Table 1.

Baseline patient demographics together with clinical and functional characteristics.

N = 35
Male18 (51)
Age, yrs54 ± 12
Height, cm173 ± 9
Weight, kg80 ± 15
BMI, kg/m227 ± 4
IgM RF positivity24 (69)
Anti-CCP positivity27 (77)
DAS443.2 ± 1.0
SJC44, median (IQR)5 (7)
TJC44, median (IQR)6 (5)
CRP, mg/L, median (IQR)14 (20)
ESR, mm/h, median (IQR)22 (28)
  • Values are mean ± SD or n (%) unless otherwise indicated. Anti-CCP: anticyclic citrullinated peptide; CRP: C-reactive protein; DAS44: Disease Activity Score in 44 joints; ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate; RF: rheumatoid factor; SJC44: swollen joint count in 44 joints; TJC44: tender joint count in 44 joints.