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

Long COVID symptoms lead to hEDS diagnosis in small study

Clinicians should test for hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) or hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) if their patients continue to show persistent symptoms after infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a small report. “We conclude that hEDS/HSD should be considered … especially in patients of female gender…

Jaw muscle pain highly prevalent in people with cEDS, hEDS: Study

People with classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (cEDS) or hypermobile EDS (hEDS) commonly have disorders affecting the jaw muscles and often experience chronic pain, a study reported. Moreover, according to researchers, many cEDS and hEDS patients among the study population were found to have psychological distress. Specifically, more than 50% reached the threshold…

Vascular abnormalities complicate clinical care of kEDS: Case study

A young woman with kyphoscoliotic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (kEDS) showed severe alterations in blood vessels that complicated her clinical care, a case study reports. “kEDS is a rare disease impacting multiple organ systems requiring the involvement of a specialized multidisciplinary team to optimize management,” researchers wrote. The case study, “…

Genetic Testing May Identify New Gene Mutations in EDS: Study

A genetic testing technique called next-generation sequencing (NGS) may help unveil unrecognized disease-causing mutations linked with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and related disorders, a Polish study suggests. The study, “Next-Generation Sequencing of Connective Tissue Genes in Patients with Classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome,” was published in Current Issues…