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  • 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 ...
  • Controlled periodic illumination in semiconductor photocatalysis. 

    Tokode, Oluwatosin; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2015.12.002, 2015-12-12)
    TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2015. Controlled periodic illumination in semiconductor photocatalysis. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 319-320, pages 96-106. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2015.12.002
    Controlled periodic illumination is a hypothesis postulated in the early 1990s for enhancing the efficiency of semiconductor photocatalytic reactions. This technique has been proposed to improve photocatalytic efficiency ...
  • Activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives agains trypanosoma brucei. 

    Graca, Nuno A.G.; Gaspar, Luis; Costa, David M.; Loureiro, Ines; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Ramos, Isbaal; Roura, Meritxell; Pruvost, Alain; Pemberton, Ian K.; Loukil, Hadjer; MacDougall, Jane; Tavares, Joana; Cordeiro-da-Silva, Anabela (American Society for Microbiology https://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02490-15, 2016-01-19)
    GRACA, N.A.G., GASPAR, L, COSTA, D.M., LOUREIRO, I., KONG THOO-LIN, P., RAMOS, I., ROURA, M., PRUVOST, A., PEMBERTON, I.K., LOUKIL, H., MACDOUGALL, J., TAVARES, J. and CORDEIRO-DA-SILVA, A. 2016. Activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives agains trypanosoma brucei. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy [online], 60(4), pages 2532-2536. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02490-15
    Current treatments for African trypanosomiasis are either toxic, costly, difficult to administer, or prone to elicit resistance. This study evaluated the activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIP) derivatives against ...
  • The use of theory in research. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Klein, Susan (Springer http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11096-015-0216-y, 2015-10-28)
    STEWART, D. and KLEIN, S. 2016. The use of theory in research. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(3), pages 615-619. Available from: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11096-015-0216-y
    All researchers should consider the theoretical basis for their studies very early on in the planning stage. The aim of this paper is to describe and discuss how theory (a 'comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature ...
  • Self-reported digital literacy of the pharmacy workforce in North East Scotland. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (MDPI https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy3040182, 2015-10-15)
    MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2015. Self-reported digital literacy of the pharmacy workforce in North East Scotland. Pharmacy [online], 3(4), pages 182-196. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy3040182
    In their day-to-day practice, pharmacists, graduate (pre-registration) pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensing assistants and medicines counter assistants use widely available office, retail and management information ...
  • A qualitative study of UK pharmacy pre-registration graduates' views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing. 

    McIntosh, Trudi; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12222, 2015-10-08)
    MCINTOSH, T. and STEWART, D. 2016. A qualitative study of UK pharmacy pre-registration graduates' views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 24(2), pages 139-141. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12222
    Background: Pre-registration pharmacy graduates are a key group in relation to developing and implementing innovations in practice. Objective: To explore the views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing of UK ...
  • Quantifying behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a cross-sectional survey using the theoretical domains framework. 

    Alqubaisi, Mai; Tonna, Antonella P.; Strath, Alison; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00228-016-2124-z, 2016-09-01)
    ALQUBAISI, M., TONNA, A., STRATH, A. and STEWART, D. 2016. Quantifying behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a cross-sectional survey using the theoretical domains framework. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], Early View. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00228-016-2124-z
    Purpose The aims of this study were to quantify the behavioural determinants of health professional reporting of medication errors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and to explore any differences between respondents. Methods ...
  • The role of community pharmacists in supporting self-management of patients with psoriasis. 

    Tucker, Rod; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12298, 2016-08-04)
    TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. The role of community pharmacists in supporting self-management of patients with psoriasis. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], Early View. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12298
    Background - The majority of patients with psoriasis have mild to moderate disease which can be managed in primary care with topical therapies. The supportive role of pharmacists for patients with long-term dermatological ...

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