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  • What supports hospital pharmacist prescribing in Scotland? A mixed methods, exploratory sequential study. 

    Fisher, Julie; Kinnear, Moira; Reid, Fiona; Souter, Caroline; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.06.007, 2017-06-17)
    FISHER, J., KINNEAR, M., REID, F., SOUTER, C. and STEWART, D. 2017. What supports hospital pharmacist prescribing in Scotland? A mixed methods, exploratory sequential study. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.06.007
    While approximately half of all qualified hospital pharmacist independent prescribers (PIPs) in Scotland are active prescribers, there are major differences in prescribing activity across geographical areas. This study ...
  • Multicompartment compliance aids in the community: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications. 

    Counter, David; Stewart, Derek C.; MacLeod, Joan; McLay, James S. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13220, 2017-01-31)
    COUNTER, D., STEWART, D., MACLEOD, J. and MCLAY, J.S. 2017. Multicompartment compliance aids in the community: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 83(7), pages 1515-1520. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13220
    Aims To assess the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) use in a population of community-based multicompartment compliance aid (MCA) users in north-east Scotland. Methods Data for MCAs dispensed ...
  • Cellulose II as bioethanol feedstock and its advantages over native cellulose. 

    Nagarajan, Sanjay; Skillen, Nathan; Irvine, John T. S.; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.118, 2017-04-12)
    NAGARAJAN, S., SKILLEN, N.C., IRVINE, J.T.S, LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K. 2017. Cellulose II as bioethanol feedstock and its advantages over native cellulose. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews [online], 77, pages 182-192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.118
    Alternative renewable energy must emerge to sustainably meet the energy demands of the present and future. Current alternatives to fossil fuels are electricity from solar, wind and tidal energies and biofuels. Biofuels, ...
  • Dual-laboratory validation of a method for the determination of fructans in infant formula and adult nutritionals. 

    Brunt, Kommer; Sanders, Peter; Spichtig, Veronique; Ernste-Nota, Veronica; Sawicka, Paulina; Iwanoff, Kimberley; Van Soest, Jeroen; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Sean, Austin (AOAC INTERNATIONAL https://doi.org/10.5740/jaoacint.17-0007, 2017-05-01)
    BRUNT, K., SANDERS, P., SPICHTIG, V., ERNSTE-NOTA, V., SAWICKA, P., IWANOFF, K., VAN SOEST, J., KONG THOO LIN, P. and SEAN, A. 2017. Dual-laboratory validation of a method for the determination of fructans in infant formula and adult nutritionals. Journal of AOAC international [online], 100(3), pages 753-767. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5740/jaoacint.17-0007
    Until recently, only two AOAC Official Methods SM have been available for the analysis of fructans: Method 997.08 and Method 999.03. Both are based on the analysis of the fructan component monosaccharides (glucose and ...
  • Future perspectives on nonmedical prescribing. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Jebara, Tesnime; Cunningham, Scott; Awaisu, Ahmed; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; MacLure, Katie (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/2042098617693546, 2017-02-01)
    STEWART, D., JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Future perspectives on nonmedical prescribing. Therapeutic advances in drug safety [online], 8(6), pages 183-197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/2042098617693546
    Many countries have implemented nonmedical prescribing (NMP) and many others are scoping prescribing practices with a view to developing NMP. This paper provides a future perspective on NMP in light of findings of an ...
  • Effect of increasing fruit and vegetable intake by dietary intervention on nutritional biomarkers and attitudes to dietary change: a randomised trial. 

    Duthie, Susan J.; Duthie, Garry G.; Russell, Wendy R.; Kyle, Janet A. M.; Macdiarmid, Jennie I.; Rungapamestry, Vanessa; Stephen, Sylvia; Megias-Baeza, Cristina; Kaniewska, Joanna J.; Shaw, Lindsey; Milne, Lesley; Bremner, David; Ross, Karen; Morrice, Philip; Pirie, Lynn P.; Horgan, Graham; Bestwick, Charles S. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-017-1469-0, 2017-05-30)
    DUTHIE, S., DUTHIE, G.G., RUSSELL, W.R., KYLE, J.A.M., MACDIARMID, J.I., RUNGAPAMESTRY, V., STEPHEN, S., MEGIAS-BAEZA, C., KANIEWSKA, J.J., SHAW, L., MILNE, L., BREMNER, D., ROSS, K., MORRICE, P., PIRIE, L.P., HORGAN, G. and BESTWICK, C.S. 2017. Effect of increasing fruit and vegetable intake by dietary intervention on nutritional biomarkers and attitudes to dietary change: a randomised trial. European journal of nutrition [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-017-1469-0
    Purpose Low fruit and vegetable consumption is linked with an increased risk of death from vascular disease and cancer. The benefit of eating fruits and vegetables is attributed in part to antioxidants, vitamins and ...
  • Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Stewart, Derek C.
    MILLS, P., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2017. Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-017-2274-7
    Purpose The study aimed to test the hypothesis that hospital electronic prescribing and medicine administration system (HEPMA) implementation impacted patient discharge letter quality, nature and frequency of prescribing ...
  • Electrografting of amino-TEMPO on graphene oxide and electrochemically reduced graphene oxide for electrocatalytic applications. 

