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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.

Tomasz Drewa, Editor-in-Chief

2014 Vol. 67 No. 3

Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-05-31
Should all specimens taken during surgical treatment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia be assessed by a pathologist?
Michał Andrzej Skrzypczyk, Jakub Tomasz Dobruch, Łukasz Nyk, Przemysław Szostek, Stanisław Szempliński, Andrzej Borówka
In some patients submitted to TURP or prostatectomy (OAE) due to BPH pathological evaluation(PE) reveals coexistence of prostate cancer (PCa) and BPH. The aim of the study is to evaluate the incidence of PCa diagnosed incidentally in prostate specimens taken during BPH surgery, to assess the need of routine PE and to define the group of patients in whom PE could be abandoned without the risk of omitting clinically significant PCa.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2014.03.art3
Pathology examination cannot be done without a urologist's help
Mark S. Soloway


Costs in medicine - the lesser of two evil
Michał Andrzej Skrzypczyk, Jakub Tomasz Dobruch


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-06-17
Radical prostatectomy specimens - a voice against focal therapy
Przemysław Adamczyk, Jakub Tworkiewicz, Tomasz Drewa
Idea of organ preserving therapy emerged, because of serious side effects of radical prostate carcer treatment. Rationale is to preserve prostate gland, along with potency and continence, offering good cancer control with appropriate treatment. The idea of gland sparing therapy is quite controversial. Presently, EAU Guidelines propose focal therapy as experimental method.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-06-16
Should the decision for active surveillance in prostate cancer patients be based on a single histological assessment?
Łukasz Nyk, Tomasz Golabek, Jakub Dobruch, Michał Andrzej Skrzypczyk, Tomasz Dzik, Maciej Wysocki, Piotr L. Chłosta, Andrzej Borówka
Active surveillance (AS) is always associated with a degree of uncertainty, whether or not prostate biopsy (TRUSBx) results can be indeed relied on in terms of cancer stage and histological grade as the most commonly observed limitations of TRUSBx are undergrading, understaging and underestimating true prostate cancer (PCa) volume. We evaluated prostate cancer characteristics in men who could have been offered active surveillance based on clinical features and TRUSBx results and compared them with the same patient's histology results following their radical prostatectomy (RP)


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-06-17
Sergio Alonso y Gregorio, Juan Gómez Rivas, Susana Sánchez Molina, Jesús Cisneros Ledo, Jesús Díez Sebastián, Jesús Javier de la Pena Barthel
In the last decade, we have lived the advance of laparoscopic surgery in urology. All the laparoscopic procedures in our department are performed by staff members and assisted by a single resident, ensuring the resident training in the laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of Hospital La Paz training program for residents in the field of laparoscopic surgery.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-06-20
The incidence of renal cancer in Polish National Cancer Registry: is there any epidemiological data we can rely on?
Piotr Zygmunt Wojcieszak, Sławomir Poletajew, Daniel Rutkowski, Piotr Radziszewski
Polish National Cancer Registry (KRN) is the most commonly used source of data on the incidence of cancers, including renal cancer in Poland. Until today the accuracy and completeness of these data has never been verified.


Case Report2014-05-08
Simultaneous robot assisted laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy; genital tract and paravaginal nerve sparing radical cystectomy; superextended lymph node dissection and intracorporeal Studer pouch reconstruction for bladder cancer: Robotic hat-trick
Erdal Alkan, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Mirac Turan, Mevlana Derya Balbay
Simultaneous robotic radical nephroureterectomy, genital tract and paravaginal nerve-sparing robotic radical cystectomy, super-extended pelvic lymph node dissection and intracorporeal Studer pouch construction on a 57-year old female patient with muscle invasive bladder and distal ureteral tumors, and hydroureteronephrotic nonfunctioning right kidney case is presented. Whole surgery was completed through a total of 8 ports in 9.5 hours. Patient was discharged home on postoperative day-6 and a JJ-stent attached to the urinary catheter was removed altogether on postoperative day-21


Case Report2014-04-26
Testicular Sarcoidosis masquerading as testicular carcinoma
James Joel, Jennifer Thomas, Kanwar Gill, Chandra Shekhar Biyani
We present a case of a 27-year-old man presented with a history of weight loss. A chest x-ray demonstrated hilar lymphadenopathy and he was treated with anti tuberculosis treatment. He noticed a painless left scrotal swelling. A scrotal ultrasound scan raised the possibility of testicular cancer. He underwent an orchidectomy and histology confirmed a testicular sarcoidosis. He was commenced on steroid treatment.


Review Paper2014-05-31
A review of prospective Clinical Trials for neurogenic bladder: Pharmaceuticals
Cristian Persu, Emmanuel Braschi, John Lavelle
The neurogenic urinary bladder is defined as a dysfunctional bladder associated with a known neurological injury. We review the data from good quality clinical trials looking at drug therapy for the neurogenic bladder.


