Recent Submissions

  • Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences (Organisers), 2018-05-23)
    SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. Presented at the 4th International structural nano composites conference 2018 (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany.
    Novel low density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMF) nanocomposites were manufactured by a melt compounding process. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy was used to characterise the structure of ...
  • Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (Robert Gordon University (Organisers), 2016-09-12)
    SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. Presented at the 3rd International structural nano composites conference 2016 (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK.
    The increase in thermal stability, flame retardancy, and mechanical properties of Polyamide 6 (PA6)/montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites open a new research window in respect to successful technical application of PA6/MMT ...
  • A guide for proper utilization of stable isotope reference materials. 

    Meier-Augenstein, Wolfram; Schimmelmann, Arndt
    MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. and SCHIMMELMANN, A. [2018]. A guide for proper utilization of stable isotope reference materials. Isotopes in environmental and health studies [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2018.1538137
    Many scientific publications about stable isotope ratios suffer from flawed practices regarding calibration and normalisation of raw δ values in conjunction with prescribed δ values of reference materials. Violations of ...
  • Determining the supportive care needs, and distress, of Australian men with prostate cancer receiving hormone therapy: a cross-sectional study. 

    Crowe, Helen; Howard, Nicholas; Pillay, Brindha; Xiberras, Peter; Primeau, Charlotte; Paterson, Catherine (ICMS Pty Ltd (Orginisers), 2018-08-22)
    CROWE, H., HOWARD, N., PILLAY, B., XIBERRAS, P., PRIMEAU, C. and PATERSON, C. 2018. Determining the supportive care needs, and distress, of Australian men with prostate cancer receiving hormone therapy: a cross-sectional study. Presented at the 19th Asia-Pacific prostate cancer conference: together in discovery and care, 22-25 August 2018, Brisbane, Australia.
    Objective: To evaluate the self-reported, unmet supportive care needs of men on hormone therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer and to determine the levels of distress experienced by these patients. Methods: Patients with locally ...
  • Multidisciplinary views towards the clinical pharmacist: a hospital palliative cancer care team perspective in Malta. 

    Atkins, Sean Ryan; Cunningham, Scott (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jphs.12267, 2018-10-05)
    ATKINS, S.R. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2018. Multidisciplinary views towards the clinical pharmacist: a hospital palliative cancer care team perspective in Malta. Journal of pharmaceutical health services research [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jphs.12267
    Objective: To explore the views of the multidisciplinary healthcare team towards the role of the clinical pharmacist within the palliative care unit of an oncology hospital in Malta. At present, in Malta, clinical pharmacists ...
  • A novel PAA derivative with enhanced drug efficacy in pancreatic cancer cell lines. 

    Alsuraifi, Ali; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Curtis, Anthony D. M.; Lamprou, Dimitrios A.; Hoskins, Clare (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ph11040091, 2018-09-22)
    ALSURAIFI, A., KONG THOO LIN, P., CURTIS, A., LAMPROU, D.A. and HOSKINS, C. 2018. A novel PAA derivative with enhanced drug efficacy in pancreatic cancer cell lines. Pharmaceuticals [online], 11(4), article ID 91. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ph11040091
    Nanoparticles have been shown to be effective drug carriers in cancer therapy. Pancreatic cancer forms dense tumours which are often resistant to drug molecules. In order to overcome such multidrug resistance, new drug ...
  • Determination of sinapine in rapeseed pomace extract: its antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase inhibition properties. 

