Recent Submissions

  • Safety in healthcare: the pharmacy legislative framework and patient safety. 

    Vosper, Helen; Hignett, Sue (Sweet and Maxwell http://westlaw.co.uk, 2018-03-31)
    VOSPER, H. and HIGNETT, S.M. 2018. Safety in healthcare: the pharmacy legislative framework and patient safety. Journal of personal injury law [online], 1, pages 16-22. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk
    Considers how the legislative framework governing pharmaceuticals can have an impact on patient safety. Discusses key aspects of the healthcare system, the characteristics of a high reliability organisation (HRO), and the ...
  • A UK perspective on human factors and patient safety education in pharmacy curricula. 

    Vosper, Helen; Hignett, Sue (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe6184, 2018-04-16)
    VOSPER, H. and HIGNETT, S. 2018. A UK perspective on human factors and patient safety education in pharmacy curricula. American journal of pharmaceutical education [online], 82(3), article 6184. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe6184
    Objective: - To take a systematic approach to exploring patient safety teaching in health care curricula, particularly in relation to how educators ensure students achieve patient safety competencies. Findings: - There is ...
  • Nano-selenium and its nanomedicine applications: a critical review. 

    Hosnedlova, Bozena; Kepinska, Marta; Skalickova, Sylvie; Fernandez, Carlos; Ruttkay-Nedecky, Branislav; Peng, Qiuming; Baron, Mojmir; Melcova, Magdalena; Opatrilova, Radka; Zidkova, Jarmila; Bjørklund, Geir; Sochor, Jiri; Kizek, Rene (Dove Medical Press https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S157541, 2018-04-10)
    HOSNEDLOVA, B., KEPINSKA, M., SKALICKOVA, S., FERNANDEZ, C., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., PENG, Q., BARON, M., MELCOVA, M., OPATRILOVA, R., ZIDKOVA, J., BJORKLUND, G., SOCHOR, J. and KIZEK, R. 2018. Nano-selenium and its nanomedicine applications: a critical review. International journal of nanomedicine [online], 13, pages 2107-2128. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S157541.
    Traditional supplements of selenium generally have a low degree of absorption and increased toxicity. Therefore, it is imperative to develop innovative systems as transporters of selenium compounds, which would raise the ...
  • Twelve tips for embedding human factors and ergonomics principles in healthcare education. 

    Vosper, Helen; Hignett, Sue; Bowie, Paul
    VOSPER, H., HIGNETT, S. and BOWIE, P. 2018. Twelve tips for embedding human factors and ergonomics principles in healthcare education. Medical teacher [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159x.2017.1387240
    Safety and improvement efforts in healthcare education and practice are often limited by inadequate attention to human factors/ergonomics (HFE) principles and methods. Integration of HFE theory and approaches within ...
  • Sophisticated construction of binary PdPb alloy nanocubes as robust electrocatalysts toward ethylene glycol and glycerol oxidation. 

    Xu, Hui; Song, Pingping; Fernandez, Carlos; Wang, Jin; Zhu, Mingshan; Shiraishi, Yukihide; Du, Yukou (American Chemical Society https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b00532, 2018-03-28)
    XU, H., SONG, P., FERNANDEZ, C., WANG, J., ZHU, M., SHIRAISHI, Y. and DU, Y. 2018. Sophisticated construction of binary PdPb alloy nanocubes as robust electrocatalysts toward ethylene glycol and glycerol oxidation. ACS applied materials and interfaces [online], Just Accepted Manuscripts. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b00532.
    The design of nanocatalysts by controlling pore size and particle characteristics is crucial to enhance the selectivity and activity of the catalysts. Thus, we have successfully demonstrated the synthesis of binary PdPb ...
  • Cell lysis and detoxification of cyanotoxins using a novel combination of microbubble generation and plasma microreactor technology for ozonation. 

    Pandhal, Jagroop; Siswanto, Anggun; Kuvshinov, Dmitriy; Zimmerman, William B.; Lawton, Linda A.; Edwards, Christine (Frontiers Media https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00678, 2018-04-05)
    PANDHAL, J., SISWANTO, A., KUVSHINOV, D., ZIMMERMAN, W.B., LAWTON, L. and EDWARDS, C. 2018. Cell lysis and detoxification of cyanotoxins using a novel combination of microbubble generation and plasma microreactor technology for ozonation. Frontiers in microbiology [online], 9, article ID 678. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00678.
    There has been a steady rise in the incidences of algal blooms globally, and worryingly, there is increasing evidence that changes in the global climate are leading to a shift toward cyanobacterial blooms. Many cyanobacterial ...
  • Influenza C in Lancaster, UK, in the winter of 2014–2015. 

