Dr Catalin Tufanaru

Dr Catalin Tufanaru
 Position Research Fellow
 Org Unit Joanna Briggs Institute
 Email catalin.tufanaru@adelaide.edu.au
 Location Floor/Room 3 ,  WCH - Norwich Centre ,   Womens & Childrens Hospital
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Catalin Tufanaru, M.D., MPH, MClinSci (EBHC), PhD, is Research Associate at Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), Faculty of Health Sciences, at University of Adelaide. Catalin has previously worked as General Practitioner, Public Health Specialist and Researcher. He has been widely involved with multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary working in the fields of evidence-based healthcare, health policy analysis, clinical practice guidelines development, health promotion and social marketing.

    Catalin is the first author of a book on conducting systematic reviews of economic evidence (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2011), first author of a book on statistics for systematic reviews (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012), author of a book on health policy analysis (Transilvania University Press, 2009), co-author of a book on organizational marketing and social marketing (Iuliu Hatieganu Medical University Press, 2007), and one of the co-authors of the European Union Network of Health Technology Assessment EUnetHTA Handbook on HTA Capacity Building (EUnetHTA, Barcelona, 2008).

    In the last three years Catalin was involved in extensive methodological research regarding the influences of Husserlian phenomenology in qualitative health research and the philosophical foundations of the JBI meta-synthesis by meta-aggregation (the influences of the philosophical ideas from American pragmatism and Husserlian phenomenology).

    He is Associate Investigator at NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE).

    Catalin is a Research Affiliate at The Critical and Ethical Mental Health (CEMH) research group, the Robinson Research Institute, the University of Adelaide.

    He is the scientific administrator of the Mental Health Node and General Medicine Node of the JBI Connect collection of point of care evidence for practice.

    In the last five years Catalin peer reviewed more than 150 systematic review protocols and systematic review reports.

    Catalin is an accredited JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review (CSR) trainer with more than five years CSR teaching experience.

    He is an accredited JBI Clinical Fellowship trainer.

    Catalin is involved in the new initiative Restoring invisible and abandoned trials (RIAT initiative). The report of the RIAT re-examination of Study 329 is available as open access full text article from BMJ. See here the details about RIAT 329 team and the history of Study 329.

    External Profiles:

  • Qualifications

    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Medicine (Evidence-Based Healthcare), The University of Adelaide, Australia
    • Master of Clinical Science (MClinSci), Evidence-Based Healthcare, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    • Master of Management of Public Health and of Health Services (MPH), Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
    • Specialist Physician, Public Health and Healthcare Management, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
    • Medical Doctor (MD), Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

     

  • Teaching Interests

    Teaching Interests

    • Evidence-based medicine/practice/healthcare
    • Statistics for evidence-based healthcare (Frequentist statistics; Likelihood statistics; Bayesian statistics)
    • Systematic reviews of quantitative evidence (effectiveness) & Meta-Analysis
    • Systematic reviews of qualitative evidence & Meta-Synthesis

    Recent Seminars/Presentations

    • A principled and pragmatic critique of the use of confidence intervals and post hoc power analyses in systematic reviews (Poster Presentation, Global Evidence Summit GES, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017)
    • Confidence in qualitative synthesised findings: A principled and pragmatic critique of ConQual and GRADE-CERQual (Oral Presentation, Co-author Micah Peters, Global Evidence Summit GES, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017)
    • Network Meta-Analysis: Theoretical Aspects & Real Data Published Examples (Graduate Research Seminar, The Joanna Briggs Institute, HDR Higher Degree by Research Program, HDR Research School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, August 2017)
    • Presenting and Interpreting the Results of Systematic Reviews of Quantitative Evidence (Graduate Research Seminar, Joint Presentation with Associate Professor Ed Aromataris, The Joanna Briggs Institute, HDR Higher Degree by Research Program, HDR Research School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, August 2017)
    • Conclusions versus Decisions in Quantitative Research (HSRAANZ Webinar Series, Health Services Research Association of Australia & New Zealand, June 2017)
    • Beyond hypothesis and significance testing in health research (Graduate Seminar, Transdisciplinary Measurement and Evaluation Research Group, University of Adelaide, Australia, May 2017)
    • Statistical Misconceptions in Evidence-based Medicine (Aged and Extended Care Services Research Seminar, Basil Hetzel Institute, Adelaide, Australia, April 2017)
    • The Likelihood Statistical Approach & Bayesian Statistical Approach (Graduate Research Seminar, The Joanna Briggs Institute, HDR Higher Degree by Research Program, HDR Research School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, August 2016)
    • Statistics and Evidence-Based Health Care: The role of statistics, issues, solutions? (The Joanna Briggs Institute, Graduate Research Seminar, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, May 2016) 
    • Statistical, Practical and Clinical Significance (Graduate Research Seminar, The Critical & Ethical Mental Health Group, Robinson Research Institute, The University of Adelaide, Australia, March 2016)
  • Research Interests

