Table 4

Disease activity in patients with complete and incomplete joint remission

Swollen joints

Tender joints


32JC- (n = 760)

28JC-/32JC+ (n = 38)

p

32JC- (n = 1,120)

28JC-/32JC+ (n = 102)

p


SDAI

6.45

8.93

0.03

7.95

10.91

0.00

DAS28

2.65

2.92

0.11

2.65

2.97

0.00

C-reactive protein (mg/dl)

1.25

1.43

0.56

1.38

1.52

0.42

Pain (mm VAS)

23

36

0.00

20

34

0.00

Patient global (mm VAS)

22

39

0.00

21

35

0.00

Physician global (mm VAS)

17

19

0.51

12

25

0.00


Complete joint remission refers to the situation with no joint activity by the 32-joint count (32JC-), while incomplete remission refers to patients with no joint activity by the 28, but active joints by the 32-joint scale (28JC-/32JC+). DAS28, disease activity score based on 28 joints; SDAI, simplified disease activity index; VAS, visual analog scale.

Kapral et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2007 9:R72   doi:10.1186/ar2270

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