A positive correlation between total score of logarithm natural (Ln) (CIRS) and age, disease duration, time from diagnosis, BASFI and BASMI
scores and a negative correlation between total score of Ln (CIRS) and height and weekly working hours were found (Table 3).
The sensitivity analysis demonstrated significant improvements in total back pain, nocturnal pain, BASDAI fatigue, and tender and swollen joint counts for secukinumab compared with adalimumab, and in PtGA, BASFI, BASMI
, and BASDAI inflammation scores for adalimumab compared with secukinumab (Supplementary Table 8).
No significant correlations were detected between 25'OH vit D concentrations and symptom duration, BASDAI, ASDAS-CRP, BASMI
, BASFI, mSASSS, VAS, ESR, CRP, total BMD-femur and BMD-femur neck in the patient group (p > 0.05) (Table-III).
No significant relationship was established between the thiol/disulfide values and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), BASMI
, and BASFI (Table 5).
Due to limited number of patients, this study did not have enough power to assess the association with disease- specific risk factors like the disease activity scores (BASDAI, ESR, CRP, ASDAS-ESR, ASDAS-CRP), functional status (BASFI, BASMI
), subtype of SpA and disease duration.
Significant reduction in disease activity as assessed by BASDAI index (P = 0.0002) was observed both at weeks 16 and 56 in comparison with baseline (Table 1, Figure 3), as well as significant increase in spinal functional activity as assessed by BASFI score (P < 0.0004) along with significant decrease in spinal metrological measures (BASMI
, P < 0.007).
A Pearson correlation analysis (r: Pearson coefficient) was performed between the disease specific instruments (BASDAI, BASFI, BAS-G, BASMI
) and the items in the SF-36.
And, definitely that won't be possible without a free market," wrote WAFDI's director, Basmi
Fakri, in an e-mail.
 The Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI
) that includes tragus-wall distance, lumbar flexion, cervical rotation, lumbar side flexion, and intermalleolar distance was calculated.
Physical examination included 44 joint count and axial measures to calculate the BASMI