    • Effectiveness and harms in Mental Health and General Medicine
    • Husserlian Phenomenology
    • American Pragmatism
    • Research synthesis methods related to meta-analysis
    • Research synthesis of qualitative evidence including Meta-Synthesis/Meta-aggregation

  • Research Funding

    RECENT RESEARCH GRANTS/COMMISSIONED PROJECTS:

    • Systematic Reviewer and Co-Author of the Systematic Review Report for World Health Organisation (WHO) on Magnitude and Scope of Disability Related to Non-Communicable Diseases (A systematic review)
    • Systematic Reviewer and Co-Author of the Systematic Review Report for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) project on Continuing Professional Development to maintain competency and achieve improvements in practice (A systematic review)
    • Peer review of systematic review protocols and systematic review reports and methodological support/guidance for the provision of systematic reviews to inform policy and practice for the Global Development Network/3ie Impact evaluation project
    • Systematic Reviewer and Author of the Policy Brief for South Australia (SA) Health project on Automation of medication management systems in the hospital setting (A rapid review and Policy Brief)
    • Systematic Reviewer and Co-Author of the Systematic Review Report for the 2011 Queensland Health/ClinEdQ project on Clinical Education and Training for Allied Health Assistants in Queensland (A systematic Review)

     

  • Publications

    Recent Publications

    • Fernandez R, Tufanaru C. Understanding propensity scores. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2017 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Tufanaru C. The "iceberg" of reporting clinical trials. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Oct; 15(10):2419-2420.
    • Umapathysivam K, Tufanaru C, Visvanathan R, Yu S. Anthropometric prediction equations for estimating body mass composition: a scoping review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Oct; 15(10):2427-2432. 
    • Gibson O, Reilly R, Harfield S, Tufanaru C, Ward J. Web-based therapeutic interventions for assessing, managing and treating health conditions in Indigenous people: a scoping review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Oct; 15(10):2487-2494.
    • Tufanaru C, Munn Z, Aromataris E, Campbell J, Hopp L. Chapter 3: Systematic reviews of effectiveness. In: Aromataris E, Munn Z (Editors). Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewer's Manual. The Joanna Briggs Institute, 2017.
    • Moola S, Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E, Sears K, Sfetcu R, et al. Chapter 7: Systematic reviews of etiology and risk. In: Aromataris E, Munn Z (Editors). Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewer's Manual. The Joanna Briggs Institute, 2017.
    • Munn Z, Moola S, Lisy K, Riitano D, Tufanaru C. Chapter 5: Systematic reviews of prevalence and incidence. In: Aromataris E, Munn Z (Editors). Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewer's Manual. The Joanna Briggs Institute, 2017. 
    • Clay FJ, Perry LA, Hicks AJ, Batty R, Tufanaru C, Jayaram M, Ponsford J, Hopwood M. Safety and effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for depression in adults who have sustained a traumatic brain injury: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Sep; 15(9):2270-2286. 
    • De Silva T, Ahip S, Theou O, Tufanaru C, Visvanathan R, Umapathysivam K. Frailty in nursing home residents: a scoping review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Aug; 15(8):2040-2046.
    • Tufanaru C. Demystifying intention-to-treat analyses. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Apr; 15(4):853-854. 
    • Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Lockwood C, Stern CJ. Rinse-free hand wash for reducing absenteeism among school- and preschool aged children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD012566. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012566. 
    • Canuto K, Aromataris E, Lockwood C, Tufanaru C, Brown A. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases: a scoping review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Jan; 15(1):10-14.
    • Tufanaru C. Surrogate outcomes. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2016 Nov; 14(11):1-2. 
    • Lisy K, Aromataris E, Moola S, Tufanaru C, Lockwood C. Magnitude and scope of non-communicable disease-related disability: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2016 Oct;14(10):112-133.
