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The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections


Editor-in-Chief: Julio A. Ramirez, University of Louisville
Managing Editor: Kimberley Buckner, University of Louisville

The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections is a peer-reviewed journal which is fully subsidized by the University of Louisville and the Robley Rex VA Medical Center Clinical Research Foundation. This allows us the unique opportunity to have a journal that does not require a fee for readers (open access) and  does not require payment on behalf of the authors. We strongly believe that submitting investigators should not be required to pay for processing articles that highlight their research.

The journal combines cutting-edge original research with state-of-the-art reviews dealing with all aspects of respiratory infections and therapeutic interventions.

The journal dissemination of research and education is greatly enhanced with a combination of text, audio, images, animation, video and interactive content.

The University of Louisville supports research to improve the medical treatment of people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Robley Rex VA Medical Center Clinical Research Foundation supports research to improve the medical treatment of our nation’s Veterans.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4 (2017)


Level of Recall Bias Regarding Pneumococcal Vaccination History among Adults Hospitalized with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Results from the University of Louisville Pneumonia Study
Sarah Van Heiden, Ruth Carrico, Timothy L. Wiemken, Ronika Alexander, John M. McLaughlin, Qin Jiang, Paula Peyrani, William A. Mattingly, Stephen P. Furmanek, Connor L. English, Senen Pena, Raul Isturiz, and Julio A. Ramirez


Lung Cytokines and Systemic Inflammation in Patients with COPD
Alessandra Morello Gearhart, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Paula Peyrani, Timothy L. Wiemken, Stephen P. Furmanek, Andrea Reyes-Vega, Umair Gauhar, Hiram Rivas-Perez, Jesse Roman, Julio A. Ramirez, and Rafael Fernandez-Botran


Distributing Data and Analysis Software Containers For Better Data Sharing in Clinical Research
William A. Mattingly PhD, Stephen Furmanek, Christopher M. Sinclair, and Timothy L. Wiemken PhD


Antimicrobial Stewardship in Hospitalized Patients with Respiratory Infections: Ten-Year Experience from the Robley Rex Louisville VA Medical Center
Leslie A. Beavin, Forest W. Arnold, Paula Peyrani, Anupama Raghuram, David Newman, Ronald Smith, Carmen Sciortino, Stephen P. Furmanek, Ruth M. Carrico, and Julio A. Ramirez


Rationale and Methods of the Study Protocol: Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotypes in Adults 18 Years and Older with Radiographically-Confirmed Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
Ronika Alexander; Paula Peyrani; Julio A. Ramirez; Wesley H. Self MD, MPH; Carlos Grijalva; Francis Counselman; Gregory A. Volturo; Heidi Kabler; Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner; Richard Wunderink; Robert L. Sherwin; Senen Pena; Thomas File; Timothy L. Wiemken; Sharon Gray; Michael Pride; Kimbal D. Ford; Qin Jiang; and Raul Isturiz


Most Common Statistical Methodologies in Recent Clinical Studies of Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Stephen Furmanek, Connor L. English, Thomas Chandler, and Timothy L. Wiemken PhD


Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen, Missing Opportunities of a Promising Point of Care Diagnostic Test
Magdelina Słomka, Ruby Gupta, Baltej Singh, Venkatesh Gondhi, Siddartha Bhandary, Ekezie Francis, and Jose Bordon