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, 03 Mar 2020 16:47:28 +0100 EUCAST intrinsic resistance and unusual phenotypes update! http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=363&cHash=35b63ab122f103c336075ad536565300 The EUCAST guidance on intrinsic resistance and unusual phenotypes has been updated. intrinsic resistance and unusual phenotypes has been updated. ]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 16:47:28 +0100 EUCAST broth microdilution reading guide updated http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=362&cHash=f2196d399c8618b7313ccb7f048f7af5 EUCAST broth microdilution reading guide updated to version 2.0 with specific reading instructions... broth microdilution reading guide updated to version 2.0 with specific reading instructions for Gram-negative organisms with tigecycline and eravacycline added. ]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:39:34 +0100 Quality of 21 brands of commercially available MH powders http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=361&cHash=3fb2d7a55c8d31cedf63b393b2bdd1d8 EUCAST has validated 21 brands of commercially available MH powders (not the factory produced... 21 brands of commercially available MH powders (not the factory produced plates). ]]> Sat, 29 Feb 2020 09:34:52 +0100 ESCMID Postgraduate course on EUCAST guidelines, Tallinn, Estonia, September 2020 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=360&cHash=860f8d5162cf0b973f74ab4707363034 Antimicrobial susceptibility testing with EUCAST criteria and methods - to register. Read... Antimicrobial susceptibility testing with EUCAST criteria and methods - to register. 

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:21:54 +0100
AFST breakpoint tables and QC tables updated http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=359&cHash=5c6ea5884a9ff8a90af7612864f5396c The EUCAST subcommittee on antifungal susceptibility testing has updated clinical breakpoints,... clinical breakpoints, ECOFFs and QC tables. The tables were organised with a final date 4 February, and following final consultation puiblished 25 February, 2020. ]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:04:08 +0100 Rationale documents for antifungal agents updated http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=358&cHash=bdc16030df2e93d8b87d73ae52fc5195 Rationale documents for antifungal agents updated. Rationale documents for antifungal agents updated. ]]> Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:38:33 +0100 Update: Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=357&cHash=a227cdbd120c1582b8e1aed81e391c90 Update: Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles v 2.0, 2020. Update: Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles v 2.0, 2020. 

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Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:13:21 +0100
EUCAST publication, open access, Rapid AST (4-8 h) directly from bloodcultures, now available. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=356&cHash=48183b6fdeb442b84c8ec943ba57756c The EUCAST rapid AST (4-8 h) directly from positive bloodculture bottles is now published in JAC... The EUCAST rapid AST (4-8 h) directly from positive bloodculture bottles is now published in JAC (open access).

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Wed, 05 Feb 2020 08:38:28 +0100
ECOFFinder program updated http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=355&cHash=c5de09d6e0956b53114e45958f784eb1 The ECOFFinder program updated 2020 - some warnings related to the use of the program added (see... The ECOFFinder program updated 2020 - some warnings related to the use of the program added (see first tab).

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Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:50:33 +0100
Before using the new EUCAST breakpoint tables, make sure.... http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=354&cHash=4609369cc1a5074b9444e1258cfc05e3 ...you read the information on the new S, I and R definitions and the use of the arbitrary and... ...you read the information on the new S, I and R definitions and the use of the arbitrary and off-scale susceptible breakpoint of S≤0.001 mg/L, it is available immediately above the links to the breakpoint table.

...and the Erratum on imipenem-relebactam concerning Morganella spp and Morganellaceae...

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Sat, 25 Jan 2020 18:46:15 +0100
Aminoglycoside guidance document - revised breakpoints 2020 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=353&cHash=b85e7c5e50149ddb20de45f5214003b7 Guidance on the implementation and use of the 2020 revised aminoglycoside breakpoints (Jan 21,... Guidance on the implementation and use of the 2020 revised aminoglycoside breakpoints (Jan 21, 2020) now available. 

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Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:06:51 +0100
Procedure for optimizing disk contents (potencies) for disk diffusion testing - comments and respons. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=352&cHash=d47caadfde689387341689acdc0b3bcc The joint EUCAST CLSI working group on optimizing disk contents (potencies) for disk diffusion... Comments and working group response are now available.  ]]> Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:02:02 +0100 VetCAST update of committee members http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=351&cHash=f98f8ca37ff23069ae9acf9c9f019954 VetCAST has updated the list of committee members VetCAST has updated the list of committee members

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Mon, 30 Dec 2019 23:46:30 +0100
Updated methods documents http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=350&cHash=a121fd42bb2daf75023de19ed215c4b3 Updated methods documents on disk diffusion, reading of plates, media preparation etc. methods documents on disk diffusion, reading of plates, media preparation etc.]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:42:12 +0100 EUCAST Breakpoint tables for 2020 now available http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=349&cHash=b196bbadbd1ee4d309eea57569e713f7 EUCAST breakpoint tables for 2020 available. breakpoint tables for 2020 available.]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 11:08:29 +0100 Ceftolozane-tazobactam - EUCAST response released 13 Dec http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=348&cHash=e9b127e2ad7ad74a65337c7696a5b8ed The consultation on ceftolozane-tazobactam is concluded. Comments and EUCAST response available. The consultation on ceftolozane-tazobactam is concluded. Comments and EUCAST response available.

