Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

Nutritional Supplement NAC Studied as PH Treatment

The nutritional supplement N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may have immunomodulatory and cardioprotective properties, which can potentially benefit pulmonary hypertension patients, according to the recent study “N-acetylcysteine improves established monocrotaline-induced pulmonary hypertension in rats,” conducted by Dr. Marie-Camille Chaumais, at the University of Paris-Sud, College of Pharmacy, France. As the pathophysiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension…

Researchers Reveal New Insights Into Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Causes, Treatment Options

There is a basic difference between pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults and in children. In the former case, there are a wide range of causes that contribute to development of PAH, including thromoembolism, vascular obstruction, pulmonary insufficiency, alveolar hypoventilation, chronic lung disease, and other associated comorbidities (e.g.: systemic,…