Octavio Ramilo, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Octavio Ramilo, MD

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Infectious Diseases
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4450
FX: (614) 722-4458
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The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Room WA 4021
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722.2735
FX: (614) 722.3680

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Octavio Ramilo, MD is the Henry G. Cramblett Chair in Infectious Diseases and Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. Professor Ramilo completed his pediatric residency at the Hospital “12 de Octubre” in Madrid and a subsequent Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He has been involved in translational and clinical research related to the role of the host immune response in pathogenesis of infectious diseases for over 20 years. His current research is focused on pathogenesis and treatment of respiratory infections, especially RSV, and the application of genomics technologies for improving diagnosis and understanding of host responses to infectious agents.

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  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Research Interests

Research Center:

Areas of Interest:

  • Dr. Ramilo is studying the immunopathogenesis of viral infections, specifically respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). He is working to understand the infectious properties of the virus itself and to understand how the body’s immune response contributes to the lung damage and persistence of clinical symptoms related to RSV.

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Universidad Complutense De Madrid
    Date Completed: 01/20/1982


  • Universidad Complutense De Madrid
    Date Completed: 12/31/1986


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Date Completed: 03/31/1990


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Date Completed: 08/31/1992


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Date Completed: 08/31/1993


  • Pediatrics


  • Infectious Diseases


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 12/31/2009

Professional Experience


  • Principal Investigator, Center for Vaccines and Immunity,
    The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.


  • Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH.


  • Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Cancer Immunobiology Center University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.


  • Clinical Director, Ryan White Title IV Programs (DFAN & Youth Angle) University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.


  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology
    and Cancer Immunobiology Center University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.


  • Member, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Programs, Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.


  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology; Member, Cancer Immunobiology Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.


  • Assistant Instructor, Pediatrics and Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.


