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Table 4 Sensitivity analysis

From: Endothelial injury in rheumatoid arthritis: a crosstalk between dimethylarginines and systemic inflammation

  ADMA SDMA ADMA:SDMA
Inflammation Normal High Normal High Normal High
Ach% 0.067 (p = 0.397) 0.251 (p = 0.216) −0.077 (p = 0.325) −0.401 ( p= 0.042) 0.128 (p = 0.108) 0.406 ( p= 0.040)
SNP% 0.016 (p = 0.840) 0.173 (p = 0.397) −0.018 (p = 0.816) −0.404 ( p= 0.040) 0.023 (p = 0.776) 0.384 (p = 0.053)
FMD% −0.002 (p = 0.976) 0.185 (p = 0.365) 0.099 (p = 0.220) −0.165 (p = 0.421) −0.076 (p = 0.353) 0.280 (p = 0.165)
GTN% −0.023 (p = 0.782) −0.090 (p = 0.698) −0.052 (p = 0.540) 0.007 (p = 0.978) 0.033 (p = 0.698) −0.090 (p = 0.697)
cIMT 0.100 (p = 0.247) −0.482 ( p= 0.017) 0.005 (p = 0.958) −0.231 (p = 0.278) 0.064 (p = 0.466) −0.101 (p = 0.637)
SEVR −0.013 (p = 0.869) 0.039 (p = 0.865) 0.124 (p = 0.121) 0.255 (p = 0.251) −0.091 (p = 0.264) −0.303 (p = 0.170)
AIx (HR75) −0.011 (p = 0.893) 0.272 (p = 0.222) 0.069 (p = 0.398) −0.287 (p = 0.195) −0.065 (p = 0.434) 0.527 ( p= 0.012)
  1. Values are quoted as Spearman’s correlation coefficients with p values. Bold coefficients/p values are significant at p < 0.05
  2. ADMA asymmetric dimethylarginine, SDMA symmetric dimethylarginine, ACh acetylcholine, SNP sodium nitroprusside, FMD flow-mediated dilatation, GTN glyceryl-trinitrate-mediated dilatation, cIMT intima media thickness, SEVR subendocardial viability ratio, AIx augmentation index, HR heart rate