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Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East. (2019)
Thesis
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..

Effect of seasonal diet composition changes on the characteristics of the gastrointestinal tract contents of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber). (2019)
Journal Article
MILTKO, R., KOWALIK, B., KĘDZIERSKA, A., DEMIASZKIEWICZ, A.W., MCEWAN, N.R., OBIDZIŃSKI, A. and BEŁŻECKI, G. 2019. Effect of seasonal diet composition changes on the characteristics of the gastrointestinal tract contents of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber). Journal of animal and feed sciences [online], 28(4), pages 392-397. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22358/jafs/114435/2019

The goal of the study was to compare chemical and physical parameters of the content of various gastrointestinal (GI) tract segments of adult beavers and to relate the obtained results to seasonal changes in the composition of natural diet. The study... Read More about Effect of seasonal diet composition changes on the characteristics of the gastrointestinal tract contents of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber)..

Biophysical analysis of silver nanoparticles prepared by green synthesis and their use for 3D printing of antibacterial material for health care. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
SEHNAL, K., GARGULAK, M., OFOMAJA, A.E., STANKOVA, M., HOSNEDLOVA, B., FERNANDEZ, C., DOCEKALOVA, M., SOCHOR, J., KEPINSKA, M., TOTHOVA, Z., BACH, D.N., KIZEK, R., UHLIROVA, D. and NGUYEN, H.V. 2019. Biophysical analysis of silver nanoparticles prepared by green synthesis and their use for 3D printing of antibacterial material for health care. In Proceedings of the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International sensors and nanotechnology conference (SENSORS AND NANO 2019), 24-25July 2019, Penang, Malysia. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8940081. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/SENSORSNANO44414.2019.8940081

The resistance of microorganisms to antibiotics is growing steadily. The development of new antibacterial agents is highly topical. Metal nanoparticles have shown significant antibacterial activity similar to the plant/animal materials used in tradit... Read More about Biophysical analysis of silver nanoparticles prepared by green synthesis and their use for 3D printing of antibacterial material for health care..

3D-printed CdTe QDs-based sensor for sensitive electrochemical detection of viral particles. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
GARGULAK, M., DOCEKALOVA, M., KEPINSKA, M., SEHNAL, K., OFOMAJA, A.E., MILNEROWICZ, H., HOSNEDLOVA, B., STANKOVA, M., FERNANDEZ, C., HOAI, N.V., UHLIROVA, D., VASICKOVA, P. and KIZEK, R. 2019. 3D-printed CdTe QDs-based sensor for sensitive electrochemical detection of viral particles. In Proceedings of the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International sensors and nanotechnology conference (SENSORS AND NANO 2019), 24-25July 2019, Penang, Malysia. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8940069. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/SENSORSNANO44414.2019.8940069

Preventing the spread of dangerous viral diseases such as flu, Ebola or HIV requires rapid and effective diagnostic approaches to detect these diseases at an early stage. Quantum dots (QDs) are nanocrystals that exhibit a variety of unique properties... Read More about 3D-printed CdTe QDs-based sensor for sensitive electrochemical detection of viral particles..

Phytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) prepared by green synthesis using sage leaves (Salvia officinalis). (2019)
Conference Proceeding
GARGULAK, M., HOSNEDLOVA, B., KEPINSKA, M., STROFOVA, N., DOCEKALOVA, M., MILNEROWICZ, H., SEHNAL, K., OFOMAJA, A.E., FERNANDEZ, C., SOCHOR, J. and KIZEK, R. 2019. Phytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) prepared by green synthesis using sage leaves (Salvia officinalis). In Proceedings of the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International sensors and nanotechnology conference (SENSORS AND NANO 2019), 24-25July 2019, Penang, Malysia. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8940063. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/SENSORSNANO44414.2019.8940063

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely investigated with regard to their physical, chemical, but also biological properties. Antibacterial and antitumor properties of AgNPs have been intensively studied. In addition, the synthesis using a green appr... Read More about Phytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) prepared by green synthesis using sage leaves (Salvia officinalis)..

Long-term spatial and temporal patterns of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Scottish soils over 20 years (1990–2009): a national picture. (2019)
Journal Article
CUI, S., ZHANG, Z., FU, Q., HOUGH, R., YATES, K., OSPREY, M., YAKOWA, G. and COULL, M. 2020. Long-term spatial and temporal patterns of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Scottish soils over 20 years, 1990-2009: a national picture. Geoderma [online], 361, article ID 114135. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.114135

Long-term spatial and temporal concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Scottish soils from four transects were measured in three national-scale surveys conducted between 1990 and 2009. Measured concentrations of 16 priority PAHs... Read More about Long-term spatial and temporal patterns of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Scottish soils over 20 years (1990–2009): a national picture..

