Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of New South Wales Faculty of Medicine, Australia
University of Hawaii Medicine Residency Program - Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center - Infectious Disease
Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Infectious Disease
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
A probe with aggregation induced emission characteristics for screening of iodide. Chopra R, Kaur P, Singh K Dalton Trans 2015 Sep 15 44(37):16233-7. Correction: A probe with aggregation induced emission characteristics for screening of iodide. Chopra R, Kaur P, Singh K Dalton Trans 2015 Oct 16 :. Poor positive predictive value of influenza-like illness criteria in adult transplant patients: a case for multiplex respiratory virus PCR testing. Claus JA, Hodowanec AC, Singh K Clin Transplant 2015 Oct 29(10):938-43. Burkholderia pseudomallei Infection in US Traveler Returning from Mexico, 2014. Cheng JW, Hayden MK, Singh K, Heimler I, Gee JE, Proia L, Sha BE Emerging Infect. Dis. 2015 Oct 21(10):1884-5. Pyrene-based chemosensor detects picric acid upto attogram level through aggregation enhanced excimer emission. Chopra R, Kaur P, Singh K Anal. Chim. Acta 2015 Mar 15 864:55-63. Selective functionalization of methylene bridges of calixarenes. Isolation and identification of stable conformers of methyl ether of p-tert-butylcalixarene. Arora S, Sharma S, Mithu VS, Hee-Lee C, Singh K Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 2015 Mar 11 51(20):4227-30. Ferrocene-pyrimidine conjugates: Synthesis, electrochemistry, physicochemical properties and antiplasmodial activities. Chopra R, de Kock C, Smith P, Chibale K, Singh K Eur J Med Chem 2015 Jul 15 100:1-9. Photo quiz: sepsis, confusion, rash, and pulmonary hemorrhage in a 36-year-old man with lymphoma. Patel T, Singh R, Reddy V, Hodowanec A, Singh K J. Clin. Microbiol. 2015 Feb 53(2):369. Synthesis, antiplasmodial activity and mechanistic studies of pyrimidine-5-carbonitrile and quinoline hybrids. Kaur H, Balzarini J, de Kock C, Smith PJ, Chibale K, Singh K Eur J Med Chem 2015 Aug 28 101:52-62. Primaquine-pyrimidine hybrids: Synthesis and dual-stage antiplasmodial activity. Kaur H, Machado M, de Kock C, Smith P, Chibale K, Prudêncio M, Singh K Eur J Med Chem 2015 Aug 28 101:266-73. Blastomycosis of bone: a clinicopathologic study. Jain R, Singh K, Lamzabi I, Harbhajanka A, Gattuso P, Reddy VB Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 2014 Nov 142(5):609-16. Evolution of a specialist gestational trophoblastic disease service with a major nursing component: the Sheffield, United Kingdom, experience. Ireson J, Singh K, Gillett S, Hills A, Everard J, Winter M, Coleman RE, Tidy J, Hancock BW J Reprod Med 2014 May-Jun 59(5-6):195-8. Quinoline-pyrimidine hybrids: synthesis, antiplasmodial activity, SAR, and mode of action studies. Singh K, Kaur H, Smith P, de Kock C, Chibale K, Balzarini J J. Med. Chem. 2014 Jan 23 57(2):435-48. The attitudes and perceptions of medical students towards basic science subjects during their clinical years: A cross-sectional survey. Gupta S, Gupta AK, Verma M, Kaur H, Kaur A, Singh K Int J Appl Basic Med Res 2014 Jan 4(1):16-9. A fluorescent probe for the detection of Hg2+: shift from "on-state A" to "on-state B". Singla P, Kaur P, Singh K Talanta 2014 Dec 130:571-6. A ferrocene-pyrene based 'turn-on' chemodosimeter for Cr(3+)- application in bioimaging. Kaur M, Kaur P, Dhuna V, Singh S, Singh K Dalton Trans 2014 Apr 21 43(15):5707-12. Regioselective synthesis of 6-substituted-2-amino-5-bromo-4(3H)-pyrimidinones and evaluation of their antiviral activity. Singh K, Singh K, Balzarini J Eur J Med Chem 2013 Sep 67:428-33. Materials-based receptors: design principle and applications. Singh K, Sareen D, Kaur P, Miyake H, Tsukube H Chemistry 2013 May 27 19(22):6914-36. Multi-signalling cation sensing behaviour of a bis(pyridin-2-yl methyl)aniline based hetarylazo dye. Kaur P, Sareen D, Kaur M, Singh K Anal. Chim. Acta 2013 May 17 778:79-86. A 'turn-off' emission