Inflammation and thrombosis biomarkers and incident frailty in postmenopausal women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The American journal of medicine, Volume 122, Issue 10, p.947-54 (2009)

Keywords:

2009, Aged, Aging, Biological Markers, C-Reactive Protein, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Confidence Intervals, Factor VIII, Female, Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products, Follow-Up Studies, Frail Elderly, Humans, Incidence, INFLAMMATION, Multivariate Analysis, Postmenopause, Probability, Prospective Studies, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Assessment, Thrombosis, Tissue Plasminogen Activator, Women's Health

Abstract:

The immune and blood coagulation systems have been implicated in the pathophysiology of the geriatric syndrome of frailty, but limited prospective data examining the relationship of clotting/inflammation biomarkers to risk of incident frailty exist.