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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Tumor necrosis factor and norepinephrine lower the levels of human neutrophil peptides 1-3 secretion by mixed synovial tissue cultures in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

  Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis
Number 10 7
Age (years) 62.8 ± 3.2 57.0 ± 4.0
Sex (f/m) 6/4 4/3
C-reactive protein (mg/L) 5.1 ± 1.3 25.9 ± 14.1#
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mm) 11.5 ± 1.5 27.6 ± 3.1*
Lining layer thickness, cells 2.0 ± 0.5 2.5 ± 0.2
Cellular density (all cells), cells/mm2 364 ± 169 635 ± 329
T-cell density, cells/mm2 1.1 ± 0.1 1.9 ± 0.5
Macrophage density, cells/mm2 55 ± 38 52 ± 16
Medication   
   Prednisolone (%) N.A. 86.0
   Daily prednisolone (mg/day) N.A. 6.1 ± 1.7
   Methotrexate (%) N.A. 71.0
   Leflunomide (%) N.A. 14.0
   Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (%) 70.0 71.0
  1. Data are given as mean ± SEM. *P < 0.05; #P < 0.005 for the comparison with osteoarthritis. Abbreviations: N.A., not applicable.