Designing the competency-based training model of Iranian medical tourism
CONCLUSION: Although some training separated and scattered is present in Iran's medical tourism. However, Iran requires a comprehensive training model of which its design was explained in this paper.PMID:35847141 | PMC:PMC9277764 | DOI:10.4103/jehp.jehp_16_21 (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - July 18, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Abbas Abbaspour Hamid Rahimian Nasrin Shaarbafchizadeh Amirhossein Maghari Zahra Danial Source Type: research

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection of Abdominal Wall after Lipoabdominoplasty: Complication following Medical Tourism
We present a case study of a 48-year-old woman diagnosed with NSTI of the abdominal wall following liposuction, abdominoplasty, and ventral hernia repair performed in Latin America. In the operating room, bowel perforation at the hepatic flexure was observed requiring emergent fascial debridement, bowel resection, and broad-spectrum antibiotics. She required multiple washouts and split-thickness skin grafts. Complications such as NSTI are possible after lipoabdominoplasty and are prevalent in cosmetic medical tourism, due, in part, to varying institutional standards and accreditations, and in some cases lack of consistent ...
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open - July 1, 2022 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Case Report Source Type: research

HSD12 Assessing the Changes of Spa Hotel Demand in Hungary between 2012 and 2019
In general, the demand for medical tourism is influenced by several factors. The first is an aging population with a growing health problem and discretionary income and leisure. The second is changes in health behaviours that focus on disease prevention. Research seeks the answer to the changes in the demand for medical tourism in recent years in spa hotels. (Source: Value in Health)
Source: Value in Health - June 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: M Kom áromy, B Tóth, T Csákvári, V Zoltán, I Boncz Source Type: research

Clinical and ethical perspective of neurosurgical care in patients from beyond the southern border of Turkey: challenges of patients in war
ConclusionTurkey is a preferred destination for medical tourism incorporating health screening, hospitalization, and surgical operations. Given the abundance and seriousness of surgical interventions, it is clear that larger and better supervised official organizations should be established, including paramedical and social workers as well as health care professionals. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - May 29, 2022 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 5735: The Future of Medical Tourism for Individuals & rsquo; Health and Well-Being: A Case Study of the Relationship Improvement between the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and South Korea
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 5735: The Future of Medical Tourism for Individuals’ Health and Well-Being: A Case Study of the Relationship Improvement between the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and South Korea International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph19095735 Authors: Haeok Liz Kim Sunghyup Sean Hyun The medical tourism industry has been growing rapidly in recent years as governments seek new sectors for sustainable growth. The increase in medical tourism and cooperation in the health and medical sector may be a path to improving relationships between countries. As a res...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - May 8, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Haeok Liz Kim Sunghyup Sean Hyun Tags: Article Source Type: research

Incidental Detection of Hemoglobin Variants During Evaluation of HbA1c
Indian J Clin Biochem. 2022 Apr;37(2):242-246. doi: 10.1007/s12291-020-00936-z. Epub 2021 Jan 21.ABSTRACTHemoglobinA1c (HbA1c) is used to diagnose Diabetes mellitus and monitor glycemic control over the previous eight to twelve weeks in diabetic patients. Detection of HbA1c by cation exchange-high performance liquid chromatography (CE-HPLC) gives a chromatogram by which abnormal hemoglobin variants are also picked up. Some of these may interfere with HbA1c values affecting clinical management. Due to increased inter-state migration as well as medical tourism, there is a high possibility of finding various hemoglobin varian...
Source: Clinical Biochemistry - April 25, 2022 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Jayashree D Kulkarni Sweta Shivashanker Source Type: research

Early Operation for Complications Arising From Bariatric Surgical Tourism
Am Surg. 2022 Apr 24:31348221086798. doi: 10.1177/00031348221086798. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe patient is a 48-year-old female, who underwent LAGB in Tijuana, Mexico, via bariatric medical tourism in 2008. She had no follow up after surgery. Subsequently had a port infection, for which the port was removed, but the band was left in place. Suffered with chronic abdominal pain for many years before the retained band was recognized. During band removal, it was discovered that she had complete band erosion. After removal, her symptoms resolved. This case demonstrates the issues with bariatric medical tourism. Specifica...
Source: The American Surgeon - April 25, 2022 Category: Surgery Authors: Jonathan Andrew McKenzie Peter Drevets Aaron Bolduc Jacob Greenberg Lisa Renee Hilton Source Type: research

