Patricia holds a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from University Nova de Lisboa, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European Agencies. She has also served as a PhD student research assistant at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York.
Levels of a pro-inflammatory signaling molecule, called interleukin (IL)-6, are significantly high in skin lesions and blood samples of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), especially among those with diffuse ... Read more
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with elevated protein in their urine (proteinuria) who are using angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (ACEi) are at higher risk of developing scleroderma renal crisis (SRC), ... Read more
High levels of two proteins in the blood, called KL-6 and CCL-18, may work as biomarkers for predicting disease severity and progression of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in systemic sclerosis ... Read more
People with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc) treated with lenabasum keep improving after 21 months of treatment, results from a Phase 2 open-label extension study show. Robert Spiera, MD, from ... Read more
Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) impairs lung function and decreases survival rates of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients, a retrospective analysis shows. The study “Overall mortality in combined pulmonary ... Read more
Men older than 50 with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc) have higher levels of estradiol, an active form of estrogen, in their blood compared to healthy males, a study ... Read more
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