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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.
Vital recommendations for treatment of brain injury patients

Vital recommendations for treatment of brain injury patients

Blood-flow detector software shows promise in preventing brain damage

Blood-flow detector software shows promise in preventing brain damage

Vision restoration therapy shown to help brain injured patients recover lost vision

Vision restoration therapy shown to help brain injured patients recover lost vision

High-tech diagnosis pinpoints causes of behavioral and psychiatric problems in patients

High-tech diagnosis pinpoints causes of behavioral and psychiatric problems in patients

Study links changes in brain function directly to the recovery of athletes from sports concussion

Study links changes in brain function directly to the recovery of athletes from sports concussion

Deep brain stimulation a miracle for man with severe brain injury

Deep brain stimulation a miracle for man with severe brain injury

High rate of misdiagnosis in patients in an acute vegetative state

High rate of misdiagnosis in patients in an acute vegetative state

Strokes role in Alzheimer's disease

Strokes role in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain

Researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain

Post traumatic stress disorder and brain injury affecting more soldiers

Post traumatic stress disorder and brain injury affecting more soldiers

New high-tech rehabilitation device helps stroke patients walk

New high-tech rehabilitation device helps stroke patients walk

Study looks at traumatic brain injury - leading cause of abusive death in children

Study looks at traumatic brain injury - leading cause of abusive death in children

Researchers tackle traumatic brain injury

Researchers tackle traumatic brain injury

Migraine sufferers may have form of brain damage

Migraine sufferers may have form of brain damage

Headaches may act like tiny transient strokes

Headaches may act like tiny transient strokes

Sensory-deprived brain compensates - increases its plasticity

Sensory-deprived brain compensates - increases its plasticity

Effect of alcohol and aspirin consumption in traumatic brain injury patients

Effect of alcohol and aspirin consumption in traumatic brain injury patients

Lactate instead of glucose after traumatic brain injury

Lactate instead of glucose after traumatic brain injury

A mild head injury can increase your chance of developing a sleep disorder

A mild head injury can increase your chance of developing a sleep disorder

Department of Defense memo calls for changes to brain injury treatment

Department of Defense memo calls for changes to brain injury treatment