based chemosensor for HSO4(-)--formation of a hydrogen-bonded complex. Kaur P, Kaur H, Singh K Analyst 2013 Jan 21 138(2):425-8. Fullerene/sulfur-bridged annulene cocrystals: two-dimensional segregated heterojunctions with ambipolar transport properties and photoresponsivity. Zhang J, Tan J, Ma Z, Xu W, Zhao G, Geng H, Di C, Hu W, Shuai Z, Singh K, Zhu D J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013 Jan 16 135(2):558-61. Multiple Broad-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Targets for Comprehensive Surveillance. Mangold KA, Voss BL, Singh K, Thomson, Schora DM, Peterson LR, Kaul KL J. Clin. Microbiol. 2013 Aug 7 Synthesis of 4-aminoquinoline-pyrimidine hybrids as potent antimalarials and their mode of action studies. Singh K, Kaur H, Chibale K, Balzarini J Eur J Med Chem 2013 Aug 66:314-23. Urinary Tract Infections due to Multidrug-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae: Prevalence and Risk Factors in a Chicago Emergency Department. Khawcharoenporn T, Vasoo S, Singh K Emerg Med Int 2013 2013:258517. Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and perception of the north Indian population toward adoption of contraceptive practices. Bajwa SK, Bajwa SJ, Ghai GK, Singh K, Singh N Asia Pac J Public Health 2012 Nov 24(6):1002-12. Sulfur-bridged annulene-TCNQ co-crystal: a self-assembled ''molecular level heterojunction'' with air stable ambipolar charge transport behavior. Zhang J, Geng H, Virk TS, Zhao Y, Tan J, Di CA, Xu W, Singh K, Hu W, Shuai Z, Liu Y, Zhu D Adv. Mater. Weinheim 2012 May 15 24(19):2603-7. 2-Aminopyrimidine based 4-aminoquinoline anti-plasmodial agents. Synthesis, biological activity, structure-activity relationship and mode of action studies. Singh K, Kaur H, Chibale K, Balzarini J, Little S, Bharatam PV Eur J Med Chem 2012 Jun 52:82-97. To Establish the Reference Intervals of Lipid Profile in Punjab. Kaur V, Verma M, Kaur A, Gupta S, Singh K Indian J Clin Biochem 2012 Jul 27(3):290-5. Oxygen bridged neutral annulenes: a novel class of materials for organic field-effect transistors. Singh K, Virk TS, Zhang J, Xu W, Zhu D Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 2012 Jan 4 48(1):121-3. High rates of quinolone resistance among urinary tract infections in the ED. Khawcharoenporn T, Vasoo S, Ward E, Singh K. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 2012 Jan 30(1):68-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2010.09.030. Epub 2010 Nov 13. Bis(N-methylindolyl)methane-based chemical probes for Hg2+ and Cu2+ and molecular IMPLICATION gate operating in fluorescence mode. Kaur P, Kaur S, Singh K Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012 Feb 28 10(8):1497-501. A patient's quest for Montgomery glands in a reconstructed breast. Sivathasan N, Singh K Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2012 Feb 129(2):388e-389e. Health care-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children attending day care centers in Singapore. Vasoo S, Singh K, Chow C, Parthasarathy P, Lin RT, Hsu LY, Tambyah PA. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 2012 Feb 31(2):213-4. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318243e209. No abstract available. Neutral tetrathiaannulene[18.104.22.168] based field-effect transistors: improved on/off ratio defies ring puckering. Singh K, Virk TS, Zhang J, Xu W, Zhu D Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 2012 Dec 28 48(100):12174-6. Aza crown ether appended hetarylazo dye-single molecular dual analyte chemosensor for Hg2+ and Pb2+. Kaur P, Sareen D, Singh K Dalton Trans 2012 Aug 7 41(29):8767-9. Chemodosimeter for CN(-)--interplay between experiment and theory. Kaur P, Sareen D, Singh K Dalton Trans 2012 Aug 28 41(32):9607-10. Cost-effectiveness of a modified two-step algorithm using a combined glutamate dehydrogenase/toxin enzyme immunoassay and real-time PCR for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection. Vasoo S, Stevens J, Portillo L, Barza R, Schejbal D, Wu MM, Chancey C, Singh K. