Recent Submissions

  • Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIPs) derivatives as anticancer compounds targeting DNA in human breast cancer cells. 

    Kopsida, Maria; Barron, Gemma A.; Bermano, Giovanna; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Goua, Marie (Royal Society of Chemistry https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6OB01850E, 2016-09-21)
    KOPSIDA, M., BARRON, G.A. BERMANO, G., KONG THOO LIN, P. and GOUA, M. 2016. Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIPs) derivatives as anticancer compounds targeting DNA in human breast cancer cells. Organic and biomolecular chemistry [online], Advance Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6OB01850E
    Bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIP) derivatives are a family of compounds that exert anti-cancer activities in vitro and, according to previous studies, variations in the linker sequence have increased their DNA binding and ...
  • A qualitative study of primary care professionals' views of case finding for depression in patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease in the UK. 

    Maxwell, Margaret; Harris, Fiona; Hibberd, Carina; Donaghy, Eddie; Pratt, Rebekah; Williams, Chris; Morrison, Jill; Gibb, Jenny; Watson, Philip; Burton, Chris (BioMed Central https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-14-46, 2013-04-04)
    MAXWELL, M., HARRIS, F., HIBBERD, C., DONAGHY, E., PRATT, R., WILLIAMS, C., MORRISON, J., GIBB, J., WATSON, P. and BURTON, C. 2013. A qualitative study of primary care professionals' views of case finding for depression in patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease in the UK. BMC family practice [online], 14, article number 46. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-14-46
    Routinely conducting case finding (also commonly referred to as screening) in patients with chronic illness for depression in primary care appears to have little impact. We explored the views and experiences of primary ...
  • Bibliometric analysis as measure of long-term performance in pancreatic cancer research. 

    Turri, G.; Piccinini, A.; Zanini, Sara; Giovinazzo, F. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2016.02.237, 2016-04-19)
    TURRI, G., PICCININI, A., ZANINI, S. and GIOVINAZZO, F. 2016. Bibliometric analysis as measure of long-term performance in pancreatic cancer research. HPB [online], 18(Suppl 1), pages e101. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2016.02.237
    Introduction: Research on pancreatic cancer consists in basic, translational and clinical research. Bibliometric indexes as IF and H-Index have been proposed as measures of quality and performance for medical research. Our ...
  • An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland. 

    MacLure, Katie; Addison, Brian; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C. (RPS2015 (Organisers), 2015-09-13)
    MACLURE, K., ADDISON, B., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland. Poster presented at the 2015 Royal Pharmaceutical Society annual conference (RPS2015), 13-14 September 2015, Birmingham, UK.
    Scotland's eHealth strategy promotes the use of information technology to 'improve communications across the healthcare team', which aligns with the quality strategy in placing the 'focus on outcomes and real benefits ...
  • The effect of pH on the photonic efficiency of the destruction of methyl orange under controlled periodic illumination with UV-LED sources. 

    Tokode, Oluwatosin; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2014.03.002, 2014-03-12)
    TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2014. The effect of pH on the photonic efficiency of the destruction of methyl orange under controlled periodic illumination with UV-LED sources. Chemical engineering journal [online], 246, pages 337-342. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2014.03.002
    The nature of photon interaction and reaction pH can have significant impacts on semiconductor photocatalysis. This paper describes the effect of pH on the photonic efficiency of photocatalytic reactions in the aqueous ...
  • Study of a novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl polyamine as electroactive material for perchlorate-selective potentiometric sensors. 

    Gil, Renato; Amorim, Celia G.; Crombie, Laura; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Arujo, Alberto; da Conceicao Montenegro, Maria (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/elan.201500275, 2015-07-16)
    GIL, R., AMORIM, C.G., CROMBIE, L., KONG THOO LIN, P., ARUJO, A. and da CONCEICAO MONTENEGRO, M. 2015. Study of a novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl polyamine as electroactive material for perchlorate-selective potentiometric sensors. Electroanalysis [online], 27(12), pages 2809-2819. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/elan.201500275
    In this work, the new polyamine bisnaphthalimidopropyl-4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane is proposed as a new ionophore for perchlorate potentiometric sensors. The optimal formulation for the membrane comprised of 12 mmol kg-1 ...
  • Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of patient perspectives in those choosing not to self-administer. 

