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Science Wise

Science Wise

Information consulting is offered on information ecosystem and integration of innovative information into clinical care to accelerate clinical research and scholarly communication in areas of conducting academic research, Evidence-Based Radiology, and Informatics (health informatics, biomedical informatics). Contact Dr. Tmanova.

Academic Research
Literature Informatics
Academic and Medical Communication

  • Finding information on research, ethics, and 
    bioethics information resources
  • Exploring publication in literature search
    databases, engines, and open-sources databases
  • Efficient and effective literature search, synthesis, 
    and evaluation for hypothesis development and evidence-based research
  • Information and citation management
  • Writing case studies (case report, case series, cohort studies)
  • Conducting and writing systematic review
  • Conducting and writing literature review
  • Writing academic articles
  • Scientific writing and professional communication


Example projects:

  • Identification, selection, and design of information 
    libraries for the research project.
  • Design literature search strategy and literature
    review for DoD grant applicati




Example projects:

Research Quality
  • Manuscript publication
  • Research quality evaluation

Example projects:

  • Implementation of principles of academic ethics and publication
  • Selection of journal for publication 
  • Instructing on authorship guidelines and standards
  • Instruction on Open Access publication
  • Instructing on copyright and intellectual property rights
  • Instructing on plagiarism
  • Instructing on publication process and guidelines 

Example project:


Systematic Review 

  • Systematic review question design
  • Systematic review protocol design
  • Literature search methodology
  • Literature citation libraries using citation management tools

Example projects:

Peer-reviewed systematic review and meta-analysis:

  • Shen, N. T., Maw, A., Tmanova, L., Pino, A., Ancy, K., Crawford, C. V., Simon, M. S., & Evans, A. T. (2017). Timely Use of Probiotics in Hospitalized Adults Prevents Clostridium difficile Infection: A Systematic Review With Meta-Regression Analysis. Gastroenterology, 152(8), 1889-1900.e1889.
  • Moawad, F. J., Molina-Infante, J., Lucendo, A. J., Cantrell, S. E., Tmanova, L., & Douglas, K. M. (2017). Systematic review with meta-analysis: endoscopic dilation is highly effective and safe in children and adults with eosinophilic oesophagitis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther, 46(2), 96-105. (Highly Cited: 51)
  • Williams, L., Tmanova, L., Mydlarz, W. K., Page, B., Richmon, J. D., Quon, H., & Schmitt, N. C. (2018). Radiation-Associated Sarcoma of the Neck: Case Series and Systematic Review. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 127(10), 735-740.
  • Charalel, R. A., Sung, J., Askin, G., Jo, J., Mitry, M., Chung, C., Tmanova, L., & Madoff, D. C. (2021). Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Portal Vein Embolization, Associated Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation, and Radiation Lobectomy Outcomes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients. Current oncology reports, 23(11), 1-10.

Peer-reviewed systematic review posters:

  • Smith, A., Ghraib, M., Tmanova, L., Jamal, N., & Orestes, M. (2017). Vocal Fold Medialization in Dysphagia - Systematic Review. Paper presented at the American Academy of Otolaryncology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, Chicago, IL.
  • Williams, L., Schmitt, N., Mydlarz, W., Page, B., Richmon, J., Tmanova, L., Quon, H. 2017. Systematic review of radiation-induced soft tissue sarcoma of the neck: a comparison of interventions and the effect on prognosis. San-Diego, CA. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.

Registered systematic review protocols:

Darnall Medical Library | Walter Reed NMMC | Building 1, Room 3458 | 8955 Wood Road | Bethesda, MD 20889 | 301-295-1184/85 | Open Monday-Friday, 0700-1630

After-hours access to the library is available to WRNMMC Staff via the CDO at 301-295-4611.