Recent Submissions

  • A UK perspective on human factors and patient safety education in pharmacy curricula. 

    Vosper, Helen; Hignett, Sue (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe6184, 2018-04-16)
    VOSPER, H. and HIGNETT, S. 2018. A UK perspective on human factors and patient safety education in pharmacy curricula. American journal of pharmaceutical education [online], 82(3), article 6184. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe6184
    Objective: - To take a systematic approach to exploring patient safety teaching in health care curricula, particularly in relation to how educators ensure students achieve patient safety competencies. Findings: - There is ...
  • Nano-selenium and its nanomedicine applications: a critical review. 

    Hosnedlova, Bozena; Kepinska, Marta; Skalickova, Sylvie; Fernandez, Carlos; Ruttkay-Nedecky, Branislav; Peng, Qiuming; Baron, Mojmir; Melcova, Magdalena; Opatrilova, Radka; Zidkova, Jarmila; Bjørklund, Geir; Sochor, Jiri; Kizek, Rene (Dove Medical Press https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S157541, 2018-04-10)
    HOSNEDLOVA, B., KEPINSKA, M., SKALICKOVA, S., FERNANDEZ, C., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., PENG, Q., BARON, M., MELCOVA, M., OPATRILOVA, R., ZIDKOVA, J., BJORKLUND, G., SOCHOR, J. and KIZEK, R. 2018. Nano-selenium and its nanomedicine applications: a critical review. International journal of nanomedicine [online], 13, pages 2107-2128. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S157541.
    Traditional supplements of selenium generally have a low degree of absorption and increased toxicity. Therefore, it is imperative to develop innovative systems as transporters of selenium compounds, which would raise the ...
  • Twelve tips for embedding human factors and ergonomics principles in healthcare education. 

    Vosper, Helen; Hignett, Sue; Bowie, Paul
    VOSPER, H., HIGNETT, S. and BOWIE, P. 2018. Twelve tips for embedding human factors and ergonomics principles in healthcare education. Medical teacher [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159x.2017.1387240
    Safety and improvement efforts in healthcare education and practice are often limited by inadequate attention to human factors/ergonomics (HFE) principles and methods. Integration of HFE theory and approaches within ...
  • Sophisticated construction of binary PdPb alloy nanocubes as robust electrocatalysts toward ethylene glycol and glycerol oxidation. 

    Xu, Hui; Song, Pingping; Fernandez, Carlos; Wang, Jin; Zhu, Mingshan; Shiraishi, Yukihide; Du, Yukou (American Chemical Society https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b00532, 2018-03-28)
    XU, H., SONG, P., FERNANDEZ, C., WANG, J., ZHU, M., SHIRAISHI, Y. and DU, Y. 2018. Sophisticated construction of binary PdPb alloy nanocubes as robust electrocatalysts toward ethylene glycol and glycerol oxidation. ACS applied materials and interfaces [online], Just Accepted Manuscripts. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b00532.
    The design of nanocatalysts by controlling pore size and particle characteristics is crucial to enhance the selectivity and activity of the catalysts. Thus, we have successfully demonstrated the synthesis of binary PdPb ...
  • Cell lysis and detoxification of cyanotoxins using a novel combination of microbubble generation and plasma microreactor technology for ozonation. 

    Pandhal, Jagroop; Siswanto, Anggun; Kuvshinov, Dmitriy; Zimmerman, William B.; Lawton, Linda A.; Edwards, Christine (Frontiers Media https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00678, 2018-04-05)
    PANDHAL, J., SISWANTO, A., KUVSHINOV, D., ZIMMERMAN, W.B., LAWTON, L. and EDWARDS, C. 2018. Cell lysis and detoxification of cyanotoxins using a novel combination of microbubble generation and plasma microreactor technology for ozonation. Frontiers in microbiology [online], 9, article ID 678. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00678.
    There has been a steady rise in the incidences of algal blooms globally, and worryingly, there is increasing evidence that changes in the global climate are leading to a shift toward cyanobacterial blooms. Many cyanobacterial ...
  • Influenza C in Lancaster, UK, in the winter of 2014–2015. 

