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  • Using next-generation sequencing to determine diversity of horse intestinal worms: identifying the equine ‘nemabiome’. 

    Mitchell, Catriona J.; O'Sullivan, Catherine M.; Pinloche, Eric; Wilkinson, Toby; Morphew, Russell M.; McEwan, Neil R. (Japanese Society of Equine Science https://doi.org/10.1294/jes.30.1, 2019-04-03)
    MITCHELL, C.J., O'SULLIVAN, C.M., PINLOCHE, E., WILKINSON, T., MORPHEW, R.M. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2019. Using next generation sequencing to determine diversity of horse intestinal worms: identifying the equine 'nemabiome'. Journal of equine science [online], 30(1), pages 1-5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1294/jes.30.1
    Next generation sequencing of DNA from nematode eggs has been utilised to give the first account of the equine ‘nemabiome’. In all equine faecal samples investigated, multiple species of Strongylidae were detected; ranging ...
  • Meeting population dietary goals in Scotland and Malta: shared challenges and opportunities for learning. 

    Masson, Lindsey F.; Copperstone, Claire
    MASSON, L.F. and COPPERSTONE, C. [2019]. Meeting population dietary goals in Scotland and Malta: shared challenges and opportunities for learning. Malta journal of health sciences [online], (accepted).
    Scotland and Malta share a high prevalence of overweight and obesity: around two-thirds of adults are overweight (including obese), and one-third are obese. Reducing this burden of overweight and obesity is a priority for ...
  • Herbal medicinal product use during pregnancy and the postnatal period: a systematic review. 

    Muñoz Balbontin, Yolanda; Stewart, Derek C.; Shetty, Ashalatha; Fitton, Catherine M.; McLay, James S. (Wolters Kluwer Health https://doi.org/10.1097/aog.0000000000003217, 2019-04-05)
    MUÑOZ BALBONTIN, Y., STEWART, D., SHETTY, A., FITTON, C.A. and MCLAY, J.S. 2019. Herbal medicinal product use during pregnancy and the postnatal period: a systematic review. Obstetrics and gynecology [online], Ahead-of-Print. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1097/aog.0000000000003217
    OBJECTIVE: To report the incidence and nature of herbal medicinal products’ adverse events and herb–drug interactions used by some pregnant and postnatal women. DATA SOURCES: The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, ...
  • A nurse researcher's guide to reflexive interviewing. 

    Lear, Holly; Eboh, Winifred O.; Diack, Lesley (RCNi https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2018.e1550, 2018-03-16)
    LEAR, H., EBOH, W. and DIACK, L. 2018. A nurse researcher's guide to reflexive interviewing. Nurse researcher [online], 25(4), pages 35-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2018.e1550
    Background: In a wider doctoral study related to unfavourable experiences of nursing students studying abroad, the researcher undertook a reflexive interview to reduce the potential for bias. Aim: To discuss a method for ...
  • Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: novel multi-targeted scaffold ligands against Alzheimer’s disease. 

    Scipioni, Matteo; Kay, Graeme; Megson, Ian; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (Royal Society of Chemistry https://doi.org/10.1039/c9md00048h, 2019-04-08)
    SCIPIONI, M., KAY, G., MEGSON, I.L. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2019. Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: novel multi-targeted scaffold ligands against Alzheimer’s disease. MedChemComm [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/C9MD00048H
    Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia worldwide, normally affecting people aged over 65. Due to the multifactorial nature of this disease, a “multi-target-directed ligands” (MTDLs) approach for the ...
  • Stereoisomeric profiling of chiral pharmaceutically active compounds in wastewaters and the receiving environment: a catchment-scale and a laboratory study. 

