Table 2

´╗┐´╗┐Serious adverse events during study follow-up

Rituximab group (n=13)Placebo (n=3)
Atypical thoracic pain (normal ECG)Arterial occlusion right foot
Elective total hip replacement for OAElective total hip replacement for OA
Elective sigmoid resection after pre-existent recurring diverticulitisHeadache and concentration problems (neurological tests including MRI brain normal)
Elective surgery for nephrolithiasis
Vertebral fracture after trauma
Elective herniated disc surgery
Elective knee arthroplasty for OA
Hospitalisation for COPD exacerbation (n=2)
Hospitalisation for depression
Thrombosis upper extremity; pulmonary embolism
STEMI caused by left main coronary artery stenosis
Pre-existent bladder atony
  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; OA, osteoarthritis; STEMI, ST elevation myocardial infarction.