Table 3

Mean RAMRIS score in symptom-free persons

First author, year of publicationN=healthyUni/bilateralErosionsBMESynovitisTenosynovitis
Xie et al, 20082714 Age 25±5Bilateral0 PtDom MCP: 0.140 PtNP
27 Age 62±724/27 BilateralDom MCP: 1.51
Dom Wr: 3.11
Dom MCP: 0.29
Dom Wr: 0.85
Dom MCP: 0.29
Dom Wr: 0.03
NP
Krabben et al, 20131019 (+MTP)UnilateralMCP/PIP: 0.1
Wrist: 0.7
MCP/PIP: 0.1†
Wrist: 0.9
NP
Rastogi et al, 2013*2810UnilateralT0:0.8±1.3
T12:0.4±0.7
T24:0.4±0.7
T52:1.4±1.9
T0:0.6±0.7
T12:0.2±0.5
T24:0.2±0.4
T52:0.3±0.6
T0:3.5±2.6
T12:3.3±1.6
T24:3.7±2.0
T52:4.5±1.7
NP
  • Bolt=studies in which contrast was used to score synovitis and tenosynovitis. Erosions were scored on a scale from 0–10 for each location; BME and synovitis were scored from 0–3 for each location. Erosions and BME were scored in 23 locations in the hand and 10 in the foot; synovitis was scored in 7 locations in the hand and 5 in the foot.

  • †Krabben summed the BME and the synovitis into an inflammation score.

  • *Is a longitudinal study with T0 as baseline, T12 after 12 weeks, T24 after 24 weeks, T52 after 52 weeks.

  • Dom, dominant hand; MCP, metacarpophalangeal joints; MTP, metatarsophalangeal; NP, Not provided; Wr, wrist.