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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.
Targeting overactive immune cells with experimental drug could improve TBI symptoms

Targeting overactive immune cells with experimental drug could improve TBI symptoms

Dampening effects of overactive immune cells may serve as new treatment for TBI

Dampening effects of overactive immune cells may serve as new treatment for TBI

Spanish version of modified Story Memory Technique effective for Mexicans with MS

Spanish version of modified Story Memory Technique effective for Mexicans with MS

Researchers identify possible new therapy for concussion-related headaches

Researchers identify possible new therapy for concussion-related headaches

Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

Computer-based programs and virtual reality effective at treating children with acquired brain injury

Computer-based programs and virtual reality effective at treating children with acquired brain injury

Study finds higher suicide rate among people with neurological disorders

Study finds higher suicide rate among people with neurological disorders

A collaborative partnership to understand the impact of music therapies on mental health

A collaborative partnership to understand the impact of music therapies on mental health

Portable device to monitor blink reflex receives FDA clearance

Portable device to monitor blink reflex receives FDA clearance

New way to treat stroke using an already FDA-approved drug shows promise

New way to treat stroke using an already FDA-approved drug shows promise

Injecting nanoparticles into the bloodstream to reduce brain swelling after traumatic brain injury

Injecting nanoparticles into the bloodstream to reduce brain swelling after traumatic brain injury

TBI impairs growth hormone production, disrupting cognition, memory and sleep

TBI impairs growth hormone production, disrupting cognition, memory and sleep

Blue light exposure therapy can aid in healing people with mTBI

Blue light exposure therapy can aid in healing people with mTBI

Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain

Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain

Study provides comparable estimates of road-injury-related mortality across different countries

Study provides comparable estimates of road-injury-related mortality across different countries

Current procedures for measuring intracranial pressure may not leave enough time for accurate readings

Current procedures for measuring intracranial pressure may not leave enough time for accurate readings

New blood test can help identify elderly concussion patients with brain tissue damage

New blood test can help identify elderly concussion patients with brain tissue damage

AACC’s journal highlights new clinical tests that could improve care for concussions

AACC’s journal highlights new clinical tests that could improve care for concussions

Early treatment for concussion may reduce recovery time

Early treatment for concussion may reduce recovery time

Freestanding emergency departments associated with increase in spending for care

Freestanding emergency departments associated with increase in spending for care