Bioelectrical Impedance as a Diagnostic Factor in the Clinical Practice and Prognostic Factor for Survival in Cancer Patients: Prediction, Accuracy and Reliability
Muobarak J Tuorkey*
Biology Department, Division of Physiology and Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Damanhour University, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tuorkey MJ
Division of Physiology and Medical Biochemistry
Faculty of Science, Damanhour University, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 11, 2012; Accepted Date: June 22, 2012; Published Date: June 25, 2012
Citation: Tuorkey MJ (2012) Bioelectrical Impedance as a Diagnostic Factor in the Clinical Practice and Prognostic Factor for Survival in Cancer Patients: Prediction, Accuracy and Reliability. J Biosens Bioelectron 3:121. doi: 10.4172/2155-6210.1000121
Copyright: © 2012 Tuorkey MJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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