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Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery – part b: a review of modelling approach to flow in porous media. (2019)
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AFOLABI, R.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., OFFICER, S. and UGWU, J.O. 2019. Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery – part b: a review of modelling approach to flow in porous media. Journal of molecular liquids [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.111495

Polymer flow in porous media represents an entirely different scenario compared to bulk flow analysis using viscometers. This is due to the geometry and configuration of the medium which is made up of converging-diverging flow paths. In this article,... Read More

Raman spectroscopy vs voltammetry: a voltammetric approach to elucidate different chemicals in a range of pharmaceutical tablets. (2019)
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ALECRIM, M.F., MACÊDO, I.Y.L., RODRIGUES, E.B., MORENO, E.K.G., GHEDINI, P.C., FERNANDEZ, C., DOS SANTOS, W.T.P. and GIL, E.S. 2019. Raman spectroscopy vs voltammetry: a voltammetric approach to elucidate different chemicals in a range of pharmaceutical tablets. Journal of the Electrochemical Society [online], 166(12), pages H580-H586. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1149/2.1331912jes

Over the years, Electroanalysis has been widely applied to elucidate redox behavior of novel molecules. The selectivity and low cost are spotlight features in pharmacopeial methods of identification, that can be reached by voltammetric approaches. In... Read More

Understanding marine food web dynamics using fatty acid signatures and stable isotope ratios: improving contaminant impacts assessments across trophic levels. (2019)
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MADGETT, A.S., YATES, K., WEBSTER, L., MCKENZIE, C. and MOFFAT, C.F. 2019. Understanding marine food web dynamics using fatty acid signatures and stable isotope ratios: improving contaminant impacts assessments across trophic levels. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106327

Scotland's marine food webs support a diversity of species and habitats. They contribute to maintaining the balance of the natural environment. Previous studies show that these ecosystems are contaminated by persistent organic pollutants and trace me... Read More

Pharmacy academics’ perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study. (2019)
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EL-AWAISI, A., JOSEPH, S., EL HAJJ, M.S. and DIACK, L. 2019. Pharmacy academics' perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study. BMC medical education [online], 19, article ID 278. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1689-5

Background: The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of faculty members and academic administrators, at Qatar University College of Pharmacy, towards interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice by identifying enablers, b... Read More

Evaluation of the interactions between oilfield chemicals and reservoir rocks. (2019)
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WUYEP, E.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., YATES, K. and AKISANYA, A.R. 2019. Evaluation of interactions between oilfield chemicals and reservoir rocks. Natural resources research [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-019-09523-3

Sand failure and production occurs when the formation stress exceeds the strength of the formation which is derived majorly from the natural material that cements the sand grain and cohesive forces. This study investigates the effects of scale inhibi... Read More

Daphnia magna exudates impact physiological and metabolic changes in microcystis aeruginosa. (2019)
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BOJADZIJA SAVIC, G., EDWARDS, C., BRIAND, E., LAWTON, L., WIEGAND, C. and BORMANS, M. 2019. Daphnia magna exudates impact physiological and metabolic changes in microcystis aeruginosa. Toxins [online], 11(7), article number 421. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins11070421

While the intracellular function of many toxic and bioactive cyanobacterial metabolites is not yet known, microcystins have been suggested to have a protective role in the cyanobacterial metabolism, giving advantage to toxic over nontoxic strains und... Read More

Prescribers’ views and experiences of using direct acting oral anticoagulants in the management of non‐valvular atrial fibrillation: a survey in remote and rural Scotland. (2019)
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GENERALOVA, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., LESLIE, S.J., RUSHWORTH, G., MCIVER, L. and STEWART, D. 2019. Prescribers’ views and experiences of using direct acting oral anticoagulants in the management of non‐valvular atrial fibrillation: a survey in remote and rural Scotland. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], Accepted Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14069

A recent systematic review highlighted the lack of robust studies on prescribers' perspectives of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim was to determine prescribers' views and experiences of pres... Read More

Açaí (Euterpe oleracea Martius) supplementation in the diet during gestation and lactation attenuates liver steatosis in dams and protects offspring. (2019)
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BARBOSA, P.O., DE SOUZA, M.O., PAIVA, D.P.D., SILVA, M.E., LIMA, W.G., BERMANO, G. and FREITAS, R.N. 2019. Açaí (Euterpe oleracea Martius) supplementation in the diet during gestation and lactation attenuates liver steatosis in dams and protects offspring. European journal of nutrition [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-019-02040-2

Purpose: Maternal high-fat diet affects offspring and can induce metabolic disorders such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). New therapeutic strategies are being investigated as way to prevent or attenuate this condition. The objective of... Read More

A Co-Doped MnO2 catalyst for Li-CO2 batteries with low overpotential and ultrahigh cyclability. (2019)
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GE, B., SUN, Y., GUO, J., YAN, X., FERNANDEZ, C. and PENG, Q. 2019. A Co-Doped MnO2 catalyst for Li-CO2 batteries with low overpotential and ultrahigh cyclability. Small [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201902220

Li-CO2 batteries can not only capture CO2 to solve the greenhouse effect but also serve as next-generation energy storage devices on the merits of economical, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable aspects. However, these batteries are suffering f... Read More

