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  • A guide for proper utilization of stable isotope reference materials. 

    Meier-Augenstein, Wolfram; Schimmelmann, Arndt
    MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. and SCHIMMELMANN, A. [2018]. A guide for proper utilization of stable isotope reference materials. Isotopes in environmental and health studies [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2018.1538137
    Many scientific publications about stable isotope ratios suffer from flawed practices regarding calibration and normalisation of raw δ values in conjunction with prescribed δ values of reference materials. Violations of ...
  • Multidisciplinary views towards the clinical pharmacist: a hospital palliative cancer care team perspective in Malta. 

    Atkins, Sean Ryan; Cunningham, Scott (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jphs.12267, 2018-10-05)
    ATKINS, S.R. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2018. Multidisciplinary views towards the clinical pharmacist: a hospital palliative cancer care team perspective in Malta. Journal of pharmaceutical health services research [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jphs.12267
    Objective: To explore the views of the multidisciplinary healthcare team towards the role of the clinical pharmacist within the palliative care unit of an oncology hospital in Malta. At present, in Malta, clinical pharmacists ...
  • A novel PAA derivative with enhanced drug efficacy in pancreatic cancer cell lines. 

    Alsuraifi, Ali; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Curtis, Anthony D. M.; Lamprou, Dimitrios A.; Hoskins, Clare (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ph11040091, 2018-09-22)
    ALSURAIFI, A., KONG THOO LIN, P., CURTIS, A., LAMPROU, D.A. and HOSKINS, C. 2018. A novel PAA derivative with enhanced drug efficacy in pancreatic cancer cell lines. Pharmaceuticals [online], 11(4), article ID 91. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ph11040091
    Nanoparticles have been shown to be effective drug carriers in cancer therapy. Pancreatic cancer forms dense tumours which are often resistant to drug molecules. In order to overcome such multidrug resistance, new drug ...
  • Determination of sinapine in rapeseed pomace extract: its antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase inhibition properties. 

    Yates, Kyari; Pohl, Franziska; Busch, Maike; Mozer, Annika; Watters, Louis; Shiryaev, Andrey; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.045, 2018-10-10)
    YATES, K., POHL, F., BUSCH, M., MOZER, A., WATTERS, L., SHIRYAEV, A., KONG THOO LIN, P. 2018. Determination of sinapine in rapeseed pomace extract: its antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase inhibition properties. Food chemistry [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.045
    Sinapine is the main secondary metabolite present in rapeseed pomace (RSP) with its concentration being dependent on rapeseed processing, growing conditions, extraction parameters and the country of origin. Here we report, ...
  • Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor ailments management: a systematic review. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu; Cunningham, Scott; Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; MacLure, Katie; Ryan, Cristin; Cordina, Maria (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205087, 2018-10-04)
    PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., RYAN, C. and CORDINA, M. 2018. Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor ailments management: a systematic review. PLOS one [online], 13(10), article ID e0205087. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205087
    Background: The accessibility of services within community pharmacies provides an ideal opportunity to manage minor ailments, yet over £1.1 billion is spent by the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (UK) ...
  • Exploring facilitators and barriers to medication error reporting among healthcare professionals in Qatar using the theoretical domains framework: a mixed-methods approach. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Thomas, Binny; MacLure, Katie; Wilbur, Kerry; Wilby, Kyle; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; Dijkstra, Andrea; Ryan, Cristin; El Kassem, Wessam; Awaisu, Ahmed; McLay, James S.; Singh, Rajvir; Al Hail, Moza (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204987, 2018-10-02)
    STEWART, D., THOMAS, B., MACLURE, K., WILBUR, K., WILBY, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., DIJKSTRA, A., RYAN, C., EL KASSEM, W., AWAISU, A., MCLAY, J.S., SINGH, R. and AL HAIL, M. 2018. Exploring facilitators and barriers to medication error reporting among healthcare professionals in Qatar using the theoretical domains framework: a mixed-methods approach. PLOS one [online], 13(10), article ID e0204987. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204987
    Background: There is a need for theory informed interventions to optimise medication reporting. This study aimed to quantify and explain behavioural determinants relating to error reporting of healthcare professionals in ...
  • Perspectives of healthcare professionals in Qatar on causes of medication errors: a mixed methods study of safety culture. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Thomas, Binny; MacLure, Katie; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; El Kassem, Wessam; Awaisu, Ahmed; McLay, James S.; Wilbur, Kerry; Wilby, Kyle; Ryan, Cristin; Dijkstra, Andrea; Singh, Rajvir; Al Hail, Moza (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204801, 2018-09-28)
    STEWART, D., THOMAS, B., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., EL KASSEM, W., AWAISU, A., MCLAY, J.S., WILBUR, K., WILBY, K., RYAN, C., DIJKSTRA, A., SINGH, R. and AL HAIL, M. 2018. Perspectives of healthcare professionals in Qatar on causes of medication errors: a mixed methods study of safety culture. PLOS one [online], 13(9), article ID e0204801. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204801
    Background: There is a lack of robust, rigorous mixed methods studies of patient safety culture generally and notably those which incorporate behavioural theories of change. The study aimed to quantify and explain key ...
  • The role of ciliate protozoa in the rumen. 

