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, 21 May 2019 16:09:05 +0200 Proposed joint CLSI/EUCAST SOP for optimizing disk contents. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=324&cHash=5fc350e56af8ad19681f749980b93901 A joint CLSI/EUCAST ad hoc subcommittee/working group has proposed an SOP for the determination of... A joint CLSI/EUCAST ad hoc subcommittee/working group has proposed an SOP for the determination of optimal disk contents. Comments are invited through either committee procedure. 

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Tue, 21 May 2019 16:09:05 +0200
Modified warning against the use of gradient tests for confirming vancomycin resistance in enterococci. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=323&cHash=3816a37d56a59e4cd24f70b62ad85c67 See Warnings page Warnings page]]> Tue, 21 May 2019 11:58:28 +0200 Consultation on Proposed revision of aminoglycoside breakpoints http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=322&cHash=47b22896ff2d66a3a4e077070f05c0a2 EUCAST proposes to revise aminoglycoside breakpoints - public consultation 30 May, 2019. EUCAST proposes to revise aminoglycoside breakpoints - public consultation 30 May, 2019.

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Fri, 17 May 2019 08:37:35 +0200
EUCAST hopes to add one more PK-PD expert to the Steering Committee. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=321&cHash=113c73fd8e543b9919752ce715db3692 Due to the increasing number of proposals of new antimicrobials requesting marketing authorisation... Due to the increasing number of proposals of new antimicrobials requesting marketing authorisation and the increasing pace of reviewing existing breakpoints, the EUCAST Steering Committee is seeking to expand its expertise in pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics as it relates to susceptibility testing and clinical breakpoint setting. We are looking for a colleague with expertise in PK-PD and a general understanding of clinical infection and antibacterial therapeutics. Interested colleagues should address this no later than 30 June, 2019.

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Thu, 16 May 2019 10:24:00 +0200
Reference method for the determination of MICs in Mycobacteria - Consultation http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=320&cHash=c7716cd11a951a1f9868afd802f0869f The EUCAST Subcommittee on Anti-Mycobacterial susceptibility testing proposes a broth microdilution... M. tuberculosis complex. The documents are open for general consultation 15 May - 26 June, 2019. ]]> Wed, 15 May 2019 13:36:49 +0200 General consultation on changing categorisation of some wild type distributions http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=319&cHash=4dd149a4f106886c265774a14570a376 EUCAST proposes that agents and species currently categorised as SusceptibleHE (SHE) are... EUCAST proposes that agents and species currently categorised as SusceptibleHE (SHE) are re-categorised as “Susceptible, increased exposure” (I)

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Thu, 09 May 2019 16:52:44 +0200
The working order between industry, EMA and EUCAST. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=318&cHash=86a25535c07daaffdd8155fdb5ff1e03 Updated document to describe the working order between pharmaceutical industry, EMA and EUCAST. he working order between pharmaceutical industry, EMA and EUCAST.]]> Sun, 05 May 2019 17:59:47 +0200 Rapid AST direct from blood cultures - criteria for Acinetobacter baumannii added http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=317&cHash=c769a85f0cbf6e246686822727608faa Rapid AST direct from blood cultures - criteria for Acinetobacter baumannii were added and also... Rapid AST direct from blood cultures - criteria for Acinetobacter baumannii were added and also criteria for screening for ESBL and carbapenemases for epidemiological and/or infection control purposes. ]]> Thu, 02 May 2019 14:29:16 +0200 VetCAST workshop, London, 2-4 June, 2019. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=316&cHash=000ba6c5b8c2516c98467ef8fbd8dccc As in previous years, the EUCAST subcommittee VetCAST arranges a workshop om methodology for...

As in previous years, the EUCAST subcommittee VetCAST arranges a workshop om methodology for setting clinical breakpoints for veterinary pathogens. This 2½ day workshop will take place from June 2nd-4th at the Royal Veterinary College in London. 

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:37:24 +0200
EUCAST posters at ECCMID 2019 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=315&cHash=e6e264b64eaf2249dbd116fc04eecfb5 EUCAST posters for ECCMID 2019 now available. EUCAST posters for ECCMID 2019 now available.]]> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:51:28 +0200 EUCAST AFST QC Table updated! http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=314&cHash=7bfe3b1378c3e56180fffa76d1f98189 There is a new version and update of the EUCAST AFST QC table! There is a new version and update of the EUCAST AFST QC table

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Thu, 04 Apr 2019 13:12:43 +0200
EUCAST at ECCMID 2019 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=313&cHash=3cb4aa5fdb132c4f15076ab957a2949b This document lists a variety of EUCAST activities during ECCMID 2019 in Amsterdam. This document lists a variety of EUCAST activities during ECCMID 2019 in Amsterdam.

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Thu, 28 Mar 2019 07:52:12 +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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