EUCAST https://www.eucast.org/ EUCAST EUCAST https://www.eucast.org/ https://www.eucast.org/fileadmin/feed_icon_88x31.gif Screening for azole and echinocandin resistance https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=492&cHash=f0d89d1ec647b2db54307f2be14bed98 Screening for azole and echinocandin resistance exemplified in Aspergillus Warning against using material and devices for AST of species not listed as validated. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=491&cHash=23c0bc9bbc2ea355fce0bfebf64c27d0 General warning against incomplete species and concentration range validation of commercially... Consultation (14 May - 15 June, extended to 15 July) on revised breakpoints for IV fosfomycin https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=490&cHash=f0df73530e347fe47262a532cde23bb8 EUCAST posted a general consultation on revised breakpoints for intravenous fosfomycin.... Consultation on the availability of piperacillin and ticarcillin without inhibitors. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=488&cHash=f3e61e3f92d3ebe97d34ee2db3dadca3 EUCAST is considering removing breakpoints for piperacillin without tazobactam and/or ticarcillin... A new version of the QC table for testing of antifungal agents is available https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=487&cHash=53e14a0f1c9253d4d6ac446c07e66ede A new version of the QC table for testing of antifungal agents is available on the website. Cefiderocol Rationale Document updated https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=485&cHash=340857366db12871bcea51c1da45c157 The Cefiderocol Rational Document has been revised. Link.  RAST updated to include incubation beyond 8 hours https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=484&cHash=309307a01b56067919356090742df5c0 EUCAST Rapid AST directly from positive blood culture bottles, previously restricted to 4, 6 or 8... Guidance note on topical agents revised https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=483&cHash=a21d2d2a29410b3e73e1ae3b3d8c3593 Minor revision of the EUCAST Guidance on topical agents How to: ECOFFs—the why, the how, and the don'ts of EUCAST epidemiological cutoff values. CMI 2022. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=482&cHash=33c06c2750a843056a5ec64da3321a12 How to: ECOFFs—the why, the how, and the don'ts of EUCAST epidemiological cutoff... New version of Broth microdilution of moulds (vs. 9.4) https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=481&cHash=8c2e4a8022c212c27ad80e1f24a475e7 A new version of the Broth microdilution of moulds (version 9.4 to replace 9.3) published 1 April,... EUCAST abandons the term "intrinsic resistance" in favor of "expected resistant phenotype" https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=480&cHash=e6a33871b9efef82225399f1a3ce0493 For many years EUCAST and other committees have struggled with the term “intrinsic resistance”.... Cefiderocol disk diffusion with EUCAST criteria - publication in JAC https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=479&cHash=309ce0555892a83c94aef216eb4cf802 Cefiderocol: EUCAST criteria for disc diffusion and broth microdilution for antimicrobial... Temocillin MIC vs. inhibition zone diameters https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=478&cHash=af74f97c7b3b6e473de62ad28088b89e MIC and zone diameter data on temocillin added to the Enterobacterales calibration/validation file... A Pragmatic Approach to Susceptibility Classification of Yeasts without EUCAST Clinical Breakpoints https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=477&cHash=a27a786fb6cfe130e20193bdb093a5ca A Pragmatic Approach to Susceptibility Classification of Yeasts without EUCAST Clinical... ECOFFs – the why, the how and the don´ts of EUCAST epidemiological cutoff values. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=476&cHash=627b21425d234deacc5eb609f762931a Identifying the MIC wild type distribution and its delineation of species targeted for receiving... Warning concerning MH broth for Thermofisher cefiderocol MIC panels. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=475&cHash=49c2950f198b7cefd42216e7fd3639b3 Thermofisher/Sensititre have issue a warning against a malfunctioning broth for Sensititre panels... Panel of well characterized P. aeruginosa strains available through EUCAST/CCUG. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=474&cHash=cc5341aadb0f7df0acae7a1c462a2461 Nine phenotypically and genetically well characterized P. aeruginosa made available through... EUCAST system for abbreviating antimicrobial agents - update https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=473&cHash=940a0ef3c6b94e3fe356027047e477f6 EUCAST system for antimicrobial name abbreviations (January 2022). Previous version (13... AFST comment on AST of dermatophytes https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=472&cHash=f3c2ec023cf2de1c420a3831e28e8b20 From the EUCAST Antifungal subcommittee (AFST): Comment on: Multicentre validation of a EUCAST... The table listing breakpoints and ECOFFs for antifungal agents and relevant fungi is now updated. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=471&cHash=9683eb4feaa642cca1d809639fea5ef3 Antifungal agents have MIC distributions in the EUCAST MIC distribution database. ECOFFs are... All MIC/Zone diameter calibration file updated. Anaerobic bacteria added. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=470&cHash=ec4a20fc82163fa62a12c81bd78a346f With changes in the breakpoint table v 12.0 and the adding of disk diffusion criteria for anaerobic... EUCAST/ESPID joint task force on dosing of antibiotics in children - questionnaire on common practices. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=469&cHash=4a65a1c7f3ecbcce8305277483a82954 EUCAST and ESPID are preparing to address antibiotic dosing and exposure in children to match... Delafloxacin ECOFFs and TECOFFs published https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=468&cHash=9d4cef165c6d3587aa02a4e5d9b9743d Delafloxacin, a recent addition to the quinolone agents, has now received ECOFFs and TECOFFs.  Happy New Year from the EUCAST https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=467&cHash=c3b8750523ae9d4bbbb8f9431f1227e9 This is to wish all EUCAST users a happy and successful new year and to summarise some recent... Disk diffusion criteria and revised breakpoints for anaerobic bacteria https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=466&cHash=a14dff92d8dd427b3cb69167643de4d3 Disk diffusion methods and criteria and revised breakpoints for anaerobic bacteria now available. RAST breakpoints and QC criteria updated https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=465&cHash=8649abeaf79c258bec3e3691335b695f Rapid AST directly from positive blood culture bottles: breakpoints and QC updated to match the... Breakpoint tables and dosages v 12.0 (2022) published https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=464&cHash=ea8540c0fbdaa71b3bbcb3bf765239de The revised breakpoint table (v 12.0) and dosages now published. Valid from 1 January, 2022. Guidance document update https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=463&cHash=741fb42fa822f66ba7f31b741a7a5030 Setting breakpoints for agent-inhibitor combinations was updated 14 December, 2021 Recording of online seminar on EUCAST disk diffusion testing of anaerobic bacteria available https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=462&cHash=eaf9b9c644a289b010d4a4fdb5ac6cc7 On 9 December at 8AM, 1PM and 4PM, EUCAST organised an online seminar with contributions from... Disk diffusion of anaerobic bacteria - online seminar! https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=461&cHash=f178cce9e5218846761826f2ef5c5348 The 9th of December at 8AM, 1PM and 4PM there is an open online seminar on the new EUCAST disk...