Recent Submissions

  • A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates. 

    ALQUBAISI, Mai (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2016-11-01)
    ALQUBAISI, M.M. 2016. A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of medication error reporting is key to enhancing patient safety. The aim of this research was to explore medication error reporting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), examining ...
  • Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans. 

    Kreitz, Johanna (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social care, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2016-07-01)
    KREITZ, J. 2016. Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.
    Bacterial bioremediation has been proposed as an efficient, low cost and ecologically safe method to clean vital water reservoirs from cyanobacterial peptide toxins microcystins (MCs). In previous work carried out in 2008 ...
  • Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service. 

    Almazroui, Khalfan; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C.; Cunningham, Scott; Rushworth, Gordon F.; Hannam, Patricia (Robert Gordon University/ NHS Highland, 2016-11-25)
    ALMAZROUI, K., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., RUSHWORTH, G. and HANNAM, P. 2016. Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service. Presented at NHS Highland research, development and innovation annual conference, 25 November 2016, Inverness, UK.
    Background: Clinical information is required by all clinical healthcare staff to promote better patient care and safety. The information needed, sources, formats and accessibility varies from one staff member to another ...
  • Piloting the United Kingdon 'Prescribing Safety Assessment' with pharmacist prescribers in Scotland. 

    Reid, Fiona; Power, Ailsa; Stewart, Derek C.; Watson, Anne; Zlotos, Leon; Campbell, Derna; McIntosh, Trudi; Maxwell, Simon (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.12.009, 2017-01-06)
    REID, F., POWER, A., STEWART, D., WATSON, A., ZLOTOS, L., CAMPBELL, D., MCINTOSH, T. and MAXWELL, S. 2017. Piloting the United Kingdon 'Prescribing Safety Assessment' with pharmacist prescribers in Scotland. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], Articles in press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.12.009
    Background: Prescribing is a complex task requiring considerable knowledge and skills. The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) was developed by the British Pharmacological Society and the United Kingdom (UK) Medical Schools ...
  • Urban vs rural STEMI patients; is there a difference? 

    Kamona, Ahmad; Cunningham, Scott; Rushworth, Gordon F.; Leslie, Stephen J. (Robert Gordon University/ NHS Highland, 2016-11-25)
    KAMONA, A., CUNNINGHAM, S., RUSHWORTH, G.F. and LESLIE, S.J. 2016. Urban vs rural STEMI patients; is there a difference? Presented at NHS Highland research, development and innovation annual conference, 25 Nov 2016, Inverness, UK.
    Background: Timely access to reperfusion therapy for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is vital. Every minute of delay costs 10 days of patient's life. Patients living in the rural Scottish highlands face a lot ...
  • Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Mair, Alpana; Wilson, Martin; Kardas, Przemyslaw; Lewek, Pawel; Alonso, Albert; McIntosh, Jennifer; MacLure, Katie; SIMPATHY consortium (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503, 2016-12-04)
    STEWART, D., MAIR, A., WILSON, M., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., ALONSO, A., MCINTOSH, J. and MACLURE, K. 2016. Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. Expert opinion on drug safety [online], Latest articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503
    Introduction: Single disease state led evidence-based guidelines do not provide sufficient coverage of issues of multimorbidities, with the cumulative impact of recommendations often resulting in overwhelming medicines ...
  • Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Review] 

    Weeks, Greg; George, Johnson; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (Cochrane Collaboration https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227.pub2, 2014-07-22)
    WEEKS, G., GEORGE, J., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Review]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 11, article number CS011227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227.pub2
    The aim of this Cochrane review was to find out if prescribing by health professionals other than doctors delivers comparable outcomes to prescribing by doctors. Cochrane researchers collected and analysed all relevant ...
  • Mixing regime simulation and cellulose particle tracing in a stacked frame photocatalytic reactor. 

    Nagarajan, Sanjay; Stella, Lorenzo; Lawton, Linda A.; Irvine, John T. S.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2016.12.016, 2016-12-07)
    NAGARAJAN, S., STELLA, L., LAWTON, L.A., IRVINE, J.T.S. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. [2016] Mixing regime simulation and cellulose particle tracing in a stacked frame photocatalytic reactor. Chemical engineering journal [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2016.12.016
    To sustainably meet the global energy demand, unconventional methods to produce renewable energy must emerge. Biofuels from cellulose (via fermentable sugar production) mediated via photocatalysis provides an alternative ...
  • A cross-sectional survey of the Maltese general public on medication wastage. 

    West, Lorna Marie; Diack, Lesley; Cordina, Maria; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0233-X, 2016-01-06)
    WEST, L.M., DIACK, L., CORDINA, M. and STEWART, D. 2016. A cross-sectional survey of the Maltese general public on medication wastage. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(2), pages 261-270. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0233-x
    Background Medication wastage is a global issue, with key public health implications in terms of safety, the environment and the economy. A recently conducted systematic review of the published literature identified a lack ...
  • Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis. 

    Tucker, Rod; Stewart, Derek C. (Selfcare http://selfcarejournal.com/issue/volume-7-issue-4/, 2016-12-01)
    TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis. Selfcare journal, 7(4), pages 18-31.
    BACKGROUND: Chronic plaque psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 3% of the UK population and most patients have mild to moderate disease that can be effectively managed with topical therapies in ...
  • Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: Perspectives of pharmacy academics. 