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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:53:02 +0100
Temocillin - EUCAST response to consultation 9 Dec, 2019 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=347&cHash=5a2eebe5c13e53d1dfe196472eeedf4c Following the consultation on proposed breakpoints and testing guidelines for temocillin, the... Following the consultation on proposed breakpoints and testing guidelines for temocillin, the EUCAST Steering Committee response is released on the Consultation page 9 December (with an erratum published 12 December), 2019. 
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Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:35:12 +0100
EUCAST breakpoint table v 10.0 for consultation http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=346&cHash=628e56d3c9b15d2e4d3caa37e45c1c5d The EUCAST 2020 Breakpoint table v 10.0 is now available for consultation. Comments no later than... consultation. Comments no later than 18 December, 2019.]]> Fri, 06 Dec 2019 09:19:12 +0100 SOPs 1, 2, 5, 6 and 10 updated. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=345&cHash=9e5bb78f2c021eb2212d8957a8fb1670 SOPs 1, 2, 5, 6 and 10 updated. SOPs 1, 2, 5, 6 and 10 updated.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:15:13 +0100
Frequently Asked Questions - Mycobacteria http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=344&cHash=c82022194fb8854da53df4be774265c0 A file was added with questions and answers related to methods in phenotypic AST in Mycobacteria. A file was added with questions and answers related to methods in phenotypic AST in Mycobacteria.

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:26:43 +0100
Warning against gradient tests for benzylpenicillin http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=343&cHash=307e98a7d098ad7a83d04b2b2d6aa2f2 A warning against the use of gradient tests for determining MIC for benzylpenicillins in S.... gradient tests for determining MIC for benzylpenicillins in S. pneumoniae is issued on the 21 November, 2019.]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:38:18 +0100 AMST Workshop 4th of February 2020 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=342&cHash=f238095eaa15fbaea38e95a8dd4a81bf The EUCAST AMST Subcommittee issues and open invitation to a workshop in Malmö, Sweden on the 4th... The EUCAST AMST Subcommittee issues and open invitation to a workshop in Malmö, Sweden on the 4th of February 2020. Read all about it! 

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:26:54 +0100
Ceftolozane-tazobactam revised breakpoints following new indications for the agent. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=341&cHash=e9be6eb8116346a7e2161257a5e63fe6 EUCAST General Consultation on the revision of ceftolozane-tazobactam breakpoints following... ceftolozane-tazobactam breakpoints following extended indications for the agent.]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2019 15:16:59 +0100 Cefazolin breakpoints in Enterobacterales - consultation closes on 8 Nov, 2019 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=340&cHash=748b4573357a98a525f43e04b0f1a6a4 Cefazolin breakpoints in Enterobacterales - general consultation closes on 8 Nov, 2019. general consultation closes on 8 Nov, 2019. ]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2019 11:01:48 +0200 FAQ on RAST http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=339&cHash=6a062597b5190b9403a7ddd767e25960 Frequently Asked Questions on EUCAST Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles published. Frequently Asked Questions on EUCAST Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles published. ]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:08:21 +0200 Temocillin clinical breakpoints http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=338&cHash=d78b4bd56b370cf4580dc44842bc98d1 Temocillin clinical breakpoints for consultation until 8 November, 2019. Temocillin clinical breakpoints for consultation until 8 November, 2019. ]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:06:08 +0200 Two new EUCAST videos published http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=337&cHash=aac90f57c643454e156fa53e242aafc4 EUCAST instruction videos. Two new videos published, one on the storage and handling of disk and... EUCAST instruction videos.

Two new videos published, one on the storage and handling of disk and media and one on QC of AST in the laboratory.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:11:57 +0200
The EUCAST AFST has posted revised breakpoints and RDs for consultation. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=336&cHash=c31f14953708997400f63b816b1199ca The EUCAST AFST has revised breakpoints and RDsas a consequence of the EUCAST change in the... These are now available for comments in a general consultation.]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:09:39 +0200 EUCAST recruits PKPD experts Shampa Das and Joseph Meletiadis http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=335&cHash=59756771256d56652e399a42ff26fca7 In an open process EUCAST has recruited two PKPD experts, Shampa Das (UK) and Joseph Meletiadis... In an open process EUCAST has recruited two PKPD experts, Shampa Das (UK) and Joseph Meletiadis (Greece and NL) and thereby increased its competence in the field. 

Recognising the pivotal importance of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) in the process of setting clinical breakpoints, EUCAST recruited two PK/PD experts during the summer of 2019. Both will be members of the Steering Committee.

Dr Shampa Das is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool, UK. She has previously been employed as a Director of Clinical Pharmacology at the Antibiotics Unit, AstraZeneca. She has vast experience with drug development, preclinical PK/PD and clinical support to aid optimal dose selection, as well as extensive experience with the regulatory process.

Dr Joseph Meletiadis is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Athens, and Head of the Mycology Unit in Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece. He is also a research scientist in the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Meletiadis is also the clinical data coordinator of the EUCAST Subcommittee for antifungal susceptibility testing (AFST) and a member of the executive committee of the ESCMID Study Group on PK/PD of anti-infectives. Joseph has extensive experience with in vitro and in vivo PK-PD modelling and MIC-testing in relation to the setting of clinical breakpoints.

We welcome Shampa and Joseph to the EUCAST Steering Committee!

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Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:16:39 +0200
"Rationale for the reference method for MIC determination of M. tuberculosis" posted http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=334&cHash=3909181732276c9b190cf1c759357bb8 A new document "Rationale for the reference method for MIC determination of M.... Rationale for the reference method for MIC determination of M. tuberculosis" posted on website. ]]> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:16:50 +0200