Selection process for the new Editor-in-Chief of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology

Re: Comparison of Gleason upgrading rates in transrectal ultrasound systematic random biopsies versus US-MRI fusion biopsies for prostate cancer

Vol. 45 (x): 2019 March 3.[Ahead of print] doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.0048 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Ibrahim Halil Bozkurt 1, Ertugrul Sefik 1, Ismail Basmaci 1, Serdar Celik 1 1 HSU Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Izmir, Turkey ABSTRACT Not available [Full...

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Re: Prognosis of prostate cancer and prostate – specific antigen levels

Vol. 45 (x): 2019 March 3.[Ahead of print] doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.0867 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Beuy Joob 1, Viroj Wiwanitkit 2 1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok Thailand; 2 Honorary professor, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, India ABSTRACT Not available [Full...

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Surgical treatment for renal masses in the elderly: analysis of oncological, surgical and functional outcomes

Vol. 45 (x): 2019 March 1.[Ahead of print] doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.0310 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Slawomir Poletajew 1, Piotr Zapała 1, Bartlomiej Kopczyński 1, Lukasz Białek 1, Sylwia Bender 1, Tomasz Mutrynowski 1, Mateusz Nowak 1, Julia Mróz 1, Grzegorz Pędzisz 1, Bartosz Dybowski 1, Piotr Radziszewski 1 1 Department of Urology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland ABSTRACT Purpose: Radical treatment in elderly patients with renal tumor remains debatable due to uncertainties regarding the risk of surgical complications, risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and survival benefit. The aim of the study was to assess outcomes of radical treatment for renal cancer in elderly patients. Materials and Methods: This retrospective analysis enrolled 507 consecutive patients treated with partial or radical nephrectomy due to renal mass. Patients with upfront metastatic disease (n=46) and patients lost to follow-up (n=110) were excluded from the analysis. Surgical, functional (screen for ESRD development) and survival outcomes were analyzed in patients aged >75 years in comparison to younger individuals. Results: The analyzed group included 55 elderly patients and 296 younger controls. Within the cohort a total of 148 and 203 patients underwent radical and partial nephrectomies respectively. The rate of surgical complications, including grade >3 Clavien- Dindo complications, did not differ between groups (3.6% vs. 4.4%, p=0.63). Median length of hospital stay was equal in both groups (7 days). During a follow-up (median 51.9 months, no difference between groups), ESRD occurred in 3.4% of controls and was not reported in elderly group (p=0.37). Younger patients demonstrated a statistically significant advantage in both overall survival and cancer-specific survival over elderly patients (OS 94.6% vs. 87% p=0.036, CSS 97.3% vs. 89.1% p=0.0008). Conclusions: Surgical treatment in elderly patients with renal tumor is as safe as in younger individuals and does not increase the risk of ESRD. However, cancer specific survival among these patients remains shorter than in younger patients. Keywords: Kidney Neoplasms; Survival; Delayed Graft Function [Full...

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Selection process for the new Editor-in-Chief of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology

BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF UROLOGY – BSU CALL NOTICE Selection process for the new Editor-in-Chief of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology All associates are invited to participate in the selection process for the new Editor-in-Chief of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology, according to the process defined in articles 12.2.1, 12.2.2, 12.2.2.1, 12.2.2.2 and 12.2.2.3, of the internal regiment of the Society. Candidates should apply from this date to June, 1st, 2019, by sending an email to the International Brazilian Journal of Urology (brazjurol@brazjurol.com.br), with the following attached documents: (i) curriculum vitae; (ii) a list of features that qualifies the candidate for the job; (iii) list of projects that would like to implement in IBJU during the four years of term of office; the email for inscription (subject) must contain the phrase: “candidate for Editor-in-Chief Int. Braz. J. Urol.”. BSU board of directors will propose an Examination Board that will analyze the documents, and the qualified candidates will be summoned by email for an interview with the Examination Board in a determined place, date and time during the Brazilian Congress of Urology 2019. Once concluded the selection process of the qualified candidates, the Examination Board will announce the winning candidate, based on the submitted documents and interview. The new Editor-in-Chief will be announced at the final ceremony of the Brazilian Congress. The elected Editor-in-Chief will participate in the daily activities of the current Editor, aiding with the elaboration of editions 05 and 06 of 2019 of IBJU, and will posteriorly be in charge of the new editions from January 1st, 2020. Minimum requirements to apply for the position of IBJU Editor-in-Chief: a. Full urologist TiSBU member b. Doctorate degree more than 5 years; c. Publications in journals of Clarivate impact factor (Web of Science) and in International Brazilian Journal of Urology; d. Proved editorial experience (including reviewer); e. Curriculum vitae emphasizing scientific and editorial production f. Justification of features that qualifies the candidate and reasons why decided to apply for Editor-in-Chief; and g. List projects that pretends to implement at IBJU during term of office. Rio de Janeiro, February 21st, 2019. Sebastião Westphal BSU President,...

