Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2009 • VOLUME 15 • №2

REFLECTION OF THE EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE’S PRINCIPLES IN THE RUSSIAN CONSENSUS DOCUMENTS ON ANGIOLOGY AND VASCULAR SURGERY

Pokrovsky A.V., Sapelkin S.V.
Department of Vascular Surgery A.V. Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery,
Moscow, Russia

Analysed herein are the consensus documents concerning angiology and vascular surgery worked out and adopted in Russia. This is followed by a detailed description of the methodology used while their development, underlying their significance for medical practice and pointing out their strict compliance with the principles of evidence-based medicine. Emphasis is laid on the thesis that the consensus guidelines worked out by the leading specialists, like any rules and norms, contribute favourably to making appropriate decisions by the practicing clinical physicians and may serve as a basis for creation of the branch standards.

Also shown are advantages and shortcomings of the adopted documents in angiology, including phlebology, and finally announced is a forthcoming meeting of the Russian experts, devoted to the development of the consensus document entitled «Russian Clinical Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Venous Diseases».

KEY WORDS: angiology, vascular surgery, evidence-based medicine, chronic venous diseases, consensus documents.

P. 7-10

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