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date: 09 July 2020

Heliox 280

Helium–oxygen (heliox) mixtures were first described in the 1930s for the management of respiratory emergencies. In the last 20 years heliox has gained more widespread use. It has a role in the temporary management of upper airway obstruction and there is renewed interest in its use in acute asthma and COPD in both spontaneously breathing and mechanically ventilated patients....

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