Review Paper2014-05-31
A review of prospective Clinical Trials for neurogenic bladder: The place of surgery, experimental techniques and devices
Cristian Persu, Emmanuel Braschi, John Lavelle
The neurogenic urinary bladder has been known for at least 30 years now and the concepts behind it are continuously evolving, but there is actually not much work that has been done to accumulate solid clinical evidence in this field. We review the surgical and experimental techniques used in the management of this condition.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-06-14
Cystolithiasis in women as a distant complication after minimal invasive treatment of stress urinary incontinence
Mariusz Blewniewski, Michał Markowski, Rafał Kliś, Waldemar Różański
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a condition of social dimension which generally pertains to women of various age. The only effective treatments of SUI are surgical procedures. The use of 'tension free trans-vaginal tape' (TVT) insures a minimal invasive procedure, but also carries complications from long term effects. One of complications may be the migration tape, into the urinary bladder creating conditions for urinary stones. There are a number of treatment methods for cystolithasis, among them optical lithotripter, ultrasound and pneumatic probes, and recently, the holmium laser.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-06-14
Mariusz Szewczyk, Dorota Jesionek-Kupnicka, Marek Ireneusz Lipiński, Piotr Lipinski, Waldemar Różański
The aim of this study is to compare the changes in the incision line of prostatic adenoma using monopolar cutting electrode and holmium laser, as well as the assessment of tissue mass and volume loss of benign prostatic hyperplasia.


Case Report2014-04-17
Pelvic lipomatosis: Bladder sparing extirpation of pelvic mass to relieve bladder storage dysfunction symptoms and pelvic pain - A case report
Ahmed Ali, Sanjaya Swain, Murugesan Manoharan
Pelvic lipomatosis is a rare benign disease, associated with over growth of fat in the perivesical and perirectal area. It is of unknown etiology. We describe a 5 year old male with pelvic lipomatosis causing bladder storage dysfunction symptoms and pelvic pain that affected his quality of life. Surgical excision of the pelvic mass with bladder preservation was performed. After surgery patient had a marked improvement of his quality of life, with resolution of bladder storage dysfunction symptoms and pelvic pain.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-04-29
Impact of urinary stone volume on computed tomography stone attenuations measured in Hounsfield units in a large group of Austrian patients with urolithiasis
Badereddin Mohamad Al-Ali, Johanna Patzak, Andre Lutfi, Karl Pummer, Herbert Augustin
To investigate retrospectively the impact of urinary stone volume on computed tomography stone attenuations measured in Hounsfield units in 253 patients with urolithiasis.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-06-26
Mesh-related and intraoperative complications of pelvic organ prolapse repair: analysis of 677 cases
George Kasyan, Karina Abramyan, Alexander A. Popov, Mikhail Gvozdev, Dmitry Pushkar
To evaluate the rates of complications of pelvic organ prolapse repair and to determine the risk factors


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-06-06
Gasless minimum incision access used for extracorporeal ortotopic bladder substitution after laparoscopic radical cystectomy.
Vasilii N. Dubrovin, Alexey Tabakov, Alexander Egosin, Rustam Shakirov, Oleg Mihailovskiy, Valeriy Bashirov
Radical cystectomy is the gold standard for treating invasive bladder cancer. We report our outcomes of gassless minimum incision access (GMIA) for extracorporal ortotopic bladder substitution (ECOBS) after laparoscopic radical cystectomy.


Review Paper2014-04-04
Use of Invisible Near Infrared Light Fluorescence with Indocyanine Green and Methylene Blue in Urology. Part 2
Wojciech Polom, Marcin Markuszewski, Young Soo Rho, Marcin Matuszewski
In the second part of this paper about usage of invisible Near Infrared Light (NIR) Fluorescence with Indocyanine Green (ICG) and Methylene Blue (MB) in urology other possible uses of this new technic will be presented. In case of kidney transplantation, allograft perfusion and real time NIR-guided angiography. Moreover perfusion angiography of tissue flaps, NIRF visualization of ureters, NIR-guided visualization of urinary calcifications, NIRF in male infertility and semen quality assessment. In this part we have also analysed cancer targeting and imaging fluorophores cost benefits associated with the use of these new techniques.


Review Paper2014-06-26
The new horizons of pharmacotherapy. Unexpected pharmacological actions and a new therapeutic strategy of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors.
Stanisław Wroński
Benign prostate hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction affects a significant subset of men. BPH and ED may have the same promoting conditions and are the strong predicting risk factors to each other. A significant number of these patients bother with lower urinary tract symptoms. Direct correlation of age, ED and LUTS severity has been well documented. Many sexually dysfunctional patients with concomitant BPH receive alpha-adrenergic antagonists and any PDE5 inhibitor simultaneously. Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors relieve LUTS symptoms in the course of BPH and reduce independent detrusor contractions


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.