Recent Submissions

  • User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. 

    Ndu, Okechukwu (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-06-01)
    NDU, O.O. 2015. User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In the light of the current patient-centred approach to healthcare delivery, this research investigated the effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) from the users' perspective ...
  • An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments. 

    Smith, Laurie McKenzie (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2018-03-01)
    SMITH, L.M. 2018. An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The contamination of sterile pharmaceutical products is a serious event which has in the worst case scenario led to patient death. Operators are the primary source of clean room contamination, with the majority of their ...
  • Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. 

    Robertson-Gray, Olivia Jane (Robert Gordon University Health and social care (Pharmacy and life sciences), 2017-12-01)
    ROBERTSON-GRAY, O.J. 2017. Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Atherosclerosis is a multifactorial, chronic inflammatory condition characterised by endothelial dysfunction, hyperlipidaemia and the accumulation of fatty deposits within the tunica intima of medium-to-large sized muscular ...
  • Knowledge driven approaches to e-learning recommendation. 

    Mbipom, Blessing (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2018-05-01)
    MBIPOM, B. 2018. Knowledge driven approaches to e-learning recommendation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Learners often have difficulty finding and retrieving relevant learning materials to support their learning goals because of two main challenges. The vocabulary learners use to describe their goals is different from that ...
  • Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies. 

    Kopsida, Maria (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2018-03-01)
    KOPSIDA, M. 2018. Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women, with incidence rates approaching 1.38 million cases per year worldwide. Over the last few decades, there have been numerous attempts to develop, synthesise and ...
  • Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. 

    Hair, Steven C. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2018-03-01)
    HAIR, S.C. 2018. Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Obesity has reached worldwide epidemic proportions and with this increased incidence of obesity, comes an increase in incidence of the comorbidities associated with obesity such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). ...
  • An investigation of genetic polymorphism in association with Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. 

    Bhatta, Prabhakar (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2018-05-01)
    BHATTA, P. 2018. An investigation of genetic polymorphism in association with Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are the metabolic disorders which constitute a major public health problem in both developed and developing countries. Various studies have suggested the genetic susceptibility to the ...
  • The destruction of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by semiconductor photocatalysis. 

    Cornish, Benjamin J. P. A. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2000-02-01)
    CORNISH, B.J.P.A. 2000. The destruction of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by semiconductor photocatalysis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In fresh waters where cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) flourish, dense growths known as blooms occur. Such blooms present a threat to human and animal health as many of these cyanobacteria produce toxins. One such group ...
  • Social and cognitive influences on prescribing decisions among non-medical prescribers. 

    McIntosh, Trudi (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-09-01)
    MCINTOSH, T. 2017. Social and cognitive influences on prescribing decisions among non-medical prescribers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Non-medical prescribers make an increasing contribution to healthcare across the UK yet little is known about influences on their prescribing decision-making. The aim of this programme of research was to explore and describe ...
  • The design, synthesis and evaluation of selective, non invasive imaging agents for atherosclerotic plaque. 

    Jesudoss, Jesintha Rose (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-09-01)
    JESUDOSS, J.R. 2017. The design, synthesis and evaluation of selective, non invasive imaging agents for atherosclerotic plaque. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.
    The aim of this research study was the synthesis of an imaging agent, which could be used to non-invasively image atherosclerotic plaques via MRI. In order to achieve this, a library of peptide substrates designed to be ...
  • Pharmacist input into patients' self-reporting of adverse drug reactions. 

    Jarernsiripornkul, Narumol (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy, 1999-10-31)
    JARERNSIRIPORNKUL, N. 1999. Pharmacist input into patients' self-reporting of adverse drug reactions. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are common and should be reported to the CSM, particularly for newly marketed drugs. There is under-reporting of ADRs by doctors. Involving the patient in self-reporting, particularly when ...
  • The effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms and metabolic substrates on the cellular distribution of mammalian BK channels. 

    Adeyileka-Tracz, Bernadette Ayokunumi (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-09-01)
    ADEYILEKA-TRACZ, B.A. 2017. The effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms and metabolic substrates on the cellular distribution of mammalian BK channels. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Humans are approximately 99% similar with inter-individual differences caused in part by single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which poses a challenge for the effective treatment of disease. Bioinformatics resources can ...
  • Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland. 

    Hogan-Murphy, Diana (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-10-01)
    HOGAN-MURPHY, D. 2017. Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Limited data exist on the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for medicines management in hospitals. Whilst numerous studies advocate system use in improved patient safety and efficiency within the ...
  • Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis. 

    Waack, Julia (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-06-01)
    WAACK, J. 2017. Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Cyanobacteria produce a variety of secondary metabolites which possess amongst others antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Being primary producers they are also a vital component within the food web. However, ...
  • Hypoxia-induced responses of porcine pulmonary veins. 

    Arnold, Amy (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-01-01)
    ARNOLD, A. 2017. Hypoxia-induced responses of porcine pulmonary veins. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The pulmonary vein (PV) constricts to hypoxia however little is known about the underlying mechanisms. Hypoxic PV constriction is proposed to recruit upstream capillary beds and optimise gas exchange in healthy humans and ...
  • Pharmacy’s perspectives of interprofessional education and collaborative practice: an investigative study in Qatar and the Middle East 

    El-Awaisi, Alla (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2017-05-01)
    EL-AWAISI, A. 2017. Pharmacy’s perspectives of interprofessional education and collaborative practice: an investigative study in Qatar and the Middle East. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The need to incorporate interprofessional education (IPE) as part of any healthcare profession curricula is growing in an approach to prepare a collaborative practice-ready workforce. Pharmacy students should be equipped ...
  • Interactions of platinum compounds with heterocyclic bases. 

    Taylor, Lynne M. (Robert Gordon University School of Chemistry, 1990-06-01)
    TAYLOR, L.M. 1990. Interactions of platinum compounds with heterocyclic bases. Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    It is generally accepted that platinum antitumoar drugs bind, preferentially, to Guanine N7 in DNA. Thus the kinetics of formation and the energetics of dissociation of platinum-nitrogen bonding have been investigated, ...
  • Isotopic studies of selenium in environmental samples. 

    MacLeod, Fiona (Robert Gordon University School of Applied Sciences, 1997-03-01)
    MACLEOD, F. 1997. Isotopic studies of selenium in environmental samples. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Selenium has aroused much interest in the last decade. It is an essential trace element for man and animals and has been found to be the cofactor in two enzyme systems. The first, glutathionine peroxidase, acts as an ...
  • Cytotoxic compounds from the genus Centaurea. 

    Shoeb, Mohammad (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy, 2005-12-01)
    SHOEB, M. 2005. Cytotoxic compounds from the genus Centaurea. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis, which is divided into four chapters, represents an account on the isolation, identification and the assessment of bioactivity of cytotoxic compounds from the genus Centaurea (Family: Asteraceae alto Compositae), ...
  • A stability study of dithranol in solution, formulations and in normal and psoriatic skin. 

    Lubwika, Paul (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy, 1994-10-01)
    LUBWIKA, P. 1994. A stability study of dithranol in solution, formulations and in normal and psoriatic skin. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    For more than 100 years dithranol has been successfully used for the treatment of psoriasis . It is still not fully understood, however, how it exerts its antipsoriatic effect. From the information available to date it is ...

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