EUCAST http://www.eucast.org/ EUCAST en EUCAST http://www.eucast.org/main/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif http://www.eucast.org/ EUCAST TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:16:51 +0200 NAC alert - Modified definitions of S, I and R - action required. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=279&cHash=a1c4976bb6e547717b1659b680be496b Modified definitions of S, I and R valid from 1 January, 2019. NACs are urged to start preparing... Modified definitions of S, I and R valid from 1 January, 2019.

NACs are urged to start preparing colleagues for the change in S, I and R definitions and to inform EUCAST about what assistance is needed from EUCAST.

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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:16:51 +0200
General Consultation on the revision of carbapenem breakpoints http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=278&cHash=e70a2185ecedb521ff35e3a4f2a1ea5f General Consultation on the revision of carbapenem breakpoints revision of carbapenem breakpoints ]]> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:38:36 +0200 EUCAST system for antimicrobial abbreviation. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=277&cHash=e742728e8b89fbdef1c159614ebcfccb A EUCAST model for systematic abbreviation of antimicrobial names is published. systematic abbreviation of antimicrobial names is published.]]> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:02:47 +0200 The ECOFF finder program is now available from the EUCAST website http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=276&cHash=a9dd07a832235960bb1e4f9f182f79bc The ECOFF finder program for the assessment of epidemiological cutoff values (ECOFFs) is now... The ECOFF finder program for the assessment of epidemiological cutoff values (ECOFFs) is now available from the EUCAST website.

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Tue, 10 Jul 2018 22:47:41 +0200
Warning against the use of Etest and MTS to confirm low level vancomycin resistance in Enterococci. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=275&cHash=4e05973a303be62435ecdb3229166d99 EUCAST together with the Norwegian Reference Laboratory issue a WARNING against the use of... WARNING against the use of Etest™ (bioMérieux) and MTS™ (Liofilchem) for vancomycin MIC determination in Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium with low-level vancomycin resistance.]]> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:28:37 +0200 General Consultation on Dosing and modes of administration of antibacterial agents http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=274&cHash=0e639a1e84f6e61c3df1bf24bb38b04e General Consultation on Dosing and modes of administration of antibacterial agents. Comments before... General Consultation on Dosing and modes of administration of antibacterial agents. Comments before 15 September, 2018.

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Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:12:37 +0200
One Health Antimicrobial Resistance (ICOHAR), Amsterdam 16-18 April. 2019 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=273&cHash=2fa99db7f61cbfd23529dcc4ca5d1dab One Health Antimicrobial Resistance (ICOHAR), Amsterdam 16-18 April. 2019 One Health Antimicrobial Resistance (ICOHAR), Amsterdam 16-18 April. 2019  ]]> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:38:57 +0200 Antifungal ASt - QC tables updated (v2.0) http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=272&cHash=a57b47cd977b2b9e0d8dd694283d8a62 The EUCAST Subcommittee on antifungal susceptibility testing has updated the QC tables. QC tables. ]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:18:30 +0200 Disk diffusion correlates to MIC (broth microdilution) updated http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=271&cHash=f8a53c75d405b30da18801556882198c All files showing the correlation between EUCAST disk diffusion and broth microdilution MIC values... disk diffusion and broth microdilution MIC values have been update. Files for Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, Stenotrophomonas and Yersinia have been added.  ]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:56:20 +0200 EUCAST AFST General Committee meeting 2018 - minutes http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=270&cHash=e120d42f86b41ebc565d08192dc23313 EUCAST AFST General Committee meeting 2018 - minutes minutes ]]> Wed, 30 May 2018 15:42:48 +0200 EUCAST on the Intermediate category - responses to comments on 3rd consultation. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=269&cHash=9a1829b7333b050866081b93fbad425c EUCAST has proposed to modify the definitions of S, I and R and to remove the "buffering for... EUCAST responses to comments on the 3rd consultation are now published. ]]> Thu, 17 May 2018 10:08:27 +0200 Updated Breakpoint table (v8.0 updated to 8.1) http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=268&cHash=f5b7f49c934ab430ffad27520740b83c EUCAST breakpoint tables v 8.0 (valid from 1 Jan, 2018) has been updated to v 8.1 (valid from 16... EUCAST breakpoint tables v 8.0 (valid from 1 Jan, 2018) has been updated to v 8.1 (valid from 16 May, 2018).

The following updates (highlighted in light blue in tables) were introduced:

