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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.
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

Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease

Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease

History of early life abuse may affect concentration abilities

History of early life abuse may affect concentration abilities

Researchers develop blood test to detect intracranial bleeding in infants with abusive head trauma

Researchers develop blood test to detect intracranial bleeding in infants with abusive head trauma

Hand-held EEG device can quickly assess brain bleeding in head injuries

Hand-held EEG device can quickly assess brain bleeding in head injuries

Hebrew University announces launch of new Center for conducting research on cannabinoids

Hebrew University announces launch of new Center for conducting research on cannabinoids

BioDirection's TBI detection system shows potential to reduce unnecessary CT scans

BioDirection's TBI detection system shows potential to reduce unnecessary CT scans

New research takes closer look at the brain’s suspension system in TBIs

New research takes closer look at the brain’s suspension system in TBIs

Traumatic brain injuries affect the body's stress axis differently in female and male mice, shows research

Traumatic brain injuries affect the body's stress axis differently in female and male mice, shows research

Common neurological diseases pose serious annual financial burden for the U.S.

Common neurological diseases pose serious annual financial burden for the U.S.

New study reveals economic burden of emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury

New study reveals economic burden of emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury

New study explores biomechanics of head injury in pediatric patients

New study explores biomechanics of head injury in pediatric patients

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