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2015 Vol. 68 No. 3

Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-07-30
10.5173/ceju.2015.636
Estimation of mortality and morbidity risk of radical cystectomy using POSSUM and the Portsmouth predictor equation
Toshihiko Masago, Shuichi Morizane, Masashi Honda, Tadahiro Isoyama, Tsutomu Koumi, Kouji Ono, Hiroyuki Kadowaki, Takehiro Sejima, Atsushi Takenaka
The Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enUmeration of Mortality and Morbidity (POSSUM) and the Portsmouth predictor equation (P-POSSUM) are simple scoring systems used to estimate the risk of complications and death postoperatively. We investigated the use of these scores to predict the postoperative risk in patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC).

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Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2015.e105
How to predict the risk of complication or death after radical cystectomy?
Antonín Brisuda

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-06-01
10.5173/ceju.2015.620
Impact of stage and comorbidities on five-year survival after radical cystectomy in Poland: single centre experience
Bartosz Dybowski, Krzysztof Ossoliński, Anna Ossolińska, Michał Peller, Ewa Bres-Niewada, Piotr Radziszewski
Long-term outcomes of patients treated for invasive bladder cancer in Poland are poorly documented in the literature. Impact of various clinical parameters on their survival is even less well studied. Radical cystectomy is a major surgery, so the patients' condition can be equally important as cancer stage. The aim of the study was to assess 5-year overall survival (OS) after cystectomy and impact of comorbidity on OS in a single Polish academic centre.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-05-25
10.5173/ceju.2015.565
Bladder injury secondary to obturator reflex is more common with plasmakinetic transurethral resection than monopolar transurethral resection of bladder cancer
Kutan Ozer, Mustafa Horsanali, Sacit Nuri Gorgel, Emin Ozbek
Transurethral resection (TUR) is the most common surgical technique for the diagnosis and initial treatment of bladder cancer. In this study we evaluated each two technics in terms of bladder injury due to obturatory reflex in patients that underwent TUR for nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-05-19
10.5173/ceju.2015.582
CyberKnife-based prostate cancer patient radioablation - early results of irradiation in 200 patients
Leszek Miszczyk, Aleksandra Napieralska, Agnieszka Namysł-Kaletka, Grzegorz Głowacki, Kinga Grabińska, Grzegorz Woźniak, Małgorzata Stąpór-Fudzińska
Prostrate Cancer (PC) is one of the most common malignancies, and frequently it is treated with 8-week long radiotherapy. CyberKnife (CK) based radioablation enables therapy completion within 5-9 days.
Aim: An evaluation of the effectiveness and tolerance of CyberKnife-based radioablation in prostate cancer patients.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-05-10
10.5173/ceju.2015.617
Optimizing the formation of vesicourethral anastomosis and reduction of procedure time. A two-year experience with a modified technique for endoscopic running vesicourethral anastomosis
Tomasz Golabek, Tomasz Wiatr, Mikolaj Przydacz, Jakub Bukowczan, Przemyslaw Dudek, Robert Sobczynski, Katarzyna Golabek, Piotr L. Chłosta
Creation of a watertight vesicourethral anastomosis is a challenging and time-consuming procedure. In an attempt to simplify this critical step of radical prostatectomy we have developed a laparoscopic running single suture technique and presented preliminary results previously. Here we report our two-year experience with the Chlosta's single running suture technique.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-05-25
10.5173/ceju.2015.485
Biochemical recurrence risk factors in surgically treated high and very high-risk prostate tumors
Alfredo Aguilera, Beatriz Banuelos, Jesús Díez, Jose María Alonso-Dorrego, Jesus Cisneros, Javier Pena
High and very high-risk prostate cancers are tumours that display great variation in their progression, making their behaviour and consequent prognosis difficult to predict. We analyse preoperative and postoperative risk factors that could influence biochemical recurrence for these tumours.

