Recent Submissions

  • A collaborative evaluation of LC-MS/MS based methods for BMAA analysis: soluble bound BMAA found to be an important fraction. 

    Faassen, Elisabeth J.; Antoniou, Maria G.; Beekman-Lukassen, Wendy; Blahova, Lucie; Chernova, Ekaterina; Christophoridis, Christophoros; Combes, Audrey; Edwards, Christine; Fastner, Jutta; Harmsen, Joop; Hiskia, Anastasia; Ilag, Leopold L.; Kaloudis, Triantafyllos; Lopicic, Srdjan; Lürling, Miquel; Mazur-Marzec, Hanna; Meriluoto, Jussi; Porojan, Cristina; Viner-Mozzini, Yehudit; Zguna, Nadezda (MDPI https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md14030045, 2016-02-29)
    FAASSEN, E.J., ANTONIOU, M.G., BEEKMAN-LUKASSEN, W., BLAHOVA, L., CHERNOVA, E., CHRISTOPHORIDIS, C., COMBES, A., EDWARDS, C., FASTNER, J., HARMSEN, J., HISKIA, A., ILAG, L.L., KALOUDIS, T., LOPICIC, S., LURLING, M., MAZUR-MARZEC, H., MERILUOTO, J., POROJAN, C., VINER-MOZZINI, Y. and ZGUNA, N. 2016. A collaborative evaluation of LC-MS/MS based methods for BMAA analysis: soluble bound BMAA found to be an important fraction. Marine drugs [online], 14(3), article 45. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md14030045
    Exposure to β-N-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA) might be linked to the incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Analytical chemistry plays a crucial role in determining human ...
  • Review: barriers to physical activity in obese adults: a rapid evidence assessment. 

    Broom, Iain (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744987116647820, 2016-05-11)
    BROOM, I. 2016. Review: barriers to physical activity in obese adults: a rapid evidence assessment. Journal of research in nursing [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744987116647820
    Obesity is clearly a major public health problem in developed nations, but also impacts on the health of developing countries, as they adopt lifestyle practices of the former. Physical activity, or lack of it, contributes ...
  • Correlation among physical and electrochemical behaviour of nanostructured electrolytic maganese dioxide from leach liquor and synthetic for aqueous asymmetric capacitor. 

    Sundaram, Manickam Minakshi; Biswal, Avijit; Mitchell, David; Jones, Rob; Fernandez, Carlos (Royal Society of Chemistry http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5CP07141K, 2016-01-19)
    SUNDARAM, M.M., BISWAL, A., MITCHELL, D., JONES, R. and FERNANDEZ, C., 2016. Correlation among physical and electrochemical behaviour of nanostructured electrolytic manganese dioxide from leach liquor and synthetic for aqueous asymmetric capacitor. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics [online], 18(6), pp. 4711-4720. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5CP07141K
    An attempt has been made to correlate the differences in structural parameters, surface areas, morphology etc. with the electrochemical capacitive behaviour of the EMDs. The nanostructured electrolytic manganese dioxides ...
  • Interagency adult support and protection practice of police and health and social care professionals: a realistic evaluation approach. 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Diack, Lesley; Heyman, Inga; Klein, Susan; McCluskey, Samantha; Woolnough, Penny; Falconer, Midj; Reddish, Alison; MacLean, Ewen (Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Research_Summaries/Research_Summary_19.pdf, 2015-01-01)
    JOSEPH, S., DIACK, L., HEYMAN, I., KLEIN, S., MCCLUSKEY, S., WOOLNOUGH, P., FALCONER, M., REDDISH, A. and MACLEAN, E. 2015. Interagency adult support and protection practice of police and health and social care professionals: a realistic evaluation approach. SIPR research summary number 19. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Research_Summaries/Research_Summary_19.pdf
    The purpose of this project was to investigate the interagency Adult Support and Protection practices of police, health and social care professionals in Scotland by means of a "Realistic Evaluation Approach." The study ...
  • Aerobic interval exercise improves parameters of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other alterations of metabolic syndrome in obese Zucker rats. 

    Kapravelou, Garyfallia; Martinez, Rosario; Andrade, Ana M.; Nebot, Elena; Camiletti-Moiron, Daniel; Aparicio, Virginia A.; Lopez-Jurado, Maria; Aranda, Pilar; Arrebola, Francisco; Fernandez-Segura, Eduardo; Bermano, Giovanna; Goua, Marie; Galisteo, Milagros; Porres, Jesus M. (NRC Research Press https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0141, 2015-08-14)
    KAPRAVELOU, G., MARTINEZ, R., ANDRADE, A.M., NEBOT, E., CAMILETTI-MOIRON, D., APARICIO, V.A., LOPEZ-JURADO, M., ARANDA, P., ARREBOLA, F., FERNANDEZ-SEGURA, E., BERMANO, G., GOUA, M., GALISTEO, M. and PORRES, J.M. 2015. Aerobic interval exercise improves parameters of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other alterations of metabolic syndrome in obese Zucker rats. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism [online], 40(12), pages 1242-1252. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0141
    Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a group of metabolic alterations that increase the susceptibility to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has been described as the liver manifestation of ...
  • Advanced and extended scope practice of radiographers: the Scottish perspective. 

