Table 1

Baseline demographic variables of the 43 eligible patients of this study
Gender (Female/Male) 28/15
Age (year) 41.5 ± 14.9
Duration of UC (year) 7.2 ± 7.0
CAI at 1st GMA (mean ± SD) 9.1 ± 2.2
WBC at 1st GMA (mean ± SD) 8900.8 ± 2436.7
CRP at 1st GMA (mean ± SD) 0.7 ± 0.9
Concomitant medications
PSL 4
AZA 1
5ASA 8
PSL + AZA 0
PSL + 5ASA 21
AZA + 5ASA 3
PSL + AZA + 5ASA 6
Extent of colitis
Total 20
Left-sided 23

PSL, prednisolone; UC, ulcerative colitis; CAI, clinical activity index; GMA, granulocyte and monocte apheresis; SD, standard deviation; 5ASA, 5-aminosalicylic acid; AZA, azathioprine.

Yokoyama et al.

Yokoyama et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2013 13:27   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-13-27

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