    • Le Noury J, Nardo JM, Healy D, Jureidini J, Raven M, Tufanaru C, Abi-Jaoude E. Study 329 continuation phase: Safety and efficacy of paroxetine and imipramine in extended treatment of adolescent major depression. Int J Risk Saf Med. 2016 Sep 17;28(3):143-61. 
    • Tufanaru C. Confidence in confidence intervals. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2016 May; 14(5): 1-2.
    • Tufanaru C. What's in a name: 'significant' results? JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2016 Jan 15;13(12):1-3.
    • Le Noury J, Nardo JM, Healy D, Jureidini J, Raven M, Tufanaru C, Abi-Jaoude E. Restoring Study 329: efficacy and harms of paroxetine and imipramine in treatment of major depression in adolescence. BMJ. 2015 Sep 16;351:h4320. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h4320.
    • Tufanaru C, Munn Z, Stephenson M, Aromataris E. Fixed or random effects meta-analysis? Common methodological issues in systematic reviews of effectiveness. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2015 Sep;13(3):196-207.
    • Munn Z, Moola S, Lisy K, Riitano D, Tufanaru C. Methodological guidance for systematic reviews of observational epidemiological studies reporting prevalence and cumulative incidence data. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2015 Sep;13(3):147-53.
    • Moola S, Munn Z, Sears K, Sfetcu R, Currie M, Lisy K, Tufanaru C, Qureshi R, Mattis P, Mu P. Conducting systematic reviews of association (etiology): The Joanna Briggs Institute's approach. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2015 Sep;13(3):163-9.
    • Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E. JBI's Systematic Reviews: Data Extraction and Synthesis. American Journal of Nursing. July 2014; 114 (7): 49-54.
    • Cheng HM, Sung SH, Chuang SY, Pearson A, Tufanaru C, White S, Yu WC, Chen CH. Diagnostic performance of a stand-alone central blood pressure monitor: application of central blood pressure in the diagnosis of high blood pressure. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Mar;27(3):382-91.
    • Tufanaru C, Jureidini J. Antidepressant Medication and Spontaneous Abortion: "No Significant Association"? Clinically Significant Association! JAMA Psychiatry. 2013; 70(12):1373-1374. 
    • Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E. Recognition of the health assistant as a delegated clinical role and their inclusion in models of care: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence. Int J Evid Based Healthc 2013; 11: 3-19.
    • Tufanaru C, Huang WJ, Tsay S-F, Chou S-S. Statistics for Systematic Review Authors. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.
    • Cheng H-M, Lang D, Tufanaru C, Pearson A. Measurement accuracy of non-invasively obtained central blood pressure by applanation tonometry: A systematic review and meta-analysis, 2013;167(5):1867-76.
    • Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E and Pearson A (2011). Clinical Education and Training for Health Assistants: A systematic review to support an external evaluation of clinical education and training for allied health assistants. Clinical Education and Training Queensland (ClinEdQ), Queensland Health, Brisbane, Australia.
    • Tufanaru C, Whan-Shin Tan. Synthesizing Economic Evidence. Philadelphia, USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.

    Evidence Summaries (Evidence-based summaries)
    (published in JBI Connect; available as JBI resources at Wolters Kluwer LWW OVID)

    Evidence summaries published in 2017
    1) Caregivers of Persons with Dementia: Interventions
    2) Hyperuricemia and Gout: Coffee Consumption
    3) Acute Gout: Topical Ice Application
    4) Acute Gout: Colchicine
    5) Acute Gout: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
    6) Acute Gout: Systemic Corticosteroids
    7) Gout: Risk Factors (Alcohol Consumption)
    8) Gout: Risk Factors (Medications)
    9) Hyperuricemia and Gout: Purine-Rich Food
    10) Hyperuricemia and Gout: Vitamin C
    11) Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) Syndrome
    12) Gout: Allopurinol
    13) Allopurinol Hypersensitivity Syndrome
    14) Gout: Conventional Radiography
    15) Gout: Ultrasonography
    16) Mental Health Care Planning
    17) Otitis Media with Effusion (Children): Diagnosis and Management
    18) Severe and Extreme Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Management
    19) Older People with Enduring Mental Illness and Complex Needs: Management
    20) Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Reduction of Restrictive Practices (Workforce Competency Development for Older Persons Services)
    21) Severe Enduring Mental Illness: Reduction of Restrictive Practices (Workforce Competency Development for Older Persons Services)