    Newbold, C. Jamie; de la Fuente, Gabriel; Belanche, Alejandro; Ramos-Morales, Eva; McEwan, Neil R. (Frontiers Media https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01313, 2015-11-26)
    NEWBOLD, C.J., DE LA FUENTE, G. BELANCHE, A. RAMOS-MORALES, E. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2015. The role of ciliate protozoa in the rumen. Frontiers in microbiology [online], 6, article 1313. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01313
    First described in 1843, Rumen protozoa with their striking appearance were assumed to be important for the welfare of their host. However, despite contributing up to 50% of the bio-mass in the rumen, the role of protozoa ...
  • The bacterial pedome associated with foot pathologies in sheep: a case study. 

    Chambers, Alex K.; Jones, H. G.; Wilkinson, Toby; Worgan, Hilary J.; Warr, A.; Huson, Kathryn M.; McEwan, Neil R.
    CHAMBERS, A.K., JONES, H.G., WILKINSON, T., WORGAN, H.J., A. WARR, A., HUSON, K.M. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2018. The bacterial pedome associated with foot pathologies in sheep: a case study. Large animal review [online], In Press.
    Hoof lameness is considered to be a major health issue in sheep, and can impact on both animal welfare and production of livestock. However the causes, although generally assumed to have a microbiological basis, are poorly ...
  • GPR55 deficiency is associated with increased adiposity and impaired insulin signaling in peripheral metabolic tissues. 

    Lipina, Christopher; Walsh, Sarah K.; Mitchell, Sharon E.; Speakman, John R.; Wainwright, Cherry L.; Hundal, Harinder S. (FASEB (Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology) https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201800171R, 2018-08-27)
    LIPINA, C., WALSH, S.K., MITCHELL, S.E., SPEAKMAN, J.R., WAINWRIGHT, C.L. and HUNDAL, H.S. 2018. GPR55 deficiency is associated with increased adiposity and impaired insulin signaling in peripheral metabolic tissues. The FASEB journal [online], Early Online. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201800171R
    Emerging evidence indicates that G-protein coupled receptor 55 (GPR55), a nonclassic receptor of the endocannabinoid system that is activated by L-α-lysophosphatidylinositol and various cannabinoid ligands, may regulate ...
  • Addressing global ruminant agricultural challenges through understanding the rumen microbiome: past, present and future. 