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Int Braz J Urol Annual Report – 2019 and new Editor

EDITORIAL IN THIS ISSUE Sidney Glina 1 1 Departamento de Urologia, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Santo André, SP, Brasil This is the first issue of 2019, a special year for International Brazilian Journal of Urology. It will complete 45 years of uninterrupted publication of our magazine. This is a landmark, since Int Braz J Urol is a journal always supported by the Brazilian Society of Urology, without the aid of any other publishing company. Also, this is an open access journal that has never charged the authors for any publishing fee. [view...

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Best videos and reviewer of the year selection 2018

EDITORIAL Philippe E. Spiess 1,2 1 Section Editor, International Brazilian Journal of Urology, 2 Department of GU Oncology, Assistant Chief of Surgical Services Moffitt Cancer Center, USA One of my distinct honors as the editor of the video section is to reflect on the prior year and to highlight some of our major accomplishments and contributions, with once again our submitting authors highlighting the incredible surgical talents and innovation being adopted across the world. In this regard, I am pleased to once again share with you the selection of the three best videos of the year, with the criteria for selection being the accepted videos that most vividly depict the creative approaches to surgery within our field, with the ultimate goal of optimizing patient related outcomes. In this regard, I am pleased to announce the 1st prize selection being the video by Luciano Favorito et al. from the Hospital Federal de Lagoa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil entitled “Double inlay plus ventral onlay buccal mucosa graft for simultaneous penile and bulbar urethral stricture” (available at. https://www.intbrazjurol.com.br/pdf/vol44n04/Favorito_838_839.pdf).  [view...

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Best videos of the year in 2017

EDITORIAL This year has been another memorable year for the International Brazilian Journal of Urology with quality international submissions to the video section from across the World. It highlights the commitment by the urology community in continually striving to improve the outcomes of surgical patients. We should never accept that good is good enough particularly with the plethora of surgical tools at our disposal. In this regard, it gives me a distinct pleasure to introduce the three best videos for 2017. These selections were made based on their novelty and potential to favorably impact the surgical care of urological patients. Making these selections is always challenging, being that all accepted videos are already of an incredibly high quality; hence, I would like to congratulate all authors for accepted videos over the past year and look forward to receiving your future submissions in the months to years to come. The selection of best videos of the year are as follows: The third prize goes to the video entitled “Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for multiple (four) tumors” by Lessandro Curcio et al. from the Hospital Federal Ipanema in Brazil, published in the May-June issue (43(3): 567) (1) of our Journal. The authors nicely depict in this video a two-stage approach to managing a patient with multifocal renal tumors using a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach in which the larger tumors were approached in na initial setting using a conventional clamp technique, followed by which the two smaller ones were approach in a non-clamped manner. This video nicely depicts that each case must be approached in a personalized fashion with the individual tumor characteristics, multifocality, and location aiding in the selection of the most suitable surgical strategy, including appropriateness of minimally invasive and clamp versus non-clamp vascular hilar control techniques. [view article]...

