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2012 Vol. 65 No. 3

Review Paper10.5173/ceju.2012.03.art1
How accurate is our prediction of biopsy outcome? PCA3-based nomograms in personalized diagnosis of prostate cancer
Maciej Salagierski, Marek Sosnowski, Jack A. Schalken

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Review Paper2012-04-04
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Samuel Goldflam (852-932) - promoter of modern neurology and his contribution to urology
Sławomir Poletajew
The name of Samuel Goldflam is universally recognised amongst physicians, having the special significance for the urologists and nephrologists. A shaking symptom of the lumbar region (Goldflam's sign), described in 1900, belongs to the basic components of a medical examination, both pertaining to urologic and internal medicine. Its key importance for the diagnostics of renal and the urinary tract diseases emphasises an outstanding contribution of the Polish researcher to the development of medicine.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2012-06-01
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Complication rates after prostate biopsy according to the number of sampled cores
Adam Madej, Jacek Wilkosz, Waldemar Różański, Marek Lipiński
A prostate biopsy can result in such complications as: hematuria, rectal bleeding, pain in hypogastrium, perineum or urethra, fever, nausea, vomiting, retention of urine or other adverse events. The aim of this research was to estimate complication rates after a prostate biopsy based on the number of cores.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2012-04-19
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beta-catenin as a prognostic factor for prostate cancer
Andrzej Nowicki, Stanisław Sporny, Joanna Duda-Szymańska
The prostate cancer is difficult to predict, and treatment failure is associated with local infiltration, as well as distant metastases. Adhesion and ability to migrate of cancer cells play a major role in formation of metastasis. The participation of β-catenin in pathogenesis of many types of cancer and benign processes has been an important discovery of recent years.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2012-06-18
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A single institution study on patient's self-reporting appraisal and functional outcomes of the first set of men following radical perineal prostatectomy
Stanisław Wroński, Piotr Słupski, Przemysław Wiśniewski
Study evaluates functional outcomes and satisfaction of initial series of 7 patients after radical perineal prostatectomy performed in our department.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2012-04-17
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Thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (TmLEP) versus transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP): evaluation of early results.
Piotr Paweł Świniarski, Stanisław Stępień, Waldemar Dudzic, Stanisław Kęsy, Mariusz Blewniewski, Waldemar Różański
The first decade of XXI century it is a time of the thulium laser implementation to a benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment.
The objective of this paper is a comparative assessment of early results thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (TmLEP) versus transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in 3-months observation.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2012-03-26
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Assessing the Influence of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) on Erectile Dysfunction (ED) among Patients in Poland
Sławomir Dutkiewcz, Dariusz Skawiński, Wiesław Duda, Magdalena Duda
Erectile dysfunction (ED) and the lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) are highly prevalent among aging men. More data are needed from studies evaluating the impact of LUTS/BPH on ED. This study aimed to assess ED in patients with LUTS/BPH independent of comorbidities.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2012-06-01
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ACUTE EPIDIDYMO-ORCHITIS: STAGING AND TREATMENT
Oleg Banyra, Alexander Shulyak
Acute epididymo-orchitis (AEO) is an acute inflammatory disease of both ipsilateral epididymis and testis. Treatment should be started immediately after diagnosing and include antibiotics, analgetics use and surgery if necessary.

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Case Report2012-04-19
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Fertility Preservation in Cases of Laparoscopic Treatment of Seminal Vesicle Cysts
Mátyás Benyó, Csaba Berczi, Tamas Jozsa, Gabor Csanadi, Attila Varga, Tibor Flaskó
Seminal vesicle cysts can cause sub- or infertility. Minimal invasive techniques have the advantage of preserving the vas deferens by the treatment of symptomatic cases. After reviewing the published articles, only a few of them presented data on fertility before and after operation. The authors report now the successful treatment of two patients with seminal vesicle cysts, when laparoscopic removal dissolved the symptoms, preserved fertility and erectile function. Due to the rarity of seminal vesicle cysts preoperative examinations and treatment modalities should focus, beside the symptoms relief, on the preservation of fertility and erectile function.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2012-05-14
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HIF-, GLUT, endoglin and BIRC5 expression in urine samples obtained from patients with bladder malignancies - after photodynamic diagnosis (PDD)
Michał Markowski, Marek Lipiński, Anna Krzeslak, Ewa Forma, Magdalena Bryś, Waldemar Różański
Bladder cancer ( BC ) is a serious medical problem. High rate of recurrence and progression demands to develop new methods, such us genetic markers, which allow to diagnose and follow up patients.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2012-01-09
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Therapeutic results in stage I Wilms tumors in children - 5 years of surgical experience.
Sabina Szymik-Kantorowicz, Wiesław Urbanowicz, Marcin Surmiak, Janusz Sulisławski
Progress in therapeutic management of Wilms tumors (WT) in children has resulted in the fact that presently, almost all children with stage I and favorable histology disease have a chance for a cure.
The aim of the study. The objective of the report is an analysis of therapeutic results in children with unilateral stage I Wilms tumors depending on the extent of tumor resection.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2012-06-21
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LONG TERM FOLLOW UP AFTER BOTULINUM TOXIN-A (BTX-A) INJECTION INTO THE DETRUSOR FOR TREATMENT OF NEUROGENIC DETRUSORHYPERACTIVITY IN CHILDREN
Mazen Zeino, Tanja Becker, Mark Koen, Christoph Berger, Marcus Riccabona
To prove the long term efficacy of BTX-A injection in the management of children with neurogenic detrusorhyperactivity.

