Recent Submissions

  • A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. 

    West, Lorna Marie; Diack, Lesley; Cordina, Maria; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0359-5, 2016-07-29)
    WEST, L.M., DIACK, L., CORDINA, M. and STEWART, D. [2016]. A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0359-5
    The World Health Organization states that globally more than half of all medication is inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold with a need to implement wastage reduction strategies. Developing processes which include ...
  • National and methodical perspectives of zinc ions and complexes: physiological and pathological states. 

    Molina-López, Jorge; Planells del Pozo, Elena; Florea, Daniela Ioana; Fernandez, Carlos; Osso, Bartolome Quintero; Zalewska, Marta; Krizkova, Sona; Heger, Zbynek; Kizek, Rene; Adam, Vojtech (ESG http://dx.doi.org/10.20964/2016.06.38, 2016-05-04)
    MOLINA-LOPEZ, J., PLANELLS DEL POZO, E., FLOREA, D.L., FERNANDEZ, C., OSSO, B.Q., ZALEWSKA, M., KRIZKOVA, S., HEGER, Z., KIZEK, R. and ADAM, V. 2016. National and methodical perspectives of zinc ions and complexes: physiological and pathological states. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11, pages 4470-4496. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.20964/2016.06.38
    Zinc, an essential element playing crucial roles in numerous physiciological but also phathological processes, is still one of the most studied elements. The main importance of this metal is especially based on the structural ...
  • Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme. 

    Zhang, Zulin; Troldborg, Mads; Yates, Kyari; Osprey, Mark; Kerr, Christine; Hallett, Paul D.; Baggaley, Nikki; Rhind, Stewart M.; Dawson, Julian J. C.; Hough, Rupert L. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.219, 2016-07-15)
    ZHANG, Z., TROLDBORG, M., YATES, K., OSPREY, M., KERR, C., HALLETT, P.D., BAGGALEY, H., RHIND, S.M., DAWSON, J.J.C. and HOUGH, R.L. 2016. Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme. Science of the total environment [online], 569-570, pages 1369-1379. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.219
    In many agricultural catchments of Europe and North America, pesticides occur at generally low concentrations with significant temporal variation. This poses several challenges for both monitoring and understanding ecological ...
  • An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. 

    Arif Abdul Rahman, Thaslim (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2016-04)
    ARIF ABDUL RAHMAN, T. 2016. An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Cyanobacteria are one of the oldest forms of photosynthetic life and may have contributed significantly to the evolution of oxygen into the then anoxic environment. Cyanobacteria are also one of the best sources of natural ...
  • Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2016-01)
    MILLS, P.R. 2016. Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis.
    Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration (HEPMA) system implementation is advocated by national e-health strategies to produce patient safety benefits. No previous study has evaluated HEPMA implementation ...
  • Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes. 

    Al Ali, Fatima Mohamed (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2016-01)
    AL ALI, F.M. 2016. Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common metabolic disease worldwide. This condition accounts for the majority of renal failure and blindness in adult’s aged between 20 to 74 years of age. After 20 years, some of type 1 ...
  • Synergistic electronic pull of graphene oxide supported Pd nanoparticles on enhancing catalytic activity of electro deposited Pt nanoparticles for methanol oxidation reaction. 

    Yousaf, Ammar Bin; Khan, Rashid; Imran, Muhammad; Fernandez, Carlos; Yuan, Cheng-Zong; Song, Li (ESG https://dx.doi.org/10.20964/2016.08.12, 2016-07-07)
    YOUSAF, A.B., KHAN, R., IMRAN, M., FERNANDEZ, C., YUAN, C.-Z. and SONG, L. 2016. Synergistic electronic pull of graphene oxide supported Pd nanoparticles on enhancing catalytic activity of electro deposited Pt nanoparticles for methanol oxidation reaction. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11(7), pages 6735-6746. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.20964/2016.08.12
    Graphene oxide supported clean Pd nanoparticles were synthesized by using CO as a reducing agent. Pt film was deposited on Pd NPs through electrochemical potential cycling method. The as-developed catalyst, which exhibits ...
  • Effect of deflocculation on the efficiency of sludge reduction by Fenton process. 

