Table 1

Demographic, clinical, and laboratory parameters

Gold HCQ
0 months 12 months Wilcoxon 0 months 12 months Wilcoxon
Patients (n)49255135
Age (y)62 (30–80)59 (33–78)
Male:female18:3110:41
Disease duration (y)6 (1–37)8 (1–40)
Weight (kg)66.8 (47.0–107.0)64.6 (41.4–87.5)
ESR (mm/1st h)63 (8–130)40 (3–86)p=0.001353 (10–110)31 (8–102)p=0.0001
CRP (IU/l)55 (0–222)19 (0–135)p=0.01941 (0–154)15 (0–118)p=0.005
Pain score (VAS)50 (10–100)45 (5–100)p=0.08550 (0–100)38 (0–95)p=0.132
Articular index12 (2–42)6 (0–31)p=0.08812 (0–42)5 (0–24)p=0.0001
  • Median and ranges are shown. No significant changes between the groups at outset (Mann–Whitney).