    Camacho-Muñoz, Maria Dolores; Petrie, Bruce; Lopardo, Luigi; Proctor, Kathryn; Rice, Jack; Youdan, Jane; Barden, Ruth; Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.03.050, 2019-04-11)
    CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D., PETRIE, B., LOPARDO, L., PROCTOR, K., RICE, J., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R. and KASPRZYK-HORDON, B. 2019. Stereoisomeric profiling of chiral pharmaceutically active compounds in wastewaters and the receiving environment: a catchment-scale and a laboratory study. Environment international [online], 127, pages 558-572. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.03.050
    Chiral pharmaceutically active compounds (cPACs) are not currently governed by environmental regulation yet are expected to be in the future. As cPACs can exert stereospecific toxicity in the aquatic environment, it is ...
  • Characterisation of the effect of day length, and associated differences in dietary intake, on the gut microbiota of Soay sheep. 

    Thomas, Nadine A.; Olvera-Ramirez, Andrea Margarita; Abecia, Leticia; Adam, Clare L.; Edwards, Joan E.; Cox, Georgina F.; Findlay, Patricia A.; Destables, Elodie; Wood, Tracy A.; McEwan, Neil R. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-019-01652-w, 2019-04-09)
    THOMAS, N.A., OLVERA-RAMIREZ, A.M., ABECIA, L., ADAM, C.L., EDWARDS, J.E., COX, G.F., FINDLAY, P.A., DESTABLES, E., WOOD, T.A. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2019. Characterisation of the effect of day length, and associated differences in dietary intake, on the gut microbiota of Soay sheep. Archives of microbiology [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-019-01652-w
    Differences in the rumen bacterial community have been previously reported for Soay sheep housed under different day length conditions. This study extends this previous investigation to other organs of the digestive tract, ...
  • Self-reductive synthesis of MXene/Na0.55Mn1.4Ti0.6O4 hybrids for high-performance symmetric lithium ion batteries. 

    Zou, Guodong; Ge, Bingcheng; Zhang, Hao; Zhang, Qingrui; Fernandez, Carlos; Li, Wen; Huang, Jianyu; Peng, Qiuming (Royal Society of Chemistry https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ta00744j, 2019-02-26)
    ZOU, G., GE, B., ZHANG, H., ZHANG, Q., FERNANDEZ, C., LI, W., HUANG, J. and PENG, Q. 2019. Self-reductive synthesis of MXene/Na0.55Mn1.4Ti0.6O4 hybrids for high-performance symmetric lithium ion batteries. Journal of materials chemistry A [online], 7(13), pages 7516-7525. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ta00744j
    Increasing environmental problems and energy challenges have created an urgent demand for the development of green and efficient energy-storage systems. The search for new materials that could improve the performance of ...
  • Factors influencing health managers’ acceptance of eHealth services in Saudi Arabia. 

    Alshahrani, Abdullah; Stewart, Derek C.; MacLure, Katie (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2018.12.024, 2019-03-08)
    ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2018. Factors influencing health managers’ acceptance of eHealth services in Saudi Arabia. Computer methods and programs in biomedicine [online], 171(Supplement), page 12. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2018.12.024 Originally presented at 2018 HIMSS Saudi Arabia conference and exhibition (HISMSS 2018): reimagining healthcare in Saudi Arabia, 10-11 October 2018, Riyadh, SA.
    Introduction: The World Health Organization (WHO) refers to the term of Electronic Health (eHealth) as “the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for health”. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) where ...
  • An improved packing equivalent circuit modeling method with the cell-to-cell consistency state evaluation of the internal connected lithium-ion batteries. 

    Wang, Shun-Li; Shi, Jian-You; Fernandez, Carlos; Zou, Chuan-Yun; Bai, De-Kui; Li, Jian-Chao (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/ese3.294, 2019-03-05)
    WANG, S.-L., SHI, J.-Y., FERNANDEZ, C., ZOU, C.-Y., BAI, D.-K. and LI, J.-C. 2019. An improved packing equivalent circuit modeling method with the cell-to-cell consistency state evaluation of the internal connected lithium-ion batteries. Energy science and engineering [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ese3.294
    The existing equivalent modeling methods reported in literature focuses mainly on the battery cells and do not take the packing consistency state into consideration, which exists on the internal connected cells of the ...
  • Kinetic mechanism for modelling of electrochemical mediatedenzyme reactions and determination of enzyme kinetics parameters. 

