Association Between Functional Changes in the Brain and the Perception of Pain in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) - Measured With Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

  • End date
    Dec 30, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Updated on 4 October 2021
Accepts healthy volunteers


In the study the investigators aim to test whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)-induced pain reduction is in association with functional changes in the brain measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

Hypothesis: Transcranial direct current stimulation can reduce the perception of pain in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, which is in association with changes in the brain measured via fMRI.

Condition Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Intestinal Diseases, Gastroenteritis, Bowel Dysfunction, inflammatory bowel diseases, Inflammatory bowel disease
Treatment Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03348852
SponsorCharite University, Berlin, Germany
Last Modified on4 October 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Inflammatory bowel disease
Chronic pain (more than 3 months)
Pain (VAS > 3/10)

Exclusion Criteria

Contraindication to transcranial direct current stimulation
Contraindications to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
Sever internal or psychiatric condition
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