Table 5

Sum power Doppler (PD) scores of the different joint combinations during the study

Baseline

1 month

3 months

6 monhts

12 months


7-joint score

8.0 (0 to 19)

5.0 (0 to 17)*

3.5 (0 to 13)*

2.0 (0 to 12)**

2.5 (0 to 12)**

12-joint score

9.0 (0 to 42)

8.0 (0 to 31)

6.5 (0 to 26)**

6.0 (0 to 29)*

3.0 (0 to 29)*

28-joint score

10.5 (0 to 50)

8.0 (0 to 34)*

3.5 (0 to 28)**

3.5 (0 to 35)**

4.0 (0 to 35)*

44-joint score

26.5 (1 to 96)

17.0 (0 to 63)**

11.5 (1 to 38)**

12.0 (0 to 63)**

9.5 (0 to 73)**

78-joint score

33.0 (1 to 119)

21.0 (0 to 83)**

15.5 (2 to 52)**

13.5 (0 to 82)**

12.5 (0 to 81)**


Sum PD scores of the different joint combinations at baseline and after 1, 3, 6 and 12 months. All joint combinations showed significant change from baseline (* = P ≤ 0.05, ** = P ≤ 0.001).

Hammer and Kvien Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R78   doi:10.1186/ar3341

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