    Atkinson, Kate V.; Bishop, Lisa A.; Rhodes, Glenn; Salez, Nicolas; McEwan, Neil R.; Hegarty, Matthew J.; Robey, Julie; Harding, Nicola; Wetherell, Simon; Lauder, Robert M.; Pickup, Roger W.; Wilkinson, Mark; Gatherer, Derek (Nature Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1038/srep46578, 2017-04-13)
    ATKINSON, K.V., BISHOP, L.A., RHODES, G., SALEZ, N., MCEWAN, N.R., HEGARTY, M.J., ROBEY, J., HARDING, N., WETHERELL, S., LAUDER, R.M., PICKUP, R.W., WILKINSON, M. and GATHERER, D. 2017. Influenza C in Lancaster, UK, in the winter of 2014–2015. Scientific reports [online], 13, article ID 46578. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/srep46578
    Influenza C is not included in the annual seasonal influenza vaccine, and has historically been regarded as a minor respiratory pathogen. However, recent work has highlighted its potential role as a cause of pneumonia in ...
  • Adsorption removal of methylene blue from aqueous solution on carbon-coated Fe3O4 microspheres functionalized with chloroacetic acid. 

    Zhang, Zefei; Kim, Cholhwan; Fernandez, Carlos; Sundaram, Manickam Minakshi; Ramakrishnappa, Thippeswamy; Wang, Yuhong; Wang, Linshan; Sun, Ting; Hu, Xiaomin (DE GRUYTER https://doi.org/10.1515/secm-2016-0138, 2016-08-17)
    ZHANG, Z., KIM, C., FERNANDEZ, C., SUNDARAM, M.M., RAMAKRISHNAPPA, T., WANG, Y., WANG, L., SUN, T. and HU, X. 2018. Adsorption removal of methylene blue from aqueous solution on carbon-coated Fe3O4 microspheres functionalized with chloroacetic acid. Science and engineering of composite materials [online], 25(2), pages 353-361. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/secm-2016-0138
    We report the preparation and employability of carbon-coated Fe3O4 (Fe3O4/C) microspheres functionalized with chloroacetic acid (CAA) for the removal of methylene blue (MB) in aqueous solution. The prepared magnetic ...
  • Usefulness of hair analysis and psychological tests for identification of alcohol and drugs of abuse consumption in driving license regranting. 

    Lendoiro, Elena; de Castro, Ana; Jiménez-Morigosa, Cristian; Gomez-Fraguela, Xosé A.; López-Rivadulla, Manuel; Cruz, Angelines (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.03.023, 2018-03-20)
    LENDOIRO, E., DE CASTRO, A., JIMENEZ-MORIGOSA, C., GOMEZ-FRAGUELA, X.A., LOPEZ-RIVADULLA, M., CRUZ, A. 2018. Usefulness of hair analysis and psychological tests for identification of alcohol and drugs of abuse consumption in driving license regranting. Forensic science international [online], 286, pages 239-244. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.03.023
    The implementation of the points-based driving license helps to change the drivers’ behavior and is related to a reduction of traffic accidents and fatalities. In Spain, when a driver loses all points, the driving license ...
  • Application of camelid heavy-chain variable domains (VHHs) in prevention and treatment of bacterial and viral infections. 

    Wilken, Lucas; McPherson, Anne (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/08830185.2017.1397657, 2017-11-28)
    WILKEN, L. and MCPHERSON, A. 2017. Application of camelid heavy-chain variable domains (VHHs) in prevention and treatment of bacterial and viral infections. International reviews of immunology [online], 37(1), pages 69-76. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08830185.2017.1397657
    Camelid heavy-chain variable domains (VHHs) are the smallest, intact, antigen-binding units to occur in nature. VHHs possess high degrees of solubility and robustness enabling generation of multivalent constructs with ...
  • Correlation between bacterial G+C content, genome size and G+C content of associated plasmids and bacteriophages. 

