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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

2015 Vol. 68 No. 4

Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-08-28
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


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-08-07
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).


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-07-30
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.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-08-28
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.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-09-07
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.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-09-01
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.


Review Paper2015-09-22
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.


Case Report2015-10-06
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.


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


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


Review Paper2015-09-15
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.


Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2015-10-21
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.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-07-17
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.


Review Paper2015-07-17
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.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-02-28
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.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-06-16
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.


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.