Recent Submissions

  • Evaluating pharmacist input into the pharmaceutical care of patients in dispensing medical practices in remote and rural areas of Scotland. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Anthony, Breda; Morrison, Clare; MacRae, Yvonne; Dixon, Lucy; Friel, Emer; Yoong, Evelyn; Cunningham, Scott; MacLure, Katie (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmx014, 2017-03-08)
    STEWART, D., ANTHONY, B., MORRISON, C., MACRAE, Y., DIXON, L., FRIEL, E., YOONG, E., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Evaluating pharmacist input into the pharmaceutical care of patients in dispensing medical practices in remote and rural areas of Scotland. Family practice [online], 34(4), pages 491-499. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmx014
    Background. - The Highlands and the Western Isles are the two most remote and rural areas of Scotland, with many medical practices in areas where pharmacies would not be viable. Recent regulations state that that dispensing ...
  • Circulating levels of angiogenesis-related growth factors in breast cancer: a study to profile proteins responsible for tubule formation. 

    Barron, Gemma A.; Goua, Marie; Wahle, Klaus; Bermano, Giovanna (Spandidos Publications https://doi.org/10.3892/or.2017.5803, 2017-07-11)
    BARRON, G.A., GOUA, M., WAHLE, K.W.J. and BERMANO, G. 2017. Circulating levels of angiogenesis-related growth factors in breast cancer: a study to profile proteins responsible for tubule formation. Oncology reports [online], 38(3), pages 1886-1894. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3892/or.2017.5803
    The present study exploited a versatile in vitro endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture cell system to investigate the association between angiogenesis and breast cancer by comparing the capacity of plasma from women with ...
  • Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis. 

    Waack, Julia (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-06-01)
    WAACK, J. 2017. Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Cyanobacteria produce a variety of secondary metabolites which possess amongst others antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Being primary producers they are also a vital component within the food web. However, ...
  • A photocatalytic impeller reactor for gas phase heterogeneous photocatalysis. 

    Tokode, Oluwatosin; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.07.068, 2017-07-29)
    TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2017. A photocatalytic impeller reactor for gas phase heterogeneous photocatalysis. Journal of environmental chemical engineering [online], 5(4), pages 3942-3948. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.07.068
    A novel photocatalytic reactor based on a stirred tank configuration has been described. This reactor employs the use of photocatalytic impellers to aid the mass transport of gaseous organic compounds during photocatalytic ...
  • Hypoxia-induced responses of porcine pulmonary veins. 

    Arnold, Amy (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-01-01)
    ARNOLD, A. 2017. Hypoxia-induced responses of porcine pulmonary veins. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The pulmonary vein (PV) constricts to hypoxia however little is known about the underlying mechanisms. Hypoxic PV constriction is proposed to recruit upstream capillary beds and optimise gas exchange in healthy humans and ...
  • Pharmacy’s perspectives of interprofessional education and collaborative practice: an investigative study in Qatar and the Middle East 

    El-Awaisi, Alla (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-05-01)
    EL-AWAISI, A. 2017. Pharmacy’s perspectives of interprofessional education and collaborative practice: an investigative study in Qatar and the Middle East. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The need to incorporate interprofessional education (IPE) as part of any healthcare profession curricula is growing in an approach to prepare a collaborative practice-ready workforce. Pharmacy students should be equipped ...
  • Thermally triggered theranostics for pancreatic cancer therapy. 

