Table 4

Radiographic progression in presence or absence of hand bone loss.

HBLsdc

No hand bone loss

Hand bone loss

Diff.

Radiographic progression

N(%)

N(%)

p


2 years

27(24)

118(49)

0.001

5 years

43(48)

129(65)

0.008

8 years

42(52)

105(66)

0.033


HBLsdc, hand bone loss smallest detectable change; N, number.

Forslind et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R219   doi:10.1186/ar4058

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