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.
Patients with Raynaud’s syndrome may present problems in their red blood cells, particularly increased cell aggregation and impaired deformability, which seems to contribute to poor blood circulation in small vessels ... Read more
Recognizing the signs and early identification of artifactual hypoglycemia in patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon and/or systemic sclerosis is critical to prevent overtreatment, according to researchers. The study, “Artifactual Hypoglycaemia in ... Read more
A case report of severe Raynaud’s phenomenon in a black-African woman illustrates the difficulties clinicians still face for diagnosis and management. The report, “Difficulties in diagnosis and treatment of severe ... Read more
Revlimid (lenalidomide) was found to effectively treat skin manifestations in adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus, including Raynaud’s phenomenon. The study, “Lenalidomide for refractory cutaneous manifestations of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus,” ... Read more
Researchers found that the oral drug cilostazol is a potential oral therapy for ameliorating Raynaud’s phenomenon in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The study “Efficacy of cilostazol for the treatment ... Read more
Determining the temperature disparity between fingers is an effective method to assess deviations in peripheral circulation in patients with Raynaud’s syndrome, according to a new study. The study, “Thermal Disparity between Fingers ... Read more