Clinical Epidemiology Unit – Castellini, Greta


Greta Castellini received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy at University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan in 2011, consequently she took a Master’s Degree in Health Professional Science of Rehabilitation at the University of Milan in 2013. She is now attending a PhD course in Epidemiology and Public Health on innovative methods of evidence synthesis at the University of Milan (2015- attending 2018). During the course of her PhD she has been 6 months at the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) of Rigshospitalet, The Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen (Denmark), under the supervision of Christian Gluud (M.D., Dr.Med.Sci.) where she was trained in systematic reviews and Trial Sequential Analysis. Since 2013 she is working as researcher at the Unit of Clinical Epidemiology focusing on the following research topic: systematic reviews, meta-epidemiology research and clinical trials with gait analysis and virtual reality prevention and rehabilitation.



Castellini G, Gianola S, Banfi G, Bonovas S, Moja L. Mechanical Low Back Pain: Secular Trend and Intervention Topics of Randomized Controlled Trials. Physiotherapy Canada. Physiotherapie Canada. 2016;68(1):61-63.

Castellini G, Gianola S, Banzi R, et al. Constraint-induced movement therapy: trial sequential analysis applied to Cochrane collaboration systematic review results. Trials. Dec 26 2014;15:512.

Castellini G, Gianola S, Bonovas S, Moja L. Improving Power and Sample Size Calculation in Rehabilitation Trial Reports: A Methodological Assessment. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Jul 2016;97(7):1195-1201.

Castellini G, Nielsen EE, Gluud C. Comment on: “Cell therapy for heart disease: Trial sequential analyses of two cochrane reviews”. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Oct 11 2016.

George DA, Logoluso N, Castellini G, et al. Does cemented or cementless single-stage exchange arthroplasty of chronic periprosthetic hip infections provide similar infection rates to a two-stage? A systematic review. BMC infectious diseases. Oct 10 2016;16(1):553.

Gianola S, Castellini G, Agostini M, et al. Reporting of Rehabilitation Intervention for Low Back Pain in Randomized Controlled Trials: Is the Treatment Fully Replicable? Spine. Mar 2016;41(5):412-418.

Gianola S, Castellini G, Stucovitz E, Nardo A, Banfi G. Single leg squat performance in physically and non-physically active individuals: a cross-sectional study. BMC musculoskeletal disorders. Jul 14 2017;18(1):299.

Gianola S, Frigerio P, Agostini M, et al. Completeness of Outcomes Description Reported in Low Back Pain Rehabilitation Interventions: A Survey of 185 Randomized Trials. Physiotherapy Canada. Physiotherapie Canada. 2016;68(3):267-274.

Gianola S, Gasparini M, Agostini M, et al. Survey of the reporting characteristics of systematic reviews in rehabilitation. Physical therapy. Nov 2013;93(11):1456-1466.

Stoop R, Clijsen R, Leoni D, et al. Evolution of the methodological quality of controlled clinical trials for myofascial trigger point treatments for the period 1978-2015: A systematic review. Musculoskeletal science & practice. Aug 2017;30:1-9.