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Trends in gabapentinoid prescribing, co-prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines, and associated deaths in Scotland. (2020)
Journal Article
TORRANCE, R., VELUCHAMY, A., ZHOU, Y., FLETCHER, E., MOIR, E., HEBERT, H., DONNAN, P., WATSON, J., COLVIN, L. and SMITH, B. 2020. Trends in gabapentinoid prescribing, co-prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines, and associated deaths in Scotland. British journal of anaesthesia [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2020.05.017

Background: Gabapentinoid drugs (gabapentin and pregabalin) are effective in neuropathic pain, which has a prevalence of ~7%. Concerns about increased prescribing have implications for patient safety, misuse, and diversion. Drug-related deaths (DRDs)... Read More about Trends in gabapentinoid prescribing, co-prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines, and associated deaths in Scotland..

Insulating MgO–Al2O3–LDPE nanocomposites for offshore medium-voltage DC cables. (2020)
Journal Article
GUPTA, R., SMITH, L., NJUGUNA, J., DEIGHTON, A. and PANCHOLI, K. 2020. Insulating MgO–Al2O3–LDPE nanocomposites for offshore medium-voltage DC cables. ACS applied electronic materials [online], Articles ASAP. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.0c00052

A polymer–metal oxide nanocomposite is a key in developing a high-temperature insulation material for power electronics and high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and medium-voltage direct current (MVDC) subsea cables having the capability of transmittin... Read More about Insulating MgO–Al2O3–LDPE nanocomposites for offshore medium-voltage DC cables..

Views and experiences of decision‐makers on organisational safety culture and medication errors. (2020)
Journal Article
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], Early View. 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 decision‐makers on organisational safety culture and medication errors..

Through the lens: enhancing assessment with video-based presentation. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
ZARB, M. and BIRTLESKELMAN, J. 2020. Through the lens: enhancing assessment with video-based presentations. In Proceedings of the 25th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Innovation and technology in computer science education conference 2020 (ITiCSE '20), 15-19 June 2020, Trondheim, Norway. New York: ACM [online], pages 187-192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3341525.3387376

This paper discusses a video-based approach trialled within Robert Gordon University. Students are typically asked to formally deliver presentations (either individually, or in groups) for summative assessment. Timetabling issues, large student numbe... Read More about Through the lens: enhancing assessment with video-based presentation..

Built heritage modelling and visualisation: the potential to engage with issues of heritage value and wider participation. (2020)
Journal Article
LAING, R. [2020]. Built heritage modelling and visualisation: the potential to engage with issues of heritage value and wider participation. Developments in the built environment [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dibe.2020.100017

Modelling and visualisation of the built heritage has become an area where digital tools and techniques have become pervasive. This extends across all stages and aspects of heritage projects, and has come to include the culture of data pertaining to... Read More about Built heritage modelling and visualisation: the potential to engage with issues of heritage value and wider participation..

Programming heterogeneous parallel machines using refactoring and Monte–Carlo tree search. (2020)
Journal Article
BROWN, C. JANJIC, V., GOLI, M. and MCCALL, J. 2020. Programming heterogeneous parallel machines using refactoring and Monte–Carlo tree search. International journal of parallel programming [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10766-020-00665-z

This paper presents a new technique for introducing and tuning parallelism for heterogeneous shared-memory systems (comprising a mixture of CPUs and GPUs), using a combination of algorithmic skeletons (such as farms and pipelines), Monte–Carlo tree s... Read More about Programming heterogeneous parallel machines using refactoring and Monte–Carlo tree search..

Ethanolic stem bark extract of terminalia ivorensis A. Chev. protects against potassium dichromate–induced nephrotoxicity in rats. (2020)
Journal Article
MOOMIN, A., MENSAH, K.B., FORKUO, A., ADU-GYAMFI, P.K.T. and ANSAH, C. 2020. Ethanolic stem bark extract of terminalia ivorensis A. Chev. protects against potassium dichromate-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Scientific African [online], 8, article number e00410. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00410

The plant Terminalia ivorensis is used in traditional medicine as a diuretic and in the management of renal failure. We reported previously that the ethanol stem bark extract of the plant protects against gentamicin-induced renal and hepatic damage i... Read More about Ethanolic stem bark extract of terminalia ivorensis A. Chev. protects against potassium dichromate–induced nephrotoxicity in rats..

