Recent Submissions

  • 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.
    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], (accepted). 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 ...
  • A stability study of dithranol in solution, formulations and in normal and psoriatic skin. 

    Lubwika, Paul (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy, 1994-10-01)
    LUBWIKA, P. 1994. A stability study of dithranol in solution, formulations and in normal and psoriatic skin. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    For more than 100 years dithranol has been successfully used for the treatment of psoriasis . It is still not fully understood, however, how it exerts its antipsoriatic effect. From the information available to date it is ...
  • Preparation of novel modified-release dosage forms of diclofenac sodium and ibuprofen. 

    Sujja-Areevath, Jomjai (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy, 1997-10-01)
    SUJJA-AREEVATH, J. 1997. Preparation of novel modified-release dosage forms of diclofenac sodium and ibuprofen. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Mini-matrix multiple unit dosage forms (MUDFs) of diclofenac sodium and S(+) ibuprofen have been prepared. Normal tabletting techniques were used to form the mini-matrices prior to their enclosure in hard gelatin capsules. ...
  • Access to patients' clinical healthcare records: inclusion for community pharmacists in NHS Tayside. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C.; Coulson, David; Robertson, Diane; Thomson, Gordon; Dreischulte, Tobias; MacDonald, Catriona (ESCP http://www.escpweb.org/previous-symposia-workshops, 2016-10-05)
    MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., COULSON, D., ROBERTSON, D., THOMSON, G., DREISCHULTE, T. and MACDONALD, C. 2016. Access to patients' clinical healthcare records: inclusion for community pharmacists in NHS Tayside. Presented at the 45th ESCP-NSF international symposium on clinical pharmacy: clinical pharmacy tackling inequalities and access to health care, 5 -7 October 2016, Oslo, Norway.
    The 2020 Workforce Vision in Scotland envisages 'making more and better use of technology ....to increase access to services and improve efficiency' across the healthcare interface. Services offered by community pharmacy ...
  • Social media: a force for inclusion. 

    Brown, Alyson; MacLure, Katie; Addison, Brian; Pedersen, Sarah; Stewart, Derek C.; Andrews, J. (ESCP http://www.escpweb.org/previous-symposia-workshops, 2016-10-05)
    BROWN, A., MACLURE, K., ADDISON, B., PEDERSON, S., STEWART, D. and ANDREWS, J. 2016. Social media: a force for inclusion. Presented at the 45th ESCP-NSF international symposium on clinical pharmacy: clinical pharmacy tackling inequalities and access to health care, 5 -7 October 2016, Oslo, Norway.
    The migration of modern social networks to the internet has facilitated the transition of traditional pharmacy networks online. The ubiquitous nature of social media (SoMe) combined with merging of personal and professional ...
  • Tackling inequalities in access to clinical pharmacist led healthcare: recognising and overcoming ethical issues of inclusion in research. 

    MacLure, Katie; MacLeod, Joan (ESCP http://www.escpweb.org/sites/escp/files/page_document/ESCP_Oslo_2016_workshop_schedule_and_workshop_abstracts_160705.pdf, 2016-10-05)
    MACLURE, K. and MACLEOD, J. 2016. Tackling inequalities in access to clinical pharmacist led healthcare: recognising and overcoming ethical issues of inclusion in research. Presented at the 45th ESCP symposium on clinical pharmacy, 5 - 7 October 2016, Oslo, Norway.
    Clinical pharmacists are trained to treat people from all walks of life equally. Their work ethos and ethical practice promotes inclusion and respect for diversity. Pharmacy practice is evidence-based so it follows that ...
  • Electrografting of amino-TEMPO on graphene oxide and electrochemically reduced graphene oxide for electrocatalytic applications. 

    Yuan, Baiqing; Xu, Chunying; Zhang, Daojun; Zhang, Renchun; Su, Huimin; Guan, Pei; Nie, Jiajia; Fernandez, Carlos (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2017.05.016, 2017-05-25)
    YUAN, B., XU, C., ZHANG, D., ZHANG, R., SU, H., GUAN, P., NIE, J., FERNANDEZ, C. 2017. Electrografting of amino-TEMPO on graphene oxide and electrochemically reduced graphene oxide for electrocatalytic applications. Electrochemistry communications [online], InPress. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2017.05.016
    4-Amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperridine N-oxyl (4-amino-TEMPO), an electroactive nitroxide radical, was attached to the surface of graphene oxide (GO) and electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) modified glassy ...
  • Misoprostol for miscarriage management in a woman with previous five cesarean deliveries: a case report and literature review. 

    AlSaad, Doua; Alobaidly, Sawsan; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalappila; Thomas, Binny; Ahmed, Afif; AlHail, Moza (Dover Medical Press https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S132294, 2017-05-09)
    ALSAAD, D., ALOBAIDLY, S., ABDULROUF, P., THOMAS, B., AHMED, A., ALHAIL, M. 2017. Misoprostol for miscarriage management in a woman with previous five cesarean deliveries: a case report and literature review. Therapeutics and clinical risk management [online], 13, pages 625-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S132294
    Background: Misoprostol is an effective medical method for the management of pregnancy loss. However, data on its efficacy and safety in women with previous cesarean deliveries are limited. Case presentation: We report a ...
  • Tele-pharmacy in rural Scotland: a proof of concept study. 

    Inch, Jackie; Notman, Frances; Watson, Margaret; Green, David; Baird, Robert; Ferguson, James; Hind, Caroline; McKinstry, Brian; Strath, Alison; Bond, Christine (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12376, 2017-05-02)
    INCH, J., NOTMAN, F., WATSON, M., GREEN, D., BAIRD, R., FERGUSON, J., HIND, C., MCKINSTRY, B., STRATH, A., BOND, C. 2017. Tele-pharmacy in rural Scotland: a proof of concept study. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 25(3), pages 210-219. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12376
    Introduction - Technology enables medical services to be provided to rural communities. This proof of concept study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of delivering community pharmacy services (CPS; including advice, ...
  • Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system. 

    Turner, N.; Cunningham, Scott (ESCP http://www.escpweb.org, 2015-10-28)
    TURNER, N. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2015. Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system. Presented at the 44th ESCP international symposium on clinical pharmacy medicines information: making better decisions, 28 - 30 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.
    ‘Prescription for Excellence’ maps the future of pharmacy in Scotland highlighting the importance of access to clinical pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacy resources are limited and pharmaceutical care cannot be provided ...
  • An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. 

    Tucker, Rod; MacLure, Katie; Paudyal, Vibhu; Layton, Alison M.; Bewley, Anthony; Stewart, Derek C. (SansSerif Publication http://selfcarejournal.com/article/exploratory-study-community-pharmacist-diagnosis-management-dermatitis-acne/, 2017-05-11)
    TUCKER, R.P., MACLURE, K., PAUDYAL, V., LAYTON, A.M., BEWLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. Selfcare [online], 8(2), pages 1-10. Available from: http://selfcarejournal.com/article/exploratory-study-community-pharmacist-diagnosis-management-dermatitis-acne/
    BACKGROUND: Dermatitis and acne account for a large number of general practitioner appointments yet are amenable to treatment with products available to purchase from community pharmacies. OBJECTIVES: 1. The clinical ...

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