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Table 2 Relationship between the periodontal SUV and the clinical parameters at baseline

From: Does periodontitis affect the treatment response of biologics in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

  r p*
ACPA (U/ml) 0.354 0.01
Age (year) 0.206 0.11
RF (mg/dl) 0.073 0.59
DAS28-CRP −0.228 0.08
Disease duration (year) 0.049 0.72
WBC (/μl) −0.029 0.83
MMP-3 (ng/ml) −0.107 0.43
  1. *Spearman’s rank correlation test
  2. Abbreviations: ACPA anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, RF rheumatoid factor, DAS Disease Activity Score, WBC white blood cell, MMP-3 matrix metalloproteinase 3