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Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
NKI's I-Portal devices can accurately measure mTBI symptoms, study shows

NKI's I-Portal devices can accurately measure mTBI symptoms, study shows

AAN hosts free bike helmet giveaway in Minneapolis to raise awareness of head injuries

AAN hosts free bike helmet giveaway in Minneapolis to raise awareness of head injuries

Biomedical engineering professor wins $2 million grant for concussion research

Biomedical engineering professor wins $2 million grant for concussion research

New research uncovers subcellular-level changes in the brain after concussion

New research uncovers subcellular-level changes in the brain after concussion

Study examines how sex alters time-course of inflammation in the brain after TBI

Study examines how sex alters time-course of inflammation in the brain after TBI

Study finds increase in suicide risk for people with physical health conditions

Study finds increase in suicide risk for people with physical health conditions

Study uncovers crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health

Study uncovers crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health

BrainScope One study shows one-third potential reduction of avoidable CT scans in mild TBI patients

BrainScope One study shows one-third potential reduction of avoidable CT scans in mild TBI patients

Brain changes after stroke may lead to increased preference for alcohol, research suggests

Brain changes after stroke may lead to increased preference for alcohol, research suggests

Strategy-based brain training changes cortical thickness, neural connectivity in adults with TBI

Strategy-based brain training changes cortical thickness, neural connectivity in adults with TBI

Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues

Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues

Mild blast-induced concussion can lead to worse outcomes in military service members, study finds

Mild blast-induced concussion can lead to worse outcomes in military service members, study finds

PTSD and psychoactive drugs linked to increased risk for dementia

PTSD and psychoactive drugs linked to increased risk for dementia

Drug used to treat bipolar disorder may help prevent brain cell damage in TBI patients

Drug used to treat bipolar disorder may help prevent brain cell damage in TBI patients

Powerful pain medicine may help reduce vision damage of glaucoma

Powerful pain medicine may help reduce vision damage of glaucoma

New study receives $12.7 million PCORI funding to improve post-acute care for TBI patients

New study receives $12.7 million PCORI funding to improve post-acute care for TBI patients

International consensus statement on recognizing and treating sport-related concussions published

International consensus statement on recognizing and treating sport-related concussions published

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Study compares three head injury decision rules that could help minimize CT scans in children

Study compares three head injury decision rules that could help minimize CT scans in children

International survey reveals 16% of children in pediatric ICUs have acute neurological conditions

International survey reveals 16% of children in pediatric ICUs have acute neurological conditions