The CESAR trial is comparing conventional ventilation methods with Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation for the treatment of severe acute respiratory failure in adults.
The NIH-NHLBI ARDS Network was a research network formed in 1994 to study the treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome to carry out research on probable agents, devices, or management strategies to improve the care of patients with ARDS. Till now, ten randomized controlled trials have been carried out.
New ECPR recommendations form a part of the new ACLS algorithm as per the 2015 American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It advocates ECPR in settings where the technology is readily available and can be rapidly implemented. It advises its use in “select cardiac arrest patients for whom the suspected etiology of the cardiac arrest is potentially reversible during a limited period of mechanical cardiorespiratory support.” with evidence of improved outcome in the Adult Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) Group esp. neurological
Site for the official 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC based on the most current and comprehensive review of resuscitation science, systems, protocols, and education.
The 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science
The whole gamut of research data published over the years has been assembled together in alphabetical order by ELSO