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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]
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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
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heliox

Clinical therapeutics A mixture of O2 and helium used to treat obstructive lung disease. See COPD.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

he·li·ox

(hē'lē-oks)
Mixture of helium and oxygen.
[helium + oxygen]
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Dudley, "Hummingbird hovering performance in hyperoxic heliox: effects of body mass and sex," Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
Rattes et al., "Evaluation of lung function and deposition of aerosolized bronchodilators carried by heliox associated with positive expiratory pressure in stable asthmatics: a randomized clinical trial," Respiratory Medicine, vol.
She was extubated 24 hours later to heliox (80% helium/20% oxygen) delivered with BiPAP for postextubation stridor.
Heliox therapy in bronchiolitis: Phase III multicenter double-blind randomized controlled trial.
The Bernoulli principle provides the theoretical basis for the use of heliox to relieve upper airway obstruction.
Management strategies for viral croup may include glucocorticoids, epinephrine, heliox, and cool mist oxygen therapy.
As a result, during mechanical ventilation with a helium/oxygen mixture (heliox), lower driving pressures are needed to distribute oxygen to the distal alveoli compared to ventilation with oxygen [2].
George, "Examining axial diffusion of nitric oxide in the lungs using heliox and breath hold," Journal of Applied Physiology, vol.
A mistura helio-oxigenio (heliox) em substituicao a tradicional, oxigenio-nitrogenio, tem a capacidade de reduzir a pressao resistiva na via aerea, reduzindo a turbulencia do ar.
Anesthesiologists, otolaryngologists, surgeons, and other contributors based in North America and Australia cover head and neck anatomy, instruments, preoperative evaluation, the difficult airway, endoscopic airway examination, awake intubation, anesthesia for trauma and emergencies, airway pathology and anesthetic implications, the use of Heliox in managing stridor, and the prevention and management of airway fires, then anesthesia for nasal, sinus, pituitary, head and neck, laryngotracheal, bronchoscopic, and pediatric surgery, including laryngoplasty, facial transplantation, and jaw and face reconstruction.