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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Jun 27, 2019

In episode 142, Jim Siegler is joined by Dr. Deena Kuruvilla (Yale University School of Medicine) to discuss the 5 trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias--what we know about the pathophysiology, the diagnostic criteria, and current and future management strategies.

Produced by James E. Siegler and Deena Kuruvilla. Music courtesy of Ars Sonor, Axletree, Kevin McLeod, Lee Rosevere, and Steve Combs. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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Dr. Kuruvilla serves as a consultant for Lilly and Amgen pharmaceuticals.