Table 1.

Baseline values – n (%), mean (SD), or median (IQR)

Stable, n=45Tapering, n=47
Age, yrs57 (11)58 (13)
Female30 (67%)25 (53%)
ACPA+35 (78%)36 (77%)
Symptom duration, yrs10 (7)12 (7)
DAS0.9 (0.4)0.8 (0.3)
CRP mg/L1 (1 – 2)1 (1 – 3)
No ulttrasound power Doppler signal in any of 32 joints42 (96%)44 (94%)