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Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery, part a: a review on the effects of some key reservoir conditions. (2019)
Journal Article
AFOLABI, R.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., OFFICER, S. and UGWU, J.O. 2019. Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery, part a: a review on the effects of some key reservoir conditions. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 180, pages 681-698. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.06.016

Research advancement in polymer flooding for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) has been growing over the last decade. This growth can be tied to increased funding towards the development of superior polymers such as hydrophobically associating polymers whe... Read More about Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery, part a: a review on the effects of some key reservoir conditions..

Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low density polyethylene nanocomposites. (2019)
Journal Article
SIDDIQUE, S., SMITH, G.D., YATES, K., MISHRA, A.K., MATTHEWS, K., CSETENYI, L.J. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low-density polyethylene nanocomposites. Journal of polymer research [online], 26, article ID 154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10965-019-1802-9

In this study, a novel reclaimed clay nanofiller used to manufacture low-density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMFs) nanocomposites by a melt compounding process. The mechanical testing samples were manufactured using injection mouldin... Read More about Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low density polyethylene nanocomposites..

A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar. (2019)
Thesis
JEBARA, T. 2019. A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Several countries across the world have developed and implemented frameworks of non-medical prescribing. In the United Kingdom, pharmacist prescribing was introduced in 2003 as supplementary prescribing, with this extended to include independent pres... Read More about A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar..

Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. (2019)
Journal Article
THOMAS, B., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., MCLAY, J., EL KASSEM, W., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2019. Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 75(9), pages 1269-1282. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-019-02689-y

Purpose - The aim was to critically appraise, synthesise and present the evidence of medication errors amongst hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries, specifically prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. Methods - CINAHL, Em... Read More about Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors..

l-α-Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) aggravates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury via a GPR55/ROCK-dependent pathway. (2019)
Journal Article
ROBERTSON-GRAY, O.J., WALSH, S.K., RYBERG, E., JÖNSSON-RYLANDER, A.-C., LIPINA, C. and WAINWRIGHT, C.L. 2019. l‐α‐Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) aggravates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury via a GPR55/ROCK‐dependent pathway. Pharmacology research and perspectives [online], 7(3), article ID e00487. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/prp2.487

The phospholipid l-α-lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI), an endogenous ligand for GPR55, is elevated in patients with acute coronary syndrome, and a GPR55 antagonist cannabidiol (CBD) reduces experimental ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. While LPI acti... Read More about l-α-Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) aggravates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury via a GPR55/ROCK-dependent pathway..

A novel adaptive state of charge estimation method of full life cycling lithium-ion batteries based on the multiple parameter optimization. (2019)
Journal Article
CAO, W., WANG, S.-L., FERNANDEZ, C., ZOU, C.-Y., YU, C.-M. and LI, X.-X. 2019. A novel adaptive state of charge estimation method of full life cycling lithium‐ion batteries based on the multiple parameter optimization. Energy science and engineering [online], 7(5), pages 1544-1556. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ese3.362

The state of charge (SoC) estimation is the safety management basis of the packing lithium-ion batteries (LIB), and there is no effective solution yet. An improved splice equivalent modeling method is proposed to describe its working characteristics... Read More about A novel adaptive state of charge estimation method of full life cycling lithium-ion batteries based on the multiple parameter optimization..

A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders. (2019)
Journal Article
ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders. International journal of medical informatics [online], 128, pages 7-17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.05.007

Background: eHealth is defined as “the use of information and communication technology for health”. Adoption and acceptance are key concepts to measure the level of eHealth impact. The aim of this systematic review was to critically appraise, synthes... Read More about A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders..

The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing. (2019)
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CHIKERE, C.O., FAISAL, N.H., KONG THOO LIN, P. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2019. The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing. Journal of solid state electrochemistry [online], 23(6), pages 1795-1809. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-019-04267-9

For the first time, the synergistic effect of graphene oxide nanocolloids (nano-GO) and silicon dioxide (silica) nanoparticles (SiO2-nanoparicles) has been used to modify a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) for the determination of gallic acid (GA). The... Read More about The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing..

Forensic stable isotope signatures: comparing, geo-locating, detecting linkage. (2019)
Journal Article
MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. 2019. Forensic stable isotope signatures: comparing, geo-locating, detecting linkage. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews: forensic science [online],1(5), article ID e1339. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/wfs2.1339

Stable isotope signatures or profiles of physical evidence such as illicit drugs,explosives or human tissue provide information on source, origin, even sample his-tory not obtainable by traditionally applied analytical techniques of forensic chemistr... Read More about Forensic stable isotope signatures: comparing, geo-locating, detecting linkage..

Spatial variability of 2H and 18O composition of meteoric freshwater lakes in Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
HOOGEWERFF, J., KEMP, H.F., LENG, M.J. and MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. 2019. Spatial variability of 2H and 18O composition of meteoric freshwater lakes in Scotland. Isotopes in environmental and health studies [online], 55(3), pages 237-253. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2019.1609958

Coastal regions, and in particular islands where precipitation from clouds formed out at sea occurs for the first time, are prime candidates for regions where 2H and 18O composition of precipitation will deviate significantly from the global mean geo... Read More about Spatial variability of 2H and 18O composition of meteoric freshwater lakes in Scotland..

An adaptive working state iterative calculation method of the power battery by using the improved Kalman filtering algorithm and considering the relaxation effect. (2019)
Journal Article
WANG, S.-L., FERNANDEZ, C., CAO, W., ZOU, C.-Y., YU, C.-M. and LI, X.-X. 2019. An adaptive working state iterative calculation method of the power battery by using the improved Kalman filtering algorithm and considering the relaxation effect. Journal of power sources [online], 428, pages 67-75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.089

The battery modeling and iterative state calculation in the battery management system is very important for the high-power lithium-ion battery packs, the accuracy of which affects its working performance and safety. An adaptive improved unscented Kal... Read More about An adaptive working state iterative calculation method of the power battery by using the improved Kalman filtering algorithm and considering the relaxation effect..

