Table 3

SRM from baseline of the sum scores of BM and PD from 78 joints, DAS28, CDAI, SDAI, assessor's global evaluation of disease activity (VAS), number of swollen and tender joints and the laboratory markers ESR and CRP after 1, 3, 6 and 12 months

SRM
1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months
BM 78 joints−1.08−1.51−0.97−1.27
PD 78 joints−0.83−1.21−0.99−0.89
DAS28−0.96−1.60−0.93−1.32
CDAI−0.81−1.40−1.06−1.25
SDAI−0.80−1.33−0.95−1.20
Assessor's global−0.49−0.88−0.53−0.78
Swollen joints (of 40)−0.86−0.78−0.62−1.29
Tender joints (of 40)−0.21−0.89−0.84−1.07
ESR−0.33−0.71−0.03−0.13
CRP−0.10−0.43−0.15−0.12
  • BM, B-mode; CDAI, Clinical Disease Activity Index; CRP, C reactive protein; DAS28, Disease Activity Score 28; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; PD, power Doppler; SDAI, Simplified Disease Activity Index; SRM, standardised response mean; VAS, visual analogue scale.