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Table 5 The only variables which had a significant difference in a comparison between patients with positive FLAIR-MRI findings and negative FLAIR-MRI

From: Study of MRI brain findings and carotid US features in systemic sclerosis patients, relationship with disease parameters

Variables +ve MRI findings −ve MRI findings P value
Disease duration 11.75 ± 7.2 3.13 ± 1.6 0.001
Raynaud’s duration (minutes) 18.13 ± 9.9 8.13 ± 4.4 0.02
Rt CAA atheroma 0.25 ± 0.15 0.0 ± 0.0 0.013
Lt CAA atheroma 0.38 ± 0.18 0.0 ± 0.0 0.001
CAA-IMT 1.25 ± − .65 0.87 ± 0.18 0.01