Mediators of Inflammation / 2014 / Article / Tab 4

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 4

Significant differences in SAA concentration between groups of RA patients.

VariablesSAA (mg/L) value

Gender
 Male433.6 (238.0)0.01
 Female298.9 (263.6)
Disease activity
 DAS28 > 5.1 478.3 (228.1)<0.0001
 DAS28 ≤ 5.1261.5 (251.4)
Current GC treatment
 Positive361.1 (261.0)0.002
 Negative213.0 (0.12)
Carotid plaques
 Positive388.3 (250.6)0.04
 Negative302.2 (265.7)
Cystatin-C
 ≥1.0 mg/L492.4 (229.2)0.004
 <1.0 mg/L303.9 (260.4)

Only in women
Current biological DMARDs
 Negative332.1 (266.5)0.01
 Positive210.2 (237.8)

Values are mean (SD).
DAS: disease activity score; GC: glucocorticoid.

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