How to use Bhs in a sentence

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  • The BHS facade to Union St of 1971 was and remains simply a disgrace.

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  • Excellent stabling, all year round turnout, 20 x 60 floodlit outdoor school, BHS approved.

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  • A breath holding spell (BHS) is a reflexive response that occurs in some healthy young children, usually between the ages of about eight months and two years.

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  • In a simple BHS the child may faint or briefly lose consciousness.

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  • In a severe or complicated BHS, the child may have a small seizure while unconscious.

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  • About 60 percent of affected children have the cyanotic form of BHS, in which the skin and lips turn bluish.

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  • About 20 percent of affected children have the pallid form of BHS in which the child turns pale.

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  • The pallid form of BHS typically follows a frightening or painful experience.

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  • However, some studies have suggested that boys are more susceptible and that the average onset of BHS in boys is earlier (13-18 months) compared with girls (19-24 months).

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  • Cyanotic BHS may be a component of a temper tantrum or a child's attempt to gain control over a situation.

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  • In a cyanotic BHS the long exhalation following crying causes breathing to stop.

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  • However, in some situations a child may learn how to trigger a cyanotic BHS.

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  • In a pallid BHS the brain sends a signal via the vagus nerve that severely slows the heart rate, leading to a temporary cessation of breathing and loss of consciousness.

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  • About 25 percent of affected children-particularly those who experience pallid BHS-have a family history of BHS or fainting.

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  • Seizures are much more likely with the pallid form than with the cyanotic form of BHS.

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  • The pallid form of BHS occurs frequently.

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  • The change in skin color and loss of consciousness with BHS occur before any seizure-type jerking.

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  • An electroencephalogram (EEG) that records electrical activity in the brain is normal in all forms of BHS, whereas it may be abnormal with epilepsy.

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  • The primary treatment for BHS is to reassure the parent or caregiver that the spells are completely harmless and that they usually disappear by the age of two or two-and-a-half.

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  • The only treatment for cyanotic BHS is to not encourage or reward the behavior.

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  • Up to 17 percent of children with pallid BHS will experience syncope (fainting spells) as adults, usually in response to fear, injury, or emotional stress.

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  • Families need to be reassured that BHS is not a harmful or dangerous event and that no treatment is needed.

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