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Table 1 Patients diagnosed with RA, had foot ulcers present in the study period and had swabs taken. [Swab group]

From: Prevalence and microbiological characteristics of clinically infected foot-ulcers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a retrospective exploratory study

Study Number Agea in years Gender Disease Durationain years Diabetes CTD CVD /PVD Smoker Y/N DAS:28 [within 4 weeks of index swab] Standard DMARD therapy Anti – TNF therapy Other biologic therapy Steroid therapy
1 82 F N/A N N Y Y current N/A N N N N
2 67 M 28 N N Y N N/A Y N Y Y
3 78 F 17 N N N N N/A Y N N N
4 85 M 26 Y N Y N N/A N N N N
5 67 M 15 N N Y N previous N/A Y N N Y
6 72 F 30 N N N N previous N/A Y N Y N
7 71 M 25 Y N Y N previous N/A Y N N N
8 76 F 13 N N Y Y current N/A Y N Y N
  Mean: 74.75 F = 4 Mean: 22 Y = 2 Y = 0 Y = 6 N = 6 No scores in notes. N = 2 N = 8 N = 5 N = 6
Median:74 M = 4 Median:25 N = 6 N = 8 N = 2 Y = 2 Y = 6 Y = 0 Y = 3 Y = 2
  1. CTD connective tissue disease, CVD/PVD cardiovascular / peripheral vascular disease, N/A indicates missing data; Y yes, N no; F female, M male
  2. arelates to index swab date