Recent Submissions

  • Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: Perspectives of pharmacy academics. 

    El-Awaisi, Alla; El Hajj, Maguy Saffouh; Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Diack, Lesley (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2016.1218830, 2016-10-05)
    EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2016. Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: Perspectives of pharmacy academics. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 30(6), pages 769-776. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2016.1218830
    The current status of interprofessional education (IPE) in Arabic Middle Eastern countries is largely unexamined and there is a need to assess IPE and collaborative practice in these countries. As faculty attitudes towards ...
  • Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification. 

    Nagarajan, Sanjay; Skillen, Nathan; Fina, Federica; Zhang, Guan; Randorn, Chamnan; Lawton, Linda A.; Irvine, John T. S.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.034, 2016-11-03)
    NAGARAJAN, S., SKILLEN, N.C., FINA, F., ZHANG, G., RANDORN, C., LAWTON, L.A., IRVINE, J.T.S. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2016. Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 334, pages 13-19. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.034
    A simple method for determining hydroxyl radical yields on semiconductor photocatalysts is highly desirable, especially when comparing different photocatalyst materials. This paper reports the screening of a selection of ...
  • Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Shitanshi, D.; Dolan, Eimear; Burgess, Katherine; Singh, B.; Aspe, R. (SciTechnol http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000220, 2016-01-25)
    SWINTON, P.A., SHITANSHI, D., DOLAN, E., BURGESS, K., SINGH, B. and ASPE, R. 2016. Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean. Journal of athletic enhancement [online], 5(1). Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000220
    The purpose of this investigation was to investigate the biomechanical effects of performing a large number of repetitions with a technically demanding exercise as is recommended in many extreme conditioning programs. ...
  • Preformulation of cysteamine gels for treatment of the ophthalmic complications in cystinosis. 

    McKenzie, Barbara; Kay, Graeme; Matthews, Kerr H.; Knott, Rachel M.; Cairns, Donald (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.10.044, 2016-10-19)
    MCKENZIE, B., KAY, G., MATTHEWS, K.H., KNOTT, R. and CAIRNS, D. 2016. Preformulation of cysteamine gels for treatment of the ophthalmic complications in cystinosis. International journal of pharmaceutics [online], 515(1-2), pages 575-582. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.10.044
    Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of all organs. It is treated by regular administration of the aminothiol, cysteamine. Corneal ...
  • Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (BSC: the Chartered Institute for IT http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840, 2016-09-01)
    MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. Journal of innovation in health informatics [online], 23(3), pages 560-571. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840
    Objective: To explore the digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff including pharmacists, graduate (pre-registration) pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensing assistants and medicine counter assistants. ...
  • The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C.; Klein, Susan (Institute of Remote Health Care http://www.irhc.org.uk, 2015-07-01)
    GIBSON SMITH, K.L., PAUDYAL, V., STEWART, D. and KLEIN, S. 2015. The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. Journal of the institute of remote healthcare [online], 6(2), pages 10-23. Available from: http://www.irhc.org.uk
    Recent developments within the offshore industry have highlighted the role that health and wellbeing plays in ensuring the safety and longevity of the offshore workforce. Developing an understanding of the overall health ...
  • Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Stewart, Derek C. (BMJ Publishing Group http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000677, 2015-06-10)
    MILLS, P.R., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2016. Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 23(1), pages 3-10. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000677
    Objectives - To provide a narrative overview of the literature on discharge information communication and medicines discharge prescribing error rate in the UK and other similar healthcare systems. Methods - A narrative ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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