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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

2014 Vol. 67 No. 2

Review Paper2014-01-15
Metastatic Penile Carcinoma - An Update on the Current Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Dimitri Barski, Evangelos Georgas, Holger Gerullis, Thorsten Ecke
Penile carcinoma has an incidence of ,000 cases in Europe. The therapy and prognosis depend decisively on the lymph node status. Lymph node metastases are detected in 23% - 65% cases depending on the histopathological pattern. Due to improved diagnostic methods an early detection of tumor stage is possible. Multimodal therapeutic concepts can offer curability for a subset of patients, even those suffering from advanced disease.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2014.02.art3
Modern diagnostic and treatment regimens are needed to achieve the best cancer and quality of life control
Roman Sosnowski, Wojciech Michalski, Marta Kulpa


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-04-26
Significance of ASAP and extensive HG-PIN in clinical practice
Przemysław Adamczyk, Zbigniew Wolski, Romuald Butkiewicz, Joanna Nussbeutel, Tomasz Drewa
Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most commonly diagnosed neoplasms in men. The precancerous lesion of PCa is considered a high-grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasm (HG-PIN), when atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP) is commonly considered as underdiagnosed cancer. The aim of the study was to establish impact of ASAP and extensive HG-PIN on pre-biopsy PSA level and risk of cancer development in subsequent biopsy.


Review Paper2014-04-04
Usage of Invisible Near Infrared Light (NIR) Fluorescence with Indocyanine Green (ICG) and Methylene Blue (MB) in Urology. Part . 1
Wojciech Polom, Marcin Markuszewski, Young Soo Rho, Marcin Matuszewski
Near infrared (NIR) technology has recently garnered much interest as a tool for intraoperative image-guided surgery in various surgical sub-disciplines. In urology, although nascent, NIR technology is also fostering much enthusiasm.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-03-03
Pfannenstiel incision for radical retropubic prostatectomy as a surgical and cosmetic alternative to the midline or laparoscopic approach: A single center study
Andreas Lunacek, Christian Radmayr, Wolfgang Horninger, Eugen Plas
The Pfannenstiel incision is not a very common approach for radical retropubic prostatectomy (RPE). This study is primarily dealing with the approach to the prostate.


Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2014-03-21
Adrenergic crisis due to pheochromocytoma -practical aspects. A short review
Kajetan Juszczak, Tomasz Drewa
The definitive therapy in case of pheochromocytoma is complete surgical resection. Improper preoperative assessment and medical management places the patient at risk for complications from adrenergic crisis. Therefore, it is crucial to adequately optimize these patients before surgery. Optimal preoperative medical management significantly decreases morbidity and mortality during the tumor resection.


Review Paper2014-02-18
Management and Follow up of Extraadrenal Phaeochromocytoma
Dimitri Barski
The prevalence of phaeochromocytoma (PCC) in patients with hypertension is 0.1-0.6% and about 10% of PCCs are detected in extraadrenal tissue. The diagnosis and therapy of this rare disease detected as a retroperitoneal tumor mass can be difficult for clinicians.


Case Report2014-03-26
Diagnosis of Extraadrenal Phaeochromocytoma after Nephrectomy
Dimitri Barski, Samer Ezziddin, Sebastian Heikaus, Hartmut P.H. Neumann
We report on a 50-yr-old man admitted to the Urology Ward with suspicion of a left kidney tumor. As part of the pre–operative work-up ultrasound and computed tomography of the kidneys were conducted. The results confirmed the initial diagnosis. The postoperative diagnosis was extraadrenal pararenal phaeochromocytoma (ePCC) with SDHB gene mutation. During follow-up a second tumor was detected by F-DOPA-PET CT triggering another surgery with complete resection of the tumor. The patient and his family were counseled by a genetic laboratory and remain under surveillance.


Review Paper2014-03-21
Tadalafil in the management of lower urinary tract symptoms: a review of the literature and current practices in Russia
Alexander Govorov, George Kasyan, Diana Priymak, Dmitry Pushkar, Sebastian Sorsabu
Strong epidemiologic evidence supports correlation between lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) and erectile dysfunction (ED). The link has biologic plausibility given phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) expression in pelvic structures. PDE5 inhibitors target pathophysiologic processes implicated in LUTS/BPH.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-04-01
Lower urinary tract symptoms and their severity in men subjected to prostate biopsy
Jakub Dobruch, Elza Modzelewska, Janusz Tyloch, Bartosz Misterek, Ewa Czapkowicz, Ewa Bres-Niewada, Andrzej Borówka
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are one of most frequent complaints among men over 50 years of age. These usually result from benign prostate hyperplasia which often coexist with cancer.
The aim of the present study is to evaluate prospectively the incidence of LUTS and their character in men subjected to prostate biopsy.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2014.02.art12
The presence of LUTS is not a decisive tool for deciding who should be qualified for prostate biopsy
Kajetan Juszczak


