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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

2016 Vol. 69 No. 1

Review Paper2016-01-25
Multiparametric MRI and targeted prostate biopsy: improvements in cancer detection, localization and risk assessment
Marc A. Bjurlin, Neil Mendhiratta, James S. Wysock, Samir S. Taneja
Multiparametric-MRI is an evolving imaging modality that increases the accurate localization of prostate cancer. In this review, we discuss the mp-MRI prostate exam, its role in targeted prostate biopsy, along with clinical applications and outcomes of MRI targeted biopsies.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2016.e110
Multiparametric MRI of the prostate: the hope for the urology community
Mieszko Kozikowski, Jakub Dobruch


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2016.e113
The limitations of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging also must be borne in mind limitations of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging also must be borne in mind
Roman Sosnowski, Magdalena Zagrodzka, Tomasz Borkowski


Author's Reply10.5173/ceju.2016.r106
Reply to: Sosnowski R, Zagrodzka M, Borkowski T. The limitations of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) also must be borne in mind. Cent European J Urol. 2016: 69: 22 -23.
Marc A. Bjurlin, Neil Mendhiratta, James S. Wysock, Samir S. Taneja


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-12-01
Laparoscopic radical cystectomy with prostate capsule sparing. Initial experience
Juan Gómez Rivas, Sergio Alonso y Gregorio, Mario Álvarez-Maestro, Jesús Díez Sebastián, Jesús Cisneros Ledo
In 2008 our department introduced a modified technique of laparoscopic radical cystectomy in which the prostatic capsule is spared in selected patients with bladder cancer. The different series published are mostly using the standard open procedure. The aim of this study is to describe this technique using the laparoscopic approach and present our preliminary results.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2016.e109
Prostate capsule sparing radical cystectomy - a safe procedure for few
Zachary L. Smith, Mark S. Soloway


Author's Reply10.5173/ceju.2016.r105
Reply to: Smith ZL, Soloway MS. Prostate capsule sparing radical cystectomy - a safe procedure for few. Cent European J Urol. doi: 10.5173/ceju.2016.e109 [Epub ahead of print
Juan Gómez Rivas, Sergio Alonso y Gregorio, Mario Álvarez-Maestro


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-12-11
Controversies in the management of clinical stage I testicular seminoma
Martina Ondrusova, Sona Balogova, Viera Lehotska, Karol Kajo, Bela Mrinakova, Dalibor Ondrus
Following orchiectomy patients with clinical stage I testicular seminoma may be managed by surveillance or adjuvant treatment (radiotherapy or chemotherapy). In view of the published data on long-term toxicity (mainly second neoplasms), adjuvant radiotherapy is currently no longer recommended as adjuvant therapy of these patients. The purpose of our recent study was to compare the impact of two selected treatment approaches (active surveillance vs adjuvant chemotherapy) in patients with clinical stage I testicular seminoma on their survival.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2016.e111
Best treatment option for clinical stage I seminoma patients
Emre Tüzel


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-11-22
The detection and upgrade rates of prostate adenocarcinoma following transperineal template-guided prostate biopsy - a tertiary referral centre experience
David Muthuveloe, Robert Telford, Richard Viney, Prashant Patel
We aim to present the transperineal template guided prostate biopsy (template biopsy) outcomes at a tertiary referral centre. Furthermore to identify the detection rate of prostate cancer in those with a previous negative transrectal ultrasound guided prostate (TRUS) biopsy and the upgrade rate of those on active surveillance (AS) for Gleason 3+3=6 prostate adenocarcinoma.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-11-22
Oncological results at 2 years after robotic radical prostatectomy - the Romanian experience
Iulia Andras, Nicolae Crisan, Radu-Tudor Coman, Horia Logigan, Flavia Epure, Dan Vasile Stanca, Ioan Coman
Our aim was to assess the oncological outcomes of robotic radical prostatectomy in a country where there are no on-going national screening programs for prostate cancer.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-08-28
Quality of life in a population of Polish patients with prostate cancer
Piotr Kutwin, Tomasz Konecki, Zbigniew Jabłonowski, Zbigniew Wolski, Marek Sosnowski
Recent advances in treatment have led to the prolongation of life among patients with prostate cancer (PCa), which implies greater interest in the issue of the quality of life (QoL) in patients who undergo treatment. The quality of life of patients with cancer questionnaire (QLQ-C30) and the quality of life questionnaire specific to the PCa (QLQ-PR25) are tools used worldwide to conduct research on this subject. In our study we assessed the quality of life in the population of Polish patients suffering from prostate cancer


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2016-02-03
Clinicopathological prognostic factors for upper tract urothelial carcinoma
Angel Andreev Elenkov, Alexander Timev, Plamen Dimitrov, Vasil Vasilev, Alexander Krastanov, Marincho Georgiev, Krasimir Yanev, Peter Simeonov, Peter Panchev
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the influence of clinicopathological factors including age, gender, tumor grade, tumor stage, lymphovascular invasion (LVI), tumor necrosis and previous history of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer on outcomes of patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU).


