Phase angle as a prognostic marker after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in a prospective cohort study.

@article{Martin2016PhaseAA,
  title={Phase angle as a prognostic marker after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Lena Martin and Jesper Lagergren and John Blomberg and Asif M Johar and Ingvar Bosaeus and Pernilla Lagergren},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2016},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={
          1013-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The phase angle identifies changes in tissue's electrical properties assessed by bioelectrical impedance measurement and it can predict prognosis in some conditions. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is commonly used in patients with severe nutritional problems, but there is a need to improve the clinical decision-making for using PEG. We examined if a decreased phase angle predicts complications, short-term mortality (within 60 days of PEG insertion), or inflammatory markers… CONTINUE READING
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