José Manuel Arroyo

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BACKGROUND The prevalence of mental disorders among prisoners has been researched in a few countries worldwide but never previously in Spain. AIM Our aim was to estimate the lifetime and last month prevalence of mental disorders in a Spanish prison population. METHODS This is a descriptive, cross-sectional, epidemiological study of 707 male prisoners.(More)
Advances in treatment of breast cancer have not avoided using mastectomy in all cases, and when this happens, we are dealing with a woman who is suffering from psychological problems. In order to study this issue we have carried out a research with the collaboration of The Andalusian Association of Women with Mastectomies (AMAMA) in Seville, which provided(More)
This paper addresses the allocation of defensive or hardening resources in an electric power grid to mitigate the vulnerability against multiple contingencies. This planning problem is characterized by a defender-attacker-defender model which is formulated as a trilevel programming problem. In the upper level, the system planner identifies the components to(More)
Liposuction, like all surgical procedures, is subject to complications and unfavorable results. Since it is a closed procedure and departs from the usual concept of surgery, its practice is, to a large extent, based on subjective intraoperative estimation. Therefore, it is liable to errors that might have serious local and systemic consequences. In an(More)
Market clearing in restructured power systems is mostly implemented through an offer-based setting with the goal of maximizing social welfare. This approach leads to sound results from an economic viewpoint when generation offers reflect true production costs. However, offers may significantly differ from actual costs in practice, thus yielding undesired(More)
To demonstrate that percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the Galdakao-modified supine Valdivia position can be safely and effectively reproduced by different surgeons. A multicentre retrospective cross-sectional case study on 317 patients was conducted. The centres enrolled were four hospitals from the Spanish National Health System and provided data for(More)
Structural reliability and decomposition techniques have recently proved to be appropriate tools for solving robust uncertain mixed-integer linear programs using ellipsoidal uncertainty sets. In fact, its computational performance makes this type of problem to be an alternative method in terms of tractability with respect to robust problems based on(More)
This paper describes the application of bilevel programming to a class of real-life problems in the field of electric power systems. Within the context of electricity markets, market-clearing procedures, i.e., auction models, are used by an independent entity to schedule generation offers and consumption bids as well as to determine market-clearing prices.(More)