Faculty Rank: Assistant 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
University Infectious Diseases Academic Facility 600 S. Paulina St. Suite 140 Chicago, IL 60612 Phone: (312) 942-5865 Fax: (312) 942-8200
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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.
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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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.