Arnaud Steyaert - Research clinician (IONS/NEUR)


Dept. of  Anaesthesiology - Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc

PhD student - Supervisor: André Mouraux


Promoter : Prof. A. Mouraux

Control of acute as well as prevention of chronic postoperative pain remains a challenge. In human volunteers, both transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) alter pain perception and its modulation. tDCS may also reduce opioid consumption and pain scores after surgery. As tDCS and tsDCS affect pain processing at different levels, their combined application could produce additive or synergistic effects.  The objective of my PhD is to characterize the effects of combined tDCS and tsDCS on acute pain perception and processing (temporal summation, conditioned pain modulation, experimentally induced central sensitization) in healthy volunteers.


Abbott TEF, Ahmad T, Phull MK, Fowler AJ, Hewson R, Biccard BM, Chew MS, Gillies M, Pearse RM; International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) group. Br J Anaesth (2018); 120(1):146-155.

International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) group. Br J Surg (2019); 106(2):e73-e80. 

Fonkoue L, Behets CW, Steyaert A, Kouassi JK, Detrembleur C, De Waroux BLP, Cornu O.

Reg Anesth Pain Med (2019);  rapm-2019-100451

Dewe G, Steyaert A, De Kock M, Lois F, Reding R, Forget P. BMC Res Notes (2018); 11(1):834.

Steyaert A, Lavand'homme P. Drugs (2018); 78(3):339-354. 

Lavand'homme P, Steyaert A. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol (2017); 31(4):487-498.  

Steyaert A, Lavand'homme P. Eur J Anaesthesiol (2017); 34(10):650-651.

Bauchy F, Mouraux A, Deumens R, Leerink M, Ulpiano Trillig A, le Polain de Waroux B, Steyaert A, Quetin-Leclercq J, Forget P. Pain Research and Management (2016): 9703036. [PDF]

Taccola G, Doyen PJ, Damblon J, Dingu N, Ballarin B, Steyaert A, Rieux AD, Forget P, Hermans E, Bosier B, Deumens R. Exp Neurol (2016); 286:1-11. [PDF]

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