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Editorial Referring2015-05-25
10.5173/ceju.2015.593
Sniffing out prostate cancer: a new clinical opportunity
Gianluigi Taverna, Lorenzo Tidu, Fabio Grizzi

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-05-07
10.5173/ceju.2015.588
Modified technique of cavoatrial tumor thrombectomy without cardiopulmonary by-pass and hypothermic circulatory arrest: a preliminary report
Robert Sobczyński, Tomasz Golabek, Mikolaj Przydacz, Tomasz Wiatr, Jakub Bukowczan, Jerzy Sadowski, Piotr Chłosta
Traditionally tumour thrombus extending into the right atrium has been managed by open surgery with sternotomy, cardiopulmonary bypass circulation and hypothermic circulatory arrest, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates. Here, we evaluate the results of cavoatrial thrombectomy using our own, Foley catheter assisted technique, obviating need for thoracotomy, extracorporeal circulation, and/or hypothermic circulatory arrest.

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Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2015.e104
The minimal access technique for cavoatrial renal cancer thrombectomy - should it be used in all cases?
Artur A. Antoniewicz, Łukasz Zapała

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Author's Reply10.5173/ceju.2015.r103
The minimal access technique for cavoatrial renal cancer thrombectomy - to be used in all cases?
Piotr L. Chlosta, Tomasz Golabek

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Review Paper2015-04-02
10.5173/ceju.2015.550
Laparoscopic nephrectomy - pfannenstiel or expanded port site specimen extraction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Tarik Amer, Rakesh Danny Biju, Rachael Hutton, Mohammed Alsawi, Omar Aboumarzouk, Rami Hasan, Ross Clark, Brian Little
To anaylse the evidence relating to safety, feasibility and advantages of intact specimen extraction via various extraction sites after convetional laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN).

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-07-30
10.5173/ceju.2015.658
Macroscopic hematuria in patients on anticoagulation therapy
Boris Seryozhev Mladenov, Valeri Mariyanovski, Valeria Hadzhiyska
Visible hematuria is not rare in patients on anticoagulant therapy. There is no consensus on the diagnostic approach for them, some authors suggest restricted volume of diagnostic procedures because of the low number of urological etiology found. Some antibiotics have been reported to potentiate the effect of oral anticoagulants.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-06-23
10.5173/ceju.2015.541
Urolastic for the treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence: 24-month follow-up
Janusz Zajda, Fawzy Farag
To evaluate the efficacy and durability of Urolastic, a new urethral bulking agent in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after 2-months follow-up.

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Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2015.e106
Bulking agents for urinary incontinence: what, when and where?
George Kasyan, Dmitry Pushkar

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Review Paper2015-07-17
10.5173/ceju.2015.616
Current interventional management of male stress urinary incontinence following urological procedures
Ireneusz Ostrowski, Emil Śledź, Janusz Ciechan, Tomasz Golabek, Jakub Bukowczan, Mikolaj Przydacz, Tomasz Wiatr, Klaudia Stangel-Wojcikiewicz, Piotr L. Chłosta
Despite improvements in surgical techniques and implementation of minimally invasive procedures, male stress urinary incontinence affects a substantial number of patients after prostatic surgery. In response to increasing demand of optimal treatment modality, new alternatives to artificial urinary sphincter have recently been introduced. This review summarises the therapeutic surgical options with their outcomes in management of postprostatectomy stress incontinence.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-06-02
10.5173/ceju.2015.547
Effective radiation exposure evaluation during a one year follow-up of urolithiasis patients after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
Mehmet Kaynar, Erdem Tekinarslan, Suat Keskin, Ibrahim Buldu, Mehmet Giray Sönmez, Tuna Karatag, Mustafa Okan Istanbulluoglu
To determine and evaluate effective radiation exposure evaluation during one year follow-up of urolithiasis patients following SWL treatment

