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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.
Decision aids for parents of children with minor head injuries help communicate with physicians

Decision aids for parents of children with minor head injuries help communicate with physicians

Arizona EMTs have 39% higher risk for suicide than general public

Arizona EMTs have 39% higher risk for suicide than general public

Processing speed important to higher order cognitive function in multiple sclerosis patients

Processing speed important to higher order cognitive function in multiple sclerosis patients

Patients with severe TBI recover to functional independence more often than before

Patients with severe TBI recover to functional independence more often than before

Kessler Foundation joins new study to improve cognition in people with progressive MS

Kessler Foundation joins new study to improve cognition in people with progressive MS

New guidelines for TBI incorporate insights from rehabilitation professionals

New guidelines for TBI incorporate insights from rehabilitation professionals

New evidence-based guidelines help to detect, manage pediatric mild traumatic brain injury

New evidence-based guidelines help to detect, manage pediatric mild traumatic brain injury

UVA physician helps develop new CDC treatment recommendations for children with concussions

UVA physician helps develop new CDC treatment recommendations for children with concussions

Clinical recommendations regarding mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) released

Clinical recommendations regarding mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) released

'Mystery illness' afflicting diplomats linked to RF/MW radiation

'Mystery illness' afflicting diplomats linked to RF/MW radiation

What parents need to know about children’s eye health and safety

What parents need to know about children’s eye health and safety

Mice study reveals brain-heart biomarker for epilepsy after malaria

Mice study reveals brain-heart biomarker for epilepsy after malaria

Researchers stimulate neural recovery in model of traumatic brain injury

Researchers stimulate neural recovery in model of traumatic brain injury

Researchers successfully reproduce effects of traumatic brain injury in petri dish

Researchers successfully reproduce effects of traumatic brain injury in petri dish

Researchers study contribution of race, ethnicity to retention of participants in TBI research

Researchers study contribution of race, ethnicity to retention of participants in TBI research

BU professor receives $1.2 million grant to study impact of TBI, military service on Alzheimer's disease

BU professor receives $1.2 million grant to study impact of TBI, military service on Alzheimer's disease

BOOST-3 clinical trial aims to improve outcomes for severe TBI patients

BOOST-3 clinical trial aims to improve outcomes for severe TBI patients

Distinct origin of ADHD identified In children with history of traumatic brain injury

Distinct origin of ADHD identified In children with history of traumatic brain injury

Study compares genetic and neural contributions to ADHD in children with or without TBI

Study compares genetic and neural contributions to ADHD in children with or without TBI

New 3D-printed device could help spinal cord injury patients regain some function

New 3D-printed device could help spinal cord injury patients regain some function