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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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Lung Cancer Screening--from the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer November is Lung Cancer Awarenesss Month and IASLC has issued some valuable talking points that could be useful for lung cancer screening with patients, colleagues, and ... Read on »
Novel cutaneous and pulmonary syndrome associated with mutations in STING by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Fascinating article describing a vasculopathic cutaneous and pulmonary syndrome associated with autosomal dominant mutations in TMEM173, the gene encoding stimulator of ... Read on »
CFTR: cystic fibrosis and beyond by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Excellent recent review of the role of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator in cystic fibrosis. Download WebPage.pdf Read on »
The Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: The... by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Current review focusing on the enigmatic role of VEGF in the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension from American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular ... Read on »
Unopposed Cathepsin G, Neutrophil Elastase, and Proteinase 3 Cause Severe Lung Damage and Emphysema by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Interesting abstract from American Journal of Pathology showing evidence for involvement of neutrophils serine proteinases in pathogenesis of emphysema. Abstr ... Read on »
NHLBI Workshop Report: Matrix Biology in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The June 2014 issue of American Journal of Pathology has this state-of-the-art review, based on a recent NHBLI workshop, of the various attributes of the lung extracell ... Read on »
Multifocal Micronodular Pneumocyte Hyperplasia Mimicking Miliary TB by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Saturday morning interesting case report! Download Multifocal pneumocyte hyperplasia mimicking miliary TB case report Lee 2014   Read on »
SNAI1 functional variant associated with decreased risk for lung cancer by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is an abstract from the January 15, 2014 issue of American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicino that I just re-discovered this week and relates to one ... Read on »
Web-based Tool for Assessing Transfusion Reactions by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Hemovigilance Module of the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network has an open access Web application for assessing transfusion reactions that is available at www ... Read on »
Ancient account of physician subspecialization by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is a follow-up to my recent post on Herodotus describing 6th-century BC Babylonians relying on "social networking" for health care. In Book 2 of The Histories, Herodotu ... Read on »
Major Driver Mutations in Adenosquamous Lung Carcinomas by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The June 2014 issue of Journal of Thoracic Oncology (abstract) features a thorough study of major known driver mutations (EGFR, KRAS, ERBB2, BRAF, PIK3CA, AKT1, RET, and ALK ... Read on »
Extratumoral lymphatic permeation as prognostic marker in NSCLC by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Matsumura and colleagues from the National Cancer Center Hospital East in Chiba, Japan recently reported in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (abstract) their study of the lo ... Read on »
Germline Mutation of Bap1 Accelerates Development of Asbestos-Induced Malignant Mesothelioma by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Germline Mutation of Bap1 Accelerates Development of Asbestos-Induced Malignant Mesothelioma https://app.docwi.se/content/2179990/-- Sent from docwi.se – the personalized re ... Read on »
Blogging: Is it good or bad for journal article readership? by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Thoughtful post regarding the relationship between blogging about academic articles and actual reading of the same. When I blog about an article it is usually to call attent ... Read on »
Early adopters of using social networking in health care by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I decided to tackle The Histories by Herodotus this summer, after having enjoyed reading Thucydides' The Peloponnesian War last summer, and came across a fascinating descrip ... Read on »
Whole genome sequencing not ready for prime time by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Brief reaction from The Incidental Economist on recent JAMA article: Whole genome sequencing not ready for prime time. I agree that WGS is not ready for prime-time yet. Rout ... Read on »
Mutations in Lung Adenosquamous Carcinomas by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Journal of Thoracic Oncology just issued a published ahead-of-print article that examined mutations of most frequent driver mutations seen in pulmonary adenocarcinomas in a ... Read on »
Future Directions in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research: NHBLI Conference Summary by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Results of an NHBLI workshop from November, 2012 published in current American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2014; Vol. 189, No. 2). Definitely worth re ... Read on »
5 Challenges Facing Health Systems by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Mary Mosquera, writing in Healthcare Finance News, outlines five broad challenges facing healthcare systems: Among the biggest challenges that healthcare executives are conf ... Read on »