Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Pregnancy more likely to be favorable if mother’s PH is mild

Pregnant women with mild pulmonary hypertension (PH) show a significantly lower risk of maternal and fetal complications than those with moderate-to-severe PH, according to a study from China. “For patients with mild pulmonary hypertension and good cardiac function, continued pregnancy or even delivery should be considered under multidisciplinary monitoring,”…

Importance of clinical worsening criteria vary, survey finds

People with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and their caregivers place different value on the parameters used to evaluate clinical worsening in trials, according to the findings of a survey in Canada. Patients attributed significant importance to lacking clinical improvement, needing long-term oxygen therapy, and any decrease in health-related quality…

Dipyrone, a painkiller, may work to treat pulmonary hypertension

People with pulmonary hypertension (PH) who took dipyrone to help manage pain were at a significantly lower risk of assisted ventilation and hospitalization then patients not using this prescription painkiller, according to a large, real-world study. Animal work suggests that dipyrone lowers blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, and a…

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