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Current issue - 2017 Vol. 70 No. 2

Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-06-10
Increasing detection of significant prostate cancer in younger men - ten year trends in prostate cancer risk profile in the Mid-west of Ireland
Nikita R. Bhatt, Tetyana Kelly, Kasia Domanska, Colette Fogarty, Garrett Durkan, Hugh D. Flood, Subhasis K Giri
Although PSA (prostate specific antigen) based screening for prostate cancer (Pca) is con-troversial, an increasing number of men are undergoing Transrectal Ultrasound Guided prostate biopsy(TRUSPB) through primary care-based PSA testing and referral to hospitals. The aim of our study was to in-vestigate presenting risk profiles of PCa over the last decade in a cohort of men in Ireland and to examine any change in the same over this time period.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-06-07
Safety and efficacy of tamsulosin, alfuzosin or silodosin as monotherapy for LUTS in BPH – a double-blind randomized trial
Chikka Moga Siddaiah Manohar, Mahadevappa Nagabhushana, Vilvapathy Senguttuvan Karthikeyan, Ramachandra Pudakalkatti Sanjay, Anant Janarthan Kamath, Ramaiah Keshavamurthy
Currently alpha1-adrenoceptor blockers (AB) are widely used as first-line therapy to improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We compared the efficacy and safety profile of tamsulosin, alfuzosin and silodosin in LUTS due to BPH.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-04-14
Structural differences and architectural features of two different polypropylene slings (TVT-O and I-STOP) have no impact on biocompatibility and tissue reactions
Mikolaj Przydacz, Oussama El Yazami Adli, Wally Mahfouz, Oleg Loutochin, Louis R. Bégin, Jacques Corcos
To evaluate the impact of design features of synthetic mid-urethral slings on tissue integrity and inflammatory responses.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-04-13
Stereological comparison of intraprostatic injection of alcohol and bleomycin with finasteride gavages in the rats
Ali Eslahi, Ali Noorafshan, Ali-Reza Safarpour, Masood Sepehrimanesh, Ali Ariafara, Elham Nadimi
Resection of the prostate is one of the standard surgical treatments for symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). To evaluate minimally invasive treatments, intraprostatic injections of the ethanol and bleomycin were compared with oral finasteride administration in BPH rats.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-06-07
Performing easy prone punction
Ramon Cansino, Alejandra Portilla, Juan Gómez Rivas
Percutaneous renal surgery has been considered one of the most important advances in urology. There are several possibilities to perform a kidney puncture such as using fluoroscopy, ultrasound or both. The aim of this article is to describe our puncture technique.


Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2017-06-11
Ureteroscopy for stone disease: expanding roles in the modern era
Adrian Ho, Piyush Sarmah, Ewa Bres-Niewada, Bhaskar K. Somani
The prevalence of urolithiasis is increasing worldwide and is causing significant morbidity and cost to the healthcare systems. While ureteroscopy (URS) has been established as a treatment option, our review highlights the expanding role of URS for the management of more complex stones and patients
in the modern era.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-03-22
10.5173/ ceju.2017.1205
Open Stone Surgery: Still-in-Use Approach for Complex Stone Burden
Ozer Ural Cakici, Kemal Ener, Murat Keske, Serkan Altinova, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Mustafa Aldemir, Arslan Ardicoglu
Urinary stone disease is a major urological condition. Endourologic techniques have influenced the clinical approach and outcomes. Open surgery holds a historic importance in the management of most conditions. However, complex kidney stone burden may be amenable to successful results with open stone surgery. In this article, we report our eighteen cases of complex urinary stone disease who underwent open stone removal.


Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2017-06-11
Mediterranean diet and erectile dysfunction: a current perspective
Simona di Francesco, Raffaele Lanfranco Tenaglia
In this current perspective we analyzed the role of Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) in sexual function and particularly in erectile dysfunction (ED), according to the latest scientific evidence.


Case Report2017-03-15
Extended boari-flap technique as a reconstruction method of total ureteric avulsion
Paweł Grzegółkowski, Artur Lemiński, Marcin Słojewski
The ureteral avulsion is an uncommon severe urological complication of ureteroscopy (URS). Surgery in patients with a total ureteral loss is a demanding challenge for urologist. We have presented a case of 58-year-old male patient who underwent a successful repair of an upper ureteral injury. We have described the effectiveness of an extended Boari-flap procedure for reconstruction after iatrogenic ureteral trauma.


Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2017-06-11
Fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in intestinal flora of patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy - possible shift in biopsy prophylaxis
Przemyslaw Adamczyk, Kajetan Juszczak, Małgorzata Prondzinska, Anna Kędzierska, Hanna Szwajkert-Sobiecka, Tomasz Drewa


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-06-12
Frailty and elderly in urology: Is there an impact on post-operative complications?
Fabrizio Dal Moro, Alessandro Morlacco, Giovanni Motterle, Lisa Barbieri, Filiberto Zattoni
Frailty used as predictive tool is still not carried out in daily practice, although many studies confirm the great clinical importance of the frailty syndrome in surgical outcomes. There is no standardized method of measuring the physiological reserves of older surgical patients.


