Recent Submissions

  • 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/, 2017-05-18)
    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 ...
  • Knowledge, perception, attitude and experience of pharmacist in Qatar towards drug use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional study. 

    Rouf, Abdul; Al Hail, Moza; ElKassem, Wessam; AlSaad, Doua; Thomas, Binny (Hamad Medical Corporation, 2016-05-18)
    ROUF, A., AL HAIL, M., ELKASSEM, W., ALSAAD, D. and THOMAS, B. 2016. Knowledge, perception, attitude and experience of pharmacist in Qatar towards drug use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional study. Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) virtual poster symposium, 18-19 May 2016.
    Pregnancy is a state of altered physiology and medication use during this period is remarkably challenging. Pharmacists are medication experts with great knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and are trained to apply ...
  • Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic reveiw. 

    Thomas, Binny; Rouf, Abdul; Al Hail, Moza; ElKassem, Wessam; AlSaad, Doua; Tarannum, Asma; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (RGU/Hamad Medical Corporation, 2016-11-04)
    THOMAS, B., ROUF, A., AL HAIL, M.S., ELKASSEM, W.M., ALSAAD, D., TARANNUM, A., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review. Presented at the 9th medication safety conference, 4-6 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    Most women with active seizures are often encouraged to continue their antiepileptic medications during pregnancy to avoid serious fetal or maternal complications. Levetiracetam (LEV) is a newer antiepileptic drug used as ...
  • Multivariate analysis of Scotch whisky by total reflection x-ray fluorenscence and chemometric methods: a potential tool in the identification of counterfeits. 

    Shand, Charlie A.; Wendler, Renate; Dawson, Lorna; Yates, Kyari; Stephenson, Hayleigh (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2017.04.041, 2017-05-06)
    SHAND, C.A., WENDLER, R., DAWSON, L., YATES, K. and STEPHENSON, H. 2017. Multivariate analysis of Scotch whisky by total reflection x-ray fluorenscence and chemometric methods: a potential tool in the identification of counterfeits. Analytica chimica acta [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2017.04.041
    Most methods used in the identification of counterfeit whisky have focused on the profiling of volatile organic congeners determined by gas chromatography. We tested the use of total reflection x-ray fluorescence (TXRF) ...
  • Toward interprofessional learning and education: mapping common outcomes for prequalifying healthcare professional programs in the United Kingdom. 

    Steven, Kathryn; Howden, Stella; Mires, Gary; Rowe, Iain; Lafferty, Natalie; Arnold, Amy; Strath, Alison (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1309372, 2017-05-02)
    STEVEN, K., HOWDEN, S., MIRES, G., ROWE, I., LAFFERTY, N., ARNOLD, A. and STRATH, A. 2017. Toward interprofessional learning and education: mapping common outcomes for prequalifying healthcare professional programs in the United Kingdom. Medical teacher [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1309372
    Introduction: Interprofessional education (IPE) continues to be a key component in prequalifying health professional education, with calls for regulators to publish a joint statement regarding IPE outcomes. To date, the ...
  • A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. 

    Tonna, Antonella P.; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Laing, R.; Tonna, I.; Macartney, G.; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C. (Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2017.109, 2017-03-31)
    TONNA, A.P., WEIDMANN, A.E., LAING, R.B.S., TONNA, I., MACARTNEY, G.M., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2017. A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh [online], 47, pages 40-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2017.109
    Objective: To describe and understand the determinants of patients' behaviours surrounding admission to hospital for an acute infective episode. Method: Patients admitted to the infection or acute medicine admission units ...
  • Suppository formulations as a potential treatment for nephropathic cystinosis. 

    McKenzie, Barbara; Kay, Graeme; Matthews, Kerr H.; Cairns, Donald (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1002/jps.23246, 2012-07-06)
    BUCHAN, B., KAY, G., MATTHEWS, K.H. and CAIRNS, D. 2012. Suppository formulations as a potential treatment for nephropathic cystinosis. Journal of pharmaceutical sciences [online], 101(10), pages 3729-2738. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jps.23246
    Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of all the organs. It is treated by the 6-h oral administration of the aminothiol, cysteamine, ...
  • 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], 20(6), pages 951-958. 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 ...

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