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A mixed-methods study to identify, quantify and explore determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviours among clinicians in Qatar. (2022)
Thesis
TALKHAN, H. 2022. A mixed-methods study to identify, quantify and explore determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviours among clinicians in Qatar. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712972

The detection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and awareness of the magnitude of associated threats to global public health as well as the world economy have long been recognised, with many countries implementing antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) prog... Read More about A mixed-methods study to identify, quantify and explore determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviours among clinicians in Qatar..

Terminalia ivorensis and human health: the impact of Terminalia ivorensis on biomarkers of cyto- and genotoxicity in human cells in vitro. (2021)
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MOOMIN, A. 2021. Terminalia ivorensis and human health: the impact of Terminalia ivorensis on biomarkers of cyto- and genotoxicity in human cells in vitro. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603185

Terminalia ivorensis (TI) is a tree found in the tropical and sub-tropical zones of the world. It is used in ethnomedicine for the treatment of diuresis, body pains, malaria and wound healing. There are no data investigating the impact of TI on human... Read More about Terminalia ivorensis and human health: the impact of Terminalia ivorensis on biomarkers of cyto- and genotoxicity in human cells in vitro..

A mixed methods study of factors influencing health managers acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (2021)
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ALSHAHRANI, A.M. 2021. A mixed methods study of factors influencing health managers acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1446877

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a country with one of the largest land masses and most difficult geographical terrain in the Middle East. The accessibility of advanced health services, especially for people in rural areas, has been considered on... Read More about A mixed methods study of factors influencing health managers acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia..

Novel nanoparticle drug delivery systems: application in the in vitro study of Bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives against human colorectal cancer cell lines. (2021)
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BRUNET, M. 2021. Novel nanoparticle drug delivery systems: application in the in vitro study of Bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives against human colorectal cancer cell lines. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1446968

Colorectal cancer is one of the most severe causes of mortality worldwide accounting for 10% of total cancer cases. Although recent advances in early diagnosis have reduced the mortality rate associated with CRC, patients suffering from the later met... Read More about Novel nanoparticle drug delivery systems: application in the in vitro study of Bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives against human colorectal cancer cell lines..

A study to scope structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease. (2021)
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AL RAIISI, F. 2021. A study to scope structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1446862

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complex health-related comorbidity with an enormous economic burden on any healthcare system globally. Clinical pharmacy services have potential to contribute significantly to the multidisciplinary team providing saf... Read More about A study to scope structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease..

A theoretical exploration of hospital clinical pharmacists' perceptions, experiences and behavioural determinants in relation to provision of optimal and suboptimal pharmaceutical care. (2020)
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MCLEAN, A.P. 2020. A theoretical exploration of hospital clinical pharmacists' perceptions, experiences and behavioural determinants in relation to provision of optimal and suboptimal pharmaceutical care. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358018

Pharmaceutical care describes a range of patient-focused activities delivered by pharmacists. The activities aim to optimise medicines use for patients and to reduce harm from adverse events with medicines. This study was conducted in an NHS Scotland... Read More about A theoretical exploration of hospital clinical pharmacists' perceptions, experiences and behavioural determinants in relation to provision of optimal and suboptimal pharmaceutical care..

The application of a human factors approach to the evaluation of a novel outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service in Malta. (2020)
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BUGEJA, S.J. 2020. The application of a human factors approach to the evaluation of a novel outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service in Malta. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357920

The application of a human factors approach to healthcare has been gaining traction ever since its first mention in the early 1960s. The need for this synergistic collaboration stems from the poor safety and quality outcomes that have been plaguing t... Read More about The application of a human factors approach to the evaluation of a novel outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service in Malta..

Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants and trace metals in Scottish marine food webs and their relationship with trophic level and fatty acid signatures. (2020)
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MADGETT, A.S. 2020. Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants and trace metals in Scottish marine food webs and their relationship with trophic level and fatty acid signatures. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447150

There is a global programme of action in place for the protection of the marine environment to ensure our seas are clean and safe. One of the biggest threats to our oceans is man-made pollution and it is the responsibility of governments to conduct a... Read More about Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants and trace metals in Scottish marine food webs and their relationship with trophic level and fatty acid signatures..

Molecular aspects of the link between obesity and endometrial cancer. (2020)
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ELLIS, P.E. 2020. Molecular aspects of the link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Five percent of all cancers in postmenopausal women are attributable to being overweight and the incidence rises to 51% in women with endometrial cancer (EC). EC patients that are obese tend to have a poorer outcome, shorter survival rates and more c... Read More about Molecular aspects of the link between obesity and endometrial cancer..

