Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Preparation of novel modified-release dosage forms of diclofenac sodium and ibuprofen. 

    Sujja-Areevath, Jomjai (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy, 1997-10-01)
    SUJJA-AREEVATH, J. 1997. Preparation of novel modified-release dosage forms of diclofenac sodium and ibuprofen. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Mini-matrix multiple unit dosage forms (MUDFs) of diclofenac sodium and S(+) ibuprofen have been prepared. Normal tabletting techniques were used to form the mini-matrices prior to their enclosure in hard gelatin capsules. ...
  • Fermentation of resistant starch: implications for colonic health in the monogastric animal. 

    Reid, Carol-Ann (Robert Gordon University School of Food and Consumer Studies, 1999-04-01)
    REID, C.-A. 1999. Fermentation of resistant starch: implications for colonic health in the monogastric animal. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Retrograded starches are commonly found in foods due to the production and/or processing conditions they have received prior to consumption. These resistant starches escape digestion in the small intestine and are fermented ...
  • The provision of health care in remote hostile environments. 

    Brebner, John Alexander (Robert Gordon University Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, 1990-02-01)
    BREBNER, J.A. 1990. The provision of health care in remote hostile environments. Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    The health care of those who work in remote places associated with hostile environments is reviewed, concentrating on the offshore oil industry and Antarctic populations. An understanding of associated environmental hazards ...
  • Characterisation of cysteamine prodrugs for the treatment of cystinosis and evaluation of liquid fill technology. 

    McCormick, John James (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2016-05)
    MCCORMICK, J.J. 2016. Characterisation of cysteamine prodrugs for the treatment of cystinosis and evaluation of liquid fill technology. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Cystinosis is a rare, autosomal, recessive disease characterised by raised levels of the amino acid cystine in the cells of most organs in the body which can cause organ damage. The treatment involves the oral administration ...
  • Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social care, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2016-09-01)
    GIBSON SMITH, K.L. 2016. Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The oil and gas industry is a vital contributor to the global economy and a key source of employment within oil-producing countries. Oil production is largely dependent on a skilled population who are adept in coping with ...
  • A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Alqubaisi, Mai (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2016-11-01)
    ALQUBAISI, M.M. 2016. A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of medication error reporting is key to enhancing patient safety. The aim of this research was to explore medication error reporting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), examining ...
  • Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans. 

    Kreitz, Johanna (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social care, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2016-07-01)
    KREITZ, J. 2016. Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.
    Bacterial bioremediation has been proposed as an efficient, low cost and ecologically safe method to clean vital water reservoirs from cyanobacterial peptide toxins microcystins (MCs). In previous work carried out in 2008 ...
  • Assessing pharmacist's intervention in supporting the management of Type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting. 

    Soorapan, Suchada (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2002-07-01)
    SOORAPAN, S. 2002. Assessing pharmacist's intervention in supporting the management of Type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that is associated with substantial morbidity, mortality, and health care cost. All patients with diabetes require a high level of clinical care to prevent the development ...
  • An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. 

    Arif Abdul Rahman, Thaslim (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2016-04)
    ARIF ABDUL RAHMAN, T. 2016. An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Cyanobacteria are one of the oldest forms of photosynthetic life and may have contributed significantly to the evolution of oxygen into the then anoxic environment. Cyanobacteria are also one of the best sources of natural ...
  • Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2016-01)
    MILLS, P.R. 2016. Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis.
    Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration (HEPMA) system implementation is advocated by national e-health strategies to produce patient safety benefits. No previous study has evaluated HEPMA implementation ...
  • Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes. 

    Al Ali, Fatima Mohamed (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2016-01)
    AL ALI, F.M. 2016. Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common metabolic disease worldwide. This condition accounts for the majority of renal failure and blindness in adult’s aged between 20 to 74 years of age. After 20 years, some of type 1 ...
  • Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-11)
    Given the complexity of medicines use in elderly patients, structures and processes of medicines management are key to deriving best outcomes. This research was conducted in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ...
  • Investigation of hypoxia and hyperglycaemia mediated DNA damage in human endothelial cells. 

    Weidmann, Anita Elaine (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2008-03)
    Chronic complications of diabetes mellitus are a pathological consequence of unregulated levels of blood glucose leading to disorders of the vascular system. When investigating the vascular complications the changes in ...

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