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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

New face and faster publication

Department of Urology, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, New Taipei, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Date of Web Publication23-Feb-2018

Correspondence Address:
Stephen Shei-Dei Yang
Department of Urology, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, New Taipei, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/UROS.UROS_7_18

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How to cite this article:
Yang SS. New face and faster publication. Urol Sci 2018;29:1

How to cite this URL:
Yang SS. New face and faster publication. Urol Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Mar 24];29:1. Available from: http://www.e-urol-sci.com/text.asp?2018/29/1/1/226033

Happy New Year! When you read this issue of Urological Science, it is the beginning of Chinese Dog Year! The barking sound of a dog means prosperous in Chinese character too. Wish every reader a Prosperous and Healthy New Year!

From now on, our journal has a new cover, just like a new face of a human. A new face means new life. Thanks to our new publishing partner, Medknow, we decide to publish our journal bimonthly. All accepted articles can be published quickly. The editorial team and reviewers continue to ensure that only high-quality papers will appear in our journal.

Priapism is a troublesome problem to the patients and urologists. Herney Andres Garcia-Perdomo from Universidad of Valle in Colombia did a systemic review on this issue and proposed a protocol for the management of low-flow priapism. Hopefully, this difficult clinical problem can be solved adequately.

Oncology continues to be the cornerstone of our journal. Tai et al. compared “Radical Cystectomy and Trimodality Therapy for Clinical Stage II Bladder Cancer” in a tertiary center. Lin et al. showed their aggressiveness in the “Laparoscopic radical cystectomy is feasible for the elderly with marginal cardiopulmonary function.” Upper tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) is common and unique in Taiwan. To achieve better care of UTUC through minimal invasive surgery, two articles in this issue discuss how to do a good bladder cuff resection. Hu et al. compare intravesical recurrence in “transperitoneal and retroperitoneal hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy.” Wei et al. evaluated “peri-operative complications and outcomes of robot-assisted radical nephroureterectomy and bladder cuff excision.” In addition, the “Long-term Outcomes of Nephrectomy and Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy in Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma” was reported by Huang et al. “Oncological outcomes of high-risk prostate cancer patients between robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in Taiwan” is another evidence to join the debate on which minimal invasive surgery is better for the patients.

Gynecological ureteral complications are usually difficult to manage. Hsu et al. reported their experience in the “management of urinary tract injuries following total hysterectomy.” Hung et al. reported the “effectiveness and durability of ureteral tumor stent,” which is usually related to gynecological tumor. These two papers are important for all urologists doing gynecological consultations.

More articles about penile infection in diabetic patients and use of “parecoxib for reducing pyelovenous backflow pain during retrograde intrarenal surgery” are all practical issue for urologists.

Enjoy reading these important articles in the New Dog Year!


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