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Antimicrobial stewardship programme implementation in the UAE: perspectives of key stakeholders using consolidated framework for implementation research. (2023)
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HASHAD, N., STEWART, D., PERUMAL, D., ABDULRAZZAQ, N. and TONNA, A.P. [2023]. Antimicrobial stewardship programme implementation in the UAE: perspectives of key stakeholders using consolidated framework for implementation research. Journal of hospital infection [online], 137, pages 69-76. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2023.05.003

While a plethora of studies report antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASP) implementation, these are limited by a lack of theoretical underpinning. This may lead to missing key factors that are likely to influence the successful or unsuccessful imp... Read More about Antimicrobial stewardship programme implementation in the UAE: perspectives of key stakeholders using consolidated framework for implementation research..

Implementation frameworks for polypharmacy management within healthcare organisations: a scoping review. (2023)
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AL BULUSHI, S., MCINTOSH, T., GRANT, A., STEWART, D. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2023. Implementation frameworks for polypharmacy management within healthcare organisations: a scoping review. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 15(2), pages 342-354. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-023-01534-8

Several guidelines support polypharmacy management in individual patients. More organisational-level focus is needed on the use of implementation frameworks. The aim of this scoping review was to characterise the peer-reviewed literature on implement... Read More about Implementation frameworks for polypharmacy management within healthcare organisations: a scoping review..

Investigating clinicians’ determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework. (2022)
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TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ZIGLAM, H., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., DIAB, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2022. Investigating clinicians' determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework. Journal of hospital infection [online], 122, pages 72-83. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2022.01.007

Aim: To identify and quantify potential determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour, using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Methods: A cross-sectional survey involving doctors (∼4000) and pharmacists (∼400) working within Hamad Medica... Read More about Investigating clinicians’ determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework..

Patients’ experiences of medicines on initiation of antineoplastic agents for the treatment of colorectal cancer: a qualitative study. (2021)
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BRINCAT, A., VELLA BONANNO, P., STEWART, D. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2021. Patients' experiences of medicines on initiation of antineoplastic agents for the treatment of colorectal cancer: a qualitative study. BMJ open [online], 11(12), article e047749. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047749

Objective To explore the patients' experiences on initiation of treatment with antineoplastic medicines for colorectal cancer. Design A qualitative study using semistructured, face-to-face interviews based on the adapted patients' lived experience wi... Read More about Patients’ experiences of medicines on initiation of antineoplastic agents for the treatment of colorectal cancer: a qualitative study..

The incidence and determinants of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study 24-months post-migration. (2021)
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AL-ADAWI, R.M., PRABHU, K.S., STEWART, D., RYAN, C., ABDELAZIZ, H., ELEDRISI, M., IBRAHIM, M.I.M., UDDIN, S. and TONNA, A.P. 2022. The incidence and determinants of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study 24-months post-migration. Journal of clinical medicine [online], 11(1), article 34. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11010034

While there is some evidence that migration to Western countries increases metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk, there is a lack of data pertaining to migration to the Middle East. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between migration and MetS... Read More about The incidence and determinants of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study 24-months post-migration..

Staff and student experiences and attitudes towards smoking and smoking cessation, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (2021)
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TOBAIQY, M., THOMAS, D., MACLURE, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2022. Staff and student experiences and attitudes towards smoking and smoking cessation, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Tobacco prevention and cessation [online], 7(December), article 73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18332/tpc/144178

Introduction: Tobacco smoking causes an estimated 7 million deaths per annum with 70 thousand of those occurring in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) where the National Transformation Program highlights the need to prioritize smoking cessation. The o... Read More about Staff and student experiences and attitudes towards smoking and smoking cessation, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia..

