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Christopher R Polage

Title(s)Associate Adjunct Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
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    1. Lee DC, Kananurak A, Tran MT, Connolly PA, Polage CR, Iwase T, Bevins CL, Underwood MA. Bacterial Colonization of the Hospitalized Newborn: Competition Between Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Jul; 38(7):682-686. PMID: 30985510.
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    2. Wilson MR, Sample HA, Zorn KC, Arevalo S, Yu G, Neuhaus J, Federman S, Stryke D, Briggs B, Langelier C, Berger A, Douglas V, Josephson SA, Chow FC, Fulton BD, DeRisi JL, Gelfand JM, Naccache SN, Bender J, Dien Bard J, Murkey J, Carlson M, Vespa PM, Vijayan T, Allyn PR, Campeau S, Humphries RM, Klausner JD, Ganzon CD, Memar F, Ocampo NA, Zimmermann LL, Cohen SH, Polage CR, DeBiasi RL, Haller B, Dallas R, Maron G, Hayden R, Messacar K, Dominguez SR, Miller S, Chiu CY. Clinical Metagenomic Sequencing for Diagnosis of Meningitis and Encephalitis. N Engl J Med. 2019 06 13; 380(24):2327-2340. PMID: 31189036.
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    3. Hazen KC, Polage CR. Using data to optimize blood bottle fill volumes and pathogen detection - making blood cultures great again. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 14. PMID: 30901027.
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    4. Martin RM, Zimmermann LL, Huynh M, Polage CR. Diagnostic Approach to Health Care- and Device-Associated Central Nervous System Infections. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Nov; 56(11). PMID: 30135235.
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    5. McHardy I, Romanelli A, Harris LJ, Opp G, Gaudino R, Torres A, Polage CR, Tuscano JM, Thompson GR. Infectious risks associated with medicinal Cannabis: Potential implications for immunocompromised patients? J Infect. 2018 May; 76(5):500-501. PMID: 29408325.
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    6. Peng Z, Ling L, Stratton CW, Li C, Polage CR, Wu B, Tang YW. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infections. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2018 Feb 07; 7(1):15. PMID: 29434201.
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    7. Fang FC, Polage CR, Wilcox MH. Point-Counterpoint: What Is the Optimal Approach for Detection of Clostridium difficile Infection? J Clin Microbiol. 2017 03; 55(3):670-680. PMID: 28077697.
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    8. Fitzgerald C, Patrick M, Gonzalez A, Akin J, Polage CR, Wymore K, Gillim-Ross L, Xavier K, Sadlowski J, Monahan J, Hurd S, Dahlberg S, Jerris R, Watson R, Santovenia M, Mitchell D, Harrison C, Tobin-D'Angelo M, DeMartino M, Pentella M, Razeq J, Leonard C, Jung C, Achong-Bowe R, Evans Y, Jain D, Juni B, Leano F, Robinson T, Smith K, Gittelman RM, Garrigan C, Nachamkin I. Multicenter Evaluation of Clinical Diagnostic Methods for Detection and Isolation of Campylobacter spp. from Stool. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 05; 54(5):1209-15. PMID: 26962088; PMCID: PMC4844741 [Available on 11/01/16].
    9. Polage CR, Solnick JV, Cohen SH. Toxin Immunoassays and Clostridium difficile Infection-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Mar; 176(3):414-5. PMID: 26954051.
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    10. Polage CR, Turkiewicz JV, Cohen SH. The never-ending struggle with laboratory testing for Clostridium difficile infection. J Comp Eff Res. 2016 Mar; 5(2):113-6. PMID: 26930504.
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    11. Polage CR, Cohen SH. State-of-the-Art Microbiologic Testing for Community-Acquired Meningitis and Encephalitis. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 05; 54(5):1197-202. PMID: 26888896; PMCID: PMC4844713 [Available on 11/01/16].
    12. Burnham CA, Dubberke ER, Kociolek LK, Polage CR, Riley TV. Clostridium difficile-Diagnostic and Clinical Challenges. Clin Chem. 2016 Feb; 62(2):310-4. PMID: 26656133.
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    13. Polage CR, Gyorke CE, Kennedy MA, Leslie JL, Chin DL, Wang S, Nguyen HH, Huang B, Tang YW, Lee LW, Kim K, Taylor S, Romano PS, Panacek EA, Goodell PB, Solnick JV, Cohen SH. Overdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Molecular Test Era. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 175(11):1792-801. PMID: 26348734; PMCID: PMC4948649.
    14. Ledeboer NA, Lopansri BK, Dhiman N, Cavagnolo R, Carroll KC, Granato P, Thomson R, Butler-Wu SM, Berger H, Samuel L, Pancholi P, Swyers L, Hansen GT, Tran NK, Polage CR, Thomson KS, Hanson ND, Winegar R, Buchan BW. Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria and Genetic Resistance Determinants from Positive Blood Culture Broths by Use of the Verigene Gram-Negative Blood Culture Multiplex Microarray-Based Molecular Assay. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Aug; 53(8):2460-72. PMID: 25994165; PMCID: PMC4508435.
    15. Polage CR. Editorial commentary: microbiologic testing in post-solid organ transplant diarrhea. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 01; 60(5):738-40. PMID: 25371493; PMCID: PMC4329923.
    16. Lee SH, Mannis MJ, Shapiro B, Li JY, Polage C, Smith W. Evaluation of microbial flora in eyes with a Boston type 1 Keratoprosthesis. Cornea. 2013 Dec; 32(12):1537-9. PMID: 24145635.
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    17. Feiz V, Nijm L, Glickman RD, Morse LS, Telander DG, Park SS, Polage CR, Christiansen SM, Moshirfar M. Vitreous and Aqueous Penetration of Orally Administered Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination in Humans. Cornea. 2013 Oct; 32(10):1315-20. PMID: 23928948.
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    18. Gyorke CE, Wang S, Leslie JL, Cohen SH, Solnick JV, Polage CR. Evaluation of Clostridium difficile fecal load and limit of detection during a prospective comparison of two molecular tests, the illumigene C. difficile and Xpert C. difficile/Epi tests. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jan; 51(1):278-80. PMID: 23052320.
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    19. Polage CR, Chin DL, Leslie JL, Tang J, Cohen SH, Solnick JV. Outcomes in patients tested for Clostridium difficile toxins. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Dec; 74(4):369-73. PMID: 23009731; PMCID: PMC3496840.
    20. Leslie JL, Cohen SH, Solnick JV, Polage CR. Role of fecal Clostridium difficile load in discrepancies between toxin tests and PCR: is quantitation the next step in C. difficile testing? Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Dec; 31(12):3295-9. PMID: 22814877; PMCID: PMC3753214.
    21. Polage CR, Solnick JV, Cohen SH. Nosocomial diarrhea: evaluation and treatment of causes other than Clostridium difficile. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Oct; 55(7):982-9. PMID: 22700831; PMCID: PMC3657522.
    22. Li J, Feiz V, Vieira AC, Davis-Boozer D, Polage C. The safety and efficacy of linezolid and daptomycin as an additive in Optisol-GS against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Cornea. 2012 May; 31(5):551-8. PMID: 22378113.
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    23. Antkowiak TT, Polage CR, Wiedeman JA, Meehan JP, Jamali AA. Chondrolysis of the tibial plateau caused by articular aspergillosis after ACL autograft reconstruction: management with a fresh osteochondral allograft: a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Nov 02; 93(21):e1241-6. PMID: 22048103.
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    24. Tran NK, Wisner DH, Albertson TE, Cohen S, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri TL, Polage C, Kost GJ. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction pathogen detection in patients with suspected septicemia after trauma, emergency, and burn surgery. Surgery. 2012 Mar; 151(3):456-63. PMID: 21975287; PMCID: PMC3304499.
    25. Polage CR, Stoddard GJ, Rolfs RT, Petti CA. Physician use of parasite tests in the United States from 1997 to 2006 and in a Utah Cryptosporidium outbreak in 2007. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Feb; 49(2):591-6. PMID: 21106798; PMCID: PMC3043517.
    26. Moritz TJ, Polage CR, Taylor DS, Krol DM, Lane SM, Chan JW. Evaluation of Escherichia coli cell response to antibiotic treatment by use of Raman spectroscopy with laser tweezers. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Nov; 48(11):4287-90. PMID: 20861343; PMCID: PMC3020843.
    27. She RC, Polage CR, Caram LB, Taggart EW, Hymas WC, Woods CW, Schmader K, Petti CA. Performance of diagnostic tests to detect respiratory viruses in older adults. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Jul; 67(3):246-50. PMID: 20542205.
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    28. Moritz TJ, Taylor DS, Polage CR, Krol DM, Lane SM, Chan JW. Effect of cefazolin treatment on the nonresonant Raman signatures of the metabolic state of individual Escherichia coli cells. Anal Chem. 2010 Apr 01; 82(7):2703-10. PMID: 20196565.
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    29. Caram LB, Chen J, Taggart EW, Hillyard DR, She R, Polage CR, Twersky J, Schmader K, Petti CA, Woods CW. Respiratory syncytial virus outbreak in a long-term care facility detected using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction: an argument for real-time detection methods. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Mar; 57(3):482-5. PMID: 19187415.
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    30. Polage CR, Petti CA. Assessment of the utility of viral culture of cerebrospinal fluid. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Dec 15; 43(12):1578-9. PMID: 17109291.
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    31. Petti CA, Polage CR, Hillyard DR. Screening laboratory requests. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Nov; 12(11):1792-3. PMID: 17283641; PMCID: PMC3372359.
    32. Polage CR, Bedu-Addo G, Owusu-Ofori A, Frimpong E, Lloyd W, Zurcher E, Hale D, Petti CA. Laboratory use in Ghana: physician perception and practice. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Sep; 75(3):526-31. PMID: 16968935.
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    33. Petti CA, Polage CR, Quinn TC, Ronald AR, Sande MA. Laboratory medicine in Africa: a barrier to effective health care. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Feb 01; 42(3):377-82. PMID: 16392084.
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    34. Petti CA, Polage CR, Schreckenberger P. The role of 16S rRNA gene sequencing in identification of microorganisms misidentified by conventional methods. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Dec; 43(12):6123-5. PMID: 16333109.
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    35. Polage C, Little RR, Rohlfing CL, Cole TG, Roberts WL. Effects of beta thalassemia minor on results of six glycated hemoglobin methods. Clin Chim Acta. 2004 Dec; 350(1-2):123-8. PMID: 15530468.
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