Terça 14 Agosto 2018


Ongoing Research Protocols

Is a chronic disease of the joints characterized by the cartilage and bones degeneration which can cause pain, stiffness and reduced function of the affected joints. It is most common in the hands, wrist, shoulders, elbows, knees and feet.

• 110013: Effect of Cranial Stimulation and Acupuncture on Pain, Functional Capability and Cerebral Function in Osteoarthritis. NCT01747070

It is a syndrome characterized by muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, decreased concentration and memory, depression and pain at specific pressure points (points on the body with increased sensitivity or tender points).

• 120128: Study of the brain by optical functional neuroimaging in patients with chronic pain using psychotropic drugs and transcranial stimulation. NCT01904097
• 130140: Functional Neuroimaging in Fibromyalgia Patients Receiving tDCS. NCT01904097
• 140231: Analysis of attentional capacity in patients with fibromyalgia undergoing intervention with tDCS: randomized, blind, crossover, controlled-sham tDCS.

Chronic myofascial pain in the neck area
Poor posture at work, at bedtime and emotional stress can cause a pain known as myofascial pain, including in the neck area. It is characterized by trigger points in the neck area, and when these nodules are stimulated cause a pain in a distant area (pain that runs to another location).

• 120346: rTMS Effects in the Neuromodulation and Pain Threshold of Chronic Myofascial Pain Patients. NCT01964729

It is a disease that affects women of reproductive age and that is the presence of endometrial cells at sites outside the uterus. The endometrium is the inner layer of the uterus which is monthly renewed (menstruation). The main symptoms of endometriosis are pain and infertility. The pain may occur before or during the menstrual period.
• 140092: The effect of tDCS in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain associated with endometriosis
Phantom Limb Pain
In the phantom limb pain (PLP) pain is perceived by the body region that is no longer present. PLP is considered as very difficult to treat since is often resistant to conventional drugs and surgery. One of the main reasons for the lack of effectiveness is because the current rehabilitation approaches do not take into account the underlying mechanisms of PLP.
14-0525: Study of mechanism of transcranial direct current stimulation associated with mirror therapy on Phantom Limb Pain

Health subjects
a) Human Chronobiology
It is science area that investigates the habits of sleeping and waking up early or late and their relationship with a specific gene.

• 130455: Phenotypic characterization of circadian rhythms in individuals with different genotypes for polymorphisms in clock genes in different regions of Brazil: an emphasis on Per3 gene and the latitude effect.

b) Pain
The project investigates the mechanism of pain when subject is treated with transcranial direct current stimulation associated with analgesic.
• 140217: Assessment of the potentiating effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on opioid analgesia in human pain threshold.

Volunteers and patients for research

Our Lab develops research with the aim to evaluate new methods to treat pain. We have ongoing protocols to the following conditions:
1. Pain in Knee by wear (osteoarthritis or osteoarthrosis)
2. Fibromyalgia (diffuse body pain, followed by sleep and mood changes).
3. myofascial pain (pain localized in a specific area of the body and associated with the presence of tender points)
4. phantom limb pain (pain in the body amputated area)
5. chronic pelvic pain by endometriosis
If you are interested in any of four protocols, please call us at the number +55 51 3359-8083 or send email to O endereço de e-mail address está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa ativar o JavaScript enabled para vê-lo.

Postdoctoral Research

  • PhD. Joanna Ripoll Rozisky
  • PhD. Luciana da Conceição Antunes
  • PhD. Prisla Ucker Calvetti (Unilasalle)

Undergraduate Research

  • Gustavo do Canto
  • Fernando Xavier
  • Letícia Dal Moro Angoleri
  • Luciana Schuster
  • Vitória Brum


MS Students

  •  Alexandre Annes Henriques
  • Leonardo Botelho

Ph. D Students

  • Adriana Ferreira da Silva, PsyD; MSc
  • Alicia Deitos, Pharm.D; MSc
  • Aline Patrica Brietzke, RN; MSc
  • André Schwertner, MD
  • Gilberto Bráulio, MD
  • Hugo Ribeiro, MD
  • Jairo Alberto Dussan Sarria, MD
  • Maria da Graça Lopes Tarrago, MD
  • Rafael Goldani, PT; MSc
  • Vinicius Souza, RN
  • Ph. D Students

  • Gustavo do Canto
  • Letícia Dal Moro Angoleri
  • Luciana Schuster
  • Vitória Brum

About the lab

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