    Evidence summaries published in 2016
    1) Mental Health: Intramuscular Injections (Ventrogluteal Site)
    2) Acute Chest Pain (Emergency Department): Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography (Administration of Beta-Blockers)
    3) Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Management
    4) Depression (Adolescents): Duloxetine
    5) Violence and Aggression in Mental Healthcare Settings: Alarm Systems
    6) Bipolar Disorder (Mania): Medication: Antipsychotics (Adults)
    7) Bipolar Disorder (Mania): Psychoeducation (Adults)
    8) Bipolar Disorder (Mania): Social Rhythm Interventions (Adults)
    9) Schizophrenia (Adults): Assertive Community Treatment
    10) Alcohol Withdrawal: Pharmacotherapy (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate, Effectiveness)
    11) Chronic Rhinosinusitis (Adults): Diagnosis (Clinical and Imaging)
    12) Discharge Against Medical Advice: Procedures
    13) Alcohol Use Disorders: Emergency Department
    14) Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Non Pharmacological Management
    15) Medical Imaging: Reducing Anxiety and Claustrophobia
    16) Depressive Symptoms: Music Listening
    17) Schizophrenia (Adults): Soteria Paradigm
    18) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Oxytocin
    19) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Children): Sensory Processing Interventions (Sensory Based Interventions)
    20) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Children): Sensory Processing Interventions (Sensory Integration Therapy)
    21) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Dogs (Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs)
    22) Multidisciplinary Rounds: Intensive Care Units (Procedures, Facilitators and Barriers, Family Presence on Rounds)
    23) Dentures Care: Procedures (Conscious Adults)