    Kirthiga, O. M.; Rajendran, L.; Fernandez, Carlos (Springer https://doi.org/10.1134/s1023193518110034, 2019-02-08)
    KIRTHIGA, O.M., RAJENDRAN, L. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2018. Kinetic mechanism for modelling of electrochemical mediatedenzyme reactions and determination of enzyme kinetics parameters. Russian journal of electrochmistry [online], 54(11), pages 783-795. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1134/s1023193518110034
    The non-steady state current density for reversible electrochemical coupled with a homogeneous enzyme reaction and a constant potential is presented in this manuscript for the first time. The model is based on non-stationary ...
  • A novel mixed matrix membrane of phenolphthalein hydrazide and polysulfone for the detection of copper ions in environmental water samples. 

    Sreeramareddygari, Muralikrishna; Kempahanumakkagari, Sureshkumar; Mahesh, Padaki; Thippeswamy, Ramakrishnappa; Devaramani, Samrat; Mardi, Radhakrishna Reddy; Fernandez, Carlos; Govindappa, Banuprakash (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13167, 2019-01-21)
    SREERAMAREDDYGARI, M., KEMPAHANUMAKKAGARI, S., MAHESH, P., THIPPESWAMY, R., DEVARAMANI, S., MARDI, R.R., CARLOS, F. and GOVINDAPPA, B. 2019. A novel mixed matrix membrane of phenolphthalein hydrazide and polysulfone for the detection of copper ions in environmental water samples. Environmental progress and sustainable energy [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13167
    The novel membrane test strip of phenolphthalein hydrazide (PH)-polysulfone has been designed and demonstrated for Cu2+ ions detection. Before finding performance of membrane the studies with PH alone has been performed. ...
  • Interaction of NKX3.1 and SELENOP genotype with prostate cancer recurrence. 

    Donadio, Janaina L. S.; Liu, Li; Freeman, Vincent L.; Ekoue, Dede N.; Diamond, Alan M.; Bermano, Giovanna (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.23752, 2018-12-23)
    DONADIO, J.L.S., LIU, L., FREEMAN, V.L., EKOUE, D.N., DIAMOND, A.M. and BERMANO, G. 2018. Interaction of NKX3.1 and SELENOP genotype with prostate cancer recurrence. Prostate [online], 79(5), pages 462-467. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.23752
    Background: NKX3.1 is a tumor suppressor frequently lost in prostate cancer. Previous studies by others indicated that the risks associated with reduced NKX3.1 levels can be enhanced by anti-oxidant supplementation. Selenium ...
  • Acute dietary zinc deficiency in rats exacerbates myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury through depletion of glutathione. 

    Skene, Karen; Walsh, Sarah K.; Okafor, Oronne; Godsman, Nadine; Barrows, Charlotte; Meier, Philip; Gordon, Margaret J.; Beattie, John H.; Wainwright, Cherry L.
    SKENE, K., WALSH, S.K., OKAFOR, O., GODSMAN, N., BARROWS, C., MEIER, P., GORDON, M.J., BEATTIE, J.H. and WAINWRIGHT, C.L. [2019]. Acute dietary zinc deficiency in rats exacerbates myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury through depletion of glutathione. British journal of nutrition [online], (accepted).
    Zinc (Zn) plays an important role in maintaining the anti-oxidant status within the heart and helps to counter the acute redox stress that occurs during myocardial ischaemia and reperfusion. Individuals with low zinc (Zn) ...
  • Perceived roles and barriers in caring for the people who are homeless: a survey of UK community pharmacists. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu; Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; MacLure, Katie; Forbes-McKay, Katrina; Radley, Andrew; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-019-00789-4, 2019-01-18)
    PAUDYAL, V., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., RADLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2019. Perceived roles and barriers in caring for the people who are homeless: a survey of UK community pharmacists. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 41(1), pages 215-227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-019-00789-4
    Background: Community pharmacists can be an accessible source for advice and support for the people who are homeless, given their utilisation of a variety of currently available services such as dispensing of medicines, ...
  • Estimation of community-wide exposure to bisphenol A via water fingerprinting. 

