J. Logan Olson

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We would like to acknowledge the invaluable assistance provided by Ludovico Carraro in analyzing the data sets from the country case studies reviewed in this paper, and in documenting the programs included in the appendix. We are grateful to Martin Ravallion for discussions on the relationship between money metric utility and welfare ratios. For their(More)
The Sod2 gene for Mn–superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), an intramitochondrial free radical scavenging enzyme that is the first line of defense against superoxide produced as a byproduct of oxidative phosphorylation, was inactivated by homologous recombination. Homozygous mutant mice die within the first 10 days of life with a dilated cardiomyopathy, accumulation(More)
Micropuncture studies were performed in three groups of male Munich-Wistar rats 1 wk after surgery: group I, eight control rats that underwent laparotomy and were fed a normal diet; group II, nine rats that underwent right nephrectomy and segmental infarction of five-sixths of the left kidney and were fed a normal diet; and group III, seven rats that(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship of left ventricular (LV) mass and geometry measured with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to incident cardiovascular events in the MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) study. BACKGROUND MRI is highly accurate for evaluation of heart size and structure and has not(More)
CONTEXT People older than 65 years are the fastest-growing segment of the population and account for the majority of cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity, mortality, and health care expenditures. Additionally, the influence of dietary habits on risk may be less pronounced in elderly persons, when atherosclerosis is more advanced. However, few data address(More)
To better understand the contributions of various genetic backgrounds to complex quantitative phenotypes, we have measured several quantitative traits of cardiovascular interest [i.e., systolic blood pressure, weight (corrected by body weight) of several cardiac compartments and adrenals and kidneys, and histological correlates for kidneys and adrenals] in(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and failure are problems of increasing importance. Regardless of the primary etiology, CKD is characterized by tubular atrophy, interstitial fibrosis, and glomerulosclerosis. It has been assumed that diminished matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity is responsible for the accumulation of the extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins(More)
We present two case reports of renal polyomavirus infection leading to renal allograft dysfunction, review the literature of this entity, and discuss the role of specific immunosupressives. Histologically, the virus caused an interstitial infiltrate composed of plasma cells and lymphocytes, interstitial fibrosis, and tubular atrophy. Viral inclusions were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether inheritance of Fcgamma receptor (FcgammaR) alleles conferring lower affinity for IgG binding increases the risk of developing lupus nephritis. METHODS We compared the frequency of low-affinity alleles of two FcgammaR polymorphisms (FcgammaRIIA and FcgammaRIIIA) among 235 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and(More)