Recent Submissions

  • Development and preliminary testing of a brief clinical tool to enable daily monitoring of chemotherapy toxicity: the Daily Chemotherapy Toxicity self-Assessment Questionnaire (DCTAQ). 

    Maguire, Roma; Kotronoulas, Grigorios; Donnan, Peter T.; Paterson, Catherine; McCann, Lisa; Connaghan, John; Di Domenico, David G. G.; Kearney, Nora
    MAGUIRE, R., KOTRONOULAS, G., DONNAN, P.T., PATERSON, C., MCCANN, L., CONNAGHAN, J., DI DOMENICO, D.G.G. and KEARNEY, N. [2018]. Development and preliminary testing of a brief clinical tool to enable daily monitoring of chemotherapy toxicity: the Daily Chemotherapy Toxicity self-Assessment Questionnaire (DCTAQ). European journal of cancer care [online], (accepted).
    Close monitoring of chemotherapy toxicity can be instrumental in ensuring prompt symptom management and quality care. Our aim was to develop a brief clinical tool to enable daily assessment of chemotherapy toxicity, and ...
  • 'Living the rural experience-preparation for practice': the future proofing of sustainable rural midwifery practice through midwifery education. 

    Kensington, Mary; Rankin, Jean; Gilkison, Andrea; Daellenbach, Rea; Crowther, Susan; Deery, Ruth; Davies, Lorna (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2018.06.001, 2018-06-05)
    KENSINGTON, M., RANKIN, J., GILKISON, A., DAELLENBACH, R., CROWTHER, S., DEERY, R. and DAVIES, L. 2018. 'Living the rural experience-preparation for practice': the future proofing of sustainable rural midwifery practice through midwifery education. Nurse education in practice [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2018.06.001
    Rural practice presents unique challenges and skill requirements for midwives. New Zealand and Scotland face similar challenges in sustaining a rural midwifery workforce. This paper draws from an international multi-centre ...
  • Diagnostic accuracy of image guided biopsies of small (<4cm) renal masses with implications for active surveillance: a systematic review. 

    Paterson, Catherine; Ghaemi, Joseph; Alashkham, Abduel; Biyani, Chandra Shekhar; Cole, Bernadette; Baker, Lee; Szewczyk-Bieda, Magda; Nabi, Ghulam
    PATERSON, C., GHAEMI, J., ALASHKHAM, A., BIYANI, C.S., COLES, B., BAKER, L., SZEWCZYK-BIEDA, M. and NABI, G. [2018]. Diagnostic accuracy of image guided biopsies of small (<4cm) renal masses with implications for active surveillance: a systematic review. British journal of radiology [online], (accepted).
    Objectives: To determine the safety and diagnostic accuracy of renal tumour biopsies in a defined population of small renal masses only <4cm using 3x2 table, intention to diagnose approach. 3x2 table approach examines ...
  • Health, self-care and the offshore workforce: opportunities for behaviour change interventions, an epidemiological survey. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Paudyal, Vibhu; Klein, Susan; Stewart, Derek C. (James Cook University https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4319, 2018-05-26)
    GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., KLEIN, S. and STEWART, D. 2018. Health, self-care and the offshore workforce: opportunities for behaviour change interventions, an epidemiological survey. Rural and remote health [online], 18(2), article ID 4319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4319
    Introduction: The high risk nature of offshore work and inherent occupational hazards necessitate that offshore workers engage in behaviours that promote health and wellbeing. The survey aimed to assess offshore workers' ...
  • A statistical framework to interpret individual response to intervention: paving the way for personalised nutrition and exercise prescription. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Hemingway, Ben Stephens; Saunders, Bryan; Gualano, Bruno; Dolan, Eimear (Frontiers Media https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2018.00041, 2018-05-28)
    SWINTON, P.A., HEMINGWAY, B.S., SAUNDERS, B., GUALANO, B. and DOLAN, E. 2018. A statistical framework to interpret individual response to intervention: paving the way for personalised nutrition and exercise prescription. Frontiers in nutrition [online], 5, article 41. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2018.00041
    The concept of personalised nutrition and exercise prescription represents a topical and exciting progression for the discipline given the large inter-individual variability that exists in response to virtually all performance ...
  • Personalised human activity recognition using matching networks. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (Springer, 2018-07-09)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. [2018]. Personalised human activity recognition using matching networks. Lecture notes in computer science [online], Proceedings of the 26th international conference on case-based reasoning 2018 (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Cham: Springer [online], (accepted).
    Human Activity Recognition (HAR) is typically modelled as a classification task where sensor data associated with activity labels are used to train a classifier to recognise future occurrences of these activities. An ...
  • Improving kNN for human activity recognition with privileged learning using translation models. 

    Wijekoon, Anjana; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Sani, Sadiq; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (Springer, 2018-07-09)
    WIJEKOON, A., WIRATUNGA, N., SANI, S., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. [2018]. Improving kNN for human activity recognition with privileged learning using translation models. Lecture notes in computer science [online], Proceedings of the 26th international conference on case-based reasoning 2018 (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Cham: Springer [online], (accepted).
    Multiple sensor modalities provide more accurate Human Activity Recognition (HAR) compared to using a single modality, yet the latter is preferred by consumers as it is more convenient and less intrusive. This presents a ...
  • Evaluation of the microbiome of decaying alder nodules by next generation sequencing. 