    Yates, Kyari; Pohl, Franziska; Busch, Maike; Mozer, Annika; Watters, Louis; Shiryaev, Andrey; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.045, 2018-10-10)
    YATES, K., POHL, F., BUSCH, M., MOZER, A., WATTERS, L., SHIRYAEV, A., KONG THOO LIN, P. 2018. Determination of sinapine in rapeseed pomace extract: its antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase inhibition properties. Food chemistry [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.045
    Sinapine is the main secondary metabolite present in rapeseed pomace (RSP) with its concentration being dependent on rapeseed processing, growing conditions, extraction parameters and the country of origin. Here we report, ...
  • Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor ailments management: a systematic review. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu; Cunningham, Scott; Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; MacLure, Katie; Ryan, Cristin; Cordina, Maria (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205087, 2018-10-04)
    PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., RYAN, C. and CORDINA, M. 2018. Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor ailments management: a systematic review. PLOS one [online], 13(10), article ID e0205087. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205087
    Background: The accessibility of services within community pharmacies provides an ideal opportunity to manage minor ailments, yet over £1.1 billion is spent by the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (UK) ...
  • Exploring facilitators and barriers to medication error reporting among healthcare professionals in Qatar using the theoretical domains framework: a mixed-methods approach. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Thomas, Binny; MacLure, Katie; Wilbur, Kerry; Wilby, Kyle; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; Dijkstra, Andrea; Ryan, Cristin; El Kassem, Wessam; Awaisu, Ahmed; McLay, James S.; Singh, Rajvir; Al Hail, Moza (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204987, 2018-10-02)
    STEWART, D., THOMAS, B., MACLURE, K., WILBUR, K., WILBY, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., DIJKSTRA, A., RYAN, C., EL KASSEM, W., AWAISU, A., MCLAY, J.S., SINGH, R. and AL HAIL, M. 2018. Exploring facilitators and barriers to medication error reporting among healthcare professionals in Qatar using the theoretical domains framework: a mixed-methods approach. PLOS one [online], 13(10), article ID e0204987. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204987
    Background: There is a need for theory informed interventions to optimise medication reporting. This study aimed to quantify and explain behavioural determinants relating to error reporting of healthcare professionals in ...
  • Perspectives of healthcare professionals in Qatar on causes of medication errors: a mixed methods study of safety culture. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Thomas, Binny; MacLure, Katie; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; El Kassem, Wessam; Awaisu, Ahmed; McLay, James S.; Wilbur, Kerry; Wilby, Kyle; Ryan, Cristin; Dijkstra, Andrea; Singh, Rajvir; Al Hail, Moza (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204801, 2018-09-28)
    STEWART, D., THOMAS, B., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., EL KASSEM, W., AWAISU, A., MCLAY, J.S., WILBUR, K., WILBY, K., RYAN, C., DIJKSTRA, A., SINGH, R. and AL HAIL, M. 2018. Perspectives of healthcare professionals in Qatar on causes of medication errors: a mixed methods study of safety culture. PLOS one [online], 13(9), article ID e0204801. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204801
    Background: There is a lack of robust, rigorous mixed methods studies of patient safety culture generally and notably those which incorporate behavioural theories of change. The study aimed to quantify and explain key ...
  • Student nurse perceptions of experiential learning to understand personality disorder. 

    Warrender, Dan; Macpherson, Scott (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjmh.2018.7.4.173, 2018-07-31)
    WARRENDER, D. and MACPHERSON, S. 2018. Student nurse perceptions of experiential learning to understand personality disorder. British journal of mental health nursing [online], 7(4), pages 173-188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjmh.2018.7.4.173
    The high prevalence of people with personality disorders in mental health settings suggests that there should be a dedicated focus on this area within pre-registration mental health nursing. People with personality disorder ...
  • The role of ciliate protozoa in the rumen. 

    Newbold, C. Jamie; de la Fuente, Gabriel; Belanche, Alejandro; Ramos-Morales, Eva; McEwan, Neil R. (Frontiers Media https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01313, 2015-11-26)
    NEWBOLD, C.J., DE LA FUENTE, G. BELANCHE, A. RAMOS-MORALES, E. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2015. The role of ciliate protozoa in the rumen. Frontiers in microbiology [online], 6, article 1313. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01313
    First described in 1843, Rumen protozoa with their striking appearance were assumed to be important for the welfare of their host. However, despite contributing up to 50% of the bio-mass in the rumen, the role of protozoa ...
  • The bacterial pedome associated with foot pathologies in sheep: a case study. 

    Chambers, Alex K.; Jones, H. G.; Wilkinson, Toby; Worgan, Hilary J.; Warr, A.; Huson, Kathryn M.; McEwan, Neil R.
    CHAMBERS, A.K., JONES, H.G., WILKINSON, T., WORGAN, H.J., A. WARR, A., HUSON, K.M. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2018. The bacterial pedome associated with foot pathologies in sheep: a case study. Large animal review [online], In Press.
    Hoof lameness is considered to be a major health issue in sheep, and can impact on both animal welfare and production of livestock. However the causes, although generally assumed to have a microbiological basis, are poorly ...
  • GPR55 deficiency is associated with increased adiposity and impaired insulin signaling in peripheral metabolic tissues. 

    Lipina, Christopher; Walsh, Sarah K.; Mitchell, Sharon E.; Speakman, John R.; Wainwright, Cherry L.; Hundal, Harinder S. (FASEB (Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology) https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201800171R, 2018-08-27)
    LIPINA, C., WALSH, S.K., MITCHELL, S.E., SPEAKMAN, J.R., WAINWRIGHT, C.L. and HUNDAL, H.S. 2018. GPR55 deficiency is associated with increased adiposity and impaired insulin signaling in peripheral metabolic tissues. The FASEB journal [online], Early Online. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201800171R
    Emerging evidence indicates that G-protein coupled receptor 55 (GPR55), a nonclassic receptor of the endocannabinoid system that is activated by L-α-lysophosphatidylinositol and various cannabinoid ligands, may regulate ...
  • Addressing global ruminant agricultural challenges through understanding the rumen microbiome: past, present and future. 

