to coral reefs come from human actions on marine environment, such as tourism, overfishing and pollution from urban development. While several studies have demonstrated an association between bacteria and corals, demonstrating how these communities react to different anthropogenic stressors, yeast communities associated with corals have received far less attention from researchers. The aim of this work was therefore to describe cultivable yeasts associated with three coral species and to evaluate the influence of sewage discharge on yeasts community...
August 23, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841897/developing-an-informational-tool-for-ethical-engagement-in-medical-tourism
#19
Krystyna Adams, Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks, Rory Johnston
BACKGROUND: Medical tourism, the practice of persons intentionally travelling across international boundaries to access medical care, has drawn increasing attention from researchers, particularly in relation to potential ethical concerns of this practice. Researchers have expressed concern for potential negative impacts to individual safety, public health within both countries of origin for medical tourists and destination countries, and global health equity. However, these ethical concerns are not discussed within the sources of information commonly provided to medical tourists, and as such, medical tourists may not be aware of these concerns when engaging in medical tourism...
August 25, 2017: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine: PEHM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840336/implications-of-climate-and-outdoor-thermal-comfort-on-tourism-the-case-of-italy
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Ferdinando Salata, Iacopo Golasi, Riccardo Proietti, Andrea de Lieto Vollaro
Whether a journey is pleasant or not usually depends on the climatic conditions which permit to perform outdoor activities. The perception of climatic conditions, determined by physiological and psychological factors, can vary according to different adaptation phenomena related to the person involved and the weather conditions of the place where they live. Studying the bioclimatology of a country characterized by a high flux of tourism, as e.g. Italy, can provide some important information about where and when is it better to visit a place...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
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