    McEwan, Neil R.; Wilkinson, Toby; Girdwood, Susan E.; Snelling, Tim J.; Collins, Tatiana; Dougal, Kirsty; Jones, David L.; Godbold, Douglas L. (International Society of Endocytobiology http://zs.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/jportal_jparticle_00501405, 2017-06-02)
    MCEWAN, N.R., WILKINSON T., GIRDWOOD, S.E., SNELLING, T.J., COLLINS, T., DOUGAL, K., JONES, D.L. and GODBOLD, D.L. 2017. Evaluation of the microbiome of decaying alder nodules by next generation sequencing. Endocytobiosis and cell research [online], 28(1), pages 14-19. Available from: http://zs.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/jportal_jparticle_00501405.
    This work investigated the microbial content of decaying nodules from alders. The 16S rDNA composition of the microbiome of six senescent alder nodules was investigated by 454 sequencing. All nodules still had some Frankia ...
  • Group-based trajectory models: assessing adherence to antihypertensive medication in older adults in a community pharmacy setting. 

    Dillon, Paul; Stewart, Derek C.; Smith, Susan M.; Gallagher, Paul; Cousins, Gráinne (ASCPT https://doi.org/10.1002/cpt.865, 2017-09-05)
    DILLON, P., STEWART, D., SMITH, S.M., GALLAGHER, P. and COUSINS, G. 2018. Group-based trajectory models: assessing adherence to antihypertensive medication in older adults in a community pharmacy setting. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics [online], 103(6), pages 1052-1060. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/cpt.865.
    Antihypertensive medication nonadherence is highly prevalent, leading to uncontrolled blood pressure. Methods that facilitate the targeting and tailoring of adherence interventions in clinical settings are required. ...
  • The impact of spousal bereavement on hospitalisations: evidence from the Scottish longitudinal study. 

    Tseng, Fu-Min; Petrie, Dennis; Wang, Shaolin; Macduff, Colin; Stephen, Audrey I. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3573, 2017-08-22)
    TSENG, F.-M., PETRIE, D., WANG, S., MACDUFF, C. and STEPHEN, A.I. 2018. The impact of spousal bereavement on hospitalisations: evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study. Health economics [online], 27(2), pages e120-e138. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3573
    This paper estimates the impact of spousal bereavement on hospital inpatient use for the surviving bereaved by following the experience of 94,272 married Scottish individuals from 1991 until 2009 using a difference-in-difference ...
  • Factors affecting the development of laryngeal chondritis in sheep. 

    Edmunds, J. L.; Roden, J. A.; Finch, J. M.; McEwan, Neil R. (SIVAR (Italian Association of Farm Animal Practitioners) https://cms.sivarnet.it/it/lar, 2017-03-31)
    EDMUNDS, J.L., RODEN, J.A., FINCH., J.M. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2017. Factors affecting the development of laryngeal chondritis in sheep. Large animal review [online], 23(6), pages 219-222. Available from: https://cms.sivarnet.it/it/lar
    Historic data (from 2005 to 2011) were collected and analysed from four flocks of pedigree Texel sheep in Ceredigion, West Wales and were used to investigate a range of factors associated with death due to laryngeal ...
  • Interbreed variation in craniometrical parameters in sheep. 

    Owen, M. H.; Davies, R.; Beard, C. E.; Olvera Ramirez, A. M.; McEwan, Neil R. (SIVAR (Italian Association of Farm Animal Practitioners) https://cms.sivarnet.it/it/lar, 2017-03-15)
    OWEN, M.H., DAVIES, R., BEARD, C.E., OLVERA RAMIREZ, A.M. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2017. Interbreed variation in craniometrical parameters in sheep. Large animal review [online], 23(5), pages 177-182. https://cms.sivarnet.it/it/lar
    This work is the first investigation to compare craniometrical parameters between different breeds of sheep. Nine breeds or cross-breeds of sheep were studied, with all measurements being carried out on live animals at ...
  • Development of new silver nanoparticles suitable for materials with antimicrobial properties. 

    Ruttkay-Nedecky, Branislav; Skalickova, Sylvie; Kepinska, Marta; Cihalova, Kristyna; Docekalova, Michaela; Stankova, Martina; Uhlirova, Dagmar; Fernandez, Carlos; Sochor, Jiri; Milnerowicz, Halina; Beklova, Miroslava; Kizek, Rene
    RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., SKALICKOVA, S., KEPINSKA, M., CIHALOVA, K., DOCEKALOVA, M., STANKOVA, M., UHLIROVA, D., FERNANDEZ, C., SOCHOR, J., MILNEROWICZ, H., BEKLOVA, M. and KIZEK, R. [2018]. Development of new silver nanoparticles suitable for materials with antimicrobial properties. Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2018.15867
    Silver nanoparticles are the most important nanoparticles in connection with the antimicrobial effect. Nowadays, the green synthesis of various types of nanoparticles is rapid, effective and produce less toxic nanoparticles ...
  • Zinc-modified nanotransporter of anticancer drugs for targeted therapy: biophysical analysis. 

