Liverpool Skylilne

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Dr Sulaf Assi

Dr Sulaf Assi

Telephone: 0151 904 6144

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Journal article

Assi S, Torrington E, Cheema E, Al Hamid A. 2020. Adverse drug reactions associated with chemotherapeutic agents used in breast cancer: Analysis of patients’ online forums Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Marshall D, Bersani FS, Corazza O. 2020. Uses, Effects and Toxicity of Synthetic Cannabinoids from the Perspective of People with Lived Experiences Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, :1-11 DOI Author Url Public Url

Pisarska A, Deluca P, Demetrovics Z, Moskalewicz J, Corazza O, Assi S, Davey Z, Simonato P, Corkery JM, Stair JL, Fergus S, Pezzolesi C, Pasinetti M, Drummond C, Blaszko U, Mervo B, Di Furia L, Farre M, Flesland L, Shapiro H, Siemann H, Skutle A, Torrens M, Marsa-Sambola F, van der Kreeft P, Scherbaum N, Schifano F. 2019. Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) – knowledge and experiences of drug users from Hungary, Poland, the UK and the USA Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica, 21 :152-163 Author Url

Assi S, Arafat B, Evans K, Robertson I. 2019. Investigating the Quality of Antimalarial Generic Medicines Using Portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy American Pharmaceutical Review, 22 Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Coombs T, McEachran J, Robertson I, Evans K. 2019. The Use of Portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Authenticating Cardiovascular Medicines Spectroscopy, 34 :46-54 Author Url Publisher Url

Assi S, Gulyamova N, Kneller P, Osselton D. 2017. The effects and toxicity of cathinones from the users' perspectives: A qualitative study HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 32 DOI Author Url

Assi S, Gulyamova N, Ibrahim K, Kneller P, Osselton D. 2017. Profile, effects, and toxicity of novel psychoactive substances: A systematic review of quantitative studies HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 32 DOI Author Url

Assi S, Fortunato L. 2017. Optimizing the method for authenticating pharmaceutical products of different dosage forms using dual laser handheld raman spectroscopy American Pharmaceutical Review, 20

Assi S, Osselton D, Wallis B. 2016. The evaluation of dual laser handheld raman spectroscopy for identifying novel psychoactive substances American Pharmaceutical Review, 19

Assi S, Thomas J, Haffar M, Osselton D. 2016. Exploring Consumer and Patient Knowledge, Behavior, and Attitude Toward Medicinal and Lifestyle Products Purchased From the Internet: A Web-Based Survey. JMIR public health and surveillance, 2 :e34-e34 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S. 2016. Evaluating handheld spectroscopic techniques for identifying counterfeit branded and generic medicines worldwide American Pharmaceutical Review, 19 Publisher Url

Assi S. 2016. Authenticating medicines with dual laser handheld Raman spectroscopy European Pharmaceutical Review, 21 :30-34

Assi S. 2015. Identification of counterfeit drugs using dual laser handheld Raman European Pharmaceutical Review, 20 :20-26

Assi S, Guirguis A, Halsey S, Fergus S, Stair JL. 2015. Analysis of 'legal high' substances and common adulterants using handheld spectroscopic techniques ANALYTICAL METHODS, 7 :736-746 DOI Author Url

Corazza O, Assi S, Malekianragheb S, Beni MN, Bigdeli I, Aslanpour Z, Schifano F. 2014. Monitoring novel psychoactive substances allegedly offered online for sale in Persian and Arabic languages INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 25 :724-726 DOI Author Url

Assi S. 2013. Raw material identification using dual laser handheld Raman spectroscopy European Pharmaceutical Review, 18 :23-31

Assi S, Corazza O, Simonato P, Corkery J, Bersani FS. 2013. Promoting innovation and excellence to face the rapid diffusion of novel Psychoactive substances in the EU: The outcomes of the reDNet project Human Psychopharmacology, 28 :317-323 DOI

Corazza O, Assi S, Schifano F. 2013. From "Special K" to "Special M": The Evolution of the Recreational Use of Ketamine and Methoxetamine CNS NEUROSCIENCE & THERAPEUTICS, 19 :454-460 DOI Author Url

Assi S. 2013. Identification of legal highs using handheld Raman spectroscopy American Pharmaceutical Review, 16

Barras J, Murnane D, Althoefer K, Assi S, Rowe MD, Poplett IJF, Kyriakidou G, Smith JAS. 2013. Nitrogen-14 Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy: A Promising Analytical Methodology for Medicines Authentication and Counterfeit Antimalarial Analysis ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 85 :2746-2753 DOI Author Url

Assi S, Watt RA, Moffat AC. 2012. On the quantification of ciprofloxacin in proprietary Ciproxin tablets and generic ciprofloxacin tablets using handheld Raman spectroscopy JOURNAL OF RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, 43 :1049-1057 DOI Author Url

Assi S. 2012. Laboratory versus handheld instruments: What you gain and what you lose American Pharmaceutical Review, 15

Fergus S, Stair JL, Assi S. 2012. Identification of novel psychoactive substances using hyphenated mass spectrometric techniques LC-GC Europe, 10 :20-27

Gallagher CT, Assi S, Stair JL, Fergus S, Corazza O, Corkery JM, Schifano F. 2012. 5,6-Methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane: from laboratory curiosity to legal high' HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 27 :106-112 DOI Author Url

