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Illiteracy among caregivers: implications for children's educational and social development. (2017)
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MAKUNGA, B., SCHENCK, C.J., ROMAN, N.V. and SPOLANDER, G. 2017. Illiteracy among caregivers: implications for children's educational and social development. Southern African journal of social work and social development [online], 29(3), article 2577. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/2577

The ability of primary caregivers to provide a healthy, nurturing and stimulating environment for their children is essential for children’s educational advancement and emotional development. However, caregivers who live in the rural areas in South A... Read More about Illiteracy among caregivers: implications for children's educational and social development..

Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé. (2017)
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MEZERDI, T., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. √Čvaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' √† simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleill√©. = [Evaluation of the luminous and thermal comfort in a 'transparent' office space with single and double-glazing under a sunny clear sky]. Journal of applied engineering science and technology [online], 3(2), pages 97-103. Available from: http://revues.univ-biskra.dz/index.php/jaest/article/view/3862

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the light and thermal comfort in a 'transparent' office. This last term designates a working space whose outer wall is entirely glazed by a simple transparent glazing in a first case, and a transparent... Read More about Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé..

Responding to homegrown terrorism: the case of Boko Haram. (2017)
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EZEANI, E.C. 2017. Responding to homegrown terrorism: the case of Boko Haram. Annual survey of international and comparative law [online], 22(1), article number 5. Available from: https://digitalcommons.law.ggu.edu/annlsurvey/vol22/iss1/5

If terrorism as it is known from history is changing, should the response to it change as well? This paper reflects on the rise and activities of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria and the hesitation of domestic, regional and international efforts in ste... Read More about Responding to homegrown terrorism: the case of Boko Haram..

Development and single-laboratory validation of a UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in natural water, cyanobacteria, shellfish and algal supplement tablet powders. (2017)
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TURNER, A.D., WAACK, J., LEWIS, A., EDWARDS, C. and LAWTON, L. 2018. Development and single-laboratory validation of a UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in natural water, cyanobacteria, shellfish and algal supplement tablet powders. Journal of chromatography B [online], 1074-1075, pages 111-123. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2017.12.032

A simple, rapid UHPLC-MS/MS method has been developed and optimised for the quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in wide variety of sample matrices. Microcystin analogues targeted were MC-LR, MC-RR, MC-LA, MC-LY, MC-LF, LC-LW, MC-YR, MC-WR, [As... Read More about Development and single-laboratory validation of a UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in natural water, cyanobacteria, shellfish and algal supplement tablet powders..

Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research. (2017)
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TOLEDANO, N. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2020. Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research. Action research [online], 18(3), pages 302-318. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750317748439

Narrative is an important tool for developing and writing up action research experiences. Its power lies in the fact that narrative construction and narrative recounting are fundamental human communication practices. Narratives are also knowledge pro... Read More about Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research..

Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view. (2017)
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HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2017. Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view. American journal of engineering research [online], 6(12), pages 289-300. Available from: http://www.ajer.org/papers/v6(12)/ZR0612289300.pdf

Shelter or housing is the first thing humans need for living in this world even before food. The construction sector is the provider of physical infrastructure essential for human sustenance and economic development. Moreover, the advancement in vert... Read More about Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view..

Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. (2017)
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ROBERTS, F. and GOODHAND, K. 2017. Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. Nursing and health sciences [online], 20(1), pages 107-115. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12393

The most memorable learning occurs during placement. Simulated inter-professional learning is a logical learning opportunity to help healthcare professionals work beyond their professional silos. In this qualitative study, we investigated the perceiv... Read More about Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study..

Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey. (2017)
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MCLAY, J.S., IZZATI, N., PALLIVALAPILA, A.R., SHETTY, A., PANDE, B., RORE, C., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2017. Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey. BMC complementary and alternative medicine [online], 17, article ID 543. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-2052-1

Background: - Pregnant women are routinely prescribed medicines while self-medicating with herbal natural products to treat predominantly pregnancy related conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the potential for herb-drug interactions (HDIs... Read More about Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey..

A woman's hand and a lion's heart: skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland. (2017)
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GILKISON, A., RANKIN, J., KENSINGTON, M., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., DEERY, R. and CROWTHER, S. 2017. A woman's hand and a lion's heart: skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland. Midwifery [online], 58, pages 109-116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.009

Objective:- The complex and challenging nature of rural midwifery is a global issue. New Zealand and Scotland both face similar ongoing challenges in sustaining a rural midwifery workforce, and understanding the best preparation for rural midwifery p... Read More about A woman's hand and a lion's heart: skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland..

Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. (2017)
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GIBSON SMITH, K., BOOTH, J.L., STEWART, D., PFLEGER, S., MCIVER, L. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. Pharmacy practice [online], 15(4), article number 1082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2017.04.1082

Background: Patient information may assist in promoting shared decision-making, however it is imperative that the information presented is comprehensible and acceptable to the target audience. Objective: This study sought to explore the acceptability... Read More about Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information..

