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In this touching second chapter, Francesca and Roberto take us through the ideas and actions that followed the first TED talk. How it changed and is still impacting not only their lives but also the people who are experiencing the same challange. Be parents of a child who had a prenatal stroke.

Francesca, Roberto and Mario ( their son) were first on the TED Global stage in 2013. From then on their life changed a lot and a lot of projects took life. On our stage they share their experience and achievements. From Inspiring to activate.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Video Salute – Corriere TV.


A survey by the Corriere della Sera on the so-called “Zamboni method” for the treatment of multiple sclerosis has evoked many reactions. Professor Giancarlo Comi, President of the Italian Society of Neurology clarifies his point of view on the matters in controversy, noting that the data currently available suggest that the assumptions underlying the method (which is the unblocking of the jugular veins intravascularly) not have sufficient basis

Transtromer Winner of a Nobel prize suffered of a stroke leading to speech disturbances and motor impairment in 1990

A medical expert panel recommended driving cessation for 1 year after a TIA or stroke, and return to driving a commercial vehicles should be allowed only after successful completion of a comprehensive clinical evaluation, neuropsychological assessments, and on-road testing. Recommendation from a US based agency out in Stroke on Oct issue.

Stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60, and the fifth leading cause in people aged 15 to 59. Stroke also attacks children, including newborns.  Each year, nearly six million people die from stroke. In fact, stroke is responsible for more deaths every year than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together – three diseases which have set the benchmark for successful public health advocacy, capturing the attention of the world’s media and which consequently has provoked world leaders, governments and many sectors of civil society to act. by WSO

Consensus conference Salsomaggiore terme 5-6 Novembre 2010.

Dopo le prime due Consensus di Verona e Modena, si terrà a Salsomaggiore il 5 e 6 novembre del 2010 la terza Conferenza Nazionale di Consenso, promossa dalla SIMFER (Società Italiana di Medicina Fisica e Riabilitativa), dal titolo “Buona pratica clinica nella riabilitazione ospedaliera delle persone con gravi cerebrolesioni acquisite (GCA)”.

Have a look to the last update on the SITS-ISTR. The paper on ‘Implementation of thrombolysis with alteplase 3-4.5 hours after an acute stroke: an updated analysis from ISTR’ by Niaz Ahmed et al is now published in the September issue of Lancet Neurology.

QJM Advance Access originally published online on July 2, 2010

ABCD and ABCD2 scores of ≥3 may be clinically useful in identifying TIA outpatients at raised risk of stroke in the medium to long term.

QJM 2010 103(9):679-685

see for ABCD Rothwell PM, Giles MF, Flossman E, Lovelock CE, Redgrave JNE, Warlow CP, et al. A simple score (ABCD) to identify individuals at high early risk of stroke after transient ischemic attack. Lancet (2005) 366:29–36

or Sciolla R, Melis F, for the SINPAC Group. Rapid identification of high-risk transient ischemic attacks. Prospective validation of the ABCD Score. Stroke (2008) 39:297–302