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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 examines TBI in women survivors of intimate partner violence

New study examines TBI in women survivors of intimate partner violence

New glassy carbon electrode makes deep brain stimulation safer for patients

New glassy carbon electrode makes deep brain stimulation safer for patients

UCI researchers develop new cell therapy to improve memory, prevent seizures after TBI

UCI researchers develop new cell therapy to improve memory, prevent seizures after TBI

Researchers determine ways to assess social communication difficulties in children with TBI

Researchers determine ways to assess social communication difficulties in children with TBI

Five scientists receive funds for independently designed research studies

Five scientists receive funds for independently designed research studies

Study explores neuromarkers for deficits in social functioning after TBI

Study explores neuromarkers for deficits in social functioning after TBI

VA evaluates the effect of opioids, sedatives on veterans

VA evaluates the effect of opioids, sedatives on veterans

Recognizing the symptoms is important as concussion can be more than just a headache

Recognizing the symptoms is important as concussion can be more than just a headache

New therapy has potential to repair cells damaged by noise, prevent hearing loss

New therapy has potential to repair cells damaged by noise, prevent hearing loss

Risk factors of malignant arrhythmias found in patients treated with therapeutic hyperthermia after cardiac arrest

Risk factors of malignant arrhythmias found in patients treated with therapeutic hyperthermia after cardiac arrest

UCLA team finds that the brain processes fear differently after traumatic brain injury

UCLA team finds that the brain processes fear differently after traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury patient lives to tell the tale

Traumatic brain injury patient lives to tell the tale

MGH researchers create highest resolution MRI scan of the human brain

MGH researchers create highest resolution MRI scan of the human brain

Head and facial injuries from cycling remain steady over the past 10 years, study finds

Head and facial injuries from cycling remain steady over the past 10 years, study finds

NEOMED professor receives DOD grant to explore if exercise proves to be neuroprotective

NEOMED professor receives DOD grant to explore if exercise proves to be neuroprotective

Pro-inflammatory protein could play key role in protecting against herpes virus

Pro-inflammatory protein could play key role in protecting against herpes virus

Researchers receive $9.7 million NIH grant to study TBI and neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers receive $9.7 million NIH grant to study TBI and neurodegenerative diseases

Risk factors for unemployment with multiple sclerosis vary by age, study finds

Risk factors for unemployment with multiple sclerosis vary by age, study finds

UCLA-led study finds brain injury as cause of dementia in some older adults

UCLA-led study finds brain injury as cause of dementia in some older adults

Dementia patients’ adult kids develop symptoms six years earlier than their parents

Dementia patients’ adult kids develop symptoms six years earlier than their parents