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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

2018 Vol. 71 No. 1

Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-02-15
Robot assisted radical cystectomy - first Polish clinical outcomes
Przemysław Adamczyk, Kajetan Juszczak, Pawel Poblocki, Witold Mikolajczak, Tomasz Drewa
Urothelial cell carcinoma is most common neoplasm of genito-urinary tract, in advanced stage treated with radical cystectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy. It can be performed by open, or minimally invasive approach (laparoscopic and moreover robot assisted radical cystectomy).


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-02-12
Can anastomotic urinary leakage in robotic prostatectomy be considered as a marker of surgical skill?
Fabrizio Dal Moro, Paolo Beltrami, Filiberto Zattoni
To test whether the anastomotic urinary leakage (AUL) rate in Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RARP) can be considered as a marker of surgical skill.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-01-22
Is magnetic resonance imaging helpful in detecting significant prostate cancer in patients with haematospermia, normal PSA and DRE. A single institution, observational, and retrospective study in a United Kingdom hospital
Rafał Turo, Seth Horsu, Andra Calinciuc, Michal Smolski, Helene Thygesen, Gerard Doyle, Dev Mohan Gulur, Sanjay Das, Bo Pettersson, Ninaad Awsare
Haematospermia is an uncommon clinical condition that may be associated with prostate cancer. The optimal investigation of haematospermia is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate haematospermia as a presenting symptom of significant pathology and to assess the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-01-16
Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging in bladder cancer, is it time to replace biopsy?
Rima S. Al Johi, Gehan S. Seifeldein, Ahmed M. Moeen, Noha A. Aboulhagag, Ehab M. Moussa, Diaa A. Hameed, Hisham M. Imam
To assess if the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can discriminate between the cell type, histologic grade and improve staging of urinary bladder cancer.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-01-08
Comparing use of lidocaine periprostatic nerve block and diclofenac suppository alone for patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy
Aykut Bugra Senturk, Muhammet Yaytokgil, Musa Ekici, Sercan Sari, Emre Demir, Basri Çakiroglu
The objective of this study is to make a comparison between the effectiveness of the diclofenac suppository alone and periprostatic local anaesthesia infiltration alone to reduce the pain during a transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy procedure


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-12-19
Patient experience after transperineal template prostate biopsy compared to prior transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy
Nikita R. Bhatt, Kieran Breen, Usman M. Haroon, Muhammad Akram, Hugh D. Flood, Subhasis K. Giri
Transperineal template prostate biopsy (TTPB) is reported to have higher cancer detection and lower complication rate compared to transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy (TRUSPB). However there is no report of the same patient's experience with both types of biopsy.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-12-22
Oncological and functional efficacy of nephron-sparing surgery versus radical nephrectomy in renal cell carcinoma stages ≥ cT1b: a single institution, matched analysis
Ralf Veys, Firas Abdollah, Alberto Briganti, Maarten Albersen, Hein Van Poppel, Steven Joniau
Objective: To compare oncological outcomes of partial nephrectomy (PN) versus radical nephrectomy (RN) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) clinical stages ≥T1b in a retrospective propensity-score matched cohort of a high volume tertiary referral center and to compare renal function and complication rates between groups


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-12-18
Bosniak category III renal lesions: likelihood of malignancy based on computed tomography findings
Neringa Bielskienė, Vytautas Augustinavičius, Dileta Valanciene, Algirdas Edvardas Tamošiūnas, Feliksas Jankevicius
Bosniak introduced a classification of renal cysts based on imaging characteristics. Cystic renal changes are categorised determining their risk of malignancy and further management. However, defining the malignancy of category III lesions still remains a challenge and our aim was to evaluate features of malignancy in computed tomography in this category.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-01-22
The significance of predictable traumatic area by renorrhaphy in the prediction of postoperative ipsilateral renal function
Toshihiko Masago, Noriya Yamaguchi, Hideto Iwamoto, Shuichi Morizane, Katsuya Hikita, Masashi Honda, Takehiro Sejima, Atsushi Takenaka
To determine the relationship between the actual renal function loss and volume loss in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) using a novel three-dimensional volume analyzer.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-01-01
Effectiveness of tranexamic acid for decreasing bleeding in prostate surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Sergio Hernando Mina, Herney Andres Garcia Perdomo
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of tranexamic acid in decreasing bleeding in patients undergoing prostate surgery


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-01-16
Efficacy of Sertraline and Gabapentin in the Treatment of Urethral Pain Syndrome: Retrospective Results of Single Institutional Cohort
Ozer Ural Cakici, Nurullah Hamidi, Emre Ürer, Emrah Okulu, Onder Kayigil
Urethral pain syndrome is a subgroup of chronic pelvic pain syndromes and comprises a relatively challenging patient group in urology practice. Several different treatments have been used for the management of the condition from a mostly empirical basis. In this letter, we present the results of a small cohort of young male patients treated with sertraline and gabapentin therapy.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-02-21
Diagnostic agreement of 3 incontinence questionnaire to video-urodynamics findings in women with urinary incontinence
Muhammad Jamal Khan, Mohammad Ali Omar, Marc Laniado
There are limited studies evaluating 3 Incontinence Questionnaire (3IQ) against urodynamics based diagnosis as reference standard. 3IQ has been proposed to be useful to evaluate women in primary care. The aim of this study was to determine correlation between 3IQ and video-urodynamics (VUDS) in diagnosing type of urinary incontinence.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-01-09
Association between detrusor muscle function and level of the spinal cord injury
Maryam Kooshesh, Mahdi Safdarian, Abolghasem Nikfallah, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Vafa Rahimimovaghar
Traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) is among the most severe disabilities with an estimation of 2.5 million people affected worldwide. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between detrusor muscle function and level of the spinal cord injury.


