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2015 Vol. 68 No. 4

Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-08-28
Predictive factors for biochemical recurrence in radical prostatectomy patients
Hakan Turk, Orcun Celik, Sitki Ün, Mehmet Yoldas, Cemal Selcuk Isoglu, Mustafa Karabicak, Batuhan Ergani, Gokhan Koc, Ferruh Zorlu, Yusuf Ozlem Ilbey
Radical prostatectomy (RP) is considered as the in treatment for the management of localized prostate cancer in patients with life expectancy over 10 years. However, complete cure is not guarenteed for all patients who received/underwent RP treatment. Biochemical recurrence is frequently observed duringpost-operative follow-upperiod. Our main objective in this study is to evaluate the predictive factors of biochemical recurrence in localized prostate cancer patients who underwent RP surgery


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-08-07
Does anterior prostatic fat tissue removed during robotic radical prostatectomy contain any lymph nodes?
Ali Fuat Atmaca, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Murat Keske, Muhammed Ersagun Arslan, Davut Kamaci, Erdal Alkan, Mevlana Derya Balbay
We investigated if anterior periprostatic fat (APPF) tissue removed during robotic radical prostatectomy (RARP) contains any lymph nodes (LNs).


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-07-30
Evaluation of oxidative stress status and antioxidant capacity in patients with renal cell carcinoma
Mustafa Aldemir, Ersagun Karaguzel, Emrah Okulu, Ahmet Gudeloglu, Kemal Ener, Asim Ozayar, Ozcan Erel
To evaluated and compared the serum oxidative stress and antioxidant enzymes in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and the control group.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-08-28
Spectrum of retroperitoneal and genitourinary paraganglioma: Experience at a North Indian tertiary care center
Santosh Kumar, Gautam Ram Choudhary, Shivanshu Singh, Seema Prasad, Shrawan Kumar Singh, Anil Bhansali, Sanjay Bhadada, Pinaki Dutta
Genitourinary and retroperitoneal paragangliomas are infrequent tumors with bizarre presentation. A high index of suspicion is required to make a diagnosis in young hypertensive individuals. Our aim is to study the varied clinical presentations and management of these paragangliomas. Herein, we share our experience of clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of these paragangliomas.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-09-07
Durability, safety and efficacy of polyacrylamide hydrogel (Bulkamid®) in the management of stress and mixed urinary incontinence: three year follow up outcomes
Aakash Pai, Waleed Al-Singary
There are a myriad of treatment options available for patients suffering with the increasingly prevalent condition of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The minimally invasive nature of periurethral bulking agents, make it an attractive proposition in the correctly selected patient. There is however limited data available on the medium to long term safety and efficacy of this procedure. The aim of our study is to evaluate the outcomes of Polyacrylamide Hydrogel (PAHG) (Bulkamid®) as a periurethral bulking agent at our institution.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-09-01
Intrarenal pressure and irrigation flow with commonly used ureteric access sheaths and instruments
Anna Wright, Kevin Williams, Bhaskar Somani, Nicholas Rukin
Flexible ureterorenoscopy is becoming a first-line treatment for many intra-renal stones. Ureteric access sheaths are commonly used to aid access, stone removal and reduce intra-renal pressure. We evaluate the effects of two commonly used access sheaths on irrigation flow and intra-renal pressure during flexible ureterorenoscopy. We measure the effect of scope instrumentation on flow and pressure.


Review Paper2015-09-22
Tips and tricks of Ureteroscopy: Consensus statement
Nicholas J. Rukin, Bhaskar K. Somani, Jake Patterson, Ben R. Grey, William Finch, Sam Mcclinton, Bo Parys, Graham Young, Haider Syed, Andy Myatt, Azi Samsudin, John A. Inglis, Daron Smith
Ureteroscopy is fast becoming the first line treatment option for the majority of urinary tract stones. Ureteroscopy training can be performed in a variety of ways including simulation, hands on ureteroscopy courses and supervised operative experience.


Case Report2015-10-06
Priapism associated with novel psychoactive substance abuse
Patrick Jones, Bhavan Rai, Stuart Doig, Niyaz Ahammed
Priapism is a time dependent, emergency condition, which can lead to marked adverse effects on erectile function. We present the case of a patient with bipolar disorder who consumed a novel psychoactive substance as well as an illegal substitute for Sildenafil citrate. History revealed erectile dysfunction most likely secondary to hyperprolactinaema. This case therefore asks the question of whether this patient demographic should be routinely screened for this complaint.


