Table 5

Comparison between ultrasound features in non-erosive IPJ in 28 patients with EOA versus 27 patients with non-EOA analysed by generalised estimated equations

Ultrasound featuresAdjusted OR (95% CI)a
PDS3.2 (1.6 to 6.4)
Synovial thickening1.3 (1.0 to 5.5)
Effusion2.2 (1.2 to 3.8)
Osteophytes0.7 (0.3 to 1.8)
  • aAdjusted for age, gender and body mass index.

  • EOA, erosive hand osteoarthritis; IPJ, interphalangeal joint; PDS, power Doppler signal.