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The article entitled "Multiparametric MRI and targeted prostate biopsy: improvements in cancer detection, localization and risk assessment", authored by James S. Wysock, Marc A. Bjurlin, Neil Mendhiratta, and Samir S. Tanejam, was the most frequently cited article during the time period 06.2016-06.2017.

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Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2018-08-28
Knowledge of urethral closure mechanics helps to optimize surgical methodology of the midurethral sling operation
Peter Petros, Burghard Abendstein
The mechanism for urinary continence is not obstructive. Ultrasound and video data indicate that 3 striated muscle forces contract in opposite directions around a competent pubourethral ligament (PUL) to close the distal urethra and bladder neck. If PUL is loose, both mechanisms are invalidated, because striated muscles need a firm insertion point to function efficiently. The patient now loses urine on effort. Referring back to original research, the various steps involved in a midurethral sling operation are analysed with a view to optimizing surgical results


Review Paper2018-08-21
Testicular microlithiasis: what urologists should know. A review of the current literature
Krzysztof Balawender, Stanisław Orkisz, Paweł Wisz
Testicular microlithiasis is a finding incidental to the ultrasonography of the scrotum. The article presents some new data regarding the etiopathology of testicular microliths. As there is a growing body of literature available, which associates testicular microlithiasis with a testicular germ cell tumor or male infertility, our review focuses on these relations (based on a new meta-analysis and retrospective follow-up programs). The purpose of this review is to summarize the knowledge about testicular microlithiasis and discuss the latest recommendations.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-08-20
Laparoscopic versus Open Pyeloplasty: A Multi-Institutional Prospective Study
Mohamed Gadelmoula, Mohammad S Abdel-Kader, Mahmoud Shalaby, Mostafa Abdelrazek, Ahmed Mohamed Moeen, Mohamed Ali Zarzour, Nasreldin Mohammed, Paolo Fornara
To prospectively compare the perioperative and functional outcomes of laparoscopic (LP) and open pyeloplasty (OP) in three academic institutions.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-08-20
Effectiveness of extended pelvic lymphadenectomy in the survival of prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Herney Andrés García-Perdomo, Jose Jaime Correa-Ochoa, Ricardo Contreras-García, Siamak Daneshmand
Objective: To determine the effectiveness and safety of extended pelvic lymphadenectomy compared with standard lymphadenectomy in the overall, cancer-specific survival and Biochemical recurrence-free survival of patients with localized prostate cancer who underwent radical prostatectomy.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-08-16
The Positive Immunostaining of TMPRSS2-ERG is Not Associated With Unfavourable Outcomes and Biochemical Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy in Turkish Patients
Gülistan Gümrükçü, Burcu Onamay Çelik, Selahattin Çalişkan, Selvinaz Ökzara, Orhan Koca, Çağatay Tosun, Ayşe Mine Önenerk, Fügen Aker
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer and a major significant health problem among men in the world. Radical prostatectomy with open, laparoscopic and robotic techniques is the gold standard treatment for localized and local advanced disease. There are some risk factors including gleason score, T stage and prostate specific antigen (PSA) level to predict the biochemical recurrence. We investigated the association with biochemical recurrence and TMPRSS2:ERG fusion in patients who were treated with open radical prostatectomy.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-08-16
Testis Sparing Surgery For Small Testicular Masses and Frozen Section Assessment
Muhammad Jamal Khan, Nish Bedi, Muhammad Naim Che Rahimi, Jas Kalsi
We present our experience with patients who had suspected testicular masses, managed by frozen section assessment and testicular sparing surgery


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-08-13
Use of an acellular collagen–elastin matrix to support bladder regeneration in a porcine model of peritoneocystoplasty.
Carlos Gasanz, Carles Raventós, Jordi Temprana-Salvador, Marielle Esteves, Carla Fonseca, Inés de Torres, Juan Morote
Bladder reconstruction without using the intestine remains a challenge to this day despite the development of new biomaterials and cell cultures. Human bladder engineering is merely anecdotic, and mostly in vitro and animal studies have been conducted.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-08-10
Use of baclofen in children with dysfunctional voiding: a preliminary report
Zahra Jahanabadi
The aims of the present study were to examine the effectiveness and safety of baclofen in children with dysfunctional voiding (DV).