  • Ramilo O, Mejias A. 2014. It is time for a Comprehensive Analytical Approach in Clinical Studies: Virus vs Host Interactions and Influenza Disease Severity.  Am J Resp Crit Care Med. Vol. 189, no. 4. (February): 385-6.
  • Cao RG, Suarez NM, Obermoser G, Lopez SM, Flano E, Mertz SE, Albrecht RA, Garcia-Sastre A, Mejias A, Xu H, Qin H, Blankenship D, Palucka K, Pascual V, Ramilo O. 2014. Differences in antibody responses between TIV and LAIV influenza vaccines correlate with the kinetics and magnitude of interferon signaling in children.  J Infect Dis. Vol. Epub ahead of print, no. February: ena.
  • Mejias,Asuncion; Ramilo,Octavio. 2014. Transcriptional profiling in infectious diseases: Ready for prime time?.  JOURNAL OF INFECTION. Vol. 68, no. January: S94-S99.
  • Rodriguez R, Ramilo O. 2014. Respiratory syncytial virus: how, shy and what to do.  J Infect. Vol. 68, no. Suppl 1. (January): S115-8.
  • Ramilo O, Lagos R, SaezLlorens X, Suzich J, Wang CK, Jensen KM, harris BS, Losonsky GA, Griffin MP. 2013. Motavizumab Treatment of Infants Hospitalized with Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Does Not Decrease Viral Load or Severity of Illness.  Ped Infect Dis J. Vol. Epub ahead of print, no. December: ena.
  • Mella,Cesar; Hall,Mark,W; Ramilo,Octavio; Mejias,Asuncion. 2013. Innate Immune Dysfunction in RSV: What Is the Role of Ventilation? Reply.  JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Vol. 208, no. 11. (December): 1924-1925.
  • Mejias A, Ramilo O. 2013. Defining the burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection.  J Pediatr (Rio J). Vol. 89, no. 6. (November): 517-9.
  • Mejias,Asuncion; Dimo,Blerta; Suarez,Nicolas,M; Garcia,Carla; Suarez-Arrabal,M,Carmen; Jartti,Tuomas; Blankenship,Derek; Jordan-Villegas,Alejandro; Ardura,Monica,I; Xu,Zhaohui; Banchereau,Jacques; Chaussabel,Damien; Ramilo,Octavio. 2013. Whole blood gene expression profiles to assess pathogenesis and disease severity in infants with respiratory syncytial virus infection.  PLoS medicine. Vol. 10, no. 11. (November): ee1001549.
  • Mahajan P, Ramilo O, Kuppermann N. 2013. The future possibilities of diagnostic testing for the evalution of febrile infants.  JAMA Pediatr. Vol. 167, no. 10. (October): 888-98.
  • Bolton,Michael; Wang,Wei; Hahn,Andrea; Ramilo,Octavio; Mejias,Asuncion; Jaggi,Preeti. 2013. Predictors for successful treatment of pediatric deep neck infections using antimicrobials alone.  Pediatric infectious disease journal. Vol. 32, no. 9. (September): 1034-1036.
  • Gualdi,Lucien; Mertz,Sara; Gomez,Ana,M; Ramilo,Octavio; Wittke,Anja; Mejias,Asuncion. 2013. Lack of effect of bovine lactoferrin in respiratory syncytial virus replication and clinical disease severity in the mouse model.  ANTIVIRAL RESEARCH. Vol. 99, no. 2. (August): 188-195.
  • Mejias A, Hall MW, Ramilo O. 2013. Immune monitoring of children with respiratory syncytial virus infection.  Expert Rev Clin Immunol. Vol. 9, no. 5. (May): 393-5.
  • Ruuskanen O, Waris M, Ramilo O. 2013. New aspects on human rhinovirus infections.  Pediatr Infect Dis J. Vol. 32, no. 5. (May): 553-5.
  • Ramilo O, Mejias A. 2013. Recent advances in the treatment of bronchiolitis: perspectives for 2013.  An Pediatr (Barc). Vol. 78, no. 4. (April): 205-7.
  • Escosa-García,L; Ramilo,O; Mejías,A. 2013. [High-dose daptomycin use in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus disseminated infection].  Anales de pediatría (Barcelona, Spain : 2003). Vol. 78, no. 3. (March): 185-188.
  • Bentebibel SE, Lopez S, Obermoser G, Schmitt N, Mueller C, Harrod C, Flano E, Mejias A, Albrecht RA, Blankenship D, Xu H, Pascual V, Banchereau J, Garcia-Sastre A, Palucka AK, Ramilo O, Ueno H. 2013. Induction of ICOS+CXCR3+CXCR5+ TH Cells Correlates with Antibody Responses to Influenza Vaccination.  Sci Transl Med.. Vol. 5, no. 176. (March): e176ra32.