    Malekigorji, Maryam; Alfahad, Mohanad; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Jones, Stefanie; Curtis, Anthony D. M.; Hoskins, Clare (Royal Society of Chemistry https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NR02751F, 2017-08-03)
    MALEKIGORJI, M., ALFAHAD, M., KONG THOO LIN, P., JONES, S., CURTIS, A. and HOSKINS, C. 2017. Thermally triggered theranostics for pancreatic cancer therapy. Nanoscale [online], Advance Article. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NR02751F
    Hybrid iron oxide-gold nanoparticles (HNPs) are capable of drug binding onto their surface with a triggered release at elevated temperatures. The iron oxide core allows for diagnostic imaging whilst heating of the gold ...
  • From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2017.07.004, 2017-07-12)
    MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2017. From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland. Health policy and technology [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2017.07.004
    Background Policy-driven ehealth underpins the delivery of healthcare in which pharmacy practice plays an increasingly integral role. As health is a devolved matter within the UK, responsibility for policy development and ...
  • A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.07.001, 2017-07-03)
    MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2017. A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.07.001
    Background - eHealth's many forms are benchmarked by the World Health Organization. Scotland is considered an advanced adopter of ehealth. The third global survey on ehealth includes pharmacy-related ehealth indicators. ...
  • Revalorisation of rapeseed pomace extracts: an in vitro study into its anti-oxidant and DNA protective properties. 

    Pohl, Franziska; Goua, Marie; Bermano, Giovanna; Russell, Wendy R.; Scobbie, Lorraine; Maciel, Patricia; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.06.129, 2017-06-23)
    POHL, F., GOUA, M., BERMANO, G., RUSSELL, W.R., SCOBBIE, L., MACIEL, P. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2018. Revalorisation of rapeseed pomace extracts: an in vitro study into its anti-oxidant and DNA protective properties. Food chemistry [online], 239, pages 323-332. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.06.129
    Rapeseed pomace (RSP) is a waste product obtained after edible oil production from Brassica napus. Analysis of ubiquitous secondary metabolites in RSP samples (two breeds, harvested in 2012/2014 respectively from North ...
  • What supports hospital pharmacist prescribing in Scotland? A mixed methods, exploratory sequential study. 

    Fisher, Julie; Kinnear, Moira; Reid, Fiona; Souter, Caroline; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.06.007, 2017-06-17)
    FISHER, J., KINNEAR, M., REID, F., SOUTER, C. and STEWART, D. 2017. What supports hospital pharmacist prescribing in Scotland? A mixed methods, exploratory sequential study. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.06.007
    While approximately half of all qualified hospital pharmacist independent prescribers (PIPs) in Scotland are active prescribers, there are major differences in prescribing activity across geographical areas. This study ...
  • Multicompartment compliance aids in the community: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications. 

    Counter, David; Stewart, Derek C.; MacLeod, Joan; McLay, James S. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13220, 2017-01-31)
    COUNTER, D., STEWART, D., MACLEOD, J. and MCLAY, J.S. 2017. Multicompartment compliance aids in the community: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 83(7), pages 1515-1520. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13220
    Aims To assess the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) use in a population of community-based multicompartment compliance aid (MCA) users in north-east Scotland. Methods Data for MCAs dispensed ...
  • Cellulose II as bioethanol feedstock and its advantages over native cellulose. 

    Nagarajan, Sanjay; Skillen, Nathan; Irvine, John T. S.; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.118, 2017-04-12)
    NAGARAJAN, S., SKILLEN, N.C., IRVINE, J.T.S, LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K. 2017. Cellulose II as bioethanol feedstock and its advantages over native cellulose. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews [online], 77, pages 182-192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.118
    Alternative renewable energy must emerge to sustainably meet the energy demands of the present and future. Current alternatives to fossil fuels are electricity from solar, wind and tidal energies and biofuels. Biofuels, ...
  • Dual-laboratory validation of a method for the determination of fructans in infant formula and adult nutritionals. 

