Bioelectrical impedance phase angle in clinical practice: implications for prognosis in stage IIIB and IV non-small cell lung cancer

@inproceedings{Gupta2008BioelectricalIP,
  title={Bioelectrical impedance phase angle in clinical practice: implications for prognosis in stage IIIB and IV non-small cell lung cancer},
  author={Digant Gupta and Carolyn A. Lammersfeld and Pankaj G. Vashi and Jessica L. King and Sadie L Dahlk and James F. Grutsch and Christopher G. Lis},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2008}
}
A frequent manifestation of advanced lung cancer is malnutrition, timely identification and treatment of which can lead to improved patient outcomes. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is an easy-to-use and non-invasive technique to evaluate changes in body composition and nutritional status. We investigated the prognostic role of BIA-derived phase angle in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A case series of 165 stages IIIB and IV NSCLC patients treated at our center. The Kaplan… CONTINUE READING