  • Mella,Cesar; Suarez-Arrabal,M,Carmen; Lopez,Santiago; Stephens,Julie; Fernandez,Soledad; Hall,Mark,W; Ramilo,Octavio; Mejias,Asuncion. 2013. Innate Immune Dysfunction is Associated with Enhanced Disease Severity In Infants with Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis.  JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Vol. 207, no. 4. (February): 564-573.
  • Hahn A, Wang W, Jaggi P, Dvorchik I, Ramilo O, Koranyi K, Mejias A. 2013. Human metapneumovirus infections are associated with severe morbidity in hospitalized children of all ages.  Epidemiol Infect.. Vol. 7, no. January: 1-11.
  • Ramilo, O and Mejías, A. 2013. Diagnosis and Classification of Pathogens. In Genomic and Personalized Medicine. 2nd ed. Saunders: Elsevier.
  • Jaggi,Preeti; Kajon,Adriana,E; Mejias,Asuncion; Ramilo,Octavio; Leber,Amy. 2013. Human Adenovirus Infection in Kawasaki Disease: A Confounding Bystander?.  CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Vol. 56, no. 1. (January): 58-64.
  • Tripp,Ralph,A; Mejias,Asuncion; Ramilo,Octavio. 2013. Host gene expression and respiratory syncytial virus infection.  Current topics in microbiology and immunology. Vol. 372, no. January: 193-209.
  • Aquino,Victor,M; Cost,Carrye; Gomez,Ana; Bowers,Daniel,C; Ramilo,Octavio; Ahmad,Naveed; Winick,Naomi; Leavey,Patrick,J. 2012. Predictive Value of Interleukin-5 and Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1 for Bacteremia in Children With Febrile Neutropenia.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY. Vol. 34, no. 6. (August): E241-E245.
  • Ioannidis I, McNally B, Willette M, Peeples ME, Chaussabel D, Durbin JE, Ramilo O, Mejias A, Flaño E. 2012. Plasticity and virus specificity of the airway epithelial cell immune response during respiratory virus infection.  J Virol.. Vol. 86, no. 10. (May): 5422-36.
  • Manzoni P, Paes B, Resch B, Carbonell-Estrany X, Bont L. 2012. High risk for RSV bronchiolitis in late preterms and selected infants affected by rare disorders: a dilemma of specific prevention.  Early Hum Dev.. Vol. 88, no. Suppl 2. (May): S34-41.
  • Banchereau,Romain; Jordan-Villegas,Alejandro; Ardura,Monica; Mejias,Asuncion; Baldwin,Nicole; Xu,Hui; Saye,Elizabeth; Rossello-Urgell,Jose; Phuong Nguyen,P; Blankenship,Derek; Creech,Clarence,B; pascual,Virginia; Banchereau,Jacques; Chaussabel,Damien; Ramilo,Octavio. 2012. Host Immune Transcriptional Profiles Reflect the Variability in Clinical Disease Manifestations in Patients with Staphylococcus aureus Infections.  PLOS ONE. Vol. 7, no. 4. (April): ee34390.
  • Nadorlik H, Marcon M, Koranyi K, Ramilo O, Mejias A. 2012. A 2-month-old with bacteremia and gastroenteritis.  Pediatr Infect Dis J.. Vol. 31, no. 2. (February): 210, 215-6.
  • García C, Soriano-Fallas A, Lozano J, Leos N, Gomez AM, Ramilo O, Mejias A. 2012. Decreased innate immune cytokine responses correlate with disease severity in children with respiratory syncytial virus and human rhinovirus bronchiolitis.  Pediatr Infect Dis J.. Vol. 31, no. 1. (January): 86-9.
  • Mejías, A and Ramilo O. 2012. Parainfluenza Viruses. In Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.. 4 ed. Edited by Sarah Long. Saunders: Elsevier.
  • PrabhuDas M, Adkins B, Gans H, King C, Levy O, Ramilo O, Siegrist CA. 2011. Challenges in infant immunity: implications for responses to infection and vaccines.  Nat Immunol. Vol. 12, no. 3. (March): 189-94.
  • Mejias,Asuncion; Ramilo,Octavio. 2011. Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Preschool Children Viral Coinfection Does Not Worsen Clinical Outcome Reply.  PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL. Vol. 30, no. 2. (February): 183-184.
  • Garcia,Carla,G; Bhore,Rafia; Soriano-Fallas,Alejandra; Trost,Margaret; Chason,Rebecca; Ramilo,Octavio; Mejias,Asuncion. 2010. Risk Factors in Children Hospitalized With RSV Bronchiolitis Versus Non-RSV Bronchiolitis.  PEDIATRICS. Vol. 126, no. 6. (December): E1453-E1460.
