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 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:35:20 +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 Colistin AST - free access to full length article in CMI http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=281&cHash=66dd028330bb4d52a97140409793f238 The EUCAST evaluation of methods for colistin AST is available as freely available in CMI until 18... EUCAST evaluation of methods for colistin AST is available as freely available in CMI until 18 September, 2018.]]> Tue, 07 Aug 2018 08:30:06 +0200 NAC alert - redefining S, I and R categories. Action required! http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=280&cHash=b82b957a3391106482a65698df028e5f EUCAST has now decided redefine the S, I and R-categories but to retain the I for the... EUCAST has now decided redefine the S, I and R-categories but to retain the I for the I-category.

NACs need to prepare for the change 1 January, 2019.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:11:42 +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