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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


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


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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.