Thrombotic adverse events reported for Moderna, Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines: comparison of occurrence and clinical outcomes in the EudraVigilance database. (2021)
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TOBAIQY, M., MACLURE, A., ELKOUT, H. and MACLURE, K. 2021. Thrombotic adverse events reported for Moderna, Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines: comparison of occurrence and clinical outcomes in the EudraVigilance database. Vaccines [online], 9(11), article 1326. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9111326

Vaccination against COVID-19 is the cornerstone of controlling and mitigating the ongoing pandemic. Thrombotic adverse events linked to Moderna, Pfizer and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine have been documented and described as extremely rare. While the... Read More about Thrombotic adverse events reported for Moderna, Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines: comparison of occurrence and clinical outcomes in the EudraVigilance database..

Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK prescribing assessment. (2021)
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POWER, A., STEWART, D., CRAIG, G., BOYTER, A., REID, F., STEWART, F., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MAXWELL, S. 2022. Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK prescribing assessment. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 44(1), pages 100-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-021-01317-z

Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK Prescribing Assessment': room for improvement and need for curricular change Background Increasingly the global policy direction is for patient-facing pharmacist prescribers. The 'UK Prescri... Read More about Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK prescribing assessment..

Public perceptions and experiences of the minor ailment service in community pharmacy in Scotland. (2021)
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BOAG, L., MACLURE, K., BOYTER, A., CUNNINGHAM, S., AKRAM, G., MCQUILLAN, H. and STEWART, D. 2021. Public perceptions and experiences of the minor ailment service in community pharmacy in Scotland. Pharmacy practice [online], 19(1), article 2152. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/pharmpract.2021.1.2152

The Minor Ailment Service (MAS) in Scottish community pharmacy allows eligible people to gain improved access to care by providing free treatment for self-limiting conditions. To determine the perceptions and experiences of individuals using MAS and... Read More about Public perceptions and experiences of the minor ailment service in community pharmacy in Scotland..

Incidence of co-trimoxazole-induced hyperkalemia in a tertiary care hospital. (2021)
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AL ADAWI, R.M., ALBU-MAHMOOD, Z., ABDELGELIL, M., ABDELAZIZ, H., STEWART, D. and AWAISU, A. 2021. Incidence of co-trimoxazole-induced hyperkalemia in a tertiary care hospital. Risk management and healthcare policy [online], 14, pages 519-525. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/RMHP.S283471

Co-trimoxazole is a broad-spectrum antibiotic associated with hyperkalemia. To determine the incidence of hyperkalemia and its risk factors in patients receiving co-trimoxazole. A retrospective observational study involving all patients who received... Read More about Incidence of co-trimoxazole-induced hyperkalemia in a tertiary care hospital..

Clinical benefits and costs of an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service. (2021)
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BUGEJA, S.J., STEWART, D. and VOSPER, H. 2021. Clinical benefits and costs of an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 17(10), pages 1758-1763. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2021.01.009

Background: The enrolment of patients to an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) service can be a means of mitigating financial burdens related to the provision of care and optimisation of hospital bed management. Objective: This study... Read More about Clinical benefits and costs of an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service..

Health-related stakeholders' perceptions of clinical pharmacy services in Qatar. (2020)
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JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2021. Health-related stakeholders' perceptions of clinical pharmacy services in Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 43(1), pages 107-117. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01114-0

Background: In Qatar, the National Vision 2030 and the National Health Strategy 2018-2022 articulate the need to improve healthcare delivery by better utilisation of the skilled workforce. In this regard, pharmacy practice is rapidly advancing and se... Read More about Health-related stakeholders' perceptions of clinical pharmacy services in Qatar..

Mapping hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes in the Gulf Cooperation Council states against international standards: a systematic review. (2020)
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HASHAD, N., PERUMAL, D., STEWART, D. and TONNA, A. 2020. Mapping hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs in the Gulf Cooperation Council states against international standards: a systematic review. Journal of hospital infection [online], 106(3), pages 404-418. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.09.004

Background: While there is evidence of implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASP) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States, there has been limited benchmarking and mapping to international standards and frameworks. Aim: To criti... Read More about Mapping hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes in the Gulf Cooperation Council states against international standards: a systematic review..

Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study. (2020)
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TONNA, A.P., WEIDMANN, A.E., SNEDDON, J. and STEWART, D. 2020. Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 42(5), pages 1261-1269. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01042-z

Background: It has been acknowledged and recognised internationally that the community pharmacy team has a major role to play in antimicrobial stewardship programmes, particularly regarding patient engagement. However, there is a paucity of published... Read More about Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study..

Investigating the incidence, nature, severity and potential causality of medication errors in hospital settings in Qatar. (2020)
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THOMAS, B., PALLIVALAPILA, A., EL KASSEM, W., AL HAIL, M., PAUDYAL, V., MCLAY, J., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2021. Investigating the incidence, nature, severity and potential causality of medication errors in hospital settings in Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 43(1), pages 77-84. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01108-y

Background: Medication errors are a major public health concern that negatively impact patient safety and health outcomes. Effective and efficient medication error reporting systems and practices are imperative in reducing error incidence and severit... Read More about Investigating the incidence, nature, severity and potential causality of medication errors in hospital settings in Qatar..

A systematic review of pharmacist input to metabolic syndrome screening, management and prevention. (2020)
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AL ADAWI, R.M., STEWART, D., RYAN, C. and TONNA, A. 2020. A systematic review of pharmacist input to metabolic syndrome screening, management and prevention. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 42(4), pages 995-1015. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01084-3

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of factors that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and include: diabetes and prediabetes, abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and high blood-pressure. However, t... Read More about A systematic review of pharmacist input to metabolic syndrome screening, management and prevention..

Prescribers’ perceptions of benefits and limitations of direct acting oral anticoagulants in non-valvular atrial fibrillation. (2020)
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GENERALOVA, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., LESLIE, S.J., RUSHWORTH, G.F., MCIVER, L. and STEWART, D. 2020. Prescribers' perceptions of benefits and limitations of direct acting oral anticoagulants in non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Pharmacy practice [online], 18(2), article ID 1936. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2020.2.1936

Background: There is an acknowledged lack of robust and rigorous research focusing on the perspectives of those prescribing direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Objective: The objective was to describe... Read More about Prescribers’ perceptions of benefits and limitations of direct acting oral anticoagulants in non-valvular atrial fibrillation..

A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviors and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for patients with chronic kidney disease. (2020)
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ALRAIISI, F., STEWART, D., ASHLEY, C., FAHMY, M., ALNAAMANI, H. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2021. A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviors and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for patients with chronic kidney disease. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 17(3), pages 560-571. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2020.05.005

The literature shows a lack of evidence on pharmacists contributing to chronic kidney disease services. The aim was to determine pharmacists’ behaviors and experiences and perceptions of barriers and facilitators to implementation of models of care.... Read More about A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviors and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for patients with chronic kidney disease..

Views and experiences of decisionā€makers on organisational safety culture and medication errors. (2020)
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STEWART, D., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., DIJKSTRA, A., WILBUR, K., WILBY, K., AWAISU, A., MCLAY, J.S., THOMAS, B., RYAN, C., EL KASSEM, W., SINGH, R. and AL HAIL, M.S.H. 2020. Views and experiences of decision-makers on organisational safety culture and medication errors. International journal of clinical practice [online], 74(9), article ID e13560. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13560

Background: In 2017, the World Health Organization published 'Medication Without Harm, WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge,' to reduce patient harm caused by unsafe medication use practices. While the five objectives emphasise the need to create a fr... Read More about Views and experiences of decisionā€makers on organisational safety culture and medication errors..

The use of theory in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2020)
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TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ZIGLAM, H., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., DIAB, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2020. The use of theory in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy [online], 75(9), pages 2394-2410. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkaa154

Objectives: This systematic review (SR) reviews the evidence on use of theory in developing and evaluating behaviour change interventions (BCIs) to improve clinicians antimicrobial prescribing (AP). Methods: The SR protocol was registered with PROSPE... Read More about The use of theory in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..