    Evidence summaries published in 2015
    1) Falls in Inpatient Mental Health Setting: Risk Factors
    2) Falls in Inpatient Mental Health Settings: Screening and Risk Assessment Tools
    3) Falls in Inpatient Mental Health Settings: Prevention Strategies
    4) Peripheral Venous Cannulas Insertion: Warming Devices (Benefits and Harms)
    5) Mental Health Nursing Care: Emergency Department Units
    6) Mental Health Nursing Care: Locked Acute Psychiatric Units (Visitors' Perspectives)
    7) Mental Health Nursing Care: Locked Acute Psychiatric Units (Nurses' Perspectives)
    8) Mental Health Nursing Care: Locked Acute Psychiatric Units (Patients' Perspectives)
    9) Stand-Alone Psychiatric Emergency Service (Hospital Settings)
    10) Conflict Resolution in Healthcare Settings: Staff Conflicts
    11) Consultation-Liaison Emergency Psychiatric Services (Emergency Department)
    12) Stand-Alone Short Stay Psychiatric Units
    13) Depression: Ginkgo Biloba
    14) Depression: Nicotine
    15) Depression: Sugar Avoidance
    16) Depression: Cannabis (Synthetic 9-THC)
    17) Depression: Selenium
    18) Depression: Laughter Therapy, Humor Therapy and Laughter Yoga
    19) Depression: Chromium
    20) Depression (Adults): Psychoeducation (Patient)
    21) Depression (Adults): Tryptophan
    22) Depression (Adults): Yoga
    23) Depression: Color Therapy
    24) Depression: Massage Therapy
    25) Depression: Multivitamins
    26) Depression (Adults): Psychostimulants
    27) Depression (Adults): Acupuncture
    28) Depression (Adults): Zinc Supplementation
    29) Depression: Music Therapy
    30) Depression: Curcumin (Turmeric)
    31) Depression: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
    32) Depression: Lecithin
    33) Depression: Carnitine
    34) Depression: Borage (Echium amoenum)
    35) Depression: Painkillers (Celecoxib)
    36) Depression: Kava (Piper Methysticum)
    37) Depression: Curcumin (Turmeric)
    38) Depression: Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus)
    39) Depression: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
    40) Depression: Chamomile Tea
    41) Depression: Mediterranean Diet
    42) Depression: Maca (Lepidium Meyenii)
    43) Depression: Art Therapy
    44) Depression: Pumpkin Seeds
    45) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Citalopram
    46) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Escitalopram
    47) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Fluoxetine
    48) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Sertraline
    49) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Paroxetine
    50) Radiographer Commenting
    51) Depression: Aromatherapy (Inhalation)
    52) Depression: Reiki
    53) Depression: Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
    54) Depression: Schisandra
    55) Depression: Spices (Ginger; Cardamom; Nutmeg)
    56) Depression (Adults): Inositol
    57) Depression: Bibliotherapy
    58) Depression (Adults): Folate
    59) Depression (Adults): Vitamin D Supplementation
    60) Depression (Non-Seasonal): Light Therapy
    61) Depression: Rhodiola Rosea
    62) Depression: Dehydroepiandrosterone
    63) Depression: Magnesium
    64) Depression: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    65) Depression: Phenylalanine
    66) Depression: Vitamin B6
    67) Depression (Adults and Older Adults): Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
    68) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
    69) Perinatal and Postnatal Depression: Progestins
    70) Peri-Menopause and Post-Menopause Depression: Progestins
    71) Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Progestins and Estrogens
    72) Acute Mental Health Care: Physical Restraint (Effectiveness and Use)
    73) Acute Mental Health Care: Physical Restraint (Patients' Perspectives and Experiences)
    74) Acute Mental Health Care: Physical Restraint (Staff Perspectives and Experiences)
    75) Depression: Glutamine Supplementation
    76) Depression: Ginseng
    77) Depression: Iron
    78) Depression: Caffeine Avoidance
    79) Depression (Adults): Androgens (Testosterone)
    80) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
    81) Depression (Adults and Older Adults): Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
    82) Depression: Interpersonal Therapy
    83) Depression: Hypnotherapy
    84) Acute Mental Disorders: Caffeine
    85) Depression: Narrative Therapy
    86) Depression: Agomelatine
    87) Depression: Tyrosine
    88) Depression: Melatonin
    89) Depression: Spirituality (Religion) Based Interventions
    90) Depression: Social Skills Training
    91) Depression: Relaxation Training
    92) Depression: Schema Therapy
    93) Depression: Compassion Focused Therapy
    94) Depression: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    95) Peri-Menopausal Depression: Estrogen
    96) Depression: Animal Facilitated Therapy
    97) Depression: Thyrotropin
    98) Depression: Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone
    99) Depression: Thyroxine
    100) Depression: Vitamin B12
    101) Depression: Negative Air Ionization
    102) Depression: Marital (Couples) Therapy
    103) Post-Natal Depression: Estrogen
    104) Depression: Lemon Balm
    105) Depression: Vervain
    106) Depression: Sleep Deprivation
    107) Seasonal Depression: Light Therapy
    108) End Stage Kidney Disease: Home Support for Informal Caregivers
    109) Depression: Biofeedback
    110) Depression: Peer Support
    111) Depression: Mentalization Therapy
    112) Depression: Experiential Therapy
    113) Depression: Emotional Freedom Technique
    114) Depression: Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    115) Depression: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
    116) Depression: Probiotics
    117) Depression: Vagus Nerve Stimulation
    118) Depression: Cognitive Bias Modification

