Inflammation and thrombosis biomarkers and incident frailty in postmenopausal women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


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


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


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.