Table 2

Association between baseline joint inflammation and joint inflammation in the same joint during follow-up within the three BeSt for Kids treatment strategy arms

Treatment strategy armOR (95% CI)
Arm 1 (start with methotrexate or sulfasalazine)5.2 (4.2 to 6.4)
Arm 2 (start with methotrexate in combination with prednisolone bridging)3.1 (2.6 to 3.7)
Arm 3 (start with etanercept methotrexate combination therapy)4.3 (3.4 to 5.3)