Table 1

Details of the patients and medication at the time of surgery

Groups

Active RA

Inactive RA

OA

Normal


Age (years)

62.5 ± 19.28

72.33 ± 7.07

69.22 ± 7.98

36.3 ± 10.39


Gender (male/total)

2/10

6/9

6/9

6/10


CRP (IU/mL)

83.90 ± 83.78

9.78 ± 8.21

NA

NA


RF (mg/L)

19.40 ± 44.10

1.44 ± 0.53

<20

NA


Erosion Positivity per total samples

2/10

2/9

0/9

0/9


DMARDS

NSAIDs 9

Prednisolone 1

SSZ 1

Im Gold 5

MTX 2

Plaquenil 1

No NSAIDs 5

Panadeine 1

NSAIDs 3

None 9

Allopurinol 1


CRP, C-reactive protein; DMARD, disease modifying antirheumatic drug; Im Gold, intramuscular sodium aurothiomalate; MTX, methotrexate; NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; RF, rheumatoid factor; SSZ, sulphasalazine

Crotti et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R245   doi:10.1186/ar4088

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