Rangaraj Selvarangan

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Affiliation: Children's Mercy Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Optimization of a combined human parechovirus-enterovirus real-time reverse transcription-PCR assay and evaluation of a new parechovirus 3-specific assay for cerebrospinal fluid specimen testing
    Suresh B Selvaraju
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 51:452-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of BD Directigen EZ RSV and Binax NOW RSV tests for rapid detection of respiratory syncytial virus from nasopharyngeal aspirates in a pediatric population
    Rangaraj Selvarangan
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64157, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 62:157-61. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Human parechovirus 3 causing sepsis-like illness in children from midwestern United States
    Rangaraj Selvarangan
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:238-42. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Characteristics of young infants in whom human parechovirus, enterovirus or neither were detected in cerebrospinal fluid during sepsis evaluations
    Justin Sharp
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:213-6. 2013
  5. pmc Human parechovirus in respiratory specimens from children in Kansas City, Missouri
    Justin Sharp
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:4111-3. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Reducing blood culture contamination in a pediatric emergency department
    Gina Weddle
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 27:179-81. 2011
  7. doi request reprint No evidence of vancomycin minimal inhibitory concentration creep or heteroresistance identified in pediatric Staphylococcus aureus blood isolates
    Jennifer L Goldman
    From the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Department of Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and Department of Microbiology, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:216-8. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in pediatric stool samples: an evaluation of Quik Check Complete Antigen assay, BD GeneOhm Cdiff PCR, and ProGastro Cd PCR assays
    Suresh B Selvaraju
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 71:224-9. 2011
  9. pmc Evaluation of three influenza A and B real-time reverse transcription-PCR assays and a new 2009 H1N1 assay for detection of influenza viruses
    Suresh B Selvaraju
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:3870-5. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation of 3 analyte-specific reagents for detection of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis in clinical specimens
    Ferdaus Hassan
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 80:181-4. 2014

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  1. pmc Optimization of a combined human parechovirus-enterovirus real-time reverse transcription-PCR assay and evaluation of a new parechovirus 3-specific assay for cerebrospinal fluid specimen testing
    Suresh B Selvaraju
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 51:452-8. 2013
    ..The HPeV3-specific one-step RT-PCR assay can be used as a rapid and cost-effective assay to detect and identify HPeV3 in pan-HPeV RT-PCR assay-positive CSF specimens...
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of BD Directigen EZ RSV and Binax NOW RSV tests for rapid detection of respiratory syncytial virus from nasopharyngeal aspirates in a pediatric population
    Rangaraj Selvarangan
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64157, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 62:157-61. 2008
    ..The reduced turnaround time offered by these assays is particularly useful in the rapid detection of RSV infections in children from outpatient settings...
  3. doi request reprint Human parechovirus 3 causing sepsis-like illness in children from midwestern United States
    Rangaraj Selvarangan
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:238-42. 2011
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence of HPeV CNS infections and clinical presentation in children from the United States...
  4. doi request reprint Characteristics of young infants in whom human parechovirus, enterovirus or neither were detected in cerebrospinal fluid during sepsis evaluations
    Justin Sharp
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:213-6. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Human parechovirus in respiratory specimens from children in Kansas City, Missouri
    Justin Sharp
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:4111-3. 2012
    ..Seven patients had concurrent respiratory and central nervous system (CNS) HPeV-3 infection, suggesting a possible respiratory route of acquisition...
  6. doi request reprint Reducing blood culture contamination in a pediatric emergency department
    Gina Weddle
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 27:179-81. 2011
    ..A phlebotomy policy change was made whereby BC had to be obtained by a second venipuncture and no longer obtained during insertion of intravenous catheters...
  7. doi request reprint No evidence of vancomycin minimal inhibitory concentration creep or heteroresistance identified in pediatric Staphylococcus aureus blood isolates
    Jennifer L Goldman
    From the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Department of Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and Department of Microbiology, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:216-8. 2014
    ..Vancomycin MICs did not increase nor was heteroresistance identified. Etest yielded higher MIC results than the other 2 methods. No MIC was >2 µg/mL by any testing method. ..
  8. doi request reprint Detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in pediatric stool samples: an evaluation of Quik Check Complete Antigen assay, BD GeneOhm Cdiff PCR, and ProGastro Cd PCR assays
    Suresh B Selvaraju
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 71:224-9. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Evaluation of three influenza A and B real-time reverse transcription-PCR assays and a new 2009 H1N1 assay for detection of influenza viruses
    Suresh B Selvaraju
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:3870-5. 2010
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation of 3 analyte-specific reagents for detection of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis in clinical specimens
    Ferdaus Hassan
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 80:181-4. 2014
    ..1 CFU/reaction) compared to Focus (1.0 CFU/reaction) and Elitech (1.0 CFU/reaction). These results demonstrate that all 3 ASRs tested are comparable and reliable for routine clinical diagnosis of pertussis and parapertussis. ..
