Recent Submissions

  • Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? 

    McNeill, Geraldine; Masson, Lindsey F.; Macdiarmid, Jennie I.; Craig, Leone C. A.; Wills, Wendy J.; Bromley, Catherine (Cambridge University Press https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002949, 2017-02-20)
    MCNEILL, G., MASSON, L.F., MACDIARMID, J.I., CRAIG, L.C.A., WILLS, W.J. and BROMLEY, C. 2017. Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? Public health nutrition [online], First View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002949.
    To investigate socio-economic differences in children’s diet, activity and inactivity and changes in these differences over 4 years during which new policies on food in schools were introduced. Two cross-sectional surveys ...
  • National Health Service healthcare staff experience and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine: an online survey. 

    Jones, Jenny; Rayner, Suzanne; Logue, Shona; Imray, Elizabeth; Stewart, Derek C.; Leslie, Stephen J. (MEDCRAVE https://doi.org/10.15406/ijcam.2017.05.00159, 2017-02-16)
    JONES, J., RAYNER, S., LOGUE, S., IMRAY, E., STEWART, D. and LESLIE, S.J. 2017. National Health Service healthcare staff experience and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine: an online survey. International journal of complementary and alternative medicine [online], 5(4), article ID 00159. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15406/ijcam.2017.05.00159.
    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing. The most common reported reason for CAM use is dissatisfaction with conventional healthcare. Several studies have reported factors influencing CAM usage ...
  • Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. 

    Courtenay, Molly; Rowbotham, Samantha; Lim, Rosemary; Deslandes, Rhian; Hodson, Karen; MacLure, Katie; Peters, Sarah; Stewart, Derek C. (BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515, 2017-03-01)
    COURTENAY, M., ROWBOTHAM, S., LIM, R., DESLANDES, R., HODSON, K., MACLURE, K., PETERS, S. and STEWART, D. 2017. Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. BMJ Open [online], 7(3), e013515. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515.
    Objective: To (1) explore patients' expectations and experiences of nurse and pharmacist non-medical prescriber-led management of respiratory tract infections (RTIs), (2) examine whether patient expectations for antibiotics ...
  • Optimizing the use of oral anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrilation in primary care: a pharmacist-led intervention. 

    Virdee, Mandeep S.; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0419-x, 2017-01-03)
    VIRDEE, M.S. and STEWART, D. 2017. Optimizing the use of oral anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrilation in primary care: a pharmacist-led intervention. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 39(1), pages 173-180. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0419-x.
    Background: Updated evidence-based guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) necessitate patient review, particularly with respect to oral anticoagulants, to ensure maximum health gain around stroke ...
  • Archaeological medicinal earths as antibacterial agents: the case of the Basel Lemnian sphragides. 

    Photos-Jones, Effie; Edwards, Christine; Haner, F.; Lawton, Linda A.; Keane, C.; Leanord, A.; Perdikatsis, V. (Geological Society https://doi.org/10.1144/SP452.6, 2017-02-02)
    PHOTOS-JONES, E., EDWARDS, C., HEINER, F., LAWTON, L., KEAN, C., LEANORD, A. and PERDIKATSIS, V. 2017. Archaeological medicinal earths as antibacterial agents: the case of the Basel Lemnian sphragides. Geological society: special publications [online], 452, Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1144/SP452.6
    This paper presents the scientific investigation of three Lemnian sphragides (terra sigillata), a famed medicinal clay (earth) of antiquity, dated to the 16th-17th century, and presently in the collection of the Museum for ...
  • Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine. 

    Waddell, Stuart; Fernandez, Carlos; Inverarity, Catherine C.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2016.12.001, 2016-12-21)
    WADDELL, S.A., FERNANDEZ, C., INVERARITY, C.C. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine. Sensing and bio-sensing research [online], 13, pages 28-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2016.12.001.
    Benzylpiperazine (BZP) is a novel psychoactive substance that is commonly abused in tablet form as an 'ecstasy-type' drug. Electroanalysis offers genuine potential for field testing of bulk drug samples. This research is ...
  • Electrochemical determination of chemical oxygen demand using Ti/TiO2 electrode. 

    Ge, Yongxian; Zhai, Yufang; Niu, Dun; Wang, Yuhong; Fernandez, Carlos; Ramakrishnappa, Thippeswamy; Hu, Xiaomin; Wang, Linshan (ESG https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.12.05, 2016-11-10)
    GE, Y., ZHAI, Y., NIU, D., WANG, Y., FERNANDEZ, C., RAMAKRISHNAPPA, T., HU, X. and WANG, L. 2016. Electrochemical determination of chemical oxygen demand using Ti/TiO2 electrode. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11(12), pages 9812-9821. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.12.05
    To overcome the shortcomings of the conventional potassium dichromate method (PDM) for monitoring chemical oxygen demand (COD) of waters, many efforts have been made on developing quick and environment-friendly techniques. ...
  • Nutritional considerations during prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperbaric, hyperoxic environment: recommendations for saturation divers. 

    Deb, Sanjoy K.; Swinton, Paul Alan; Dolan, Eimear (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/s13728-015-0042-9, 2016-01-07)
    DEB, S.K., SWINTON, P.A. and DOLAN, E. 2016. Nutritional considerations during prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperbaric, hyperoxic environment: recommendations for saturation divers. Extreme physiology and medicine [online], 5, article number 1. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13728-015-0042-9
    Saturation diving is an occupation that involves prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperoxic, hyperbaric environment. The unique and extreme environment is thought to result in disruption to physiological and metabolic ...
  • A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar. 

