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Table 3 Direction of change for MRI scores from Visit 1 to Visit 2

From: Changes in clinical disease activity are weakly linked to changes in MRI inflammation on treat-to-target escalation of therapy in rheumatoid arthritis

   Total
Group A Group B
n % n %
Change in MRI(i)
 Decrease 16 38.1 13 54.17 29
 Increase 16 38.1 3 12.5 19
 No change 10 23.81 8 33.33 18
 Total 42   24   66
Change in MRI osteitis
 Decrease 15 34.09 8 33.33 23
 Increase 9 20.45 6 25 15
 No change 20 45.45 10 41.67 30
 Total 44   24   68
Change in MRI synovitis
 Decrease 15 35.71 11 45.83 26
 Increase 9 21.43 1 4.17 10
 No change 18 42.86 12 50 30
 Total 42   24   66
Change in MRI tenosynovitis
 Decrease 12 28.57 9 37.5 21
 Increase 10 23.81 5 20.83 15
 No change 20 47.62 10 41.67 30
 Total 42   24   66
Change in MRI erosion
 Increase 3 6.98 5 20.83 8
 No change 40 93.02 19 79.17 59
 Total 43   24   67
  1. MRI magnetic resonance imaging, MRI(i) total MRI inflammation score at the wrist (sum of synovitis, osteitis and tendonitis scores)