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Videosurgery2015-05-25
10.5173/ceju.2015.599
Mini-laparascopic dismembered pyeloplasty using only 3 mm instruments (3 mmML)
Piotr Jarzemski, Slawomir Listopadzki, Roman Kalinowski, Marek Kowalski, Marcin Jarzemski, Roman Sosnowski
The first laparoscopic (LA) dismembered pyeloplasty presented in 1993 years, William Schuessler and Louis Kavoussi. Since then surgery has evolved over the years. Currently, most treatments are performed by transperitoneal access using the Anderson-Hynes technique. In 1997, a minilaparoscopy (ML) with 3- and 2-mm instruments was introduced having good cosmetic and post-operative pain results and maintaning the same functional results as LA. 2nd Dissected UPJ. 6th Suturing the posterior wall.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-06-24
10.5173/ceju.2015.552
Value of preoperative stone scoring systems in predicting the results of percutaneous nephrolithotomy
Şükrü Kumsar, Hüseyin Aydemir, Fikret Halis, Osman Köse, Ahmet Gokce, Öztug Adsan
Guy's Stone Score and S.T.O.N.E. Nephrolithometry nomograms have been introduced for systematic and quantitative assessment of kidney stones.
The aim of this study was to reveal the value of the two scorings systems, Guy and S.T.O.N.E which are most frequently used for predicting post-operative stone-free status prior to Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL), in prediction of post-operative results of PCNL.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-06-24
10.5173/ceju.2015.611
Does ureteral stenting matter for stone size? A retrospective analyses of 1361 extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy patients
Burak Ozkan, Cagatay Dogan, Gulce Ecem Can, Nejat Tansu, Ahmet Erozenci, Bulent Onal
To determine the efficacy of ureteral stents for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) treatment of pelvis renalis stones and to compare the results and complications in stented and non-stented patients.

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Review Paper2015-08-04
10.5173/ceju.2015.642
Varicocele as a source of male infertility - current treatment techniques
Łukasz Kupis, Piotr Artur Dobronski, Piotr Radziszewski
Our objective was to set the size of the problem of varicocele as men infertility cause and compare various techniques of surgical treatment.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-07-03
10.5173/ceju.2015.590
Fosfomycin tromethamine. Antibiotic of choice in the female patient: A multicenter study
Abdul Rouf Khawaja, Farzana Bashir Khan, Tanveer Iqbal Dar, Arif Hameed Bhat, Mohd Saleem Wani, Baldev Singh Wazir
Aim of this study to evaluate oral single/multiple doses of Fosfomycin with clinical and microbiological efficacy in;
1. Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy.
2.Endourological procedures.
3. Lower urinary tract infections.

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Review Paper2015-06-23
10.5173/ceju.2015.551
The standard of urological consultation of patients qualified for renal transplant - a review
Artur Andrzej Antoniewicz, Łukasz Zapała, Arkadiusz Bogucki, Robert Małecki
Urological consultation is an obligatory step in the procedure of preparation of the patient before placing him/her on a waiting list for a renal transplant. Urological work-up aims to diagnose, treat, and optimize any preexisting urological disease.

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Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2015.e107
Urological evaluation prior to renal transplantation
Michał Ciszek

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-05-12
10.5173/ceju.2015.536
Evolution in the treatment of the ureteropelvic junction obstruction syndrome. Laparoscopic versus open pyeloplasty
Juan Gómez Rivas, Sergio Alonso y Gregorio, Leslie Cuello Sánchez, Pamela Fontana Portella, Jesús Cisneros Ledo, Jesús Díez Sebastián, Jesús Javier de la Pena Barthel
The treatment of ureteropelvic junction has evolved considerably over the past 20 years, resulting in new surgical techniques, but traditional open surgery remains the gold standard treatment. Nowadays, less invasive techniques are used for the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction. The purpose of our study is to compare the surgical and functional results between laparoscopic and open pyeloplasty performed at our department during the last 12 years.

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Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-05-04
10.5173/ceju.2015.560
Persistence and recurrence of vesicoureteric reflux in children after endoscopic therapy - implications of a risk-adapted follow-up
Bernhard Haid, Christoph Berger, Judith Roesch, Tanja Becker, Mark Koen, Werner Langsteger, Josef Oswald
There is no well-defined follow-up scheme available to reliably detect persistent or recurrent vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) after endoscopic therapy (ET) but also reduce postoperative invasive diagnostics in these children.
Our aim was the evaluation of possible predictors of persistence and recurrence of VUR in order to elaborate and test a risk-adapted follow-up regimen.

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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
Editor-in-Chief

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Corrigendum
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.