    Brunt, Kommer; Sanders, Peter; Spichtig, Veronique; Ernste-Nota, Veronica; Sawicka, Paulina; Iwanoff, Kimberley; Van Soest, Jeroen; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Sean, Austin (AOAC INTERNATIONAL https://doi.org/10.5740/jaoacint.17-0007, 2017-05-01)
    BRUNT, K., SANDERS, P., SPICHTIG, V., ERNSTE-NOTA, V., SAWICKA, P., IWANOFF, K., VAN SOEST, J., KONG THOO LIN, P. and SEAN, A. 2017. Dual-laboratory validation of a method for the determination of fructans in infant formula and adult nutritionals. Journal of AOAC international [online], 100(3), pages 753-767. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5740/jaoacint.17-0007
    Until recently, only two AOAC Official Methods SM have been available for the analysis of fructans: Method 997.08 and Method 999.03. Both are based on the analysis of the fructan component monosaccharides (glucose and ...
  • Future perspectives on nonmedical prescribing. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Jebara, Tesnime; Cunningham, Scott; Awaisu, Ahmed; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; MacLure, Katie (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/2042098617693546, 2017-02-01)
    STEWART, D., JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Future perspectives on nonmedical prescribing. Therapeutic advances in drug safety [online], 8(6), pages 183-197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/2042098617693546
    Many countries have implemented nonmedical prescribing (NMP) and many others are scoping prescribing practices with a view to developing NMP. This paper provides a future perspective on NMP in light of findings of an ...
  • Interactions of platinum compounds with heterocyclic bases. 

    Taylor, Lynne M. (Robert Gordon University School of Chemistry, 1990-06-01)
    TAYLOR, L.M. 1990. Interactions of platinum compounds with heterocyclic bases. Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    It is generally accepted that platinum antitumoar drugs bind, preferentially, to Guanine N7 in DNA. Thus the kinetics of formation and the energetics of dissociation of platinum-nitrogen bonding have been investigated, ...
  • Isotopic studies of selenium in environmental samples. 

    MacLeod, Fiona (Robert Gordon University School of Applied Sciences, 1997-03-01)
    MACLEOD, F. 1997. Isotopic studies of selenium in environmental samples. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Selenium has aroused much interest in the last decade. It is an essential trace element for man and animals and has been found to be the cofactor in two enzyme systems. The first, glutathionine peroxidase, acts as an ...
  • Cytotoxic compounds from the genus Centaurea. 

    Shoeb, Mohammad (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy, 2005-12-01)
    SHOEB, M. 2005. Cytotoxic compounds from the genus Centaurea. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis, which is divided into four chapters, represents an account on the isolation, identification and the assessment of bioactivity of cytotoxic compounds from the genus Centaurea (Family: Asteraceae alto Compositae), ...
  • Effect of increasing fruit and vegetable intake by dietary intervention on nutritional biomarkers and attitudes to dietary change: a randomised trial. 

    Duthie, Susan J.; Duthie, Garry G.; Russell, Wendy R.; Kyle, Janet A. M.; Macdiarmid, Jennie I.; Rungapamestry, Vanessa; Stephen, Sylvia; Megias-Baeza, Cristina; Kaniewska, Joanna J.; Shaw, Lindsey; Milne, Lesley; Bremner, David; Ross, Karen; Morrice, Philip; Pirie, Lynn P.; Horgan, Graham; Bestwick, Charles S. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-017-1469-0, 2017-05-30)
    DUTHIE, S., DUTHIE, G.G., RUSSELL, W.R., KYLE, J.A.M., MACDIARMID, J.I., RUNGAPAMESTRY, V., STEPHEN, S., MEGIAS-BAEZA, C., KANIEWSKA, J.J., SHAW, L., MILNE, L., BREMNER, D., ROSS, K., MORRICE, P., PIRIE, L.P., HORGAN, G. and BESTWICK, C.S. 2017. Effect of increasing fruit and vegetable intake by dietary intervention on nutritional biomarkers and attitudes to dietary change: a randomised trial. European journal of nutrition [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-017-1469-0
    Purpose Low fruit and vegetable consumption is linked with an increased risk of death from vascular disease and cancer. The benefit of eating fruits and vegetables is attributed in part to antioxidants, vitamins and ...
  • Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-017-2274-7, 2017-06-22)
    MILLS, P., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2017. Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-017-2274-7
    Purpose The study aimed to test the hypothesis that hospital electronic prescribing and medicine administration system (HEPMA) implementation impacted patient discharge letter quality, nature and frequency of prescribing ...

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