Table 2

Mean amounts of syndesmophytes at baseline and after 8 years of treatment in both groups

GroupMean amount (±SD) of syndesmophytes at baselineMean amount (±SD) of syndesmophytes at the 8 year follow-upp Value
HC3.7±4.06.4±4.80.023
aTNF3.6±5.84.6±6.40.380
p Value0.1570.007
  • The p values are calculated for both the comparison between groups at each time point and also the comparison between time points for each group.

  • aTNF, patients treated with infliximab over 8 years in the DIKAS cohort; HC, Herne cohort.