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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the patients at the time of synovectomy

From: In vitromodel for the analysis of synovial fibroblast-mediated degradation of intact cartilage

Patients (total) Gender (male/female) Age (years) Disease duration (years) RF (titre) ESR (mm/hour) CRP (mg/l) Number of ARA criteria Concomitant medication
5 3/2 6.18 ± 4.4 9.6 ± 2.6 100 ± 33.7 49.4 ± 11.8 47.6 ± 12.3 5.6 ± 0.5 MTX (2) NSAID (4)
  1. For the parameters age, disease duration, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP; normal range, < 5 mg/l) and number of American Rheumatism Association (ARA) criteria, means ± standard error of the mean are given. MTX = methotrexate; NSAID = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; RF = rheumatoid factor.