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Mark Pool, MD

I practice general surgical pathology and serve as laboratory medical director at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois. I am also an adjunct attending at Rush Medical College in Chicago. My specialty challenges and humbles me because of the sublime variation and complexity of diseases... Full Bio
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New International Society of Blood Transfusion Website

The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) recently highlighted its new website , which is more user-friendly and has links to other...

Effectiveness of crossmatched or HLA-platelets vs. random platelets for refractory patients

Rioux-Massé et al from University of Minnesota Medical Center report in the December 2014 issue of Transfusion ( abstract ) a retrospective...

Procalcitonin in Critically Ill Patients: ProGUARD study results

We recently implemented a procalcitonin assay in my lab in the evaluation of patients with clinically suspected sepsis with undifferentiated...

RBC Transfusion Associated with Increased Susceptibility to Lung Inflammation

Another recent article that I finally had a chance to read and ruminate on: Danielle Qing and colleagues from have published an intriguing...

DNA Methylation and Gene Expression in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

In case you may have missed this one, Ivana Yang and colleagues from the University of Colorado have published a fascinating article in the...

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