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-12-26
Microvascular density and immunohistochemical expression of VEGF, VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2 in benign prostatic hyperplasia, high-grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia and prostate cancer
Nikolaos Grivas, Anna Goussia, Dimitrios Stefanou, Dimitrios Giannakis
Aim of our study was to determine and compare angiogenesis in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), High Grade Prostate Intraepithelial Neoplasia (HGPIN) and Prostate Cancer (PCa). Moreover we evaluated its role as prognostic factor of PCa.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-11-29
A snapshot of the adult spina bifida patient - high incidence of urologic procedures
Joceline S. Liu, Alyssa Greiman, Jessica T. Casey, Shubhra Mukherjee, Stephanie J. Kielb
To describe urologic outcomes of contemporary adult spina bifida (SB) patients managed in a multidisciplinary clinic.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-11-29
Continuous positive airway pressure therapy is associated with improvement in overactive bladder symptoms in women with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
Tumay Ipekci, Gulgun Cetintas, Orcun Celik, Rahmi Gokhan Ekin, Sema Sarac, Ahmet Tunckiran, Yusuf Ozlem Ilbey
To evaluate the impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms in women with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).


Review Paper2015-11-25
Outcomes of ureteroscopy for patients with stones in a solitary kidney: evidence from a systematic review
Patrick Jones, Bhavan Rai, Bhaskar K. Somani
Management of urolithiasis in a solitary functioning kidney can be clinically challenging. The aim of this article was to review the outcomes of URS for patients with stone disease in a solitary kidney and critical appraise the existing evidence and outcome reporting standards.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-11-25
Safety and feasibility of day case ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy (URSL) in patients with a solitary kidney
Anngona Ghosh, Bhaskar K. Somani
The management of nephrolithiasis in patients with a solitary kidney poses a treatment challenge. The study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of ureteroscopy and laser stone fragmentation (URSL) for renal stones in these patients treated in our university teaching hospital.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2016.e112
Solitary kidney - a clinical challenge for endourologist
Ewa Bres-Niewada


Tips and tricks of ureteroscopy: consensus statement Part II. Advanced ureteroscopy
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


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-12-21
Microarray long oligo probe designing for Escherichia coli: an in-silico DNA marker extraction
Payam Behzadi, Ali Najaf, Elham Behzadi, Reza Ranjbar
Urinary tract infections are predominant diseases which may caused by different pathogenic microorganisms, particularly Escherichia coli (E.coli). DNA microarray technology is an accurate, rapid, sensitive, and specific diagnostic tool which may lead to definite diagnosis and treatment of several infectious diseases. DNA microarray is a multi-process method in which probe designing plays an important role in this technique. Therefore, the authors of the present study have tried to design a range of effective and proper long oligo microarray probes for detection and identification of different strains of pathogenic E.coli and in particular, uropathogenic E.coli (UPEC).


Review Paper2016-02-01
Urogenital tract disorders in children suspected for being sexually abused
Wojciech Krajewski, Joanna Wojciechowska, Maja Krefft, Lidia Hirnle, Anna Kołodziej
Child sexual abuse is generally defined as child exploitation that leads to achievement of sexual satisfaction. According to data from European countries sexual abuse of children affects 10-0% girls and 5-20% boys.


Editorial Referring2015-11-01
Comprehensive flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) simulator for training in endourology: The K-box model
Luca Villa, Bhaskar K. Somani, Tarik Emre Sener, Jonathan Cloutier, Francesco Buttice, Francesco Marson, Achilles Ploumidis, Silvia Proietti, Olivier Traxer


Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for non-functional lower pole kidney stone
Murat Mehmet Rifaioglu, Hani Bahaeldien Abdelgalil, Ali Serdar Gözen, Jens Rassweiler
We present a retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy video for a non-functional obstructed lower pole with multiple renal stones.. A 41-year-old female was admitted to our urology clinic with left-sided flank pain. The radiologic imaging (CT and IVP) revealed multiple left renal stones localized in the pelvis, middle and lower calyces. Left kidney function on scintigraphy was 20%. We performed a laparoscopic retroperitoneal three-port partial nephrectomy with stone extraction..


Letter to the Editor10.5176/ceju.2016.l1
Turk H, Celik O, Un S, et al. Predictive factors for biochemical recurrence in radical prostatectomy patients. Cent European J Urol. 2015; 68: 404-409.
Zülfü Sertkaya


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.