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2011 Vol. 64 No. 1

Review Paper2010-12-19
Anomalies of the inferior vena cava and renal veins and implications for renal surgery
Ahmed Eldefrawy, Mohan Arianayagam, Prashanth Kanagarajah, Kristell Acosta, Murugesan Manoharan
Abnormalities of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and renal veins are extremely rare. However, with the increasing use of computed tomography (CT), these anomalies are more frequently diagnosed. The majority of venous anomalies are asymptomatic and they include left sided IVC, duplicated IVC, absent IVC as well as retro aortic and circumaortic renal veins. The embryological development of the IVC is complex and involves the development and regression of three sets of paired veins. During renal surgery, undiagnosed venous anomalies may lead to major complications


Letter to the Editor2011-05-12
Refers to article: Urine markers and prostate cancers. Jacek Wilkosz et al., CEJU 20/64/
Jacek Wilkosz, Magdalena Bryś, Waldemar Różański


Review Paper2011-01-31
Urine markers and prostate cancer
Jacek Wilkosz, Magdalena Bryś, Waldemar Różański
Prostate cancer (CaP) is the most common cancer in men globally, with an estimated prevalence of more than 2 million cases. Given the poor success rate in treating advanced CaP, intervention in early stages may reduce the progression of small localized carcinoma to a large metastatic lesion, thereby reducing disease-related deaths. Urine is readily available and can be used to detect either exfoliated cancer cells or secreted products. The major advantages of urine-based assays are their noninvasive character and ability to monitor CaP with heterogeneous foci


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2010-11-23
Education concerning carcinoma of prostate and its early detection
Sławomir Dutkiewcz, Sylwia Jędrzejowska
According to our assumption, educating men increase their awareness on the need of screening tests and results in increasing reporting to physical examinations. This in turn allows for an early detection of the disease.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2011-01-18
Independent predictors of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy: a single center experience
Marius Kinčius, Aivaras Jonas Matjošaitis, Darius Trumbeckas, Ramunas Mickevičius, Daimantas Milonas, Mindaugas Jievaltas
The aim of study was to establish pretreatment and postoperative factors which could predict the early biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2010-12-12
"Comparison of the effectiveness of crushing concrements in the urinary tract with the use of holmium laser and sonotrode"
Barłtomiej Jakóbczyk, Marek Wrona, Marek Lipiński, Waldemar Różański
Holmium lasers and ultrasound probes are widely used in urinary stone lithitripsy.
Purpose: Authors present comparision of both methods in urinary stones lithotripsy.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2011-02-04
Pentoxifylline effects on renal structure after urethral obstruction in rat: A stereological study
Mehdi Shirazi, Ali Noorafshan, Amir Farrokhi
Chronic renal failure due to tubulointerstitial fibrosis is one of complications of lower urinary tract obstruction. As pentoxifylline is a xanthine derivative that inhibits some inflammatory mediators we conducted this study to investigate whether pentoxifylline inhibits renal fibrosis in a rat model of partial urethral obstruction (PUO).


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2010-11-23
Semen quality in men from subfertile couples from region of Lodz according to the new references values recommended by WHO 200
Waldemar Różański, Wiesław Szymczak, Małgorzata Wójt, Sławomir Sobakiewicz, Marek Lipiński, Katarzyna Marchlewska, Małgorzata Gołąb-Lipińska, Elżbieta Oszukowska
The semen analysis is the main diagnostic tool for evaluating the male fertility potential. The standard semen analysis includes evaluation of the sperm concentration, motility and their morphology. The most important question is whether results from semen analysis may be a certain marker for male fertility.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Case Report2011-01-29
Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for large renal tumour - a case report and technical considerations.
Tomasz Szydełko, Krzysztof Tupikowski, Janusz Dembowski, Tadeusz Niezgoda, Adam Wojciechowski, Romuald Zdrojowy
In comparison to an open procedure, the laparoscopic radical nephrectomy has demonstrated advantages in regard to perioperative morbidity, postoperative pain, time of hospitalization and convalescence. However, most series of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy are confined to T1 tumors. The authors present a case of a large-volume-T2 renal tumour treated laparoscopically. The aim of the study is to present the operative technique and to discuss several unique problems that arise during the laparoscopic procedure in patients with large renal masses.


Case Report2010-10-27
Gaston Astroza, Daniella Espínola, Víctor Faundes, Juan Calderón
Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer among young patients. At the moment of diagnosis, between 30% and 50% of them have developed metastases, which affect retroperitoneal lymph nodes and lungs especially. Hepatic compromise is rare and is associated with poor prognosis. Besides this, hepatic lesions can complicate with necrosis and overgrowth, a phenomenon that is mainly seen in primary lesions. Furthermore, bleeding of secondary lesions is very uncommon. We present a case of a patient with massive hemoperitoneum secondary to rupture of hepatic metastatic lesions of a primary testicular tumor.


Case Report2010-12-18
Andrea M. Furtado, Eduardo Carrasquinho, Marco Ferreira, Ana Afonso, Fernando Ferrito
We present a rare case of a schwannoma of the seminal vesicle that occurred in a 3-year-old male with symptoms of the lower urinary tract. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging documented a solid mass in the patient left seminal vesicle. A transvesical approach with a transtrigonal midline incision was successfully performed. The microscopic aspect was compatible with schwannoma.


Case Report2011-02-22
Conservative treatment of an intraperitoneal bladder perforation: case report
Barbara Craggs, Dirk Michielsen
The management of bladder rupture depends on its anatomical location.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Case Report10.5173/ceju.2011.01.art12
Nephrobronchial fistula. A case report and review of the literature
Jonathan A. Harikrishnan, Thomas C. Hall, Simon J. Hawkyard


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.