Heliox Improves Carbon Dioxide Removal during Lung Protective Mechanical Ventilation

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Beurskens, Charlotte J ; Brevoord, Daniel ; Lagrand, Wim K ; van den Bergh, Walter M ; Vroom, Margreeth B ; Preckel, Benedikt ; Horn, Janneke ; Juffermans, Nicole P (2014)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Limited
  • Journal: Critical Care Research and Practice, volume 2,014 (issn: 2090-1305, eissn: 2090-1313)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2014/954814, pmc: PMC4274833
  • Subject: Clinical Study | Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid | RC86-88.9

Introduction. Helium is a noble gas with low density and increased carbon dioxide (CO2) diffusion capacity. This allows lower driving pressures in mechanical ventilation and increased CO2 diffusion. We hypothesized that heliox facilitates ventilation in patients during ... View more
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