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2012 2012 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print] Rectal screening for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases: comparison of real-time PCR and culture using two selective screening agar plates. Singh K, Mangold KA, Wyant K, Schora DM, Voss B, Kaul KL, Hayden MK, Chundi V, Peterson LR. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 2012 Aug 50(8):2596-600. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00654-12. Epub 2012 May 23. Highly regioselective synthesis of N-3 organophosphorous derivatives of 3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones and their calcium channel binding studies. Singh K, Singh K, Trappanese DM, Moreland RS Eur J Med Chem 2012 Aug 54:397-402. Oseltamivir overuse at a Chicago hospital during the 2009 influenza pandemic and the poor predictive value of influenza-like illness criteria. Aziz M, Vasoo S, Aziz Z, Patel S, Eltoukhy N, Singh K. Scand J Infect Dis. 2012 2012 Apr 44(4):306-11. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2011.619997. Epub 2011 Oct 25. Does LDL-C Estimation Using Anandaraja's Formula Give a Better Agreement with Direct LDL-C Estimation than the Friedewald's Formula? Gupta S, Verma M, Singh K Indian J Clin Biochem 2012 Apr 27(2):127-33. Abnormal urinalysis finding triggered antibiotic prescription for asymptomatic bacteriuria in the ED. Khawcharoenporn T, Vasoo S, Ward E, Singh K. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 2011 Sep 29(7):828-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2011.04.007. Epub 2011 Jun 8. No abstract available. Promotion of growth in mungbean (Phaseolus aureus Roxb.) by selenium is associated with stimulation of carbohydrate metabolism. Malik JA, Kumar S, Thakur P, Sharma S, Kaur N, Kaur R, Pathania D, Bhandhari K, Kaushal N, Singh K, Srivastava A, Nayyar H Biol Trace Elem Res 2011 Oct 143(1):530-9. Indole-based chemosensor for Hg2+ and Cu2+ ions: applications in molecular switches and live cell imaging. Kaur P, Kaur S, Singh K, Sharma PR, Kaur T Dalton Trans 2011 Nov 7 40(41):10818-21. Increasing antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae colonizing children attending day-care centres in Singapore. Vasoo S, Singh K, Hsu LY, Chiew YF, Chow C, Lin RT, Tambyah PA. Respirology. 2011 2011 Nov 16(8):1241-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02036.x. A fluoride selective dipyrromethane-TCNQ colorimetric sensor based on charge-transfer. Kaur P, Kaur S, Singh K Talanta 2011 May 15 84(3):947-51. Facile transformation of Biginelli pyrimidin-2(1H)-ones to pyrimidines. In vitro evaluation as inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and modulators of cytostatic activity. Singh K, Singh K, Wan B, Franzblau S, Chibale K, Balzarini J Eur J Med Chem 2011 Jun 46(6):2290-4. Exogenous proline application reduces phytotoxic effects of selenium by minimising oxidative stress and improves growth in bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) seedlings. Aggarwal M, Sharma S, Kaur N, Pathania D, Bhandhari K, Kaushal N, Kaur R, Singh K, Srivastava A, Nayyar H Biol Trace Elem Res 2011 Jun 140(3):354-67. New sulfur bridged neutral annulenes. Structure, physical properties and applications in organic field-effect transistors. Singh K, Sharma A, Zhang J, Xu W, Zhu D Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 2011 Jan 21 47(3):905-7. Palonosetron: A novel approach to control postoperative nausea and vomiting in day care surgery. Bajwa SS, Bajwa SK, Kaur J, Sharma V, Singh A, Singh A, Goraya S, Parmar S, Singh K Saudi J Anaesth 2011 Jan 5(1):19-24. Response to Smithson: "Are healthcare-associated urinary tract infection properly defined?" Khawcharoenporn T, Vasoo S, Ward E, Singh K Am J Emerg Med 2011 Feb 25 Selective colorimetric sensing of Cu2+ using triazolyl monoazo derivative. Kaur P, Sareen D, Singh K Talanta 2011 Feb 15 83(5):1695-700. It's time for a centralized registry of laboratory-acquired infections. Singh K. Nat Med. 2011 2011 Aug 4 17(8):919. doi: 10.1038/nm0811-919. No abstract available. Ferrocene based chemosensor for Cu2+--a dual channel signaling system. Kaur P, Kaur M, Singh K Talanta 2011 Aug 15 85(2):1050-5. Remobilization of residual non-aqueous phase liquid in porous media by freeze-thaw cycles. Singh K, Niven RK, Senden TJ, Turner ML, Sheppard AP, Middleton JP, Knackstedt MA Environ. Sci. Technol. 