Table 1 Baseline patient demographics and disease characteristics
All patients (n  =  16)
Patient demographics
    Age, years53.8 (11.5)
    Gender, % female81.0
    Race, % white94.0
    Weight, kg72.6 (17.3)
Disease characteristics
    Rheumatoid factor positive* (%)75.0
    CRP, mg/l5.8 (5.6)
    ESR, mm/h58.9 (27.0)
    VAS, 100 mm66.5 (15.5)
    Baseline DAS287.1 (0.9)
    Baseline tender joint count, /2814.0 (6.0)
    Baseline swollen joint count, /2819.2 (7.2)
  • Data are presented as means (SD) unless otherwise stated; *n  =  15; CRP, C-reactive protein; DAS28, disease activity score 28; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; VAS, visual analogue scale for patient global assessment of disease activity.