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Table 3 Comparison of cumulative disease activity, treatment and persistence with therapy between OHSI and paired controls

From: Early referral and control of disease’s flares prevent Orthopedic and Hand Surgery Indication (OHSI) in a dynamic cohort of Hispanic early rheumatoid arthritis patients

  Cases (N = 12) Controls (N = 48) p
DAS28 3.1 (2.5-3.5) 2.6 (2.3-3.2) 0.09
N° (%) of patients who achieved a 1st SR 8 (66.7) 40 (83.3) 0.23
Months in 1st SR 12 (0–28.5) 27 (10-41.5) 0.12
N° of flares/patient 6 (3.5-9.5) 3 (1-6) 0.03
% of follow-up in remission status 50.7 (19-65.6) 71.4 (50.3-80.6) 0.02
N° DMARD/patient 1.5 (1-3) 2 (1-2.5) 0.88
N° of patients with corticosteroids 11 (91.7) 42 (87.5) 1
Dose of corticosteroids 7.5 (5-7.5) 5 (5-7.5) 0.32
N° (%) of patients persistent 2 (16.7) 24 (50) 0.05
N° (%) of patients always persistent 2 (16.7) 22 (45.8) 0.06
% of patients follow-up persistent with therapy 75 (50–82.5) 92.5 (75–100) 0.04
  1. Data presented as median (Q25-Q75) unless otherwise indicated
  2. OHSI orthopaedic and hand surgery indication, N number