(Oct. 1, 2018) – UTHealth School of Nursing Associate Professor Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, Ph.D., R.N., the Theodore J. & Mary E. Trumble Professor In Aging Research, is lead author of a new article examining the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on experimental pain sensitivity in older adults (aged 50–70 years) with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Hyochol Ahn, Robert Suchting, Adam J. Woods, Hongyu Miao, Charles Green, Raymond Y. Cho, Eunyoung Choi, Roger B. Fillingim. Bayesian analysis of the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on experimental pain sensitivity in older adults with knee osteoarthritis: randomized sham-controlled pilot clinical study. Journal of Pain Research, 2018:11(2071-2082). DOI: https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S173080

The researchers – which included three of Ahn’s UTHealth colleagues – concluded that tDCS reduces experimental pain sensitivity, and that these beneficial changes in experimental pain measures were associated with reductions in clinical pain.