Recent Submissions

  • The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; McDonald, Craig; MacLeod, Joan; MacLure, Katie; Gray, Gwen; McIntosh, Trudi (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.04.004, 2017-04-09)
    STEWART, D., MCDONALD, C., MACLEOD, J., MACLURE, K., GRAY, G. and MCINTOSH, T. 2017. The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.04.004
    Background - Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines. Acknowledging the lack of evidence that MCAs improve adherence or clinical outcomes, the Royal Pharmaceutical ...
  • "When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night": behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu; MacLure, Katie; Buchanan, Carol; Wilson, Liz; MacLeod, Joan; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.03.002, 2017-03-31)
    PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., BUCHANAN, C., WILSON, L., MACLEOD, J. and STEWART, D. 2017. "When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night": behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines. Public health [online], 148, pages 1-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.03.002
    Objectives This study aimed to explore behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines using Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Study design A qualitative study using semi-structured, ...
  • Multi-residue determination of micropollutants in Phragmites australis from constructed wetlands using microwave assisted extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. 

    Petrie, Bruce; Smith, Benjamin D.; Youdan, Jane; Barden, Ruth; Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara (Elsevier http://doi.org/10.1013/j.aca.2016.12.042, 2017-01-02)
    PETRIE, B., SMITH, B.D., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2017. Multi-residue determination of micropollutants in Phragmites australis from constructed wetlands using microwave assisted extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Analytica chimica acta [online], 959, pages 91-101. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1013/j.aca.2016.12.042.
    In constructed wetlands micropollutants can be removed from water by phytoremediation. However, micropollutant uptake and metabolismby plants here is poorly understood due to the lack of good analytical approaches. Reported ...
  • The use of complementary and alternative medicine among children in Aberdeen: An outcomes-based cross-sectional survey. 

    Ndu, Okechukwu; Strath, Alison; Diack, Lesley (RCCM http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/55844/camstrand-programme-2015.pdf, 2015-07-02)
    NDU, O., STRATH, A. and DIACK, L. 2015. The use of complementary and alternative medicine among children in Aberdeen: An outcomes-based cross-sectional survey. Presented at the Complementary and alternative medicine strategy for research and development conference (CAMSTRAND 2015), 9-10 June 2015, London, UK.
    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in paediatric subjects is increasing globally. However, most of the data available in the UK is based on hospital-based studies; and studies of such use in the general ...
  • Renal and bone adverse effects of a tenofovir-based regimen in the treatment of HIV-Infected children: a systematic review. 

    Okonkwo, Rose I.; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Effa, Emmanuel E. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-015-0371-z, 2015-12-21)
    OKONKWO, R.I., WEIDMANN, A.E. and EFFA, E.E. 2016. Renal and bone adverse effects of a tenofovir-based regimen in the treatment of HIV-Infected children: a systematic review. Drug safety [online], 39(3), pages 209-218. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-015-0371-z.
    Introduction - Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-containing regimens in the treatment of HIV-infected children have safety concerns with respect to renal and bone toxicity. Objective - The aim of this study was to ...
  • A cross-sectional survey of the access of older people in the Scottish Highlands to general medical practices, community pharmacies and prescription medicines. 

    Rushworth, Gordon F.; Cunningham, Scott; Pfleger, Sharon; Hall, Jenny; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.01.002, 2017-01-25)
    RUSHWORTH, G.F., CUNNINGHAM, S., PFLEGER, S., HALL, J. and STEWART, D. 2017. A cross-sectional survey of the access of older people in the Scottish Highlands to general medical practices, community pharmacies and prescription medicines. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.01.002.
    Background Access to medicines and healthcare is more problematic in remote and rural areas. Objectives To quantify issues of access to general practitioners (GPs), community pharmacies and prescribed medicines in older ...
  • Yellow card reports associated with use of natural health products in children: an exploratory analysis. 

    Ndu, Okechukwu; Strath, Alison; Diack, Lesley (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2015.11.013, 2015-12-20)
    NDU, O., STRATH, A. and DIACK, L. 2015. Yellow card reports associated with use of natural health products in children: an exploratory analysis. European journal of integrative medicine [online], 7(6), page 693. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2015.11.013.
    Abstract of a presentation given at the Research council for complementary medicine 2015 conference (RCCM): demonstrating the value of integrative medicine, 10 September, London, UK.
  • Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? 

