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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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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 »
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Update and Review by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A very thorough and up-to-date review of primary ciliary dyskinesia, which is a heterogenous group of related disorders. Most of us learned about the diagnostic ultrastructu ... Read on »
Chronic Bronchitis and Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Review by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Although commonly thought of synonymous, or, at least, forming a spectrum, chronic bronchitis is distinct from COPD. This review focuses on the pathophysiology of chronic br ... Read on »
Update in TB and Non-TB Mycobacterial Disease by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Dick Menzies and Payam Nahid "Update in Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease 2012", American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 188, No ... Read on »
RBC immunization in sickle cell disease--revisited by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Stella Chou and co-authors published a very interesting and somewhat disquieting paper in the August 8, 2013 edition of Blood (abstract), "High prevalence of RBC immunizatio ... Read on »
Does anemia impact hospital readmission rates after CABG surgery? by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Nadine Shehata and colleagues studied this question in a recently published article (abstract) in the August 2013 issue of Transfusion. This is a single-institution study of ... Read on »
AHA White Paper on Utilization of Medical Resources by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The AHA has published a free white paper, "Appropriate Use of Medical Resources," that can be accessed and downloaded as a pdf file from the link. Of interest to pathologist ... Read on »
New government regs threaten medical testing labs - The Hill's Congress Blog by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Interesting (and frustrating) post from The Hill. Why are hospital and small independent labs being punished because of the actions of large commercial labs abusing the Medi ... Read on »
Role of Bone Marrow-Derived HPCs in Pulmonary Fibrosis by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Interesting article from AJRCCM just published online that adds to accumulating data implicating circulating bone marrow-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells in the develo ... Read on »
ETS2 mediates tumor suppressor function and MET inhibition in lung adenocarcinoma by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer There was a very intriguing paper published online by Clinical Cancer Research on May 9 last week that should be of interest for those involved in lung cancer research. The ... Read on »
NKX2-1/TTF-1 drives pulmonary-specific differentiation in lung adenocarcinoma by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Snyder et al. recently published an intriguing report in Molecular Cell (21 March 2013) (featured free article) in which they convincingly demonstrate how tumors in which Nk ... Read on »
CAP releases guidelines for validating whole slide imaging by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The College of American Pathologists has released guidelines for validating whole slide imaging. While stating the lack of FDA approval for using WSI for primary diagnosis, ... Read on »
BRAF mutations in colorectal cancer: mini-review by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer There has been a recent flurry of papers and reports from ASCO-GI 2013 pushing more molecular testing in colorectal cancer (CRC) and its clinical significance with regard to ... Read on »
Atomic force microscopy! EMT and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by Mark Pool, MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here is a very intesting article I recently found with some very cool technology: Abstract: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is closely implicated in the pathogenesis ... Read on »