Author Archives: Margarida Maia PhD

Oxygen Therapy May Ease Lung Pressure in CTEPH Before Angioplasty

Oxygen therapy may help relieve lung pressure in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) who are about to undergo balloon pulmonary angioplasty, a procedure in which balloons are used to open blood vessels that have been chronically narrowed or blocked, according to a new study. Researchers found a decrease…

Peptide May Prevent PAH, Rat Study Finds

A peptide — a short chain of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins — called BPC 157 may prevent or counteract pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and its complications, according to a preclinical study in a rat model of the disease. The findings suggest that BPC 157 may…

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…