Turkey and host country Bulgaria led the abstracts race at the recently concluded EAU 8th South Eastern European Meeting held in Sofia from October 26 and 27. V. S. Mariyanovski and colleagues from Sofia, Bulgaria, won the first prize granted by Karl Storz for their study on renal biopsy.R. Altintas and his team from Malatya, Turkey, took the equivalent first prize from Richard Wolf for their research on the therapeutic effect of dexpanthenol on ischemia-reperfusion-induced renal injury in rats. Turkey took home two prizes, and host country Bulgaria duplicated the feat by winning Karl Storz’s first prize and the third prize from Richard Wolf.
Below is the full list of winners:
Karl Storz First Prize: “The diagnostic value of fine – Needle biopsies of renal tumors,” Mariyanovski, V.S.1, Mladenov, B.S.1, Dobrikov, R.B.2, Skerletov, A.I.1 Hospital "Pirogov", Dept. of Radiology, Sofia, Bulgaria
Second Prize: “Renal transplantation in patients with lower urinary tract dysfunction,” Dönmez, M.I.1, Aki, F.T.1, Bilginer, Y.2, Erkan, I.1, Tekgül, S.1; Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Dept. of Urology, Ankara, Turkey
Third Prize: “Medium term results of female pelvic floor reconstruction with synthetic meshes. A clinical comparison of the efficacy, the operating time and complications. Our 6-year experience,” Drogosis, A., Salmas, I., Kollaitis, G., Kapetanellis, E., Spapis, V., Papathanasiou, G., Tompros, G., Tsagkatakis, E., Karanastasis, D.; General Hospital of Athens, Dept. of Urology, Athens, Greece
First Prize: “Protective and therapeutic effect of dexpanthenol on ischemia-reperfusion-induced renal injury in rats,” Altintas, R.1, Parlakpinar, H.2, Beytur, A.1, Vardi, N.3, Polat, A.4, Sagir, M.2 1Inonu University Medical Faculty, Dept. of Urology, Malatya, Turkey,
Second Prize: “Electrono microscopic characteristics of urogynecology synthetic grafts tissue integration,” Potic, M., Ivan, I., University Clinical Center, Dept. of Urology, Nis, Serbia
Third Prize: "Retrograde intrarenal surgery for renal stones smaller than 20 mm," Saltirov, I., Petkova, K., Petkov, T. Military Medical Academy, Dept. of Urology and Nephrology, Sofia, Bulgaria