Table 4

The likelihood of flare in patients in remission: comparing the presence or absence of PD activity and different remission criteria

Number of patients who had a flare (%)
Remission criteriaPD>0PD=0OR for flare, adjusted for PD>0 (95% CI)
SDAI≤3.36/17 (35)1/14 (7)0.88 (0.31 to 2.50)
SDAI>3.314 /41 (34)3 /21 (14)
DAS28<2.68/25 (32)4/27 (15)1.08 (0.39 to 3.02)
DAS28≥2.612 /33(36)0 /8 (0)
ACR/EULAR 2011 YES4/8 (50)0/5 (0)1.40 (0.36 to 5.46)
ACR/EULAR 2011 NO16/50 (32)4/30 (13)
ACR 1981 YES8/28 (29)2/22 (9)0.59 (0.22 to 1.56)
ACR 1981 NO12/30 (40)2/13 (15)
  • ACR, American College of Rheumatology; DAS28, 28-joint count Disease Activity Score; EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism; PD, power Doppler; SDAI, Simplified Disease Activity Index.