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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.
Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Study provides insight into prognosis of deployment-related mTBI in returning soldiers

Study provides insight into prognosis of deployment-related mTBI in returning soldiers

New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children

New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children

UCLA study finding holds promise to prevent progressive cognitive decline in children with brain injury

UCLA study finding holds promise to prevent progressive cognitive decline in children with brain injury

High school female soccer players face higher concussion risk than boys

High school female soccer players face higher concussion risk than boys

Scientists uncover new method for improving short-term working memory

Scientists uncover new method for improving short-term working memory

Research collaboration aims to increase understanding of infant head trauma

Research collaboration aims to increase understanding of infant head trauma

Microwave helmet shows great potential to detect intracranial bleeding in traumatic brain injuries

Microwave helmet shows great potential to detect intracranial bleeding in traumatic brain injuries

Research findings provide new conceptual framework for understanding brain inflammation after injury

Research findings provide new conceptual framework for understanding brain inflammation after injury

Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes to increase risk for severe brain disorders

Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes to increase risk for severe brain disorders

Researchers develop new tool to evaluate survival, recovery in elderly patients with isolated TBI

Researchers develop new tool to evaluate survival, recovery in elderly patients with isolated TBI

Neuroprotective compound could save brain cells during stroke, rat study shows

Neuroprotective compound could save brain cells during stroke, rat study shows

Researchers discover CTE in deceased patient's brain with no known history of head trauma

Researchers discover CTE in deceased patient's brain with no known history of head trauma

Study finds new mechanism underlying epileptic seizures

Study finds new mechanism underlying epileptic seizures

Alterations in brain connectivity can aid diagnosis and prediction of outcomes in mTBI patients

Alterations in brain connectivity can aid diagnosis and prediction of outcomes in mTBI patients

Gist reasoning test may identify previously undiagnosed cognitive changes in TBI patients

Gist reasoning test may identify previously undiagnosed cognitive changes in TBI patients

New test could lead to early diagnosis and effective treatment of mild traumatic brain injury

New test could lead to early diagnosis and effective treatment of mild traumatic brain injury

New study aims to better understand long-term neurologic effects of mild TBI

New study aims to better understand long-term neurologic effects of mild TBI

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Sickest children can successfully undergo liver transplantation with advances in critical care

Sickest children can successfully undergo liver transplantation with advances in critical care