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Research Article

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Marine and Botanical Oils: An 18-Month, Randomized, and Double-Blind Trial

Table 4

Radiograph Scores.

Mean (SD)
Median [interquartile range]
BaselineFollow-upScore change/year value

Combined score
 Borage 17.8 (29.4)
7.0 [1.0, 19.0]
18.8 (28.8)
7.0 [3.0, 27.0]
0.69 (2.3)
 Combination 49.2 (54.6)
27 [10.0, 94.0]
50.8 (56.8)
26.5 [10.0, 95.0]
1.07 (3.0)
 Fish 23.1 (33.1)
7.0 [0.0, 33.0]
26.5 (35.5)
8.0 [0.0, 41.0]
2.27 (6.3)
 All groups27.7 (39.9)
9.0 [1.0, 39.0]
29.8 (41.3)
11.0 [3.0, 41.0]
1.44 (4.5)
Erosions score
 Borage6.5 (11.4)
2.0 [0.0, 8.0]
7.1 (11.3)
4.0 [1.0, 8.0]
0.44 (1.3)
 Combination22.9 (25.4)
10.0 [2.0, 46.0]
23.1 (25.9)
10.0 [2.0, 46.0]
0.12 (0.8)
 Fish 10.4 (14.8)
3.0 [0.0, 17.0]
11.6 (17.4)
3.0 [0.0, 16.0]
0.85 (3.6)
 All groups12.1 (18.0)
3.0 [0.0, 15.0]
12.9 (19.0)
4.0 [1.0, 14.0]
0.53 (2.5)
Joint space narrowing score
 Borage11.3 (19.1)
3.0 [0.0, 16.0]
11.7 (18.9)
3.0 [0.0, 18.0]
0.25 (1.6)
 Combination26.3 (31.0)
16.0 [5.0, 41.0]
27.8 (32.3)
16.5 [5.0, 42.0]
0.96 (2.6)
 Fish12.7 (20.0)
4.5 [0.0, 15.0]
14.8 (20.9)
5.0 [0.0, 25.0]
1.43 (3.7)
 All groups15.6 (23.4)
5.0 [0.0, 19.0]
16.9 (24.1)
5.0 [0.0, 25.0]
0.91 (2.9)

Test of change among groups.
+Test of change over time in groups combined.

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