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Table 1 Characteristics of RA patients (n = 13)

From: Blockade of Toll-like receptor 2 prevents spontaneous cytokine release from rheumatoid arthritis ex vivo synovial explant cultures

Age, mean (range) years 58.07 (29 to 83)
Disease duration, mean (range) years 6.1 (0.6 to 14)
Rheumatoid factor - positive 8
   - negative 5
No. of patients on DMARDs 8
No. of patients on NSAIDS 4
Physician's global assessment, 0 to 100 mm VAS 26.4 ± 25.8
ESR, mm/hr 24.8 ± 9.5
CRP, mg/dl 20.9 ± 18.7
DAS28, units 4.1 ± 0.9