The Neuronaute® system is a combination of a shirt and cap and a mobile phone app that people suspected of having epilepsy can wear at home to help with their diagnosis. Epilepsy is caused by unusual electrical signals in the brain and can cause people to lose control of their bodies and lose consciousness.To help diagnose epilepsy doctors measure electrical signals in the brain using a test called an electroencephalogram (EEG). An EEG during a seizure is a good way of diagnosing epilepsy, but seizures are often unpredictable. The Neuronaute® clothing can record the patient’s brain activity and other things like heart and breathing rate over a long period of time while the patient is at home. The results are sent to a smart phone app, which can detect when a seizure is happening and alert carers and doctors.
Xeomin is one formulation of botulinum neurotoxin type A. It is injected into salivary glands and reduces saliva production. Currently, it is recommended as a specialist option for treating sialorrhea in children and adolescents, but is not yet licensed for this indication. It is an alternative to anticholinergic drugs which are also used to reduce saliva flow, but which can have side effects in a number of patients. If licensed, Xeomin will offer an additional treatment option for chronic sialorrhea in children and adolescents aged 2 to 17 years.