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Table 1 Improved symptom control with disease progression

From: Effective use of TNF antagonists

  Score  
Parameter Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Outcome
Mean SJC 5.2 3.5 2.4 Reduced symptoms
Mean TJC 13.7 9.0 6.5 Reduced symptoms
Mean pain 22.4 13.4 11.1 Reduced symptoms
Mean Larsen index 5.6 12.3 16.9 Increased structural damage
  1. SJC, swollen joint count (maximum score 44); TJC, tender joint count (maximum score 53). Data on file, Centocor, Inc., Malvern, PA, USA.