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Secondary prevention in intracranial stenosis related stroke: a narrow path among evidence

By Giuseppe Reale, MD. Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome. Arterial stenosis due to large artery atherosclerosis (intracranial atherosclerotic arterial stenosis, ICAAS) causes 5–10% of strokes in white, 15–29% of TIA/strokes in black and up to 30–50% of strokes in Asian people1. The proposed underlying mechanisms for ICAAS causing stroke are basically three: 1) […]


ASK the EXPERT(s): What can we do after failed, unsuccessful, or incomplete Mechanical Thrombectomy in Anterior Circulation Large-Vessel Occlusion Stroke? In our first ASK the EXPERT(S) of the year, we interviewed Dr Johannes Kaesmacher and Professor Urs Fischer from University Hospital Bern, Inselspital, Switzerland about their recent publication in JAMA Neurology. Kaesmacher J, Bellwald S, […]

ESO Blog and YSPR Corner 2019: Keep Calm and Carry On

By Linxin Li and Diana Aguiar de Sousa on behalf of the YSPR committee Does Christmas always have you feeling extra Santa-mental? Time flies and it is already time to say goodbye to 2019. As usual, in the last ESO blog of the year, we thought we would also take time to reflect briefly on […]

Low, lower, the lowest? – Which LDL-cholesterol level shall we target?

By Antje Schmidt-Pogoda, Fachärztin für Neurologie, Klinik für Neurologie mit Institut für Translationale Neurologie, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Gebäude A1, 48149 Münster Ten years ago, the Stroke Prevention by Aggressive Reduction in Cholesterol Level (SPARCL) trial showed that high-dose statin treatment (Atorvastatin at a dose of 80 mg per day) resulted in a significantly reduced […]

5th European Stroke Science Workshop (ESSW) Report

5th European Stroke Science Workshop 28 – 30 November 2019 / Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany With >150 participants contributing expertise in different areas of stroke research, 2019 has seen another successful year for the European Stroke Science Workshop. During slightly over 2 days, participants discussed a wide range of topics from basic science, translational research to clinical […]

Call for Nominations – ESO Awards 2020

Dear ESO Members, Each year, ESO presents two awards during the ESO Conference. All ESO members are asked to nominate candidates for these two awards: The ESO Lifetime / Presidential Award is bestowed upon an advanced career person who has made a significant impact on stroke care internationally over many years, someone who has had […]

World Stroke Day Activities Recap 2019

 A letter from Erasmus MC Stroke Center:  Dear ESO Committee, Thank you for the newsletter and the opportunity to share our World Stroke Day activities. As Erasmus MC Stroke Center, we look back at an inspiring day on which we joined forces to promote awareness and a sense of togetherness among patients, family, the public […]

1st ESO European Stroke Rehabilitation Workshop

The 1st European Stroke Rehabilitation Workshop will take place on 12 May 2020 before the joint ESO-WSO Conference, in Vienna, Austria. This workshop focuses on cutting edge clinical and research aspects of stroke, inviting renowned stroke rehabilitation specialists as well as early career colleagues, and is organized under the auspices of the ESO and its Neurorehabilitation […]

FESO Interview with Linxin Li

To qualify as an FESO, members must demonstrate scientific quality and a willingness to actively volunteer in ESO. There are no age requirements, but FESO must meet minimum standards. FESO receive additional benefits, including participation in the Council of Fellows. Visit our website for more information on how to distinguish yourself as a FESO. We […]