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

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…

Adempas Is Effective in Infants with Chronic PAH: Study

Infants with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) who were put on Adempas (riociguat) after Revatio (sildenafil) and other therapies failed to control their symptoms showed improvements in lung and right heart function, according to data from a small study. They also had a reduction in high blood pressure…

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