Patricia holds her 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 also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Laboratory of Doctor David A. Fidock, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York.
A key immune system component called memory T-cells contributes to the naturally occurring protection against pneumonia-causing bacteria that the body develops during childhood, according to a study. The research, “Regionally ... Read more
Polyphor‘s Murepavadin eliminated antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 11 of 12 pneumonia patients who took it, according to a small study the company conducted. That finding was part of a presentation the ... Read more
Sputum samples of patients hospitalized with Legionella-infected pneumonia contained a number of other bacteria and pathogens, researchers using a novel detection technique called Next Generation Sequencing have found. The study, ... Read more
Several risks factors have been identified as increasing the likelihood of immunocompetent patients developing pneumonia tied to drug-resistant pathogens. Female sex was reported to be a dominant risk factor, followed by a recent hospitalization. ... Read more
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recently recommended that Adempas (riociguat) should not be used by patients with symptomatic pulmonary hypertension associated with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (PH-IIP). The recommendation was issued after the ... Read more
A large Taiwan population-based cohort study identified several risk factors, including chronic heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and tooth decay, associated with increased hospitalization of Parkinson’s disease patients due to pneumonia. ... Read more
In a new study, researchers highlighted the need for new diagnostic strategies to effectively distinguish between susceptible and resistant Staphylococcus aureus causing community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), so that effective antibiotic therapies are ... Read more