    Al Saad, Doua; El Salem, Samah; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalapila; Thomas, Binny; Al Saad, Tayseer; Ahmed, Afif; Al Hail, Moza (Dovepress https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S96298, 2016-02-09)
    AL SAAD, D., EL SALEM, S., ABDUL ROUF, P., THOMAS, B., AL SAAD, T., AHMAD, A. and AL HAIL, M. 2016. A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar. Therapeutics and clinical risk management [online], 12, pages 155-160. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S96298
    Background: Breastfeeding is considered as gold standard for infant nutrition and should be interrupted only when a compelling indication exists. Certain medical conditions such as abortion, stillbirth, HIV infection, or ...
  • A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis. 

    Thomas, Binny; Mohamed, Mahmoud; Al Hail, Moza; Awwad, Fatma Alzahra Y; Wahba, Ramy M.; Hassan, Sabir B.; Omar, Khalid; El Kassem, Wessam; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalappila (Dovepress https://doi.org/10.2147/CPAA.S106234, 2016-12-13)
    THOMAS, B., MOHAMED, M., AL HAIL, M., AWWAD, F.A., WAHBA, R.M., HASSAN, S.B., OMAR, K., EL KASSEM, W. and ABDUL ROUF, P.V. 2016. A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis. Clinical pharmacology: advances and applications [online], 8, pages 199-202. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/CPAA.S106234.
    We report a case of 22-year-old primigravida presented to Women's Hospital - Hamad Medical Corporation emergency with severe epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. On admission, she was dehydrated with remarkably worsening ...
  • Morphological and ultrastructural changes in bacterial cells as an indicator of antibacterial mechanism of action. 

    Cushnie, T. P. Tim; O'Driscoll, Noelle H.; Lamb, Andrew (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00018-016-2302-2, 2016-07-28)
    CUSHNIE, T.P.T., O'DRISCOLL, N.H. and LAMB, A.J. 2016. Morphological and ultrastructural changes in bacterial cells as an indicator of antibacterial mechanism of action. Cellular and molecular life sciences [online], 73(23), pages 4471-4492. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00018-016-2302-2
    Efforts to reduce the global burden of bacterial disease and contend with escalating bacterial resistance are spurring innovation in antibacterial drug and biocide development and related technologies such as photodynamic ...
  • Piloting the United Kingdon 'Prescribing Safety Assessment' with pharmacist prescribers in Scotland. 

    Reid, Fiona; Power, Ailsa; Stewart, Derek C.; Watson, Anne; Zlotos, Leon; Campbell, Derna; McIntosh, Trudi; Maxwell, Simon (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.12.009, 2017-01-06)
    REID, F., POWER, A., STEWART, D., WATSON, A., ZLOTOS, L., CAMPBELL, D., MCINTOSH, T. and MAXWELL, S. 2017. Piloting the United Kingdon 'Prescribing Safety Assessment' with pharmacist prescribers in Scotland. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], Articles in press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.12.009
    Background: Prescribing is a complex task requiring considerable knowledge and skills. The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) was developed by the British Pharmacological Society and the United Kingdom (UK) Medical Schools ...
  • Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Mair, Alpana; Wilson, Martin; Kardas, Przemyslaw; Lewek, Pawel; Alonso, Albert; McIntosh, Jennifer; MacLure, Katie; SIMPATHY Consortium (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503, 2016-12-04)
    STEWART, D., MAIR, A., WILSON, M., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., ALONSO, A., MCINTOSH, J., MACLURE, K. and SIMPATHY Consortium. 2017. Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. Expert opinion on drug safety [online], 16(2), pages 203-213. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503
    Introduction: Single disease state led evidence-based guidelines do not provide sufficient coverage of issues of multimorbidities, with the cumulative impact of recommendations often resulting in overwhelming medicines ...
  • Mixing regime simulation and cellulose particle tracing in a stacked frame photocatalytic reactor. 

    Nagarajan, Sanjay; Stella, Lorenzo; Lawton, Linda A.; Irvine, John T. S.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2016.12.016, 2016-12-07)
    NAGARAJAN, S., STELLA, L., LAWTON, L.A., IRVINE, J.T.S. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2017. Mixing regime simulation and cellulose particle tracing in a stacked frame photocatalytic reactor. Chemical engineering journal [online], 313, pages 301-308. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2016.12.016
    To sustainably meet the global energy demand, unconventional methods to produce renewable energy must emerge. Biofuels from cellulose (via fermentable sugar production) mediated via photocatalysis provides an alternative ...
  • A cross-sectional survey of the Maltese general public on medication wastage. 

    West, Lorna Marie; Diack, Lesley; Cordina, Maria; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0233-X, 2016-01-06)
    WEST, L.M., DIACK, L., CORDINA, M. and STEWART, D. 2016. A cross-sectional survey of the Maltese general public on medication wastage. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(2), pages 261-270. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0233-x
    Background Medication wastage is a global issue, with key public health implications in terms of safety, the environment and the economy. A recently conducted systematic review of the published literature identified a lack ...
  • Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis. 

    Tucker, Rod; Stewart, Derek C. (Selfcare http://selfcarejournal.com/issue/volume-7-issue-4/, 2016-12-01)
    TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis. Selfcare journal, 7(4), pages 18-31.
    BACKGROUND: Chronic plaque psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 3% of the UK population and most patients have mild to moderate disease that can be effectively managed with topical therapies in ...
  • 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 ...

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