Skip to main content

Table 1 Patient description of demographic, clinical and treatment characteristics

From: Active synovial matrix metalloproteinase-2 is associated with radiographic erosions in patients with early synovitis

  RA Non-RA  
  (n = 45) (n = 21) P
Age (years) 47 ± 13 40 ± 13 0.02
Female (%) 28 (62) 8 (38) NS
Caucasian (%) 38 (84) 21 (100) NS
Total joint count (n) 23 ± 12 7 ± 9 <0.0001
Swollen joint count (n) 17 ± 12 5 ± 8 <0.0001
ESR (mm/h) 45 ± 31 41 ± 34 NS
CRP (mg/dl) 2.2 ± 2.4 1.9 ± 3.9 NS
RF >20 (n) 32 (71) 0 <0.0001
Erosions (%) 12 (27) 0 0.006
Prednisone (%) 14 (31) 3 (14) NS
DMARD (%) 10 (22) 1 (5) 0.07
Antibiotics (%) 5 (11) 2 (10) 0.8
  1. Comparisons were made between groups. Values are presented either as means ± standard deviation or as total numbers (%).CRP,C-reactive protein; DMARD, disease-modifying antirheumatic drug; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; RF = Rheumatoid factor.