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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

2017 Vol. 70 No. 3

Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-06-29
External validation of four nephrometry scores for trans-peritoneal robotic partial nephrectomy
Bhavan Rai, Amit Patel, Ahmed Abroaf, Narin Suleyman, Shanmugasundaram Gowriemohahan, Venkat Prasad, Nikhil Vasdev, Jim Adshead
Externally validation of four Nephrometry scores (NS): Centrality index(C-index), ABC, PADUA and RENAL in patients who have undergone trans-peritoneal robotic assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN)


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-08-04
Factors affecting one-year survival after radical cystectomy: a prospective study
Marta Kwiatkowska, Bartosz Dybowski, Olga Kuczkiewicz-Siemion, Rafał Osiecki, Kaja Śmigielska, Stefan Gonczar, Sławomir Poletajew, Piotr Radziszewski
Survival after radical cystectomy (RC) is affected by various factors. Significance of preoperative health status and its influence on treatment outcome is uncertain.
The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate overall survival, cause of death and the role of comorbidities in mortality during the first 12 months after RC.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-07-14
Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer:
Are epicrises the \"Bermuda Triangle\" of information transfer?
Steffen Lebentrau, Matthias May, Anne-Kathrin Wick, Michael Roiner, Marcella Mathew, Christian Gilfrich, Martin Schostak
Aim of the study was collecting information regarding the quality of communication of risk-determining factors or risk profile, and the guideline conformity of recommendations for adjuvant treatment in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) between clinics and ambulant urologists.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-07-14
Does asymptomatic prostatic inflammation alter the outcome of transurethral resection of prostate?
Anuj Deep Dangi, Ramya Nagarajan, Arabind Panda, Ramani Manoj Kumar, Antony Devasia, Nitin Kekre
There is contradictory evidence in literature with respect to the association of asymptomatic prostatic inflammation on biopsy with complications of Transurethral Resection of Prostate. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of prostatitis in biopsy specimens of patients undergoing transurethral resection of prostate with bladder neck contracture (the primary end point) and other complications.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-06-29
Comparison of tamsulosin and silodosin in management of acute urinary retention secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia in patients planned for trial without catheter.
A prospective randomized study
Siddangouda B. Patil, Kshitiz Ranka, Vinay S. Kundargi, Nilesh Guru
Prospective randomized study to compare the efficacy of tamsulosin and silodosin in patients suffering from acute urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia planned for trial without catheter .


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-07-04
Evaluation of selected Doppler parameters of renal blood flow in patients undergoing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
Krzysztof Balawender, Stanisław Orkisz
Despite the risk of complications which does not exceed several percent Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) cause morphological and functional changes in kidneys as a result of the effect that the generated shock wave energy has on the renal parenchyma structure.


Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2017-08-23
Engineering solutions to ureteral stents: Material, Coating and Design
Ali Mosayyebi, Aravinthan Vijayakumar, Qi Y. Yue, Ewa Bres-Niewada, Costantino Manes, Dario Carugo, Bhaskar K. Somani
An ideal stent would offer simple insertion and removal with no discomfort and/or migration, would have no biofilm formation or encrustation, and would also maintain patient's quality of life.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-06-23
Impact of vasectomy on the sexual satisfaction of couples: Experience from a specialized clinic
Tobias Engl, Sarah Hallmen, Wolf-D. Beecken, Peter Rubenwolf, Elmar-W. Gerharz, Stefan Vallo
Vasectomy is the simplest, safest, and most effective form of definitive fertility control in men [1]. Vasectomy is used for 10% of contraception worldwide but only for 2% in Germany [2]. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of vasectomy on the sexual satisfaction of sterilized men and their partners.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-08-22
Three Anatomical Levels: Possibilities To Decrease Invasiveness Of Reconstructive Surgery For Congenital Penile Curvature
Wojciech Perdzyński, Marek Adamek
The aim of the study was to report methods - based on penile anatomy - leading to decrease invasiveness of reconstructive surgery for congenital penile curvature (CPC).


