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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Subclinical synovitis detected by macrophage PET, but not MRI, is related to short-term flare of clinical disease activity in early RA patients: an exploratory study

Baseline characteristic Value
Female 13 (52 %)
Age (years) 53 (13)
Disease duration (months) 9.0 (7.0–15.0)
ESR (mm/hour) 5.0 (2.0–7.5)
CRP (mg/L) 2.5 (1.0–5.0)
VAS general health (0–100 mm) 5.0 (1.0–24.5)
Tender joint count 0
Swollen joint count 0
DAS in 44 joints 0.7 (0.3)
2011 Boolean ACR/EULAR remission 18 (72 %)
ACPA-positive 18 (72 %)
RF-positive 16 (64 %)
Medication  
 MTX 12 (48 %)
 MTX + SSZ 8 (32 %)
 LFL 1 (4 %)
 MTX + etanercept 2 (8 %)
 MTX + SSZ + etanercept 2 (8 %)
 Prednisolone (maximum 7.5 mg per day) 16 (64 %)
  1. Data presented as number (%), mean (standard deviation), or median (interquartile range). n = 25
  2. ACR American College of Rheumatology; CRP C-reactive protein, DAS Disease Activity Score, EULAR European League Against Rheumatism, LFL leflunomide, MTX methotrexate, RF rheumatoid factor; SSZ sulfasalazine, VAS visual analog scale