Sunday, 28 December 2014

Tiny electrical implant brings hope to millions of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

Once again, Electricity is the answer...

Breakthrough medical trials of the electronic device bring hope of a cure to 400,000 UK sufferers and millions of others worldwide.

Test patient Monique Robroek’s condition was so bad that she could hardly walk across the room due to crippling pain.

Even the strongest drugs available did little to ease the excruciating discomfort she was forced to endure every day.

The incredible discovery could pave the way for patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis to ­effectively be cured within a decade.

Researchers in the Dutch trials are celebrating after “more than half” of their test patients saw their condition dramatically improve.

The breakthrough will bring hope to hundreds of thousands of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers in Britain.

Doctors embed the implant into the neck and use it to hack into a patient’s nervous system. The tiny device – the size of a 5p piece – sends electrical impulses into a major nerve which relays brain signals to the body’s major organs.

By firing impulses for just three minutes a day, scientists were able to reduce the activity of the spleen, a key organ in the immune system.

Within days of the trials in Holland, patients’ spleens were producing fewer chemicals that cause the abnormal inflammation in the joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis.

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