    Huws, Sharon A.; Creevey, Christopher J.; Oyama, Linda B.; Mizrahi, Itzhak; Denman, Stuart E.; Popova, Milka; Muñoz-Tamayo, Rafael; Forano, Evelyne; Waters, Sinead M.; Hess, Matthias; Tapio, Ilma; Smidt, Hauke; Krizsan, Sophie J.; Yáñez-Ruiz, David R.; Belanche, Alejandro; Guan, Leluo; Gruninger, Robert J.; McAllister, Tim A.; Newbold, C. Jamie; Roehe, Rainer; Dewhurst, Richard J.; Snelling, Tim J.; Watson, Mick; Suen, Garret; Hart, Elizabeth J.; Kingston-Smith, Alison H.; Scollan, Nigel D.; do Prado, Rodolpho M.; Pilau, Eduardo J.; Mantovani, Hilario C.; Attwood, Graeme T.; Edwards, Joan E.; McEwan, Neil R.; Morrisson, Steven; Mayorga, Olga L.; Elliott, Christopher; Morgavi, Diego P. (Frontiers Media https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02161, 2018-09-25)
    HUWS, S.A., CREEVEY, C.J., OYAMA, L.B., MIZRAHI, I., DENMAN, S.E., POPOVA, M., MUÑOZ-TAMAYO, R., FORANO, E., WATERS, S.M., HESS, M., TAPIO, I., SMIDT, H., KRIZSAN, S.J., YÁÑEZ-RUIZ, D.R., BELANCHE, A., GUAN, L., GRUNINGER. R.J., MCALLISTER, T.A., NEWBOLD, C.J., ROEHE. R., DEWHURST, R.J., SNELLING, T.J., WATSON, M., SUEN, G., HART, E.H., KINGSTON-SMITH, A.H., SCOLLAN, N.D., DO PRADO, R.M., PILAU, E.J., MANTOVANI, H.C., ATTWOOD, G.T., EDWARDS, J.E., MCEWAN, N.R., MORRISSON, S., MAYORGA, O.L., ELLIOTT, C. and MORGAVI, D.P. [2018]. Addressing global ruminant agricultural challenges through understanding the rumen microbiome: past, present and future. Frontiers in microbiology [online], 9, article ID 2161. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02161
    The rumen is a complex ecosystem composed of anaerobic bacteria, protozoa, fungi, methanogenic archaea and phages. These microbes interact closely to breakdown plant material that is inedible for humans, whilst providing ...
  • Preparation of 3D spherical Ni/Al LDHs with significantly enhanced electrochemical performance as a superior cathode material for Ni/MH batteries. 

    Nie, Yajing; Li, Wei; Pan, Junqing; Senthil, Raja Arumugam; Fernandez, Carlos; Khan, Abrar; Sun, Yanzhi; Liu, Jianjun (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.09.043, 2018-09-08)
    NIE, Y., LI, W., PAN, J., SENTHIL, R.A., FERNANDEZ, C., KHAN, A., SUN, Y. and LIU, J. 2018. Preparation of 3D spherical Ni/Al LDHs with significantly enhanced electrochemical performance as a superior cathode material for Ni/MH batteries. Electrochimica acta [online], 289, pages 333-341. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.09.043
    Nickel-based hydroxides with excellent electrochemical performance have been considered as cathode materials for Ni/MH batteries. In this paper, a Ni/Al layered double hydroxides (Ni/Al LDHs) material with three-dimensional ...
  • Trigonelline prevents high cholesterol and high fat diet induced hepatic lipid accumulation and lipo-toxicity in C57BL/6J mice, via restoration of hepatic autophagy. 

    Sharma, Love; Lone, Nazir A.; Knott, Rachel M.; Hassan, Adil; Abdullah, Tasduq (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2018.09.011, 2018-09-09)
    SHARMA, L., LONE, N.A., KNOTT, R.M., HASSAN, A. and ABDULLAH, T. 2018. Trigonelline prevents high cholesterol and high fat diet induced hepatic lipid accumulation and lipo-toxicity in C57BL/6J mice, via restoration of hepatic autophagy. Food and chemical toxicology [online], 121, pages 283-286. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2018.09.011
    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is often linked with impaired hepatic autophagy. Here, we studied the alterations in hepatocellular autophagy by high cholesterol and high-fat diet (HC-HF) diet in C57BL/6J mice, ...
  • Interprofessional, student-led intervention to improve insulin prescribing to patients in an Acute Surgical Receiving Unit. 

    Tully, Vicki; Al-Salti, Suaad; Arnold, Amy; Botros, Shady; Campbell, Iona; Fane, Rachel; Rowe, Iain; Strath, Alison; Davey, Peter (BMJ http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000305, 2018-06-29)
    TULLY, V., AL-SALTI, S., ARNOLD, A., BOTROS, S., CAMPBELL, I., FANE, R., ROWE, I., STRATH, A. and DAVEY, P. 2018. Interprofessional, student-led intervention to improve insulin prescribing to patients in an Acute Surgical Receiving Unit. BMJ open quality [online], 7(2), article ID e000305. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000305
    Our aim was to test the feasibility of interprofessional, workplace-based learning about improvement through a 4-week placement for one medical and two pharmacy final year students in an Acute Surgical Receiving Unit (ASRU). ...
  • Assessment of bisphenol-A in the urban water cycle. 

