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HEAD INJURY Symptoms and Causes

Chances are you've bumped your head before. Often, the injury is minor because your skull is hard and it protects your brain. But other head injuries can be more severe, such as a skull fracture, concussion, or traumatic brain injury.

Head injuries can be open or closed. A closed injury does not break through the skull. With an open, or penetrating, injury, an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. Closed injuries are not always less severe than open injuries.

Some common causes of head injuries are falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, and sports injuries.

It is important to know the warning signs of a moderate or severe head injury. Get help immediately if the injured person has

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An inability to wake up
  • Dilated (enlarged) pupil in one or both eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation

Doctors use a neurologic exam and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of injury and how severe it is.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Pradaxa Side Effects

Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (2049)
Anaemia (785)
Cerebrovascular Accident (760)
Haemorrhage (724)
Fall (618)
Rectal Haemorrhage (581)
Renal Failure Acute (471)
Dizziness (465)
Dyspepsia (439)
Haemorrhagic Anaemia (428)
Coagulopathy (420)
Dyspnoea (414)
Ischaemic Stroke (406)
Contusion (388)
Epistaxis (381)
Nausea (379)
Melaena (366)
Haemoglobin Decreased (363)
Asthenia (351)
Death (342)
Cerebral Haemorrhage (303)
Lower Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (292)
Diarrhoea (283)
Haematuria (281)
Atrial Fibrillation (279)
Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (267)
Headache (267)
Pulmonary Embolism (264)
Haematochezia (264)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (258)
Myocardial Infarction (252)
Fatigue (246)
International Normalised Ratio Increased (241)
Haemorrhage Intracranial (239)
Renal Failure (235)
Arthralgia (230)
Transient Ischaemic Attack (218)
Abdominal Pain Upper (213)
Cerebral Infarction (207)
Chest Pain (207)
Abdominal Discomfort (198)
Pneumonia (192)
Vomiting (190)
Haematoma (181)
Abdominal Pain (178)
Subdural Haematoma (170)
Pain In Extremity (164)
Oedema Peripheral (164)
Renal Impairment (160)
Haemoptysis (156)

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Recent Reviews

I'm over 80, very active working 6 days a week, walking briskly about 6 x 10 minutes daily, with Verapamil and 100 mg aspirin (also diabetic and asthmatic - completely under control). Had a biological aortic valve replacement, very s

While taking Pradaxa I had severe knife feeling pain in left eye. I have been off 2 days and it is better. I will check with eye docotr this week and see if it is eye or meds.

I have been Pradaxa for almost a month had severe outbreak of hives on my feet and my legs up to my knees. I also having swelling of legs and feet along with fatigue in joints and body limbs. Doctor changed my Med. but the side effects is still o

3 MONTHS TAKING PRADAXA WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS

Since taking Prodaxa I am experiencing shortness of breath...

I been taking pradaxa for 14 days and have a severe rash, doctor to start warfarin again.

my husband has been on pradaxa for a month he cannot eat has lost 26 lbs gets chills and then feels hot, vomiting.

Want to know if it could cause my extreme tiredness.

<b>Describe Your Pradaxa Experience Here:</b>tired and fluid retention

<b>Describe Your Pradaxa Experience Here:</b>itching that last five minutes and goes away i have swelled knee pain also arthritis

My son was suffering from Head ache for the past one year. I have taken him to an ENT & he prescribed Sibelium 10 mg. & he was taking sibelium 3 months back for migraine and he was experiencing fatigue and drowsiness every day. Every t

Sharp pain on the right side of my head.

<b>Describe Your Pinaclor Experience Here:</b> was put on pinaclor for surgical wound infection at end of course got lumps on head

...while this was an occassional occurrance for me it has has only become much worse since I started on Remifemin nearly 3 weeks ago. I no longer suffer from the embarrassing hot flushes that used to leave me perspiring profusely all down my head, fa

10 years ago i was in the hospital for appendix surgery was given morphine it knocked me out and when i was awake i was paranoid, crying, and felt like something was wrong with my head but could not explain it it was like nothing i ever felt before.

2/11/2011 My son age 7 months had red splotches on his face and head immediatly after the injection, also had a temp of 100.6 for 2 days, was very lethargic and also irritable.

5/28/2010 i went to work started to bend over and i couldn't breathe so i went to the hospital and they said this is what i had they put me on an inhaluar and now i wake up with head aches so can u please help

58 year old 168 pound male used Bacitacin on incision site on head. After 10 days eyes, nose and incision site began to itch and rash appeared, incision drainage occured. Discontinued use. Eyes and face became puffy. Day

About a year ago i had a stroke also bad dry skin,i also had a full head of hair and a full beard lately my beard and hair are both are both falling out

Afte taking baby aspirin for awhile i felt and still hearing an sssss sound in the back of my head .

