Table 2

Clinical efficacy of TCZ treatment. All values represent median (

Baseline8 weeksWilcoxon signed-rank test, p value
DAS285.9 (4.7–6.8)2.98 (2.0–3.8)0.028
CDAI32.4 (21.2–40.6)6.7 (3.6–12.1)0.005
SJC9 (3–14)1 (0–4.25)0.009
TJC10 (4–15)1 (0–2.25)0.017
ESR34 (15–69)6 (5–16)0.001
CRP11 (5–27)1 (1–2)0.005
  • All values represent median (IQR).

  • BL, baseline; CDAI, Clinical Disease Activity Index; CRP, C-reactive protein; DAS28, Disease Activity Score based on 28 joint count; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; SJC, swollen joint count; TJC, tender joint count.