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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the RA patients exhibiting at least moderate improvement at the follow-up examination

From: Intraindividual changes of dipeptidyl peptidase-IV in peripheral blood of patients with rheumatoid arthritis are associated with the disease activity

  Entry values Follow-up
Age 60 ± 16 61 ± 16
Male/Female 5/13 5/13
Disease duration (year) 4.5 ± 13.3 5.5 ± 13.5
Swollen joint count (0–28) 9 ± 6 2 ± 3
Tender joint count (0–28) 11.5 ± 6.5 2.5 ± 6.6
DAS 28 5.66 ± 0.97 3.49 ± 1.22
ESR (mm/h) 56 ± 27.7 30 ± 24.1
CRP (mg/L) 51.08 ± 24.49 7.31 ± 19.13
  1. DAS 28 Disease activity score, CRP C-reactive protein, ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. The values are medians ± SD