EUCAST https://www.eucast.org/ EUCAST en EUCAST https://www.eucast.org/main/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif https://www.eucast.org/ EUCAST TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Wed, 30 Dec 2020 09:03:57 +0100 Breakpoint tables for 2021 published https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=416&cHash=0af950182d1dea8f854e2be8b11cbbe4 The EUCAST breakpoint tables for bacteria 2021 published. EUCAST breakpoint tables for bacteria 2021 published. ]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2020 09:03:57 +0100 Updated reading guidelines for AST of bacteria https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=415&cHash=2f36079878ff9352d2c7fded1d0e7009 Reading guidelines for AST of bacteria with disk diffusion and broth microdilution were... Reading guidelines for AST of bacteria with disk diffusion and broth microdilution were updated.

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Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:06:23 +0100
Updated QC tables https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=414&cHash=319f8fb3ab488ed4bb441a8ce2cfa84e QC tables are updated as new agents or strains are added. Changes between a current and a previous... QC tables are updated as new agents or strains are added. Changes between a current and a previous version are described in the introduction of the table.]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2020 07:37:25 +0100 Updated RAST tables https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=413&cHash=969423e0838007e9806eca5f541a076c There are a few changes to the RAST (rapid AST directly from positive blood culture bottles)... changes to the RAST (rapid AST directly from positive blood culture bottles) breakpoint tables as a result of changes to the EUCAST regular breakpoint tables. An updated version of the RAST tables is published.]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2020 07:29:04 +0100 Summing up 2020 https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=412&cHash=c69e9bd2f771ceb789dd6c3017faff5b From EUCAST, we wish you all happy holidays and a better 2021 than the 2020 to which we are now... From EUCAST, we wish you all happy holidays and a better 2021 than the 2020 to which we are now saying goodbye.

EUCAST has, despite the pandemic, had a busy year - no travelling but many hours of online meetings and online seminars. There were new agents, new species and a new MIC and new Zone diameter distribution software and a plethora of consultations. We also have a new contract for future activities with ECDC and our collaborative efforts with EMA continue. We waived goodbye to former General Committee representatives, Cidália Pina Vaz (Portugal) and Efi Petinaki (Greece) and welcomed two new Steering Committee members as representatives of the General Committee, Gian Maria Rossolini (Italy) and Jorge Luiz Mello Sampaio (Brazil).

EUCAST Subcommittees have been very busy too - new and updated reference methods, project planning and online meetings and scientific publications.

As old projects reach fruition, new projects are started - disk diffusion of anaerobic bacteria, breakpoints and methods for AST of Nocardia spp, Vibrio spp, and MIC distributions for Corynebacterium diphteriae and C. ulcerans are on. The EUCAST Development Laboratories are being kept very busy.

The Newsletter (sign up with your email in the top bar of the EUCAST homepage) will be automatically distributed once a month beginning in 2021. It will summarise everything that has happened or changed over the preceding 30 days. You are always welcome to pose questions via the EUCAST webpage.

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Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:04:42 +0100
EUCAST AFST article on AST of dermatophytes available https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=411&cHash=59a1537b779d05b2fdaae1cb0f398727 The AFST article on how to perform antifungal susceptibility testing of microconidia-forming... The AFST article on how to perform antifungal susceptibility testing of microconidia-forming dermatophytes following the new reference EUCAST method E.Def 11.0, exemplified by Trichophyton is now available online, containing full bibliographic details. The article is "open access" for a limited period of time: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1cGKm,RGPgHunp

 

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Sat, 19 Dec 2020 17:36:49 +0100
Consultation on breakpoint table v 11.0 2021 closed. Comments and responses published https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=410&cHash=1cd1e1d6871dbce1f30f823d683d4627 EUCAST consulted on the breakpoint table v. 11.0 (2021) between 4 and 18 December, 2020. The... EUCAST consulted on the breakpoint table v. 11.0 (2021) between 4 and 18 December, 2020. The consultation has closed and comments and EUCAST responses are now published. 

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Sat, 19 Dec 2020 17:25:30 +0100
Antimycobacterial AST - publications online https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=409&cHash=cc958cc38e9991e9df0ca5b9edfd0af2 Scientific papers from the EUCAST Subcommittee on Antimycobacterial susceptibility testing are... Scientific papers from the EUCAST Subcommittee on Antimycobacterial susceptibility testing are posted online. 

