Recent Submissions

  • Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. 

    Thomas, Binny; Paudyal, Vibhu; MacLure, Katie; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; McLay, James S.; El Kassem, Wessam; Al Hail, Moza; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-019-02689-y, 2019-05-24)
    THOMAS, B., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., MCLAY, J., EL KASSEM, W., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2019. Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-019-02689-y
    Purpose - The aim was to critically appraise, synthesise and present the evidence of medication errors amongst hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries, specifically prevalence, nature, severity and contributory ...
  • A novel adaptive state of charge estimation method of full life cycling lithium‐ion batteries based on the multiple parameter optimization. 

    Cao, Wen; Wang, Shun-Li; Fernandez, Carlos; Zou, Chuan-Yun; Yu, Chun-Mei; Li, Xiao-Xia (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/ese3.362, 2019-05-20)
    CAO, W., WANG, S.-L., FERNANDEZ, C., ZOU, C.-Y., YU, C.-M. and LI, X.-X. 2019. A novel adaptive state of charge estimation method of full life cycling lithium‐ion batteries based on the multiple parameter optimization. Energy science and engineering [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ese3.362
    The state of charge (SoC) estimation is the safety management basis of the packing lithium-ion batteries (LIB), and there is no effective solution yet. An improved splice equivalent modeling method is proposed to describe ...
  • Sand failure: effect of biocide on the geomechanical properties of outcrop carbonate rock under static conditions. 

    Wuyep, Elizabeth O.; Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso; Yates, Kyari; Akisanya, Alfred R. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01665-4_43, 2018-12-31)
    WUYEP, E., OLUYEMI, G., YATES, K. and AKISANYA, A. 2019. Sand failure: effect of biocide on the geomechanical properties of outcrop carbonate rock under static conditions. In: Kallel A., Erguler, Z.A., Cui, Z.-D., Karrech, A., Karakus, M., Kulatilake, P. and Shukla, S.K. (eds.) Recent advances in geo-environmental engineering, geomechanics and geotechnics, and geohazards: proceedings of the 1st Springer conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG-1), 12-15 November 2018, Hammamet, Tunisia. Advances in science, technology and innovation: IEREK interdisciplinary series for sustainable development. Cham: Springer [online], pages 183-185. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01665-4_43
    The effects of chemical interaction of a biocide with formation rocks on the rock geomechanical strength were examined. A combination of analytical tests (Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Analysis-SEM/EDX, ...
  • Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery – part A: a review on the effects of some key reservoir conditions. 

    Afolabi, Richard O.; Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso; Officer, Simon J.; Ugwu, Johnson Obunwa (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.06.016, 2019-06-06)
    AFOLABI, R.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., OFFICER, S. and UGWU, J.O. 2019. Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery – part A: a review on the effects of some key reservoir conditions. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.06.016
    Research advancement in polymer flooding for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) has been growing over the last decade. This growth can be tied to increased funding towards the development of superior polymers such as hydrophobically ...
  • Genome-guided screening of bacterial isolates to identify potential antibiotic producers. 

    Awolope, Opeyemi; O'Driscoll, Noelle H.; Lamb, Andrew (Microbiology Society https://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.ac2019.po0062, 2019-04-08)
    AWOLLPE, O.K., O'DRISCOLL, N.H. and LAMB, A. 2019. Genome-guided screening of bacterial isolates to identify potential antibiotic producers. Access microbiology [online], 1(1A): oral and poster presentations from the 2019 Microbiology Society annual conference, 8-11 April 2019, Belfast, UK, article ID po0062. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.ac2019.po0062
    The urgent need for new antibiotics cannot be overemphasized. Bacterial secondary metabolites remain a relatively untapped source of new therapies. The ability to produce these bioactive compounds is however not universal ...
  • Adopting the International Standard 'Becoming a human-centred organization (ISO 27500)' supports a strategic approach to internationalisation. 

    Vosper, Helen (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120190000016018, 2019-02-04)
    VOSPER, H. 2019. Adopting the International Standard ' Becoming a human-centred organization (ISO 27500)' supports a strategic approach to internationalisation. In Hoffman, J., Blessinger, P. and Makhanya, M. (eds.) Strategies for fostering inclusive classrooms in higher education: international perspectived on equity and inclusion. Innovations in higher education teaching and learning, 16. Bingley: Emerald [online], pages 233-249. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120190000016018
    Educational development is increasingly focussed on quality assurance and enhancement. Individual states/countries have their own mechanisms for assuring the student experience, and this has been accompanied by development ...
  • An adaptive working state iterative calculation method of the power battery by using the improved Kalman filtering algorithm and considering the relaxation effect. 