    Lopardo, Luigi; Petrie, Bruce; Proctor, Kathryn; Youdan, Jane; Barden, Ruth; Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.12.048, 2019-01-25)
    LOPARDO, L., PETRIE, B., PROCTOR, K., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2019. Estimation of community-wide exposure to bisphenol A via water fingerprinting. Environment international [online], 125, pages 1-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.12.048
    Molecular epidemiology in human biomonitoring allows for verification of public exposure to chemical substances. Unfortunately, due to logistical difficulties and high cost, it evaluates only small study groups and as a ...
  • Inter-agency adult support and protection practice: a realistic evaluation with police, health and social care professionals. 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Klein, Susan; McCluskey, Samantha; Woolnough, Penny; Diack, Lesley (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-06-2018-0041, 2019-02-11)
    JOSEPH, S., KLEIN, S., MCCLUSKEY, S., WOOLNOUGH, P. and DIACK, L. 2019. Inter-agency adult support and protection practice: a realistic evaluation with police, health and social care professionals. Journal of integrated care [online], 27(1), pages 50-63. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-06-2018-0041
    Purpose - Collaborative inter-agency working is of paramount importance for the public protection agenda worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to disseminate the findings from a research study on the inter-agency working ...
  • Home self-administration of intravenous antibiotics as part of an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy service: a qualitative study of the perspectives of patients who do not self-administer. 

    Tonna, Antonella P.; Anthony, Geraldine; Tonna, Ivan; Paudyal, Vibhu; Forbes-McKay, Katrina; Laing, Rob; Mackenzie, Alexander; Falconer, Sharon; McCartney, Gillian; Stewart, Derek C. (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027475, 2019-01-25)
    TONNA, A., ANTHONY, G., TONNA, I., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., LAING, R., MACKENZIE, A., FALCONER, S., MCCARTNEY, G. and STEWART, D. 2019. Home self-administration of intravenous antibiotics as part of an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy service: a qualitative study of the perspectives of patients who do not self-administer. BMJ open [online], 9(1), article ID e027475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027475
    Objectives: This study aimed to use a theoretical approach to understand the determinants of behaviour in patients not home self-administering intravenous antibiotics. Setting: Outpatient care: included patients were ...
  • Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Paudyal, Vibhu; Quinn, Francis; Klein, Susan; Stewart, Derek C. (Via Medica https://doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0040, 2018-12-19)
    GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., QUINN, F., KLEIN, S. and STEWART, D. 2018. Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework. International maritime health [online], 69(4), pages 248-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0040
    Background: Previous research has identified the importance of promoting behaviour change within the offshore workforce. This qualitative study sought to: identify self-care behaviours perceived to require behaviour change ...
  • Highly enhanced electrochemical performance of novel based electrode materials for supercapacitor applications: an overview. 

    Ramachandran, Rasu; Chen, Tse-Wei; Chen, Shen-Ming; Raja, Paulsamy; Fernandez, Carlos; Rani, Selvarajan Divya; Gajendran, Pandi; Raju, Ganapathy; Baskar, Thangaraj; Jeyapragasam, Tharini (ESG https://doi.org/10.20964/2019.02.75, 2019-01-05)
    RAMACHANDRAN, R., CHEN, T.-W., CHEN, S.-M., RAJA, P., FERNANDEZ, C., RANI, S.D., GAJENDRAN, P., RAJU, G., BASKAR, T. and JEYAPRAGASAM, T. 2019. Highly enhanced electrochemical performance of novel based electrode materials for supercapacitor applications: an overview. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 14(1), pages 1634-1648. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2019.02.75
    The research and recent progress of electrochemical energy storage devices applied to various applications during the past two decayed are reviewed. Different electrode materials (carbon-based materials, metal oxides, ...

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