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 Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:10:36 +0100 Antibiotic disks from 9 manufacturers - variable quality http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=312&cHash=ce669aae2016773ffcd2b19cc0cf5005 The quality of antibiotic disks from 9 manufacturers was checked by EUCAST. Some manufacturers had... The quality of antibiotic disks from 9 manufacturers was checked by EUCAST.

Some manufacturers had serious quality issues and laboratories are urged to ascertain the quality of disks used for routine susceptibility testing. The evaluation is now available in CMI.

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Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:10:36 +0100
RAST of Acinetobacter http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=311&cHash=2d4c1019e811aab59399d234e653ba9a EUCAST is currently working on including Acinetobacter baumannii among species with criteria for... Acinetobacter baumannii among species with criteria for rapid AST directly from positive blood culture bottles. The organisms grows well already after 4 and 6 hours and criteria for short incubation seem possible. Recommendations available before the end of May, 2019.]]> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 16:30:54 +0100 Tedizolid rationale document available http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=310&cHash=7f3b4f963a9e1d4c9c5fb2ab295e1374 The rationale document describing tedizolid characteristics is now available among rationale... rationale document describing tedizolid characteristics is now available among rationale documents. ]]> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:58:23 +0100 Expert Rules - public consultation! http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=309&cHash=9a6b05423fc8544c6fa166b274905af8 The revised EUCAST Expert Rules document is now open for public consultation. The revised EUCAST Expert Rules document is now open for public consultation.

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:57:19 +0100
Disks with and without clavulanic acid for the confirmation of ESBL http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=308&cHash=831995c871fe141f961aa7d289162c2e EUCAST introduces new disks for the confirmation of the presence of ESBL in Enterobacterales. See... guidance document.]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:18:00 +0100 Cyprus has appointed a NAC http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=307&cHash=31747287830c06c966052c06526c94e6 Dr Christos Karagiannis was appointed by the government to lead the newly formed NAC in Cyprus. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:54:38 +0100 Video to explain the EUCAST 2019 modified definitions of S, I and R and the ATU. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=306&cHash=736645d3a4123f383c4f70df5a18cb68 Video to explain the EUCAST 2019 modified definitions of S, I and R and the ATU. definitions of S, I and R and the ATU. ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:31:01 +0100 All files demonstrating the relationship between disk diffusion and MIC updated http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=305&cHash=3680ed133aba898ccefeb43d89dd7b58 EUCAST continually updates files showing the relationship between zone diameters and MIC-values.... EUCAST continually updates files showing the relationship between zone diameters and MIC-values. New agents included and existing files updated.

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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 21:54:35 +0100
EUCAST broth microdilution reading guide http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=304&cHash=4d0a7cea4b00279c30ca4dc6100e319d EUCAST broth microdilution reading guide v 1.0 now available. EUCAST broth microdilution reading guide v 1.0 now available.

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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 21:52:18 +0100
Brazil implements EUCAST and BrCAST guidelines following recommendations from the Ministry of health. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=303&cHash=f3e4950e4d5ad844a5ba0d2f3fff2876 The Brazilian Ministry of Health has published a recommendation for clinical laboratories in... The Brazilian Ministry of Health has published a recommendation for clinical laboratories in Brazil to implement EUCAST and BrCAST guidelines and breakpoints during 2019.

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Sat, 05 Jan 2019 14:01:54 +0100
Updated disk diffusion documents http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=302&cHash=00af679417b9825fcea1fbfac91b6cdb Documents pertaining to disk diffusion (manual, reading guide and slide show) were updated on the... Documents pertaining to disk diffusion (manual, reading guide and slide show) were updated on the 3rd of January, 2019.

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Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:52:54 +0100
EUCAST documents in Serbian http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=301&cHash=6e127456a6ad6d9a8d291cc157182f68 The EUCAST breakpoint table and the documents related to Rapid AST directly from blood culture... translated to Serbian by the Serbian NAC. ]]> Tue, 01 Jan 2019 12:37:31 +0100 Breakpoints are based on exposure at the site of infection. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=300&cHash=11707c43cfdb5f8e9c57e24cd7192d75 EUCAST breakpoints are based on and related to exposure, dose, dosing frequency, form of... dosing tab in the breakpoint table as a separate document. The document was submitted for general consultation during 2018 and this led to some changes now incorporated in the new dosing tab. Sections marked in pale yellow constitute a change compared to last year´s table.]]> Wed, 26 Dec 2018 13:13:39 +0100 EUCAST Breakpoints v 9.0 (2019) available http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=299&cHash=c0a2b312e42eb8e9bd88c4e1d1cd466c The EUCAST breakpoint tables v 9.0 (2019) and a separate file on dosing aspects are now available. EUCAST breakpoint tables v 9.0 (2019) and a separate file on dosing aspects are now available.]]> Sun, 23 Dec 2018 15:28:34 +0100 Guidance document - tigecycline dosing http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=298&cHash=e4e2c7f19215986d27e924b3924765c6 Guidance to tigecycline dosing - in relation to modified ticeycline breakpoints in the 2019 EUCAST... Guidance to tigecycline dosing - in relation to modified ticeycline breakpoints in the 2019 EUCAST breakpoint table. ]]> Sun, 23 Dec 2018 13:49:24 +0100 Guidance to laboratories on ATU http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=297&cHash=d8147b987630472e894225f3780a794e The Area of Technical Uncertainty (ATU) in susceptibility testing is implemented in breakpoint... Area of Technical Uncertainty (ATU) in susceptibility testing is implemented in breakpoint table v9.0 (2019). This document provides guidance to laboratories on the significance and use of ATU.]]> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:54:46 +0100 Serbian translation of new definitions of S, I and R. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=296&cHash=8cf41a521f4ef9e3ffb70f8acdaa7319 LINK LINK]]> Wed, 19 Dec 2018 16:07:10 +0100 Warning on the azole resistance screening plate from VipCheck http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=295&cHash=46abfad82178b1bd5d89936b8a809c8a Variable performance of the itraconazole agar in the azole resistance screening plate from... Variable performance of the itraconazole agar in the azole resistance screening plate from VipCheck.