    Tonna, Antonella P.; Paudyal, Vibhu; Forbes-McKay, Katrina; Falconer, S.; Anthony, G.; Tonna, I.; Laing, R.; Mackenzie, A.; Macartney, G.; Stewart, Derek C. (BMJ Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-000875.18, 2016-03-16)
    TONNA, A., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., FALCONER, S., ANTHONY, G., TONNA, I., LAING, R., MACKENZIE, A., MACARTNEY, G. and STEWART, D. 2016. Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of patient perspectives in those choosing not to self-administer. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 23(suppl 1), article A8. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-000875.18
    OPAT is a well established treatment for administration of intravenous (IV) antibiotics, and models of administration include home self-administration. Despite this offering advantages, statistics indicate that less patients ...
  • Nicorandil, gastrointestinal adverse drug reactions and ulcerations: a systematic review. 

    Pisano, Umberto; Deosaran, Jordanna; Leslie, Stephen J.; Rushworth, Gordon F.; Stewart, Derek C.; Ford, Ian; Watson, Angus (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12325-016-0294-9, 2016-02-09)
    PISANO, U., DEOSARAN, J., LESLIE, S.J., RUSHWORTH, G.F., STEWART, D., FORD, I. and WATSON, A.J.M. 2016. Nicorandil, gastrointestinal adverse drug reactions and ulcerations: a systematic review. Advances in therapy [online], 33(3), pages 320-344. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12325-016-0294-9
    Introduction - Nicorandil is a popular anti-anginal drug in Europe and Japan. Apart from some common adverse drug reactions (ADR), its safety is satisfactory. Several reports have suggested a link between nicorandil, ...
  • More than just an online wound care course. 

    Adams, Violet; Whittingham, Katrina (Schofield Publishing Ltd http://www.wounds-uk.com/pdf/content_11809.pdf, 2016-07-06)
    ADAMS, V. and WHITTINGHAM, K. 2016. More than just an online wound care course. Wounds UK [online], 12(2), pages 42-47. Available from: http://www.wounds-uk.com/pdf/content_11809.pdf
    Wound care competence is an essential component of clinical nursing. However, practice in this area can be determined by tradition rather than evidence. This may be one of the drivers for nurses to enrol in further formal ...
  • Can maternity care move beyond risk? Implications for midwifery as a profession. 

    Healy, Sandra; Humphreys, Eileen; Kennedy, Catriona (Mark Allen Healthcare http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2016.24.3.203, 2016-03-03)
    HEALY, S., HUMPHREYS, E. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Can maternity care move beyond risk? Implications for midwifery as a profession. British journal of midwifery [online], 24(3), pages 203-209. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2016.24.3.203
    Maternal and infant mortality rates are reassuringly low in developed countries. Despite this, birth is increasingly seen as risky by women, health professionals and society in general. In wider society, women are subjected ...
  • Pharmaceutical electrochemistry: The electrochemical detection of asprin utilising screen printed graphene electrodes as sensors platforms. 

    Kruanetr, Senee; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pollard, Pat; Fernandez, Carlos (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.3103/S1068375515030114, 2015-07-15)
    KRUANETR, S., PRABHU, R., POLLARD, P. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2015. Pharmaceutical electrochemistry: The electrochemical detection of asprin utilising screen printed graphene electrodes as sensors platforms. Surface engineering and applied electrochemistry [online], 51(3), pages 283-289. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.3103/S1068375515030114
    A sensitive electrochemical sensor was designed for acetyl salicylic acid detection using graphene modified Screen Printed Electrodes. The electrochemical response of the sensor with graphene was improved compared to Screen ...
  • Mathematical modelling of quantum yield enhancements of methyl orange photooxidation in aqueous TiO2 suspensions under controlled periodic UV LED illumination. 

    Tokode, Oluwatosin; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.03.046, 2014-03-30)
    TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2014. Mathematical modelling of quantum yield enhancements of methyl orange photooxidation in aqueous TiO2 suspensions under controlled periodic UV LED illumination. Applied catalysis B: environmental [online], 156-157, pages 398-403. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.03.046
    Quantum yields of the photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange under controlled periodic illumination (CPI) have been modelled using existing models. A modified Langmuir-Hinshelwood (L-H) rate equation was used to predict ...
  • Electrochemical oxidation of acetyl salicylic acid and its voltammetric sensing in real samples at a sensitive edge plane pyrolytic graphite electrode modified with graphene. 

