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The Valley Today: Dr. Paul Lyons Discusses Epilepsy & Treatment Options

The Valley Today: Dr. Paul Lyons Discusses Epilepsy & Treatment Options

Neurologist and epileptologist, Dr. Paul Lyons joined host Janet Michael on The Valley Today podcast to discuss epilepsy and available treatment options.  

Beginning in 2015, Dr. Lyons, The Virginia Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Winchester Medical Center and the Valley Health Clinical Research department were involved in a series of clinical research trials studying the efficacy of Epidiolex in the treatment of two severe forms of epilepsy; Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), and Dravet Syndrome. Children and adults with each type of epilepsy were recruited for participation in the controlled trials. For one of the studies, the Virginia Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at WMC was the highest enrolling site in the country.

During the podcast, Dr. Lyons defines epilepsy, explains the role seizures play in diagnosis and talks about how an FDA approved pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoid extract called Epidiolex is changing how several severe seizure disorders are being treated, and the dramatic impact it is having on patients’ lives locally.

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