  • Kimberlin DW, Shalabi M, Abzug MJ, Lang D, Jacobs RF, Storch G, Bradley JS,Wade K, Ramilo O, Romero JR, Shelton M, Leach C, Guzman-Cottrill J, Robinson J,Abughali N, Englund J, Griffin J, Jester P, Cloud GA, Whitley RJ. 2010. Safety of Oseltamivir Compared With theAdamantanes in Children Less Than 12 Months of Age.  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.. Vol. 29, no. 3. (November): 195-198.
  • Torres,Juan,Pablo; Gomez,Ana,M; Khokhar,Shama; Bhoj,Vijay,G; Tagliabue,Claudia; Chang,Michael,L; Kiener,Peter,A; Revell,Paula,A; Ramilo,Octavio; Mejias,Asuncion. 2010. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) RNA loads in peripheral blood correlates with disease severity in mice.  RESPIRATORY RESEARCH. Vol. 11, no. September: e125.
  • Koranyi,Katalin; Yontz,Dustin; Rohrer,Zachary; Leber,Amy; Ramilo,Octavio. 2010. PERICARDIAL EFFUSION COMPLICATING NOVEL INFLUENZA A (H1N1) INFECTION IN AN INFANT.  PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL. Vol. 29, no. 8. (August): 782-783.
  • Berry,Matthew,PR; Graham,Christine,M; McNab,Finlay,W; Xu,Zhaohui; Bloch,Susannah,AA; Oni,Tolu; Wilkinson,Katalin,A; Banchereau,Romain; Skinner,Jason; Wilkinson,Robert,J; Quinn,Charles; Blankenship,Derek; Dhawan,Ranju; Cush,John,J; Mejias,Asuncion; Ramilo,Octavio; Kon,Onn,M; pascual,Virginia; Banchereau,Jacques; Chaussabel,Damien; O'Garra,Anne. 2010. An interferon-inducible neutrophil-driven blood transcriptional signature in human tuberculosis.  NATURE. Vol. 466, no. 7309. (August): 973-U98.
  • Jordan-Villegas A, Chang ML, Ramilo O, Mejias A. 2010. Concomitant respiratory viral infections in Children with Kawasaki Disease.  Ped Infect Dis J. Vol. 29, no. 9. (January): 1-3.
  • Mejias A and Ramilo O. 2010. RSV and Asthma, what is the evidence?.  Ed. Luzan. Vol. 1, no. January: 1-10.
  • Techasaensiri B, Techasaensiri T, Mejias A, McCracken GH, Ramilo O. 2010. Viral Co-infections in Children with Invasive Pneumococcal Disease.  Ped Infect Dis J. Vol. 29, no. 6. (January): 1-6.
  • Berry MPR, Graham CM, McNab FM, Xu Z, Bloch S, Oni T, Wilkinson K, Banchereau R, Skinner J, Wilkinson R, Quinn C, Blankenship D, Dhawan R, Cush J, Mejias A, Ramilo O, Kon O, Pascual V, Banchereau J, Chaussabel D, and O'Garra A. 2010. Transcriptional Profiling Reveals an Interferon-Inducible Neutrophil-Driven Signature in Human Tuberculosis.  Nature.
  • Rodriguez R, Mejias A, and Ramilo O. 2010. Acute Bronchiolitis Infections in the Community.  n/a.
  • Somers CC, Ahmad N, Mejias A, Buckingham SC, Carubelli C, Katz K, Leos N,Gomez AM, Devincenzo JP, Ramilo O, Jafri HS. 2009. Effect of dexamethasone onrespiratory syncytial virus-induced lung inflammation in children: results of arandomized, placebo controlled clinical trial.  Pediatr Allergy Immunol. Vol. 20, no. 5. (April): 477-485.
  • Mejias A, Ramilo O. 2009. RSV persistence and recurrent wheezing.  Pediatr Infect Dis J. Vol. 28, no. 6. (March): 450-451.
  • Ramilo O. 2009. Evolution of prophylaxis: MoAb, siRNA, vaccine, and small molecules.  Paediatr Respir Rev. Vol. 1, no. January: 23-25.
  • Ardura MI, Banchereau R, Mejias A, Di Pucchio T, Glaser C, Allantaz F, Pascual V,Banchereau J, Chaussabel D, Ramilo O. 2009. Enhaced monocyte response anddecreased central memoryt T cells in Children with invasive Staphylococcus aureusinfections.  PLoS One. Vol. 4, no. 5. (January): ee5446.
  • Ramilo O, Mejías A. 2009. Shifting the paradigm; host gene signatures for mdiagnois ofinfectious diseases.  Cell Host Microbe. Vol. 6, no. 3. (January): 199-200.
  • Burns,Jane,C; Best,Brookie,M; Mejias,Asuncion; Mahony,Lynn; Fixler,David,E; Jafri,Hasan,S; Melish,Marian,E; Jackson,Mary,Anne; Asmar,Basim,I; Lang,David,J; Connor,James,D; Capparelli,Edmund,V; Keen,Monica,L; Mamun,Khalid; Keenan,Gregory,F; Ramilo,Octavio. 2008. Infliximab Treatment of Intravenous Immunoglobulin-Resistant Kawasaki Disease.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. Vol. 153, no. 6. (December): 833-838.
