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heliox

(hē'lē-oks),
A mixture of helium (60-70%) and oxygen (30-40%) to treat acute asthma attacks.
[helium + oxygen]
An early generation breathing gas consisting of varying concentration of oxygen and helium which was first used successfully in the mid-1920s with a 20:80 O2:He ratio

heliox

Clinical therapeutics A mixture of O2 and helium used to treat obstructive lung disease. See COPD.

he·li·ox

(hē'lē-oks)
Mixture of helium and oxygen.
[helium + oxygen]
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With Heliox for the charging stations and VDL for the buses, another party was missing that could ensure the connection to the electricity grid and the communication with the energy supplier.
Heliox therapy in bronchiolitis: Phase III multicenter double-blind randomized controlled trial.
Industrial gases company Praxair Inc (NYSE:PX) and respiratory care devices supplier Vapotherm Inc on Thursday jointly executed a multi-year marketing and distribution agreement for the sale and distribution of a new heliox delivery system to hospitals in North America, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
Reuben AD, Harris AR 2004 Heliox for asthma in the emergency department: a review of the literature Emergency Medicine Journal 21 (2)131-35
14 July 2011 - US respiratory care devices maker Vapotherm said yesterday it has obtained approval from the Medical Device Bureau of Health Canada for the Precision Flow Heliox device.
Effects of training with heliox and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation on exercise ability in patients with severe COPD.
Clinical effects of heliox administration for acute bronchiolitis in young infants.
The main issues of optimising oxygenation are dealt with elsewhere and there is reasonable discussion of novel therapies, with heliox thought to merit its own chapter.
Heliox may have a beneficial effect when used to deliver racemic epinephrine to young children with bronchiolltis, suggest the results of a randomized controlled trial.
Oxygen therapy: The ONS PEP team evaluated three studies, two of which that used oxygen therapy or supplemental oxygen and a third that compared Heliox 28 (72% helium and 28% oxygen) to oxygen-enriched air (72% nitrogen and 28% oxygen) or medical air (78.
At 21 Jess took his Saturation Ticket which allowed him to work to depths of up to 300m using a diving bell and breathing a gas called heliox.