Luis David Alvarez Corrales

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BACKGROUND There is a lack of consensus among orthopaedic surgeons in the assessment of fracture-healing. We conducted a systematic review of recent clinical studies of long-bone fracture care that were published in three major orthopaedic journals to identify current definitions of fracture-healing. METHODS MEDLINE and the computerized databases for The(More)
Although there are numerous methods for defining fracture-healing in clinical studies, no consensus exists regarding the most valid and reliable manner for assessing union or for determining which outcomes are most important. This article summarizes and describes methods for the clinical assessment of fracture-healing and reports results from a systematic(More)
Flexible intramedullary nails are commonly used for the treatment of diaphyseal femur fractures in children. Although, their removal after fracture healing is advocated by some, there are no definitive studies to support the routine removal of these implants. The purpose of this study is to determine the natural history of children with diaphyseal fractures(More)
The problem of base station cooperation has recently been set within the framework of Stochastic Geometry. Existing works consider that a user dynamically chooses the set of stations that cooperate for his/her service. However, this assumption often does not hold. Cooperation groups could be predefined and static, with nodes connected by fixed(More)
Cooperation in cellular networks has been recently suggested as a promising scheme to improve system performance. In this work, clusters are formed based on the Mutually Nearest Neighbour relation, which defines which stations cooperate in pair and which do not. When node positions follow a Poisson Point Process (PPP) the performance of the original(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of venous serum bicarbonate as an endpoint of resuscitation and guide to timing of femoral nailing in multi-system trauma patients. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Academic Level 1 Trauma Centre. PATIENTS Seventy-two consecutive adult multi-system trauma patients (Injury Severity Score≥15) with femoral shaft(More)
Base station cooperation is a promising scheme to improve network performance for next generation cellular networks. Up to this point research has focused on station grouping criteria based solely on geographic proximity. However, for the cooperation to be meaningful, each station participating in a group should have sufficient available resources to share(More)
Cooperation in cellular networks is a promising scheme to improve system performance. Existing works consider that a user dynamically chooses the stations that cooperate for his/her service, but such assumption often has practical limitations. Instead, cooperation groups can be predefined and static, with nodes linked by fixed infrastructure. To analyze(More)
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