    Wang, Shun-Li; Fernandez, Carlos; Cao, Wen; Zou, Chuan-Yun; Yu, Chun-Mei; Li, Xiao-Xia (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.089, 2019-04-30)
    WANG, S.-L., FERNANDEZ, C., CAO, W., ZOU, C.-Y., YU, C.-M. and LI, X.-X. 2019. An adaptive working state iterative calculation method of the power battery by using the improved Kalman filtering algorithm and considering the relaxation effect. Journal of power sources [online], 428, pages 67-75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.089
    The battery modeling and iterative state calculation in the battery management system is very important for the high-power lithium-ion battery packs, the accuracy of which affects its working performance and safety. An ...
  • Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interversions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. 

    Talkhan, Hend; Cunningham, Scott; Stewart, Derek C.; Ziglam, Hisham; Al Hail, Moza; McIntosh, Trudi; Diab, Mohammad; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf (2019-04-09)
    TALKHAN, H., CUNNINGHAM, S., STEWART, D., ZIGLAM, H., AL HAIL, M., MCINTOSH, T., DIAB, M. and ABDULROUF, P. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at the 25th Health services research and pharmacy practice conference 2019 (HSRPP 2019): crossing cultural boundaries; optimising communications for future care, 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its threats have long been recognised. Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing, minimise AMR and improve ...
  • l‐α‐Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) aggravates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury via a GPR55/ROCK‐dependent pathway. 

    Robertson-Gray, Olivia Jane; Walsh, Sarah K.; Ryberg, Erik; Jönsson‐Rylander, Ann‐Cathrine; Lipina, Christopher; Wainwright, Cherry L. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/prp2.487, 2019-05-24)
    ROBERTSON-GRAY, O.J., WALSH, S.K., RYBERG, E., JÖNSSON-RYLANDER, A.-C., LIPINA, C. and WAINWRIGHT, C.L. 2019. l‐α‐Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) aggravates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury via a GPR55/ROCK‐dependent pathway. Pharmacology research and perspectives [online], 7(3), article ID e00487. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/prp2.487
    The phospholipid l-α-lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI), an endogenous ligand for GPR55, is elevated in patients with acute coronary syndrome, and a GPR55 antagonist cannabidiol (CBD) reduces experimental ischemia/reperfusion ...
  • Forensic stable isotope signatures: comparing, geo‐locating, detecting linkage. 

    Meier-Augenstein, Wolfram (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/wfs2.1339, 2019-05-08)
    MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. 2019. Forensic stable isotope signatures: comparing, geo-locating, detecting linkage. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews: forensic science [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/wfs2.1339
    Stable isotope signatures or profiles of physical evidence such as illicit drugs,explosives or human tissue provide information on source, origin, even sample his-tory not obtainable by traditionally applied analytical ...
  • A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders. 

    Alshahrani, Abdullah; Stewart, Derek C.; MacLure, Katie (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.05.007, 2019-05-13)
    ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders. International journal of medical informatics [online], 128, pages 7-17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.05.007
    Background: eHealth is defined as “the use of information and communication technology for health”. Adoption and acceptance are key concepts to measure the level of eHealth impact. The aim of this systematic review was to ...
  • The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing. 

    Chikere, Chrys O.; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Fernandez, Carlos (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-019-04267-9, 2019-05-10)
    CHIKERE, C.O., FAISAL, N.H., KONG THOO LIN, P. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2019. The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing. Journal of solid state electrochemistry [online], Latest Articlest. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-019-04267-9
    For the first time, the synergistic effect of graphene oxide nanocolloids (nano-GO) and silicon dioxide (silica) nanoparticles (SiO2-nanoparicles) has been used to modify a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) for the determination ...
  • Lobes on Alnus glutinosa nodules contain a single major ribo-type of Frankia. 

    McEwan, Neil R.; Snelling, Tim J.; Collins, Tatiana; Girdwood, Susan E.; Wilkinson, Toby; Dougal, Kirsty; Jones, David L.; Godbold, Douglas L. (International Society of Endocytobiology https://zs.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/jportal_jparticle_00364367, 2015-12-31)
    MCEWAN, N.R., SNELLING, T.J., COLLINS, T., GIRDWOOD, S.E., WILKINSON, T., DOUGAL, K., JONES, D.L. and GODBOLD, D.L. 2015. Lobes on Alnus glutinosa nodules contain a single major ribo-type of Frankia. Journal of endocytobiosis and cell research [online], 26, pages 83-86. Available from: https://zs.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/jportal_jparticle_00364367
    This work investigated the microbial content of nodules from alders to determine how many ribotypes of Frankia were present and which, if any, other bacteria existed within nodes from the nodules. The bacterial content of ...
  • A multi-perspective evaluation of specialist mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers practising withing general practices in NHS Highland. 

