- Recommendation ID
- NICE encourages further research into the use of innovative technologies for the management of severe acute respiratory failure, and may review this guidance on publication of further evidence.
- Any explanatory notes
- Evidence on the safety of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for severe acute respiratory failure in adults is adequate but shows that there is a risk of serious side effects. Evidence on its efficacy is inadequate to draw firm conclusions: data from the recent CESAR (Conventional ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe adult respiratory failure) trial were difficult to interpret because different management strategies were applied among many different hospitals in the control group and a single centre was used for the ECMO treatment group. Therefore this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical
governance, consent and research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe acute respiratory failure in adults
- Date issued
- April 2011
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|