Phosphate and nitrate supplementations to evaluate the effect on cell biomass, intra and extracellular nodularin and nodulopeptin 901 produced by the cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena KAC 66. (2019)
Journal Article
HAMEED, S., LAWTON, L.A. and EDWARDS, C. 2020. Phosphate and nitrate supplementations to evaluate the effect on cell biomass, intra and extracellular nodularin and nodulopeptin 901 produced by the cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena KAC 66. Journal of applied phycology [online], 32(2), pages 937-950. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-019-02008-z

Blooms of the cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena occur regularly in the Baltic Sea typically producing a wide range of bioactive peptides including the hepatotoxin nodularin (NOD), spumigins, anabaenopeptins and nodulopeptins (molecular weights: 917,... Read More about Phosphate and nitrate supplementations to evaluate the effect on cell biomass, intra and extracellular nodularin and nodulopeptin 901 produced by the cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena KAC 66..

Modeling phosphorus exchange between bottom sediment and water in tropical semiarid reservoirs. (2019)
Journal Article
MOURA, D.S., LIMA NETO, I.E., CLEMENTE, A., OLIVEIRA, S., PESTANA, C.J., APARECIDA DE MELO, M. and CAPELO-NETO, J. 2020. Modeling phosphorus exchange between bottom sediment and water in tropical semiarid reservoirs. Chemosphere [online], 246, article ID 125686. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125686

This study investigated phosphorus (P) dynamics in the sediment-water interface of three distinct reservoirs located in a tropical semiarid region. Sequential chemical fractioning of the P content in the sediment and controlled experiments of the sed... Read More about Modeling phosphorus exchange between bottom sediment and water in tropical semiarid reservoirs..

Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
BARRON, G., WAINWRIGHT, C. and WALSH, S.K. 2019. Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. Presented at the 2019 Pharmacology conference, 15-17 December 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Anthracyclines such as doxorubicin are effective chemotherapy agents, however a severe and common side effect of this treatment is anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity (AIC), which damages the heart muscle severely impacting its ability to pump and c... Read More about Cannabidiol exerts species selective cardioprotective effects in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity..

‘Police Scotland mobile working project’: implementation and impact evaluation, and benefits realisation. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
DIACK, L., FALCONER, M., GRAHAM, W. and GALLAGHER, M. 2019. ‘Police Scotland mobile working project’: implementation and impact evaluation, and benefits realisation. Presented at the 2019 Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) Scottish international policing conference: digital policing: ethical challenges regarding the role of technology in policing, 10 December 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Running within the context of the ‘Digitally Enabled Policing Programme’ (DEPP), the ‘Police Scotland Mobile Working Project’ is an on-going project as part of the Police Scotland ‘Serving a Changing Scotland Strategy’. The project seeks to equip ope... Read More about ‘Police Scotland mobile working project’: implementation and impact evaluation, and benefits realisation..

Removal of microcystins from a waste stabilisation lagoon: evaluation of a packed-bed continuous flow TiO2 reactor. (2019)
Journal Article
PESTANA, C.J., HOBSON, P., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., LAWTON, L.A. and NEWCOMBE, G. 2020. Removal of microcystins from a waste stabilisation lagoon: evaluation of a packed-bed continuous flow TiO2 reactor. Chemosphere [online], 245, article number 125575. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125575

Photocatalysis has been shown to successfully remove microcystins (MC) in laboratory experiments. Most research to date has been performed under ideal conditions in pure or ultrapure water. In this investigation the efficiency of photocatalysis using... Read More about Removal of microcystins from a waste stabilisation lagoon: evaluation of a packed-bed continuous flow TiO2 reactor..

High-starch diets alter equine faecal microbiota and increase behavioural reactivity. (2019)
Journal Article
BULMER, L.S., MURRAY, J.-A., BURNS, N.M., GARBER, A., WEMELSFELDER, F., MCEWAN, N.R. and HASTIE, P.M. 2019. High-starch diets alter equine faecal microbiota and increase behavioural reactivity. Scientific reports [online], 9, article number 18621. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-54039-8

Gut microbiota have been associated with health, disease and behaviour in several species and are an important link in gut-brain axis communication. Diet plays a key role in affecting the composition of gut microbiota. In horses, high-starch diets al... Read More about High-starch diets alter equine faecal microbiota and increase behavioural reactivity..

Effectiveness and acceptability of two dietary interventions in African women in diaspora. (2019)
Thesis
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..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., CUNNINGHAM, S. and ZIGLAM, H. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at 2019 Federation of Infection Societies conference (FIS 2019), 11-14 November 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing. There remains a need for behaviour change interventions at clinician level to promote appropriate prescribing. Theories should b... Read More about Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

A novel weight coefficient calculation method for the real‐time state monitoring of the lithium‐ion battery packs under the complex current variation working conditions. (2019)
Journal Article
WANG, S.-L., FERNANDEZ, C. XIE, Z.-W., LI, X.-X., ZOU, C.-Y. and LI, Q. 2019. A novel weight coefficient calculation method for the real‐time state monitoring of the lithium‐ion battery packs under the complex current variation working conditions. Energy science and engineering [online], 7(6), pages 3038-3057. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ese3.478

A novel real-time state monitoring method is proposed to realize the real-time energy management of the lithium-ion battery packs, which is conducted in the iterative computational calculation process by introducing an improved weighting factor-unsce... Read More about A novel weight coefficient calculation method for the real‐time state monitoring of the lithium‐ion battery packs under the complex current variation working conditions..

