Cochrane Collaboration


Cochrane Collaboration and EBM in IAC Team

Protocol «Quinolones for uncomplicated acute cystitis»

«Handsearching of randomized controlled trials in Russian urological journals»

«Searching for randomized clinical trials and controlled clinical trials in russian medical journals: Handsearching vs Medline»

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Cochrane Collaboration
and EBM in IAC Team


The researchers from the Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (Smolensk, Russia) collaborate with Cochrane Renal Group about two years. The main interests of our group are antibiotics, antimicrobial chemotherapy and EBM recommendation of antibiotics usage.

In the framework of EBM and Cochrane Collaboration our group is carrying out:

hand searching in Russian medical journals

We have performed hand searching in Russian urological journals from 1980 to 2000 and presented received results on 9th Cochrane Colloquium.

Now we are performing hand searching in Russian journal «Antibiotics and Chemotherapy» («Antibiotiki i khimioterapia») and searching of RCT and CCT in journal «Antibiotics and Chemotherapy» in MEDLINE.

The main objective of this research:

to evaluate the accuracy of indexing of articles from «Antibiotics and Chemotherapy» in MEDLINE and estimate the possibility of detection of RCT and CCT from abstract citing in Medline and full-text of article.

dissemination the results of Cochrane systematic reviews and the principles of EBM among practitioners, educational specialists and medical students
providing of access for practitioners and post-graduate students, scientists to Cochrane Library on CD
creating systematic reviews
 We have prepared the protocol of systematic review «Quinolones for uncomplicated acute cystitis».
involving and educating more new persons for participating in handsearching and producing systematic reviews

Publications:

  1. V. Rafalski, I. Andreeva, E. Riabkova
    Choice of quinolones for treatment uncomplicated UTI: Safety profile may be the key factor
    The PDF format poster (644 kb)
  2. V. Rafalski, I. Andreeva, E. Riabkova
    Quinolones for uncomplicated acute cystitis in women: A systematic review. Preliminary data
    The PDF format poster (899 kb)
  3. V. Rafalski, I. Andreeva, E. Riabkova, A. Faraschuk.
    Randomized controlled trials in Russian urological journals.
    BMC Meeting Abstracts: 9th International Cochrane Colloquium 2001, 1: pb079
  4. V.V. Rafalski, I.V. Andreeva, E.L. Riabkova, A.F. Faraschuk.
    The evidence level of articles in Russian urological journals. Proceedings of VIII National Russian Congress «Human and medicine», April 2-6, 2001, Moscow, p. 722
  5. V.V. Rafalski, I.V. Andreeva, E.L. Riabkova.
    Use of EBM principles in the development of clinical guidelines for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Proceedings of VIII National Russian Congress «Human and medicine», April 11-15, 2000, Moscow, p. 456.

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