    Evidence Summaries published in 2014
    1) Mental Health Care (Pediatric): Solution Focused Brief Therapy
    2) Mental Health Care (Adults): Solution Focused Brief Therapy
    3) Depression: Tyrosine
    4) Depression: Narrative Therapy
    5) Depression: Negative Air Ionization
    6) Depression: Spirituality (Religion) Based Interventions
    7) Depression: Rhodiola Rosea
    8) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Children): Sensory Processing Interventions (Sensory Integration Therapy)
    9) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Children): Sensory Processing Interventions (Sensory Based Interventions)
    10) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Oxytocin
    11) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Opioid Antagonists (Naltrexone)
    12) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Dogs (Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs)
    13) Depression: Animal Facilitated Therapy
    14) Depression: Melatonin
    15) Depression: Agomelatine
    16) Depression: Phenylalanine
    17) Depression: Vitamin B6
    18) Depression: Vitamin B12
    19) Depression: Dehydroepiandrosterone
    20) Depression: Magnesium
    21) Depression: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    22) Typical Antipsychotic Medication: Intramuscular Injections (Deltoid Muscle)
    23) Depression: Marital (Couples) Therapy
    24) Depression: Sleep Deprivation
    25) Seasonal Depression: Light Therapy
    26) Depression (Adults): Psychoanalysis
    27) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Acupuncture
    28) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Zinc Supplementation
    29) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Magnesium Supplementation
    30) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Parent Training
    31) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Meditation
    32) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Social Skills Training
    33) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Yoga
    34) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Family Therapy
    35) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Children): Tricyclic Antidepressants
    36) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Music Therapy
    37) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Children): Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
    38) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Acupuncture
    39) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet
    40) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    41) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Adults): Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
    42) Alcohol Dependence: Treatment (Gabapentin)
    43) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Older Adults): Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
    44) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Children): Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
    45) Patient Controlled Analgesia: Pediatric Patients (Dosage, Indications, Contraindications, Adverse Effects, Monitoring, Addiction and Tolerance)
    46) Patient Controlled Analgesia: Pediatric Patients (Patient Controlled Analgesia by Proxy)
    47) Patient Controlled Analgesia: Pediatric Patients (Benefits, Devices, Route of Administration, Age, Drugs)
    48) Depression (Non-seasonal): Light Therapy
    49) Mental Status Examination (Adults): Nursing
    50) Mental Health: Patient Safety (Wristband Identification)
    51) Depression: Massage Therapy
    52) Depression: Homeopathy
    53) Depression (Adults): Psychostimulants
    54) Depression: Bibliotherapy
    55) Depression: Music Therapy
    56) Depression (Adults): Zinc Supplementation
    57) Depression (Adults): St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
    58) Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Treatment (Antidepressants)
    59) Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Treatment (Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists)
    60) Schizophrenia in Adults: Psychoeducation
    61) Depression (Adults): Psychoeducation (Patient)
    62) Depression (Adults): Acupuncture
    63) Depression (Adults): Yoga
    64) Depression (Adults): Tryptophan
    65) Depression (Adults): Folate
    66) Depression (Adults): Inositol
    67) Depression (Adults): Vitamin D Supplementation
    68) Indwelling Urinary Catheterization (Pediatrics): Peri-Urethral Cleaning
    69) Medication Errors: Manual Independent Double Checking (Procedures)
    70) Intensive Care Unit Insulin Infusion: Blood Glucose Monitoring (Adults)
    71) Mental Health Care: Clinical Nursing Handover
    72) Depression: Thyroxine
    73) Depression: Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone
    74) Depression: Thyrotropin
    75) Peri-Menopausal Depression: Estrogen
    76) Post-Natal Depression: Estrogen

