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Table 3 Changes in BMLs and clinical symptoms as a response to weight loss

From: Changes in bone marrow lesions in response to weight-loss in obese knee osteoarthritis patients: a prospective cohort study

  Per protocol analyses Per protocol analyses
  Patients with baseline BML score ≥ 0 Patients with baseline BML score > 0
  N = 169 N = 139
  Weight loss Weight loss Weight loss Weight loss
  < 10 % ≥ 10 % < 10 % ≥ 10 %
Change in the sum of all BML scores     
Responders N = 5 (15 %) N = 34 (25 %) N = 5 (20 %) N = 34 (30 %)
Non-responders N = 29 (85 %) N = 101 (75 %) N = 20 (80 %) N = 80 (70 %)
Change in the maximum BML score     
Responders N = 5 (15 %) N = 23 (17 %) N = 5 (20 %) N = 23 (20 %)
Non-responders N = 29 (85 %) N = 112 (83 %) N = 20 (80 %) N = 91 (80 %)
OMERACT-OARSI response     
Responders N = 16 (47 %) N = 103 (76 %) N = 13 (52 %) N = 87 (76 %)
Non-responders N = 18 (53 %) N = 32 (24 %) N = 12 (48 %) N = 27 (32 %)