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Episode 55: Treating Headache in the Emergency Department

Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you an exclusive interview with Anne-Maree Kelly, MD, MClinEd, FACEM.

Episode 55 of the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments® podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 55, "Treating Headache in the Emergency Department," features an exclusive interview with Anne-Maree Kelly, MD, MClinEd, FACEM, senior emergency physician, Western Health; director, Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research; professorial fellow, the University of Melbourne; and adjunct professor, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology. She shared her clinical experience treating patients with headache and migraine in the emergency department (ED), offering insight into the factors that influence patient outcomes and the vital need for consensus international guidelines for ED migraine care.

The stories highlighted in this episode's Neurology News Minute can be found here:


1:35 – Topline findings of a study of migraine in the ED

4:55 – The current state of guidelines for treatment and imaging

6:50 – Take-home points for emergency physicians

10:20 – State of education on headache and migraine in emergency medicine

11:40 – Neurology News Minute

14:40 – The stakeholders for developing consensus guidelines

16:30 – Additional research that is needed

19:20 – The role of experience in managing headache disorders in the ED

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Kelly AM, Kuan WS, Chu KH, et al. Epidemiology, investigation, management, and outcome of headache in emergency departments (HEAD study)–a multinational observational study. Headache. 2021;61(10):1539-1552. doi:10.1111/head.14230