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Table 2 Patient’s baseline characteristics (f: female; m: male)

From: Early endothelial progenitor cells and vascular stiffness in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

  Ps PsA
Sex f: 13; m: 17 f: 15; m: 16
Age (years as mean ± SEM) 49.0 ± 2.8 47.7 ± 2.0
Duration of disease (DOD—mean years ± SEM) 18.3 ± 2.7 13.0 ± 2.4
CRP (mg/dl—mean ± SEM) 3.7 ± 0.7 5.1 ± 1.4
PASI 10.2 ± 2.0
Pain index (VAS in mm) 47.1 ± 4.4
Treatment with Biological (%) 33.3 45.1
Arterial hypertension (%) 40.0 41.9
Smoking (%) 70.0 64.5
Statin treatment (%) 3.3 19.3
Diabetes mellitus (%) 10.0 16.1
PWV (m/s—mean ± SEM) 8.0 ± 0.4 7.4 ± 0.3
AIX (%—mean ± SEM) 21.6 ± 2.8 19.8 ± 2.6
CFU-ECs (mean ± SEM) 22.1 ± 3.3 24.2 ± 3.1
CD133+/KDR+ cells (%—mean ± SEM) 8.0 ± 0.6 9.5 ± 1.5