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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.
New marker for raised intracranial pressure

New marker for raised intracranial pressure

President Bush signs law to ensure health benefits for 'sole survivor' veterans

President Bush signs law to ensure health benefits for 'sole survivor' veterans

Bryostatin extends stroke treatment time to 24 hours, repairs brain tissue

Bryostatin extends stroke treatment time to 24 hours, repairs brain tissue

New therapeutic approaches to protect neurons from inflammation and toxicity-induced neurodegeneration

New therapeutic approaches to protect neurons from inflammation and toxicity-induced neurodegeneration

Oxygen Biotherapeutics develops gel version of Oxycyte for treating surface wounds

Oxygen Biotherapeutics develops gel version of Oxycyte for treating surface wounds

Brain-injured patients need better and earlier nutrition

Brain-injured patients need better and earlier nutrition

Traumatic brain injuries in seniors often missed or misdiagnosed

Traumatic brain injuries in seniors often missed or misdiagnosed

Researchers create molecule that nudges nerve stem cells to mature

Researchers create molecule that nudges nerve stem cells to mature

NIDA highlights best drug abuse treatment approaches at blending conference

NIDA highlights best drug abuse treatment approaches at blending conference

New MRI technique detects subtle but serious brain injury

New MRI technique detects subtle but serious brain injury

Progesterone could prevent brain damage after head injury

Progesterone could prevent brain damage after head injury

300,000 soldiers who served in Iraq or Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression

300,000 soldiers who served in Iraq or Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression

Constraint induced therapy causes increase in gray matter

Constraint induced therapy causes increase in gray matter

20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from PTSD or major depression

20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from PTSD or major depression

Young macho men with serious injuries often abuse alcohol

Young macho men with serious injuries often abuse alcohol

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Australian research tackles brain cancer, stroke

Australian research tackles brain cancer, stroke

Researchers publish MRI images of genes in action in the living brain

Researchers publish MRI images of genes in action in the living brain

Virtual reality therapy for stroke patients

Virtual reality therapy for stroke patients

Large-scale study of traumatic brain injury

Large-scale study of traumatic brain injury