  • Yu,Chun,I; Gallegos,Michael; Marches,Florentina; Zurawski,Gerard; Ramilo,Octavio; Garcia-Sastre,Adolfo; Banchereau,Jacques; Palucka,A,Karolina. 2008. Broad influenza-specific CD8(+) T-cell responses in humanized mice vaccinated with influenza virus vaccines.  BLOOD. Vol. 112, no. 9. (November): 3671-3678.
  • Bhoj,Vijay,G; Sun,Qinmiao; Bhoj,Elizabeth,J; Somers,Cynthia; Chen,Xiang; Torres,Juan-Pablo; Mejias,Asuncion; Gomez,Ana,M; Jafri,Hasan; Ramilo,Octavio; Chen,Zhijian,J. 2008. MAVS and MyD88 are essential for innate immunity but not cytotoxic T lymphocyte response against respiratory syncytial virus.  PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Vol. 105, no. 37. (September): 14046-14051.
  • Mejías,Asunción; Ramilo,Octavio. 2008. Review of palivizumab in the prophylaxis of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in high-risk infants.  Biologics : targets & therapy. Vol. 2, no. 3. (September): 433-439.
  • Saavedra-Lozano,Jesus; Mejias,Asuncion; Ahmad,Naveed; Peromingo,Estrella; Ardura,Monica,I; Guillen,Sara; Syed,Ali; Cavuoti,Dominick; Ramilo,Octavio. 2008. Changing Trends in Acute Osteomyelitis in Children: Impact of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS. Vol. 28, no. 5. (July): 569-575.
  • Chaussabel,Damien; Quinn,Charles; Shen,Jing; Patel,Pinakeen; Glaser,Casey; Baldwin,Nicole; Stichweh,Dorothee; Blankenship,Derek; Li,Lei; Munagala,Indira; Bennett,Lynda; Allantaz,Florence; Mejias,Asuncion; Ardura,Monica; Kaizer,Ellen; Monnet,Laurence; Allman,Windy; Randall,Henry; Johnson,Diane; Lanier,Aimee; Punaro,Marilynn; Wittkowski,Knut,M; White,Perrin; Fay,Joseph; Klintmalm,Goran; Ramilo,Octavio; Palucka,A,Karolina; Banchereau,Jacques; pascual,Virginia. 2008. A modular analysis framework for blood genomics studies: Application to systemic lupus erythematosus.  IMMUNITY. Vol. 29, no. 1. (July): 150-164.
  • Perez-Yarza,Eduardo,G; Moreno,Antonio; Lazaro,Pablo; Ramilo,Octavio; Mejias,Asuncion. 2008. Asthma after early RSV infection - How to control? - Reply.  PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL. Vol. 27, no. 2. (February): 192-192.
  • Chavez-Bueno,Susana; Mejias,Asuncion; Merryman,Ruth,A; Ahmad,Naveed; Jafri,Hasan,S; Ramilo,Octavio. 2007. Intravenous palivizumab and ribavirin combination for respiratory syncytial virus disease in high-risk pediatric patients.  PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL. Vol. 26, no. 12. (December): 1089-1093.
  • Jafri,Hasan,S; Ramilo,Octavio; Makari,Doris; Charsha-May,Deborah; Romero,Jose,R. 2007. Diagnostic virology practices for respiratory syncytial virus and influenza virus among children in the hospital setting: A national survey.  PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL. Vol. 26, no. 10. (October): 956-958.
  • Mejias,Asuncion; Chavez-Bueno,Susana; Raynor,Martin,B; Connolly,John; Kiener,Peter,A; Jafri,Hasan,S; Ramilo,Octavio. 2007. Motavizumab, a neutralizing anti-respiratory syncytial virus (Rsv) monoclonal antibody significantly modifies the local and systemic cytokine responses induced by Rsv in the mouse model.  VIROLOGY JOURNAL. Vol. 4, no. October: e109.
  • Allantaz,Florence; Chaussabel,Damien; Stichweh,Dorothee; Bennett,Lynda; Allman,Windy; Mejias,Asuncion; Ardura,Monica; Chung,Wendy; Wise,Carol; Palucka,Karolina; Ramilo,Octavio; Punaro,Marilynn; Banchereau,Jacques; Pascual,Virginia. 2007. Blood leukocyte microarrays to diagnose systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis and follow the response to IL-1 blockade.  JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE. Vol. 204, no. 9. (September): 2131-2144.