Land use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South Africa. (2017)
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SHIH, W.-Y. and MABON, L. 2018. Land- use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South Africa. Journal of environmental planning and management [online], 61(13), pages 2338-2357. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2017.1394277

This paper evaluates the role of land use planning, especially open space systems, in mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) at the urban level. Whilst there is increasing interest in BES mainstreaming to balance environmental protec... Read More about Land use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South Africa..

Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis. (2017)
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VERTIGANS, S. 2017. Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis. Historical social research [online], 42(4), pages 169-188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12759/hsr.42.2017.4.169-188

American enthusiasm for promoting democracy has waned since the longer term consequences of the 2003 invasion of Iraq became apparent. The neo-cons misplaced confidence in the superiority of their ideals appeared to blind them to lessons from history... Read More about Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis..

Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites. (2017)
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SEEMA, K.M., MAMBA, B.B., NJUGUNA, J., BAKHTIZIN, R.Z. and MISHRA, A.K. 2018. Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites. International journal of biological macromolecules [online], 109, pages 136-142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.12.046

Lead (Pb) pollution is our water system is a major concern, as this metal is toxic even at low concentration. This study aim to fabricate a bio-nanocomposite (cyclodextrin-polycaprolactone titanium dioxide) that will be used as an adsorbent for the r... Read More about Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites..

Zinc-modified nanotransporter of doxorubicin for targeted prostate cancer delivery. (2017)
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SKALICKOVA, S., LOFFELMANN, M., GARGULAK, M., KEPINSKA, M., DOCEKALOVA, M., UHLIROVA, D., STANKOVA, M., FERNANDEZ, C., MILNEROWICZ, H., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B. and KIZEK, R. 2017. Zinc-modified nanotransporter of doxorubicin for targeted prostate cancer delivery. Nanomaterials [online], 7(12), article ID 435. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/nano7120435

This work investigated the preparation of chitosan nanoparticles used as carriers for doxorubicin for targeted cancer delivery. Prepared nanocarriers were stabilized and functionalized via zinc ions incorporated into the chitosan nanoparticle backbon... Read More about Zinc-modified nanotransporter of doxorubicin for targeted prostate cancer delivery..

Quantifying the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise performance and capacity: a systematic review and meta-regression. (2017)
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DEB, S.K., BROWN, D.R., GOUGH, L.A., MCLELLAN, C.P., SWINTON, P.A., SPARKS, S.A. and MCNAUGHTON, L.R. 2018. Quantifying the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise performance and capacity: a systematic review and meta-regression. European journal of sport science [online], 18(2), pages 243-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2017.1410233

The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise capacity and performance, which includes continuous and intermittent forms of exercise. A systematic review was conducted with a three-level mixed effects meta-re... Read More about Quantifying the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise performance and capacity: a systematic review and meta-regression..

Effect of capsule shape on hydrodynamic characteristics and optimal design of hydraulic capsule pipelines. (2017)
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ASIM, T., ALGADI, A. and MISHRA, R. 2018. Effect of capsule shape on hydrodynamic characteristics and optimal design of hydraulic capsule pipelines. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 161, pages 390-408. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.12.001

Hydraulic capsule pipelines (HCPs) are the third generation pipelines transporting hollow containers, known as capsules. These capsules are filled with material/cargo to be transported. The shape of these capsules has a significant effect on the hydr... Read More about Effect of capsule shape on hydrodynamic characteristics and optimal design of hydraulic capsule pipelines..

Deep imitation learning for 3D navigation tasks. (2017)
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HUSSEIN, A., ELYAN, E., GABER, M.M. and JAYNE, C. 2018. Deep imitation learning for 3D navigation tasks. Neural computing and applications [online], 29(7), pages 389-404. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-017-3241-z

Deep learning techniques have shown success in learning from raw high dimensional data in various applications. While deep reinforcement learning is recently gaining popularity as a method to train intelligent agents, utilizing deep learning in imita... Read More about Deep imitation learning for 3D navigation tasks..

Exploring the emancipatory dimensions of globalisation: the struggle over IFRS8 and country-by-country reporting. (2017)
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CRAWFORD, L. 2019. Exploring the emancipatory dimensions of globalisation: the struggle over IFRS8 and country-by-country reporting. Critical perspectives on accounting [online], 63, article ID 102017. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2017.10.005

This paper unravels how Publish What You Pay (PWYP), a transnational social movement organisation campaigning for transparency reporting in the extractive sector to improve the lives of women, men and children in resource-rich countries, successfully... Read More about Exploring the emancipatory dimensions of globalisation: the struggle over IFRS8 and country-by-country reporting..

Embedding knowledge transfer to increase productivity in school nursing. (2017)
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FORKUO, A.K. 2017. Embedding knowledge transfer to increase productivity in school nursing. British journal of school of nursing [online], 12(10), pages 480-484. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2017.12.10.480

This article is a discussion paper aimed at school nursing leaders and, importantly, nursing managers and academics who are looking for ways to sustain nursing services. With austerity, there is a compelling demand for future NHS services including s... Read More about Embedding knowledge transfer to increase productivity in school nursing..