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James Cook, MD, PhD

MD, PhD Cook, James
Professor of Pathology
Cleveland Clinic, Learner School of Medicine

James R. Cook, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.  He serves as Section Head of Hematopathology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine.  Dr. Cook's clinical interests focus on diagnostic hematopathology and molecular diagnostics.

Is blood transfusion safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Josiane Bassil, Elie Rassy, Joseph Kattan
Primary Author: 
Bassil J
Journal Title: 
Future Science OA
Original Publication Date: 
Sep 2020

The rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged healthcare systems to re-organize the management of patients in a short period. The causative pathogen of this pandemic is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), one of seven coronaviruses that can be found in humans. It is a rapidly mutating, enveloped, ssRNA, beta-coronavirus. The initial reports published after the pandemic spread showed a transmissibility rate of 2.2 and possibly low values of dispersion.

Severe Aplastic Anemia and PNH Diagnoses Came out of Nowhere - Marianna's Story

Person's Name: 
Marianna De Leon

As a typical community college student, Mariana was busy. Classes, studying, day trips, all were part of her life. Yet during one shower, she dropped to the floor, suddenly dizzy. A few weeks later she would be out of breath, with unusual bruises on her skin.

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