    Yuan, Baiqing; Xu, Chunying; Zhang, Daojun; Zhang, Renchun; Su, Huimin; Guan, Pei; Nie, Jiajia; Fernandez, Carlos (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2017.05.016, 2017-05-25)
    YUAN, B., XU, C., ZHANG, D., ZHANG, R., SU, H., GUAN, P., NIE, J., FERNANDEZ, C. 2017. Electrografting of amino-TEMPO on graphene oxide and electrochemically reduced graphene oxide for electrocatalytic applications. Electrochemistry communications [online], InPress. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2017.05.016
    4-Amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperridine N-oxyl (4-amino-TEMPO), an electroactive nitroxide radical, was attached to the surface of graphene oxide (GO) and electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) modified glassy ...
  • Misoprostol for miscarriage management in a woman with previous five cesarean deliveries: a case report and literature review. 

    AlSaad, Doua; Alobaidly, Sawsan; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalappila; Thomas, Binny; Ahmed, Afif; AlHail, Moza (Dover Medical Press https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S132294, 2017-05-09)
    ALSAAD, D., ALOBAIDLY, S., ABDULROUF, P., THOMAS, B., AHMED, A., ALHAIL, M. 2017. Misoprostol for miscarriage management in a woman with previous five cesarean deliveries: a case report and literature review. Therapeutics and clinical risk management [online], 13, pages 625-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S132294
    Background: Misoprostol is an effective medical method for the management of pregnancy loss. However, data on its efficacy and safety in women with previous cesarean deliveries are limited. Case presentation: We report a ...
  • Tele-pharmacy in rural Scotland: a proof of concept study. 

    Inch, Jackie; Notman, Frances; Watson, Margaret; Green, David; Baird, Robert; Ferguson, James; Hind, Caroline; McKinstry, Brian; Strath, Alison; Bond, Christine (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12376, 2017-05-02)
    INCH, J., NOTMAN, F., WATSON, M., GREEN, D., BAIRD, R., FERGUSON, J., HIND, C., MCKINSTRY, B., STRATH, A., BOND, C. 2017. Tele-pharmacy in rural Scotland: a proof of concept study. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 25(3), pages 210-219. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12376
    Introduction - Technology enables medical services to be provided to rural communities. This proof of concept study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of delivering community pharmacy services (CPS; including advice, ...
  • An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. 

    Tucker, Rod; MacLure, Katie; Paudyal, Vibhu; Layton, Alison M.; Bewley, Anthony; Stewart, Derek C. (SansSerif Publication http://selfcarejournal.com/article/exploratory-study-community-pharmacist-diagnosis-management-dermatitis-acne/, 2017-05-11)
    TUCKER, R.P., MACLURE, K., PAUDYAL, V., LAYTON, A.M., BEWLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. Selfcare [online], 8(2), pages 1-10. Available from: http://selfcarejournal.com/article/exploratory-study-community-pharmacist-diagnosis-management-dermatitis-acne/
    BACKGROUND: Dermatitis and acne account for a large number of general practitioner appointments yet are amenable to treatment with products available to purchase from community pharmacies. OBJECTIVES: 1. The clinical ...
  • Multivariate analysis of Scotch whisky by total reflection x-ray fluorenscence and chemometric methods: a potential tool in the identification of counterfeits. 

    Shand, Charlie A.; Wendler, Renate; Dawson, Lorna; Yates, Kyari; Stephenson, Hayleigh (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2017.04.041, 2017-05-06)
    SHAND, C.A., WENDLER, R., DAWSON, L., YATES, K. and STEPHENSON, H. 2017. Multivariate analysis of Scotch whisky by total reflection x-ray fluorenscence and chemometric methods: a potential tool in the identification of counterfeits. Analytica chimica acta [online], 976, pages 14-24. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2017.04.041
    Most methods used in the identification of counterfeit whisky have focused on the profiling of volatile organic congeners determined by gas chromatography. We tested the use of total reflection x-ray fluorescence (TXRF) ...
  • Toward interprofessional learning and education: mapping common outcomes for prequalifying healthcare professional programs in the United Kingdom. 