  • Perez-Yarza,Eduardo,G; Moreno,Antonio; Lazaro,Pablo; Mejias,Asuncion; Ramilo,Octavio. 2007. The association between respiratory syncytial virus infection and the development of childhood asthma - A systematic review of the literature.  PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL. Vol. 26, no. 8. (August): 733-739.
  • Ramilo,Octavio; Allman,Windy; Chung,Wendy; Mejias,Asuncion; Ardura,Monica; Glaser,Casey; Wittkowski,Knut,M; Piqueras,Bernard; Banchereau,Jacques; Palucka,A,Karolina; Chaussabel,Damien. 2007. Gene expression patterns in blood leukocytes discriminate patients with acute infections.  BLOOD. Vol. 109, no. 5. (March): 2066-2077.
  • Fonseca-Aten,Monica; Okada,Pamela,J; Bowlware,Karen,L; Chavez-Bueno,Susana; Mejias,Asuncion; Rios,Ana,Maria; Katz,Kathy; Olsen,Kurt; Ng,Simon; Jafri,Hasan,S; McCracken,George,H; Ramilo,Octavio; Hardy,R,Doug. 2006. Effect of clarithromycin on cytokines and chemokines in children with an acute exacerbation of recurrent wheezing: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.  ANNALS OF ALLERGY ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY. Vol. 97, no. 4. (October): 457-463.
  • Mejías,Asunción; Chávez-Bueno,Susana; Jafri,Hasan,S; Ramilo,Octavio. 2005. Respiratory syncytial virus infections: old challenges and new opportunities.  Pediatric infectious disease journal. Vol. 24, no. 11. (November): S189-?.
  • Mejias,A; Chavez-Bueno,S; Rios,A,M; Aten,M,F; Raynor,B; Peromingo,E; Soni,P; Olsen,K,D; Kiener,P,A; Gomez,A,M; Jafri,H,S; Ramilo,O. 2005. Comparative effects of two neutralizing anti-respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) monoclonal antibodies in the RSV murine model: Time versus potency.  ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY. Vol. 49, no. 11. (November): 4700-4707.
  • Rios,A,M; Fonseca-Aten,M; Mejias,A; Chavez-Bueno,S; Katz,K; Gomez,A,M; McCracken,G,H; Ramilo,O; Hardy,R,D. 2005. Microbiologic and immunologic evaluation of a single high dose of azithromycin for treatment of experimental Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia.  ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY. Vol. 49, no. 9. (September): 3970-3973.
  • Mejias,A; Chavez-Bueno,S,C; Ramilo,O. 2005. Respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia: mechanisms of inflammation and prolonged airway hyperresponsiveness.  CURRENT OPINION IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Vol. 18, no. 3. (June): 199-204.
  • Chavez-Bueno,S; Mejias,A; Jafri,H,S; Ramilo,O. 2005. Respiratory syncytial virus: Old challenges and new approaches.  PEDIATRIC ANNALS. Vol. 34, no. 1. (January): 62-?.
  • Chávez-Bueno,Susana; Mejías,Asunción; Gómez,Ana,M; Olsen,Kurt,D; Ríos,Ana,M; Fonseca-Aten,Mónica; Ramilo,Octavio; Jafri,Hasan,S. 2005. Respiratory syncytial virus-induced acute and chronic airway disease is independent of genetic background: an experimental murine model.  Virology journal. Vol. 2, no. January: 46-?.
  • Chavez-Bueno,Susana; Mejias,Asuncion; Gomez,Ana,M; Olsen,Kurt,D; Rios,Ana,M; Fonseca-Aten,Monica; Ramilo,Octavio; Jafri,Hasan,S. 2005. Respiratory syncytial virus-induced acute and chronic airway disease is independent of genetic background: An experimental murine model.  VIROLOGY JOURNAL. Vol. 2, no. January: e46.
  • Mejías,A; Chávez-Bueno,S; Ríos,A,María; Fonseca-Aten,M; Gómez,A,María; Jafri,H,S; Ramilo,O. 2004. [Asthma and respiratory syncytial virus. New opportunities for therapeutic intervention].  Anales de pediatría (Barcelona, Spain : 2003). Vol. 61, no. 3. (September): 252-260.
  • Rios,A,M; Mejias,A; Chavez-Bueno,S; Fonseca-Aten,M; Katz,K; Hatfield,J; Gomez,A,M; Jafri,H,S; McCracken,G,H; Ramilo,O; Hardy,R,D. 2004. Impact of cethromycin (ABT-773) therapy on microbiological, histologic, immunologic, and respiratory indices in a murine model of Mycoplasma pneumoniae lower respiratory infection.  ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY. Vol. 48, no. 8. (August): 2897-2904.