HEAD INJURY Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Management of Myocardial Injury After Noncardiac Surgery Trial
Condition: Myocardial Injury After Noncardiac Surgery (MINS)
Interventions: Drug: Dabigatran;   Drug: Placebo (for Dabigatran);   Drug: Omeprazole;   Drug: Placebo (for Omeprazole)
Outcome Measures: Major vascular complication (for Dabigatran);   Major upper gastrointestinal complication (for Omeprazole);   Individual secondary outcomes for Dabigatran;   Upper gastrointestinal complication for Omeprazole;   Major vascular complication for Omeprazole;   Individual secondary outcomes for Omeprazole;   Safety outcomes for Dabigatran;   Safety outcomes for Omeprazole
2 Recruiting Strategy of Continued Versus Interrupted Dabigatran at Time of Device Surgery in Patients With Moderate to High Risk of Arterial Thromboembolic Events
Condition: Hematoma
Intervention: Drug: Dabigatran
Outcome Measures: Clinically significant hematoma;   Composite of major peri-operative bleeding events and thrombo-embolic events
3 Recruiting Dabigatran Versus Warfarin After Mitral and/or Aortic Bioprosthesis Replacement and Atrial Fibrillation Postoperatively
Condition: Primary Disease
Interventions: Drug: Dabigatran;   Drug: Warfarin
Outcome Measures: Embolic Events;   Bleeding
4 Recruiting SPARK: Safety Study of Pradaxa in Atrial Fibrillation Patients by Regulatory Requirement of Korea
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
Intervention: Drug: Pradaxa (Dabigatran etexilate mesilate)
Outcome Measures: Occurrence of adverse events;   Incidence rate of stroke;   Incidence rate of systemic embolism
5 Recruiting Drug Interaction Study Between Bosutinib And Dabigatran
Condition: Healthy
Interventions: Drug: Dabigatran;   Drug: Bosutinib
Outcome Measures: Area Under the Curve From Time Zero to Last Quantifiable Concentration (AUClast);   Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration (Cmax);   Time to Reach Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration (Tmax);   Plasma Decay Half-Life (t1/2);   Apparent Oral Clearance (CL/F);   Apparent Volume of Distribution (Vz/F)
6 Recruiting Dabigatran's Effect on Changes in Atrial Fibrosis in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
Intervention: Drug: Dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa)
Outcome Measure: Percentage of fibrosis
7 Recruiting Dabigatran Treatment Following Transient Ischemic Attack and Minor Stroke
Conditions: Transient Ischemic Attack;   Minor Ischemic Stroke
Intervention: Drug: Dabigatran 110/150 mg BID
Outcome Measure: Symptomatic Hemorrhagic Transformation
8 Recruiting Use of Dabigatran Etexilate to Prevent Stroke and Thromboembolism
Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation;   Atrial Flutter
Intervention: Drug: dabigatran etexilate mesylate
Outcome Measures: Frequency of major bleeding complications and thrombo-embolic events in patients administered dabigatran following RF ablation.;   Dabigatran serum drug levels in patients experiencing a major bleeding or thrombo-embolic event.;   Frequency of minor bleeding events
9 Recruiting Pradaxa Study in Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Severely Impaired Renal Function
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
Intervention: Drug: Pradaxa, dabigatran etexilate
Outcome Measures: Pre-dose concentration of the analyte in plasma at steady state immediately before administration of the next dose;   Concentration of analyte in plasma at steady state at 2 hours after administration of the last dose
10 Recruiting Open Label Study Comparing Efficacy and Safety of Dabigatran Etexilate to Standard of Care in Paediatric Patients With Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Condition: Venous Thromboembolism
Interventions: Drug: dabigatran etexilate;   Drug: standard of care
Outcome Measures: First component of the co-primary endpoint: A combined efficacy endpoint of complete thrombus resolution plus freedom from recurrent VTE plus freedom from mortality related to VTE;   Second component of the co-primary endpoint: Freedom from major bleeding events (a safety endpoint);   Pharmacokinetic assessments (plasma concentrations of total dabigatran) 3 days after start of treatment (after at least six consecutive dabigatran doses) and after 3 days following any dabigatran dose adjustment;   Frequency of dose adjustments;   Frequency of switch of type of anti-coagulation therapy (including dabigatran to SOC) and a switch from an intended standard of care treatment to another;   Freedom from thrombus progression at baseline and at days 21 and 84 after randomisation;   Assessment of the acceptability of an age-appropriate formulation at end of therapy;   Freedom from recurrence of VTE at 6, 9 and 12 months;   Freedom from occurrence of post-thrombotic syndrome at 6, 9 and 12 months;   All bleeding events;   All-cause mortality;   All components of the primary efficacy endpoints;   Pharmacodynamic assessments (aPTT, ecarin clotting time (ECT) and dTT) 3 days after start of treatment (after at least six consecutive dabigatran doses) and after 3 days following any dabigatran dose adjustment;   Frequency of temporary discontinuation from therapy;   Frequency of permanent discontinuation from therapy;   Number of laboratory monitoring requirements for dose adjustment during the treatment phase
