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Table 4 Patients in composite score remission at 6 and 12 months with power Doppler activity in at least 1 joint/tendon of 36 joints/4 tendons

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

  6 months 12 months
Remission No. of patients PD ≥ 1 (%) PD ≥ 2 (%) No. of patients PD ≥ 1 (%) PD ≥ 2 (%)
DAS28 74 91.9 91.9 59 94.9 96.6
CDAI 37 94.6 91.9 38 97.4 94.7
SDAI 42 92.9 90.5 42 97.6 95.2
Boolean 38 94.7 94.7 35 97.1 94.3
  1. Abbreviations: DAS28 Disease Activity Score based on 28 joints with erythrocyte sedimentation rate, SDAI Simplified Disease Activity Index, CDAI Clinical Disease Activity Index, PD Power Doppler
  2. Percentage of patients where ultrasound assessments performed only of the hands (wrist (radiocarpal, midcarpal, radioulnar), metacarpophalangeal 1-5, proximal interphalangeal 2-3, extensor carpi ulnaris tendon bilaterally) would capture PD activity (≥1 or ≥ 2)