Publications

1.
A multicenter performance evaluation of the DPP® HIV-1/2 assay for the detection of HIV antibodies in various HIV testing algorithms.
Cappello JM, Gunasekera A, Gunasekera D, Esfandiari J, Ippolito T.
J Clin Virol. 2013 Dec;58 Suppl 1:e59-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2013.08.032.

2.
Rapid detection of serum antibody by dual-path platform VetTB assay in white-tailed deer infected with Mycobacterium bovis.
Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, O’Brien DJ, Schmitt SM, Palmer MV, Waters WR.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Jun;20(6):907-11. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00120-13. Epub 2013 Apr 17.

3.
Accuracy of a dual path platform (DPP) assay for the rapid point-of-care diagnosis of human leptospirosis.
Nabity SA, Ribeiro GS, Aquino CL, Takahashi D, Damião AO, Gonçalves AH, Miranda-Filho DB, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Lyashchenko KP, Reis MG, Medeiros MA, Ko AI.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(11):e1878. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001878. Epub 2012 Nov 1.

4.
Detection of antibodies to tuberculosis antigens in free-ranging lions (Panthera leo) infected with Mycobacterium bovis in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Miller M, Joubert J, Mathebula N, De Klerk-Lorist LM, Lyashchenko KP, Bengis R, van Helden P, Hofmeyr M, Olea-Popelka F, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Buss P.J Zoo Wildl Med. 2012 Jun;43(2):317-23.

5.
Field application of serodiagnostics to identify elephants with tuberculosis prior to case confirmation by culture.
Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Mikota S, Miller M, Moller T, Vogelnest L, Gairhe KP, Robbe-Austerman S, Gai J, Waters WR.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2012 Aug;19(8):1269-75. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00163-12. Epub 2012 Jun 13.

6.
Pulmonary Disease due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a Horse: Zoonotic Concerns and Limitations of Antemortem Testing.
Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Lecu A, Waters WR, Posthaus H, Bodmer T, Janssens JP, Aloisio F, Graubner C, Grosclaude E, Piersigilli A, Schiller I.
Vet Med Int. 2012;2012:642145. doi: 10.1155/2012/642145. Epub 2012 Apr 9.

7.
Performance of immunochromatographic and ELISA tests for detecting fallow deer infected with Mycobacterium bovis.
Boadella M, Barasona JA, Diaz-Sanchez S, Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Gortazar C.
Prev Vet Med. 2012 Apr 1;104(1-2):160-4. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2011.10.005. Epub 2011 Nov 8.

8.
Diagnostic value of animal-side antibody assays for rapid detection of Mycobacterium bovis or Mycobacterium microti infection in South American camelids.
Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Rhodes S, Dean G, de la Rua-Domenech R, Meylan M, Vordermeier HM, Zanolari P.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2011 Dec;18(12):2143-7. doi: 10.1128/CVI.05386-11. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

9.
Comparative study of IFNγ and antibody tests for feline tuberculosis.
Rhodes SG, Gunn-Mooore D, Boschiroli ML, Schiller I, Esfandiari J, Greenwald R, Lyashchenko KP.
Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2011 Nov 15;144(1-2):129-34. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2011.07.020. Epub 2011 Jul 30.

10.
Bovine tuberculosis in a nebraska herd of farmed elk and fallow deer: a failure of the tuberculin skin test and opportunities for serodiagnosis.
Waters WR, Stevens GE, Schoenbaum MA, Orloski KA, Robbe-Austerman S, Harris NB, Hall SM, Thomsen BV, Wilson AJ, Brannian RE, Nelson JT, Schafer S, Esfandiari J, Dutton M, Greenwald R, Lyashchenko KP.
Vet Med Int. 2011 Apr 14;2011:953985. doi: 10.4061/2011/953985.

11.
Dual Path Platform HIV 1/2 assay: evaluation of a novel rapid test using oral fluids for HIV screening at the National Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria.
Iregbu KC, Esfandiari J, Nnorom J, Sonibare SA, Uwaezuoke SN, Eze SO, Abdullahi N, Lawal AO, Durogbola BS.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Apr;69(4):405-9. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.10.011.

12.
Serologic tests for detecting antibodies against Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa scrofa).
Boadella M, Lyashchenko K, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Jaroso R, Carta T, Garrido JM, Vicente J, de la Fuente J, Gortázar C.
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2011 Jan;23(1):77-83.

13.
Novel point-of-care test for simultaneous detection of nontreponemal and treponemal antibodies in patients with syphilis.
Castro AR, Esfandiari J, Kumar S, Ashton M, Kikkert SE, Park MM, Ballard RC.
J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Dec;48(12):4615-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00624-10. Epub 2010 Sep 29.

14.
Design, development and evaluation of rK28-based point-of-care tests for improving rapid diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis.
Pattabhi S, Whittle J, Mohamath R, El-Safi S, Moulton GG, Guderian JA, Colombara D, Abdoon AO, Mukhtar MM, Mondal D, Esfandiari J, Kumar S, Chun P, Reed SG, Bhatia A.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Sep 14;4(9). pii: e822. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000822.

