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Table 3 Associations between total urate deposit score and demographics, gout characteristics, diuretic and ULT use, BMI and renal function

From: Dual energy CT findings in gout with rapid kilovoltage-switching source with gemstone scintillator detector

ParameternTotal urate deposit score correlation coefficient
Age55−0.23
p-value 0.09
Disease duration, years550.64
p-value <.0001
Urate at DECT55−0.12
p-value 0.36
 nTotal urate deposit score, mean
Age categories55 
  < 65 years2413.6 (5.8)
  > 65 years3114.4 (5.3)
p-value 0.5
Gender55 
 Men4313.5 (5.4)
 Women1216.1 (5.4)
p-value 0.09
Tophus55 
 Yes721.1 (3.2)
 No4813.0 (5.0)
p-value 0.0005
Erosive disease55 
 Yes3614.3 (5.6)
 No1913.6 (5.6)
p-value 0.7
Presence of nail artifacts55 
 Yes4014.3 (4.0)
 No1513.5 (4.5)
p-value 0.7
Presence of skin artifacts55 
 Yes1715.6 (5.3)
 No3813.3 (5.5)
 p-value 0.2
Disease duration, years55 
 Short ≤73511.9 (4.8)
 Long > 72017.8 (4.6)
p-value 0.0002
Urate at DECT55 
  ≤ 405 μmol/L1915.1 (5.5)
  > 405 μmol/L3613.5 (5.5)
p-value 0.18
ULT use at DECT55 
 Yes2214.9 (5.4)
 No3313.5 (5.5)
p-value 0.2
Diuretic use55 
 Yes1613.9 (5.1)
 No3914.1 (5.7)
p-value 0.8
BMI42 
  < 302213.6 (6.1)
  ≥ 302013.4 (5.4)
p-value 0.9
Renal function by eGFR55 
  ≥ 901613.8 (5.2)
 60–902012.8 (5.3)
  < 601915.5 (5.8)
p-value 0.4