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Published Research

The following list comprises some of our published RCT studies from Jan 1st, 2015 to 2019. For an updated list click here .

  1. Thibaut A, Ohrtman EA, Morales-Quezada L, Simko LC, Ryan CM, Zafonte R, et al. Distinct behavioral response of primary motor cortex stimulation in itch and pain after burn injury. Neurosci Lett. 2019 Jan 18;690:89–94. Available from PubMed.

  2. Duarte D, Castelo-Branco LEC, Uygur Kucukseymen E, Fregni F. Developing an optimized strategy with transcranial direct current stimulation to enhance the endogenous pain control system in fibromyalgia. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2018 Dec;15(12):863–73. Available from PubMed.

  3. Harvey RL, Edwards D, Dunning K, Fregni F, Stein J, Laine J, et al. Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial of Navigated Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Motor Recovery in Stroke. Stroke. 2018 Sep;49(9):2138–46. Available from PubMed.

  4. Carvalho S, Leite J, Pinto CB, Morse LR, Zafonte R, Fregni F. Feasibility of remotely-supervised tDCS in a person with neuropathic pain due to spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Sep;41(5):547–8. Available from PubMed.

  5. Carvalho S, French M, Thibaut A, Lima W, Simis M, Leite J, et al. Median nerve stimulation induced motor learning in healthy adults: A study of timing of stimulation and type of learning. Eur J Neurosci. 2018 Jun 9. Available from PubMed.

  6. Doruk D, Chanes L, Malavera A, Merabet LB, Valero-Cabré A, Fregni F. Cross-modal cueing effects of visuospatial attention on conscious somatosensory perception. Heliyon [Internet]. 2018 Apr 30 ;4(4). Available from PubMed.

  7. Carvalho S, Leite J, Jones F, Morse LR, Zafonte R, Fregni F. Study adherence in a tDCS longitudinal clinical trial with people with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2018;56(5):502–8. Available from PubMed.

  8. Thibaut A, Russo C, Hurtado-Puerto AM, Morales-Quezada JL, Deitos A, Petrozza JC, et al. Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, Transcranial Pulsed Current Stimulation, and Their Combination on Brain Oscillations in Patients with Chronic Visceral Pain: A Pilot Crossover Randomized Controlled Study. Front Neurol . 2017 Nov 1;8. Available from PubMed.

  9. Thibaut A, Carvalho S, Morse LR, Zafonte R, Fregni F. Delayed pain decrease following M1 tDCS in spinal cord injury: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Neuroscience Letters. 2017 Sep 29;658:19–26. Available from PubMed.

  10.   Leite J, Morales-Quezada L, Carvalho S, Thibaut A, Doruk D, Chen C-F, et al. Surface EEG-Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Closed-Loop System. Int J Neural Syst. 2017 Sep;27(6):1750026. Available from PubMed.

  11.  Miraval FK, Shie VL, Morales-Quezada L, Santiago C, Fernandes-Marcondes B, Nadler D, et al. A Preliminary Study on qEEG in Burn Patients With Chronic Pruritus. Ann Rehabil Med. 2017 Aug;41(4):693–700. Available from PubMed.

  12.  Vasquez AC, Thibaut A, Morales-Quezada L, Leite J, Fregni F. Patterns of brain oscillations across different electrode montages in transcranial pulsed current stimulation. Neuroreport. 2017 May 24;28(8):421–5. Available from PubMed.

  13.  Thibaut A, Russo C, Morales-Quezada L, Hurtado-Puerto A, Deitos A, Freedman S, et al. Neural signature of tDCS, tPCS and their combination: Comparing the effects on neural plasticity. Neurosci Lett. 2017 Jan 10;637:207–14. Available from PubMed.

  14.  Vasquez A, Malavera A, Doruk D, Morales-Quezada L, Carvalho S, Leite J, et al. Duration Dependent Effects of Transcranial Pulsed Current Stimulation (tPCS) Indexed by Electroencephalography. Neuromodulation. 2016 Oct;19(7):679–88. Available from PubMed.

  15.  Marcondes BF, Sreepathi S, Markowski J, Nguyen D, Stock SR, Carvalho S, et al. Pain severity and mobility one year after spinal cord injury: a multicenter, cross-sectional study. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2016 Oct;52(5):630–6. Available from PubMed.

  16.  Morales-Quezada L, Leite J, Carvalho S, Castillo-Saavedra L, Cosmo C, Fregni F. Behavioral effects of transcranial pulsed current stimulation (tPCS): Speed-accuracy tradeoff in attention switching task. Neurosci Res. 2016 Aug;109:48–53. Available from PubMed.

  17.  Pinto CB, Saleh Velez FG, Bolognini N, Crandell D, Merabet LB, Fregni F. Optimizing Rehabilitation for Phantom Limb Pain Using Mirror Therapy and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A Randomized, Double–Blind Clinical Trial Study Protocol. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Jul 6;5(3). Available from PubMed.

  18.  Castillo-Saavedra L, Gebodh N, Bikson M, Diaz-Cruz C, Brandao R, Coutinho L, et al. Clinically Effective Treatment of Fibromyalgia Pain With High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Phase II Open-Label Dose Optimization. J Pain. 2016 Jan;17(1):14–26. Available from PubMed.

  19.  Morales-Quezada L, Castillo-Saavedra L, Cosmo C, Doruk D, Sharaf I, Malavera A, et al. Optimal random frequency range in transcranial pulsed current stimulation indexed by quantitative electroencephalography. Neuroreport. 2015 Sep 9;26(13):747–52. Available from PubMed.

  20.   Volz MS, Suarez-Contreras V, Portilla ALS, Fregni F. Mental imagery-induced attention modulates pain perception and cortical excitability. BMC Neurosci. 2015 Mar 15 ;16. Available from Pubmed.