    Henderson, I.; Mathers, S. A.; McConnell, J.; Minnoch, D. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.12.002, 2015-12-28)
    HENDERSON, I., MATHERS, S.A., MCCONNELL, J. and MINNOCH, D., 2016. Advanced and extended scope practice of radiographers: the Scottish perspective. Radiography [online], Vol. 22(2), pp. 185-193. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.12.002
    Purpose The impact of changing roles, skill mix and a shortage of consultant radiologists on the profession of diagnostic radiography is not clearly understood in Scotland although the anecdotal perspective suggests the ...
  • A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis; Klein, Susan; Strath, Alison; Fares, Saleh; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.12542, 2016-04-08)
    AL SHEMEILI, S., KLEIN, S., STRATH, A., FARES, S. and STEWARD, D. 2016. A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, (early view). The published version of this will be made available at https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.12542.
    Rationale and aim The structures and processes around the management of medicines for elderly, hospitalized patients are ill defined. This study aimed to determine consensus related to strategic and operational approaches ...
  • Appreciative inquiry as an intervention to change nursing practice in in-patient settings: an integrative review. 

    Watkins, Sarah; Dewar, Belinda; Kennedy, Catriona (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.017, 2016-05-01)
    WATKINS, S., DEWAR, B. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Appreciative inquiry as an intervention to change nursing practice in in-patient settings: an integrative review. International journal of nursing studies [online], Articles in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.017
    Background High profile accounts of failures in patient care reflect an urgent need for transformational development in healthcare. Appreciative Inquiry is promoted as an approach to exploring and bringing about change ...
  • The experiences of caregivers of patients with delirium, and their role in its management in palliative care settings: an integrative literature review. 

    Finucane, Anne M.; Lugton, Jean; Kennedy, Catriona; Spiller, Juliet A. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4140, 2016-05-01)
    FINUCANE, A.M., LUGTON, J., KENNEDY, C. and SPILLER, J.A. 2016. The experiences of caregivers of patients with delirium, and their role in its management in palliative care settings: an integrative literature review. Psycho-oncology [online], EarlyView. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4140
    Objectives To explore the experiences of caregivers of terminally ill patients with delirium, to determine the potential role of caregivers in the management of delirium at the end of life, to identify the support ...
  • Strategies for enhancing 'person knowledge' in an older people care setting. 

    Dewar, Belinda; Kennedy, Catriona (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193945916641939, 2016-04-01)
    DEWAR, B. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Strategies for enhancing ‘person knowledge’ in an older people care setting. Western journal of nursing research [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193945916641939
    This article presents findings from a study about compassionate care—the development of person knowledge in a medical ward caring for older people. Appreciative inquiry, an approach to research that focuses on discovering ...
  • Simultaneous cellulose conversion and hydrogen production assisted by cellulose decomposition under UV-light photcatalysis. 

    Zhang, Guan; Ni, Chengsheng; Huang, Xiubing; Welgamage Don, Aakash Channa Dharshan; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J.; Irvine, John T. S. (Royal Society of Chemistry http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cc09075j, 2015-12-07)
    ZHANG, G., CHENGSHENG, N., HUANG, X., WELGAMAGE, A., LAWTON, L.A., ROBERTSON, P.K.J. and IRVINE, J.T.S., 2016. Simultaneous cellulose conversion and hydrogen production assisted by cellulose decomposition under UV-light photocatalysis. Chemical Communications, Vol 52(8), pp. 1673-1676.
    Photocatalytic conversion of cellulose to sugars and carbon dioxide with simultaneous production of hydrogen assisted by cellulose decomposition under UV or solar light irradiation was achieved upon immobilization of ...
  • Evaluation of New Naphthalimides as potential anticancer agents against breast cancer MCF-7, pancreatic cancer BxPC-3 and colon cancer HCT-15 cell lines. 

    Noro, Jennifer; Maciel, J.; Duarte, D.; Olival, A. C. D.; Baptista, C.; Silva, A. C. D.; Alves, M. J.; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (OMICS International http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2161-0401.1000144, 2015-07-20)
    NORO, J., MACIEL, J., DUARTE, D., OLIVAL, A.C.D., BAPTISTA, C., SILVA, A.C.D., ALVES, M.J., and KONG THOO LIN, P., 2015. Evaluation of new naphthalimides as potential anticancer agents against breast cancer MCF-7, pancreatic cancer BxPC-3 and colon cancer HCT- 15 cell lines. Organic Chemistry: Current Research, Vol 4(3), 1000144.
    New 1,8-naphthalimido derivatives with 2,3 and 4 carbon chains bearing a number of different functionalities were synthesized and tested against a panel of breast cancer MCF-7, colon cancer HCT-15 and pancreatic cancer ...
  • Disposable screen printed sensor for the electrochemical detection of methamphetamine in undiluted saliva. 