15.
Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens of high serodiagnostic value.
Ireton GC, Greenwald R, Liang H, Esfandiari J, Lyashchenko KP, Reed SG.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2010 Oct;17(10):1539-47. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00198-10. Epub 2010 Aug 18.

16.
Ante-mortem testing wild fallow deer for bovine tuberculosis.
Jaroso R, Vicente J, Martín-Hernando MP, Aranaz A, Lyashchenko K, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Gortázar C.
Vet Microbiol. 2010 Dec 15;146(3-4):285-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.05.022. Epub 2010 May 16.

17.
Sensitivity, specificity, and confounding factors of novel serological tests used for the rapid diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus).
Buddle BM, Wilson T, Denis M, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Lyashchenko KP, Liggett S, Mackintosh CG.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2010 Apr;17(4):626-30. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00010-10. Epub 2010 Feb 17.

18.
Comparison of test performance and evaluation of novel immunoassays for tuberculosis in a captive herd of wood bison naturally infected with Mycobacterium bovis.
Himsworth CG, Elkin BT, Nishi JS, Epp T, Lyashchenko KP, Surujballi O, Turcotte C, Esfandiari J, Greenwald R, Leighton FA.
J Wildl Dis. 2010 Jan;46(1):78-86.

19.
Evaluation of a rapid serological test for the determination of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers (Meles meles) found dead.
Chambers MA, Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, James E, Barker L, Jones J, Watkins G, Rolfe S.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2010 Mar;17(3):408-11. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00424-09. Epub 2009 Dec 30.

20.
Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium microti in South American camelids.
Zanolari P, Robert N, Lyashchenko KP, Pfyffer GE, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Meylan M.
J Vet Intern Med. 2009 Nov-Dec;23(6):1266-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2009.0377.x. Epub 2009 Aug 26.

21.
Comparison of two immunochromatographic assays and the indirect immunofluorescence antibody test for diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in dogs in south central Louisiana.
Nieto PD, Boughton R, Dorn PL, Steurer F, Raychaudhuri S, Esfandiari J, Gonçalves E, Diaz J, Malone JB.
Vet Parasitol. 2009 Nov 12;165(3-4):241-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2009.07.010. Epub 2009 Jul 15.

22.
Highly accurate antibody assays for early and rapid detection of tuberculosis in African and Asian elephants.
Greenwald R, Lyashchenko O, Esfandiari J, Miller M, Mikota S, Olsen JH, Ball R, Dumonceaux G, Schmitt D, Moller T, Payeur JB, Harris B, Sofranko D, Waters WR, Lyashchenko KP.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2009 May;16(5):605-12. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00038-09. Epub 2009 Mar 4.

23.
Evaluation of blood assays for detection of Mycobacterium bovis in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Michigan.
O’Brien DJ, Schmitt SM, Lyashchenko KP, Waters WR, Berry DE, Palmer MV, McNair J, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Cosgrove MK.
J Wildl Dis. 2009 Jan;45(1):153-64.

24.
Humoral immune responses of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to Mycobacterium bovis BCG vaccination and experimental challenge with M. bovis.
Nol P, Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Waters WR, Palmer MV, Nonnecke BJ, Keefe TJ, Thacker TC, Rhyan JC, Aldwell FE, Salman MD.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2009 Mar;16(3):323-9. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00392-08. Epub 2009 Jan 7.

25.
Immunological responses and protective immunity in BCG vaccinated badgers following endobronchial infection with Mycobacterium bovis.
Lesellier S, Corner L, Costello E, Lyashchenko K, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Singh M, Hewinson RG, Chambers M, Gormley E.
Vaccine. 2009 Jan 14;27(3):402-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.10.068. Epub 2008 Nov 14.

26.
Immunological responses following experimental endobronchial infection of badgers (Meles meles) with different doses of Mycobacterium bovis.
Lesellier S, Corner L, Costello E, Sleeman P, Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Glyn Hewinson R, Chambers M, Gormley E.
Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2009 Jan 15;127(1-2):174-80. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2008.09.012. Epub 2008 Sep 21.

27.
Selection of antigens and development of prototype tests for point-of-care leprosy diagnosis.
Duthie MS, Ireton GC, Kanaujia GV, Goto W, Liang H, Bhatia A, Busceti JM, Macdonald M, Neupane KD, Ranjit C, Sapkota BR, Balagon M, Esfandiari J, Carter D, Reed SG.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2008 Oct;15(10):1590-7. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00168-08. Epub 2008 Aug 20.

28.
Animal-side serologic assay for rapid detection of Mycobacterium bovis infection in multiple species of free-ranging wildlife.
Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Chambers MA, Vicente J, Gortazar C, Santos N, Correia-Neves M, Buddle BM, Jackson R, O’Brien DJ, Schmitt S, Palmer MV, Delahay RJ, Waters WR.
Vet Microbiol. 2008 Dec 10;132(3-4):283-92. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2008.05.029. Epub 2008 Jul 7.