Review Paper2013-12-08
Secondary infertility and the aging male, overview
Atif Abdulhamid Katib, Khalid Al-Hawsawi, Wael Motair, Abdallah Makhloof Bawa
Old men going for marriage late in their lives might face infertility. Infertility in old men should be treated in a wider perspective, as old men are subjected to many age-related health troubles that include, but not limited to, androgen deficiency and psychological disorders that impede early conception. This review aims at shedding lights on the proper approach of this minority of secondarily infertile men.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2014.02.art14
Sexology of elderly man with secondary infertility
Piotr Paweł Świniarski


Case Report2014-04-13
Conservative management of accidental gall bladder puncture during Percutaneous nephrolithotomy: A case report
Nikhil A. Patil, Vinay S. Kundargi, Siddangouda B. Patil, Ashok N. Biradar, Anup S. Desai
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy [PCNL] has been an excellent option for the management of kidney stones. There have been many complications in regards to solid organ injury during PCNL. Here we discuss an interesting case of 5 year woman, who underwent PCNL for right renal staghorn calculus and had accidental puncture of gall bladder. Post operatively patient was conservatively managed and recovered well. Least number of cases has been reported till now in literature.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2014.02.art16
Getting access in PNL - eyes wide shut
Bartosz Dybowski


Author's Reply10.5173/ceju.2014.02.art17
Make the technology count
Nikhil A. Patil, Vinay S. Kundargi, Siddangouda B. Patil, Ashok N. Biradar, Anup S. Desai


Case Report2014-03-04
Emphysematous pyelonephritis in a diabetic patient with obstructed kidney: A case report
Piotr Kutwin, Tomasz Konecki, Zbigniew Jabłonowski
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is an acute, rare, inflammatory disease which typically occurs in patients who suffer from diabetes mellitus. Authors in the article below report a case of a patient who was admitted to the Department of Urology with septic signs, in whom after performance of computed tomography the diagnosis of EPN was established. As a treatment, the patient underwent organ preserving treatment. It consisted of pyelolithotomy with nephrostomy and insertion of DJ catheter to the left ureter


Case Report2014-03-04
Infected urachal cyst in young adult
Natalia Muśko, Jakub Dobruch, Sebastian Piotrowicz, Przemysław Szostek, Andrzej Borówka
Urachus is the remnant of the cloaca which in adults attaches the bladder dome with umbilicus. After birth it obliterates and presents as midline umbilical ligament. Urachal patent anomalies are usually detected in childhood. In adults occur very rarely and its presentation and diagnosis may be occasionally challenging. We present and discuss the case of infected urachal cyst found in a 30 year old adult


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-02-27
Use of Martius flap in the complex female urethral surgery
George Kasyan, Nataliya Tupikina, Dmitry Pushkar
Objectives were to evaluate safety and patient reported perception of Martius fibroadipose flap for complex female urethra reconstruction.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2014.02.art21
Use of Martius flaps in complex female urethral surgery and the tethered vagina syndrome
Peter Petros, Alfons Gunnemann, Bernhard Liedl


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2014-03-04
Juan Gómez Rivas, Sergio Alonso y Gregorio, María Portilla Eastmond, Luis Hidalgo Togores, Jesús Díez Sebastián, Jesús Javier de la Pena Barthel
To observe the renal function recovery measured by diuretic renography in short and medium follow-up of patients with transperitoneal Anderson-Hynes laparoscopic pyeloplasty.


Letter to the Editor10.5173/ceju.2014.02.art23
Gómez Rivas J, Alonso Dorrego JM, Martín Hernández MM, Fontana Portella M, Pérez González S, Moreno Valle JA, de la Pena Barthel JJ. Traumatic rupture of the corpus cavernosum: surgical management and clinical outcomes. A 30 years review. Cent European J Urol. 2014; 67: 88-91
Milos Brodak


Letter to the Editor10.5173/ceju.2014.02.art24
Bella AJ, Shamloul R. Psychotropics and sexual dysfunction. Cent European J Urol. 2013; 66: 466-471
Stefan Buntrock


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.