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2015 Vol. 68 No. 4

Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-08-28
10.5173/ceju.2015.606
Predictive factors for biochemical recurrence in radical prostatectomy patients
Hakan Turk, Orcun Celik, Sitki Ün, Mehmet Yoldas, Cemal Selcuk Isoglu, Mustafa Karabicak, Batuhan Ergani, Gokhan Koc, Ferruh Zorlu, Yusuf Ozlem Ilbey
Radical prostatectomy (RP) is considered as the in treatment for the management of localized prostate cancer in patients with life expectancy over 10 years. However, complete cure is not guarenteed for all patients who received/underwent RP treatment. Biochemical recurrence is frequently observed duringpost-operative follow-upperiod. Our main objective in this study is to evaluate the predictive factors of biochemical recurrence in localized prostate cancer patients who underwent RP surgery

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-08-07
10.5173/ceju.2015.650
Does anterior prostatic fat tissue removed during robotic radical prostatectomy contain any lymph nodes?
Ali Fuat Atmaca, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Murat Keske, Muhammed Ersagun Arslan, Davut Kamaci, Erdal Alkan, Mevlana Derya Balbay
We investigated if anterior periprostatic fat (APPF) tissue removed during robotic radical prostatectomy (RARP) contains any lymph nodes (LNs).

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-07-30
10.5173/ceju.2015.656
Evaluation of oxidative stress status and antioxidant capacity in patients with renal cell carcinoma
Mustafa Aldemir, Ersagun Karaguzel, Emrah Okulu, Ahmet Gudeloglu, Kemal Ener, Asim Ozayar, Ozcan Erel
To evaluated and compared the serum oxidative stress and antioxidant enzymes in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and the control group.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-08-28
10.5173/ceju.2015.600
Spectrum of retroperitoneal and genitourinary paraganglioma: Experience at a North Indian tertiary care center
Santosh Kumar, Gautam Ram Choudhary, Shivanshu Singh, Seema Prasad, Shrawan Kumar Singh, Anil Bhansali, Sanjay Bhadada, Pinaki Dutta
Genitourinary and retroperitoneal paragangliomas are infrequent tumors with bizarre presentation. A high index of suspicion is required to make a diagnosis in young hypertensive individuals. Our aim is to study the varied clinical presentations and management of these paragangliomas. Herein, we share our experience of clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of these paragangliomas.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-09-07
10.5173/ceju.2015.647
Durability, safety and efficacy of polyacrylamide hydrogel (Bulkamid®) in the management of stress and mixed urinary incontinence: three year follow up outcomes
Aakash Pai, Waleed Al-Singary
There are a myriad of treatment options available for patients suffering with the increasingly prevalent condition of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The minimally invasive nature of periurethral bulking agents, make it an attractive proposition in the correctly selected patient. There is however limited data available on the medium to long term safety and efficacy of this procedure. The aim of our study is to evaluate the outcomes of Polyacrylamide Hydrogel (PAHG) (Bulkamid®) as a periurethral bulking agent at our institution.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-09-01
10.5173/ceju.2015.604
Intrarenal pressure and irrigation flow with commonly used ureteric access sheaths and instruments
Anna Wright, Kevin Williams, Bhaskar Somani, Nicholas Rukin
Flexible ureterorenoscopy is becoming a first-line treatment for many intra-renal stones. Ureteric access sheaths are commonly used to aid access, stone removal and reduce intra-renal pressure. We evaluate the effects of two commonly used access sheaths on irrigation flow and intra-renal pressure during flexible ureterorenoscopy. We measure the effect of scope instrumentation on flow and pressure.

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Review Paper2015-09-22
10.5173/ceju.2015.605a
Tips and tricks of Ureteroscopy: Consensus statement
Nicholas J. Rukin, Bhaskar K. Somani, Jake Patterson, Ben R. Grey, William Finch, Sam Mcclinton, Bo Parys, Graham Young, Haider Syed, Andy Myatt, Azi Samsudin, John A. Inglis, Daron Smith
Ureteroscopy is fast becoming the first line treatment option for the majority of urinary tract stones. Ureteroscopy training can be performed in a variety of ways including simulation, hands on ureteroscopy courses and supervised operative experience.

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Case Report2015-10-06
10.5173/ceju.2015.676
Priapism associated with novel psychoactive substance abuse
Patrick Jones, Bhavan Rai, Stuart Doig, Niyaz Ahammed
Priapism is a time dependent, emergency condition, which can lead to marked adverse effects on erectile function. We present the case of a patient with bipolar disorder who consumed a novel psychoactive substance as well as an illegal substitute for Sildenafil citrate. History revealed erectile dysfunction most likely secondary to hyperprolactinaema. This case therefore asks the question of whether this patient demographic should be routinely screened for this complaint.

