Recent Submissions

  • Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning. 

    Delgado-Baquerizo, Manuel; Giaramida, Luca; Reich, Peter B.; Khachane, Amit N.; Hamonts, Kelly; Edwards, Christine; Lawton, Linda A.; Singh, Brajesh (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12585, 2016-04-07)
    DELGADO-BAQUERIZO, M., GIARAMIDA, L., REICH, P.B., KHACHANE, A.N., HAMONTS, K., EDWARDS, C., LAWTON, L.A. and SINGH, B.K. 2016. Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning. Journal of ecology [online], 104(4), pages 936-946. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12585
    1. Biodiversity is declining worldwide with detrimental effects on ecosystems. However, we lack a quantitative understanding of the shape of the relationship between microbial biodiversity and ecosystem function (BEF). ...
  • A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. 

    MacLure, Katie; MacLeod, Joan; Forbes-McKay, Katrina; Paudyal, Vibhu; Cunningham, Scott; Strath, Alison; Lynch, Rory; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40271-016-0178-8, 2016-05-12)
    MACLURE, K., MACLEOD, J., FORBES-MCKAY, K., PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., STRATH, A., LYNCH, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. The Patient: Patient-centered outcomes research[online], First Online. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40271-016-0178-8
    Background: Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines, heralded by some as a solution to non-adherence but with little evidence of benefit. Objective: To use a ...
  • Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod Lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors. 

    Lance, Emilie; Desprat, Julia; Holbech, Bente Frost; Gérard, Claudia; Bormans, Myriam; Lawton, Linda A.; Edwards, Christine; Wiegand, Claudia (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.024, 2016-05-23)
    LANCE, E., DESPRAT, J., HOLBECH, B.F., GERARD, C., BORMANS, M., LAWTON, L.A., EDWARDS, C. and WIEGAND, C. 2016.Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors. Aquatic toxicology [online], 177, pages 116-124. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.024
    Freshwater gastropods are increasingly exposed to multiple stressors in the field such as the herbicide glyphosate in Roundup formulations and cyanobacterial blooms either producing or not producing microcystins (MCs), ...
  • Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients’ outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. 

    Tobaiqy, Mansour; Al Humaid, Saad; Stewart, Derek C.; Alotaibi, Fayez Omear; Qureshi, Kamal Ahmad; MacLure, Katie; Algharib, Fahad; Alsameti, Ahmed; Alsaqer, Ahmed; Almeman, Ahmad (University of Benin. Faculty of Pharmacy. Pharmacotherapy Group http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v14i10.26, 2015-10-31)
    TOBAIQY, M., AL HUMAID, S., STEWART, D., ALOTAIBI, F.O., QURESHI, K.A., MACLURE, K., ALGHARIB, F., ALSMETI, A., ALSAQER, A. and ALMEMAN, A. 2015. Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients’ outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 14(10), pp. 1919-1926. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v14i10.26
    Purpose: To investigate tigecycline prescription and patient outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted in three KSA government hospitals, between January, ...
  • Development and validation of HPLC method with fluorometric detection for quantification of bisnaphthalimidopropyldiaminooctane in animal tissues following administration in polymeric nanoparticles. 

    Segundo, Marcela A.; Abreu, Vera L.R.G.; Osório, Marcelo V.; Nogueira, Sonia; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Cordeiro-da-Silva, Anabela; Lima, Sofia A.C. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2015.12.033, 2015-12-22)
    SEGUNDO, M.A., ABREU, V.L.R.G., OSORIO, M.V., NOGUEIRA, S., KONG THOO LIN, P., CORDEIRO-DA-SILVA, A. and LIMA, S.A.C. 2015. Development and validation of HPLC method with fluorometric detection for quantification of bisnaphthalimidopropyldiaminooctane in animal tissues following administration in polymeric nanoparticles. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis [online], 120, pages 290-296. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2015.12.033
    A simple, sensitive and specific high-performance liquid chromatography method for the quantification of bisnaphthalimidopropyldiaminooctane (BNIPDaoct), a potent anti-Leishmania compound, incorporated into poly(d,l-lact ...
  • An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacy staff on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. 

