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Central European Journal of Urology

Peter Weibl, Rudi Hoelzel, Michael Rutkowski, Wilhelm Huebner
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2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Erdal Benli, Abdullah Cirakoglu, Sema Nur Ayyıldız, Ahmet Yüce
Introduction: The aim of this study is to investigate whether the uric acid levels, measured in the serum of patients with a new prostate cancer diagnosis, differ from those in the healthy subjects. Material and methods: The study included 117 patients who applied to our clinic due to a high prostate specific antigen (PSA) with prostate cancer diagnosis from 2013-2016 and 114 patients applying in the same period for other reasons. The serum uric acid levels and inflammatory markers like c-reactive protein (CRP) and neutrophil count were compared between the groups...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Natalia S Zabegalina, Michaël M E L Henderickx, Veerle Lamotte, Bart Segers, Gaetane Stassijns, Stefan De Wachter, Lucien Hoekx
Introduction: To evaluate the effect of a six-month supervised physical exercise program on the physical and cardio-metabolic profile and quality of life in patients with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy. Material and methods: Twenty-seven patients with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy were included in a physical exercise program. The program consisted of supervised physical exercises during a six-month period (two hours, twice a week)...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Vilvapathy Senguttuvan Karthikeyan, Chikka Moga Siddaiah Manohar, Ashwin Mallya, Ramaiah Keshavamurthy, Anant Janardhan Kamath
Introduction: Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a rare clinical entity, characterized by gas in the 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 the mortality of 20-40% in the contemporary meta-analysis. Material and methods: A retrospective record review of inpatients at the Institute of Nephro Urology, Bangalore, India (2007-2014), who were treated after EPN was diagnosed with the aid of a CT (computed tomography) scan...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Konstantin Kolontarev, George Kasyan, Dmitry Pushkar
Introduction: 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. Materials and methods: Eligible studies, published between 1997 and July 2016, were retrieved through MEDLINE by applying predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria with the English language restriction. Publications on RAL surgeries, carried out in different ureteral reconstructions and of any study design, including case series and comparative studies, were included...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Mateusz Dzięgała, Wojciech Krajewski, Anna Kołodziej, Janusz Dembowski, Romuald Zdrojowy
Introduction: 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...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Esteban Emiliani, Asier Mercadé, Félix Millan, Francisco Sánchez-Martín, Cristian Andrés Konstantinidis, Oriol Angerri
Introduction: The purpose of the present study was to clinically evaluate two new single-use Pusen ureteroscopes, one semirigid with a flexible tip (srURS) and one flexible (fURS). Materials and methods: During ten consecutive procedures (five srURS and five fURS), we subjectively evaluated on a scale from 0 (poor) to 10 (excellent), the scope's deflection, image quality, and maneuverability prior to, during and after the surgery. Patient demographics, complications with the devices, and troubleshooting were recorded...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
José A Salvadó, Ruben Olivares, José M Cabello, Renato Cabello, Sergio Moreno, Jessica Pfeifer, Cristóbal Román, Alfredo Velasco
Introduction: Reusable endoscopes have some limitations regarding their continued use. To sort out these 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. Materials and methods: This study presents a prospective series of patients who underwent endoscopic surgery as treatment for renal stones using the digital disposable endoscope Uscope 3022™. Demographic, procedure and stone information were registered including surgery time, stone-free rate, need of ureteral catheterization and complications, among others...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Emma Louise Baston, Sophie Wellum, Zosia Bredow, Guy Storey, Anne Palmer, David van Dellen, Ben R Grey
Introduction: 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 (Isiris™), 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...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Silvia Proietti, Bhaskar K Somani, Amelia Pietropaolo, Giuseppe Saitta, Moises Elias Rodríguez-Socarrás, Marco Rosso, Piera Bellinzoni, Franco Gaboardi, Guido Giusti
Introduction: 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. Materials and methods: An online questionnaire characterizing the case volume/year of upper urinary tract stone treatment and the availability of flexible ureteroscopes (FUs) armamentarium was sent to all urological Italian centers...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Ewa Bres-Niewada, Bartosz Dybowski, Piotr Zapała, Sławomir Poletajew, Nina Miązek-Zapała, Irmina Michałek, Piotr Radziszewski
