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DaSilva Lab Publications

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Original Research

  • DaSilva AF, Truong DQ, DosSantos MF, Toback RL, Datta A, Bikson, M. “State-of-art neuroanatomical target analysis of high-definition and conventional tDCS montages used for migraine and pain control.” Front Neuroanat. 2015; 9:89. Epub 2015 Jul 15. PMID: 26236199
  • Racek AJ, Hu X, Nascimento TD, Bender MC, Khatib L, Chiego D, Holland GR, Bauer P, McDonald N, Ellwood RP, DaSilva AF. "Different Brain Responses to Pain and Its Expectation in the Dental Chair". J Dent Res. 2015 July;94(7);998-1003. Epub 2015 Apr 22. PMID: 25904140
  • Donnell A, Nascimento T, Lawrence M, Gupta V, Zieba T, Truong DQ, Bikson M, Datta A, Bellile E, DaSilva AF. “High-Definition and Non-Invasive Brain Modulation of Pain and Motor Dysfunction in Chronic TMD.” Brain Stimul. 2015 June 23. PMID: 26226938
  • Foerster BR, Nascimento TD, DeBoer M, Bender MA, Rice IC, Truong DQ, Bikson M, Clauw DJ, Zubieta JK, Harris RE, DaSilva AF. “Excitatory and Inhibitory Brain Metabolites as Targets and Predictors of Effective Motor Cortex-tDCS Therapy in Fibromyalgia.” Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Feb;67(2):576-81. PMID: 25371383
  • DosSantos MF, Martikainen IK , Nascimento TD, Love T, DeBoer MD, Zubieta JK, DaSilva AF. "Building up Analgesia in Humans via the Endogenous μ-Opioid System by Combining Placebo and Active tDCS: A Preliminary Report". PLoS One. 2014 Jul 16;9(7). PMID: 25029273
  • Nascimento TD, DosSantos MF, Lucas S, Van Holsbeeck H, DeBoer M, Maslowski E, Love T, Martikainen IK, Koeppe RA, Smith YR, Zubieta, JK, DaSilva AF. "μ-Opioid activation in the midbrain during migraine allodynia – brief report II". Ann of Clin and Transl Neurol. 2014 Jun;1(6)445-450. PMID: 25328905
  • DaSilva AF, Nascimento TD, DosSantos MF, Lucas S, Van Holsbeeck H, DeBoer M, Maslowski E, Love T, Martikainen IK, Koeppe RA, Smith YR, Zubieta, JK. “μ-Opioid activation in the prefrontal cortex in migraine attacks – brief report I." Ann of Clin and Transl Neurol. 2014 Jun;1(6): 439-444. PMID: 25072055
  • Nascimento TD, DosSantos MF, Danciu T, DeBoer M, Holsbeeck H, Lucas SR, Aiello C, Khatib L, Bender MA, UMSoD (Under)Graduate Class of 2014, Zubieta JK, DaSilva AF. “Real-Time Sharing and Expression of Migraine Headache Suffering on Twitter: A Cross Sectional Infodemiology Study”. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Apr 3;16(4). PMID: 24698747

    *Media coverage by LATimes, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Metro, Financial Express, Medical News Today, Delhi Daily News, Free Press Journal, The News International, RedOrbit, Detroit Free Press, UPI, and others.

  • Schambra HM, Bikson M, Wager TD, DosSantos MF, DaSilva AF. “It’s all in your head: reinforcing the placebo response with tDCS”. Brain Stimul. 2014 Jul-Aug;7(4):623-4. PMID: 24810955
  • DaSilva AF*, Nascimento TD*, Love T*, DosSantos MF, Martikainen IK, Cummiford CM, DeBoer M, Lucas SR, Bender MA, Koeppe RA, Hall T, Petty S, Maslowski E, Smith YR, Zubieta JK. “3D-Neuronavigation In Vivo Through a Patient's Brain During a Spontaneous Migraine Headache”. J Vis Exp. 2014 Jun 2;(88). PMID: 24962460 *Equal contribution.
  • Villamar MF, Volz MS, Bikson M*, Datta A, DaSilva AF*, Fregni F*. “Technique and considerations in the use of 4x1 ring high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS)”. J Vis Exp. 2013 Jul 14;(77):e50309. PMID: 23893039. *Equal contribution
  • DosSantos MF, Martikainen IK, Nascimento TD, Love TM, DeBoer MD, Maslowski EC, Monteiro AA, Vincent MB, Zubieta JK, DaSilva AF. "Reduced Basal Ganglia μ-Opioid Receptor Availability in Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain: A Pilot Study". Mol Pain. 2012 Sep 24;8:74. PMID: 23006894

    *Listed as one of the highest accessed articles in the journal.

  • DosSantos MF, Love TM, Martikainen IK, Nascimento TD, Fregni F, Cummiford C, DeBoer MD, Zubieta JK, DaSilva AF. “Immediate effects of tDCS on the μ-Opioid system of a chronic pain patient”. Front Psychiatry. 2012 Nov 2;3:93. PMID: 23130002

    *Listed as one of the highest viewed articles in the journal.

  • DaSilva AF, Mendonca ME, Zaghi S, Lopes M, Dos Santos MF, Egilius EL, Badjwa Z, Datta A, Bikson M, Fregni F. “tDCS-induced analgesia and electrical fields in pain-related neural networks in chronic migraine”. Headache. 2012 Sep;52(8):1283-95. Epub 2012 Apr 18. PMID: 22512348

    *Listed as Top 100 Medical and Health Articles/News of the Week in the Web. **Interviewed for the Headache Journal’s Podcast. ***Media coverage by World News, Neuroscience News, Science News, Science Daily, and others.

