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

IPF Patients Older Than 75 More Likely to Stop Taking Esbriet Because of Adverse Reactions, Japanese Study Suggests

Patients older than 75 with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are at higher risk of discontinuing treatment with Esbriet (pirfenidone) due to adverse reactions, namely anorexia, according to a retrospective analysis made in Japan. The study, “Differences in tolerability of pirfenidone between elderly and younger patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,”…

Certain Blood Protein Levels May Predict Mortality Risk After Sudden Disease Worsening in IPF, Study Suggests

Increased levels of specific proteins found in blood, namely C-reactive protein, lactate dehydrogenase, and total cholesterol, may predict the risk of mortality after acute exacerbation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients, according to a retrospective study performed in Japan. The study, “Possible Serological Markers to Predict…