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Table 1 Clinical and MRI variables of patients in activity period and remission at 1 year

From: The application value of MRI in the diagnosis of subclinical inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in remission

Characteristics, n = 76 Baseline 1 year P value
Clinical variables
 TJC28 4.2 ± 3.1 0 < 0.001
 SJC28 3.5 ± 2.6 0 < 0.001
 DAS28 4.2 ± 1.3 1.9 ± 0.5 < 0.001
 ESR 32.5 ± 12.6 14.6 ± 6.1 < 0.001
 CRP 15.8 ± 5.4 6.3 ± 3.2 < 0.001
 RF 59/76 (77.6%) 53/76 (69.7%) 0.27
 CCP 63/76 (82.9%) 59/76 (77.6%) 0.42
MRI variables
 Synovitis 6.1 ± 3.8 4.0 ± 2.4 < 0.001
 BME 5.9 ± 4.6 2.9 ± 2.2 < 0.001
 Tenosynovitis 4.9 ± 3.4 1.6 ± 1.1 < 0.001
 Bone erosion 6.4 ± 5.6 7.1 ± 6.5 0.31
  1. ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, DAS disease activity score, CRP the C-reactive protein, RF rheumatoid Factor, ACPA anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, TJCs tender joints, SJCs swollen joints, BME bone marrow edema