Editorial Referring10.5173/ceju.2015.e108
Designer drugs and sexual dysfunction
Mátyás Benyó


Author's Reply10.5173/ceju.2015.r104
Reply to: Benyo M. Designer drugs and sexual dysfunction. Cent European J Urol. 2015; 68: 450
Patrick Jones, Bhavan Rai, Stuart Doig, Niyaz Ahhammed


Review Paper2015-09-15
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli virulence genes: invaluable approaches for designing DNA microarray probes
Nadia Jahandeh, Reza Ranjbar, Payam Behzadi, Elham Behzadi
The pathotypes of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) cause different types of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). The presence of a wide range of virulence genes in UPEC enables us to design appropriate DNA microarray probes. These probes which are used in DNA microarray technology provide us an accurate and rapid diagnosis and definite treatment in association with UTIs caused by UPEC pathotypes. So, the main goal of this article is to introduce the UPEC virulence genes as invaluable approaches for DNA microarray probe designing.


Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2015-10-21
Repair of a vesico-vaginal fistula with amniotic membrane - Step 1 of the IDEAL recommendations of surgical innovation
Dimitri Barski, Holger Gerullis, Thorsten Ecke, Gabriella Varga, Mihaly Boros, Isabel Pintelon, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Alexander Winter, Jens-Willem Bagner, Thomas Otto
Complex vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) has a high recurrency and the repair with graft tissues seems to be favorable. Amniotic membrane (AM) plays an increasing role as scaffold for the repair of defect tissue due to its unique biological properties with regard to promoting wound healing.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-07-17
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
Santosh Kumar, Lalit Kishore, Aditya Prakash Sharma, Nitin Garg, Shrawan Kumar Singh
To study the efficacy of holmium laser urethrotomy with intralesional injection of Santosh PGI tetra-inject (Triamcinolone, Mitomycin C, Hyaluronidase and N-acetyl cysteine) in the treatment of urethral stricture.


Review Paper2015-07-17
Role of laparoscopy in ureteropelvic junction obstruction with concomitant pathology: a case series study
Omar Fahmy, Abdel-Rahman El-Fayoumi, Georgios Gakis, Bastian Amend, Mohd Ghani Khairul-Asri, Arnulf Stenzl, Christian Schwentner
Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is considered a standard treatment for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction(UPJO), however presence of another pathology makes it more challenging operation and guides the surgeon towards open conversion. In this study we present our experience in difficult pyeloplasty cases managed by laparoscopy.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-02-28
Experience of renal artery embolization in patients with blunt kidney trauma
Sergiy Vozianov, Maxim Sabadash, Alexander Shulyak
The ren is considered as the most commonly damaged genitourinary organ. In general blunt kidney traumas (BKT) are mild and can be managed conservatively. We aimed to analyze our own experience of selective renal artery embolization (RAE) in BKT patients and compare obtained results with another actual reports.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2015-06-16
SUPRAPUR®: Safe and convenient percutaneous suprapubic catheterisation in high-risk patients
Maximilian Christian Kriegmair, Philipp Mandel, Manuel Ritter
Ultrasound guided percutaneous placement of suprapubic cystostomy is a common and generally safe procedure in every day surgery. In case of adverse patient characteristics such as small bladder capacity or high body mass index however, the procedure carries an increased risk of severe complications such as bowel perforation. The SUPRAPUR® cystostomy set is supposed to enable a safer procedure. The aim of our work was to evaluate the safety and ease of use of the SUPRAPUR ® cystostomy set.


"Central European Journal of Urology" is growing

Dear Friends, Colleagues,
Readers and Editors,

The importance of the "Central European Journal of Urology" is steadily increasing. This is of course,in a large part thanks to you. According to the SCOPUS database ranking of 98 urological journals published and indexed worldwide, our journal is ranked at the 58 th position. This is a very acceptable rank! First place is of course reserved by the "European Urology", but journals ranked near us show that our position is meaningful and the influence of the articles published in our journal is noticeable among the newest trending urological topics. This interesting SCOPUS ranking can be viewed on the following site: sbrowse#tabs=1.

Independent of the Web of Science database, the citation index CiteScore prepared by SCOPUS, also contains positive news concerning our journal. In 2016, the CiteScore for the "Central European Journal of Urology" was 0.70. This index rating is calculated based on the amount of citations of articles published in a given journal during the last three years. By following the change in the citation index of the "Central European Journal of Urology", it can be easily seen that the importance of our journal is on the rise. The CiteScore in 2013 was 0.23, and increased to 0.37 and 0.62 in 2014 and 2015, respectively. What is the difference between the CiteScore (SCOPUS) from the Impact Factor (Web of Science)?

Both factors are derived from the amount of citations per published articles. It seems though that the CiteScore is more flexible. It is calculated more often (monthly), not yearly, as is the case for the Impact Factor. The method of calculation and assignment of the CiteScore is clear and available at all times to SCOPUS database users. Please follow how the CiteScore changes this year for the "Central European Journal of Urology"'. This information can be accessed by clicking on the CiteScoreTracker 2017tab. It is now that straight-forward!

By observing the changes occurring in international bibliographic databases, I think that thanks to these tools the SCOPUS database will soon become a very relevant player among the ranking systems and the CiteScore index will be of equal value to that developed by the Web of Science database. Perhaps overtime it will gain even more popularity?

Kindest regards,
Tomasz Drewa


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