Mediators of Inflammation / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Impact of Temporomandibular Joint Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Table 1

Demographic and background data for 33 patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement of rheumatoid arthritis.

MedianPercentile% abnn

Age Years47415433
 General diseaseYears651133
 TMJ symptomsYears21433
Systemic disease activity
 Disease activity score (28)0–
 Number of painful regions0–21981233
 Erythrocyte sedimentation ratemm/hr4028708533
 C-reactive proteinmg/L86115326
 Rheumatoid factorIU/mL2725348426
 Thrombocyte particle count109/L306246342933

% abn: percentage of observations with positive or abnormal values (when applicable), n: number of observations, M: males, F: females, IU: international units, NSAID: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, DMARD: disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, anti-TNF: biologic drug specifically targeting tumor necrosis factor. The following values were considered abnormal: rheumatoid factor >14 IU, C-reactive protein >4 mg/L, erythrocyte sedimentation rate >20 mm/h, thrombocyte particle count >300 × 109/L, and ACPA >5 U/mL. The disease activity score for 28 joints was assessed at the time of clinical examination.

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