    Kruanetr, Senee; Pollard, Pat; Fernandez, Carlos; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (ESG http://www.electrochemsci.org/papers/vol9/91005699.pdf, 2014-07-16)
    KRUANETR, S., POLLARD, P., FERNANDEZ, C. and PRABHU, R. 2014. Electrochemical oxidation of acetyl salicylic acid and its voltammetric sensing in real samples at a sensitive edge plane pyrolytic graphite electrode modified with graphene. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 9(10), pages 5699-5711. Available from: http://www.electrochemsci.org/papers/vol9/91005699.pdf
    We present in this manuscript for the first time the electrochemical oxidation of acetyl salicylic acid and its voltammetric sensing in real samples at a sensitive edge plane pyrolitic graphite electrode (EPPGE) modified ...
  • Deferiprone, a non-toxic reagent for determination of iron in samples via sequential injection analysis. 

    Pragourpun, Kraivinee; Sakee, Uthai; Fernandez, Carlos; Kruanetr, Senee (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2015.01.081, 2015-02-09)
    PRAGOURPUN, K., SAKEE, U., FERNANDEZ, C. and KRUANETR, S. 2015. Deferiprone, a non-toxic reagent for determination of iron in samples via sequential injection analysis. Spectrochimica Acta part A: molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy [online], 142, pages 110-117. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2015.01.081
    We present for the first time the use of deferiprone as a non-toxic complexing agent for the determination of iron by sequential injection analysis in pharmaceuticals and food samples. The method was based on the reaction ...
  • Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines in hospitals: a systematic review. 

    Hogan-Murphy, Diana; Tonna, Antonella P.; Strath, Alison; Cunningham, Scott (BMJ Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000722, 2015-08-10)
    HOGAN-MURPHY, D., TONNA, A., STRATH, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2015. Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines in hospitals: a systematic review. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 22(6), pages 358-365. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000722
    Objective - To identify, critically appraise, synthesise and present the available evidence on healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic prescribing, dispensing and/or ...
  • Health impact assessment (HIA) collaboration between finnish and Scottish higher education institutions. 

    Hirvonen, Eila; Eboh, Winifred O. (Satakunta University of Applied Sciences http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-633-162-4, 2015-05-08)
    HIRVONEN, E. and EBOH, W.O. 2015. Health impact assessment (HIA) collaboration between finnish and Scottish higher education institutions. In Sirkka, A. (ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd UAS Master symposium: Full life for all, 8 May 2015, Satakunta, Finland. Pori: Satakunta Unviersity of Applied Sciences, paper number A2, pages 14-16.
    Health impact assessment (HIA) is relatively new and a rapidly evolving field in many health and social environments globally. HIA emerged in several different forms as it has been applied to a wide range of issues in ...
  • Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys. 

    Fleming, Aoife; Tonna, Antonella P.; O'Connor, Sile; Byrne, Stephen; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0114-3, 2015-04-08)
    FLEMING, A., TONNA, A., O'CONNOR, S., BYRNE, S. and STEWART, D. 2015. Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 37(5), pages 776-781. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0114-3
    Background - Best practice guidelines recommend that a multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Management Team (AMT) conduct antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) activities in hospitals. In order to continuously improve AMS activities ...
  • England's healthy living pharmacy (HLP) initiative: facilitating the engagement of pharmacy support staff in public health. 

    Donovan, G. R.; Paudyal, Vibhu (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.05.010, 2015-05-29)
    DONOVAN, G.R. and PAUDYAL, V. 2016. England's healthy living pharmacy (HLP) initiative: facilitating the engagement of pharmacy support staff in public health. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 12(2), pages 281-292. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.05.010
    Background - The concept of the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) in England was first piloted in Portsmouth in 2010. HLPs proactively promote health and wellbeing, offering brief advice, services or signposting on a range of ...
  • Cardiovascular benefits of lycopene: fantasy or reality? 

    Thies, Frank; Mills, Lynsey M.; Moir, Susan; Masson, Lindsey F. (Cambridge University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0029665116000744, 2016-09-09)
    THIES, F., MILLS, L.M., MOIR, S. and MASSON, L.F. 2016. Cardiovascular benefits of lycopene: fantasy or reality? Proceedings of the nutrition society [online], FirstView. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0029665116000744
    Epidemiological evidence indicates that high consumption of tomatoes and tomato-based products reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as CVD and cancer. Such potential benefits are often ascribed to high concentrations ...
  • Effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. 

    Lee, Siew Hwa; Nurmatov, Ulugbek B.; Nwaru, Bright I.; Mukherjee, Mome; Grant, Liz; Pagliari, Claudia (Edinburgh University Global Health Society http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.06.010401, 2015-11-08)
    LEE, S.H., NURMATOV, U.B., NWARU, B.I., MUKHERJEE, M., GRANT, L. and PAGLIARI, C. 2015. Effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of global health [online], 6(1), article number 010401. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.06.010401
    The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). The main conclusions are that most studies of mHealth ...

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