Life cycle assessment of a rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC). (2020)
Journal Article
ZAWADZKI, P., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A., MAS'UD, A.A., ARDILA-REY, J.A. and MUNIR, A.B. 2020. Life cycle assessment of a rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC). Sustainability [online], 12(11), article ID 4750. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114750

Integrating a concentrator into the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) design has resulted in a new technology known as the building integrated concentrating photovoltaic (BICPV). The rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RA... Read More about Life cycle assessment of a rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC)..

Demystifying interdisciplinary working (in Valuing Nature). (2020)
Report
BEAUMONT, N. (ed.) 2020. Demystifying interdisciplinary working (in Valuing Nature). Valuing Nature paper, VNP25. Valuing Nature [online]. Available from: https://valuing-nature....terdisciplinary-working

The Valuing Nature Programme has established extensive interdisciplinary partnerships with the aim of improving our understanding of the value of nature and the use of these values in decision making. Articulating the values of nature requires resear... Read More about Demystifying interdisciplinary working (in Valuing Nature)..

(Fluoro)quinolones and quinolone resistance genes in the aquatic environment: a river catchment perspective. (2020)
Journal Article
CASTRIGNANÒ, E., KANNAN, A.M., PROCTOR, K., PETRIE, B., HODGEN, S., FEIL, E.J., LEWIS, S.E., LOPARDO, L., CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D., RICE, J., CARTWRIGHT, N., BARDEN, R. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2020. (Fluoro)quinolones and quinolone resistance genes in the aquatic environment: a river catchment perspective. Water research [online], 182, article ID 116015. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116015

This study provides an insight into the prevalence of (fluoro)quinolones (FQs) and their specific quinolone qnrS resistance gene in the Avon river catchment area receiving treated wastewater from 5 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), serving 1.5 mil... Read More about (Fluoro)quinolones and quinolone resistance genes in the aquatic environment: a river catchment perspective..

Adipocytokines and their relationship to endometrial cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
Journal Article
ELLIS, P.E., BARRON, G.A., and BERMANO, G. [2020]. Adipocytokines and their relationship to endometrial cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gynecologic oncology [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.05.033

Objective:- To investigate the association between circulating levels of adipocytokines (adiponectin, leptin, tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), interleukin 6 (IL-6)) and growth factors (insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and II (IGF-II)), and th... Read More about Adipocytokines and their relationship to endometrial cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Effect of fracture roughness on the hydrodynamics of proppant transport in hydraulic fractures. (2020)
Journal Article
SURI, Y. ISLAM, S.Z. and HOSSAIN, M. 2020. Effect of fracture roughness on the hydrodynamics of proppant transport in hydraulic fractures. Journal of natural gas science and engineering [online], 80, article ID 103401. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103401

The effect of fracture roughness is investigated on proppant transport in hydraulic fractures using Joint Roughness Coefficient and a three-dimensional multiphase modelling approach. The equations governing the proppant transport physics in the fract... Read More about Effect of fracture roughness on the hydrodynamics of proppant transport in hydraulic fractures..

Self-reported clinical pharmacy service provision in Austria: an analysis of both the community and hospital pharmacy sector - a national study. (2020)
Journal Article
DEIBL, S., MUELLE, D., KIRCHDORFER, K., STEMER, G., HOPPEL, M. and WEIDMANN, A.E. [2020]. Self-reported clinical pharmacy service provision in Austria: an analysis of both the community and hospital pharmacy sector - a national study. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01066-5

Background: With expansion of more advanced clinical roles for pharmacists we need to be mindful that the extent to which clinical pharmacy services (CPS) are implemented varies from one country to another. To date no comprehensive assessment of numb... Read More about Self-reported clinical pharmacy service provision in Austria: an analysis of both the community and hospital pharmacy sector - a national study..

Deep learning for symbols detection and classification in engineering drawings. (2020)
Journal Article
ELYAN, E., JAMIESON, L. and ALI-GOMBE, A. 2020. Deep learning for symbols detection and classification in engineering drawings. Neural networks [online], 129, pages 91-102. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neunet.2020.05.025

Engineering drawings are commonly used in different industries such as Oil and Gas, construction, and other types of engineering. Digitising these drawings is becoming increasingly important. This is mainly due to the need to improve business practic... Read More about Deep learning for symbols detection and classification in engineering drawings..

