Table 1

Improved symptom control with disease progression

Score


Parameter

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Outcome


Mean SJC

5.2

3.5

2.4

Reduced symptoms

Mean TJC

13.7

9.0

6.5

Reduced symptoms

Mean pain

22.4

13.4

11.1

Reduced symptoms

Mean Larsen index

5.6

12.3

16.9

Increased structural damage


SJC, swollen joint count (maximum score 44); TJC, tender joint count (maximum score 53). Data on file, Centocor, Inc., Malvern, PA, USA.

Yocum Arthritis Res Ther 2004 6(Suppl 2):S24-S30   doi:10.1186/ar997