An investigation of the roles of nurse and technician in renal, coronary and intensive care facilities using high-technology equipment has revealed different practices. Roles of nurse and technician tend not to conflict in renal and coronary care. Renal units require technicians for maintaining dialysis machines. However, nurses operate the equipment in coronary units. Technicians and nurses carry out technical functions in intensive care. About 20% of hospitals employ technicians as they require a range of equipment for unpredictable needs. However, nurses fulfil the technical function in others.
Publication Name: Nursing Times
Retinaldehyde: More than meets the eye
A study report suggest that retinaldehyde, an intermediate metabolite between vitamin A and retinoic acid, present at biologically active concentrations in fat tissue, improves insulin sensitivity by antagonizes peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors-[gamma] activity and inhibiting adipogenesis.
Publication Name: Nature Medicine
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