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Table 5 Factors related to sustained responsiveness in the study population

From: Predictors of European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) good response, DAS-28 remission and sustained responses to TNF-inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective study in refractory disease

Parameter Significance
Disease duration t = −1.92
P = 0.05
ESR t = −0.98
P = 0.32
CRP t = 0.09
P = 0.92
Hemoglobin t = 3.71
P = 0.0001**
Rheumatoid factor t = 2.17
P = 0.03
Anti-CCP t = 0.10
P = 0.91
DAS-28 t = −0.27
P = 0.78
HAQ t = −2.71
P = 0.008**
VAS t = −2.01
P = 0.04*
Combination t = −1.01
P = 0.92
Erosive lesions t = −2.20
P = 0.03*
  1. *P-value: significant < 0.05. **P-value: highly significant < 0.01.
  2. Abbreviations: ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate, HAQ: health assessment questionnaire, DAS: disease activity score, VAS: visual analogue scale.