Treating Headache in the Emergency Department

Episode 55,  Jan 14, 11:00 AM

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In this episode, we spoke 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.

Episode Breakdown:
  • 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