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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.
Traumatic brain injury can lead to long-term visual impairment, finds study

Traumatic brain injury can lead to long-term visual impairment, finds study

A catch-22 trips up some in legal guardianship who try to regain independence

A catch-22 trips up some in legal guardianship who try to regain independence

Graphene-based neural probes can accurately detect electrographic signatures of the epileptic brain

Graphene-based neural probes can accurately detect electrographic signatures of the epileptic brain

Study examines the effects of methylphenidate on mental fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients

Study examines the effects of methylphenidate on mental fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients

Engineering of brain-mimetic injectable hydrogel scaffolds with self-healing properties

Engineering of brain-mimetic injectable hydrogel scaffolds with self-healing properties

An assessment of pH-sensitive cationic lipid nanoparticles for drug delivery

An assessment of pH-sensitive cationic lipid nanoparticles for drug delivery

Research reveals a common cause for seizures and memory problems in epilepsy

Research reveals a common cause for seizures and memory problems in epilepsy

Researchers discover clearest evidence to date of how memories form

Researchers discover clearest evidence to date of how memories form

Retired elite rugby players who suffered repeated concussions have adverse mental health issues

Retired elite rugby players who suffered repeated concussions have adverse mental health issues

Do traumatic brain injuries in pregnant mothers impact fetal development?

Do traumatic brain injuries in pregnant mothers impact fetal development?

Alzheimer's disease develops in a very different way than previously thought

Alzheimer's disease develops in a very different way than previously thought

DOD funds first human trial of a device to enhance the natural brain cleansing system

DOD funds first human trial of a device to enhance the natural brain cleansing system

Study analyzes neural correlates of balance in individuals with traumatic brain injury

Study analyzes neural correlates of balance in individuals with traumatic brain injury

Infrared light therapy may potentially benefit people with dementia

Infrared light therapy may potentially benefit people with dementia

Experts review progress in using photobiomodulation therapy to treat diverse brain disorders

Experts review progress in using photobiomodulation therapy to treat diverse brain disorders

UTA researcher studying how TBI affects communication between neural cells

UTA researcher studying how TBI affects communication between neural cells

Brain communication networks altered during drug withdrawal, mice study shows

Brain communication networks altered during drug withdrawal, mice study shows

Withdrawal from psychostimulants alters functional architecture and patterns in the brain

Withdrawal from psychostimulants alters functional architecture and patterns in the brain

Veterans who experienced sexual trauma are at higher risk for high blood pressure

Veterans who experienced sexual trauma are at higher risk for high blood pressure

Small molecule drug can attenuate the triggers of neuroinflammation, preclinical study shows

Small molecule drug can attenuate the triggers of neuroinflammation, preclinical study shows