Joan López

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Most surgical procedures in breast plastic surgery are either reconstructive procedures following oncologic interventions (tumorectomy, quadrantectomy, mastectomy ...) or aesthetic ones, both augmentation and reduction. With current techniques, the results of such procedures cannot be fully guaranteed. Usually, surgical planning is based on a photographic(More)
Restoration of degraded lands could be a way to reverse soil degradation and desertification in semiarid areas and mitigate greenhouse gases (GHG). Our objective was to evaluate the long-term effects of a single addition of organic refuse on soil physical properties and measure its carbon sequestration potential. In 1988, a set of five plots (87 m(2) each)(More)
The utility of tumour markers (TM) in the differential diagnosis of cancer in serous effusion (fluid effusion (FE)) has been the subject of controversy. The aim of this study was to prospectively validate our previous study and to assess whether the addition of adenosine deaminase (ADA), C-reactive protein (CRP) or percentage of polymorphonuclear cells(More)
Parallelization of the coupling between CFD models for airflow and building energy simulation with an object-oriented infrastructure" (2012). ABSTRACT Integrating CFD & HT models with the general building program raises the computational time of building simulations as these simulations are usually performed over a period of one year. Within this context,(More)
Wavelets and wavelet transforms (WT) could be a very useful tool to analyze electroencephalogram (EEG) signals. To illustrate the WT method we make use of a simple electric circuit model introduced by Niederhauser [1], which is used to produce EEG-like signals, particularly during an epileptic seizure. The original model is modified to resemble the 10-20(More)
The main objective of this paper is to present a numerical resolution of a suction muffler configuration by using an in-house object oriented CFD & HT code TermoFluids (Lehmkuhl et al. 2007), able to handle tridimensional geometries, unstructured meshes with intrinsic parallelization. This code has been adapted to be able to resolute 3D Navier-Stokes(More)
Buildings represent a major part of the world energy requirement. The simulation of combined heat, air and moisture (HAM) and pollutant transfer in this context is important to predict the indoor air quality (IAQ), along with the thermal comfort inside the buildings. Moreover, it is important to have appropriate levels of indoor humidity along with the room(More)
BACKGROUND Pleural effusions present a diagnostic challenge. Approximately 20% are associated with cancer and some 50% require invasive procedures to perform diagnosis. Determination of tumour markers may help to identify patients with malignant effusions. Two strategies are used to obtain high specificity in the differential diagnosis of malignant pleural(More)
7 8 Affiliations: 9 a. Abstract 28 29 When vision of the hand is unavailable, movements drift systematically away 30 from their targets. It is unclear, however, why this drift occurs. We investigated 31 whether drift is an active process, where people deliberately modify their 32 movements based on biased position estimates, causing the real hand to move 33(More)
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