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Table 2 Ultrasound and laboratory results for the entire patient group

From: Evaluation of the novel ultrasound score for large joints in psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: six month experience in daily clinical practice

  US and laboratory data (n = 83)#
Joint region US score/disease activity Baseline After 3 months After 6 months
Shoulder (n = 11) GSUS (range 0–6) 2,8 ± 1.9 1,9 ± 1.5 1.1 ± 1.2*
  PDUS (range 0–6) 1.7 ± 1.6 0,7 ± 1.0 0.4 ± 0.8*
Elbow (n = 10) GSUS (range 0–9) 4,3 ± 2.6 2.1 ± 1.9 0.9 ± 1.5*
  PDUS (range 0–9) 2.3 ± 2.0 1.0 ± 1.2 0.6 ± 1.1*
Hip (n = 13) GSUS (range 0–3) 2.0 ± 0.8 1.3 ± 0.8 1.0 ± 1.1*
  PDUS (range 0–3) 0.7 ± 0.9 0.3 ± 0.5 0.3 ± 0.5
Knee (n = 49) GSUS (range 0–12) 5.3 ± 2.9 3.5 ± 2.7 2.8 ± 2.8**
  PDUS (range 0–15) 2.9 ± 3.1 1.5 ± 1.9 1.4 ± 2.4*
ESR, mm/hour   27.3 ± 22.6 18.0 ± 14.7 18.8 ± 16.1*
  1. #values represent the mean ± SD. US = ultrasound; GSUS = gray scale US; PDUS = power doppler US; ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate. *p < 0.05. **p < 0.001.