Patients’ lived experiences with antineoplastic medicines for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. (2019)
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BRINCAT, A., BONANNO, P.V., STEWART, D. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2019. Patients’ lived experiences with antineoplastic medicines for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.06.020

Background: Antineoplastic medicines affect the patients’ physical and psychosocial well-being posing challenges for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. However, little is known about the patients’ lived experience with medicines (PLE... Read More

Key stakeholders’ views on the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing: a qualitative investigation. (2019)
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JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., AWAISU, A., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2019. Key stakeholders’ views on the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing: a qualitative investigation. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.06.009

Background: An accumulation of international evidence demonstrates that pharmacist prescribing is effective, safe and well-accepted. While there is potential for such development in the Middle East, the majority of published studies are largely repor... Read More

Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery – part a: a review on the effects of some key reservoir conditions. (2019)
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AFOLABI, R.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., OFFICER, S. and UGWU, J.O. 2019. Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery – part a: a review on the effects of some key reservoir conditions. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 180, pages 681-698. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.06.016

Research advancement in polymer flooding for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) has been growing over the last decade. This growth can be tied to increased funding towards the development of superior polymers such as hydrophobically associating polymers whe... Read More

Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low density polyethylene nanocomposites. (2019)
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SIDDIQUE, S., SMITH, G.D., YATES, K., MISHRA, A.K., MATTHEWS, K., CSETENYI, L.J. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low-density polyethylene nanocomposites. Journal of polymer research [online], 26, article ID 154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10965-019-1802-9

In this study, a novel reclaimed clay nanofiller used to manufacture low-density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMFs) nanocomposites by a melt compounding process. The mechanical testing samples were manufactured using injection mouldin... Read More

Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. (2019)
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THOMAS, B., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., MCLAY, J., EL KASSEM, W., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2019. Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-019-02689-y

Purpose - The aim was to critically appraise, synthesise and present the evidence of medication errors amongst hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries, specifically prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. Methods - CINAHL, Em... Read More

l‐α‐Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) aggravates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury via a GPR55/ROCK‐dependent pathway. (2019)
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ROBERTSON-GRAY, O.J., WALSH, S.K., RYBERG, E., JÖNSSON-RYLANDER, A.-C., LIPINA, C. and WAINWRIGHT, C.L. 2019. l‐α‐Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) aggravates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury via a GPR55/ROCK‐dependent pathway. Pharmacology research and perspectives [online], 7(3), article ID e00487. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/prp2.487

The phospholipid l-α-lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI), an endogenous ligand for GPR55, is elevated in patients with acute coronary syndrome, and a GPR55 antagonist cannabidiol (CBD) reduces experimental ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. While LPI acti... Read More

A novel adaptive state of charge estimation method of full life cycling lithium‐ion batteries based on the multiple parameter optimization. (2019)
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CAO, W., WANG, S.-L., FERNANDEZ, C., ZOU, C.-Y., YU, C.-M. and LI, X.-X. 2019. A novel adaptive state of charge estimation method of full life cycling lithium‐ion batteries based on the multiple parameter optimization. Energy science and engineering [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ese3.362

The state of charge (SoC) estimation is the safety management basis of the packing lithium-ion batteries (LIB), and there is no effective solution yet. An improved splice equivalent modeling method is proposed to describe its working characteristics... Read More

A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders. (2019)
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ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders. International journal of medical informatics [online], 128, pages 7-17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.05.007

Background: eHealth is defined as “the use of information and communication technology for health”. Adoption and acceptance are key concepts to measure the level of eHealth impact. The aim of this systematic review was to critically appraise, synthes... Read More

The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing. (2019)
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CHIKERE, C.O., FAISAL, N.H., KONG THOO LIN, P. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2019. The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing. Journal of solid state electrochemistry [online], 23(6), pages 1795-1809. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-019-04267-9

For the first time, the synergistic effect of graphene oxide nanocolloids (nano-GO) and silicon dioxide (silica) nanoparticles (SiO2-nanoparicles) has been used to modify a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) for the determination of gallic acid (GA). The... Read More

Forensic stable isotope signatures: comparing, geo‐locating, detecting linkage. (2019)
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MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. 2019. Forensic stable isotope signatures: comparing, geo-locating, detecting linkage. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews: forensic science [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/wfs2.1339

Stable isotope signatures or profiles of physical evidence such as illicit drugs,explosives or human tissue provide information on source, origin, even sample his-tory not obtainable by traditionally applied analytical techniques of forensic chemistr... Read More

Spatial variability of 2H and 18O composition of meteoric freshwater lakes in Scotland. (2019)
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HOOGEWERFF, J., KEMP, H.F., LENG, M.J. and MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. 2019. Spatial variability of 2H and 18O composition of meteoric freshwater lakes in Scotland. Isotopes in environmental and health studies [online], 55(3), pages 237-253. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2019.1609958

Coastal regions, and in particular islands where precipitation from clouds formed out at sea occurs for the first time, are prime candidates for regions where 2H and 18O composition of precipitation will deviate significantly from the global mean geo... Read More