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Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2015.e108
Designer drugs and sexual dysfunction
Mátyás Benyó

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Author's Reply10.5173/ceju.2015.r104
Reply to: Benyo M. Designer drugs and sexual dysfunction. Cent European J Urol. 2015; 68: 450
Patrick Jones, Bhavan Rai, Stuart Doig, Niyaz Ahhammed

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Review Paper2015-09-15
10.5173/ceju.2015.625
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli virulence genes: invaluable approaches for designing DNA microarray probes
Nadia Jahandeh, Reza Ranjbar, Payam Behzadi, Elham Behzadi
The pathotypes of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) cause different types of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). The presence of a wide range of virulence genes in UPEC enables us to design appropriate DNA microarray probes. These probes which are used in DNA microarray technology provide us an accurate and rapid diagnosis and definite treatment in association with UTIs caused by UPEC pathotypes. So, the main goal of this article is to introduce the UPEC virulence genes as invaluable approaches for DNA microarray probe designing.

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Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2015-10-21
10.5173/ceju.2015.683
Repair of a vesico-vaginal fistula with amniotic membrane - Step 1 of the IDEAL recommendations of surgical innovation
Dimitri Barski, Holger Gerullis, Thorsten Ecke, Gabriella Varga, Mihaly Boros, Isabel Pintelon, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Alexander Winter, Jens-Willem Bagner, Thomas Otto
Complex vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) has a high recurrency and the repair with graft tissues seems to be favorable. Amniotic membrane (AM) plays an increasing role as scaffold for the repair of defect tissue due to its unique biological properties with regard to promoting wound healing.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-07-17
10.5173/ceju.2015.585
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
Santosh Kumar, Lalit Kishore, Aditya Prakash Sharma, Nitin Garg, Shrawan Kumar Singh
To study the efficacy of holmium laser urethrotomy with intralesional injection of Santosh PGI tetra-inject (Triamcinolone, Mitomycin C, Hyaluronidase and N-acetyl cysteine) in the treatment of urethral stricture.

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Review Paper2015-07-17
10.5173/ceju.2015.627
Role of laparoscopy in ureteropelvic junction obstruction with concomitant pathology: a case series study
Omar Fahmy, Abdel-Rahman El-Fayoumi, Georgios Gakis, Bastian Amend, Mohd Ghani Khairul-Asri, Arnulf Stenzl, Christian Schwentner
Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is considered a standard treatment for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction(UPJO), however presence of another pathology makes it more challenging operation and guides the surgeon towards open conversion. In this study we present our experience in difficult pyeloplasty cases managed by laparoscopy.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-02-28
10.5173/ceju.2015.491
Experience of renal artery embolization in patients with blunt kidney trauma
Sergiy Vozianov, Maxim Sabadash, Alexander Shulyak
The ren is considered as the most commonly damaged genitourinary organ. In general blunt kidney traumas (BKT) are mild and can be managed conservatively. We aimed to analyze our own experience of selective renal artery embolization (RAE) in BKT patients and compare obtained results with another actual reports.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-06-16
10.5173/ceju.2015.632
SUPRAPUR®: Safe and convenient percutaneous suprapubic catheterisation in high-risk patients
Maximilian Christian Kriegmair, Philipp Mandel, Manuel Ritter
Ultrasound guided percutaneous placement of suprapubic cystostomy is a common and generally safe procedure in every day surgery. In case of adverse patient characteristics such as small bladder capacity or high body mass index however, the procedure carries an increased risk of severe complications such as bowel perforation. The SUPRAPUR® cystostomy set is supposed to enable a safer procedure. The aim of our work was to evaluate the safety and ease of use of the SUPRAPUR ® cystostomy set.

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Scientific integrity also concerns editors and publishers

Recently, there have been many dishonest propositions from scientific publishing houses and publishers. Authors receive offers to publish articles in journals of questionable reputability and often an unfairly created image which portrays a resemblance of a journal with high standards possessing an Impact Factor, generated by Clarivate Analytics (previously Thomson Reuters).

Many trademarks imitating the "original" Impact Factor have appeared. These trademarks entice authors to publish articles in journals which do not appear in the Science Citation Index Expanded database, managed by Clarivate Analytics. These journals of course have their own unique impact factors, but they are not indexed by Clarivate Analytics. Authors publish their articles in these journals only to later find out that they will not be indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded database. Often, these articles cannot be then withdrawn because after an article is assigned a DOI number, it cannot be published in another journal as this would be considered plagiarism. Subsequently, these journals may demand up to a few thousand dollars from authors in order to withdraw their articles.

Why am I writing about this? I am writing about this because I think that editors and publishers must be honest and present credible offers to authors. In my opinion, impact factors that are not the result of parameters calculated by Clarivate Analytics should not be used, even if they are trademarks. In scientific research, the concept of an "Impact Factor" has existed for too long for it to be used by other institutions, even if it is calculated fairly and called an "unofficial impact factor". This is simply a case of scientific integrity.

The SCOPUS database has come up with a very good solution to this problem by naming their impact factor "CiteScore". This is a fair approach to authors by publishers.

As editors and publishers, we must also have an honest approach to scientific research.

Dear authors, please look out for journals which advertise various new impact factors. Before you submit your articles to a journal, make sure to check first in which database it is indexed.


With kind regards,
Tomasz Drewa
Editor-in-Chief

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Corrigendum
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.