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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 by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) recently highlighted its new website , which is more user-friendly and has links to other useful content, including ... Read on »
Effectiveness of crossmatched or HLA-platelets vs. random platelets for refractory patients by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Rioux-Massé et al from University of Minnesota Medical Center report in the December 2014 issue of Transfusion ( abstract ) a retrospective study of 32 patients who had ... Read on »
Procalcitonin in Critically Ill Patients: ProGUARD study results by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We recently implemented a procalcitonin assay in my lab in the evaluation of patients with clinically suspected sepsis with undifferentiated infections.  How timely the ... Read on »
RBC Transfusion Associated with Increased Susceptibility to Lung Inflammation by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Another recent article that I finally had a chance to read and ruminate on: Danielle Qing and colleagues from have published an intriguing article in the December 1, 20 ... Read on »
DNA Methylation and Gene Expression in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In case you may have missed this one, Ivana Yang and colleagues from the University of Colorado have published a fascinating article in the December 1, 2014 issue of Am ... Read on »
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 »