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An awarness campaign in Italy by ARS and ALICE. Just developed a leaflet to help recognizing warning signs


Unofficial news reported as soon available an open journal in stroke medicine. The name is supposed to be cerebrovascular disease extra. Indexed in medline but without impact factor. This may offer larger diffusion for CED manuscripts otherwise buried in karger archives. Many reccommended how open sourcing should be an istitutional choice for large academical and educational projects and not a minor fund raising activity for second level science.

In press the results of Fori study the multi centric italian registry on PFO. See Risk of Recurrent Cerebrovascular Events in Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack and Patent Foramen Ovale: The FORI (Foramen Ovale Registro Italiano) Study
Paciaroni et al Cerebrovasc Dis 2011;31:109-116