Bioelectric impedance and individual characteristics as prognostic factors for post-operative complications

Being a big fan of the BIA as a clinical tool (mainly because I have one…), I am always happy to see it’s use expand. While the definition of phase angle eludes most except electricians, I usually have a hard time describing it without some reference to Star Trek.

But the phase angle has been gaining increasing ground as a mortality risk indicator for many conditions: AIDS, certain cancers, dialysis, and now post-op complications in surgical patients. For lack of a better definition, the higher the phase angle, the greater your likelihood of surviving something bad happening to you.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.