    Atkinson, Kate V.; Bishop, Lisa A.; Rhodes, Glenn; Salez, Nicolas; McEwan, Neil R.; Hegarty, Matthew J.; Robey, Julie; Harding, Nicola; Wetherell, Simon; Lauder, Robert M.; Pickup, Roger W.; Wilkinson, Mark; Gatherer, Derek (Nature Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1038/srep46578, 2017-04-13)
    ATKINSON, K.V., BISHOP, L.A., RHODES, G., SALEZ, N., MCEWAN, N.R., HEGARTY, M.J., ROBEY, J., HARDING, N., WETHERELL, S., LAUDER, R.M., PICKUP, R.W., WILKINSON, M. and GATHERER, D. 2017. Influenza C in Lancaster, UK, in the winter of 2014–2015. Scientific reports [online], 13, article ID 46578. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/srep46578
    Influenza C is not included in the annual seasonal influenza vaccine, and has historically been regarded as a minor respiratory pathogen. However, recent work has highlighted its potential role as a cause of pneumonia in ...
  • Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. 

    Jebara, Tesnime; Cunningham, Scott; MacLure, Katie; Awaisu, Ahmed; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; Stewart, Derek C. (ESCP (Organisers), 2017-10-9)
    JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D 2017. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at the 46th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium (ESCP): clinical pharmacy science meets practice - towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.
    While prescribing has been traditionally been the domain of physicians, prescribing by pharmacists has been implemented successfully in countries across the world. Developments are supported by evidence of effectiveness ...
  • Views and perceptions of key stakeholders in Qatar on pharmacist prescribing. 

    Jebara, Tesnime; Cunningham, Scott; MacLure, Katie; Awaisu, Ahmed; Al-Hail, Moza; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; Stewart, Derek C. (ESCP (Organiser), 2017-10-09)
    JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., AL-HAIL, M., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Views and perceptions of key stakeholders in Qatar on pharmacist prescribing. Presented at the 46th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium (ESCP): clinical pharmacy science meets practice - towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Background and Objective: Pharmacist prescribing has been implemented successfully in several countries around the world, with evidence of effectiveness, safety and acceptability. The Qatar Health Strategy provides the ...
  • Pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu; Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; MacLure, Katie; Forbes-McKay, Katrina; Buchanan, Carol; Wilson, Liz; Radley, Andrew; Stewart, Derek C. (ESCP (Organisers), 2017-10-09)
    PAUDYAL, V., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., BUCHANAN, C., WILSON, L., RADLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients. Presented at the 46th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium (ESCP): clinical pharmacy science meets practice - towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Background and Objective: Community pharmacists are well situated to offer proactive and opportunistic support and advice to the homeless. The aim of this research was to investigate pharmacists' training, experiences and ...
  • Community pharmacist clinical portal enabled access to aspects of patients' primary and secondary care EHR: exploring the general public's views in NHS Tayside. 

    MacLure, Katie; Coulson, David; Thomson, Gordon; Robertson, Diane; MacDonald, Catriona; Dreischulte, Tobias; Radley, Andrew; MacLure, Andrew; Stewart, Derek C. (ESCP (Organisers), 2017-10-09)
    MACLURE, K., COULSON, D., THOMSON, G., ROBERTSON, D., MACDONALD, C., DREISCHULTE, T., RADLEY, A., MACLURE, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Community pharmacist clinical portal enabled access to aspects of patients' primary and secondary care EHR: exploring the general public's views in NHS Tayside. Presented at the 46th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium (ESCP): clinical pharmacy science meets practice - towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Background and Objective: Community pharmacist access to aspects of patients' primary and secondary care electronic healthcare records (EHR) was piloted in NHS Tayside, Scotland. While policy makers and pharmacists are ...
  • Scottish adherence to antihypertensive medication in the elderly (SAAME) study: promotng evidence-based community pharmacy services. 

    MacLure, Katie; Craig, G.; Power, Ailsa; Peddie, S.; Osprey, A.; Boyter, A.; Cousins, Gráinne; MacLure, Andrew; Stewart, Derek C. (ESCP (Organisers), 2017-10-09)
    MACLURE, K., CRAIG, G., POWER, A., PEDDIE, S., OSPREY, A., BOYTER, A., COUSINS, G., MACLURE, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Scottish adherence to antihypertensive medication in the elderly (SAAME) study: promoting evidence-based community pharmacy services. Presented at the 46th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium (ESCP): clinical pharmacy science meets practice - towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Background and Objective: Detection and treatment of hypertension continues to be a major public health challenge affecting between 30 and 45% of the general population, increasing steeply with age. Many studies have shown ...
  • Social media guidelines: recommendations for the development of undergraduate pharmacy student guidelines. 

    Brown, Alyson; MacLure, Katie (ESCP (Organisers), 2017-10-09)
    BROWN, A. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Social media guidelines: recommendations for the development of undergraduate pharmacy student guidelines. Presented at the 46th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium (ESCP): clinical pharmacy science meets practice - towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Background and Objective: The ubiquitous nature of social media (SoMe) involves merging of personal-professional personas. Healthcare organisations publish guidance on how to use social media responsibly. However, inappropriate ...
  • Development of a diet quality index for the Scottish population. 