    Petrie, Bruce; Lopardo, Luigi; Proctor, Kathryn; Youdan, Jane; Barden, Ruth; Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.011, 2018-09-05)
    PETRIE, B., LOPARDO, L., PROCTOR, K., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2019. Assessment of bisphenol-A in the urban water cycle. Science of the total environment [online], 650(1), pages 900-907. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.011
    The plasticizer bisphenol-A (BPA) is common to municipal wastewaters and can exert toxicity to exposed organisms in the environment. Here BPA concentration at 5 sewage treatment works (STW) and distribution throughout a ...
  • Development and validation of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the determination of nicotine and its metabolites in placenta and umbilical cord. 

    Paniagua‐González, Lucía; Jiménez-Morigosa, Cristian; Lendoiro, Elena; Concheiro, Marta; Cruz, Angelines; López‐Rivadulla, Manuel; de Castro, Ana (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.2381, 2018-03-10)
    PANIAGUA-GONZÁLEZ. L., JIMÉNEZ-MORIGOSA, C., LENDOIRO, E., CONCHEIRO, M., CRUZ, A., LÓPEZ-RIVADULLA, M. and DE CASTRO, A. 2018. Development and validation of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the determination of nicotine and its metabolites in placenta and umbilical cord. Drug testing and analysis [online], 10(8), pages 1305-1314. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.2381
    Tobacco exposure during pregnancy is associated with obstetric and fetal complications. We developed and validated a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method to determine nicotine, cotinine, and ...
  • Folate, genomic stability and colon cancer: the use of single cell gel electrophoresis in assessing the impact of folate in vitro, in vivo and in human biomonitoring. 

    Catala, Gema Nadal; Bestwick, Charles S.; Russell, Wendy R.; Tortora, Katia; Giovannelli, Lisa; Moyer, Mary Pat; Lendoiro, Elena; Duthie, Susan J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrgentox.2018.08.012, 2018-09-05)
    CATALA, G.N., BESTWICK, C.S., RUSSELL, W.R., TORTORA, K., GIOVANNELLI, L., MOYER, M.P., LENDOIRO, E. and DUTHIE, S.J. 2018. Folate, genomic stability and colon cancer: the use of single cell gel electrophoresis in assessing the impact of folate in vitro, in vivo and in human biomonitoring. Mutation research: genetic toxicology and environmental eutagenesis [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrgentox.2018.08.012
    Intake of folate (vitamin B9) is strongly inversely linked with human cancer risk, particularly colon cancer. In general, people with the highest dietary intake of folate or with high blood folate levels are at a reduced ...
  • Perspectives of practising pharmacists towards interprofessional education and collaborative practice in Qatar. 

    El-Awaisi, Alla; El-Hajj, Maguy Saffouh; Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Diack, Lesley (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0686-9, 2018-07-26)
    EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2018. Perspectives of practising pharmacists towards interprofessional education and collaborative practice in Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0686-9
    Background: Healthcare is provided by a variety of different professionals, including pharmacists who are integral members of the team, and all are expected to work collaboratively to provide quality care. Little is known ...
  • Perspectives of pharmacy students in Qatar toward interprofessional education and collaborative practice: a mixed methods study. 

    El-Awaisi, Alla; El Hajj, Maguy Saffouh; Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Diack, Lesley (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2018.1498466, 2018-07-27)
    EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2018. Perspectives of pharmacy students in Qatar toward interprofessional education and collaborative practice: a mixed methods study. Journal of interprofessional care [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2018.1498466
    In an IPE environment, students are expected to have better understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and contribution of other health care professions to enhance interprofessional working and collaboration with an end ...
  • Austrian pharmacy students' views, experiences and attitudes on an elective clinical pharmacy teaching event delivered in the English language. 

    Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Donat, Ina; Ortnet, Astrid (FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) http://pharmacyeducation.fip.org/pharmacyeducation/article/view/532, 2018-08-30)
    WEIDMANN, A.E., DONAT, I. and ORTNER, A. 2018. Austrian pharmacy students' views, experiences and attitudes on an elective clinical pharmacy teaching event delivered in the English language. Pharmacy education [online], 18(1), pages 224-230. Available from: http://pharmacyeducation.fip.org/pharmacyeducation/article/view/532/574
    Introduction: The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) recommend emphasising clinical education within a balanced pharmacy curriculum. During the summer of 2016 the University ...

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