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-08-04
Increased Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction In Men With Multiple Sclerosis: An Italian Cross Sectional Study
Raffaele Balsamo, Davide Arcaniolo, Marco Stizzo, Ester Illiano, Riccardo Autorino, Franca Natale, Elisabetta Costantini, Rocco Damiano, Marco De Sio
Sexual dysfunctions are common but often underestimated symptoms in men with multiple sclerosis (MS). The most common sexual complaint in MS male is erectile dysfunction (ED). The aim of this observational, cross-sectional study was to assess the prevalence of ED and its relationship with neurological disability, depression, urodynamic findings and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in these patients.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-08-26
Retroperitoneal Varix ligation with sclerotherapy: a prospective randomized comparative study
Yaser M. Abdelsalam, Waleed M. Saeed, Ahmed M. Moeen, Ehab O. Elganainy, Abdelfatah I. Ahmed
To compare the results of high varix ligation with and without sclerotherapy.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-06-23
The use of Amplatz renal dilators in the minimally invasive management of complex urethral strictures
Michael Nomikos, Sarantis Papanikolaou, George Athanasopoulos, Athanasios Papatsoris
To present the outcomes of using Amplatz renal dilators in the management of complex urethral strictures


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-06-23
Validation of QUALAS-T, a health-related quality of life instrument for teenagers with spina bifida
Konrad M. Szymański, Rosalia Misseri, Benjamin Whittam, Jessica T. Casey, David Y. Yang, Sonia-Maria Raposo, Shelly J. King, Martin Kaefer, Richard C. Rink, Mark P. Cain
We aimed to develop and validate a self-reported QUAlity of Life Assessment in Spina bifida for Teenagers (QUALAS-T).


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-07-24
Endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux in children using polyacrylate-polyalcohol copolymer (Vantris): 5-years of prospective follow-up
Stanisław Warchoł, Grażyna Krzemień, Agnieszka Szmigielska, Przemyslaw Bombiński, Krzysztof Toth, Teresa Dudek-Warchoł
The endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children is currently well accepted therapy in many pediatric urology centers. Polyacrylate-polyalcohol copolymer (PPC), namely Vantris®, is one of the tissue-augmenting substances used for endoscopic reflux therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results with PPC in children.


A prospective evaluation of 3-D laparoscopic transperitoneal radical nephrectomy for large renal tumors (clinical stage T2N0M0): A single-centre, single-surgeon experience
Anup Kumar, Niraj Kumar, Gaurav Kumar, Mikir Patel, Pankaj Gupta
A prospective evaluation of 3-D laparoscopic transperitoneal radical nephrectomy for large renal tumors(clinical T2N0M0): A single centre, single surgeon experience. Introduction and Objectives: To prospectively evaluate the feasibility, safety and long-term results of 3-D laparoscopic transperitoneal radical nephrectomy(LRN) large renal tumors(clinical T2N0M0).. Results:A total of 51 patients were included in the study. The mean tumor size was 7.9 cm.


Robotic management of a duplicated ureter during intracoporeal urinary diversion following robotic cystectomy
Abdullah Erdem Canda, Erem Asil, Erdem Koc, Mustafa Aldemir, Arslan Ardicoglu, Ali Fuat Atmaca
Robotic radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion is increasingly being performed in the minimally invasive surgical management of invasive bladder cancer. We published our surgical technique before (1). One of the important steps of this procedure is preparation of the ureters for Wallace type anastomosis to be performed between ureters and the chimney of the Studer pouch. Thereafter, both ureters are spatulated by monopolar curved scissors.


Letter to the Editor2017-08-03
Mithridates VI Eupator of Pontus:
An Ancient IRANIAN Immunologist King
Elham Behzadi, Payam Behzadi


Letter to the Editor2017-08-16
Very high risk prostate cancer: multimodality treatment will be the new frontier.
Davide Campobasso, Giuseppe Prati, Antonio Frattini


Letter of the Editor-in-chief2017-09-20
"Central European Journal of Urology" is growing
Tomasz Drewa


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.