Hanan Khalil

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BACKGROUND Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and cognitive function are diminished in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). The relationship of cognitive function and serum level of BDNF, however is yet to be examined. The aim of this study was to examine serum BDNF levels in PD. Subsequently, the relationship of cognitive function to the serum(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The clinical symptoms of Huntington disease (HD) include progressive movement disorders, cognitive deficits, and behavioral changes, all of which affect an individual's ability to participate in activities of daily living. To date, very few quantitative or qualitative studies have been conducted to guide physical therapists working(More)
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the leading cause of maternal mortality in the developed world. Mortality from PE in pregnancy might be related to challenges in targeting the right population for prevention, ensuring that diagnosis is suspected and adequately investigated, and initiating timely and best possible treatment of this disease. Pregnancy is an example(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive inherited neurodegenerative disorder. Identifying sensitive methodologies to quantitatively measure early motor changes have been difficult to develop. This exploratory observational study investigated gait variability and symmetry in HD using phase plot analysis. We measured the walking of 22 controls and 35 HD(More)
AIM This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and cultural considerations of a minimally supervised, home-based exercise program in Jordan. METHODS Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used. Thirty participants were randomly allocated to either an 8-week intervention group (n = 16), or a standard care group (n = 14). The intervention(More)
BACKGROUND Many of the performance-based mobility measures that are currently used in Huntington's disease (HD) were developed for assessment in other neurological conditions such as stroke. OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess the individual item-response of commonly used performance-based mobility measures, with a view to optimizing the scales for specific(More)
Technology is paving a new way for many learners to connect with some of the best instructors and teachers on the world. From Stanford and MIT to Harvard and beyond, there are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) sprouting up everywhere (Lepi, 2012). The term MOOC was first coined by Dave Cormier, Manager of Web Communication and Innovations, at the(More)
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