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Table 3 Patients in remission based on composite scores at 6- and 12-month follow-up

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

Remission Hands (%) Other regions (%)
  GS ≥ 2 PD ≥ 1 PD ≥ 2 GS ≥ 2 PD ≥ 1 PD ≥ 2
6 months
 DAS28 (n = 74) 73.0 64.9 32.4 64.9 41.9 20.3
 CDAI (n = 37) 62.2 62.2 27.0 62.2 35.1 16.2
 SDAI (n = 42) 61.9 64.3 26.2 66.7 35.7 19.0
 Boolean (n = 38) 68.4 63.2 26.3 71.1 31.6 13.2
12 months
 DAS28 (n = 59) 61.0 62.7 28.8 64.4 39.0 15.3
 CDAI (n = 38) 47.4 57.9 15.8 50.0 34.2 13.2
 SDAI (n = 42) 50.0 59.5 16.7 52.4 31.0 11.9
 Boolean (n = 35) 42.9 54.3 17.1 54.3 31.4 14.3
  1. Abbreviations: GS ≥ 2 Greyscale score ≥ 2, PD ≥ 1 Power Doppler score ≥ 1, PD ≥ 2 Power Doppler score ≥ 2, DAS28 Disease Activity Score based on 28 joints), CDAI Clinical Disease Activity Index, SDAI Simplified Disease Activity Index
  2. Data represent percentages of patients still having ultrasound pathology in at least one joint/tendon in the hands (wrist [radio-carpal, mid-carpal, radio-ulnar], metacarpophalangeal joints 1–5, proximal interphalangeal joints 2–3, extensor carpi ulnaris tendon bilaterally) versus other regions (elbow, knee, ankle, metatarsophalangeal joints 1–5, tibialis posterior tendon bilaterally)