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Fri, 18 Dec 2020 09:08:54 +0100
Cefiderocol MIC testing - guidance document https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=408&cHash=c9c0227d00aa8ff6971ace8334a7ee81 Cefiderocolol broth microdilution MIC testing - guidance. guidance.]]> Thu, 17 Dec 2020 13:32:41 +0100 Comments to consultations and EUCAST response https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=407&cHash=00e1161fa4f7c52279a96c8570f5151d There were comments (and now EUCAST response) to consultations on fosfomycin,... consultations on fosfomycin, piperacillin-tazobactam, Achromobacter, Bacillus spp breakpoints.]]> Tue, 15 Dec 2020 07:57:46 +0100 The 2021 EUCAST breakpoint table (v 11.0) - what is new? https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=406&cHash=9a92d976312c67c9b935f1f75bb5b71a EUCAST online seminar to present news and changes in the 2021 breakpoint table (v 11.0) news and changes in the 2021 breakpoint table (v 11.0) ]]> Mon, 07 Dec 2020 17:04:45 +0100 Recording of online seminars - website updated https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=405&cHash=6e0685ab8414a165df9e6783f413c0cb Online seminars - video recordings and presentation files now available on the EUCAST web page. video recordings and presentation files now available on the EUCAST web page.]]> Mon, 07 Dec 2020 17:00:50 +0100 Breakpoint table v 11.0 (2021) posted for consultation 4 Dec. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=404&cHash=74a1f440876cb3eefb60e6ad39c622e7 We are currently preparing the Breakpoint table v 11.0 (2021) for consultation 4 Dec - 18 Dec. A... We are currently preparing the Breakpoint table v 11.0 (2021) for consultation 4 Dec - 18 Dec.

A link will be available before the end of the day on "the Consultation" page and on the "Breakpoint table page"

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Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:41:42 +0100
EUCAST upcoming online seminars https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=403&cHash=00ea6a8ef89f20e135977599dbfa5351 This is to inform all about the two upcoming zoom seminars, 30 November and 7 December. The first... This is to inform all about the two upcoming zoom seminars, 30 November and 7 December.

The first (at 8AM, 1PM and 4PM) is on the Area of Technical Uncertainty and the second seminar is on MIC and zone diameter distributions and the determination of ECOFFs. More information on the EUCAST homepage.

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Sat, 28 Nov 2020 11:33:39 +0100
EUCAST implementation maps updated 25 Nov, 2020 https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=402&cHash=7f0973ae29d49c0df584ede67c462d9c We have added two more countries to the map of implementation of EUCAST guidelines. the map of implementation of EUCAST guidelines.]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:13:56 +0100 New MIC and zone distribution software https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=401&cHash=0d714bd736a252643ea711e35634e177 The EUCAST MIC and zone diameter distribution software, originally created in 2003, for displaying... The EUCAST MIC and zone diameter distribution software, originally created in 2003, for displaying distributions of MIC-values (generated with methods calibrated to broth microdilution or agar dilution) and inhibition zone diameters (generated with EUCAST disk diffusion methodology) has been re-programmed and re-launched 24 November, 2020. Each graph is shown in two versions where one is constructed by adding all approved distributions and the other by adding weighted distributions. The later is generated through converting numbers to per cent before adding individual distributions. This prevents large distributions from dominating or even "obliterating" smaller distributions and allows all distributions equal weight. During 2021 distributions are curated in accordance with EUCAST SOP10.1 and all values gradually reviewed.

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:03:41 +0100
Zoominar recordings available https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=400&cHash=efd6316ac65a5b96a2bb5971236f493d Online seminars (11, 20 and 30 November) are recorded and made available on the EUCAST... Online seminars (11, 20 and 30 November) are recorded and made available on the EUCAST website

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020 18:08:22 +0100
EUCAST uptake maps updated https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=399&cHash=7cbc357a3f896366a61cbaa5fd289f9a EUCAST maps updated EUCAST maps updated]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:51:32 +0100 Zominars 11th, 20th and 30th of November - open invitation https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=398&cHash=0e1781728adf0114a0b744e1a7649c21 EUCAST is hosting a series of web seminars (EUCAST Zoominars). The first two are on the 11th and... EUCAST is hosting a series of web seminars (EUCAST Zoominars). The first two are on the 11th and 20th of November. 

11th of November:EUCAST general update.

20th of November: The new S, I and R definitions and drug exposure (dosing tab).

30th of November: The Area of Technical Uncertainty (ATU) - how to handle the ATU in the laboratory.

