Table 1

Demographic and clinical data of the 23 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were studied for differences in cell infiltrate, and expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), angiogenic growth factors, and proinflammatory cytokines in ST selected at arthroscopy compared with joint surgery

Patient IDTypeAge (years)Sex (M/F)Disease duration (months)Disease modifying antirheumatic drugsCRP (mg/l)RF (+/−)Erosions (+/−)
1Arthroscopy41M84038+
2Arthroscopy45F10245++
3Arthroscopy67F10211++
4Arthroscopy56F72255++
5Arthroscopy47M28829+
6Arthroscopy72M276232+
7Arthroscopy54M60245++
8Arthroscopy44F42122+
9Arthroscopy30M72454+
10Arthroscopy69F4809++
11Arthroscopy60M132335++
12Arthroscopy57F180342+
13Arthroscopy67F48219+
14Surgery31M72454+
15Surgery38F188135+
16Surgery64M1321126++
17Surgery74F7617+
18Surgery60F300637++
19Surgery75F60139++
20Surgery71F240116++
21Surgery72M132166++
22Surgery67F168229+
23Surgery82F2641108++