Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Intravenous Laser Blood Irradiation Increases Efficacy of Etanercept in Selected Subtypes of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: An Innovative Clinical Research Approach

Table 4

Evolution of ACR core set of variables at 20 weeks from initiation of ILBI.

VariableGroup I—ILBI Group II—Placebo Statistic comparison among groups
InitialAfter 20 weeksInitialAfter 20 weeksInitialAfter 20 weeks

No. of joints with active arthritis
No. of joints with limited range of motion
Score for physician’s global assessment of disease activity
Score for parent’s or patient’s global assessment of overall wellbeing
CHAQ score
ESR—mm/hr

CHAQ: Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire. ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate.

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