Review Paper2018-07-02
Potential clinical applications of microRNAs as biomarkers of renal cell carcinoma
Yulian Mytsyk, Victor Dosenko, Michał Andrzej Skrzypczyk, Yuriy Borys, Yuriy Diychuk, Askold Kucher, Vasyl Kowalskyy, Serhyi Pasichnyk, Oleh Mytsyk, Lubov Manyuk
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 3% of adult malignancies and more than 90% of the kidney neoplasms. High rate of undiagnostic percutaneous kidney biopsies and difficulties in reliable pre-operative differentiation between malignant and benign renal tumors using contemporary imaging techniques result in large numbers of redundant surgeries. Absence of specific biomarkers for early detection and monitoring complicates on-time diagnosis of the disease and relapse. For the patients followed up after nephrectomy, a noninvasive and sensitive biomarker enabling early detection of disease relapse would be extremely useful.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-06-29
Four-year follow-up on a ZSI 375 artificial urinary sphincter for male urinary incontinence from one urological centre in Poland
Ireneusz Ostrowski, Janusz Ciechan, Emil Śledź, Wojciech Dyś, Tomasz Golabek, Piotr L. Chłosta
The treatment of choice for patients who have iatrogenic urinary incontinence is the implantation of an artificial urinary sphincter. We did a prospective study on the outcomes of men undergoing artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation (ZSI 375; Zephyr Surgical Implants, Geneva, Switzerland).


Case Report2018-06-25
Symptomatic hilar renal artery aneurysm mimicking renal colic - a word of caution
Aleksander Lukasiewicz
An adequate and timely diagnosis is crucial in the treatment of the renal artery aneurysms during pregnancy since the risk of rupture and its catastrophic consequences are high. Clinical symptoms, laboratory results, and B-mode abdominal ultrasonography may mimic a renal colic. In this report, a case of a pregnant 26-years-old woman with large, symptomatic renal aneurysm is presented. The diagnostic pathway and the treatment are described. Potential pitfalls in the diagnosis are discussed.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-06-25
Modified posterior intravaginal slingplasty: does the additional bilateral tape attachment to the sacrospinous ligament improve the results?
Alpaslan Caliskan, Mehmet Ozeren, Klaus Goeschen
High failure and recurrent prolapse remains an important issue for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery. The posterior intravaginal slingplasty (PIVS) is minimally invasive, transperineal technique providing Level I support, by making neo-sacrouterine ligaments using mesh. In order to reduce the POP recurrence rate, to get safer apical support and thereby better functional outcomes, we attached PIVS tape to the sacrospinous ligament bilaterally and compared the anatomical and functional outcomes of our modified technique versus the original PIVS.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-06-13
pTa high grade urothelial bladder cancer: is there a role for second transurethral resection?
Anuj Deep Dangi, Ramani Manoj Kumar, Thomas Alex Kodiatte, Mahasampth Gowri, Santosh Kumar, Antony Devasia, Nitin Kekre
Evidence for second transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) for pTa High grade lesion is limited. This study aims to examine the role of a second TURBT in the pTa high grade group and to generate recurrence and progression data for this group.


Dear Colleagues!

Please forgive me for this somewhat reflective mood, but it is caused by the up- coming end of the 2015-2018 term of the PUA Executive Board. As you probably know, the Editor-in-Chief of the Central European Journal of Urology is appointed by the PUA Executive Board, which is why this introductory article is somewhat of a summary.

