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Clinical Study

Disease Activity and Bone Mineral Density of MCP Joints in Patients with Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis: Is There a Correlation?—A Study in Patients Treated with Methotrexate and an Anti-TNFα Agent

Table 1

Demographic and clinical data of the patients at baseline.

Patients with RAPatients with PsA
MTX groupEtanercept groupMTX groupEtanercept group

Patient, (females) 7 (5) 5 (4) 5 (2) 5 (1)
Age, mean (SD)45.7 (11.7)60.0 (10)45.4 (14.1)50.2 (11)
Disease duration (months), mean (SD)1.7 (0.2)26.8 (9.5)1.8 (0.3)33 (9.5)
DAS28, mean (SD)6.6 (0.9)6.7 (0.9)5.4 (0.7) 5.3 (0.6)
BMD of the examined joint, mean (SD)0.291 (0.067)0.319 (0.028)0.340 (0.018)0.363 (0.057)

PDUS: power Doppler US. DAS values between groups were not statistically significant.

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