Does antenatal care translate into skilled birth attendance? Analysis of 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey. (2019)
Journal Article
BAATIEMA, L, AMEYAW, E.K., MOOMIN, A., ZANKAWAH, M.M. and KORAMAH, D. 2019. Does antenatal care translate into skilled birth attendance? Analysis of 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey. Advances in public health [online], Article ID 6716938. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6716938

Background. Despite the high antenatal care attendance rate in Ghana, skilled birth attendance is relatively low. There is limited evidence on whether antenatal care attendance translates into skilled birth attendance in the Ghanaian research discour... Read More about Does antenatal care translate into skilled birth attendance? Analysis of 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey..

From stable isotope ecology to forensic isotope ecology: isotopes' tales. (2019)
Journal Article
MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. 2019. From stable isotope ecology to forensic isotope ecology: isotopes' tales. Forensic science international [online], 300, pages 89-98. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.04.023

Stable isotope ecology and forensic isotope ecology are not only linked by name. More often than not, knowledge and insights gained through the former serve as a springboard for application focused work of the latter. This review aims to offer a glim... Read More about From stable isotope ecology to forensic isotope ecology: isotopes' tales..

Development of a highly sensitive electrochemical sensing platform for the trace level detection of lead ions. (2019)
Journal Article
SHAH, A., ZAHID, A., KHAN, A., IFTIKHAR, F.J., NISAR, J., FERNANDEZ, C., AKHTER, M.S., ALMUTAWAH, A.A. and KRAATZ, H.-B. 2019. Development of a highly sensitive electrochemical sensing platform for the trace level detection of lead ions. Journal of the Electrochemical Society [online], 166(9), pages B3136-B3142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0271909jes

Herein we report for the first time a highly sensitive electrochemical platform for the trace level detection of Pb (ӏӏ) using glassy carbon electrode modifiedwith 1-dodecanoyl-3-phenylthiourea (DPT). The performance of the designed sensor was tested... Read More about Development of a highly sensitive electrochemical sensing platform for the trace level detection of lead ions..

Stereoisomeric profiling of chiral pharmaceutically active compounds in wastewaters and the receiving environment: a catchment-scale and a laboratory study. (2019)
Journal Article
CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D., PETRIE, B., LOPARDO, L., PROCTOR, K., RICE, J., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R. and KASPRZYK-HORDON, B. 2019. Stereoisomeric profiling of chiral pharmaceutically active compounds in wastewaters and the receiving environment: a catchment-scale and a laboratory study. Environment international [online], 127, pages 558-572. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.03.050

Chiral pharmaceutically active compounds (cPACs) are not currently governed by environmental regulation yet are expected to be in the future. As cPACs can exert stereospecific toxicity in the aquatic environment, it is essential to better understand... Read More about Stereoisomeric profiling of chiral pharmaceutically active compounds in wastewaters and the receiving environment: a catchment-scale and a laboratory study..

Clinical pharmacy practice in the care of chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
AL RAIISI, F., STEWART, D., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., SALGADO, T., MOHAMED, M.F. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2019. Clinical pharmacy practice in the care of chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-019-00816-4

Background: Clinical pharmacy services have potential to contribute significantly to the multidisciplinary team providing safe, effective and economic care for patients. Given recent practice developments (e.g. polypharmacy reviews and pharmacist pre... Read More about Clinical pharmacy practice in the care of chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review..

Characterisation of the effect of day length, and associated differences in dietary intake, on the gut microbiota of Soay sheep. (2019)
Journal Article
THOMAS, N.A., OLVERA-RAMIREZ, A.M., ABECIA, L., ADAM, C.L., EDWARDS, J.E., COX, G.F., FINDLAY, P.A., DESTABLES, E., WOOD, T.A. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2019. Characterisation of the effect of day length, and associated differences in dietary intake, on the gut microbiota of Soay sheep. Archives of microbiology [online], 201(7), pages 889-896. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-019-01652-w

Differences in the rumen bacterial community have been previously reported for Soay sheep housed under different day length conditions. This study extends this previous investigation to other organs of the digestive tract, as well as the analysis of... Read More about Characterisation of the effect of day length, and associated differences in dietary intake, on the gut microbiota of Soay sheep..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interversions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
TALKHAN, H., CUNNINGHAM, S., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., AL-HAIL, M., ROUF, P.V.A. and ZIGLAM, H. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 27(S2): abstracts of papers presented at the 25th Health services research and pharmacy practice (HSRPP 2019) conference; crossing cultural boundaries, optimising communications for future care, 8-9 April 2019. Birmingham, UK, pages 24-25. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12532

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its threats have long been recognised. Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing, minimise AMR and improve outcomes. There remains a nee... Read More about Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interversions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: novel multi-targeted scaffold ligands against Alzheimer's disease. (2019)
Journal Article
SCIPIONI, M., KAY, G., MEGSON, I.L. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2019. Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: novel multi-targeted scaffold ligands against Alzheimer’s disease. MedChemComm [online], 10(5), pages 764-777. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c9md00048h

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia worldwide, normally affecting people aged over 65. Due to the multifactorial nature of this disease, a “multi-target-directed ligands” (MTDLs) approach for the treatment of this illness ha... Read More about Synthesis of novel vanillin derivatives: novel multi-targeted scaffold ligands against Alzheimer's disease..

An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

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