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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 597106, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/597106
Research Article

Meteorological Variables Associated with Stroke

Department of Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, MS 1011, NCB, 245 N. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

Received 10 June 2014; Revised 14 November 2014; Accepted 15 November 2014; Published 30 November 2014

Academic Editor: Adriá Arboix Damut

Copyright © 2014 Romy Nocera et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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