    Steven, Kathryn; Howden, Stella; Mires, Gary; Rowe, Iain; Lafferty, Natalie; Arnold, Amy; Strath, Alison (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1309372, 2017-05-02)
    STEVEN, K., HOWDEN, S., MIRES, G., ROWE, I., LAFFERTY, N., ARNOLD, A. and STRATH, A. 2017. Toward interprofessional learning and education: mapping common outcomes for prequalifying healthcare professional programs in the United Kingdom. Medical teacher [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1309372
    Introduction: Interprofessional education (IPE) continues to be a key component in prequalifying health professional education, with calls for regulators to publish a joint statement regarding IPE outcomes. To date, the ...
  • A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. 

    Tonna, Antonella P.; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Laing, R.; Tonna, I.; Macartney, G.; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C. (Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2017.109, 2017-03-31)
    TONNA, A.P., WEIDMANN, A.E., LAING, R.B.S., TONNA, I., MACARTNEY, G.M., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2017. A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh [online], 47, pages 40-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2017.109
    Objective: To describe and understand the determinants of patients' behaviours surrounding admission to hospital for an acute infective episode. Method: Patients admitted to the infection or acute medicine admission units ...
  • Suppository formulations as a potential treatment for nephropathic cystinosis. 

    McKenzie, Barbara; Kay, Graeme; Matthews, Kerr H.; Cairns, Donald (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1002/jps.23246, 2012-07-06)
    BUCHAN, B., KAY, G., MATTHEWS, K.H. and CAIRNS, D. 2012. Suppository formulations as a potential treatment for nephropathic cystinosis. Journal of pharmaceutical sciences [online], 101(10), pages 3729-2738. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jps.23246
    Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of all the organs. It is treated by the 6-h oral administration of the aminothiol, cysteamine, ...
  • The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; McDonald, Craig; MacLeod, Joan; MacLure, Katie; Gray, Gwen; McIntosh, Trudi (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.04.004, 2017-04-09)
    STEWART, D., MCDONALD, C., MACLEOD, J., MACLURE, K., GRAY, G. and MCINTOSH, T. 2017. The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.04.004
    Background - Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines. Acknowledging the lack of evidence that MCAs improve adherence or clinical outcomes, the Royal Pharmaceutical ...
  • "When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night": behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu; MacLure, Katie; Buchanan, Carol; Wilson, Liz; MacLeod, Joan; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.03.002, 2017-03-31)
    PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., BUCHANAN, C., WILSON, L., MACLEOD, J. and STEWART, D. 2017. "When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night": behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines. Public health [online], 148, pages 1-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.03.002
    Objectives This study aimed to explore behavioural determinants of homeless patients' adherence to prescribed medicines using Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Study design A qualitative study using semi-structured, ...
  • Multi-residue determination of micropollutants in Phragmites australis from constructed wetlands using microwave assisted extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. 

    Petrie, Bruce; Smith, Benjamin D.; Youdan, Jane; Barden, Ruth; Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara (Elsevier http://doi.org/10.1013/j.aca.2016.12.042, 2017-01-02)
    PETRIE, B., SMITH, B.D., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2017. Multi-residue determination of micropollutants in Phragmites australis from constructed wetlands using microwave assisted extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Analytica chimica acta [online], 959, pages 91-101. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1013/j.aca.2016.12.042.
    In constructed wetlands micropollutants can be removed from water by phytoremediation. However, micropollutant uptake and metabolismby plants here is poorly understood due to the lack of good analytical approaches. Reported ...
  • A cross-sectional survey of the access of older people in the Scottish Highlands to general medical practices, community pharmacies and prescription medicines. 

    Rushworth, Gordon F.; Cunningham, Scott; Pfleger, Sharon; Hall, Jenny; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.01.002, 2017-01-25)
    RUSHWORTH, G.F., CUNNINGHAM, S., PFLEGER, S., HALL, J. and STEWART, D. 2017. A cross-sectional survey of the access of older people in the Scottish Highlands to general medical practices, community pharmacies and prescription medicines. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.01.002.
    Background Access to medicines and healthcare is more problematic in remote and rural areas. Objectives To quantify issues of access to general practitioners (GPs), community pharmacies and prescribed medicines in older ...
  • Renal and bone adverse effects of a tenofovir-based regimen in the treatment of HIV-Infected children: a systematic review. 

    Okonkwo, Rose I.; Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Effa, Emmanuel E. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-015-0371-z, 2015-12-21)
    OKONKWO, R.I., WEIDMANN, A.E. and EFFA, E.E. 2016. Renal and bone adverse effects of a tenofovir-based regimen in the treatment of HIV-Infected children: a systematic review. Drug safety [online], 39(3), pages 209-218. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-015-0371-z.
    Introduction - Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-containing regimens in the treatment of HIV-infected children have safety concerns with respect to renal and bone toxicity. Objective - The aim of this study was to ...

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