Table 1.

Patient characteristics.

PatientAge, yrsDisease Duration, yrsVASSwollen Joint Count*Tender Joint CountESRDMARDBiologics
15529529215MTXTNF
25547210719SLZ, MTX0
3622083111319MTX0
46737246546LFN, HCQ0
557565122214MTXTNF
64523328422MTX0
7593770161122MTX, HCQ0
  • * SJC according to at least 50% (4/7) of the clinical healthcare professionals. VAS: 100-mm visual analog scale; ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate; DMARD: disease-modifying antirheumatic drug; MTX: methotrexate; TNF: tumor necrosis factor; SLZ: sulfasalazine; LFN: leflunomide; HCQ: hydroxychloroquine.