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Lobes on Alnus glutinosa nodules contain a single major ribo-type of Frankia. (2015)
Journal Article
MCEWAN, N.R., SNELLING, T.J., COLLINS, T., GIRDWOOD, S.E., WILKINSON, T., DOUGAL, K., JONES, D.L. and GODBOLD, D.L. 2015. Lobes on Alnus glutinosa nodules contain a single major ribo-type of Frankia. Endocytobiosis and cell research [online], 26, pages 83-86. Available from: https://zs.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/jportal_jparticle_00364367

This work investigated the microbial content of nodules from alders to determine how many ribotypes of Frankia were present and which, if any, other bacteria existed within nodes from the nodules. The bacterial content of alder nodules was investigat... Read More about Lobes on Alnus glutinosa nodules contain a single major ribo-type of Frankia..

Isolation of macro-nuclear DNA from the rumen ciliate Entodinium caudatum. (2015)
Journal Article
YOUNG, K.W., THOMAS, N.A., DUVAL, S.M., NEWBOLD, J., FRIED, J., BROWN, D.S., HACKSTEIN, J.H.P., MICHALOWSKI, T. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2015. Isolation of macro-nuclear DNA from the rumen ciliate Entodinium caudatum. Endocytobiosis and cell research [online], 26, pages 50-55. Available from: https://zs.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/jportal_jparticle_00355360

A method is described which allows isolation of macronuclear DNA from the rumen ciliate Entodinium caudatum. Ciliate cells were enriched from the total microbial population in the rumen of sheep with a single ciliate species present by sedimentation... Read More about Isolation of macro-nuclear DNA from the rumen ciliate Entodinium caudatum..

Development and validation of HPLC method with fluorometric detection for quantification of bisnaphthalimidopropyldiaminooctane in animal tissues following administration in polymeric nanoparticles. (2015)
Journal Article
SEGUNDO, M.A., ABREU, V.L.R.G., OSORIO, M.V., NOGUEIRA, S., KONG THOO LIN, P., CORDEIRO-DA-SILVA, A. and LIMA, S.A.C. 2016. Development and validation of HPLC method with fluorometric detection for quantification of bisnaphthalimidopropyldiaminooctane in animal tissues following administration in polymeric nanoparticles. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis [online], 120, pages 290-296. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2015.12.033

A simple, sensitive and specific high-performance liquid chromatography method for the quantification of bisnaphthalimidopropyldiaminooctane (BNIPDaoct), a potent anti-Leishmania compound, incorporated into poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) n... Read More about Development and validation of HPLC method with fluorometric detection for quantification of bisnaphthalimidopropyldiaminooctane in animal tissues following administration in polymeric nanoparticles..

Renal and bone adverse effects of a tenofovir-based regimen in the treatment of HIV-Infected children: a systematic review. (2015)
Journal Article
OKONKWO, R.I., WEIDMANN, A.E. and EFFA, E.E. 2016. Renal and bone adverse effects of a tenofovir-based regimen in the treatment of HIV-Infected children: a systematic review. Drug safety [online], 39(3), pages 209-218. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-015-0371-z

Introduction Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-containing regimens in the treatment of HIV-infected children have safety concerns with respect to renal and bone toxicity. Objective The aim of this study was to systematically review and critically a... Read More about Renal and bone adverse effects of a tenofovir-based regimen in the treatment of HIV-Infected children: a systematic review..

Yellow card reports associated with use of natural health products in children: an exploratory analysis. (2015)
Journal Article
NDU, O., STRATH, A. and DIACK, L. 2015. Yellow card reports associated with use of natural health products in children: an exploratory analysis. European journal of integrative medicine [online], 7(6), page 693. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2015.11.013

Abstract of a presentation given at the Research council for complementary medicine 2015 conference (RCCM): demonstrating the value of integrative medicine, 10 September, London, UK.

Multi-residue analysis of 90 emerging contaminants in liquid and solid environmental matrices by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. (2015)
Journal Article
PETRIE, B., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2016. Multi-residue analysis of 90 emerging contaminants in liquid and solid environmental matrices by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of chromatography A [online], 1431, pages 64-78. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2015.12.036

Reported here in is new analytical methodology for the determination of 90 emerging contaminants (ECs)in liquid environmental matrices (crude wastewater, final effluent and river water). The application of a novel buffer, ammonium fluoride improved s... Read More about Multi-residue analysis of 90 emerging contaminants in liquid and solid environmental matrices by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry..

Controlled periodic illumination in semiconductor photocatalysis. (2015)
Journal Article
TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2015. Controlled periodic illumination in semiconductor photocatalysis. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 319-320, pages 96-106. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2015.12.002

Controlled periodic illumination is a hypothesis postulated in the early 1990s for enhancing the efficiency of semiconductor photocatalytic reactions. This technique has been proposed to improve photocatalytic efficiency by the nature of photon intro... Read More about Controlled periodic illumination in semiconductor photocatalysis..

Simultaneous cellulose conversion and hydrogen production assisted by cellulose decomposition under UV-light photcatalysis. (2015)
Journal Article
ZHANG, G., NI, C., HUANG, X., WELGARMAGE, A., LAWTON, L.A., ROBERTSON, P.K.J. and IRVINE, J.T.S. 2016. Simultaneous cellulose conversion and hydrogen production assisted by cellulose decomposition under UV-light photcatalysis. Chemical communications [online], 52, pages 1673-1676. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c5cc09075j

Photocatalytic conversion of cellulose to sugars and carbon dioxide with simultaneous production of hydrogen assisted by cellulose decomposition under UV or solar light irradiation was achieved upon immobilization of cellulose onto a TiO2 photocataly... Read More about Simultaneous cellulose conversion and hydrogen production assisted by cellulose decomposition under UV-light photcatalysis..

Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. (2015)
Thesis
AL SHEMEILI, S.K. 2015. Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

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 focused on the patient journ... Read More about Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates..

The role of ciliate protozoa in the rumen. (2015)
Journal Article
NEWBOLD, C.J., DE LA FUENTE, G. BELANCHE, A. RAMOS-MORALES, E. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2015. The role of ciliate protozoa in the rumen. Frontiers in microbiology [online], 6, Article 1313. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01313

First described in 1843, Rumen protozoa with their striking appearance were assumed to be important for the welfare of their host. However, despite contributing up to 50% of the bio-mass in the rumen, the role of protozoa in rumen microbial ecosystem... Read More about The role of ciliate protozoa in the rumen..

Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients' outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. (2015)
Journal Article
TOBAIQY, M., AL HUMAID, S., STEWART, D., ALOTAIBI, F.O., QURESHI, K.A., MACLURE, K., ALGHARIB, F., ALSMETI, A., ALSAQER, A. and ALMEMAN, A. 2015. Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients' outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Tropical journal of pharmaceutical research [online], 14(10), pages 1919-1926. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v14i10.26

Purpose: To investigate tigecycline prescription and patient outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted in three KSA government hospitals, between January, 2013 and May, 2014. The patient... Read More about Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients' outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia..

Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
TURNER, N. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2015. Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system. Presented at the 44th European symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2015), 28-30 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

Prescription for Excellence is a programme that maps the future of pharmacy in Scotland, highlighting the importance of access to clinical pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacy resources are limited and pharmaceutical care cannot be provided to all pa... Read More about Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system..

The use of theory in research. (2015)
Journal Article
STEWART, D. and KLEIN, S. 2016. The use of theory in research. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(3), pages 615-619. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0216-y

All researchers should consider the theoretical basis for their studies very early on in the planning stage. The aim of this paper is to describe and discuss how theory (a 'comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a bod... Read More about The use of theory in research..

An exploration of health professionals' experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. (2015)
Journal Article
AL SHEMEILI, S., KLEIN, S., STRATH, A., FARES, S. and STEWART, D. 2016. An exploration of health professionals' experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(1), pages 107-118. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2

Background Given the multiplicity of issues relating to medicines in the elderly, the structures and processes of medicines management should be clearly defined and described to optimise patient outcomes. There is a paucity of research which provides... Read More about An exploration of health professionals' experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi..

Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane induces DNA damage and repair instability in triple negative breast cancer cells via p21 expression. (2015)
Journal Article
BARRON, G.A., GOUA, M., KURAOKA, I., BERMANO, G., IWAI, S. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2015. Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane induces DNA damage and repair instability in triple negative breast cancer cells via p21 expression. Chemico-biological interactions [online], 242, pages 307-315. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2015.10.017

Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane (BNIPDaCHM) bisintercalates to DNA and is a potential anti-cancer therapeutic. In an attempt to elucidate the mechanism(s) underlying the potential of BNIPDaCHM; earlier work was extended to investiga... Read More about Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane induces DNA damage and repair instability in triple negative breast cancer cells via p21 expression..

Self-reported digital literacy of the pharmacy workforce in North East Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2015. Self-reported digital literacy of the pharmacy workforce in North East Scotland. Pharmacy [online], 3(4), pages 182-196. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy3040182

In their day-to-day practice, pharmacists, graduate (pre-registration) pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensing assistants and medicines counter assistants use widely available office, retail and management information systems alongside dedicate... Read More about Self-reported digital literacy of the pharmacy workforce in North East Scotland..

Weight loss for women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome following a very low-calorie diet in a community-based setting with trained facilitators for 12 weeks. (2015)
Journal Article
NIKOKAVOURA, E.A., JOHNSTON, K.L., BROOM, J., WRIEDEN.W.L. and ROLLAND, C. 2015. Weight loss for women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome following a very low-calorie diet in a community-based setting with trained facilitators for 12 weeks. Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity: targets and therapy [online], 8, pages 495-503. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S85134

Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects between 2% and 26% of reproductive-age women in the UK, and accounts for up to 75% of anovulatory infertility. The major symptoms include ovarian disruption, hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, a... Read More about Weight loss for women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome following a very low-calorie diet in a community-based setting with trained facilitators for 12 weeks..

A qualitative study of UK pharmacy pre-registration graduates' views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing. (2015)
Journal Article
MCINTOSH, T. and STEWART, D. 2016. A qualitative study of UK pharmacy pre-registration graduates' views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 24(2), pages 139-141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12222

Background: Pre-registration pharmacy graduates are a key group in relation to developing and implementing innovations in practice. Objective: To explore the views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing of UK pre-registration pharmacy graduates. M... Read More about A qualitative study of UK pharmacy pre-registration graduates' views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing..

Standardised quality assessment criteria and output evaluation plans for all WPs. (2015)
Report
STEWART, D., MACLURE, K., WIESE, B. and JUNIUS-WALKER, U. 2015. Standardised quality assessment criteria and output evaluation plans for all WPs. Edinburgh: SIMPATHY [online], Deliverable 3.1. Available from: http://www.simpathy.eu/

Objectives: - The objectives relating to this deliverable are: 1) To develop communications channels between WP3 and WP leads. 2) To develop an internal reporting system for WP tasks, activities, progress with milestones and deliverables, and high qu... Read More about Standardised quality assessment criteria and output evaluation plans for all WPs..

An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., ADDISON, B., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland. Presented at the 2015 Royal Pharmaceutical Society annual conference (RPS2015), 13-14 September 2015, Birmingham, UK.

Scotland's eHealth strategy promotes the use of information technology to 'improve communications across the healthcare team', which aligns with the quality strategy in placing the 'focus on outcomes and real benefits delivered rather than technologi... Read More about An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland..