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Table 1 Summary of patient histories of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients included in the study

From: Characterisation of the cannabinoid receptor system in synovial tissue and fluid in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

  Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis
Gender (number) Female (18) Male (14) Female (12) Male (1)
Mean age ± standard deviation, years 72 ± 7 70 ± 8 61 ± 11 64
NSAIDs, number (percentage) 8 (44%) 7 (50%) 8 (67%) 0
Paracetamol, number (percentage) 9 (50%) 7 (50%) 9 (75%) 1 (100%)
Corticosteroid, number (percentage) 0 0 8 (67%) 0
NSAIDs, paracetamol or corticosteroid, number (percentage) 12 (67%) 9 (64%) 12 (100%) 1 (100%)
Anti-cytokine therapy, number (percentage) 0 0 1 (8%) 1 (100%)
  1. NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.