Stéphane Guibaud

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International Portfolio Equilibrium and the Current Account* This paper analyses the determinants of international asset portfolios, using a neoclassical dynamic general equilibrium model with home bias in consumption. For plausible parameter values, the model explains the fact that typical investors hold most of their wealth in domestic assets (portfolio(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic value of three vaginal markers-insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1 (= IGFBP1), diamine-oxidase (= DAO) and pH-for diagnosis of the premature rupture of membranes. STUDY One hundred pregnant women participated in the study. They were divided into three groups: group A (34 cases with intact membranes), group B (35(More)
Non immune hydramnios and fetal ascite are demonstrated at 31 weeks gestation. There is no familial story. All etiologic investigations (repeated ultrasonographic examinations, amniocentesis) are negative. The delivered girl has a normal development. She presents a congenital ascite and edema. The diagnosis of sialidosis (mucolipidosis type I) is supported(More)
BACKGROUND To study the comparative diagnostic value in premature rupture of membranes (PRM) of three amniotic components: fetal fibronectin (fFN), alphafetoprotein (AFP), diamino-oxydase (DAO). METHODS 131 pregnant women took part in our prospective study. Three samples were obtained successively for each patient in a random order. Two clinical(More)
Transient neutrophil aggregation is reported in a case of infectious mononucleosis. The phenomenon was observed on a blood film patient just before splenic infarction and decreased after splenectomy. The aggregation was so important that differential blood count could not be done. A high serum level of circulating immune complexes was found, and fluorescent(More)
Amniotic fluid a1-antitrypsin values were determined by radial immunodiffusion of 317 samples obtained between the 10th and 43rd weeks of gestation in normal pregnant patients and those with complications. Serial determinations of a1-antitrypsin values revealed that in normal patients values decreased as pregnancy advanced while values increased as(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to establish complementary data of uteri exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero for transvaginal analysis and vascularity changes during the menstrual cycle. A total of 28 women with DES-exposed uteri were compared with 60 non-exposed women. Transvaginal ultrasound and colour Doppler imaging were performed on days(More)
Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is sometimes difficult to diagnose. This report proposes the use of alpha-feto-protein (AFP) values in vaginal secretions for diagnostic tests. Our investigation took place in two separate phases. The first phase validated the AFP test using an immuno-enzymatic assay method and determined a threshold value from a sample(More)
We propose a clientele-based theory of the optimal maturity structure of government debt. We assume a three-period economy in which clienteles correspond to generations of agents consuming in different periods. An optimal maturity structure exists even in the absence of distortionary taxes, and consists in the government replicating the actions of private(More)