Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Morphological and ultrastructural changes in bacterial cells as an indicator of antibacterial mechanism of action. 

    Cushnie, T. P. Tim; O'Driscoll, Noelle H.; Lamb, Andrew (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00018-016-2302-2, 2016-07-28)
    CUSHNIE, T.P.T., O'DRISCOLL, N.H. and LAMB, A.J. 2016. Morphological and ultrastructural changes in bacterial cells as an indicator of antibacterial mechanism of action. Cellular and molecular life sciences [online], 73(23), pages 4471-4492. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00018-016-2302-2
    Efforts to reduce the global burden of bacterial disease and contend with escalating bacterial resistance are spurring innovation in antibacterial drug and biocide development and related technologies such as photodynamic ...
  • Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social care, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2016-09-01)
    GIBSON SMITH, K.L. 2016. Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The oil and gas industry is a vital contributor to the global economy and a key source of employment within oil-producing countries. Oil production is largely dependent on a skilled population who are adept in coping with ...
  • 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., MACLURE, K. and SIMPATHY consortium.. 2017. Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. Expert opinion on drug safety [online], 16(2), pages 203-213. 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. 2017. Mixing regime simulation and cellulose particle tracing in a stacked frame photocatalytic reactor. Chemical engineering journal [online], 313, pages 301-308. 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 ...

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