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25 Feb 2022
A Pragmatic Approach to Susceptibility Classification of Yeasts without EUCAST Clinical Breakpoints

A Pragmatic Approach to Susceptibility Classification of Yeasts without EUCAST Clinical Breakpoints, by Karen Marie Thyssen Astvad, Sevtap Arikan-Akdagli and Maiken Cavling Arendrup.[more]

24 Feb 2022
ECOFFs – the why, the how and the don´ts of EUCAST epidemiological cutoff values.

Identifying the MIC wild type distribution and its delineation of species targeted for receiving antimicrobial agent breakpoints is an important first step for determining clinical breakpoints. Having the main responsibility in...[more]

19 Feb 2022
Warning concerning MH broth for Thermofisher cefiderocol MIC panels.

Thermofisher/Sensititre have issue a warning against a malfunctioning broth for Sensititre panels containing cefiderocol resulting in too low cefiderocol MIC-values. The recommendation from the manufacturer is to ignore...[more]

31 Jan 2022
Panel of well characterized P. aeruginosa strains available through EUCAST/CCUG.

Nine phenotypically and genetically well characterized P. aeruginosamade available through EUCAST/CCUG.[more]

27 Jan 2022
EUCAST system for abbreviating antimicrobial agents - update

EUCAST system for antimicrobial name abbreviations (January 2022).Previous version(13 July, 2018)[more]

25 Jan 2022
AFST comment on AST of dermatophytes

From the EUCAST Antifungal subcommittee (AFST): Comment on: Multicentre validation of a EUCAST method for the antifungal susceptibility testing of microconidiaforming dermatophytes.[more]

18 Jan 2022
The table listing breakpoints and ECOFFs for antifungal agents and relevant fungi is now updated.

Antifungal agents have MIC distributions in the EUCAST MIC distribution database. ECOFFs are assessed and revised as new data is available. Also clinical breakpoints are regularly assessed and sometimed revised. The EUCAST AFST...[more]

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