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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.
IU School of Medicine researchers secure grant to study new treatment method for traumatic brain injury

IU School of Medicine researchers secure grant to study new treatment method for traumatic brain injury

People with three or more concussions may have worse cognitive function in later life

People with three or more concussions may have worse cognitive function in later life

Health impact of a combination of intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet

Health impact of a combination of intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet

New biomaterial allows for treating damaged tissue from the inside out

New biomaterial allows for treating damaged tissue from the inside out

Ending involuntary commitments would shift burden of dementia care to strapped communities

Ending involuntary commitments would shift burden of dementia care to strapped communities

Latest discovery provides new understanding of the fundamental mechanics of the human brain

Latest discovery provides new understanding of the fundamental mechanics of the human brain

Major update of the INCOG guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury

Major update of the INCOG guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury

Researchers map brain area necessary for fluid intelligence

Researchers map brain area necessary for fluid intelligence

PTSD, TBI, and a genetic variant show strong links with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias

PTSD, TBI, and a genetic variant show strong links with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias

Previous traumatic brain injury may potentially affect frontotemporal dementia risk

Previous traumatic brain injury may potentially affect frontotemporal dementia risk

Higher weight and BMI in children are associated with poor brain health

Higher weight and BMI in children are associated with poor brain health

Two new studies identify potential risk factors associated with frontotemporal dementia

Two new studies identify potential risk factors associated with frontotemporal dementia

Neurotechnology shows potential for future medical interventions in humans

Neurotechnology shows potential for future medical interventions in humans

Near-infrared spectroscopy can provide a cost-effective way to noninvasively monitor intracranial pressure

Near-infrared spectroscopy can provide a cost-effective way to noninvasively monitor intracranial pressure

Regenstrief Institute and Indiana Department of Health partner on an influenza surveillance data pilot study

Regenstrief Institute and Indiana Department of Health partner on an influenza surveillance data pilot study

Distinct brain networks may be potential targets for neuromodulation therapies to treat depression

Distinct brain networks may be potential targets for neuromodulation therapies to treat depression

Kessler Foundation receives $2.24 million grant to fund Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System

Kessler Foundation receives $2.24 million grant to fund Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System

Veterans with PTSD and other psychiatric disorders are at greater risk for early death

Veterans with PTSD and other psychiatric disorders are at greater risk for early death

Salk scientists launch a new Center for Multiomic Human Brain Cell Atlas with $126 million NIH grant

Salk scientists launch a new Center for Multiomic Human Brain Cell Atlas with $126 million NIH grant

OU researcher may have found a way to reduce the number of TBI surgeries to just one

OU researcher may have found a way to reduce the number of TBI surgeries to just one