    Skalickova, Sylvie; Docekalova, Michaela; Stankova, Martina; Uhlirova, Dagmar; Ruttkay-Nedecky, Branislav; Fernandez, Carlos; Kepinska, Marta; Milnerowicz, Halina; Kizek, Rene
    SKALICKOVA, S., DOCEKALOVA, M., STANKOVA, M., UHLIROVA, D., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., FERNANDEZ, C., KEPINSKA, M., MILNEROWICZ, H. and KIZEK, R. [2018]. Zinc-modified nanotransporter of anticancer drugs for targeted therapy: biophysical analysis. Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2018.15870
    Modern anticancer therapy aims to increase the effectiveness of tumor treatment. The aim of this work was to propose a new nanotransporter for targeted delivery of anthracycline antibiotics, which is characterized by its ...
  • Knowledge and practice characteristics of pharmacists in Qatar towards medication use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey. 

    Rouf, Pallivalapila Abdul; Thomas, Binny; El Kassem, Wessam; Tarannum, Asma; Al Saad, Doua; Gasim, Mohammed M.; Al Hail, Moza (WHO https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.2.137, 2018-02-28)
    ROUF, P.A., THOMAS, B., ELKASSEM, W., TARANNUM, A., AL SAAD, D., GASIM, M.M. and AL HAIL, M. 2018. Knowledge and practice characteristics of pharmacists in Qatar towards medication use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey. Eastern Mediterranean health journal [online], 24(2), pages 137-145. Available from: https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.2.137
    Background: Medication use during pregnancy is common. Pharmacists have an important role in improving medication use during pregnancy. There is a lack of empirical evidence on pharmacists’ knowledge and practice characteristics ...
  • The effect of ladder climbing on forearm function. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Mitchell, Dawn (CIEHF http://www.ergonomics.org.uk, 2018-04-23)
    STEWART, A. and MITCHELL, D. 2018. The effect of ladder climbing on forearm function. In Charles, R. and Wilkinson, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the Contemporary ergonomics and human factors 2018 conference, 23-25 April 2018, Birmingham, UK. Loughborough: Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, pages 195-201.
    Wind energy technicians are required to be capable of manual ascent of turbines before conducting essential maintenance. This mandates vertical ladder ascent which involves considerable forearm exertion which may have ...
  • Unmet informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review of the evidence. 

    Paterson, Catherine; Jensen, B. T.; Jensen, J. B.; Nabi, Ghulam
    PATERSON, C., JENSEN, B.T., JENSEN, J.B. and NABI, G. [2018]. Unmet informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review of the evidence. European journal of oncology nursing, (accepted).
    Background: Little is known about the unmet supportive care needs of patients affected by muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). We set out to determine the different domains of unmet supportive care needs for patients ...
  • Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. 

    Crowther, Susan; Deery, Ruth; Daellenbach, Rea; Davies, Lorna; Gilkison, Andrea; Kensington, Mary; Rankin, Jean (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.004 https://www.womenandbirth.org/article/S1871-5192(17)30321-9/fulltext, 2018-04-21)
    CROWTHER, S., DEERY, R., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., GILKISON, A., KENSINGTON, M. and RANKIN, J. 2018. Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. Women and birth [online], Articles in Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.004
    Background: Globally there are challenges meeting the recruitment and retention needs for rural midwifery. Rural practice is not usually recognised as important and feelings of marginalisation amongst this workforce are ...
  • Overview of pharmacovigilance practices at the largest academic healthcare system in the State of Qatar. 

    Al Hail, Moza; El Kassem, Wessam; Hamad, Anas; Rouf, Pallivalapila Abdul; Thomas, Binny; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0629-5, 2018-04-03)
    AL HAIL, M., ELKASSEM, W., HAMAD, A., ABDULROUF, P., THOMAS, B. and STEWART, D. 2018. Overview of pharmacovigilance practices at the largest academic healthcare system in the State of Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], First Online. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0629-5
    Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) are major global concern, adversely impacting patient safety and health outcomes. ADRs cause significant morbidity and mortality among hospitalised patients, causing greater length of hospital ...
  • The parameter identification method study of the splice equivalent circuit model for the aerial lithium-ion battery pack. 

    Wang, Shunli; Fernandez, Carlos; Liu, Xiaohan; Su, Jie; Xie, Yanxin (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0020294018770930, 2018-05-11)
    WANG, S., FERNANDEZ, C., LIU, X., SU, J. and XIE, Y. 2018. The parameter identification method study of the splice equivalent circuit model for the aerial lithium-ion battery pack. Measurement and control [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0020294018770930
    According to the special condition expression of the aerial lithium-ion battery pack, a novel targeted equivalent model (Splice–Equivalent Circuit Model) is proposed and constructed. The Splice–Equivalent Circuit Model ...

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