    Bartlett, Carrie-Ann; Taylor, Sarah; Fernandez, Carlos; Wanklyn, Ceri; Burton, Daniel; Enston, Emma; Raniczkowska, Aleksandra; Black, Murdo; Murphy, Lindy (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13065-016-0147-2, 2016-02-01)
    BARTLETT, C-A., TAYLOR, S., FERNANDEZ, C., WANKLYN, C., BURTON, D., ENSTON, E., RANICZKOWSKA, A., BLACK, M. and MURPHY, L., 2016. Disposable screen printed sensor for the electrochemical detection of methamphetamine in undiluted saliva. Chemistry Central Journal, Vol 10 (3).
    Background Methamphetamine has an adverse effect on the ability to drive safely. Police need to quickly screen potentially impaired drivers therefore a rapid disposable test for methamphetamine is highly desirable. This ...
  • Asking the right question: a comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'Herbals' use in survey based studies. 

    McLay, James S.; Pallivalappia, Abdul Rouf; Shetty, Ashalatha; Pande, Binita; Al Hail, Moza; Stewart, Derek C. (Public Library of Science https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150140, 2016-02-25)
    MCLAY, J.S., PALLIVALAPPILA, A.R., SHETTY, A., PANDE, B., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D., 2016. 'Asking the right question’. A comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'herbals' use in survey based studies. PLoS ONE Vol 11 (2), e0150140.
    Background Over the last decade academic interest in the prevalence and nature of herbal medicines use by pregnant women has increased significantly. Such data are usually collected by means of an administered questionnaire ...
  • Engagement on risk and uncertainty – lessons from coastal regions of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan after the 2011 nuclear disaster? 

    Mabon, Leslie; Kawabe, Midori (Taylor and Francis, 2016)
    MABON, L. and KAWABE, M. 2016. Engagement on risk and uncertainty – lessons from coastal regions of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan after the 2011 nuclear disaster? Journal of risk research, (accepted).
    This paper uses the case study of the south-east coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan to draw lessons for risk communication under situations of high uncertainty and conditions of varying trust. Based on an existing field ...
  • Combining S-cone and luminance signals adversely affects discrimination of objects within backgrounds. 

    Jennings, Ben J.; Tsattalios, Konstantinos; Chakravarthi, Ramakrishna; Martinovic, Jasna (Nature Publishing Group http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep20504, 2016-02-09)
    JENNINGS, B.J., TSATTALIOS, K., CHAKRAVARTHI, R. and MARTINOVIC, J., 2016. Combining S-cone and luminance signals adversely affects discrimination of objects within backgrounds. Scientific Reports, 6 (20504).
    The visual system processes objects embedded in complex scenes that vary in both luminance and colour. In such scenes, colour contributes to the segmentation of objects from backgrounds, but does it also affect perceptual ...
  • Staff nurse perceptions of the impact of mentalization-based therapy skills training when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health: a qualitative study. 

    Warrender, Dan (John Wiley & Sons Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12248, 2015-10)
    WARRENDER, D., 2015. Staff nurse perceptions of the impact of mentalization-based therapy skills training when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health: a qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Vol 22 (8), pp 623-633.
    People diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are highly prevalent in acute mental health wards, with staff nurses identifying a challenge in working with people who can be significantly distressed. This has ...
  • Talking about beauty: a study of everyday aesthetics among low-income citizens of Milan. 

    Ruggerone, Lucia; Jenkings, Neil (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/symb.166, 2015-08)
    RUGGERONE, L. and JENKINGS, N., 2015. Talking about beauty: a study of everyday aesthetics among low-income citizens of Milan. Symbolic Interaction, Vol 38 (3), pp 393-412.
    This paper reports on research undertaken into the aesthetics of the everyday. As well as the subject matter of aesthetic philosophy, art criticism and of the sociology of art, beauty, and beautiful are of course very ...
  • An investigation of the inter-rater reliability of the Valpar Joule functional capacity evaluation in healthy adults. 

    Mitchell, Dawn; Hancock, Elizabeth; Alexander, Lyndsay Ann (IOS Press http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-152154, 2016-02)
    MITCHELL, D., HANCOCK, E. and ALEXANDER, L., 2016. An investigation of the inter-rater reliability of the Valpar Joule functional capacity evaluation in healthy adults. Work, 53 (2), pp. 337-345.
    BACKGROUND:A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) can provide a comprehensive, objective measure of a worker’s ability to meet work demands to support return to work decision making. Research evidence of a FCE’s reliability ...
  • Fisheries in Iwaki after the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident: lessons for coastal management under conditions of high uncertainty? 

    Mabon, Leslie; Kawabe, Midori (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2015.1051425, 2015)
    MABON, L. and KAWABE, M., 2015. Fisheries in Iwaki after the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident: lessons for coastal management under conditions of high uncertainty? Costal Management, Vol 43(5) p.p. 498-518.
    This article evaluates factors driving perception of risk and uncertainty in fisheries in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, following the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident. Particular attention is paid to lessons ...

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