So then, for this reason, I would like to share some information about the development of the journal. The journal is developing very well. When analyzing the names of the authors, we can see that we are recognizable not only in Europe but also around the world. Urologists from large academic centers publish their articles in our journal. We operate on an "open access" basis and therefore do not charge any fees. This is undoubtedly an asset. An expression of this is the growing number of our citations. The CiteScore coefficient for the Central European Journal of Urology is currently 1.11, while last year it was 0.70. The systematic increase in citations year by year sets the stage to move us from Emerging Cites Sources and promote us to the Science Citation Index Expanded, managed by Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, which is associated with the granting of the socalled "Impact Factor". I first submitted our journal in 2015 and the assessment, at that time made by Thomson Reuters, was that we should remain in the "waiting room", and therefore we were included in Emerging Sources Citation Index. I submitted my second request for re-assessment at the end of 2017 and I am currently awaiting an answer. I hope to get a positive decision.

Building a urological journal in Europe is not a simple task. We already have journals of recognized position and reputation, such as European Urology, European Urology Focus, as well as World Journal of Urology, Urologia Internationalis, Scandinavian Journal of Urology and International Urology and Nephrology. There are also newly created journals such as European Urology Oncology which has very strong support from the European Association of Urology. We must show that we are needed in Central Europe! We do not have anything to prove!

The standing of a scientific journal depends firstly on the quality of the materials submitted, that is from the authors' workshops. However, this is only one side of the coin!

The team of people who verifies submitted scientific materials is also very crucial. This is probably the most important thing that I would like to convey. Usually, I do not officially direct words of thanks to my colleagues, because I think that they consciously chose the tasks they carry out in their lives. At this point, however, at the end of the 2015-2018 term of the PUA Executive Board, I would like to thank Dr. Bartosz Dybowski, my assistant Editor-in-Chief, for the enormous amount of work and time devoted to the extremely professional preparation of each issue. His ex- pert knowledge and availability could be the envy of many a manager. Without the hard work of Dr. Dybowski, this journal would not look like it does today, and the choice of his person for this position was certainly the right one.

I would also like to personally thank our section editors for their hard work and input. Przemysław Adamczyk, Ewa Bres-Niewada, Stefan Buntrock, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Michał Ciszek, Olga Dolejšová, Simona Di Francesco, Jan Hrbáček, Kajetan Juszczak, George Kasyan, Daimantas Milonas, Maciej Salagierski and Przemysław Waliszewski have always stood up to the task. Dear Colleagues, I know how much you have done for the journal, I appreciate it, and I will always remember your commitment.

Nothing could be done without the huge backing of internationally recognized professionals, without which the magazine would not be in the right form and would not grow. The Consulting Editors and the Editorial Board are these advisory bodies that I would like to thank for their knowledgeable comments and support in making difficult decisions.

Also, I would like to recognize the Reviewers, who often work "behind the scenes" but are nonetheless extremely helpful. Their complete independence allows them to give us their wise and unbiased opinions. Thank you for your support during the entire 2015-2018 term.

In conclusion, it is my sincere hope that the journal will continue to develop even better and even more vigorously in the coming years.

Tomasz Drewa


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The Editorial Office would like to inform all interested parties that in Central European Journal of Urology an article entitled "Efficacy of holmium laser urethrotomy and intralesional injection of Santosh PGI tetra-inject (Triamcinolone, Mitomycin C, Hyaluronidase and N-acetyl cysteine) on the outcome of urethral strictures" [Kumar S, Kishore L, Sharma AP, Garg N, Singh SK. Cent European J Urol. 2015; 68: 462-465] was published which is very similar to the article entitled "Efficacy of Optical Internal Urethrotomy and Intralesional Injection of Vatsala-Santosh PGI Tri-Inject (Triamcinolone, Mitomycin C, and Hyaluronidase) in the Treatment of Anterior Urethral Stricture" published in Advances in Urology [Kumar S, Garg N, Singh SK, Mandal AK. Adv Urol. 2014; 2014: 192710. doi: 10.1155/2014/192710. Epub 2014 Oct 1].

The authors of these articles did not inform the CEJU Editorial Office about the prior publication of an article with a similar subject matter nor did they refer to it in their References section.

The Editorial Office regrets the existing situation.