Jordi Selga

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INTRODUCTION Hip fractures are a leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide, and the number of hip fractures is expected to rise to over 6 million per year by 2050. The optimal approach for the surgical management of displaced femoral neck fractures remains unknown. Current evidence suggests the use of arthroplasty; however, there is lack of(More)
This paper is focused on the automated and unattended optimization of a type of planar wideband bandpass filters by means of aggressive space mapping (ASM). The considered filters are microstrip filters implemented through a combination of shunt connected stepped impedance resonators (SIRs) and grounded stubs coupled through admittance inverters. The most(More)
This paper is focused on the synthesis of artificial transmission lines based on complementary split ring resonators (CSRRs). The considered structures are microstrip lines with CSRRs etched in the ground plane and microstrip lines loaded with both CSRRs and series capacitive gaps. An aggressive space mapping (ASM) optimization algorithm, able to(More)
This article is focused on the practical implementation of a software tool for the synthesis of planar microwave circuits based on aggressive space mapping (ASM), which makes use of commercially available software packages as the core program (MATLAB V R) and as the electromagnetic (EM) fine model simulation space (Agilent Momentum V R). All technical(More)
The automated and unattended design of balanced microstrip wideband bandpass filters by means of aggressive space mapping (ASM) optimization is reported in this paper. The proposed filters are based on multisection mirrored stepped impedance resonators (SIRs) coupled through quarter-wavelength transmission lines, acting as admittance inverters. Such(More)
This work is devoted to the analysis/study of slow-wave artificial transmission lines implemented by means of reactively-loaded electromagnetic bandgaps (EBGs). Various types of lines (microstrip, CPW) are considered, and both inductive and capacitive loading are studied. The design equations of these lines are used and applied to the design of various(More)
Osteoporosis remains a chronic and common disease associated with high medical costs. Pharmacological therapy has shown to be a good strategy to significantly reduce fracture risk. While literary evidence for bone protection in the short and medium term is strongly in it’s favor, there are concerns about long-term treatment with antiresorptive drugs.(More)
This paper is focused on the synthesis of capacitively loaded coupled lines for the design of bandpass filters with compact size and spurious suppression. The filters consist of cascaded pairs of coupled lines periodically loaded with patch capacitors. The loading capacitances provide a slow-wave effect to the coupled lines useful for filter(More)
Foot compartment syndrome is a serious potential complication of foot crush injury, fractures, surgery, and vascular injury. An acute compartment syndrome isolated to the medial compartment of the foot after suffering an ankle sprain is a rare complication. We report the case of a 31-year-old man who developed a medial foot compartment syndrome after(More)
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