Review Paper2017-12-06
Ten years of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) in the era of α-blockers
Andreas LUNACEK, Badereddin Mohamad Al-Ali, Christian Radmayr, Maria Weber, Wolfgang Horninger, Oliver Findl, Eugen Plas
The use of alpha-1 receptor antagonists in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has created a problem in ophthalmic surgery, the so-called intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS). This consists of a billowing iris, insufficient pupillary dilation with progressive intraoperative miosis, and protrusion of iris tissue through the tunnel and side port incision that are made for access to the anterior chamber during surgery. IFIS presents particular difficulties in cataract surgery which is carried out through the pupil with manipulations in the immediate vicinity of the iris


Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2017-12-07
A ligamentous explanation for overactive bladder symptoms as defined by International Continence Society in the female
Peter Petros
The International Continence Society (ICS) committee has defined. Overactive bladder (OAB) as "a syndrome characterized by symptoms of urgency, with or without urgency incontinence, usually with increased daytime frequency and nocturia (increased night time urination). The term OAB can only be used if there is no proven infection or other obvious pathology." Though the ICS gives no anatomical basis for OAB, it is suggested that the cause is from the detrusor itself.


Review Paper2017-12-29
Can the evolution of male contraception lead to a revolution? Review of the current state of knowledge
Mikołaj Frankiewicz, Wojciech Połom, Marcin Matuszewski
Great advances in medical research concerning methods of contraception have been achieved in recent years, however still more than 25% of couples worldwide rely on condoms- a method with poor efficacy. Despite the fact that there is a spectrum of 11 different contraceptive methods for women, there are only 4 commonly used by men (condoms, periodic abstinence, withdrawal and vasectomy). In this review, advances and present state-of-the-art both hormonal and non-hormonal male contraceptive methods will be presented and evaluated


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-12-06
Comparison of cold-knife optical internal urethrotomy and holmium:yag laser internal urethrotomy in bulbar urethral strictures
Mustafa Gurkan Yenice, Kamil Gokhan Seker, Emre Sam, Yunus Colakoglu, Feyzi Arda Atar, Selcuk Sahin, Abdulmuttalip Simsek, Volkan Tugcu
To compare the results of cold-knife optical internal urethrotomy (OIU) and Holmium:YAG laser internal urethrotomy (HIU) in primary bulbar urethral strictures.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2017-12-08
Repair of Recto-Urethral Fistula with Urethral Augmentation by Buccal mucosal Graft and Gracilis Muscle Flap interposition- Our Experience
Vikram Prabha, Vishal Kadeli
Recto-Urethral Fistula (RUF) is a relatively rare surgical condition, the treatment of which is quite challenging. There are many causes of RUF but 60% of them are iatrogenic following open prostatectomies, radiotherapy, brachytherapy, urethral instrumentation etc. We present a series of six cases treated at our institution.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-01-19
The prevalence of qnr genes of A, B, S in Escherichia coli strains isolated from three major hospitals in Tehran, Iran
Hadis Abbasi, Reza Ranjbar
Escherichia coli (E.coli) as an opportunistic pathogen is the major cause of the hospital infections. The main goal of this research was to determine the frequency of quinolone resistance genes (qnrs) among E.coli pathotypes isolated from patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs).


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-01-22
The role of Acute Cystitis Symptom Score questionnaire for research and antimicrobial stewardship. Validation of the Hungarian version
András Magyar, Jakhongir Alidjanov, Adrian Pilatz, Károly Nagy, Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa Arthanareeswaran, Sándor Póth, András Bécsi, Florian M.E. Wagenlehner, Kurt G. Naber, Péter Tenke, Béla Köves
The Acute Cystitis Symptom Score (ACSS) is a new self-reporting tool to evaluate the symptoms of uncomplicated acute cystitis (AC) in women. The linguistic and clinical validation process of the Hungarian version used in this study may serve as a guide for the validation of the ACSS in other languages.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-01-29
Predicting long-term renal damage in children with VUR under conservative initial management: 205 cases in a tertiary referral center
Natalia Alvarez, Reyes Delgado Alvira, Yurema Gonzalez Ruiz, Rafael Fernandez Atuan, Alexander Siles Hinojosa, Miguel Angel Rihuete Heras, Marisa Justa Roldan, Jesus Gracia Romero
Vesicoureteral reflux(VUR)is one of the most common ailments in children. Evidence-based-guidelines recommend conservative treatment in children with VUR, following endoscopic surgery in those with breakthrough febrile UTIs. Despite this fact, the management of VUR is still controversial. Our objective is to evaluate the conservative strategy in children with primary VUR in terms of renal function and scarring, and identify factors associated with poor prognosis in those children.


Letter to the Editor2018-01-29
Dermatologist and urologist? A neglected relationship in neurogenic voiding dysfunctions
Mikolaj Przydacz, Tomasz Golabek, Piotr L. Chłosta


Letter to the Editor2018-03-26
Editor-In-Chief's Voice CEJU 1 2018
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.