    McNeill, Geraldine; Masson, Lindsey F.; Macdiarmid, Jennie I.; Craig, Leone C. A.; Wills, Wendy J.; Bromley, Catherine (Cambridge University Press https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002949, 2017-02-20)
    MCNEILL, G., MASSON, L.F., MACDIARMID, J.I., CRAIG, L.C.A., WILLS, W.J. and BROMLEY, C. 2017. Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? Public health nutrition [online], First View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002949.
    To investigate socio-economic differences in children’s diet, activity and inactivity and changes in these differences over 4 years during which new policies on food in schools were introduced. Two cross-sectional surveys ...
  • National Health Service healthcare staff experience and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine: an online survey. 

    Jones, Jenny; Rayner, Suzanne; Logue, Shona; Imray, Elizabeth; Stewart, Derek C.; Leslie, Stephen J. (MEDCRAVE https://doi.org/10.15406/ijcam.2017.05.00159, 2017-02-16)
    JONES, J., RAYNER, S., LOGUE, S., IMRAY, E., STEWART, D. and LESLIE, S.J. 2017. National Health Service healthcare staff experience and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine: an online survey. International journal of complementary and alternative medicine [online], 5(4), article ID 00159. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15406/ijcam.2017.05.00159.
    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing. The most common reported reason for CAM use is dissatisfaction with conventional healthcare. Several studies have reported factors influencing CAM usage ...
  • Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. 

    Courtenay, Molly; Rowbotham, Samantha; Lim, Rosemary; Deslandes, Rhian; Hodson, Karen; MacLure, Katie; Peters, Sarah; Stewart, Derek C. (BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515, 2017-03-01)
    COURTENAY, M., ROWBOTHAM, S., LIM, R., DESLANDES, R., HODSON, K., MACLURE, K., PETERS, S. and STEWART, D. 2017. Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. BMJ Open [online], 7(3), e013515. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515.
    Objective: To (1) explore patients' expectations and experiences of nurse and pharmacist non-medical prescriber-led management of respiratory tract infections (RTIs), (2) examine whether patient expectations for antibiotics ...
  • Optimizing the use of oral anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrilation in primary care: a pharmacist-led intervention. 

    Virdee, Mandeep S.; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0419-x, 2017-01-03)
    VIRDEE, M.S. and STEWART, D. 2017. Optimizing the use of oral anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrilation in primary care: a pharmacist-led intervention. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 39(1), pages 173-180. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0419-x.
    Background: Updated evidence-based guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) necessitate patient review, particularly with respect to oral anticoagulants, to ensure maximum health gain around stroke ...
  • Fermentation of resistant starch: implications for colonic health in the monogastric animal. 

    Reid, Carol-Ann (Robert Gordon University School of Food and Consumer Studies, 1999-04-01)
    REID, C.-A. 1999. Fermentation of resistant starch: implications for colonic health in the monogastric animal. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Retrograded starches are commonly found in foods due to the production and/or processing conditions they have received prior to consumption. These resistant starches escape digestion in the small intestine and are fermented ...
  • The provision of health care in remote hostile environments. 

    Brebner, John Alexander (Robert Gordon University Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, 1990-02-01)
    BREBNER, J.A. 1990. The provision of health care in remote hostile environments. Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    The health care of those who work in remote places associated with hostile environments is reviewed, concentrating on the offshore oil industry and Antarctic populations. An understanding of associated environmental hazards ...
  • Archaeological medicinal earths as antibacterial agents: the case of the Basel Lemnian sphragides. 

    Photos-Jones, Effie; Edwards, Christine; Haner, F.; Lawton, Linda A.; Keane, C.; Leanord, A.; Perdikatsis, V. (Geological Society https://doi.org/10.1144/SP452.6, 2017-02-02)
    PHOTOS-JONES, E., EDWARDS, C., HEINER, F., LAWTON, L., KEAN, C., LEANORD, A. and PERDIKATSIS, V. 2017. Archaeological medicinal earths as antibacterial agents: the case of the Basel Lemnian sphragides. Geological society: special publications [online], 452, Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1144/SP452.6
    This paper presents the scientific investigation of three Lemnian sphragides (terra sigillata), a famed medicinal clay (earth) of antiquity, dated to the 16th-17th century, and presently in the collection of the Museum for ...
  • Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine. 