    Amudha, V.; Kavitha, S.; Fernandez, Carlos; Adishkumar, S.; Rajesh Banu, J. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7118-y, 2016-06-30)
    AMUDHA, V., KAVITHA, S., FERNANDEZ, C., ADISHKUMAR, S. and RAJESH BANU, J. 2016. Effect of deflocculation on the efficiency of sludge reduction by Fenton process. Environmental science and pollution research [online], First Online. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7118-y
    A novel approach to improve the efficiency of Fenton treatment for sludge reduction through the implication of a deflocculating agent citric acid, for the exclusion of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from ...
  • Differential pulse voltammetric determination of albendazole and mebendazole in pharmaceutical formulations based on modified sonogel carbon paste electrodes with Perovskite-type LaFeO3 nanoparticles. 

    Lopes de Macedo, Isaac Yves; Ferreira Garcia, Luane; Ribeiro de Souza, Aparecido; Lima da Silva, Adélia Maria; Fernandez, Carlos; Gonçalves Santos, Maycon Dible; Souza Magalhães, River; Sapateiro Torres, Ieda Maria; de Souza Gil, Eric (Electrochemical Society http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0661608jes, 2016-05-27)
    LOPES DE MACEDO, I.Y., FERREIRA GARCIA, L., RIBEIRO DE SOUZA, A., LIMA DA SILVA, A.M., FERNANDEZ, C., GONÇALVES SANTOS, M.D., SOUZA MAGALHÃES, R., SAPATEIRO TORRES, I.M. and DE SOUZA GIL, E. 2016. Differential pulse voltammetric determination of albendazole and mebendazole in pharmaceutical formulations based on modified sonogel carbon paste electrodes with perovskite-type LaFeO3 nanoparticles. Journal of the Electrochemical Society [online], 163(8), pages B428-B434. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0661608jes
    Benzimidazoles, such as albendazole (AB) and mebendazole (MB), are common anthelmintic agents, widely used throughout the world to combat parasitic diseases. The electroanalytical sensing of AB and MB based on Perovskite-Type ...
  • Synthesis and characterization of high-quality PbI 2 nanopowders from depleted SLA accumulator anode and cathode. 

    Malevu, T.D.; Ocaya, R.O.; Tshabalala, K.G.; Fernandez, Carlos (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-016-0158-9, 2016-06-06)
    MALEVU, T.D., OCAYA, R.O., TSHABALALA, K.G. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2016. Synthesis and characterization of high-quality PbI 2 nanopowders from depleted SLA accumulator anode and cathode. Applied physics A [online], 122(7), article 630. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-016-0158-9
    High-quality lead iodide (PbI2) nanoparticles were synthesized from both anode and cathode of a discarded sealed lead-acid accumulator as starting materials. The structure, morphology, chemical composition and optical ...
  • Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning. 

    Delgado-Baquerizo, Manuel; Giaramida, Luca; Reich, Peter B.; Khachane, Amit N.; Hamonts, Kelly; Edwards, Christine; Lawton, Linda A.; Singh, Brajesh (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12585, 2016-04-07)
    DELGADO-BAQUERIZO, M., GIARAMIDA, L., REICH, P.B., KHACHANE, A.N., HAMONTS, K., EDWARDS, C., LAWTON, L.A. and SINGH, B.K. 2016. Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning. Journal of ecology [online], 104(4), pages 936-946. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12585
    1. Biodiversity is declining worldwide with detrimental effects on ecosystems. However, we lack a quantitative understanding of the shape of the relationship between microbial biodiversity and ecosystem function (BEF). ...
  • A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. 

