Sevda C. Aslan, PhD

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  2. Research Scientist, Department of Neurological Surgery
    University of Louisville


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Research Focus:

Dr. Aslan's research interest is mainly focused on investigating blood pressure regulation in individuals with acute and chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). Individuals with SCI suffer from autonomic nervous system impairment that causes cardiovascular dysfunction including low resting blood pressure and orthostatic hypotension due to sympathetic nervous system dysfunction below the level of the injury secondary to immobilization.

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Key Publications:

Sevda C. Aslan, Manpreet K. Chopra, William B. McKay, Rodney J. Folz, Alexander V. Ovechkin, Evaluation of Respiratory Muscle Activation Using Respiratory Motor Control Assessment (RMCA) in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury, J Vis Exp, 2013 Jul 19 (77).

Terson de Paleville D, McKay W, Aslan S, Folz R, Sayenko D, Ovechkin A,  Locomotor step training with body weight support improves respiratory motor function in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury, Respir Physiol Neurobiol,  2013 Dec 1,189(3):491-7

Li K, Atkinson D, Boakye M, Tolfo CZ, Aslan S, Green M, McKay B, Ovechkin A, Harkema SJ, Quantitative and sensitive assessment of neurophysiological status after human spinal cord injury, J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Sep17, (1 Suppl):77-86

Nitzken M, Bajaj N, Aslan S, Gimel'farb G, El-Baz A, Ovechkin A, Local Wavelet-Based Filtering of Electromyographic Signals to Eliminate the Electrocardiographic-Induced Artifacts in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury, J Biomed Sci Eng. 2013 Jul 18;6(7B)

SC Aslan, A Krassioukov, SJ Harkema, Neural Cardiovascular Function After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the 4th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, pp.554-557, 2009

SC Aslan, DC Randall, KD Donohue, CF Knapp, AR Patwardhan, S McDowell, JM Evans, Blood Pressure Regulation in Neurally Intact Human vs. Acutely Injured Paraplegic and Tetraplegic Patients during Passive Tilt, Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007 Mar;292(3):R1146-57

SC Aslan, DC Randall, AV Ovechkin, Effects of Respiratory Muscle Training on Blood Pressure Regulation in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury, Kentucky Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Trust Symposium, 2013.

S.C.Aslan, S.J. Harkema, C.A. Angeli, A. Krassioukov, J. Hodes, Features of blood pressure and heart rate responses induced by the lumbosacral spinal cord epidural stimulation with an array electrode in a human with a motor complete spinal cord injury, Neuroscience, 2012-S-17423-SfN, New Orleans, 2012