- Recommendation ID
Further research should give details of patient selection, patient-reported outcomes and long-term effects including survival and quality of life. NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.
- Any explanatory notes
Current evidence on intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by high spinal cord injuries shows that there are serious but well-recognised safety concerns. Evidence on efficacy is limited in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by high spinal cord injuries
- Date issued
- September 2017
|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|