    Evidence Summaries published in 2013
    1. Drug Addiction: Treatment (Principles)
    2. Depression (Children and Adolescents): Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    3. Depression (Adults): Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (GCBT)
    4. Depression (Children and Adolescents): Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT)
    5. Depression (Adults): Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT)
    6. Depression (Adults): Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    7. Emergency Equipment and Supplies: Checking and Maintaining Inventory
    8. Hand Hygiene
    9. Depression (Adults): Behavioral Interventions
    10. Depression (Adults): Positive Psychology Interventions (PPIs)
    11. Depression (Adults): Non-directive supportive therapy (NDST)
    12. Schizophrenia (Adults): Non-Pharmacological Interventions (Yoga)
    13. Schizophrenia (Adults): Soteria paradigm
    14. Schizophrenia (Adults): Mindfulness Interventions
    15. Schizophrenia (Adults): Hypnotherapy
    16. Schizophrenia (Adults): Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    17. Schizophrenia (Adults): Drama Therapy
    18. Schizophrenia (Adults): Art Therapy
    19. Schizophrenia (Adults): Acupuncture
    20. Schizophrenia (Adults): Music Therapy
    21. Schizophrenia (Adults): Morita Therapy
    22. Depression (Adults): S-Adenosyl methionine (SAMe)
    23. Depression (Adults): Benzodiazepines
    24. Depression (Adults): Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    25. Depression (Adults): Psychodynamic Therapies
    26. Depression (Adults): Problem-solving Therapy (PST)
    27. Depression (Adults): Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    28. Depression (Adults): Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Milnacipran)
    29. Depression (Adults): Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Duloxetine)
    30. Depression (Adults): Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Venlafaxine)
    31. Depression (Older Adults): Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    32. Depression (Older Adults): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    33. Antidepressants (Older Adults): Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
    34. Depression (Children and Adolescents): Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
    35. Antidepressants (Adults): Tricyclic Antidepressants (Amitriptyline)
    36. Antidepressants (Adults): Tricyclic Antidepressants (Side Effects of Amitriptyline)
    37. Schizophrenia (Adults): Personal Hygiene Interventions
    38. Schizophrenia (Adults): Assertive Community Treatment
    39. Schizophrenia (Adults): Cognitive Remediation
    40. Schizophrenia (Adults): Supported Employment
    41. Schizophrenia (Adults): Life Skills Training (other than social skills)
    42. Schizophrenia (Adults): Social Skills Training
    43. Schizophrenia (Adults): Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Effectiveness)
    44. Alcohol Use Disorders: Psychosocial Interventions (Alcoholics Anonymous; Effectiveness)
    45. Alcohol Use Disorders: Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) Therapy (Effectiveness)
    46. Alcohol Dependence: Acupuncture (Effectiveness)
    47. Alcohol Dependence: Pharmacotherapy (Acamprosate; Effectiveness)
    48. Alcohol Dependence: Pharmacotherapy (Disulfiram; Effectiveness)
    49. Alcohol Dependence: Pharmacotherapy (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate; Effectiveness)
    50. Alcohol Dependence: Pharmacotherapy (Naltrexone; Effectiveness)
    51. Alcohol Dependence: Pharmacotherapy (Ondansetron; Effectiveness)
    52. Alcohol Withdrawal: Pharmacotherapy (Anticonvulsants; Effectiveness)
    53. Alcohol Withdrawal: Pharmacotherapy (Baclofen; Effectiveness)
    54. Alcohol Withdrawal: Pharmacotherapy (Benzodiazepines; Effectiveness)
    55. Alcohol Withdrawal: Pharmacotherapy (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate; Effectiveness)
    56. Dementia: Music Therapy
    57. Dementia: Wandering
    58. Schizophrenia: Psychosocial Interventions (Self-Management Education)
    59. Schizophrenia: Psychosocial Interventions (Social Cognitive Training)'
    60. Suicide (Risk): Parental Suicide
    61. Mental Health (Risks): Induced Abortion
    62. Mental Health: Telepsychiatry (Diagnostic Assessment conducted via videoconference)
    63. Mental Health: Telepsychiatry (Effectiveness)
    64. Elder Abuse (Community-dwelling Elders): Mental Health Risk Factors
    65. Mental Disorders (Adults): Domestic Violence (Risk)
    66. Perinatal Mental Health: Screening Instruments (Multidimensional)
    67. Metronidazole (Adults; Inpatients; Medical; Surgical): Route of Administration (Intravenous; Oral)
    68. Domestic Elder Abuse (Persons with Mental Health Problems): Clinical Management: Confidentiality, Consent, Information Sharing, Consultation and Supervision (Nurses; Rural and Remote Areas)
    69. Domestic Elder Abuse (Persons with Mental Health Problems): Clinical Management: Documentation, Reporting, and Referral (Nurses; Rural and Remote Areas)
    70. Domestic Elder Abuse (Persons with Mental Health Problems): Clinical Management: Planning, Interventions and Follow-up (Nurses; Rural and Remote Areas)
    71. Domestic Elder Abuse (Persons With Mental Health Problems): Clinical Management: Competency of the Elderly and Safety Issues (Nurses; Rural and Remote Areas)
    72. Domestic Elder Abuse (Persons With Mental Health Problems): Clinical Management: Screening, Detection/Assessment (Nurses; Rural and Remote Areas)
    73. Sleep Problems (Adults 60+): Physical Exercise
    74. Substance Use (Adults): Self-Report (Accuracy)
    75. Pregnancy: Alcohol Use (Screening instruments)
    76. Pregnancy: Maternal Smoking (Risk of malformations)
    77. Depression (Pregnancy): Prenatal Antidepressant Medication (Pregnancy and Delivery Harms)
    78. Self-harm (Adults): Validated measurement instruments
    79. Suicide (Suicide Risk): Lesbian, gay and bisexual persons
    80. Anxiety Disorders: Suicide Risk
    81. Schizophrenia: Suicide Risk
    82. Cancer: Suicide Risk
    83. Psychiatric patients (inpatient settings): Suicide Risk
    84. Obesity (Adults): Suicide Risk
    85. Sleep Disorders: Suicide Risk
    86. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Suicide Risk
    87. Depression: Suicide Risk
    88. Postpartum Psychosis: Electroconvulsive Therapy
    89. Postpartum Psychosis: Prevention
    90. Postpartum Psychosis: Pharmacological Treatment
    91. Postpartum Psychosis: Screening and Assessment
    92. Schizophrenia (Mental Health): Exercise Therapy
    93. Schizophrenia (Negative Symptoms): Exercise Therapy
    94. Schizophrenia (Positive Symptoms): Exercise Therapy

