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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of RA patients

From: Baseline CXCL10 and CXCL13 levels are predictive biomarkers for tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis: a pilot, prospective study

  Responders (n = 16) Nonresponders (n = 13) p value
Age (years) 51.6 ± 12.7 50.7 ± 8.1 0.80a
Gender (female %) 69 (11/16) 77 (10/13) 0.70b
Duration (years) 6.5 ± 4.9 7.4 ± 7.5 0.66a
RF or anti-CCP positive (%) 75 (12/16) 54 (7/13) 0.27b
DAS28 ESR 6.2 ± 1.1 6.7 ± 0.6 0.15a
ESR (mm) 37 ± 31 30 ± 22 0.79a
  1. Values are presented as mean with standard deviation. P values were determined by Wilcoxon ranked sum testa and by Fisher’s exact testb
  2. RF rheumatoid factor, anti-CCP anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide​, DAS28 ESR disease activity score in 28 joints based on erythrocyte sedimentation rate, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate