Table 5

Correlation between flow-mediated dilation and Raynaud's phenomenon

n

Correlationa

P value


MCTD with Raynaud's phenomenon

39/50

0.768

0.001

MCTD without Raynaud's phenomenon

11/50

0.25

0.235

Raynaud's phenomenon in MCTD/CVD+ and MCTD/CVD- patients

22/17

0.522

0.001


CVD, cardiovascular disease; MCTD, mixed connective tissue disease. aSpearman correlation coefficient.

Soltesz et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2010 12:R78   doi:10.1186/ar2999

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