pRotective vEntilation with veno-venouS lung assisT in respiratory failure: A protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial of extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal in patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure

J J McNamee, M A Gillies, N A Barrett, A M Agus, R Beale, A Bentley, A Bodenham, S J Brett, D Brodie, S J Finney, A J Gordon, M Griffiths, D Harrison, C Jackson, C McDowell, C McNally, G D Perkins, W Tunnicliffe, A Vuylsteke, T S WalshM P Wise, D Young, D F McAuley

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Abstract

One of the few interventions to demonstrate improved outcomes for acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure is reducing tidal volumes when using mechanical ventilation, often termed lung protective ventilation. Veno-venous extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (vv-ECCO2R) can facilitate reducing tidal volumes. pRotective vEntilation with veno-venouS lung assisT (REST) is a randomised, allocation concealed, controlled, open, multicentre pragmatic trial to determine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of lower tidal volume mechanical ventilation facilitated by vv-ECCO2R in patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure. Patients requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation for acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure will be randomly allocated to receive either vv-ECCO2R and lower tidal volume mechanical ventilation or standard care with stratification by recruitment centre. There is a need for a large randomised controlled trial to establish whether vv-ECCO2R in acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure can allow the use of a more protective lung ventilation strategy and is associated with improved patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-169
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Intensive Care Society
Volume18
Issue number2
Early online date19 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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