The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care


June 2006 / Volume 51 / Number 6

Special Issue

Heliox Therapy: Practice, Evidence, Risk, and Opportunities

Guest Editors
James B Fink MSc RRT FAARC


Up, Up, and Away! Heliox Therapy: Practice, Evidence, Risk, and Opportunities
by James B Fink MSc RRT FAARC—Mountain View, California

Symposium Papers

The History and Physics of Heliox
by Dean R Hess— Boston, Massachusetts; James B Fink—Mountain View, California; Shekhar T Venkataraman—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; In K Kim—Louisville, Kentucky; Timothy R Myers— Cleveland, Ohio; and Benoit D Tano— Baltimore, Maryland
Heliox-Driven Albuterol Nebulization for Asthma Exacerbations: An Overview
by In K Kim—Louisville, Kentucky; Alvin L Saville—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Kendra L Sikes—Louisville, Kentucky; and Timothy E Corcoran—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Use of Heliox in Children
by Timothy R Myers— Cleveland, Ohio
Heliox During Mechanical Ventilation
by Shekhar T Venkataraman—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Heliox and Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation: A Role for Heliox in Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?
by Dean R Hess— Boston, Massachusetts
Opportunities and Risks of Using Heliox in Your Clinical Practice
by James B Fink—Mountain View, California

Teaching Case of the Month

Bronchopulmonary Sequestration
by Colin R Cooke—Seattle, Washington
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