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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.
ICP monitoring does not improve favorable outcome rate in patients with severe TBI, study shows

ICP monitoring does not improve favorable outcome rate in patients with severe TBI, study shows

Traumatic brain injuries in kids could be risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life

Traumatic brain injuries in kids could be risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life

Researchers rejuvenate plasticity of the mouse brain by manipulating one gene

Researchers rejuvenate plasticity of the mouse brain by manipulating one gene

Researchers reveal promising results of new noninvasive method of ICP monitoring

Researchers reveal promising results of new noninvasive method of ICP monitoring

Researchers find neuroprotective effects of trigeminal nerve stimulation in severe TBI

Researchers find neuroprotective effects of trigeminal nerve stimulation in severe TBI

Scientists receive $4.75 million grant for traumatic brain injury research

Scientists receive $4.75 million grant for traumatic brain injury research

MRI techniques can help spot, track cognitive impairment in professional fighters

MRI techniques can help spot, track cognitive impairment in professional fighters

Scientists receive NFL grant to study role of active rehabilitation strategies for concussion management

Scientists receive NFL grant to study role of active rehabilitation strategies for concussion management

Alzheimer’s drug may be promising treatment for traumatic brain injury

Alzheimer’s drug may be promising treatment for traumatic brain injury

Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Researchers discover new role of enzyme in promoting self-destruction of axons

Researchers discover new role of enzyme in promoting self-destruction of axons

Study finds markers of long-term brain injury in the blood of boxers and fighters

Study finds markers of long-term brain injury in the blood of boxers and fighters

Study finds key physical difference in the brains of people with PTSD

Study finds key physical difference in the brains of people with PTSD

New inflammatory biomarkers may pave way for pre-hospital or pitch-side test to detect brain injury

New inflammatory biomarkers may pave way for pre-hospital or pitch-side test to detect brain injury

History of traumatic brain injury not related to cognitive decline, study shows

History of traumatic brain injury not related to cognitive decline, study shows

Color-tinted sunglasses may provide relief from photophobia in post-concussion patients

Color-tinted sunglasses may provide relief from photophobia in post-concussion patients

Study finds psychosocial risk factors, unexplained bruising in fatal or near-fatal child abuse cases

Study finds psychosocial risk factors, unexplained bruising in fatal or near-fatal child abuse cases

Insomnia drug appears to have opposite effect for patients with neurologic conditions

Insomnia drug appears to have opposite effect for patients with neurologic conditions

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