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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

Current issue - 2018 Vol. 71 No. 2

Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-06-13
Extended robotic salvage lymphadenectomy in patients with "node-only "prostate cancer recurrence: initial experience
Konstantin Kolontarev, Alexander Govorov, George Kasyan, Paul Rasner, Alexander Vasiliev, Dmitry Pushkar
Biochemical relapse (BR) after primary radical prostatectomy may occur in up to 40 percent of cases. Salvage lymphadenectomy has been proposed in patients with "node-only" driven BR following definitive treatment of primary prostate cancer (PCa). We present our initial series of 10 consecutive patients undergoing extended robotic salvage pelvic lymph node dissection (eRSPLND) for "node-only" recurrent PCa.


Review Paper2018-03-16
Molecular alterations associated with prostate cancer
Herney Andres Garcia Perdomo, James A. Zapata-Copete, Adalberto Sanchez
The information and knowledge about pathways and genetic alterations regarding prostate cancer, including the tools available for its study have been increased nowadays. Additionally, a variety of molecular signaling pathways control cell proliferation nonetheless, this uncompletely understood process is disturbed in cancer cells.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-03-28
Urine miRNA as a potential biomarker for bladder cancer detection – a meta-analysis
Piotr Kutwin, Tomasz Konecki, Edyta Marta Borkowska, Magdalena Traczyk-Borszyńska, Zbigniew Jabłonowski
White Light Cystoscopy (WLC), often supported by urine cytology, is considered the "gold standard" in the diagnosis and follow-up of bladder cancer. In recent years urine miRNA tests have been performed in detection of bladder cancer.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-06-13
A stone pushed back to the collecting system – long therapeutic path in centers with limited access to flexible instruments
Ewa Bres-Niewada, Bartosz Dybowski, Piotr Zapała, Sławomir Poletajew, Nina Miązek-Zapała, Irmina Michałek, Piotr Radziszewski
Availability of flexible ureteroscopes is still limited in many countries and centers. Under such circumstances treating small stones pushed from the ureter to the kidney that pose a risk of symptomatic recurrence is controversial as it may require a number of surgical procedures to remove.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-03-27
Italian endourological panorama: results from a national Survey.
Silvia Proietti, Bhaskar K. Somani, Amelia Pietropaolo, Giuseppe Saitta, Moises Elias Rodriguez-Socarras, Marco Rosso, Piera Bellinzoni, Franco Gaboardi, Guido Giusti
The purpose of this survey was to explore the dissemination of flexible ureteroscopy(fURS), shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the Italian urological community and to know the real availability of the complex endourological armamentarium all over the country.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-03-28
Office-based ureteric stent removal is achievable, improves clinical flexibility and quality of care, whilst also keeping surgeons close to their patients
Emma Louise Baston, Sophie Wellum, Zosia Bredow, Guy Storey, Anne Palmer, David van Dellen, Ben R. Grey
Diagnostic pressure on endoscopy suites can result in stent removal not receiving the required priority and unnecessary morbidity for patients. As well as using stents with extraction strings, the introduction of a portable single-use flexible cystoscope for ureteric stent removal (IsirisTM), offered an opportunity to negotiate these issues by relocating stent removal to the office/clinic. This study aimed to determine whether such flexibility reduced stent dwell time with the assumption this would improve patient experience and decrease associated complications.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-03-23
Retrograde intrarenal surgery using the single – use flexible ureteroscope Uscope 3022 (PUSEN TM): evaluation of clinical results
José A. Salvadó, Ruben Olivares, José M. Cabello, Renato Cabello, Sergio Moreno, Jessica Pfeifer, Cristóbal Román, Alfredo Velasco
Reusable endoscopes have some limitations regarding its continued use. To sort out this problems, several disposable devices have appeared on the market. Our objective, is to show our clinical results with a new digital flexible single-use ureteroscope.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-04-09
First clinical evaluation of the new single-use flexible and semirigid Pusen ureteroscopes
Esteban Emiliani, Asier Mercadé, Felix Millan, Francisco Sanchez-Martin, Cristian Andres Konstantinidis, Oriol Angerri
The purpose of the present study was to clinically evaluate two new single-use PUSEN ureteroscopes, one semirigid with flexible tip (srURS) and one flexible (fURS).


Review Paper2018-06-13
Evaluation and physiopathology of minor transient shock wave lithotripsy – induced renal injury based on urinary biomarkers levels
Mateusz Dzięgała, Wojciech Krajewski, Anna Kołodziej, Janusz Dembowski, Romuald Zdrojowy
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is one of the most useful methods available for the treatment of urolithiasis. However, despite its significant benefits, adverse effects can occur. Oxidative stress mediated by ischemia-reperfusion might contribute to kidney injury after ESWL. Moreover, an acute kidney injury (AKI) may develop. AKI is typically diagnosed by measuring serum creatinine level, yet serum creatinine does not allow for early detection of sub-clinical AKI. The latest report has investigated multiple ways to determine ESWL-induced renal damage through the evaluation of various urine biomarkers of renal injury.


Review Paper2018-04-25
Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Ureteral Reconstruction: а systematic review of literature
Konstantin Kolontarev, George Kasyan, Dmitry Pushkar
To review the literature, as well as to analyze and compare available data on Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic (RAL) surgery versus open surgery carried out in ureteral reconstructions in terms of different surgical characteristics.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-04-16
Clinical profile and successful outcomes of conservative and minimally invasive treatment of emphysematous pyelonephritis
Vilvapathy Senguttuvan Karthikeyan, Chikka Moga Siddaiah Manohar, Ashwin Mallya, Ramaiah Keshavamurthy, Anant Janardhan Kamath
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a rare clinical entity, characterized by gas in renal system, due to an acute, fulminant and potentially fatal necrotizing process with varying clinical presentations. It is much more aggressive than uncomplicated pyelonephritis with mortality of 20-40% in contemporary meta-analysis.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-06-13
Effects of a Six-month Supervised Physical Exercise Program on Physical and Cardio-Metabolic Profile and Quality of Life in Patients with Prostate Cancer on Androgen Deprivation Therapy: a Pilot and Feasibility Study.
Natalia S. Zabegalina, Michaël M.E.L. Henderickx, Veerle Lamotte, Bart Segers, Gaetane Stassijns, Stefan De Wachter, Lucien Hoekx
To evaluate the effect of a six-month supervised physical exercise program on the physical and cardio-metabolic profile and quality of life (QoL) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2018-06-13
Comparison Of Serum Uric Acid Levels Between Prostate Cancer Patients And A Control Group
Erdal Benli, Abdullah Cirakoglu, Sema Nur Ayyıldız, Ahmet Yüce
The aim of this study is to investigate whether uric acid levels measured in serum in patients with new prostate cancer diagnosis differ from those of healthy peers.


Victo and Victo plus - novel alternative for the mangement of postprostatectomy incontinence. Early perioperative and postoperative experience
Peter Weibl, Rudi Hoelzel, Michael Rutkowski, Wilhelm Huebner
Artificial hydraulic urinary sphincters (AUS) are the gold standard for the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence. The satisfaction rate is more than 90% however there is still a significant rate of reoperations. The main problems are a sub cuff atrophy and/or an erosion of the urethra. Key factors are the urethral blood flow on the one hand as well as diabetes, hypogonadism and radiotherapy on the other hand and the preventive factors for atrophy and erosion [1].


Letter to the Editor2018-06-13
Editor-in-chief's voice CEJU 2 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.