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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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Effects of training with heliox and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation on exercise ability in patients with severe COPD.
Nasal continuous positive airway pressure with heliox in infants with acute bronchiolitis.
Then patients inhaled either HELIOX, a mixture of 80 percent helium and 20 percent oxygen, or room air.
Food and Drug Administration andisthe first fully integrated high-flow therapy device for non-invasive delivery of heliox via nasal cannula (tube).
Current evidence does not support the use of heliox in the initial treatment of acute asthma, but it may have a small role in acute asthma in children with severe obstruction, provided hypoxaemia is not severe.
In addition, Heliox (BOC Medical, Priestley Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 2UT, UK) was entrained into the inspiratory limb of the Puritan Bennett ventilator as a strategy to reduce dynamic hyperinflation and improve gaseous exchange (1,2).
Inhaled anticholinergic medications, heliox, and magnesium infusions all have roles in emergency department treatment of severe exacerbations that are not responsive to short-acting [[beta].
He was administered racemic epinephrine, intravenous steroids, and heliox and fitted with bilateral nasal trumpets.
During an acute asthma attack, a patient may be given oxygen or heliox in combination with pharmacologic therapies.
Due to helium's lower density as compared to nitrogen, the primary gas in room air, breathing with heliox results in less airway resistance, which therefore reduces the physical effort required to breathe.
With the clearance for use with Heliox, the AVEA becomes the only ventilator with such clearance and clearly positions it as the most advanced and comprehensive ventilator on the market.