29.
Antigen specific immunological responses of badgers (Meles meles) experimentally infected with Mycobacterium bovis.
Lesellier S, Corner L, Costello E, Sleeman P, Lyashchenko K, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Singh M, Hewinson RG, Chambers M, Gormley E.
Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2008 Mar 15;122(1-2):35-45. Epub 2007 Nov 17.

30.
PrimaTB STAT-PAK assay, a novel, rapid lateral-flow test for tuberculosis in nonhuman primates.
Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Greenwald D, Nacy CA, Gibson S, Didier PJ, Washington M, Szczerba P, Motzel S, Handt L, Pollock JM, McNair J, Andersen P, Langermans JA, Verreck F, Ervin S, Ervin F, McCombs C.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2007 Sep;14(9):1158-64. Epub 2007 Jul 25.

31.
Antibody responses in New World camelids with tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium microti.
Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Meylan M, Burri IH, Zanolari P.
Vet Microbiol. 2007 Dec 15;125(3-4):265-73. Epub 2007 Jun 13.

32.
Tuberculosis outbreak in a dromedary racing herd and rapid serological detection of infected camels.
Wernery U, Kinne J, Jahans KL, Vordermeier HM, Esfandiari J, Greenwald R, Johnson B, Ul-Haq A, Lyashchenko KP.
Vet Microbiol. 2007 May 16;122(1-2):108-15. Epub 2007 Jan 20.

33.
Tuberculosis in elephants: antibody responses to defined antigens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, potential for early diagnosis, and monitoring of treatment.
Lyashchenko KP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Olsen JH, Ball R, Dumonceaux G, Dunker F, Buckley C, Richard M, Murray S, Payeur JB, Andersen P, Pollock JM, Mikota S, Miller M, Sofranko D, Waters WR.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2006 Jul;13(7):722-32.

34.
Early antibody responses to experimental Mycobacterium bovis infection of cattle.
Waters WR, Palmer MV, Thacker TC, Bannantine JP, Vordermeier HM, Hewinson RG, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, McNair J, Pollock JM, Andersen P, Lyashchenko KP.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2006 Jun;13(6):648-54.

35.
Immune responses to defined antigens of Mycobacterium bovis in cattle experimentally infected with Mycobacterium kansasii.
Waters WR, Palmer MV, Thacker TC, Payeur JB, Harris NB, Minion FC, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Andersen P, McNair J, Pollock JM, Lyashchenko KP.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2006 Jun;13(6):611-9.

36.
Effects of different tuberculin skin-testing regimens on gamma interferon and antibody responses in cattle experimentally infected with Mycobacterium bovis.
Palmer MV, Waters WR, Thacker TC, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Lyashchenko KP.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2006 Mar;13(3):387-94.

37.
Validation of a rapid and reliable test for diagnosis of chagas’ disease by detection of Trypanosoma cruzi-specific antibodies in blood of donors and patients in Central America.
Ponce C, Ponce E, Vinelli E, Montoya A, de Aguilar V, Gonzalez A, Zingales B, Rangel-Aldao R, Levin MJ, Esfandiari J, Umezawa ES, Luquetti AO, da Silveira JF.
J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Oct;43(10):5065-8.

38.
Antibody responses in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) infected with Mycobacterium bovis.
Waters WR, Palmer MV, Bannantine JP, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Andersen P, McNair J, Pollock JM, Lyashchenko KP.
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2005 Jun;12(6):727-35.

39.
Antigen recognition by serum antibodies in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) experimentally infected with Mycobacterium bovis.
Waters WR, Palmer MV, Bannantine JP, Whipple DL, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Andersen P, McNair J, Pollock JM, Lyashchenko KP.
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2004 Sep;11(5):849-55.

40.
Chagas’ disease diagnosis: a multicentric evaluation of Chagas Stat-Pak, a rapid immunochromatographic assay with recombinant proteins of Trypanosoma cruzi.
Luquetti AO, Ponce C, Ponce E, Esfandiari J, Schijman A, Revollo S, Añez N, Zingales B, Ramgel-Aldao R, Gonzalez A, Levin MJ, Umezawa ES, Franco da Silveira J.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003 Aug;46(4):265-71.

41.
Improved serodetection of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers (Meles meles) using multiantigen test formats.
Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Lesellier S, Houghton R, Pollock J, Aagaard C, Andersen P, Hewinson RG, Chambers M, Lyashchenko K.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003 Jul;46(3):197-203.

42.
A comparative study of a new rapid and one-step test for the detection of parvovirus in faeces from dogs, cats and mink.
Esfandiari J, Klingeborn B.
J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health. 2000 Mar;47(2):145-53.

43.
Evaluation of a one-step test for rapid, in practice detection of rotavirus in farm animals.
de Verdier Klingenberg K, Esfandiari J.
Vet Rec. 1996 Apr 20;138(16):393-5.