  11. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of the diagnostic accuracies of BD Veritor™ System RSV and Quidel® Sofia® RSV FIA systems for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) diagnosis
    Neena Kanwar
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Clin Virol 65:83-6. 2015
    ..BD Veritor™ System RSV (BD) and Quidel(®) Sofia(®) RSV FIA (QD) are the new generation lateral flow digital immunoassay (DIA) tests with an instrumented read for the qualitative detection of RSV viral antigens...
  12. doi request reprint Utility of a focused vancomycin-resistant enterococci screening protocol to identify colonization in hospitalized children
    Gina Weddle
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:891-2. 2012
    ..15%-1.02%). The cost of cultures plus isolation was $50,000 for the study period. Our data show that the likelihood of detecting a positive VRE culture after an initial negative was low, particularly in otherwise healthy children...
  13. pmc A longitudinal case series description of meningitis due to Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus in infants
    J Michael Klatte
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:57-60. 2012
    ..S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus is an increasingly recognized cause of meningitis and bacteremia in the newborn period, and it merits further study with respect to etiology of infection...
  14. doi request reprint Prevalence of 3 sexually transmitted infections in a pediatric emergency department
    Melissa K Miller
    From the Divisions of Emergency and Urgent Care and Infectious Disease, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO
    Pediatr Emerg Care 31:107-12. 2015
    ..This study aimed to determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrheae, and Trichomonas vaginalis and to describe factors associated with sexually transmitted infection (STI) in a pediatric emergency department (ED)...
  15. doi request reprint Multicenter clinical evaluation of the novel Alere™ i Influenza A&B isothermal nucleic acid amplification test
    Jeremiah Bell
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO, United States University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, United States
    J Clin Virol 61:81-6. 2014
    ..An isothermal nucleic acid amplification test that offers the potential for rapid molecular testing at the clinical point-of-care with simple equipment can improve influenza detection rates...
  16. pmc Comparison of the BD Veritor System for Flu A+B with the Alere BinaxNOW influenza A&B card for detection of influenza A and B viruses in respiratory specimens from pediatric patients
    Ferdaus Hassan
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:906-10. 2014
    ..Overall, these results indicate that the BD Veritor assay was more sensitive than the BinaxNOW assay in detection of influenza A and B viruses in respiratory specimens from pediatric patients. ..
  17. pmc Genetic commonality of macrolide-resistant group A beta hemolytic streptococcus pharyngeal strains
    Angela L Myers
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, KC, MO, USA
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 8:33. 2009
    ..Group A beta hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS) pharyngitis is a common childhood illness. Penicillin remains the gold standard therapy, but macrolides are indicated for the penicillin allergic patient, and are often used for convenience...
  18. doi request reprint Role of nursing unit factors on performance of phlebotomy and subsequent blood culture contamination rates
    Gina Weddle
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 25:176-81. 2010
    ..Development of interventions aimed at changing behaviors to improve these conditions may result in improvement in patient care, reduction in healthcare costs, and reduction in bacterial resistance...
  19. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology and clinical presentation of human adenovirus infections in Kansas City children
    Suresh B Selvaraju
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Clin Virol 51:126-31. 2011
    ..A significant increase in adenovirus detection among patients at the Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City was observed between June 2007 and January 2008...
  20. doi request reprint Evaluation of three analyte-specific reagents for detection and typing of herpes simplex virus in cerebrospinal fluid
    Suresh B Selvaraju
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 63:286-91. 2009
    ..Our results demonstrate that the performances of all 3 ASRs are comparable and reliable for routine clinical testing in detection and typing of HSV DNA in CSF...
  21. doi request reprint Demographics and microbiology of otorrhea through patent tubes failing ototopical and/or oral antibiotic therapy
    Inessa Fishman
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 145:1025-9. 2011
    ..The authors reviewed PTTO failing initial ototopical and/or oral antibiotic therapy and microbiology/susceptibility data from cultures...
  22. doi request reprint Evaluation of xTAG Respiratory Viral Panel FAST and xTAG Human Parainfluenza Virus Analyte-Specific Reagents for detection of human parainfluenza viruses in respiratory specimens
    Suresh B Selvaraju
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 72:278-81. 2012
    ..3% and 96.6%, respectively. Since the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) version of the RVP FAST assay does not include HPIVs, the HPIV-ASR assay can be tested in parallel with RVP FAST-IVD for optimal detection of HPIVs...