Extracorporeal Albumin Dialysis for Acute Liver Failure

NICE has issued guidance on this procedure for patients with acute liver failure.

“The procedure removes toxins bound to albumin in the blood in addition to the water-soluble toxins that can be removed by haemodialysis.”

They state that current evidence on its efficacy is inadequate in quality and quantity, and recommend the procedure “should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.”

Guidance summary here