  • Saavedra-Lozano,J; McCoig,C,C; Cao,Y,Y; Vitetta,E,S; Ramilo,O. 2004. Zidovudine, lamivudine, and abacavir have different effects on resting cells infected with human immunodeficiency virus in vitro.  ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY. Vol. 48, no. 8. (August): 2825-2830.
  • Mejias,A; Cadvez-Bueno,S; Rios,A,M; Saavedra-Lozano,J; Aten,M,F; Hatfield,J; Kapur,P; Gomez,A,M; Jafri,H,S; Ramilo,O. 2004. Anti-respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) neutralizing antibody decreases lung inflammation, airway obstruction, and airway hyerresponsiveness in a murine RSV model.  ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY. Vol. 48, no. 5. (May): 1811-1822.
  • Mejías,Asunción; Chávez-Bueno,Susana; Ríos,Ana,María; Saavedra-Lozano,Jesús; Fonseca Aten,Mónica; Hatfield,Jeanine; Kapur,Payal; Gómez,Ana,María; Jafri,Hasan,S; Ramilo,Octavio. 2004. Anti-respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) neutralizing antibody decreases lung inflammation, airway obstruction, and airway hyperresponsiveness in a murine RSV model.  Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. Vol. 48, no. 5. (May): 1811-1822.
  • Saavedra-Lozano,J; Cao,Y; Callison,J; Sarode,R; Sodora,D; Edgar,J; Hatfield,J; PICKER,L; Peterson,D; Ramilo,O; Vitetta,E,S. 2004. An anti-CD45RO immunotoxin kills HIV-latently infected cells from individuals on HAART with little effect on CD8 memory.  PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Vol. 101, no. 8. (February): 2494-2499.
  • Mejias,A; Chavez-Bueno,S; Ramilo,O. 2004. Human metapneumovirus: a not so new virus.  PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL. Vol. 23, no. 1. (January): 1-7.
  • Hardy,R,D; Rios,A,M; Chavez-Bueno,S; Jafri,H,S; Hatfield,J; Rogers,B,B; McCracken,G,H; Ramilo,O. 2003. Antimicrobial and immunologic activities of clarithromycin in a murine model of Mycoplasma pneumoniae-induced pneumonia.  ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY. Vol. 47, no. 5. (May): 1614-1620.
  • Shalak,L,F; Laptook,A,R; Jafri,H,S; Ramilo,O; Perlman,J,M. 2002. Clinical chorioamnionitis, elevated cytokines, and brain injury in term infants.  PEDIATRICS. Vol. 110, no. 4. (October): 673-680.
  • Hardy,R,D; Jafri,H,S; OLSEN,K; Hatfield,J; Iglehart,J; Rogers,B,B; Patel,P; Cassell,G; McCracken,G,H; Ramilo,O. 2002. Mycoplasma pneumoniae induces chronic respiratory infection, airway hyperreactivity, and pulmonary inflammation: a murine model of infection-associated chronic reactive airway disease.  INFECTION AND IMMUNITY. Vol. 70, no. 2. (February): 649-654.
  • Hardy,R,D; Jafri,H,S; OLSEN,K; Wordemann,M; Hatfield,J; Rogers,B,B; Patel,P; Duffy,L; Cassell,G; McCracken,G,H; Ramilo,O. 2001. Elevated cytokine and chemokine levels and prolonged pulmonary airflow resistance in a murine Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia model: a microbiologic, histologic, immunologic, and respiratory plethysmographic profile.  INFECTION AND IMMUNITY. Vol. 69, no. 6. (June): 3869-3876.
  • Malley,R; Vernacchio,L; Devincenzo,J; Ramilo,O; Dennehy,P,H; Meissner,C; Gruber,W,C; Jafri,H,S; Sanchez,P,J; Macdonald,K; Montana,J,B; Thompson,C,M; Ambrosino,D,M. 2000. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to assess respiratory syncytial virus concentration and correlate results with inflammatory mediators in tracheal secretions.  PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL. Vol. 19, no. 1. (January): 1-7.
  • McCoig,C; Van Dyke,G; Chou,C,S; Picker,L,J; Ramilo,O; Vitetta,E,S. 1999. An anti-CD45RO immunotoxin eliminates T cells latently infected with HIV-1 in vitro.  PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Vol. 96, no. 20. (September): 11482-11485.
  • Tripp R, Mejias A, Ramilo O. Host Gene Expression and RSV Infection. In Challenges and Opportunities for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccines (CTMI).
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