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Case Report2012-02-07
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Pyelonephritis xanthogranulomatosa in 7-year-old girl- a case report.
Sylwester Gerus, Wojciech Apoznański, Tomasz Szydełko, Dariusz Patkowski
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGPN) is rare form of chronic,usually unilateral,renal infection which involves damage to the renal glomeruli,periglomerular tissue and destruction of the renal parenchyma.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Case Report2012-03-26
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MUCINOUS TUBULAR AND SPINDLE CELL CARCINOMA: CASE REPORT
Joanna Rzymkowska, Magdalena Dudek, Marcin Ligaj, Tomasz Kalinowski, Tomasz Demkow
A case of a thirty year old female patient diagnosed with mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma of her left kidney based on an ultrasound abdominal scan performed for unspecific pain is presented. The histopathology report revealed a classic type of MT&SCC. Photographs of histopathological samples are shown. Nephrectomy was applied as sole treatment. A follow up of six years confirmed surgery to be a sufficient approach. The discussion presents a review of up to date world literature concerning the histopathological features, prognosis, and treatment of MT&SCC.

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Case Report2012-03-27
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Acne inversa in scrotum and penile - aggressive urological treatment.
Artur Gibas, Marcin Matuszewski, Igor Michajłowski, Kazimierz Krajka
Acne inversa is a rare chronic and debilitating inflammatory skin disease.
The authors report a case of a 5-year old male who presented with acne inversa in the inguinal, perineal, and scrotal areas. After unsatisfactory pharmacological treatment a wide surgical excision of the affected skin was performed in stages. On follow-up the patient presented with a very good cosmetic and functional result. A review of the most recent literature is also presented.

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Case Report10.5173/ceju.2012.03.art16
Milk of calcium (MOC) cysts masquerading as renal calculi - a trap for the unwary
Shahid Aziz Anwer Khan, Faisal Rauf Khan, Matthew Shawcross Fletcher, Jonathan Leonard Richenberg

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Case Report2012-05-17
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Milk of calcium cysts masquerading as renal calculi - a trap for the unwary.
Sylwester Gerus, Wojciech Apoznański, Tomasz Szydełko, Dariusz Patkowski
Milk of calcium is a colloidal suspension of calcium salts occurring in caliceal cysts or diverticula. Although reported to be rare, in fact it seems to be much commoner than previously thought. It has characteristic appearances on plain x-rays, ultrasound and CT scanning particularly in prone and supine positions. Often entirely asymptomatic, its appearance may be mistaken for renal stones on radiography or angiomyolipomas on ultrasonography. A series of cases is presented outlining its characteristic features and reviewing the relevant literature.

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Dear Friends,

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018! I hope that this holiday season will bring you time to relax and reflect upon the past year.

The medical profession brings many possibilites for new ventures and in a certain way predisposes us to this.

We as doctors have many important roles to fulfill, usually simultaneously, such as those of: therapists, operators, scientists, managers, lecturers, publishers, editors, authors, and association members. The number of our endeavours is undoubtedly larger and continues to impress me.

Please forgive me for a short personal digression. Once, I met the children of a prominent surgeon and scientist, who was committed to his patients and whose achievements I had read about in journals. I asked them what kind of a person he was on a daily basis and what did he pass on to them, the next generation? "Dad? He went to work early in the morning, came home late at night, and on Sundays he needed his rest. We barely knew him".

Therefore, I would like to wish you all of the best and that during this holiday season you are able to spend quality time with your families and those closest to you. In time, everything will pass; our successors and new methods and techniques will arrive. Grateful patients will soon forget, and only we will remain, in the memories of our loved ones.


Kindest regards,
Tomasz Drewa
Editor-in-Chief,
Central European Journal of Urology

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