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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.
Simple cognitive task after brain injury improves memory function, study finds

Simple cognitive task after brain injury improves memory function, study finds

Kessler Foundation scientists receive four grants to expand scope of research in spinal cord injury

Kessler Foundation scientists receive four grants to expand scope of research in spinal cord injury

Rush receives $45 million WWP grant to improve mental health care for veterans and their families

Rush receives $45 million WWP grant to improve mental health care for veterans and their families

Domestic violence’s overlooked damage: Concussion and brain injury

Domestic violence’s overlooked damage: Concussion and brain injury

UTSA scientists explore stuttering and develop new technology to optimize brain function

UTSA scientists explore stuttering and develop new technology to optimize brain function

Cognitive training can reduce depression, improve brain health in TBI patients

Cognitive training can reduce depression, improve brain health in TBI patients

Researchers analyze underlying electrophysiological indicators of brain hemorrhage

Researchers analyze underlying electrophysiological indicators of brain hemorrhage

Most concussion patients do not receive follow-up care after hospital discharge, says study

Most concussion patients do not receive follow-up care after hospital discharge, says study

Study shows lack of follow-up care for patients with concussion

Study shows lack of follow-up care for patients with concussion

New consensus statement outlines evidence-based medical opinion on abusive head trauma

New consensus statement outlines evidence-based medical opinion on abusive head trauma

Global experts identify key issues in supporting children with brain injuries transition back to school

Global experts identify key issues in supporting children with brain injuries transition back to school

Study lays foundation for treating drug, alcohol addicts with noninvasive brain stimulation

Study lays foundation for treating drug, alcohol addicts with noninvasive brain stimulation

Gene variant may be linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in TBI patients

Gene variant may be linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in TBI patients

New tool provides high accuracy and precision in analyzing disease and drug effects

New tool provides high accuracy and precision in analyzing disease and drug effects

Researchers explain neurophysiological link between breathing and attention

Researchers explain neurophysiological link between breathing and attention

Researchers create a biomaterial that can be used to study the brain

Researchers create a biomaterial that can be used to study the brain

Scientists successfully test anti-alcoholism drug in animal models

Scientists successfully test anti-alcoholism drug in animal models

New study reveals potential for better diagnosis and treatment of TBI patients

New study reveals potential for better diagnosis and treatment of TBI patients

Researchers develop new technique for measuring blood flow in the brain

Researchers develop new technique for measuring blood flow in the brain

Rehabilitation technique for stroke appears beneficial for multiple sclerosis patients

Rehabilitation technique for stroke appears beneficial for multiple sclerosis patients