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Table 1 Characteristics of patientsa

From: The tumour-associated glycoprotein podoplanin is expressed in fibroblast-like synoviocytes of the hyperplastic synovial lining layer in rheumatoid arthritis

Characteristic RA (n= 18) OA (n= 9)
Age, mean yr 61.8 68.4
Sex, F/M 13/6 6/3
Disease duration, mean yr 21.9 -
Seropositiveb, % 82% -
Larsen scorec (mean ± SD) 2.9 ± 0.6 -
DMARDs, % 72% -
Steroids, % 44% -
Biologic drugs, % 33% -
  1. aRA, rheumatoid arthritis; OA, osteoarthritis; DMARDs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs; brheumatoid factor or anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibody-positive; cLarsen index score (1 to 5) of the biopsied joint (bone erosion present if index >1).