    MacLure, Katie; MacLeod, Joan; Forbes-McKay, Katrina; Paudyal, Vibhu; Cunningham, Scott; Strath, Alison; Lynch, Rory; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40271-016-0178-8, 2016-05-12)
    MACLURE, K., MACLEOD, J., FORBES-MCKAY, K., PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., STRATH, A., LYNCH, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. The Patient: Patient-centered outcomes research[online], First Online. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40271-016-0178-8
    Background: Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines, heralded by some as a solution to non-adherence but with little evidence of benefit. Objective: To use a ...
  • Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod Lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors. 

    Lance, Emilie; Desprat, Julia; Holbech, Bente Frost; Gérard, Claudia; Bormans, Myriam; Lawton, Linda A.; Edwards, Christine; Wiegand, Claudia (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.024, 2016-05-23)
    LANCE, E., DESPRAT, J., HOLBECH, B.F., GERARD, C., BORMANS, M., LAWTON, L.A., EDWARDS, C. and WIEGAND, C. 2016.Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors. Aquatic toxicology [online], 177, pages 116-124. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.024
    Freshwater gastropods are increasingly exposed to multiple stressors in the field such as the herbicide glyphosate in Roundup formulations and cyanobacterial blooms either producing or not producing microcystins (MCs), ...
  • Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients’ outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. 

    Tobaiqy, Mansour; Al Humaid, Saad; Stewart, Derek C.; Alotaibi, Fayez Omear; Qureshi, Kamal Ahmad; MacLure, Katie; Algharib, Fahad; Alsameti, Ahmed; Alsaqer, Ahmed; Almeman, Ahmad (University of Benin. Faculty of Pharmacy. Pharmacotherapy Group http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v14i10.26, 2015-10-31)
    TOBAIQY, M., AL HUMAID, S., STEWART, D., ALOTAIBI, F.O., QURESHI, K.A., MACLURE, K., ALGHARIB, F., ALSMETI, A., ALSAQER, A. and ALMEMAN, A. 2015. Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients’ outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 14(10), pp. 1919-1926. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v14i10.26
    Purpose: To investigate tigecycline prescription and patient outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted in three KSA government hospitals, between January, ...
  • Development and validation of HPLC method with fluorometric detection for quantification of bisnaphthalimidopropyldiaminooctane in animal tissues following administration in polymeric nanoparticles. 

    Segundo, Marcela A.; Abreu, Vera L.R.G.; Osório, Marcelo V.; Nogueira, Sonia; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Cordeiro-da-Silva, Anabela; Lima, Sofia A.C. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2015.12.033, 2015-12-22)
    SEGUNDO, M.A., ABREU, V.L.R.G., OSORIO, M.V., NOGUEIRA, S., KONG THOO LIN, P., CORDEIRO-DA-SILVA, A. and LIMA, S.A.C. 2015. Development and validation of HPLC method with fluorometric detection for quantification of bisnaphthalimidopropyldiaminooctane in animal tissues following administration in polymeric nanoparticles. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis [online], 120, pages 290-296. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2015.12.033
    A simple, sensitive and specific high-performance liquid chromatography method for the quantification of bisnaphthalimidopropyldiaminooctane (BNIPDaoct), a potent anti-Leishmania compound, incorporated into poly(d,l-lact ...
  • An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacy staff on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. 

    Tucker, Rod; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12179, 2015-02-17)
    TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacy staff on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 23(6), pages 390-398. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12179
    Objective: The aim of this study was to explore pharmacist and medicine counter assistant (MCA) perceptions of community pharmacy management of patients presenting with symptomatic skin problems. Methods: The study ...
  • An exploration of health professionals’ experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis; Klein, Susan; Strath, Alison; Fares, Saleh; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2, 2015-10-24)
    AL SHEMEILI, S., KLEIN, S., STRATH, A., FARES, S. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploration of health professionals’ experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(1), pages 107-118. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2
    Background Given the multiplicity of issues relating to medicines in the elderly, the structures and processes of medicines management should be clearly defined and described to optimise patient outcomes. There is a paucity ...
  • A collaborative evaluation of LC-MS/MS based methods for BMAA analysis: soluble bound BMAA found to be an important fraction. 