Exploration of competency requirements and current training models in remote medical emergency response in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria: a mixed method study. (2020)
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OSAKWE ADAKPORIA, K.A. 2020. Exploration of competency requirements and current training models in remote medical emergency response in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria: a mixed method study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447366

Medical Emergency Response (MER) in remote work locations such as the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry industry might encounter challenges with potential delay in response time and negative consequences. The aim of this study was to explore current practic... Read More about Exploration of competency requirements and current training models in remote medical emergency response in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria: a mixed method study..

Investigating prescribers' experiences of direct-acting oral anticoagulants for the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. (2020)
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GENERALOVA, D. 2020. Investigating prescribers' experiences of direct-acting oral anticoagulants for the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447131

Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have relatively recently been licensed for stroke and systemic embolism prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and have replaced warfarin as the first line agent of choice. The aim... Read More about Investigating prescribers' experiences of direct-acting oral anticoagulants for the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation..

DNA profiling of single sperm cells and single skin flakes in forensics using micromanipulation and whole genome amplification. (2020)
Thesis
THEUNISSEN, G.M.G. 2020. DNA profiling of single sperm cells and single skin flakes in forensics using micromanipulation and whole genome amplification. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

In forensic DNA profiling, the occurrence of complex mixed profiles is currently a common issue. Cases involving intimate swabs or skin flake tape liftings are prone to mixed profiles, because of more than one donor contributing to a DNA sample. By D... Read More about DNA profiling of single sperm cells and single skin flakes in forensics using micromanipulation and whole genome amplification..

Electrochemical determination of gallic acid in food matrices using novel materials. (2020)
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CHIKERE, C.O. 2020. Electrochemical determination of gallic acid in food matrices using novel materials. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Gallic acid (GA), as an endogenous polyphenol, has shown many different important properties that have influenced its use in the food and pharmaceutical industry. These properties include its antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-HIV and anti-ul... Read More about Electrochemical determination of gallic acid in food matrices using novel materials..

Exploitation of underused Streptomyces through a combined metabolomics-genomics workflow to enhance natural product diversity. (2020)
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BURNS, J. 2020. Exploitation of underused streptomyces through a combined metabolomics-genomics workflow to enhance natural product diversity. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The genus Streptomyces is the source of approximately two-thirds of all clinically-used antibiotics. Despite being the source of so many specialised metabolites, genomic analysis indicates that most Streptomyces strains have the potential to produce... Read More about Exploitation of underused Streptomyces through a combined metabolomics-genomics workflow to enhance natural product diversity..

Studies on the role of zinc in maintaining antioxidant status in the heart. (2020)
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OKAFOR, O.A.G. 2020. Studies on the role of zinc in maintaining antioxidant status in the heart. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Zinc (Zn2+) is an essential micronutrient which plays a pivotal role as a signalling, catalytic and structural component in cells and functions in several physiological processes such as immune function, wound healing, cognition, reproduction and as... Read More about Studies on the role of zinc in maintaining antioxidant status in the heart..

Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East. (2019)
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THOMAS, B. 2019. Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The "Medication Without Harm, WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge", published by the World Health Organization in 2017, calls for action to reduce patient harm as a result of unsafe medication practices and medication errors. Medication error-related... Read More about Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East..

The development of an electrochemical sensing device for controlled drugs. (2019)
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WADDELL, S.A. 2019. The development of an electrochemical sensing device for controlled drugs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1677791

Forensic chemists can be faced with a wide array of substances to test when attending clandestine drug manufacture crime scenes. Whilst many techniques exist at their disposal - such as chemical colour test reagents and immunoassays - these methods a... Read More about The development of an electrochemical sensing device for controlled drugs..

Effectiveness and acceptability of two dietary interventions in African women in diaspora. (2019)
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ADEBOYE, B.O. 2019. Effectiveness and acceptability of two dietary interventions in African women in diaspora. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Obesity disproportionally affects women of ethnic minorities, especially those of African descent, living in the United Kingdom (UK). The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has estimated that obesity rates are 13% higher am... Read More about Effectiveness and acceptability of two dietary interventions in African women in diaspora..

Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: study of their antioxidant and potential neuroprotective properties. (2019)
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SCIPIONI, M. 2019. Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: study of their antioxidant and potential neuroprotective properties. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) is a naturally-occurring phenolic compound, forming the main component of the bean and pod of vanilla orchids. It is widely used as a flavouring agent in food and drinks, and as a preservative in the cosmeti... Read More about Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: study of their antioxidant and potential neuroprotective properties..

Exploring the obesogenic environment: understanding the health impact of contemporary living. (2019)
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SIBSON, R.H. 2019. Exploring the obesogenic environment: understanding the health impact of contemporary living. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Obesity exists in the complexity of everyday life and arises from individuals' interactions with the obesogenic environment, different behaviours/dispositions and biological factors. In order to develop better intervention strategies to attenuate obe... Read More about Exploring the obesogenic environment: understanding the health impact of contemporary living..