Electro stimulation of vagus nerve could provide a new treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, acccording to a pilot study which was presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019).

“This is a really exciting development. For many patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, current treatments don’t work, or aren’t tolerated,” said Professor Thomas Dörner, Chairperson of the Scientific Programme Committee, EULAR. “These results open the door to a novel approach to treating not only rheumatoid arthritis, but other chronic inflammatory diseases. This is certainly an area for further study.”

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