Table 1 Clinical and demographic details of patients
PatientGenderAgeDiagnosisDuration (years)ESRRF (titre)Histology scoreMedication
1M52Normal (meniscal tear)1.2NDND0None
2F53Normal (articular cartilage degeneration)0.25NDND1None
3M57Normal (articular cartilage degeneration)1NDND0None
4F57Normal (meniscal tear)1.5NDND0None
5M58Normal (meniscal tear and cartilage degeneration)0.5NDND0None
6F41Normal (articular cartilage degeneration)0.5NDND0None
7M38Normal (articular cartilage damage)1NDND0None
8F55Normal (meniscal and articular cartilage damage)2NDNegative0None
9F29Normal (articular cartilage degeneration)11<10Negative0None
10M28Normal (meniscal tear)1NDND0None
11M44Normal (meniscal tear)15NDND0NSAID
12M55Normal (articular cartilage damage)>1NDND0None
1NDNDERA1.514Positive (640)3NSAID
2NDNDERA0.2523Positive (80)1NSAID
3NDNDERA0.6NDND1ND
4NDNDERA0.2551Positive (640)2NSAID
5NDNDERA0.544Positive (640)2None
6NDNDERA0.334Positive (170)1None
7NDNDERA148Positive (160)2None
8NDNDERA0.112Positive (640)3NSAID
1F48RA1824Positive (400)3MTX, NSAID
2F47RA1518Negative1St, NSAID, analgesic
3F62RA2664Positive (>1280)2Sulphasalazine, NSAID
4F45RA2071Positive (640)3Sulphasalazine, azathioprine, NSAID
5M73RA1559Positive(1280)2d-Penicillamine, NSAID, analgesic
6F43RA523Positive (640)2MTX
7F52RA2030Positive (1280)3MTX, Hydroxychloroquine, NSAID, st, gold
8F67RA7105Positive (160)3Steroid, NSAID
9F63RA8100Positive (320)3MTX, st, analgesic
10F62RA38100Positive (640)3MTX, st
11F55RA2168Positive (1280)2NSAID
13F68RA2870Positive (800)2Analgesic
1M42OA2NDNegative1None
2F61OA>4NDND2Analgesic
3F72OA>5NDND1NSAID, analgesic
4F33OA20NDNegative1NSAID
5M78OA15NDND1NSAID
6F83OA13NDND2NSAID
1M22PsA811Negative1Aulin
2F40PsA<128Negative2NSAID, st, tar pomeda, reductil
3F60PsA134Negative2Betnovate, Lipitor
4F50PsA<15Negative0DMARD
5M35PsA211Negative2NSAID, Losec, analgesic
6F55PsA2810Negative3St, MTX
7F27PsA2024Negative3NSAID, st
  • DMARD, disease-modifying antirheumatic drug; ERA, early rheumatoid arthritis; MTX, methotrexate; ND, not determined; NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug; OA, osteoarthritis; PsA, psoriatic arthritis; RA longstanding rheumatoid arthritis; RF, rheumatoid factor; St, steroid.