heliox


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heliox

[′hēlē‚äks]
(materials)
A mixture of helium and a few percent of oxygen used for breathing during deep dives.
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Anaesthetist Dr Tom Dolphin said using helium in balloons was a "colossal waste" of the element, which is used in MRI scanners and mixed with oxygen to make Heliox to aid people who have difficult breathing.
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.
eVent Medical Secures FDA Approval for Heliox Delivery System
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.
In this context there have been different strategies employed to improve exercise capacity in patients with severe COPD, ie, heliox and oxygen supplementation, (11-16) bronchodilator therapy, (17), (18) one-legged training, (19) noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV) (12), (20), (21) as well as different training modalities of discontinuous nature inducing lower ventilatory demands such as interval or intermittent exercise.
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.
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.
In the February 1997 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers at the University of Chicago reported positive results in patients with severe asthma attacks who received HELIOX in combination with standard therapy.
have signed 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.