Basic and applied research in pharmacy

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University of Split School of Medicine
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Prof. Darko Modun, MD, PhD– pharmacology, pharmacy

Asst. Prof. Ana Seselja Perisin, MPharm, PhD – pharmacy

Doris Rusic, MPharm, PhD – pharmacy

Dario Leskur, MPharm – pharmacy, dermatology

Josipa Bukic, MPharm – pharmacy

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Darko Modun
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Short description of research profile

The scopes of research include spectrophotometric and spectrofluorimetric methods for the determination of antioxidative potential of different substrates including in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo samples like human blood (plasma, serum), tissues (animal, human) and different herbals. Recent research by this group has been focused on skin models of damages (mechanical, UV, chemical) and on various treatment potential of different substances for skin. Furthermore, this group research focuses on public health subjects in modern pharmacy and physician pharmacist collaboration.


Representative publications

. Bukic J, Rusic D, Bozic J, Zekan L, Leskur D, Seselja Perisin A, Modun D. Differences among health care students' attitudes, knowledge and use of dietary supplements: a cross-sectional study. Complement Ther Med. 2018;41:35-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2018.09.005
Jukic I, Rusic D, Vukovic J, Zivkovic PM, Bukic J, Leskur D, Seselja Perisin A, Luksic M, Modun D. Correlation of registered drug packs with Maastricht V/Florence Consensus Report and national treatment guidelines for management of Helicobacter pylori infection. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2019. doi: 10.1111/bcpt.13322.
Rusic D, Bozic J, Bukic J, Seselja Perisin A, Leskur D, Modun D, Tomic S. Evaluation of accordance of antibiotics package size with recommended treatment duration of guidelines for sore throat and urinary tract infections. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019;8:30. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0495-5.
Leskur D, Bukić J, Petrić A, Zekan L, Rušić D, Šešelja Perišin A, Petrić I, Stipić M, Puizina-Ivić N, Modun D. Anatomical Site Differences of Sodium Laurylsulphate Induced Irritation: randomised controlled trial. Br J Dermatol. 2019. doi: 10.1111/bjd.17633.
Seselja Perisin A, Mestrovic A, Bozic J, Kacic J, Bukic J, Leskur D, Rusic D, Zekan L, Stipic M, Modun D. Interprofessional pharmacotherapy workshop: intervention to improve health professionals' and students' attitudes towards collaboration between physicians and pharmacists. J Interprof Care. 2018. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2018.1541875
Technology Expertise

Spectrophotometer (Lambda 25, Perkin Elmer) with circulating water thermopump;

Spectrofluorometer (Cary Eclipse BioMelt Bundle, Agilent) with 2 moduls: a) Multicell Holder (4 Position) with Temperature Controller and b) modul with Microplate Reader;

HPLC (UV/VIS DAD and fluorescent detector, Waters);

Courage+Khazaka MPA 6 (instrument for skin research) with different types of probes (Tewametar TM300, Corneometer CM825, Mexameter MX18, Thermometer ST500, Frictiometer);

SquameScan® 850A instrument for D-Squame® tapes; Thermo Fisher Speed Vac