Table 5

Clinical characteristics of the patients at the time of synovectomy/sampling.

Rheumatoid

Osteoarthritis

Arthritis (RA)

(OA)


Patients (n)

3

3


Sample name

RA1, RA2, RA3,

OA1, OA2, OA3


Gender (female/male)

3/0

1/2


Age (years ± SEM)

62.4 ± 2.9

58.7 ± 2.0


Disease duration (years ± SEM)

11.5 ± 0.5

4.4 ± 0.6


Rheumatic factor (positive/negative)

3/0

0/3


ESR1 (mm/h ± SEM)

26.7 ± 6.2

20.0 ± 4.0


CRP2 (mg/l ± SEM)

38.1 ± 7.2

13.2 ± 2.9


ARA3 – Criteria for RA (n ± SEM)

6.0 ± 1.1

0.3 ± 0.1


Concomitant

MTX4 (n)

1

0


medication

NSAIDs5 (n)

3

3


1 Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

2 C-reactive protein, normal range: < 5 mg/l

3 American Rheumatism Association (now: American College of Rheumatology)

4 Methotrexate

5 Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Wollbold et al. BMC Systems Biology 2009 3:77   doi:10.1186/1752-0509-3-77

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