    Waddell, Stuart; Fernandez, Carlos; Inverarity, Catherine C.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2016.12.001, 2016-12-21)
    WADDELL, S.A., FERNANDEZ, C., INVERARITY, C.C. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine. Sensing and bio-sensing research [online], 13, pages 28-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2016.12.001.
    Benzylpiperazine (BZP) is a novel psychoactive substance that is commonly abused in tablet form as an 'ecstasy-type' drug. Electroanalysis offers genuine potential for field testing of bulk drug samples. This research is ...
  • Electrochemical determination of chemical oxygen demand using Ti/TiO2 electrode. 

    Ge, Yongxian; Zhai, Yufang; Niu, Dun; Wang, Yuhong; Fernandez, Carlos; Ramakrishnappa, Thippeswamy; Hu, Xiaomin; Wang, Linshan (ESG https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.12.05, 2016-11-10)
    GE, Y., ZHAI, Y., NIU, D., WANG, Y., FERNANDEZ, C., RAMAKRISHNAPPA, T., HU, X. and WANG, L. 2016. Electrochemical determination of chemical oxygen demand using Ti/TiO2 electrode. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11(12), pages 9812-9821. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.12.05
    To overcome the shortcomings of the conventional potassium dichromate method (PDM) for monitoring chemical oxygen demand (COD) of waters, many efforts have been made on developing quick and environment-friendly techniques. ...
  • Nutritional considerations during prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperbaric, hyperoxic environment: recommendations for saturation divers. 

    Deb, Sanjoy K.; Swinton, Paul Alan; Dolan, Eimear (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/s13728-015-0042-9, 2016-01-07)
    DEB, S.K., SWINTON, P.A. and DOLAN, E. 2016. Nutritional considerations during prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperbaric, hyperoxic environment: recommendations for saturation divers. Extreme physiology and medicine [online], 5, article number 1. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13728-015-0042-9
    Saturation diving is an occupation that involves prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperoxic, hyperbaric environment. The unique and extreme environment is thought to result in disruption to physiological and metabolic ...
  • A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar. 

    Al Saad, Doua; El Salem, Samah; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalapila; Thomas, Binny; Al Saad, Tayseer; Ahmed, Afif; Al Hail, Moza (Dovepress https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S96298, 2016-02-09)
    AL SAAD, D., EL SALEM, S., ABDUL ROUF, P., THOMAS, B., AL SAAD, T., AHMAD, A. and AL HAIL, M. 2016. A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar. Therapeutics and clinical risk management [online], 12, pages 155-160. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S96298
    Background: Breastfeeding is considered as gold standard for infant nutrition and should be interrupted only when a compelling indication exists. Certain medical conditions such as abortion, stillbirth, HIV infection, or ...
  • A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis. 

    Thomas, Binny; Mohamed, Mahmoud; Al Hail, Moza; Awwad, Fatma Alzahra Y; Wahba, Ramy M.; Hassan, Sabir B.; Omar, Khalid; El Kassem, Wessam; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalappila (Dovepress https://doi.org/10.2147/CPAA.S106234, 2016-12-13)
    THOMAS, B., MOHAMED, M., AL HAIL, M., AWWAD, F.A., WAHBA, R.M., HASSAN, S.B., OMAR, K., EL KASSEM, W. and ABDUL ROUF, P.V. 2016. A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis. Clinical pharmacology: advances and applications [online], 8, pages 199-202. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/CPAA.S106234.
    We report a case of 22-year-old primigravida presented to Women's Hospital - Hamad Medical Corporation emergency with severe epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. On admission, she was dehydrated with remarkably worsening ...
  • Characterisation of cysteamine prodrugs for the treatment of cystinosis and evaluation of liquid fill technology. 

    McCormick, John James (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2016-05)
    MCCORMICK, J.J. 2016. Characterisation of cysteamine prodrugs for the treatment of cystinosis and evaluation of liquid fill technology. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Cystinosis is a rare, autosomal, recessive disease characterised by raised levels of the amino acid cystine in the cells of most organs in the body which can cause organ damage. The treatment involves the oral administration ...

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