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

Poor Heart Function Raises Risk of Early Death After Lung Transplant for IPAH Patients, Study Suggests

Certain parameters of poor heart function are risk factors for early death among idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) patients who undergo lung transplant, a small Chinese study suggests. The study, “Risk Analysis of Perioperative Death in Lung Transplant Patients With Severe Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension,” was published in the journal…

NT-proBNP Levels Can Predict Long-term Outcomes and Treatment Response in PAH Patients, Study Says

Levels of NT-proBNP can predict long-term outcomes and response to treatment with Uptravi (selexipag) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a post-hoc analysis of the Phase 3 GRIPHON trial shows. The study, “Association of NT-proBNP and Long-Term Outcome in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Insights from the Phase III…

Polysplenia Syndrome a Risk Factor for Early PH, Study Suggests

People with polysplenia syndrome — a condition characterized by a “left-sidedness” on both sides of the body — have an increased risk for early development of pulmonary hypertension (PH), a Japanese study suggests. The study, titled “Polysplenia Syndrome as a Risk Factor for Early Progression of Pulmonary Hypertension,” was…

Repeated Measurements of Biomarkers May Improve Prognostic Accuracy in PAH-CHD Patients, Study Finds

Repeated measurements of different biomarkers over time offer a better risk prediction than single measurements for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with congenital heart disease, a study reports. The study, “Prognostic value of multiple repeated biomarkers in pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease,” was published in…