Introduction: 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. The aim of this study was to assess the type and number of procedures used to treat stones relocated from the ureter to the collecting system in a high volume urological center with limited access to flexible instruments...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Piotr Kutwin, Tomasz Konecki, Edyta Marta Borkowska, Magdalena Traczyk-Borszyńska, Zbigniew Jabłonowski
Introduction: White light cystoscopy (WLC), often supported by urine cytology, is considered the 'goldstandard' in the diagnosis and follow-up of bladder cancer (BCa). In recent years, urine microRNA (miRNA) tests have been performed for the detection of bladder cancer. Material and methods: A systematic review of the PubMed platform was performed by searching for articles in which miRNA in the urine was used for the detection of BCa. Results: The greatest sensitivity (86...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Herney Andres Garcia Perdomo, James A Zapata-Copete, Adalberto Sanchez
Introduction: The amount of information and knowledge about pathways and genetic alterations regarding prostate cancer, including the tools available for its study has been recently increasing. Additionally, a variety of molecular signaling pathways control cell proliferation, however, this incompletely understood process is disturbed in cancer cells. Materials and methods: A literature review was made using the MEDLINE, Embase and LILACS databases searching for the following keywords: prostate neoplasms, prostate cancer, molecular medicine, genomics, pathways, and cell cycle...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Konstantin Kolontarev, Alexander Govorov, George Kasyan, Paul Rasner, Alexander Vasiliev, Dmitry Pushkar
Introduction: Biochemical relapse (BR) after a 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 a definitive treatment of primary prostate cancer (PCa). We present our initial series of 10 consecutive patients who underwent an extended robotic salvage pelvic lymph node dissection (eRSPLND) for 'node-only' recurrent PCa. Materials and methods: It was a prospective study, including patients who presented with biochemical relapse after a primary radical prostatectomy at a median of 3...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Mikolaj Przydacz, Tomasz Golabek, Piotr L Chłosta
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2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Natalia Alvarez, Reyes Delgado Alvira, Yurema Gonzalez Ruiz, Rafael Fernandez Atuan, Alexander Siles Hinojosa, Miguel Angel Rihuete Heras, Marisa Justa Roldan, Jesus Gracia Romero
Introduction: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is one of the most common ailments in children. Evidence-based guidelines recommend conservative treatment in children with VUR, followed by endoscopic surgery in those with breakthrough febrile urinary tract infections (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...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
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
Introduction: 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. Material and methods: In this prospective cohort study, women with AC (Patients) and those without (Controls) filled in the Hungarian ACSS version, during their visits to physician's office...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Hadis Abbasi, Reza Ranjbar
Introduction: Escherichia coli (E.coli) as an opportunistic pathogen is a major cause of the hospital infections. The main goal of this research was to determine the frequency of quinolone resistance genes (qnr) among E.coli pathotypes isolated from patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs). Material and methods: Urine samples were obtained from patients with UTIs in three major hospitals of Mofid, Bu Ali, and Vali-Asr during the year of 2015 in Tehran, Iran...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Vikram Prabha, Vishal Kadeli
Introduction: 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. Material and methods: A retrospective study of all six patients with recto-urethral fistula treated at our centre between 2011 and 2016 was performed...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
Mustafa Gurkan Yenice, Kamil Gokhan Seker, Emre Sam, Yunus Colakoglu, Feyzi Arda Atar, Selcuk Sahin, Abdulmuttalip Simsek, Volkan Tugcu
Introduction: To compare the results of cold-knife optical internal urethrotomy (OIU) and Holmium:YAG laser internal urethrotomy (HIU) in primary bulbar urethral strictures. Material and methods: A total of 63 patients diagnosed with primary bulbar urethral stricture between August 2014 and September 2015 were assigned to the OIU (n = 29) and HIU (n = 34) groups. The demographic variables, biochemistry panels, and preoperative and postoperative uroflowmetry results including the maximum flow rate (Qmax) and mean flow rate (Qmean) values, retrograde urethrography, and diagnostic flexible urethroscopy findings were recorded prospectively...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
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