2011 Apr 15 45(8):3473-8. Are we using Thyroid Function Tests Appropriately? Gupta S, Verma M, Gupta AK, Kaur A, Kaur V, Singh K Indian J Clin Biochem 2011 Apr 26(2):178-81. Biological decolorization of industrial dyes by Candida tropicalis and Bacillus firmus. Arora S, Saini HS, Singh K Water Sci. Technol. 2011 63(4):761-8. Predicting need for hospitalization of patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Vasoo S, Singh K, Trenholme GM. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 2010 Oct 16(10):1594-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1610.091889. Timely administration of antivirals for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza. Vasoo S, Crank CW, Singh K. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 2010 May 15 50(10):1428-9. doi: 10.1086/652288. No abstract available. Pneumococcal carriage and resistance in children attending day care centers in Singapore in an early era of PCV-7 uptake. Vasoo S, Singh K, Chow C, Lin RT, Hsu LY, Tambyah PA. J Infect. 2010 2010 Jun 60(6):507-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2010.03.004. Epub 2010 Mar 10. No abstract available. A new colorimetric chemodosimeter for Hg2+ based on charge-transfer compound of N-methylpyrrole with TCNQ. Kaur P, Kaur S, Kasetti Y, Bharatam PV, Singh K Talanta 2010 Dec 15 83(2):644-50. Pitfalls in diagnosis of pandemic (novel) A/H1N1 2009 influenza. Singh K, Vasoo S, Stevens J, Schreckenberger P, Trenholme G. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 2010 Apr 48(4):1501-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02483-09. Epub 2010 Feb 17. No abstract available. Influenza A virus subtyping: paradigm shift in influenza diagnosis. Vinikoor M, Stevens J, Nawrocki J, Singh K. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 2009 Sep 47(9):3055-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01388-09. Epub 2009 Jul 29. No abstract available. Rapid antigen tests for diagnosis of pandemic (Swine) influenza A/H1N1. Vasoo S, Stevens J, Singh K. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 2009 Oct 1 49(7):1090-3. doi: 10.1086/644743. Laboratory-acquired infections. Singh K. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 2009 Jul 1 49(1):142-7. doi: 10.1086/599104. Review. Chest pain as presenting symptom of Staphyloccocus aureus epidural abscess associated with anti-tumor necrosis factor and methotrexate therapy. Vasoo S, Gurnani P, Agustin T, Lee J, Singh K. J Clin Rheumatol. 2009 2009 Dec 15(8):396-8. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e3181c3f8bf. Shortened Time to Identify Staphylococcus Species from Blood Cultures and Methicillin Resistance Testing Using CHROMAgar. Chihara S, Hayden MK, Minogue-Corbett E, Singh K. Int J Microbiol. 2009 2009 2009:636502. doi: 10.1155/2009/636502. Epub 2009 Jan 11.
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I’m a clinical microbiologist here at Rush. And so let’s say you have a sore throat, and your doctor’s trying to figure out what’s causing your throat to hurt. He’ll call me, and I’ll suggest to him — based on the symptoms that he describes — that, “Oh. Maybe your patient has Group A strep throat.” So while I’m not directly looking after you, I am helping your doctor to look after you better.
My particular interest and specialty is in travel and tropical-related infections. If you do unfortunately end up falling ill with something that you acquire in one of your visits overseas, or if you’re living overseas, what we try and do is see you, and try and figure out what sort of infection you may have acquired, make appropriate diagnostic recommendations, and treat those important travel-related infections.