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Table 4 Descriptive analysis of dGEMRIC indices [ms] of the MCP, PIP, and DIP joints 2–5 in PsA patients; for each region, the mean ± standard deviation (SD), the median, and the range (minimum and maximum) are presented. Means were compared by one-way ANOVA and a post hoc Scheffé test. p values < 0.05 were considered significant and are given in bold

From: Proteoglycan loss in the articular cartilage is associated with severity of joint inflammation in psoriatic arthritis—a compositional magnetic resonance imaging study

dGEMRIC indices
  Overall MCP PIP DIP p value
Mean 431 533 404 393  
SD 152 148 191 131 MCP vs. PIP 0.008
Median 426 550 413 349 MCP vs. DIP 0.007
Minimum 157 259 191 157 PIP vs. DIP 0.968
Maximum 951 951 679 783