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

Rare case of HAE type 1 with stroke-like symptoms: Report

In a 39-year-old man in France, hereditary angioedema (HAE) manifested with stroke-like symptoms, including weakness on one side of the body and difficulty speaking, despite treatment with danazol, a medication normally used to prevent HAE attacks. His symptoms eventually resolved with Takhzyro (lanadelumab), an approved therapy for…

Long-term use of attenuated androgens may increase health risks

Long-term use of attenuated androgens — male hormones used as a preventive treatment — may increase the risk for other disorders in hereditary angioedema with C1 inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE), a retrospective analysis suggests. Disorders linked with their use included high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and benign liver tumors. “The results…

Patient enrollment for deucrictibant CHAPTER-1 trial completed

Pharvaris has completed patient enrollment for its proof-of-concept CHAPTER-1 clinical trial that will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of deucrictibant as a prophylactic, or preventive, treatment for adults with hereditary angioedema (HAE). While the global Phase 2 CHAPTER-1 study (NCT05047185) is still on hold in the U.S.,…