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Table 2 Association between the ultrasonographic changes in SCJ and MSJ in control group and rheumatoid patients

From: Relation between pulmonary function tests and ultrasonographic changes of asymptomatic anterior chest wall joints in rheumatoid arthritis patients

  RA
n(%)
Control
n (%)
(χ2) P value
SCJ synovitis 15(68.2) 2(9.1) 21 0.000*
SCJ PD activity 9(40.9) 1 (4.5) 13.9 0.001*
SCJ erosion 13(59.1) 1(4.5) 34.2 0.000**
SCJ osteophyte 4 (18.2) 3 (13.6) 0.3 0.6
MSJ ankylosing 8 (36.4) 0(00) 20.5 0.000**
MSJ erosion 4 (18.2) 0(00) 4.4 0.03*
MSJ osteophyte 1 (4.5) 1 (4.5) 0.4 0.5
  1. RA rheumatoid arthritis, n number, SCJ sternoclavicular joint, MSJ manibrusternal joint, χ2 chi-square test, PD power Doppler signals
  2. *P value < 0.05 is significant
  3. *P value < 0.001 is highly significant