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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Autophagy induction contributes to the resistance to methotrexate treatment in rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synovial cells through high mobility group box chromosomal protein 1

Patient characteristics OA RA
Total number of patients 7 7
Age,a yr 68 (58–70) 61 (55–75)
Sex, n, female/male 2/5 5/2
CRP,b mg/L 2.72 (2.25) 17.75 (26.52)
RF,b IU/ml 9.16 (2.90) 102.31 (70.07)
Anti-CCP–positive, n 0/7 6/7
ESR,b mm/h 12.43 (6.55) 39 (15.12)
Medications, number of patients   
 NSAIDs 7 7
 Steroids 3 1
 TWP 0 3
 MTX 0 4
  1. CRP C-reactive protein, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, MTX methotrexate, RF rheumatoid factor, CCP cyclic citrullinated peptide, NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, TWP Tripterygium wilfordii polyglycoside
  2. aMedian (range)
  3. bMean (standard error of the mean)