  • DaSilva AF, Volz MS, Bikson M, Fregni F. “Electrode Positioning and Montage in Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation”. J Vis Exp. (JoVE) 2011 May 23;(51). PMID: 21654618

    Most popular scientific video-article in the neuroscience section of JoVE with more than 150,000 views.

  • Zaghi S*, DaSilva AF*, Acar M, Lopes M, Fregni F. One-Year rTMS Treatment for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Aug 25. *Equal contribution.
  • DaSilva AFM*, Becerra L*, Pendse G, Chizh B, Tulley S, Borsook D1 “Colocalized Functional and Structural Changes in the Cortex of Patients with Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain” *Equal contribution. PLoS One. 2008;3(10):e3396. Epub 2008 Oct 16.
  • DaSilva AFM, Granziera C, Tuch D, Snyder J, Hadjikhani N. “Interictal Alterations of the Trigeminal Somatosensory Pathway and PAG in Migraine”. *Article selected for the front cover of the issue. Neuroreport – March; 2007, 18: 301-305.
  • Granziera C *, DaSilva AFM*, Snyder J, Tuch DS, Hadjikhani N. “Anatomical Alterations of the Visual Motion Processing Network in Migraine with and without Aura”. *Equal contribution. PLoS Medicine, 2006 Oct 17;3(10).
  • Borras MC, Becerra L, Ploghaus A, Gostic JM, DaSilva AFM, Gonzales RG, Borsook D. “fMRI Measurement of CNS Responses to Naloxone Infusion and Subsequent Mild Noxious Thermal Stimuli in Healthy Volunteers”. J. Neurophysiology. 2004, Jun; 91(6):2723-33.
  • Borsook D*, DaSilva AFM*, Ploghaus A, Becerra L*. “Specific and somatotopic fMRI activation in the trigeminal ganglion by Brush and Noxious Heat”. *Equal contribution. J. Neuroscience, Aug 27, 2003, 23(21): 7897-7903.
  • DaSilva AFM, Tuch DS, Wiegell MR, Hadjikhani N. “Diffusion Tensor Imaging - Primer on Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Anatomical Substructure”. Neurosurgical Focus, July 15(1), 2003, article 4.
  • DaSilva AFM, Tuch DS, Wiegell MR, Hadjikhani N. “Diffusion Tensor Imaging - Primer on Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Anatomical Substructure”. Neurosurgical Focus, July 15(1), 2003, article 4.
  • DaSilva AFM, Granziera C, Snyder J, Hadjikhani N. “Thickening in the Somatosensory Cortex of Migraine Patients”. Neurology – Nov 20; 69(21):1990-5.

Review Articles

  • DosSantos MF and DaSilva AF. "Functional and Structural Cortical Neuroplasticity in Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain”. Special Issue on Neural Plasticity in Chronic Pain, for J Pain Manage. 2011;4(3):299-313 (invited review article).
  • DaSilva AF and DosSantos MF. “The Role of Sensory Fiber Demography in Trigeminal and Postherpetic Neuralgias”. J Dent Res. 2012 Jan;91(1):17-24. Epub 2011 Jun 13 (invited review article). PMID: 21670221
  • DaSilva AF, Nascimento T, DosSantos MF, Zubieta JK. “Migraine and the Mu-Opioidergic System – Can We Directly Modulate it? Evidence from Neuroimaging studies.” Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2014 Jul;18(7):429. PMID: 24842566 (invited review article)
  • DosSantos MF, Holanda-Afonso, RC, Lima RL, DaSilva AF, Moura-Neto V. “The role of the blood brain barrier in chronic pain development and treatment”. Front Cell Neurosci. 2014 Oct 8;8:302. PMID: 25339863 (invited review article)
  • DaSilva AFM, Goadsby PJ, Borsook D. “Cluster Headache: A Review of Neuromaging Findings”. Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2007 April; 11(2):131-6.
     
  • DaSilva AFM, Acquadro MA. “Orofacial Pain”. Pain Management Rounds. Approved by the Harvard Medical School to offer continuing education credit. 2005, Vol 2, Issue 1
     
  • DaSilva AFM, Shaefer J, Keith DA, “The Temporomandibular Joint: Clinical and Surgical Aspects”Neuroimag. Clin. N. Am, 13, 2003, 573-582.

Books, Chapters, and Essays

  • DaSilva AFM and Hadjikhani N. Contributing author – essay: “Human Thalamic Response to Experimental Pain (Neuroimaging)” in the section “Nociceptive Processing in the Thalamus “ by Dr. Vania Apkarian, Encyclopedic Reference of Pain. Editor Schmidt RF and Willis WD, Springer-Verlag – October 2006.
     
  • DaSilva AFM and Acquadro MA. Chapter: “Orofacial Pain” in the handbook The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management – Third Edition. Editor Dr. Jane Ballantyne, Linppincott Williams & Wilkins – 2005.
     
  • Borsook D, Moulton E, Scrivani S, DaSilva AFM, Becerra L. Chapter: “Imaging the Trigeminal System in Health and Disease”. Textbook: Head, Face and Neck Pain: Science, Evaluation, and Management. Mehta N, Maloney G, Bana D, Scrivani SJ. WJ Wiley. Accepted for publication.
     
  • DaSilva AFM, Bivins D, Acquadro MA. Chapter: “Neuropathic Facial Pain”. Textbook: Head, Face and Neck Pain: Science, Evaluation, and Management. Mehta N, Maloney G, Bana D, Scrivani SJ. WJ Wiley – Accepted for publication.

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