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Table 3 Regression analysis between carotid IMT and FMDa

From: Correlation between endothelial function and carotid atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis patients with long-standing disease

Variable Correlation coefficient (95% confidence interval) Pvalue
FMDb -0.003 (-0.009 to 0.003) 0.35
  1. aCarotid IMT: carotid intima-media wall thickness, FMD: flow-mediated endothelium-dependent vasodilatation, RA: rheumatoid arthritis; bAdjusted for gender, age at the time of disease diagnosis and years from RA diagnosis to ultrasonography assessment.