Conference Coverage

Promising new tool for better migraine management in primary care



Lessons for clinical practice

Jessica Ailani, MD, director at MedStar Georgetown Headache Center and associate professor in the department of neurology at Georgetown University, cochaired the session in which the research was presented and called the project “really fantastic.”

The study offers “many lessons” for clinical practice and showed that the tool was effective in improving diagnosis of migraine, said Dr. Ailani, who is also secretary of the American Headache Society.

“There’s a long wait time to see specialists, and most migraine can be diagnosed and basic management can be done by primary care physicians,” she said.

“The next step would be to work on a way to improve prescriptions of migraine-specific treatments,” she added.

Dr. Ailani noted that the AHS would be keen to find ways to engage in “collaborative work” with the investigators.

The investigators and Dr. Ailani reported no relevant financial relationships.

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