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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.
Light therapy is safe and can benefit patients with TBI, shows study

Light therapy is safe and can benefit patients with TBI, shows study

Astrocytes are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Astrocytes are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Blood protein test could detect severity of head trauma in minutes

Blood protein test could detect severity of head trauma in minutes

Point-of-care biomarker assay predicts traumatic brain injury in minutes

Point-of-care biomarker assay predicts traumatic brain injury in minutes

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain

Portable, low-field MRI device can be safely used at patient bedside, shows study

Portable, low-field MRI device can be safely used at patient bedside, shows study

Researchers develop simple tool to assess impaired consciousness in clinical setting

Researchers develop simple tool to assess impaired consciousness in clinical setting

Researchers assess impact of coronavirus disease on individuals with progressive multiple sclerosis

Researchers assess impact of coronavirus disease on individuals with progressive multiple sclerosis

Concussion can lead to long-term sleep problems, affect quality of life

Concussion can lead to long-term sleep problems, affect quality of life

New insights into the relationship between stress and pain following TBI

New insights into the relationship between stress and pain following TBI

Body weight seriously impacts brain activity and blood flow

Body weight seriously impacts brain activity and blood flow

Scientists identify robust set of biomarkers to help guide treatment for brain injuries

Scientists identify robust set of biomarkers to help guide treatment for brain injuries

UVA now supports engineering-to-medicine faculty fellowships

UVA now supports engineering-to-medicine faculty fellowships

UArizona aims to develop a device for quick and accurate detection of pathogens, biological threats

UArizona aims to develop a device for quick and accurate detection of pathogens, biological threats

Trained service dogs are most helpful to veterans with PTSD

Trained service dogs are most helpful to veterans with PTSD

Researchers assess the damage caused by microbubbles in brain injuries

Researchers assess the damage caused by microbubbles in brain injuries

Concussions can lead to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional consequences in children

Concussions can lead to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional consequences in children

Researchers receive $1.3 million grant to develop better treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers receive $1.3 million grant to develop better treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Young athletes require longer recovery after concussion, study reveals

Young athletes require longer recovery after concussion, study reveals

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can enhance the cognitive performance of healthy older adults

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can enhance the cognitive performance of healthy older adults