    El-Awaisi, Alla; El Hajj, Maguy Saffouh; Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Diack, Lesley (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2016.1218830, 2016-10-05)
    EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2016. Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: Perspectives of pharmacy academics. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 30(6), pages 769-776. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2016.1218830
    The current status of interprofessional education (IPE) in Arabic Middle Eastern countries is largely unexamined and there is a need to assess IPE and collaborative practice in these countries. As faculty attitudes towards ...
  • Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification. 

    Nagarajan, Sanjay; Skillen, Nathan; Fina, Federica; Zhang, Guan; Randorn, Chamnan; Lawton, Linda A.; Irvine, John T. S.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.034, 2016-11-03)
    NAGARAJAN, S., SKILLEN, N.C., FINA, F., ZHANG, G., RANDORN, C., LAWTON, L.A., IRVINE, J.T.S. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2016. Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 334, pages 13-19. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.034
    A simple method for determining hydroxyl radical yields on semiconductor photocatalysts is highly desirable, especially when comparing different photocatalyst materials. This paper reports the screening of a selection of ...
  • Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Shitanshi, D.; Dolan, Eimear; Burgess, Katherine; Singh, B.; Aspe, R. (SciTechnol http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000220, 2016-01-25)
    SWINTON, P.A., SHITANSHI, D., DOLAN, E., BURGESS, K., SINGH, B. and ASPE, R. 2016. Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean. Journal of athletic enhancement [online], 5(1). Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000220
    The purpose of this investigation was to investigate the biomechanical effects of performing a large number of repetitions with a technically demanding exercise as is recommended in many extreme conditioning programs. ...
  • Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Cunningham, Scott; Diack, Lesley; McCaig, Dorothy; MacLure, Katie; Bond, Christine; George, Johnson (Robert Gordon University, 2010-06-31)
    STEWART, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., DIACK, L., MCCAIG, D., MACLURE, K., BOND, C. and GEORGE, J. 2010. Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    This report describes in detail the research conducted by the 'Prescribing Research Group', supported by NES funding. Members of the group are listed on the front cover. Since inception date, this group has been highly ...
  • Preformulation of cysteamine gels for treatment of the ophthalmic complications in cystinosis. 

    McKenzie, Barbara; Kay, Graeme; Matthews, Kerr H.; Knott, Rachel M.; Cairns, Donald (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.10.044, 2016-10-19)
    MCKENZIE, B., KAY, G., MATTHEWS, K.H., KNOTT, R. and CAIRNS, D. 2016. Preformulation of cysteamine gels for treatment of the ophthalmic complications in cystinosis. International journal of pharmaceutics [online], 515(1-2), pages 575-582. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.10.044
    Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of all organs. It is treated by regular administration of the aminothiol, cysteamine. Corneal ...
  • Assessing pharmacist's intervention in supporting the management of Type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting. 

    Soorapan, Suchada (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2002-07-01)
    SOORAPAN, S. 2002. Assessing pharmacist's intervention in supporting the management of Type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that is associated with substantial morbidity, mortality, and health care cost. All patients with diabetes require a high level of clinical care to prevent the development ...
  • Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (BSC: the Chartered Institute for IT http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840, 2016-09-01)
    MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. Journal of innovation in health informatics [online], 23(3), pages 560-571. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840
    Objective: To explore the digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff including pharmacists, graduate (pre-registration) pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensing assistants and medicine counter assistants. ...
  • The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C.; Klein, Susan (Institute of Remote Health Care http://www.irhc.org.uk, 2015-07-01)
    GIBSON SMITH, K.L., PAUDYAL, V., STEWART, D. and KLEIN, S. 2015. The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. Journal of the institute of remote healthcare [online], 6(2), pages 10-23. Available from: http://www.irhc.org.uk
    Recent developments within the offshore industry have highlighted the role that health and wellbeing plays in ensuring the safety and longevity of the offshore workforce. Developing an understanding of the overall health ...
  • Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Stewart, Derek C. (BMJ Publishing Group http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000677, 2015-06-10)
    MILLS, P.R., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2016. Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 23(1), pages 3-10. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000677
    Objectives - To provide a narrative overview of the literature on discharge information communication and medicines discharge prescribing error rate in the UK and other similar healthcare systems. Methods - A narrative ...
  • Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIPs) derivatives as anticancer compounds targeting DNA in human breast cancer cells. 

    Kopsida, Maria; Barron, Gemma A.; Bermano, Giovanna; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Goua, Marie (Royal Society of Chemistry https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6OB01850E, 2016-09-21)
    KOPSIDA, M., BARRON, G.A. BERMANO, G., KONG THOO LIN, P. and GOUA, M. 2016. Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIPs) derivatives as anticancer compounds targeting DNA in human breast cancer cells. Organic and biomolecular chemistry [online], Advance Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6OB01850E
    Bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIP) derivatives are a family of compounds that exert anti-cancer activities in vitro and, according to previous studies, variations in the linker sequence have increased their DNA binding and ...

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