Review Paper2017-04-13
Basic Issues Concerning Health-Related Quality of Life
Roman Sosnowski, Marta Kulpa, Urszula Ziętalewicz, Jan Karol Wolski, Robert Nowakowski, Robert Bakuła, Tomasz Demkow
Chronic diseases such as cancer have a strong influence on both physical health and quality of life, which together comprise the concept of health-related quality of life (HRQoL)—in other words, the complete state of physical, social, and psychological functioning. Herein, we review the literature on the theory of HRQoL in relation to oncological diseases.


A prospective evaluation of surgical outcomes of laparoscopic transperitoneal radical prostatectomy in obese patients: our experience
Anup Kumar, Niraj Kumar, Gaurav Kumar, Mikir Patel, Pankaj Gupta
Laparoscopic transperitoneal radical prostatectomy (LRP) is technically challenging in obese patients especially in those with a narrow and deep pelvis. We prospectively evaluated the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic transperitoneal radical prostatectomy in obese patients.. All consecutive patients with BMI ≥30 kg/m2 who underwent LRP for localized prostate cancer by a single surgeon between January 2013 and May 2016 at our institution were included. The mean BMI was 31.74 kg/m2.


Laparoscopic transperitoneal partial nephrectomy for clinical T1b renal tumors: A prospective evaluation
Anup Kumar, Niraj Kumar, Gaurav Kumar, Mikir Patel, Pankaj Gupta
The role of partial nephrectomy in clinical T1b renal tumors is still not established. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for clinical T1b renal tumors is a technically challenging procedure. We prospectively evaluated the feasibility, safety, efficacy, and long term oncological results of laparoscopic transperitoneal partial nephrectomy(LPN) in clinical T1b renal tumors.. were included in the study. The mean tumor size was 5.1 cm. The mean ischemia time was 21.3 min.


A prospective evaluation of surgical outcomes of laparoscopic transperitoneal radical cystectomy/anterior pelvic exenteration: our surgical technique and experience
Anup Kumar, Niraj Kumar, Gaurav Kumar, Mikir Patel, Pankaj Gupta
Laparoscopic transperitoneal radical cystectomy/anterior pelvic exenteration is technically challenging, confined to centers with advanced laparoscopic expertise. We prospectively evaluated the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic transperitoneal radical cystectomy/anterior pelvic exenteration (LRC) with extracorporeal urinary diversion in patients with muscle-invasive carcinoma of the urinary bladder.. The demographic, peri-operative, postoperative and follow up data were collected and analyzed.


Different treatment approaches after failure of laparascopic treatment of calyceal diverticulum confused with communicating-type renal cyst: Case report
Ayhan Dirim, ERAY HASIRCI, Yuksel Cem Aygun
The term calyceal diverticulum refers to a urine-containing cystic cavity within the renal parenchyma. The calyceal diverticulum is lined by transitional epithelium and communicating with the collecting system via a narrow isthmus or infundibulum. Demonstrating a connection between this fluid-filled space and pelvicalyceal system in contrast studies, such as com¬puted tomography or urography is the key diagnostic finding. There are two recognised types.


Letter to the Editor2017-06-22
Mithridates VI Eupator king of Pontus and the venomous snakes
Guido Valle, Marco Carmignani, Mario Stanislao, Antonio Facciorusso, Anna Rita Volpe


"Central European Journal of Urology" is growing

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Readers and Editors,

The importance of the "Central European Journal of Urology" is steadily increasing. This is of course, in a large part thanks to you. According to the SCOPUS database ranking of 98 urological journals published and indexed worldwide, our journal is ranked at the 58th position. This is a very acceptable rank! First place is of course reserved by the "European Urology", but journals ranked near us show that our position is meaningful and the influence of the articles published in our journal is noticeable among the newest trending urological topics. This interesting SCOPUS ranking can be viewed on the following site:

Independent of the Web of Science database, the citation index CiteScore prepared by SCOPUS, also contains positive news concerning our journal. In 2016, the CiteScore for the "Central European Journal of Urology" was 0.70. This index rating is calculated based on the amount of citations of articles published in a given journal during the last three years. By following the change in the citation index of the "Central European Journal of Urology" , it can be easily seen that the importance of our journal is on the rise. The CiteScore in 2013 was 0.23, and increased to 0.37 and 0.62 in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

What is the difference between the CiteScore (SCOPUS) from the Impact Factor (Web of Science)?

Both factors are derived from the amount of citations per published articles. It seems though that the CiteScore is more flexible. It is calculated more often (monthly), not yearly, as is the case for the Impact Factor. The method of calculation and assignment of the CiteScore is clear and available at all times to SCOPUS database users. Please follow how the CiteScore changes this year for the "Central European Journal of Urology". This information can be accessed by clicking on the CiteScoreTracker 2017 tab. It is now that straight-forward!

By observing the changes occurring in international bibliographic databases, I think that thanks to these tools the SCOPUS database will soon become a very relevant player among the ranking systems and the CiteScore index will be of equal value to that developed by the Web of Science database. Perhaps overtime it will gain even more popularity?

Kindest regards,
Tomasz Drewa


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