Time above the minimum inhibitory concentration of piperacillin/tazobactam as a predictor of outcome in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia. (2020)
Journal Article
TANNOUS, E., LIPMAN, S., TONNA, A., HECTOR, E., HUSSEIN, Z., STEIN, M., and REISFELD, S. (2020). Time above the minimum inhibitory concentration of piperacillin/tazobactam as a predictor of outcome in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy [online], Accepted Manuscripts. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1128/aac.02571-19

Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia is an infection associated with high mortality rate. Piperacillin + Tazobactam is a β-lactam β-lactamase inhibitor combination that is frequently used for the management of Pseudomonas aeruginosa . The pharmacokinet... Read More about Time above the minimum inhibitory concentration of piperacillin/tazobactam as a predictor of outcome in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia..

The influence of graphene oxide on nanoparticle emissions during drilling of graphene/epoxy carbon-fiber reinforced engineered nanomaterials. (2020)
Journal Article
STAROST, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2020. The influence of graphene oxide on nanoparticle emissions during drilling of graphene/epoxy carbon-fiber reinforced engineered nanomaterials. Atmosphere [online], 11(6), article number 573. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11060573

Graphene oxide (GO) nanoparticles are increasingly being used to tailor industrial composites. However, despite the advantages, GO has shown conceivable health risks and toxicity to humans and the environment if released. This study investigates the... Read More about The influence of graphene oxide on nanoparticle emissions during drilling of graphene/epoxy carbon-fiber reinforced engineered nanomaterials..

The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle. (2020)
Thesis
MCNICHOLAS, C. 2020. The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The global market for international postgraduate students is becoming increasingly competitive as more institutions offer Masters level courses and universities need to increase revenues. The UK Government and universities want to stop the declining... Read More about The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle..

A study of higher education students' self-perceived digital competences for learning and everyday life online participation. (2020)
Journal Article
MARTZOUKOU, K., FULTON, C., KOSTAGIOLAS, P. and LAVRANOS, C. [2020]. A study of higher education students' self-perceived digital competences for learning and everyday life online participation. Journal of documentation [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-03-2020-0041

Purpose: An increasing amount of research and debate has emerged over the last few years, emphasising the need for developing digitally competent, literate, able, skilled, capable people within a constantly changing technological and online environme... Read More about A study of higher education students' self-perceived digital competences for learning and everyday life online participation..

Overlap-based undersampling method for classification of imbalanced medical datasets. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
VUTTIPITTAYAMONGKOL, P. and ELYAN, E. 2020. Overlap-based undersampling method for classification of imbalanced medical datasets. In Maglogiannis, I., Iliadis, L. and Pimenidis, E. (eds.) Artificial intelligence applications and innovations: AIAI 2020; proceedings of 16th International Federation for Information Processing working group (IFIP WG) 12.5 International artificial intelligence applications and innovations, 5-7 June 2020, Halkidiki, Greece. IFIP advances in information and communication technology, 584. Cham: Springer [online], pages 358-369. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49186-4_30

Early diagnosis of some life-threatening diseases such as cancers and heart is crucial for effective treatments. Supervised machine learning has proved to be a very useful tool to serve this purpose. Historical data of patients including clinical and... Read More about Overlap-based undersampling method for classification of imbalanced medical datasets..

Comparative run-time performance of evolutionary algorithms on multi-objective interpolated continuous optimisation problems. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
ZĂVOIANU, A.-C., LACROIX, B. and MCCALL, J. 2020. Comparative run-time performance of evolutionary algorithms on multi-objective interpolated continuous optimisation problems. To be presented at 16th International Parallel problem solving from nature conference (PPSN 2020), 5-9 September 2020, Leiden, Netherlands. Lecture notes in computer science (LNCS). Cham; Springer, (accepted).

We propose a new class of multi-objective benchmark problems on which we analyse the performance of four well established multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs) – each implementing a different search paradigm – by comparing run-time converge... Read More about Comparative run-time performance of evolutionary algorithms on multi-objective interpolated continuous optimisation problems..


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