Application of the comet assay in human biomonitoring: an hCOMET perspective. (2019)
Journal Article
AZQUETA, A., LADEIRA, C., GIOVANNELLI, L., BOUTET-ROBINET, E., BONASSI, S., NERI, M., GAJSKI, G., DUTHIE, S., DEL BO', C., RISO, P., KOPPEN, G., BASARAN, N., COLLINS, A. and MØLLER, P. 2020. Application of the comet assay in human biomonitoring: an hCOMET perspective. Mutation research/reviews in mutation research [online], 783, article ID 108288. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrrev.2019.108288

The comet assay is a well-accepted biomonitoring tool to examine the effect of dietary, lifestyle, environmental and occupational exposure on levels of DNA damage in human cells. With such a wide range of determinants for DNA damage levels, it become... Read More about Application of the comet assay in human biomonitoring: an hCOMET perspective..

Hospital antimicrobial stewardship program implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: a systematic review of evidence of implementation. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
HASHAD, N., TONNA., A., PERUMAL, D. and STEWART, D. 2019. Hospital antimicrobial stewardship program implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: a systematic review of evidence of implementation. Presented at 4th Gulf congress of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases (GCCMID 2019), co-located with the 31st International congress of antimicrobial chemotherapy (ICC 2019) (ICC-GCCMID 2019), 6-9 November 2019, Dubai, UAE.

Background and Purpose: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has led to the development of initiatives aimed at optimizing antimicrobial use. Co-ordinated interventions for promoting and monitoring safe and effective use of antimicrobials are termed antimi... Read More about Hospital antimicrobial stewardship program implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: a systematic review of evidence of implementation..

Development of a thiophene derivative modified LDH coating for Mg alloy corrosion protection. (2019)
Journal Article
LI, L.-X., XIE, Z.-H., FERNANDEZ, C., WU, L., CHENG, D., JIANG, X.-H. and ZHONG, C.-J. 2020. Development of a thiophene derivative modified LDH coating for Mg alloy corrosion protection. Electrochimica acta [online], 330, article ID 135186. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135186

A new thiophene derivative corrosion inhibitor (CI) was developed to functionalize the layered double hydroxide (LDH) primer on Mg alloy to enhance corrosion protection. Compared with bare LDH coating, the composite coatings consisting of a MgAl-LDH... Read More about Development of a thiophene derivative modified LDH coating for Mg alloy corrosion protection..

Meta-analysis demonstrates Gly482Ser variant of PPARGC1A is associated with components of metabolic syndrome within Asian populations. (2019)
Journal Article
BHATTA, P., BERMANO, G., WILLIAMS, H.C. and KNOTT, R.M. 2020. Meta-analysis demonstrates Gly482Ser variant of PPARGC1A is associated with components of metabolic syndrome within Asian populations. Genomics [online], 112(2), pages 1795-1803. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2019.10.011

To determine the association of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma coactivator 1 Gly482Ser variant with components of metabolic syndrome. Materials and methods:- A systematic search was carried out using Web of Science, PubMed, EMBASE a... Read More about Meta-analysis demonstrates Gly482Ser variant of PPARGC1A is associated with components of metabolic syndrome within Asian populations..

An assessment of the effect of green synthesized silver nanoparticles using sage leaves (Salvia officinalis L.) on germinated plants of maize (Zea mays L.). (2019)
Journal Article
SEHNAL, K., HOSNEDLOVA, B., DOCEKALOVA, M., STANKOVA, M., UHLIROVA, D., TOTHOVA, Z., KEPINSKA, M., MILNEROWICZ, H., FERNANDEZ, C., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., NGUYEN, H.V., OFOMAJA, A., SOCHOR, J. and KIZEK, R. 2019. An assessment of the effect of green synthesized silver nanoparticles using sage leaves (Salvia officinalis L.) on germinated plants of maize (Zea mays L.). Nanomaterials [online], 9(11), article ID 1550. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9111550

AgNPs have attracted considerable attention in many applications including industrial use, and their antibacterial properties have been widely investigated. Due to the green synthesis process employed, the nanoparticle surface can be coated with mole... Read More about An assessment of the effect of green synthesized silver nanoparticles using sage leaves (Salvia officinalis L.) on germinated plants of maize (Zea mays L.)..