- Enterobacterales, carbapenems comment 1

- Staphylococcus spp, penicillins comment 4

- Dosing tab, standard dosing of colistin

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Wed, 16 May 2018 08:43:54 +0200
Minutes from the VetCAST meeting during ECCMID 2018 available http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=267&cHash=ff680a459722d088d021947cfb86cba0 The minutes from the VetCAST meeting, ECCMID in Madrid, 2018, are now available. minutes from the VetCAST meeting, ECCMID in Madrid, 2018, are now available. ]]> Mon, 07 May 2018 11:14:22 +0200 General consultation on MIC distributions and the setting of ECOFFs http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=266&cHash=c1a98ca00356192cffedae33ae889de1 The subcommittee has finalised the new document defining Wild type MIC distributions and ECOFFs and... Wild type MIC distributions and ECOFFs and listing methods for the determination of epidemiological cut-off values (ECOFFs). It is now open for general consultation (1st of May - 31st of May, 2018).]]> Tue, 01 May 2018 08:59:37 +0200 EUCAST Posters at ECCMID available http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=265&cHash=f6b0db01382f8dfa50d666edbb24eb02 EUCAST EDL posters at ECCMID 2018 are now available from the EUCAST website. EDL posters at ECCMID 2018 are now available from the EUCAST website.]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:57:10 +0200 The page "Compliance of manufacturers" updated! http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=264&cHash=fce61079fc78cc3ecf00ae233e1a5de0 The document "Compliance of manufacturers" will not be further updated. New information... Compliance of manufacturers" will not be further updated. New information has been added to the page where previous versions of this document are accessible.  ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:04:00 +0200 EUCAST activities at ECCMID 2018 - error corrected http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=263&cHash=3e898cb195baa73816d0a85330060893 We apologize but there was an error concerning the time and place of activities. This has now been... This has now been corrected.  ]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:20:55 +0200 EUCAST activities at ECCMID 2018 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=262&cHash=75643beeaeedf4a165b2eb144c3a9abc EUCAST General Committee meeting (Agenda), Minutes from GC meeting 2017 and EUCAST activities at... EUCAST General Committee meeting (Agenda), Minutes from GC meeting 2017 and EUCAST activities at ECCMID 2018. 

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:31:35 +0200
EUCAST breakpoint tables v 8.0 in Serbian http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=261&cHash=698dcf10bc162972e0e5d2e0d1beeff8 The Serbian NAC has translated EUCAST Breakpoint Tables v 8.0 into Serbian. EUCAST Breakpoint Tables v 8.0 into Serbian. ]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 11:08:55 +0200 VetCAST position paper published http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=260&cHash=66c99a6d6a08abd4a01bd7f8862b1534 VetCAST has published a position paper titled: En Route towards European Clinical Breakpoints... VetCAST has published a position paper titled: En Route towards European Clinical Breakpoints for Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: A Position Paper Explaining the VetCAST Approach. 

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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:11:35 +0100
Serbian NAC formed http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=259&cHash=08340bc6e3b90e920e4a792401b449d9 Serbian NAC formed. A presentation of the NAC is now available. Serbian NAC formed. A presentation of the NAC is now available. 

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:44:59 +0100
The New Zealand NAC has organised a website. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=258&cHash=9acbf7eb0afafd24662df507c0559a24 The New Zealand National AST Committee has organised a website. Please visit at... The New Zealand National AST Committee has organised a website. Please visit at http://www.nzmn.org.nz/nz-nac/.

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Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:08:23 +0100
Consultation on modifying definitions of S, I and R and introducing the Area of Technical Uncertainty http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=257&cHash=08d3dc6be693d56defe0495ac39c0fe3 EUCAST publishes the third consultation on redefining the definitions of S, I and R and the... the third consultation on redefining the definitions of S, I and R and the proposal to define Areas of Technical Uncertainty for situations where correct categorisation is difficult. ]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:11:38 +0100 FAQ - updated version 18 February, 2018 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=256&cHash=f4a6b492b453b47dd9af517a5d49308c The document "Frequently Asked Questions"is update at regular intervals. EUCAST receives... The document "Frequently Asked Questions"is update at regular intervals.
EUCAST receives many questions and the many of answers from the EUCAST Steering Committee or the EUCAST Development Laboratory are developed for the FAQ document. Other Q&As become redundant and are removed. The current update of the FAQ (2018-02-18) replaces the previous (from 2016).

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Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:42:11 +0100
Breakpoint table for antifungal agents updated. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=255&cHash=38ee289f35ab259f9e8ac75589127d6b The 2018 update of the Clinical breakpoint table for antifungal agents available. Clinical breakpoint table for antifungal agents available. ]]> Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:53:29 +0100 Consultation on oral amoxicillin (w/wo clavulanic acid) in H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=254&cHash=b3d8c0cdbbf058a636846902f2578650 Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae are two of the most common organisms associated...

Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae are two of the most common organisms associated with respiratory tract infections. Non-invasive infections are often treated with oral amoxicillin. There are currently no breakpoints that take into account the oral dosing regimens and  PK-PD data specific to this indication. This is a consultation on proposed oral dosing.

Download consultation document and form for comments. 
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Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:36:03 +0100
AFST GC minutes and reports from 2016 and 2017 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=253&cHash=fd9d75d7581bd6529042e8598ee2c582 The AFST meetings and minutes page updated. The AFST meetings and minutes page updated.

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:48:04 +0100
AFST page of publications updated! http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=252&cHash=7ea67c69de8f64892191bf1c71a0ae71 The EUCAST Antifungal AST subcommittee has updated the publications web page. publications web page.]]> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:24:20 +0100 Colistin susceptibility testing - EUCAST trial now published http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=251&cHash=95584f7d3a1064adbfdf9a896061c827 The EUCAST evaluation of different methods for colistin susceptibility testing is now available in... available in CMI (online). ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:55:54 +0100 What to do when there are no EUCAST breakpoints? http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=250&cHash=0a8e6b433bc0f82959c63a28d6160edf One of the most frequently asked questions to EUCAST is "What do I do when new identification... One of the most frequently asked questions to EUCAST is "What do I do when new identification techniques suggests species for which EUCAST has not determined breakpoints?" It is obvious to all that it will not be possible to determine well validated species specific breakpoints for all species. Some time ago EUCAST addressed this issue in a guidance document (published together with other guidance documents) but still this is an often asked question. So with this, we draw your attention to the EUCAST guidance. 

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