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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.
FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

Preventing seizures after head injury could slow or prevent the onset of dementia

Preventing seizures after head injury could slow or prevent the onset of dementia

Study finds certain plasma microRNAs as diagnostic biomarkers for mild traumatic brain injury

Study finds certain plasma microRNAs as diagnostic biomarkers for mild traumatic brain injury

New study to examine the effects of MS disease-modifying therapy on cognitive fatigue

New study to examine the effects of MS disease-modifying therapy on cognitive fatigue

New initiative may improve patient outcomes by expanding EMS access to lifesaving care

New initiative may improve patient outcomes by expanding EMS access to lifesaving care

MCRI specialists create Australia's and New Zealand's first set of child head injury guidelines

MCRI specialists create Australia's and New Zealand's first set of child head injury guidelines

Promising nanobodies against COVID-19 produced by llamas

Promising nanobodies against COVID-19 produced by llamas

Lack of sleep, stress, mental health problems can lead to PCS-like symptoms

Lack of sleep, stress, mental health problems can lead to PCS-like symptoms

Multimodal pain regimen minimizes opioid exposure, relieves acute pain in trauma patients

Multimodal pain regimen minimizes opioid exposure, relieves acute pain in trauma patients

Timing may be critical when administering treatment after brain injury

Timing may be critical when administering treatment after brain injury

UMass Lowell researcher receives NIH support to develop therapies for young people with TBIs

UMass Lowell researcher receives NIH support to develop therapies for young people with TBIs

Study shows benefits of dispatching HEMS to patients with sudden loss of consciousness

Study shows benefits of dispatching HEMS to patients with sudden loss of consciousness

Study highlights the benefits of HEMS interventions to improve triage for trauma patients

Study highlights the benefits of HEMS interventions to improve triage for trauma patients

Understanding traumatic brain injury in women

Understanding traumatic brain injury in women

Non-invasive technique can provide accurate prognosis in unresponsive brain injury patients

Non-invasive technique can provide accurate prognosis in unresponsive brain injury patients

Brain scans predict posttraumatic stress disorder following mild TBI

Brain scans predict posttraumatic stress disorder following mild TBI

Kessler Foundation researcher receives grant to study emotional processing deficits in children with TBI

Kessler Foundation researcher receives grant to study emotional processing deficits in children with TBI

Study to assess how virtual reality job training program can help adults with traumatic brain injury

Study to assess how virtual reality job training program can help adults with traumatic brain injury

First patient enrolled in Phase II clinical trial of stem cell therapy for traumatic injuries

First patient enrolled in Phase II clinical trial of stem cell therapy for traumatic injuries

Researchers receive $651,997 funding to study memory dysfunction in MS

Researchers receive $651,997 funding to study memory dysfunction in MS