    Almpanis, Apostolos; Swain, Martin; Gatherer, Derek; McEwan, Neil R. (Microbiology Society Available from: https://doi.org/10.1099/mgen.0.000168, 2018-04-10)
    ALMPANIS, A., SWAIN, M., GATHERER, D. and MCEWAN, N. 2018. Correlation between bacterial G+C content, genome size and G+C content of associated plasmids and bacteriophages. Microbial genomics [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1099/mgen.0.000168
    Based on complete bacterial genome sequence data, we demonstrate a correlation between bacterial chromosome length and G+C content of the genome, with longer genomes having higher G+C contents. The correlation value decreases ...
  • Remote communities: promoting engagement in self-care. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C.; Klein, Susan (Selfcare http://selfcarejournal.com/article/remote-communities-promoting-engagement-self-care/, 2016-10-06)
    GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., STEWART, D. and KLEIN, S. 2016. Remote communities: promoting engagement in self-care. Selfcare journal [online], 7(4), pages 1-9. Available from: http://selfcarejournal.com/article/remote-communities-promoting-engagement-self-care/
    Behaviour change interventions which promote engagement in self-care may be utilised as a means to increase the reach of healthcare and reduce health inequality by targeting those populations deemed harder to reach. The ...
  • Biotic phase micropollutant distribution in horizontal sub-surface flow constructed wetlands. 

    Petrie, Bruce; Rood, Shawn; Smith, Benjamin D.; Proctor, Kathryn; Youdan, Jane; Barden, Ruth; Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.242, 2018-02-27)
    PETRIE, B., ROOD, S., SMITH, B.D., PROCTOR, K., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R., KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2018. Biotic phase micropollutant distribution in horizontal sub-surface flow constructed wetlands. Science of the total environment [online], 630, pages 648-657. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.242
    The distribution of micropollutants in biotic phases of horizontal sub-surface flow (HSSF) constructed wetlands was investigated. 88 diverse micropollutants (personal care products, pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs) were ...
  • Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Booth, Jill L.; Stewart, Derek C.; Pfleger, Sharon; McIver, Laura; MacLure, Katie (Centro de Investigaciones v Publicaiones Farmaceuticas https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2017.04.1082, 2017-12-18)
    GIBSON SMITH, K., BOOTH, J.L., STEWART, D., PFLEGER, S., MCIVER, L. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. Pharmacy practice [online], 15(4), article ID 1082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2017.04.1082
    Background: Patient information may assist in promoting shared decision-making, however it is imperative that the information presented is comprehensible and acceptable to the target audience. Objective: This study sought ...
  • Glassy carbon electrode modified with 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane and graphene oxide triggered a synergistic effect: low-potential amperometric detection of reduced glutathione. 

    Yuan, Baiqing; Xu, Chunying; Zhang, Renchun; Lv, Donghui; Li, Sujuan; Zhang, Daojun; Liu, Lin; Fernandez, Carlos (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2017.04.026, 2017-04-21)
    YUAN, B., XU, C., ZHANG, R., LV, D., LI, S., ZHANG, D., LIU, L. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2017. Glassy carbon electrode modified with 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane and graphene oxide triggered a synergistic effect: low-potential amperometric detection of reduced glutathione. Biosensors and bioelectronics [online], 96, pages 1-7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2017.04.026
    A sensitive electrochemical sensor based on the synergistic effect of 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) and graphene oxide (GO) for low-potential amperometric detection of reduced glutathione (GSH) in pH 7.2 phosphate ...
  • A new mathematical modelling using Homotopyperturbation method to solve nonlinear equations in enzymatic glucose fuel cells. 

    Saranya, J.; Rajendran, L.; Wang, Linshan; Fernandez, Carlos (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2016.09.056, 2016-09-26)
    SARANYA, J., RAJENDRAN, L., WANG, L. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2016. A new mathematical modelling using Homotopyperturbation method to solve nonlinear equations in enzymatic glucose fuel cells. Chemical physics letters [online], 662, pages 317-326. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2016.09.056
    For the first time a mathematical modelling of the enzymatic glucose membraneless fuel cell with direct electron transfer has been reported. The niche of this mathematical modelling is the description of the new Homotopy ...
  • Online state of charge estimation for the aerial lithium-ion battery packs based on the improved extended Kalman filter method. 

