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Table 2 Timeline of participants' progression through the stage-two trial

From: A traditional Chinese medicine versus Western combination therapy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: two-stage study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Assessment Visit 1 Visit 2 Visit 3 Visit 4 Visit 5 Visit 6 Visit 7 Visit 8 Visit 9
  Screen Base 2nd w* 4th w 8th w 12th w 16th w 20th w 24th w
(or withdrew)
Medical history         
Physical examination  
Joint function  
Swollen joint count  
Tender joint count  
Physician global status
Patient global assessment  
Morning stiffness  
Pain at rest  
Pattern based on CM
(symptoms)
Blood test       
Routine urine test       
Stool routine test         
CRP         
ESR         
RF         
ALT       
AST       
Bilirubin         
Cr       
BUN       
VAS    
HAQ         
EGG         
X-ray         
Adverse events  
  1. Notes: *w = week