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Hospital staff views of prescribing and discharge communication before and after electronic prescribing system implementation

interest Pamela Mills, Anita Elaine Weidmann and Derek Stewart declare that they have no conflict of interest. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids

, England , UK 1 Robert Gordon University , Aberdeen, Scotland , UK 2 Derek Stewart Background Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are promoted as a potential solution to medicines non-adherence despite

Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a before and after study

Derek Stewart 0 1 0 School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University , Aberdeen AB10 7GJ, Scotland , UK 1 University Hospital Crosshouse, Pharmacy Department , Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA2 OBE

Reviewing the literature, how systematic is systematic?

Introduction Professor Archibald Cochrane, after whom the Cochrane Collaboration is named, was influential in promoting evidence-based clinical practice. He called for “relevant, valid research” to underpin all aspects of healthcare. Systematic reviews of the literature are regarded as a high quality source of cumulative evidence but it is unclear how truly systematic they, or...

A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people

Contributions Conceptualization: Derek Stewart, Katie MacLure, Alpana Mair, Albert Alonso, Carles Codina, Antonio Cittadini, Fernando Fernandez-Llimos, Glenda Fleming, Dimitra Gennimata, Ulrika Gillespie, Cathy ... Harrison, Ulrike Junius-Walker, Przemysøaw Kardas, Thomas Kempen, Moira Kinnear, Pawel Lewek, Joao Malva, Jennifer McIntosh, Claire Scullin, Birgitt Wiese. 14 / 17 Data curation: Derek Stewart, Kathrine

'Asking the Right Question'. A Comparison of Two Approaches to Gathering Data on 'Herbals' Use in Survey Based Studies

data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files. Funding: This work was funded from internal institutional resource. Prof James McLay is employed by the University of Aberdeen, Prof Derek ... Stewart is employed by the Robert Gordon University, Drs A.R. Pallivalappila and M. AL Hail are employed by the Hamad Medical Corporation and Drs A. Shetty and B. Pande are employed by NHS Scotland. None of

Persistence of Anticancer Activity in Berry Extracts after Simulated Gastrointestinal Digestion and Colonic Fermentation

Fruit and vegetable consumption is associated at the population level with a protective effect against colorectal cancer. Phenolic compounds, especially abundant in berries, are of interest due to their putative anticancer activity. After consumption, however, phenolic compounds are subject to digestive conditions within the gastrointestinal tract that alter their structures and...

Lack of benefits for prevention of cardiovascular disease with aspirin therapy in type 2 diabetic patients - a longitudinal observational study

Background The risk-benefit ratio of aspirin therapy in prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains contentious, especially in type 2 diabetes. This study examined the benefit and harm of low-dose aspirin (daily dose < 300 mg) in patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods This is a longitudinal observational study with primary and secondary prevention cohorts based on history...