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Health Sciences profile

Dr Yusuf Ozgur Cakmak

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsMD PhD(Turkey)
Research summaryNon-invasive neuromodulation, electrostimulation
Teaching
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmology
  • FRACS
  • MED2 Respiratory System
  • Dentistry Head and Neck Anatomy

Research

Dr Cakmak’s researches focus on the neuromodulation of internal organs and the brain structures to modulate their functions and blood flow. Dr Cakmak investigates the effects of different frequencies of non-invasive electrostimulation on internal organs blood flow to increase and decrease the blood flow. He also focus on investigating novel non-invasive stimulation techniques to normalize the neuronal network functions and alleviate the symptoms of neurological diseases.

Ongoing research:

  • Non-invasive external electrostimulator for Parkinson’s Disease (Clinical Trial)
  • Non-invasive vestibular nerve stimulation and structural plasticity in cerebrum and cerebellum and its effects on cognitive abilities (collaboration with Harvard University and Singapore University Imagery Lab)
  • Modulation of the blood flow in cerebral arteries

Publications

Cakmak, Y. O., Apaydin, H., Kiziltan, G., Gündüz, A., Ozsoy, B., Olcer, S., … Ertan, S. (2017). Rapid alleviation of Parkinson’s disease symptoms via electrostimulation of intrinsic auricular muscle zones. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 338. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00338

Cakmak, Y. O., Ekinci, G., Heinecke, A., & Çavdar, S. (2017). A possible role of prolonged whirling episodes on structural plasticity of the cortical networks and altered vertigo perception: The cortex of Sufi Whirling Dervishes. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 3. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00003

Acar, O., Esen, T., Colakoglu, B., Camli, M. F., & Cakmak, Y. O. (2015). Improving testicular blood flow with electroacupuncture-like percutaneous nerve stimulation in an experimental rat model of testicular torsion. Neuromodulation, 18(4), 324-328. doi: 10.1111/ner.12246

Cakmak, Y. O., Akpinar, I. N., Ekinci, G., & Bekiroglu, N. (2008). Point- and frequency-specific response of the testicular artery to abdominal electroacupuncture in humans. Fertility & Sterility, 90(5), 1732-1738. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2007.08.013

Çakmak, Y. Ö., Akpinar, I. N., Yoldemir, T., & Çavdar, S. (2011). Decreasing bleeding due to uterine fibroid with electroacupuncture [Case report]. Fertility & Sterility, 96(1), e13-e15. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.03.110

Journal - Research Article

Cakmak, Y. O., Ekinci, G., Heinecke, A., & Çavdar, S. (2017). A possible role of prolonged whirling episodes on structural plasticity of the cortical networks and altered vertigo perception: The cortex of Sufi Whirling Dervishes. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 3. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00003

Cakmak, Y. O., Apaydin, H., Kiziltan, G., Gündüz, A., Ozsoy, B., Olcer, S., … Ertan, S. (2017). Rapid alleviation of Parkinson’s disease symptoms via electrostimulation of intrinsic auricular muscle zones. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 338. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00338

Acar, O., Esen, T., Colakoglu, B., Camli, M. F., & Cakmak, Y. O. (2015). Improving testicular blood flow with electroacupuncture-like percutaneous nerve stimulation in an experimental rat model of testicular torsion. Neuromodulation, 18(4), 324-328. doi: 10.1111/ner.12246

Cakmak, Y. O., Akpinar, I. N., Ekinci, G., & Bekiroglu, N. (2008). Point- and frequency-specific response of the testicular artery to abdominal electroacupuncture in humans. Fertility & Sterility, 90(5), 1732-1738. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2007.08.013

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Journal - Research Other

Cakmak, Y. (2015). Provotella-derived hydrogen sulfide, constipation, and neuroprotection in Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders, 30(8), 1151. doi: 10.1002/mds.26258

Çakmak, Y. Ö., Akpinar, I. N., Yoldemir, T., & Çavdar, S. (2011). Decreasing bleeding due to uterine fibroid with electroacupuncture [Case report]. Fertility & Sterility, 96(1), e13-e15. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.03.110

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