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Table 2 FDG uptake in specific sites of patients in the PMR or non-PMR (polymyalgia-like illness) groups

From: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose–positron emission tomography/computed tomography for the diagnosis of polymyalgia-like illnesses: a retrospective study

FDG accumulation sitesPMR (n = 17)non-PMR (n = 8)p value (CI)
ShoulderFDG uptake score4.00 (0–4)1.50 (0–3)0.0001 (1–4)
SUVmax5.25 (2.18–6.72)2.54 (1.69–3.51)0.0008 (0.85–3.38)
Sternoclavicular jointFDG uptake score2.00 (0–4)0.50 (0–2)0.1045 (0–2)
SUVmax2.53 (1.18–4.51)1.68 (1.27–3.19)0.0749 (−0.23–1.54)
Interspinous bursaeFDG uptake score3.00 (0–4)0.00 (0–2)0.0012 (1–4)
SUVmax3.85 (1.36–14.80)2.21 (1.22–4.05)0.0061 (0.56–3.03)
HipFDG uptake score4.00 (0–4)0.00 (0–2)0.0039 (1–3)
SUVmax3.47 (1.13–7.10)1.93 (1.44–2.71)0.0073 (0.25–2.76)
Greater trochanterFDG uptake score2.00 (0–4)0.50 (0–3)0.0442 (0–3)
SUVmax2.86 (1.33–4.80)2.03 (1.48–3.00)0.1026 (−0.12–1.83)
Ischial tuberosityFDG uptake score3.00 (0–4)0.50 (0–3)0.0183 (0–3)
SUVmax3.01 (1.42–7.18)2.76 (1.54–3.70)0.1146 (−0.22–2.65)
PET-positive score2.00 (0–3)1.00 (0–3)0.0086 (0–2)
  1. PET-positive score: the number of FDG accumulations in interspinous bursae, ischial tuberosities, and greater trochanters