    Buist, E.; McLelland, R.; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C.; Rushworth, Gordon F.; Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; MacLure, Andrew; Cunningham, Scott (2019-05-10)
    BUIST, E., MCLELLAND, R., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., RUSHWORTH, G., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2018. A multi-perspective evaluation of specialist mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers practising within general practices in NHS Highland. Presented at the 9th International College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) psychiatric pharmacy conference, 12-14 October 2018, Loughborough, UK.
    Mental health issues are a common feature of primary care consultations and around a third of GP consultations have a mental health element. The Scottish Government’s 10 year Mental Health Strategy has ambitions to transform ...
  • Does antenatal care translate into skilled birth attendance? Analysis of 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey. 

    Baatiema, Linus; Ameyaw, Edward Kwabena; Moomin, Aliu; Zankawah, Mukaila Mumuni; Koramah, Doris (Hindawi Limited https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6716938, 2019-04-28)
    BAATIEMA, L, AMEYAW, E.K., MOOMIN, A., ZANKAWAH, M.M. and KORAMAH, D. 2019. Does antenatal care translate into skilled birth attendance? Analysis of 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey. Advances in public health [online], Article ID 6716938. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6716938
    Background. Despite the high antenatal care attendance rate in Ghana, skilled birth attendance is relatively low. There is limited evidence on whether antenatal care attendance translates into skilled birth attendance in ...
  • DNA repair as a human biomonitoring tool: comet assay approaches. 

    Azqueta, Amaya; Langie, Sabine A. S.; Boutet-Robinet, Elisa; Duthie, Susan J.; Ladeira, Carina; Møller, Peter; Collins, Andrew R.; Godschalk, Roger W. L. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrrev.2019.03.002, 2019-03-06)
    AZQUETA, A., LANGIE, S.A.S., BOUTET-ROBINET, E., DUTHIE, S., LADEIRA, C, MØLLER, P., COLLINS, A.R. and GODSCHALK, R.W.L. 2019. DNA repair as a human biomonitoring tool: comet assay approaches. Mutation research/reviews in mutation research [online], 781, pages 71-87. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrrev.2019.03.002
    The comet assay offers the opportunity to measure both DNA damage and repair. Various comet assay based methods are available to measure DNA repair activity, but some requirements should be met for their effective use in ...
  • A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. 

    McNellis, Amy; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C.; McAnaw, J. (2019-04-09)
    MCNELLIS, A., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D. and MCANAW, J. 2019. A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. Presented at the 25th Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019): crossing cultural boundaries; optimising communications for future care, 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.
    National strategies across the world have highlighted the need for improving technology in healthcare. This study aims to summarise the goals and intentions of the Scottish Government and evaluate implementation.
  • Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low density polyethylene nanocomposites. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Smith, Grant David; Yates, Kyari; Mishra, Ajay Kumar; Matthews, Kerr H.; Csetenyi, Laszlo J.; Njuguna, James
    SIDDIQUE, S., SMITH, G.D., YATES, K., MISHRA, A.K., MATTHEWS, K., CSETENYI, L.J. and NJUGUNA, J. [2019]. Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low-density polyethylene nanocomposites. Journal of polymer research [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10965-019-1802-9
    In this study, a novel reclaimed clay nanofiller used to manufacture low-density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMFs) nanocomposites by a melt compounding process. The mechanical testing samples were manufactured ...
  • From stable isotope ecology to forensic isotope ecology: isotopes' tales. 

    Meier-Augenstein, Wolfram (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.04.023, 2019-04-27)
    MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. 2019. From stable isotope ecology to forensic isotope ecology: isotopes' tales. Forensic science international [online], 300, pages 89-98. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.04.023
    Stable isotope ecology and forensic isotope ecology are not only linked by name. More often than not, knowledge and insights gained through the former serve as a springboard for application focused work of the latter. This ...
  • Spatial variability of 2H and 18O composition of meteoric freshwater lakes in Scotland. 

    Hoogewerff, Jurian; Kemp, Helen F.; Leng, Melanie J.; Meier-Augenstein, Wolfram (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2019.1609958, 2019-04-30)
    HOOGEWERFF, J., KEMP, H.F., LENG, M.J. and MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. 2019. Spatial variability of 2H and 18O composition of meteoric freshwater lakes in Scotland. Isotopes in environmental and health studies [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2019.1609958
    Coastal regions, and in particular islands where precipitation from clouds formed out at sea occurs for the first time, are prime candidates for regions where 2H and 18O composition of precipitation will deviate significantly ...

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