    Wang, Shunli; Fernandez, Carlos; Shang, Liping; Li, Zhanfeng; Li, Jianchao (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2016.09.008, 2016-12-16)
    WANG, S., FERNANDEZ, C., SHANG, L., LI, Z. and LI, J. 2017. Online state of charge estimation for the aerial lithium-ion battery packs based on the improved extended Kalman filter method. Journal of energy storage [online], 9, pages 69-83. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2016.09.008
    An effective method to estimate the integrated state of charge (SOC) value for the lithium-ion battery (LIB) pack is proposed, because of its capacity state estimation needs in the high-power energy supply applications, ...
  • Theoretical treatment of diffusion and kinetics of osmium redox polymer mediated glucose oxidase enzyme electrodes: analytical expression of current density for varying potential. 

    Kirthiga, M.; Rajendran, L.; Fernandez, Carlos (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2017.01.149, 2017-01-24)
    KIRTHIGA, M., RAJENDRAN, L. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2017. Theoretical treatment of diffusion and kinetics of osmium redox polymer mediated glucose oxidase enzyme electrodes: analytical expression of current density for varying potential. Electrochimica acta [online], 230, pages 89-97. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2017.01.149
    We present for the first time a mathematical model of osmium redox polymer mediated glucose oxidase enzyme electrodes. This model is based on a system of three coupled nonlinear reaction-diffusion equations under steady-state ...
  • A novel safety anticipation estimation method for the aerial lithium-ion battery pack based on the real-time detection and filtering. 

    Wang, Shunli; Fernandez, Carlos; Chen, Mingjie; Wang, Lu; Su, Jie (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.236, 2018-02-03)
    WANG, S., FERNANDEZ, C., CHEN, M., WANG, L. and SU, J. 2018. A novel safety anticipation estimation method for the aerial lithium-ion battery pack based on the real-time detection and filtering. Journal of cleaner production [online], 185, pages 187-197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.236
    Lithium-ion battery packs have become increasingly important for power supply applications, in which the state of charge estimation and output voltage tracking should be very critical for the safety protection. A novel ...
  • Unprecedented homotopy perturbation method for solving nonlinear equations in the enzymatic reaction of glucose in a spherical matrix. 

    Saranya, K.; Mohan, V.; Kizek, Rene; Fernandez, Carlos; Rajendran, L. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00449-017-1865-0, 2017-11-24)
    SARANYA, K., MOHAN, V., KIZEK, R., FERNANDEZ, C. and RAJENDRAN, L. 2018. Unprecedented homotopy perturbation method for solving nonlinear equations in the enzymatic reaction of glucose in a spherical matrix. Bioprocess and biosystems engineering [online], 41(2), pages 281-294. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00449-017-1865-0
    The theory of glucose-responsive composite membranes for the planar diffusion and reaction process is extended to a microsphere membrane. The theoretical model of glucose oxidation and hydrogen peroxide production in the ...
  • Inhibitors of Trypanosoma cruzi Sir2 related protein 1 as potential drugs against Chagas disease. 

    Gaspar, Luis; Coron, Ross P.; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Costa, David M.; Peres-Cabezas, Begona; Tavares, Joana; Roura-Ferrer, Meritxell; Ramos, Isbaal; Ronin, Celine; Major, Louise L.; Ciesielski, Fabrice; Pemberton, Ian K.; MacDougall, Jane; Ciapetti, Paola; Smith, Terry K.; Cordeiro-da-Silva, Anabela (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006180, 2018-01-22)
    GASPAR, L., CORON, R.P., KONG THOO LIN, P., COSTA, D.M., PERES-CABEZAS, B., TAVARES, J., ROURA-FERRER, M., RAMOS, I., RONIN, C., MAJOR, L.L., CIESIELSKI, F., PEMBERTON, I.K., MACDOUGALL, J., CIAPETTI, P., SMITH, T.K. and CORDEIRO-DA-SILVA, A. 2018. Inhibitors of Trypanosoma cruzi Sir2 related protein 1 as potential drugs against Chagas disease. PLoS neglected tropical diseases [online], 12(1), article ID e0006180. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006180
    Chagas disease remains one of the most neglected diseases in the world despite being the most important parasitic disease in Latin America. The characteristic chronic manifestation of chagasic cardiomyopathy is the region’s ...

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