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.