    Faassen, Elisabeth J.; Antoniou, Maria G.; Beekman-Lukassen, Wendy; Blahova, Lucie; Chernova, Ekaterina; Christophoridis, Christophoros; Combes, Audrey; Edwards, Christine; Fastner, Jutta; Harmsen, Joop; Hiskia, Anastasia; Ilag, Leopold L.; Kaloudis, Triantafyllos; Lopicic, Srdjan; Lürling, Miquel; Mazur-Marzec, Hanna; Meriluoto, Jussi; Porojan, Cristina; Viner-Mozzini, Yehudit; Zguna, Nadezda (MDPI https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md14030045, 2016-02-29)
    FAASSEN, E.J., ANTONIOU, M.G., BEEKMAN-LUKASSEN, W., BLAHOVA, L., CHERNOVA, E., CHRISTOPHORIDIS, C., COMBES, A., EDWARDS, C., FASTNER, J., HARMSEN, J., HISKIA, A., ILAG, L.L., KALOUDIS, T., LOPICIC, S., LURLING, M., MAZUR-MARZEC, H., MERILUOTO, J., POROJAN, C., VINER-MOZZINI, Y. and ZGUNA, N. 2016. A collaborative evaluation of LC-MS/MS based methods for BMAA analysis: soluble bound BMAA found to be an important fraction. Marine drugs [online], 14(3), article 45. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md14030045
    Exposure to β-N-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA) might be linked to the incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Analytical chemistry plays a crucial role in determining human ...
  • Correlation among physical and electrochemical behaviour of nanostructured electrolytic maganese dioxide from leach liquor and synthetic for aqueous asymmetric capacitor. 

    Sundaram, Manickam Minakshi; Biswal, Avijit; Mitchell, David; Jones, Rob; Fernandez, Carlos (Royal Society of Chemistry http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5CP07141K, 2016-01-19)
    SUNDARAM, M.M., BISWAL, A., MITCHELL, D., JONES, R. and FERNANDEZ, C., 2016. Correlation among physical and electrochemical behaviour of nanostructured electrolytic manganese dioxide from leach liquor and synthetic for aqueous asymmetric capacitor. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics [online], 18(6), pp. 4711-4720. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5CP07141K
    An attempt has been made to correlate the differences in structural parameters, surface areas, morphology etc. with the electrochemical capacitive behaviour of the EMDs. The nanostructured electrolytic manganese dioxides ...
  • Aerobic interval exercise improves parameters of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other alterations of metabolic syndrome in obese Zucker rats. 

    Kapravelou, Garyfallia; Martinez, Rosario; Andrade, Ana M.; Nebot, Elena; Camiletti-Moiron, Daniel; Aparicio, Virginia A.; Lopez-Jurado, Maria; Aranda, Pilar; Arrebola, Francisco; Fernandez-Segura, Eduardo; Bermano, Giovanna; Goua, Marie; Galisteo, Milagros; Porres, Jesus M. (NRC Research Press https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0141, 2015-08-14)
    KAPRAVELOU, G., MARTINEZ, R., ANDRADE, A.M., NEBOT, E., CAMILETTI-MOIRON, D., APARICIO, V.A., LOPEZ-JURADO, M., ARANDA, P., ARREBOLA, F., FERNANDEZ-SEGURA, E., BERMANO, G., GOUA, M., GALISTEO, M. and PORRES, J.M. 2015. Aerobic interval exercise improves parameters of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other alterations of metabolic syndrome in obese Zucker rats. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism [online], 40(12), pages 1242-1252. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0141
    Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a group of metabolic alterations that increase the susceptibility to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has been described as the liver manifestation of ...

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