Table 3

Significant results of general linear model multivariate analysis of variance test determining the effects of inflammatory markers as independent variables on 12-month positron emission tomography/CT and vascular pathophysiology parameters as concurrent dependent variables

Dependent variablesIndependent variablesEffectFP valuePartial η2
SUV-SYNmean-12 and FMD-12DAS28-00.3213.7870.0450.321
SUV-SYNmean-12 and PWV-12CRP-120.3885.0630.0200.388
TBR-SYNmean-12 and FMD-12ESR-00.3384.0920.0370.338
  • The numbers -0 and -12 indicate values at baseline and after 12 months of treatment.

  • CRP, C reactive protein; DAS28, 28-Joint Disease Activity Score; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; PWV, pulse-wave velocity; SUV, standardised uptake value; SYN, synovial; TBR, target-to-background ratio.