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  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • The development of analytical methods to elucidate the chemical forms of Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in soil contaminated by sewage sludge and other effluents. 

    Park, John Scott (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1990-07)
    The contents of this thesis describes the development of an analytical method to determine the chemical speciation of heavy metals in soils contaminted by sewage sludge and distillery wastes. Chapter one serves as an ...
  • The synthesis and structural examination of 3alpha, 5-cyclo-5alpha-androstane steroids. 

    Gibb, Bruce Clark (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1992-03)
    The work described in this thesis is based on the synthesis and structural examination of several cyclosteroids. The a-aromatic steroid 3a, 5-cyclo-5c-androstan-6beta-ol- 17-one was used as a lead compound in an attempt ...
  • Enhanced microcomputer operation of X-ray diffractometers and subsequent applications. 

    Stewart, Neil Sutherland (The Robert Gordon University School of Applied Sciences, 1992-05)
    The work described within this thesis is mainly concerned with the solution and refinement of the molecular structures of a variety of novel compounds. A number of X-ray and neutron diffractometers have been utilised for ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Studies on the stability and activity of polymyxin B solutions. 

    Saohin, Wipawee (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1997-09)
    The correlation between the chemical stability and the microbiological activity of polymyxin B in phosphate buffer pH 6.0 and in proprietary eye drops was evaluated. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) was used ...
  • 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. ...
  • The behaviour of the people of NE Thailand towards medicines for self-treatment. 

    Chadbunchachai, Supatra (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1997-12)
    Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common illnesses among the people in NE Thailand which is commonly treated by self-medication. Ya-chud (several medicines together in a small plastic bag) for the treatment of ...
  • Implementing formulary recommendations in primary care: effect on patient outcomes. 

    Stewart, Derek C. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1998-02)
    This research aimed to measure the effect on health outcomes of implementing selected recommendations of the Grampian Joint Drug Formulary in primary care. Antibiotics used in the treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary ...
  • An evaluation of the use and efficacy of analgesics in the management of chronic pain in the community. 

    Read, Rhona W. (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1998-08)
    The main aims of this research were to evaluate the use and efficacy of analgesics in the management of chronic pain in the community and to investigate the role of the pharmacist in optimising health outcomes relating ...
  • Development and characterization of biodegradable microspheres containing selected antimycobacterials. 

    Bain, David F. (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1998-11)
    Prolonged therapy required to effectively treat mycobacterial infection frequently results in severe dose-limiting side-effects and drug resistance due to patient non-compliance with protracted dosage regimens. Biodegradable ...
  • 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 ...
  • Purification, detection and biological effects of cyanobacterial toxins. 

    McElhiney, Jacqueline (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1999-05)
    The aesthetic beauty of a landscape is a very subjective issue: every person has their own opinions and their own idea of what beauty is. However, all people have a common evolutionary history, and, according to the Biophilia ...
  • Investigation of mesophilic Aeromonas: response to hydrogen peroxide and role in false-positive Colilert reaction. 

    Landre, Julien B. P. (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1999-05)
    Mesophilic Aeromonas are opportunistic human pathogens which produce a wide range of virulence factors and have been isolated from both untreated and chlorinated drinking waters. The presence of these microorganisms in the ...
  • Use of stable isotopes to assess phytoremediation of soils contaminated with cadmium and zinc. 

    Ayoub, Ahmed S. (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2000-07)
    Land contaminated with heavy metals such as Cd and Zn can be remediated using a number of different approaches. Many of these strategies are very expensive (e. g. removal and disposal of the soil, covering the soil with ...
  • The application of the Kelvin probe in materials science. 

    Lagel, Bert (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2000-08)
    This thesis reports on the application of the Kelvin probe in materials science and in particular on the study of metal and semiconductor surfaces in both ambient and UHV environments. The concept of the work function φ ...
  • Digestive metabolism of glucosinolates: a novel approach using urinary markers for estimating the release of glucosinolate breakdown products in the gastro-intestinal tract of mammals. 

    Rouzaud, Gabrielle C. M. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2001-04)
    Glucosinolates have been implicated as a mediator of the cancer-protective properties of cruciferous vegetables. Enzymatic hydrolysis of glucosinolates by plant or microbial myrosinase yields a range of metabolites ...
  • 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 ...