Topics to follow: 

- EUCAST RAST - Rapid AST directly from positive blood culture bottles

- Wild type bacteria and ECOFFs

- Disk diffusion – screening methods

- Disk diffusion – calibration disk diffusion vs. MIC

- Quality Control – MIC and disk diffusion

Email your suggestions or how you would want us to prioritise, to gunnar.kahlmeter@eucast.org 

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Mon, 02 Nov 2020 11:24:10 +0100
Consultation on Fosfomycin breakpoints https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=397&cHash=69ec1bf8104c72b604161d3c647fb0d9 Fosfomycin trometamol breakpoint revision - consultation 2 November - 30 November, 2020. Fosfomycin trometamol breakpoint revision - consultation 2 November - 30 November, 2020.]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 08:08:21 +0100 Planned updates to breakpoint table v 11.0 https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=396&cHash=245bc74feeb2d7c904ff547da198f74c Striving to keep EUCAST users informed of upcoming changes, this short document describes the... changes to the breakpoint tables v 11.0 (2021). The table itself will be published for consultation on or about 5 December, 2020.]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:00:47 +0100 Invitation to EUCAST general updates via zoom https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=395&cHash=bd122529bcdc06b9adef325525285eb0 This is a general invitation to attend EUCAST zoom updates on the 11th of November (8 AM, 1 PM and... This is a general invitation to attend EUCAST zoom updates on the 11th of November (8 AM, 1 PM and 4 PM). Current EUCAST projects will be described, the next breakpoint table summarised and there will be opportunities to discuss. 

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Mon, 26 Oct 2020 21:21:19 +0100
Fluoroquinolone breakpoint adjustments - consultation. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=394&cHash=3cb33e88aade7d173f8dc50b30cac323 Flurorquinolone breakpoint adjustments to Campylobacter, Corynebacteria and Bacillus - consultation... Flurorquinolone breakpoint adjustments to Campylobacter, Corynebacteria and Bacillus - consultation 12 - 31 October, 2020.

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Mon, 12 Oct 2020 09:09:56 +0200
Achromobacter xylosoxidans - method and breakpoints proposed. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=393&cHash=8efc101146495cb0c4d901fc511afff1 Achromobacter xylosoxidans - method and breakpoints proposed - consultation 5 October - 31 October,... Achromobacter xylosoxidans - method and breakpoints proposed - consultation 5 October - 31 October, 2020.]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:22:25 +0200 EUCAST reference BMD for M. tuberculosis complex now published https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=392&cHash=f4945d6933df654a5a60f797810c3274 EUCAST reference BMD for M.tuberculosis complex susceptibility testing. EUCAST reference BMD for M.tuberculosis complex susceptibility testing.

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Fri, 04 Sep 2020 10:30:52 +0200
Consultation on breakpoints relevant for meningitis. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=391&cHash=e4bfd34f8ee85650ce943f0a11133c44 EUCAST has reviewed and in some instances proposed a revision of breakpoints relevant to the... EUCAST has reviewed and in some instances proposed a revision of breakpoints relevant to the treatment of bacterial meningitis. The general consultation is open 1 September - 16 October, 2020.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2020 08:48:55 +0200
Burkholderia pseudomallei methods and MIC/zone correlates now available. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=390&cHash=92ef60baaab9a71ed77e722f4b1a7766 Burkholderia pseudomallei methods and MIC/zone correlates now available. Multilaboratory trial... Burkholderia pseudomallei methods and MIC/zone correlates now available.

Multilaboratory trial published.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2020 08:39:39 +0200
Bacillus spp breakpoints - Consultation 25 Aug - 25 Sep. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=389&cHash=2646ee9c042b8f38a608fdac4a4048f4 EUCAST proposes breakpoints for Bacillus spp (except B. anthracis) - consultation 25 August - 25... EUCAST proposes breakpoints for Bacillus spp (except B. anthracis) - consultation 25 August - 25 September, 2020.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2020 21:09:02 +0200
EUCAST clinical trial of blood culture RAST in 55 laboratories published. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=388&cHash=b7540ea3a0add782ac7d8c68adcf5733 Following the initial development, published in 2019, a clinical trial in 55 laboratories was... published in 2019, a clinical trial in 55 laboratories was performed and published in 2020. ]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:57:27 +0200 SOP 3, 4, 7 and 8 updated https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=387&cHash=3c03a83a121379ba089ef95d3eb47d52 SOP 3, 4, 7 and 8 updated SOP 3, 4, 7 and 8 updated ]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:48:34 +0200