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This paper studies the role of endogenous producer entry and product creation for monetary policy analysis and business cycle dynamics in a general equilibrium model with imperfect price adjustment. Optimal monetary policy stabilizes producer prices, but lets the consumer price index vary to accommodate changes in the number of available products. The free(More)
Tamoxifen is a pro-drug widely used in breast cancer patients to prevent tumor recurrence. Prior work has revealed a role of cytochrome and sulfotransferase enzymes in tamoxifen metabolism. In this descriptive study, correlations were examined between concentrations of tamoxifen metabolites and genotypes for CYP2D6, CYP3A4, CYP3A5, SULT1A1, SULT1A2 and(More)
BACKGROUND Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) often have to be hospitalized because of acute exacerbation of their respiratory symptoms. Given the fact that improved peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak ) is positively associated with lung function and overall health in children with CF, this study examined the association between VO2peak and the need for(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the knowledge, attitudes and perspectives of the Filipino private physicians (PPs) on tuberculosis (TB) control issues in the Philippines and their implications for future governmental public health policies. DESIGN Cross-sectional telephone survey from June to October 2001. PARTICIPANTS In each of the 78 provinces of the(More)
Available online xxxx JEL classification: E32 E44 E58 Keywords: Macroprudential Monetary policy Welfare Financial stability Loan-to-value Kaldor–Hicks efficiency a b s t r a c t In this paper, we analyze the implications of macroprudential and monetary policies for business cycles, welfare, and financial stability. We consider a dynamic stochastic general(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to ascertain the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of patients with nosocomial or community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteremic pneumonia. METHODS A prospective study of 134 cases diagnosed between January 1990 and December 1995 was performed. RESULTS Fifty cases involved primary bacteremic pneumonias,(More)
Finding evidence of anisakidosis requires invasive methods. We have developed a serological assay based on the detection of an immunoglobulin E (IgE) specifically directed against Ani s 1 protein, a major parasite allergen of Anisakis simplex, which has shown a high level of accuracy in the diagnosis of anisakidosis. We used this tool to determine the(More)
Crosscountry variation in production costs encourages the relocation of production facilities to other countries, a process known as o¤shoring through vertical foreign direct investment. I examine the e¤ect of o¤shoring on the international transmission of business cycles. Unlike the existing macroeconomic literature, I distinguish between ‡uctuations in(More)