When should the use of heliox be considered for the treatment of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Heliox is a low-density gas that allows better oxygenation into the small airways. It should be considered in patients who are not adequately responding to conventional pharmacological therapy, and it may aid in preventing intubation. [70]


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