    Evidence Summaries published in 2012
    1. Schizophrenia in Adults: Psychoeducation
    2. Schizophrenia in Adults: Family Interventions (Multi-family group intervention versus Single-family intervention)
    3. Schizophrenia in Adults: Family Interventions (inclusion of the patient in family intervention sessions)
    4. Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Management (Melatonin and Melatonin Receptor Agonists)
    5. Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Treatment (Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists)
    6. Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Treatment (Antidepressants)
    7. Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Management (Antipsychotics)
    8. Nursing: Clinical Supervision
    9. Insomnia (Adults): Sleep Hygiene and Education
    10. Insomnia (Adults): Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Herbal medicine and Homeopathy)
    11. Insomnia (Adults): Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reflexology, Chiropractic, Manual Therapy, Tai Chi, and Yoga)
    12. Early Psychosis: Family Interventions
    13. Delirium: Screening and Assessment
    14. Delirium: Prevention
    15. Delirium: Management

    Monographs, Books and Research Reports

    • Tufanaru C, Huang WJ, Tsay S-F, Chou S-S. Statistics for Systematic Review Authors. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.
    • Tufanaru C, Whan-Shin Tan. Synthesizing Economic Evidence. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.
    • Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E, Pearson A. Clinical Education and Training for Health Assistants: A systematic review to support an external evaluation of clinical education and training for allied health assistants. Clinical Education and Training Queensland (ClinEdQ), Queensland Health, Brisbane, Australia, 2011.
    • Tufanaru C. Health Policy Analysis. Brasov, Romania: Transilvania University Press, 2009. (Romanian language)
    • Mocean F, Tufanaru C. Organizational Marketing and Social Marketing. A handbook for postgraduate courses. Departement of Public Health of the Iuliu Hatieganu Medical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2007. (Romanian language)
    • Tufanaru C, Barbu L, Enciu E. Development of Health Information and Education Materials/Resources for Health Promotion and Health Education. The National Methodological Guideline. Bucharest, Romania: Public H Press, 2006. (Romanian language)
    Book Chapters
    • Tufanaru C, Munn Z, Aromataris E, Campbell J, Hopp L. Chapter 3: Systematic reviews of effectiveness. In: Aromataris E, Munn Z (Editors). Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewer's Manual. The Joanna Briggs Institute, 2017. 
    • Moola S, Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E, Sears K, Sfetcu R, et al. Chapter 7: Systematic reviews of etiology and risk. In: Aromataris E, Munn Z (Editors). Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewer's Manual. The Joanna Briggs Institute, 2017.
    • Munn Z, Moola S, Lisy K, Riitano D, Tufanaru C. Chapter 5: Systematic reviews of prevalence and incidence. In: Aromataris E, Munn Z (Editors). Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewer's Manual. The Joanna Briggs Institute, 2017. 
    • Tufanaru C, Mocean F. Management of medical technologies at the hospital level. In Ciurea AV, Cooper CL, Avram E (editors) 2010. Management of healthcare systems and organizations. Bucharest, Romania: Carol Davila University Press, 2010. (Romanian language)
    • Mocean F, Tufanaru C. Health Policies. In Ciurea AV, Cooper CL, Avram E (editors) 2010. Management of healthcare systems and organizations. Bucharest, Romania: Carol Davila University Press, 2010. (Romanian language)
    • Vondeling H, Tufanaru C, Atanasijevic D, Meiesaar K. Chapter 6: Work Process. In Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research. EUnetHTA Handbook on HTA Capacity Building. Barcelona, Spain, 2008.
    • Tufanaru C. Social Marketing. In: National School of Public Health and Health Services Management. Health Promotion and Health Education. Bucharest, Romania: Public H Press, 2007. (Romanian language)
    • Tufanaru C. Health Belief Model. In: National School of Public Health and Health Services Management. Health Promotion and Health Education. Bucharest, Romania: Public H Press, 2007. (Romanian language)

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