11 Recruiting Safety and Tolerability of Dabigatran Etexilate Solution in Children 1 to < 12 Years of Age
Condition: Venous Thromboembolism
Intervention: Drug: dabigatran etexilate
Outcome Measures: Plasma concentrations of total dabigatran;   Plasma concentrations of free dabigatran;   Plasma concentrations of BIBR 1048 BS (Base);   Plasma concentrations of BIBR 951 BS;   Plasma concentrations of BIBR 1087 SE (Acid);   Activated prothrombin time (aPTT);   Ecarin clotting time (ECT);   Factor IIa inhibition;   Incidence of all bleeding events;   Incidence of all adverse events;   Global assessment of tolerability will be summarized across all patients in the treated set;   Patient assessment of taste will be summarized across all patients in the treated set;   Changes in laboratory and clinical parameters
12 Recruiting Impact of Dabigatran and Phenprocoumon on Clopidogrel Mediated ADP Induced Platelet Aggregation in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Conditions: Coronary Heart Disease;   Atrial Fibrillation;   Acute Coronary Syndrome;   Atherosclerosis
Interventions: Drug: Dabigatran;   Drug: Phenprocoumon
Outcome Measures: ADP induced platelet aggregation;   Platelet function tests;   Coagulation parameters
13 Not yet recruiting Validation of a Novel Dabigatran Based Peri-Operative Bridging Anticoagulation Protocol for Patients on Chronic Warfarin Therapy
Condition: Venous Thrombembolic Events.
Intervention: Drug: Dabigatran.
Outcome Measure: Validation of a novel Dabigatran Based Peri-Operative Bridging Anticoagulation Protocol for Patients on Chronic Warfarin Therapy
14 Not yet recruiting Management of Major Bleeding Events in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Using Pradaxa
Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation;   Hemorrhage
Interventions: Drug: Dabigatran 75 mg;   Drug: Dabigatran 150 mg
Outcome Measures: Number of patients with index event safety outcomes (ongoing/resolved/deceased);   Number of patients receiving different types of interventions to stop the index events;   Frequencies of bleeding types and anatomic locations of the index event
15 Recruiting Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability of Dabigatran Etexilate Solution in Children 1 to < 2 Years of Age
Condition: Venous Thromboembolism
Intervention: Drug: dabigatran etexilate
Outcome Measures: Ecarin clotting time (ECT);   Factor IIa inhibition;   Incidence of all bleeding events;   Incidence of all adverse events;   Plasma concentrations of total dabigatran;   Plasma concentrations of free dabigatran;   Plasma concentrations of BIBR 1048 BS (Base);   Plasma concentrations of BIBR 951 BS;   Plasma concentrations of BIBR 1087 SE (Acid);   Activated prothrombin time (aPTT);   Global assessment of tolerability will be summarized across all patients in the treated set;   Patient assessment of taste will be summarized across all patients in the treated set;   Changes in laboratory and clinical parameters
16 Recruiting Safety Study of Dabigatran in CADASIL
Condition: CADASIL
Interventions: Drug: Dabigatran;   Drug: Antiplatelets
Outcome Measures: Number of microbleeds on MRI;   Major bleeding
17 Not yet recruiting Cognitive Impairment Related to Atrial Fibrillation Prevention Trial
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
Interventions: Drug: Warfarin;   Drug: Dabigatran
Outcome Measures: Cognitive impairment;   Number of Participants with less important alteration in coagulation test as a Measure of Safety
18 Recruiting Reversal of Dabigatran Anticoagulant Effect With Idarucizumab
Condition: Hemorrhage
Intervention: Drug: idarucizumab
Outcome Measures: Reversal of anticoagulant effect of dabigatran;   Reversal of Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT);   Reversal of Thrombin Time (TT);   Duration of reversal;   Occurrence of major bleeding post-surgery (for Group B only);   Time to cessation of bleeding (for Group A only);   Minimum unbound sum (free) dabigatran;   Reversal of diluted Thrombin Time (dTT) or Ecarin Clotting Time (ECT) after the first infusion and before the start of the second
19 Recruiting Pharmacogenomic Study on PKD/PKC of Dabigatran Etexilate and Rivaroxaban
Condition: Healthy Volunteers
Interventions: Drug: D->R->C+R;   Drug: D->R->C+D;   Drug: R->D->C+D;   Drug: R->D->C+R
Outcome Measures: AUC of plasma concentrations of the drugs;   PKD of the drugs
20 Recruiting Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) 150 mg/q.d. in Patients With Moderate Renal Impairment After Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery
Conditions: Arthroplasty, Replacement;   Thromboembolism
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Safety: Major bleeding events. Efficacy: composite of all death and documented symptomatic VTE (i.e documented symptomatic DVT and documented symptomatic nonfatal pulmonary embolism).;   Major extra surgical site bleedings,volume of wound drainage, documented symptomatic proximal DVT, documented symptomatic distal DVT, documented symptomatic nonfatal pulmonary embolism and all-cause mortality