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Laparoscopic radical cystectomy with intracorporeal ileal conduit: one center experience and clinical outcomes

Vol. 45 (x): 2019 March 3.[Ahead of print] doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.0262 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Jianye Li 1, Feiya Yang 1, Qingbao He 1, Mingshuai Wang 1, Nianzeng Xing 1 1 Department of Urology, “Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100020, P.R. China ABSTRACT Purpose: To introduce our experience with intracorporeal ileal conduit and evaluate the safety and feasibility of this endoscopic urinary diversion. Materials and Methods: Between March 2014 and July 2017, thirty-six consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic radical cystectomy with intracorporeal ileal conduit. Patients’ demographic data, perioperative data, 90-days postoperative outcomes and complications were collected. This cohort were divided into two groups of 18 patients each by chronological order of the operations to facilitate comparison of clinical data. Data were evaluated using the students’ T test, Mann-Whitney test and Fisher’s Exact test. Results: All surgeries were completed successfully with no conversion. Median total operating time and median intracorporeal urinary diversion time were 304 and 105 minutes, respectively. Median estimated blood loss was 200 mL, and median lymph node yield was 21. Twenty-six Clavien grade < 3 complications occurred within 30-days and 9 occurred within 30-90 days. Five Clavien grade 3-5 complications occurred within 30 days. No statistically signifi cant differences were found between the two groups except for intracorporeal urinary diversion time. At median follow-up of 17.5 (range 3-42) months, 6 patients experienced tumor recurrence/metastasis and 4 of these patients died. Conclusions: Intracorporeal ileal conduit following laparoscopic radical cystectomy is safe, feasible and reproducible. With the accumulation of experience, the operation time can be controlled at a satisfactory level. Keywords: Laparoscopy; Urinary Diversion; Cystectomy [Full...

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Mating with seminal vesicle-excised male can affect the uterus phospholipid fatty-acids composition during implantation in an experimental mouse model

Vol. 45 (x): 2019 March 3.[Ahead of print] doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.0485 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Amir Fattahi 1, 2, Zeinab Latifi 3, Masoud Darabi 3, Ali Salmassi 2, Laya Farzadi 1, Maghsood Shaaker 3, Amir Mehdizadeh 4, Tohid Ghasemnejad 1, Leila Roshangar 5, Mohammad Nouri 1, 2 1 Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran; 2 Department of Reproductive Biology, Faculty of Advanced Medical Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran; 3 Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Laboratories, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran; 4 Liver and Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Centers, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran; 5 Stem Cell Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran ABSTRACT Purpose: No comprehensive information is available about uterus fatty acid (FA) change during implantation period and possible effects of the seminal vesicle secretion on it. Materials and Methods: In this study, we evaluated FA composition of uterus phospholipids during the implantation period in intact and seminal vesicle-excised (SVX) mated female mice. Forty NMRI female mice were divided into control (mated with intact male) and seminal vesicle excised (SVX)-mated (mated with SVX-male) groups. The phospholipid fatty acids composition was monitored during the fi rst fi ve days of pregnancy using gas chromatography and also implantation rate was evaluated on fi fth day of pregnancy. Results: We found that levels of linoleic acid (LNA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) showed a decreasing trend from the fi rst to the third day of pregnancy and then started to increase on the fourth day and peaked on the fi fth day. In contrast, the level of saturated FA (SFA) increased on the second and third day of pregnancy compared to the fi rst (p<0.05) and then decreased on the fourth and fi fth. We also found that the seminal vesicle secretion could affect the levels of LNA, ARA, SFA, and PUFA in uterine phospholipids especially on second and third day. Moreover, there was a positive correlation between ARA level and implantation rate in control but not SVX-mated groups. Conclusions: It can be concluded that several uterus FA that have important roles in early pregnancy could be affected by seminal vesicle secretion. Keywords: Uterus; Seminal Vesicles; Male [Full...

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Vasitis: a clinical confusion diagnosis with inguinal hernia

Vol. 45 (x): 2019 March 3.[Ahead of print] doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.0457 RADIOLOGY PAGE Chunhsuan Lin 1, Tsung-yi Huang 1 1 Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan ABSTRACT Vasitis or inflammation of the vas deferens is a rarely described condition categorized as ei¬ther generally asymptomatic vasitis nodosa or the acutely painful infectious vasitis. Vasitis nodosa, the commonly described inflammation of the vas deferens, is benign and usually associated with a history of vasectomy. Clinically, patients present with a nodular mass and are often asymptomatic and require no specific treatment.   [Full...

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