Corazza O, Schifano F, Simonato P, Fergus S, Assi S, Stair J, Corkery J, Trincas G, Deluca P, Davey Z, Blaszko U, Demetrovics Z, Moskalewicz J, Farre M, Flesland L, Pasinetti M, Pezzolesi C, Pisarska A, Shapiro H, Siemann H, Skutle A, Enea A, di Melchiorre G, Sferrazza E, Torrens M, van der Kreeft P, Zummo D, Scherbaum N. 2012. Phenomenon of new drugs on the Internet: the case of ketamine derivative methoxetamine HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 27 :145-149 DOI Author Url

Assi S, Watt RA, Moffat AC. 2011. Identification of counterfeit medicines from the Internet and the World market using near-infrared spectroscopy ANALYTICAL METHODS, 3 :2231-2236 DOI Author Url

Assi S, Watt R, Moffat T. 2011. Comparison of Laboratory and Handheld Raman Instruments for the Identification of Counterfeit Medicines SPECTROSCOPY, :36-47 Author Url

Assi S, Watt R, Moffat T. 2011. Authentication of medicines using Raman spectroscopy European Pharmaceutical Review,

Moffat T, Watt R, Assi S. 2010. The use of near infrared spectroscopy to detect counterfeit medicines Spectroscopy Europe, 22 :6-10

Moffat AC, Assi S, Watt RA. 2010. Identifying counterfeit medicines using near infrared spectroscopy JOURNAL OF NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, 18 :1-15 DOI Author Url

Hammud HH, Bouhadir KH, Masoud MS, Ghannoum AM, Assi SA. 2008. Solvent effect on the absorption and fluorescence emission spectra of some purine derivatives: Spectrofluorometric quantitative studies JOURNAL OF SOLUTION CHEMISTRY, 37 :895-917 DOI Author Url

El-Yazbi FA, Hammud HH, Assi SA. 2007. Derivative-ratio spectrophotometric method for the determination of ternary mixture of aspirin, paracetamol and salicylic acid SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 68 :275-278 DOI Author Url

El-Yazbi FA, Hammud HH, Assi SA. 2006. New spectrofluorometric application for the determination of ternary mixtures of drugs ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA, 580 :39-46 DOI Author Url

Nsouli B, Zahraman K, Bejjani A, Assi S, El-Yazbi F, Roumie M. 2006. On the direct quantification of celecoxib in commercial solid drugs using the TT-PIXE and TT-PIGE techniques NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, 249 :692-696 DOI Author Url

Assi S, Barling M, Al Hamid A, Cheema E. Exploring the adverse effects of chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of cervical and ovarian cancer from the patients’ perspective: a content analysis of the online discussion forums European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, DOI Author Url

Conference publication

Haffar M, Al-Karaghouli W, Ghoneim A, Assi S, Phillips H, Wilkinson J. 2015. A qualitative study of the significant motivators for shopping online among undergraduate students in the UK Proceedings of the 12th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2015,

Haffar M, Al-Karaghouli W, Ghoneim A, Assi S, Phillips H, Wilkinson J. 2015. A qualitative study of the significant motivators for shopping online among undergraduate students in the UK Proceedings of the 12th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2015,

Corazza O, Assi S, Simonato P, Corkery J, Bersani FS, Demetrovics Z, Stair J, Fergus S, Pezzolesi C, Pasinetti M, Deluca P, Drummond C, Davey Z, Blaszko U, Moskalewicz J, Mervo B, Di Furia L, Farre M, Flesland L, Pisarska A, Shapiro H, Siemann H, Skutle A, Sferrazza E, Torrens M, Sambola F, van der Kreeft P, Scherbaum N, Schifano F. 2013. Promoting innovation and excellence to face the rapid diffusion of Novel Psychoactive Substances in the EU: the outcomes of the ReDNet project HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 28 :317-323 DOI Author Url

Owen JD, Evans SJ, Assi S, Kirton SB, Stair JL. 2012. Elemental profiling as a tool for quality control of Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244th National Fall Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) 244 Author Url

Bejjani A, Nsouli B, Zahraman K, Assi S, Younes G, Yazbi F. 2011. Swift Quantification of Fenofibrate and Tiemonium methylsulfate Active Ingredients in Solid Drugs Using Particle Induced X-ray Emission Soueidan M, Roumie M, Masri P. ADVANCES IN INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS, 1st Mediterranean Conference on Innovative Materials and Applications (CIMA 2011) 324 :318-+ DOI Author Url

Nsouli B, Zahraman K, Bejjani A, Younes G, Roumié M, Assi S, El-Yazbi F, Mahmoud R, Noun M, Thomas JP. 2009. On the quantification of atorvastatin and celecoxib active ingredients in commercial solid drugs using the TT-PIXE and TT-PIGE techniques International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators,

Assi S, Watt RA, Moffat AC. 2009. Identification of tablets through their blister packaging by near-infrared spectroscopy JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 61 :A31-A31 Author Url

Assi S, Watt RA, Moffat AC. 2008. Assay of ciprofloxacin in intact and powdered tablets by near-infrared spectroscopy JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 60 :A7-A7 Author Url

Chapters

Assi S, Negri A. 'In and out of the hole': an exploration of the phencyclidine derivatives Corazza O, Roman-Urrestarazu A. Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances What Clinicians Should Know About NPS :304-323 Routledge. New York