Investigating the Importance of Bioelectrical Impedance Phase Angle in Adults Treated for Newly Diagnosed Acute Leukemia

What we are studying

The purpose of this study is to test if the way a person’s body conducts electricity can predict how well people with acute leukemia tolerate their chemotherapy.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Hospitalized for newly diagnosed acute leukemia? receiving induction treatment while hospitalized?

What is involved

  • Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) uses a small handheld device (similar to body fat analysis instruments used in weight loss centers) to measure how your body conducts a small electrical current. For BIA
  • Two electrodes will be attached with a sticky pad to the outside of your hand and also two on the outside of your foot. The device will send a small electric current from your hand to your leg and measure the electrical resistance. The current is very small and you will not be able to feel it. It is similar to having an electrocardiogram or EKG. The procedure takes about two to five minutes.



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Megan Manuel

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