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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.
Children who play recreational sports more likely to suffer serious head injuries

Children who play recreational sports more likely to suffer serious head injuries

Guideline recommendations for management of patients with severe TBI continue to evolve

Guideline recommendations for management of patients with severe TBI continue to evolve

Players who sustain a concussion return to play after 19 days, study shows

Players who sustain a concussion return to play after 19 days, study shows

Stevens researchers track how the brain behaves upon impact leading to concussion

Stevens researchers track how the brain behaves upon impact leading to concussion

Mice brain study reveals secrets about Alzheimer’s

Mice brain study reveals secrets about Alzheimer’s

International report identifies the main actions necessary to reduce epilepsy treatment gap

International report identifies the main actions necessary to reduce epilepsy treatment gap

Controlled stimulation of the ear canal can help reduce Parkinson's symptoms

Controlled stimulation of the ear canal can help reduce Parkinson's symptoms

Concussions may cause loss of sense of smell

Concussions may cause loss of sense of smell

New analysis quantifies how stimulant treatment reduces serious outcomes of ADHD

New analysis quantifies how stimulant treatment reduces serious outcomes of ADHD

UTSA researchers remove newborn neurons to reduce seizures in mice

UTSA researchers remove newborn neurons to reduce seizures in mice

Rutgers participates in Big Ten-Ivy League Epidemiology of Concussions study

Rutgers participates in Big Ten-Ivy League Epidemiology of Concussions study

New therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injury

New therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injury

Research team to create new technology for tackling concussion

Research team to create new technology for tackling concussion

People with concussion have markedly higher risk of being out of a job

People with concussion have markedly higher risk of being out of a job

Brain injury found to be common among domestic violence survivors

Brain injury found to be common among domestic violence survivors

Nature of social cognitive deficits in people with progressive multiple sclerosis

Nature of social cognitive deficits in people with progressive multiple sclerosis

Factors influencing critical care doctors to withdraw life support for patients with brain injury

Factors influencing critical care doctors to withdraw life support for patients with brain injury

Ultra-Small Microelectrode Biosensors for Brain Injury Analysis

Ultra-Small Microelectrode Biosensors for Brain Injury Analysis

Concussion symptoms can be reversed by magnetic stimulation

Concussion symptoms can be reversed by magnetic stimulation

Stem cell study reveals the harmful effects of flavored e-cigarette liquids

Stem cell study reveals the harmful effects of flavored e-cigarette liquids