    Huws, Sharon A.; Creevey, Christopher J.; Oyama, Linda B.; Mizrahi, Itzhak; Denman, Stuart E.; Popova, Milka; Muñoz-Tamayo, Rafael; Forano, Evelyne; Waters, Sinead M.; Hess, Matthias; Tapio, Ilma; Smidt, Hauke; Krizsan, Sophie J.; Yáñez-Ruiz, David R.; Belanche, Alejandro; Guan, Leluo; Gruninger, Robert J.; McAllister, Tim A.; Newbold, C. Jamie; Roehe, Rainer; Dewhurst, Richard J.; Snelling, Tim J.; Watson, Mick; Suen, Garret; Hart, Elizabeth J.; Kingston-Smith, Alison H.; Scollan, Nigel D.; do Prado, Rodolpho M.; Pilau, Eduardo J.; Mantovani, Hilario C.; Attwood, Graeme T.; Edwards, Joan E.; McEwan, Neil R.; Morrisson, Steven; Mayorga, Olga L.; Elliott, Christopher; Morgavi, Diego P. (Frontiers Media https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02161, 2018-09-25)
    HUWS, S.A., CREEVEY, C.J., OYAMA, L.B., MIZRAHI, I., DENMAN, S.E., POPOVA, M., MUÑOZ-TAMAYO, R., FORANO, E., WATERS, S.M., HESS, M., TAPIO, I., SMIDT, H., KRIZSAN, S.J., YÁÑEZ-RUIZ, D.R., BELANCHE, A., GUAN, L., GRUNINGER. R.J., MCALLISTER, T.A., NEWBOLD, C.J., ROEHE. R., DEWHURST, R.J., SNELLING, T.J., WATSON, M., SUEN, G., HART, E.H., KINGSTON-SMITH, A.H., SCOLLAN, N.D., DO PRADO, R.M., PILAU, E.J., MANTOVANI, H.C., ATTWOOD, G.T., EDWARDS, J.E., MCEWAN, N.R., MORRISSON, S., MAYORGA, O.L., ELLIOTT, C. and MORGAVI, D.P. [2018]. Addressing global ruminant agricultural challenges through understanding the rumen microbiome: past, present and future. Frontiers in microbiology [online], 9, article ID 2161. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02161
    The rumen is a complex ecosystem composed of anaerobic bacteria, protozoa, fungi, methanogenic archaea and phages. These microbes interact closely to breakdown plant material that is inedible for humans, whilst providing ...
  • User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. 

    Ndu, Okechukwu (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-06-01)
    NDU, O.O. 2015. User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In the light of the current patient-centred approach to healthcare delivery, this research investigated the effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) from the users' perspective ...
  • Preparation of 3D spherical Ni/Al LDHs with significantly enhanced electrochemical performance as a superior cathode material for Ni/MH batteries. 

    Nie, Yajing; Li, Wei; Pan, Junqing; Senthil, Raja Arumugam; Fernandez, Carlos; Khan, Abrar; Sun, Yanzhi; Liu, Jianjun (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.09.043, 2018-09-08)
    NIE, Y., LI, W., PAN, J., SENTHIL, R.A., FERNANDEZ, C., KHAN, A., SUN, Y. and LIU, J. 2018. Preparation of 3D spherical Ni/Al LDHs with significantly enhanced electrochemical performance as a superior cathode material for Ni/MH batteries. Electrochimica acta [online], 289, pages 333-341. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.09.043
    Nickel-based hydroxides with excellent electrochemical performance have been considered as cathode materials for Ni/MH batteries. In this paper, a Ni/Al layered double hydroxides (Ni/Al LDHs) material with three-dimensional ...
  • Trigonelline prevents high cholesterol and high fat diet induced hepatic lipid accumulation and lipo-toxicity in C57BL/6J mice, via restoration of hepatic autophagy. 

    Sharma, Love; Lone, Nazir A.; Knott, Rachel M.; Hassan, Adil; Abdullah, Tasduq (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2018.09.011, 2018-09-09)
    SHARMA, L., LONE, N.A., KNOTT, R.M., HASSAN, A. and ABDULLAH, T. 2018. Trigonelline prevents high cholesterol and high fat diet induced hepatic lipid accumulation and lipo-toxicity in C57BL/6J mice, via restoration of hepatic autophagy. Food and chemical toxicology [online], 121, pages 283-286. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2018.09.011
    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is often linked with impaired hepatic autophagy. Here, we studied the alterations in hepatocellular autophagy by high cholesterol and high-fat diet (HC-HF) diet in C57BL/6J mice, ...
  • An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments. 

    Smith, Laurie McKenzie (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2018-03-01)
    SMITH, L.M. 2018. An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The contamination of sterile pharmaceutical products is a serious event which has in the worst case scenario led to patient death. Operators are the primary source of clean room contamination, with the majority of their ...
  • Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. 

    Robertson-Gray, Olivia Jane (Robert Gordon University Health and social care (Pharmacy and life sciences), 2017-12-01)
    ROBERTSON-GRAY, O.J. 2017. Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Atherosclerosis is a multifactorial, chronic inflammatory condition characterised by endothelial dysfunction, hyperlipidaemia and the accumulation of fatty deposits within the tunica intima of medium-to-large sized muscular ...

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