- Recommendation ID
Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore the procedure should only be used in the context of research.
- Any explanatory notes
Further research should evaluate safety and efficacy in the short and long term and include details of patient selection. NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema
- Date issued
- June 2019
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||Yes|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|