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Table 3 Relationship between the periodontal SUV at baseline and the difference in the values before and after treatment

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

  r p*
ΔACPA (U/ml) 0.179 0.132
ΔWBC (/μl) −0.063 0.634
ΔRF (mg/dl) 0.059 0.659
ΔMMP-3 (ng/ml) −0.211 0.108
ΔDAS28-CRP −0.369 0.004
  1. *Spearman’s rank correlation test
  2. Abbreviations: ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, WBC white blood cell, RF rheumatoid factor, ACPA anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, MMP-3 matrix metalloproteinase 3, DAS Disease Activity Score, Δ the difference in the values between before and after treatment