    Barton, Karen L.; Wrieden, Wendy L.; Masson, Lindsey F.; Anderson, Annie S.; Sherriff, Andrea; Armstrong, Julie (Nutrition Society, 2017-06-21)
    BARTON, K.L., WRIEDEN, W.L., MASSON, L.F., ANDERSON, A.S., SHERRIFF, A. and ARMSTRONG, J. 2017. Development of a diet quality index for the Scottish population. Presented at the Nutrition Society's Irish section conference 2017: what governs what we eat?, 21-23 June 2017, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
    Secondary analysis of food purchase data has been used to monitor progress towards Scottish Dietary Targets (Goals) since 2001, however little work has been carried out to assess the overall quality of the diet of the ...
  • Adsorption removal of methylene blue from aqueous solution on carbon-coated Fe3O4 microspheres functionalized with chloroacetic acid. 

    Zhang, Zefei; Kim, Cholhwan; Fernandez, Carlos; Sundaram, Manickam Minakshi; Ramakrishnappa, Thippeswamy; Wang, Yuhong; Wang, Linshan; Sun, Ting; Hu, Xiaomin (DE GRUYTER https://doi.org/10.1515/secm-2016-0138, 2016-08-17)
    ZHANG, Z., KIM, C., FERNANDEZ, C., SUNDARAM, M.M., RAMAKRISHNAPPA, T., WANG, Y., WANG, L., SUN, T. and HU, X. 2018. Adsorption removal of methylene blue from aqueous solution on carbon-coated Fe3O4 microspheres functionalized with chloroacetic acid. Science and engineering of composite materials [online], 25(2), pages 353-361. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/secm-2016-0138
    We report the preparation and employability of carbon-coated Fe3O4 (Fe3O4/C) microspheres functionalized with chloroacetic acid (CAA) for the removal of methylene blue (MB) in aqueous solution. The prepared magnetic ...
  • Usefulness of hair analysis and psychological tests for identification of alcohol and drugs of abuse consumption in driving license regranting. 

    Lendoiro, Elena; de Castro, Ana; Jiménez-Morigosa, Cristian; Gomez-Fraguela, Xosé A.; López-Rivadulla, Manuel; Cruz, Angelines (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.03.023, 2018-03-20)
    LENDOIRO, E., DE CASTRO, A., JIMENEZ-MORIGOSA, C., GOMEZ-FRAGUELA, X.A., LOPEZ-RIVADULLA, M., CRUZ, A. 2018. Usefulness of hair analysis and psychological tests for identification of alcohol and drugs of abuse consumption in driving license regranting. Forensic science international [online], 286, pages 239-244. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.03.023
    The implementation of the points-based driving license helps to change the drivers’ behavior and is related to a reduction of traffic accidents and fatalities. In Spain, when a driver loses all points, the driving license ...
  • Application of camelid heavy-chain variable domains (VHHs) in prevention and treatment of bacterial and viral infections. 

    Wilken, Lucas; McPherson, Anne (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/08830185.2017.1397657, 2017-11-28)
    WILKEN, L. and MCPHERSON, A. 2017. Application of camelid heavy-chain variable domains (VHHs) in prevention and treatment of bacterial and viral infections. International reviews of immunology [online], 37(1), pages 69-76. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08830185.2017.1397657
    Camelid heavy-chain variable domains (VHHs) are the smallest, intact, antigen-binding units to occur in nature. VHHs possess high degrees of solubility and robustness enabling generation of multivalent constructs with ...
  • Correlation between bacterial G+C content, genome size and G+C content of associated plasmids and bacteriophages. 

    Almpanis, Apostolos; Swain, Martin; Gatherer, Derek; McEwan, Neil R. (Microbiology Society Available from: https://doi.org/10.1099/mgen.0.000168, 2018-04-10)
    ALMPANIS, A., SWAIN, M., GATHERER, D. and MCEWAN, N. 2018. Correlation between bacterial G+C content, genome size and G+C content of associated plasmids and bacteriophages. Microbial genomics [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1099/mgen.0.000168
    Based on complete bacterial genome sequence data, we demonstrate a correlation between bacterial chromosome length and G+C content of the genome, with longer genomes having higher G+C contents. The correlation value decreases ...
  • Remote communities: promoting engagement in self-care. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C.; Klein, Susan (Selfcare http://selfcarejournal.com/article/remote-communities-promoting-engagement-self-care/, 2016-10-06)
    GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., STEWART, D. and KLEIN, S. 2016. Remote communities: promoting engagement in self-care. Selfcare journal [online], 7(4), pages 1-9. Available from: http://selfcarejournal.com/article/remote-communities-promoting-engagement-self-care/
    Behaviour change interventions which promote engagement in self-care may be utilised as a means to increase the reach of healthcare and reduce health inequality by targeting those populations deemed harder to reach. The ...
  • Biotic phase micropollutant distribution in horizontal sub-surface flow constructed wetlands. 

    Petrie, Bruce; Rood, Shawn; Smith, Benjamin D.; Proctor, Kathryn; Youdan, Jane; Barden, Ruth; Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.242, 2018-02-27)
    PETRIE, B., ROOD, S., SMITH, B.D., PROCTOR, K., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R., KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2018. Biotic phase micropollutant distribution in horizontal sub-surface flow constructed wetlands. Science of the total environment [online], 630, pages 648-657. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.242
    The distribution of micropollutants in biotic phases of horizontal sub-surface flow (HSSF) constructed wetlands was investigated. 88 diverse micropollutants (personal care products, pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs) were ...

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