    Tucker, Rod; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12179, 2015-02-17)
    TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacy staff on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 23(6), pages 390-398. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12179
    Objective: The aim of this study was to explore pharmacist and medicine counter assistant (MCA) perceptions of community pharmacy management of patients presenting with symptomatic skin problems. Methods: The study ...
  • An exploration of health professionals’ experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis; Klein, Susan; Strath, Alison; Fares, Saleh; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2, 2015-10-24)
    AL SHEMEILI, S., KLEIN, S., STRATH, A., FARES, S. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploration of health professionals’ experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(1), pages 107-118. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2
    Background Given the multiplicity of issues relating to medicines in the elderly, the structures and processes of medicines management should be clearly defined and described to optimise patient outcomes. There is a paucity ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 STEWART, 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Support for community pharmacy-based alcohol interventions: a Scottish general public survey. 

    Fitzgerald, Niamh; Youngson, Elaine; Cunningham, Scott; Watson, Margaret; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.07.005, 2015-11)
    FITZGERALD, N., YOUNGSON, E., CUNNINGHAM, S., WATSON, M. and STEWART, D., 2015. Support for community pharmacy-based alcohol interventions: a Scottish general public survey. Public Health, Vol. 129 (11), pp. 1431-1438.
    Background: Community pharmacy teams are recognised by health agencies as vital to increasing capacity in the provision of public health services. Public awareness and support of these services in general, and relating ...
  • Improvement in fingerprint detection using Tb(III)-dipicolinic acid complex doped nanobeads and time resolved imaging. 

    Hauser, Frank M.; Knupp, Gerd; Officer, Simon J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.05.010, 2015-08)
    HAUSER, F. M., KNUPP, G. and OFFICER, S., 2015. Improvement in fingerprint detection using Tb(III)-dipicolinic acid complex doped nanobeads and time resolved imaging. Forensic Science International, Vol. 253, pp. 55-63.
    This paper deals with the synthesis and application of lanthanide complex doped nanobeads used as a luminescent fingerprint powder. Due to their special optical properties, namely a long emission lifetime, sharp emission ...
  • Evaluation of the practice of veterinary pharmacy. 

    O'Driscoll, Noelle H.; Labovitiadi, Olga; Lamb, Andrew (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2015.06.017, 2015-09)
    O’DRISCOLL, N. H., LABOVITIADI, O. and LAMB, A. J., 2015. Evaluation of the practice of veterinary pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Vol. 7 (5), pp. 606-613.
    Background In the United Kingdom (UK), pharmacists’ roles have expanded considerably in recent decades to encompass clinical practice through more direct patient care. However, dispensing and compounding remain core ...
  • Photocatalytic degradation of eleven microcystin variants and nodularin by TiO2 coated glass microspheres. 

    Pestana, Carlos J.; Edwards, Christine; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Robertson, Peter K. J.; Lawton, Linda A. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.07.016, 2015-12-30)
    PESTANA, C. J., EDWARDS, C., PRABHU, R., ROBERTSON, P. K. J. and LAWTON, L. A., 2015. Photocatalytic degradation of eleven microcystin variants and nodularin by TiO2 coated glass microspheres. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 300, pp. 347-353.
    Microcystins and nodularin are toxic cyanobacterial secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria that pose a threat to human health in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods often fail to remove these ...
  • Promoting weight management services in community pharmacy: perspectives of the pharmacy team in Scotland. 

    Weidmann, Anita Elaine; MacLure, Katie; Marshall, Sarah; Gray, Gwen; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer Netherlands. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0102-7, 2015-08)
    WEIDMANN, A. E., MACLURE, K., MARSHALL, S., GRAY, G. and STEWART, D., 2015. Promoting weight management services in community pharmacy: perspectives of the pharmacy team in Scotland. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 (4), pp. 599-606.
    Background Obesity has reached pandemic levels with more than 1.4 billion adults affected worldwide. While there is a need to systematically develop and evaluate community pharmacy based models of weight management, it is ...

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