Incidental Detection of Hemoglobin Variants During Evaluation of HbA1c
Indian J Clin Biochem. 2022 Apr;37(2):242-246. doi: 10.1007/s12291-020-00936-z. Epub 2021 Jan 21.ABSTRACTHemoglobinA1c (HbA1c) is used to diagnose Diabetes mellitus and monitor glycemic control over the previous eight to twelve weeks in diabetic patients. Detection of HbA1c by cation exchange-high performance liquid chromatography (CE-HPLC) gives a chromatogram by which abnormal hemoglobin variants are also picked up. Some of these may interfere with HbA1c values affecting clinical management. Due to increased inter-state migration as well as medical tourism, there is a high possibility of finding various hemoglobin varian...
Source: Clinical Biochemistry - April 25, 2022 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Jayashree D Kulkarni Sweta Shivashanker Source Type: research

Early Operation for Complications Arising From Bariatric Surgical Tourism
Am Surg. 2022 Apr 24:31348221086798. doi: 10.1177/00031348221086798. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe patient is a 48-year-old female, who underwent LAGB in Tijuana, Mexico, via bariatric medical tourism in 2008. She had no follow up after surgery. Subsequently had a port infection, for which the port was removed, but the band was left in place. Suffered with chronic abdominal pain for many years before the retained band was recognized. During band removal, it was discovered that she had complete band erosion. After removal, her symptoms resolved. This case demonstrates the issues with bariatric medical tourism. Specifica...
Source: The American Surgeon - April 25, 2022 Category: Surgery Authors: Jonathan Andrew McKenzie Peter Drevets Aaron Bolduc Jacob Greenberg Lisa Renee Hilton Source Type: research

Incidental Detection of Hemoglobin Variants During Evaluation of HbA1c
Indian J Clin Biochem. 2022 Apr;37(2):242-246. doi: 10.1007/s12291-020-00936-z. Epub 2021 Jan 21.ABSTRACTHemoglobinA1c (HbA1c) is used to diagnose Diabetes mellitus and monitor glycemic control over the previous eight to twelve weeks in diabetic patients. Detection of HbA1c by cation exchange-high performance liquid chromatography (CE-HPLC) gives a chromatogram by which abnormal hemoglobin variants are also picked up. Some of these may interfere with HbA1c values affecting clinical management. Due to increased inter-state migration as well as medical tourism, there is a high possibility of finding various hemoglobin varian...
Source: Clinical Biochemistry - April 25, 2022 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Jayashree D Kulkarni Sweta Shivashanker Source Type: research

Hair transplantation-sustainably planned and performed by the physician
CONCLUSIONS: Since hair transplantation requires a precise sequence of surgical steps and careful handling of the tiny grafts, the skills and experience of the hair surgeon and his or her team are crucial. The medical risks of an assembly-line way of performing this surgery by non-licensed, non-physician staff, as reported from national clinics and medical tourism, should not be underestimated. The German Association of Hair Surgeons and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery offer patient information, as well as continuous medical education and guidelines for interested physicians to ensure the highest qual...
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - April 16, 2022 Category: Dermatology Authors: Andreas M Finner Source Type: research

Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Treatment Legislation in Latin America: The Need for Standardization in a Medical Tourism Context
Stem Cells and Development, Ahead of Print. (Source: Stem Cells and Development)
Source: Stem Cells and Development - March 25, 2022 Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tanya Estefan ía Orozco-Solares Lilia Carolina Le ón-Moreno Andrea Rojas-Rizo Karen Manguart-P áez Arnold I. Caplan Source Type: research

Extensively Drug-Resistant Carbapenemase-Producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Medical Tourism from the United States to Mexico, 2018-2019
Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Jan;28(1):51-61. doi: 10.3201/eid2801.211880.ABSTRACTCarbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) producing the Verona integron‒encoded metallo-β-lactamase (VIM) are highly antimicrobial drug-resistant pathogens that are uncommon in the United States. We investigated the source of VIM-CRPA among US medical tourists who underwent bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. Cases were defined as isolation of VIM-CRPA or CRPA from a patient who had an elective invasive medical procedure in Mexico during January 2018‒December 2019 and within 45 days before specimen collection. Whole-genome sequencin...
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - December 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ian Kracalik D Cal Ham Gillian McAllister Amanda R Smith Maureen Vowles Kelly Kauber Melba Zambrano Gretchen Rodriguez Kelley Garner Kaitlyn Chorbi P Maureen Cassidy Shannon McBee Rhett J Stoney Kathleen Moser Margarita E Villarino Oscar E Zazueta Amelia Source Type: research