Table 3

Spearman correlation in etanercept group between changes in variables of clinical activity, functional capacity (HAQ) and changes in MRI tenosynovitis, MRI inflammation and total inflammation

Clinical and laboratory parametersMRI tenosynovitisMRI inflammationMRI total inflammation
DAS28r=0.40/p=0.02r=0.55/p=0.001r=0.46/p=0.008
HAQr=0.02/p=0.88r=0.22/p=0.22r=0.21/p=0.23
ERS (mm/h)r=0.39/p=0.03r=0.50/p=0.004r=0.37/p=0.03
CRP (mg/dl)r=0.41/p=0.02r=0.50/p=0.003r=0.40/p=0.02
  • MRI inflammation, synovitis combined with tenosynovitis; MRI total inflammation, synovitis combined with tenosynovitis adding bone oedema.

  • CRP, C-reactive protein; DAS28, disease activity score 28-joint assessment; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HAQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire.