Estephan J Moana Filho



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Research interests

My career goal is to identify brain mechanisms involved in the transition from acute to chronic Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) pain. This will support the development of improved prognostic markers and individualized treatment strategies, leading to reduction of health care costs and improvement of patients’ quality of life.

In order to achieve those goals, I use psychophysics and neuroimaging methods to measure somatosensory function and its related brain mechanisms in patients suffering from orofacial pain (OFP), with a focus on chronic TMD pain.

Research interests

  • Pain
  • Endogenous Pain Modulation
  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychophysics
  • Somatosensory System

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  • Research Output

    Persistent dentoalveolar pain disorder: A putative intraoral chronic overlapping pain condition

    Babiloni, A. H., Nixdorf, D. R. & Moana-Filho, E. J., Dec 17 2019, In : Oral Diseases.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Endogenous Pain Modulation Assessed with Offset Analgesia Is Not impaired in Chronic Temporomandibular Disorders Pain Patients

    Moana-Filho, E. J., Herrero Babiloni, A. & Nisley, A., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 46, 11, p. 1009-1022 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations
  • 3 Scopus citations

    Endogenous pain modulation in chronic orofacial pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Moana-Filho, E. J., Herrero Babiloni, A. & Theis-mahon, N. R., Aug 1 2018, In : Pain. 159, 8, p. 1441-1455 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 10 Scopus citations

    Multifactorial assessment of measurement errors affecting intraoral quantitative sensory testing reliability

    Moana-Filho, E. J., Alonso, A. A., Kapos, F. P., Leon-Salazar, V., Durand, S. H., Hodges, J. S. & Nixdorf, D. R., Jul 1 2017, In : Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 16, p. 93-98 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Scopus citations