Author Archives: Margarida Maia

Fatty Liver Disease More Common Among People With PH

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) — an umbrella term for conditions caused by a buildup of fat in the liver — is about twice as common among people who have pulmonary hypertension (PH) than among those who do not, a review of almost 19,000 people has shown. The finding…

Protein in Stem, Blood Cells May Be Marker of PAH Course, Severity

Levels of a protein found in certain blood cells indicate the severity and prognosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a study suggested. The findings could help achieve earlier diagnosis of PAH, which may improve clinical outcomes, researchers said. The study, “Circulating nerve growth factor receptor positive…

United Therapeutics Seeks FDA Approval of Tyvaso DPI

United Therapeutics has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of Tyvaso DPI, a dry powder inhaled formulation of treprostinil, for both pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD). To expedite the process, the company  applied…

Outcomes Poorer for PH-COPD Than Idiopathic PAH, Registry Data Show

Patients whose pulmonary hypertension is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PH-COPD) have a worse clinical status and a poorer outcome than those with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), a study based on real-world data from the COMPERA registry reports. Although PH is typically mild to moderate in COPD,…

PulmoSIM Therapeutics Opens With Focus on Better Treating PAH

VeriSIM Life has opened PulmoSIM Therapeutics, its pharmaceutical subsidiary focused on developing treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), before moving to other rare respiratory diseases. “We are thrilled to announce the launch of PulmoSIM as it demonstrates the indefinite capabilities of the VeriSIM’s…