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Table 2 Vascular inflammation is increased in patients with sacroiliitis a

From: Psoriatic arthritis and sacroiliitis are associated with increased vascular inflammation by 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography computed tomography: baseline report from the Psoriasis Atherosclerosis and Cardiometabolic Disease Initiative

  Pso (n= 38) PsA (n= 27)  
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD P -value
Aortic SUV max 6.46 ± 1.43 6.72 ± 1.92 0.536
  Sacroiliitis absent (n = 53) Sacroiliitis present (n = 12)  
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD P -value
Aortic SUV max 6.39 ± 1.49 7.33 ± 2.09 0.038
  1. aCT, Computed tomography; PsA, Psoriatic arthritis; Pso, Psoriasis; SUVmax, Maximum standardized uptake value. Data are reported as mean ± SD of the greatest aortic SUVmax region (three consecutive slices) for each patient. Indicated P-values (P < 0.05 deemed significant) are for Student’s t-test comparisons of either Pso vs PsA or absence vs presence of sacroiliitis by CT scan.