Table 1

Patient characteristics and results of laboratory and imaging studies*
All patients, n (%) 18 (100%)
Male, n (%) 10 (56%)
Female, n (%) 8 (44%)
Age 63.0 ± 10.0 years
Disease duration 4.9 ± 4.4 years
ESR 25.4 ± 25.3 mm/hour
CRP 17.2 ± 19.6 mg/l
CE, tender joints 7.3 ± 5.0
CE, swollen joints 5.4 ± 5.4
Disease activity (DAS28) 4.6 ± 1.6
Ultrasonography score (US7) 13.8 ± 9.4
MRI score (RAMRIS) 14.6 ± 10.0

*Except where indicated otherwise, values are the mean ± SD. CE clinical examination, CRP C-reactive protein, DAS28 disease activity score of 28 joints, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, MRI magnetic resonance imaging.

Schäfer et al.

Schäfer et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R124   doi:10.1186/ar4304

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