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

Pain With Dominant DEB Can Be Severe, Affecting Life Quality

Pain, but not wound size, significantly affects a person’s perception of disease severity with dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB), a study reports. Chronic open wounds, difficulty swallowing or walking, and anal narrowing also plays into patients’ perceptions of their disease’s severity. The study, “Patient-reported outcomes and…

Extent of Malnutrition in Child Reflects EB Severity, Study in India Finds

Malnutrition, both moderate and severe, is fairly common among children with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) living in India, a study suggests. A child’s degree of malnutrition also correlated with disease severity, its researchers reported. A personalized diet followed for six months significantly improved patients’ nutritional status, particularly among children with dystrophic…