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Table 1 Patient information

From: Identification and evaluation of novel synovial tissue biomarkers in rheumatoid arthritis by laser scanning cytometry

  RA (n= 17) Control (n= 14)
Age (years)a 57.4 ± 13.6 42.9 ± 10.4
Gender (male/female) 5/12 9/5
Duration of disease (years)a 21.4 ± 9.7 0.7 ± 1.1
Corticosteroid use (yes/no) 11/6 0/14
DMARD use (yes/no) 12/5 0/14
NSAID use (yes/no) 3/14 0/14
Biologicals use (yes/no) 3/14 0/14
RF positive (yes/no) 15/2 0/14
CRP positive (yes/no)bc 7/5 0/14
  1. aValues represent mean ± SD; bpositive; elevated levels of CRP (> 10 mg/L); cFive patients: no data accessible. CRP, C-reactive protein; DMARD, disease-modifying antirheumatic drug; NSAID, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug; RF, rheumatoid factor.