Mediators of Inflammation / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Serum Amyloid A as a Marker of Persistent Inflammation and an Indicator of Cardiovascular and Renal Involvement in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of 140 RA patients.

VariableResults

Demographic variables
 Age (years)50.3 (10.9) (range 18–76)
 Gender (F/M)111 (79.3%)/29 (20.7%)
RA related variables
 Disease duration (years)10.1 (7.5) (range 0.5–33)
 RA duration >10 years64 (45.7%)
 RF-IgM positivity99 (70.7%)
 ACPA positivity116 (82.9%)
 Erosions117 (84%)
 Extra-articular symptoms58 (41.4%)
 DAS28 4.52 (1.31) (range 1.9–8.5)
 DAS28 ≤ 5.198 (70%)
 DAS28 < 2.68 (5.7%)
 M-HAQ1.25 (0.62) (range 0–2.75)
 Current MTX usage82 (58.6%)
 Current GC usage108 (77.1%)
 Current biologic therapy36 (25.7%)

Values are mean (SD) or numbers (%).
RF-IgM: rheumatoid factor IgM; ACPA: anticitrullinated protein antibodies; DAS: Disease Activity Score; M-HAQ: Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire; MTX: methotrexate; GC: glucocorticoid.

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