Table 3

Correlation of ΔDAS28 and ΔMRI synovitis scores with cell marker expression following biologic treatment

ΔCD3

ΔCD68 sl

ΔCD68 ll

ΔFVIII


ΔDAS28

0.49 (0.025*)

0.27 (0.24)

-0.07 (0.77)

0.244 (0.30)

ΔMRI

0.58 (0.009*)

0.22 (0.378)

0.07 (0.78)

0.33 (0.18)


Correlation coefficient (P =). N = 21 for all IHC groups except FVIII (n = 20) and n = 19 for all MRI groups; ll, lining layer; sl, sublining layer.

Pontifex et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R7   doi:10.1186/ar3228

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