Table 2

Clinical changes after a switch from etanercept to infliximab

Parameter

Pre-infliximab (baseline)

Post-infliximab (4 doses; week 14)

Outcome


Mean tender joints (n)

17.1

7.3

57% reduction

Mean swollen joints (n)

11.2

3.8

66% reduction

ESR (mm/h)

33

26.5

20% reduction

Mean prednisone dosage (mg/day)

9.2

5.7

38% reduction


ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Data from [17].

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