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Table 1 Patients with greyscale or power Doppler pathology in different joint/tendon regions at baseline and after 6 and 12 months

From: Ultrasound of the hand is sufficient to detect subclinical inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis remission: a post hoc longitudinal study

  Baseline (n = 209) 6 months (n = 184) 12 months (n = 152)
  GS ≥ 2 PD ≥ 1 PD ≥ 2 GS ≥ 2 PD ≥ 1 PD ≥ 2 GS ≥ 2 PD ≥ 1 PD ≥ 2
Wrists (RC, MC, RU) 62.0 69.8 37.6 45.8 56.5 26.0 43.9 53.5 18.1
ECU 29.8 31.3 20.2 16.5 20.9 11.5 16.4 15.1 10.7
MCP 1–5 67.9 65.1 54.5 63.2 48.4 29.1 49.7 45.9 31.4
PIP 2–3 46.6 32.4 26.5 29.7 18.1 13.7 31.4 17.6 11.9
Elbow 20.2 19.7 12.0 15.5 11.0 3.9 13.8 9.4 5.0
Knee 18.1 9.8 2.9 6.2 1.7 1.1 5.1 3.2 0.0
Ankle 10.5 3.8 1.0 6.0 0.5 0.0 3.8 1.9 0.0
TP 27.4 32.2 21.2 18.7 20.9 13.2 10.1 11.9 5.7
MTP 1–5 78.5 56.5 38.0 65.1 37.8 16.4 61.7 28.9 12.1
  1. Abbreviations: RC Radio-carpal joint, MC Mid-carpal joint, RU Radio-ulnar joint, ECU Extensor carpi ulnaris tendon, MCP Metacarpophalangeal joint, PIP Proximal interphalangeal joint, TP Tibialis posterior tendon, MTP Metatarsophalangeal joint