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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Comparison of mesenchymal stem cells obtained by suspended culture of synovium from patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis

Group Patient number Age Sex CRP (mg/dl) ESR (mm) Medicine
PSL (mg /day) DMARDs other than biologics Biologics
RA #1 49 F 0.1 17 2 MTX ETN
#2 79 F 5.7 98    
#3 65 F 0.02 39 5 TCR, IGU TCZ
#4 55 F 2.3 47 2 MTX, SASP TCZ
#5 79 F 0.1 12 2.5 BUC, SASP  
#6 38 F 0.0   2 MTX TCZ
#7 50 F 2.5 52   MTX, AZA  
#8 73 F 0.3 2 2   ETN
OA #9 62 M 0.1 5  
#10 72 F 0.1 5  
#11 78 F 0.0 19  
#12 72 M 0.0 8  
#13 55 F 0.2 20  
#14 73 F 0.1 15  
  1. The mean of age was 61 years old in RA group, and 69 years old in OA group: no significant difference between them (p = 0.56 by Mann-Whitney’s U test). PSL Prednisolone, MTX Methotrexate, TCR Tacrolimus, IGU Iguratimod, SASP Salazosulfapyridine, BUC Bucillamine, AZA Azathioprine, ETN Etanercept, TCZ Tocilizumab