Table 2

Influence of EULAR response on lipid levels at 4 months and 1 year

4 Months1 Year
Absolute change (mmol/l)Relative change (%)Absolute change (mmol/l)Relative change (%)
EULAR responders
 TC+0.1272.5*+0.1723.4*
 HDL cholesterol+0.0231.6+0.0372.6
 TC/HDL ratio−0.0411.1−0.0972.5
 LDL+0.0792.2+0.0501.6
 apoB−0.0101.1+0.0182.1
 apoA-I+0.0543.5*+0.0483.1*
 apoB/apoA-I ratio−0.0366.2*−0.0213.6*
EULAR non-responders
 TC+0.0811.6−0.1041.9
 HDL cholesterol−0.0261.7−0.1198.2
 TC/HDL ratio+0.1022.7+0.1212.9
 LDL+0.0601.0−0.0110.4
 apoB+0.0010.2+0.0020.2
 apoA-I−0.0311.9−0.0181.2
 apoB/apoA-I ratio+0.0050.9−0.0132.1
  • Absolute and relative changes in lipid levels were calculated as changes from baseline.

  • * There were significant differences at 4 months and 1 year compared with baseline for total cholesterol (p=0.004 and p=0.015, respectively), apoA-I (p=0.002 and p=0.005, respectively) and apoB/apoA-I ratio (p<0.001 and p=0.025, respectively).

  • apo, apolipoprotein; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; TC, total cholesterol.