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Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:52:37 +0100
Consultation EUCAST Breakpoint table v 9.0 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=294&cHash=7d75433b8cb1e1aac6b75aee40f6e645 The EUCAST 2019 Breakpoint table is now available for general consultation. The EUCAST 2019 Breakpoint table is now available for general consultation.

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:10:13 +0100
Rapid AST directly from positive blood culture bottles http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=293&cHash=655a862768e74d55bfbf4fdd3d48f8d0 Methods, QC and breakpoints for rapid AST (reading inhibition zones after 4, 6 and 8 hours... Methods, QC and breakpoints for rapid AST (reading inhibition zones after 4, 6 and 8 hours incubation) are now available. ]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 15:44:33 +0100 New definitions of S, I and R now in Spanish http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=292&cHash=fcf9a52d6c02eb7b60adabfeaaf40f26 The presentations describing how to implement the new definitions of S, I and R and the Area of... how to implement the new definitions of S, I and R and the Area of Technical Uncertainty (ATU) in laboratories are now available in both English and Spanish.]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:35:20 +0100 Consultation on H.influenzae and breakpoints for piperacillintazobactam http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=291&cHash=b6c4981ba8692c3b81a44cca8a5214d1 Consultation on H. influenzae and breakpoints for piperacillintazobactam - a proposed modification... Consultation on H. influenzae and breakpoints for piperacillintazobactam - a proposed modification from 1 / 1 to 0.25 / 0.25 mg/L (open 7 November to 30 November, 2018).

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Wed, 07 Nov 2018 08:20:48 +0100
Meropenem - a problem in a Sensititre panel discovered. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=290&cHash=e4064d9668d02cab27e9bd6538f648e1 A problem with meropenem in a Thermo Fisher Sensititre panel (DKMNG) was discovered... A problem with meropenem in a Thermo Fisher Sensititre panel (DKMNG) was discovered (6 November, 2018) ]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:32:00 +0100 EUCAST Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=289&cHash=fdc00ceeb23cf50a97ea185e6980ae45 EUCAST will shortly publish recommendations for how to perform rapid AST directly from blood... rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles. During November, 2018, methods, breakpoint tables for interpretation and QC recommendations will be published. ]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:22:03 +0100 New publication (in CMI) from the EUCAST AFST subcommittee. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=288&cHash=864289e40cc3c945a37e96cf6f044033 How to: EUCAST recommendations on the screening procedure E.Def 10.1 for the detection of... How to: EUCAST recommendations on the screening procedure E.Def 10.1 for the detection of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus isolates using four-well azole-containing agar plates. J. Guinea, P.E. Verweij, J. Meletiadis, J.W. Mouton, F. Barchiesi, M.C. Arendrup

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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:33:16 +0100
Consultation - Oral amoxicilin breakpoints for S.pneumoniae http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=287&cHash=4c6f3252c2774176728d49dd47af049a General consultation (24 Oct - 30 Nov, 2018) on proposed amoxicillin oral breakpoints for... amoxicillin oral breakpoints for Streptococcus pnaeumoniae. ]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:01:49 +0200 Information for colleagues and laboratory staff on "Redefining susceptibility categories S, I and R, 2019". http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=285&cHash=588df75d14992f3cc8b9fdcc589832b9 Redefining susceptibility categories S, I and R, 2019. Information for colleagues and laboratory... Redefining susceptibility categories S, I and R, 2019. Information for colleagues and laboratory staff.

The presentation can be used by NACs (National AST Committees) and laboratories to present and explain the consequences of the change for susceptibility reporting and antimicrobial resistance surveillance. EUCAST encourages NACs to translate the presentation to respective languages.
The presentation also contains information on how laboratories should introduce the Area of Technical Uncertainty (ATU) as defined by EUCAST.Address questions and comments to gunnar.kahlmeter@eucast.org.

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Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:32:58 +0200
Consultation on proposed changes to tigecycline breakpoints http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=284&cHash=a2859ac5d6c1f040922b872afbf59916 EUCAST proposes to amend tigecycline breakpoints. A general consultation is posted for 22 October... general consultation is posted for 22 October - 30 November, 2018. Use the form for comments (above).]]> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:00:55 +0200 Consultation on breakpoint changes necessary in conjunction with introducing new definitions of S, I and R in the EUCAST breakpoint Table v 9.0 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=283&cHash=92db59ae06e288a018948bb8d9a3ced5 Consultation on breakpoint changes necessary for the new S, I and R definitions. A new file was... Consultation on breakpoint changes necessary for the new S, I and R definitions. A new file was uploaded after the correction of an error - the new file available from 19.30 October 4.

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Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:49:20 +0200
Addendum: the warning against using gradient tests to confirm low-level vancomycin resistance in Enterococci now extended to encompass M.I.C.E http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=282&cHash=3c14476126e9e54e36584bf3d1abac4d Addendum: the warning against using gradient tests to confirm low-level vancomycin resistance in... the warning against using gradient tests to confirm low-level vancomycin resistance in Enterococci now extended to encompass M.I.C.E ]]> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:50:48 +0200