EUCAST https://eucast.org/ EUCAST en EUCAST https://eucast.org/main/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif https://eucast.org/ EUCAST TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:11:28 +0200 Ceftolozane-tazobactam disk criteria for H. influenzae https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=381&cHash=861f4da76a4259a53123ea6cc8e8027c Ceftolozane-tazobactam zone diameter breakpoints for H. influenzae now available. as an addendum to... Ceftolozane-tazobactam zone diameter breakpoints for H. influenzae now available. as an addendum to the EUCAST breakpoint table 10.0. The zone diameter breakpoints will be included in the regular breakpoint table 11.0. ]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:11:28 +0200 EUCAST on Twitter (@EUCAST_EUCAST) https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=380&cHash=e05e780ff4f658d7c8200c03d807fbed Try @EUCAST_EUCAST on twitter Try @EUCAST_EUCAST on twitter

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:55:38 +0200
S.pneumoniae (10 strains) with reference MICs now available from EUCAST/CCUG. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=379&cHash=ec284e36732d1c8e5b8ab5ac6a656137 EUCAST and CCUG in collaboration have made a panel of 10 strains with reference MICs available.... a panel of 10 strains with reference MICs available. Strains were selected on the basis of the varying susceptibility to betalactam agents. ]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 10:56:15 +0200 Ceftolozane-tazobactam rationale document published https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=378&cHash=75e9a62acd88b4afe1ea8ab91ef13129 Ceftolozane-tazobactam rationale document published. Ceftolozane-tazobactam rationale document published.

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Fri, 15 May 2020 08:44:00 +0200
EUCAST 2019 - 20 (Chairman´s report) https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=377&cHash=54dc6bcdf8df92d283c4c29388d595ce The EUCAST General Committee meeting at ECCMID 2020 was cancelled due to COVID19. The EUCAST... The EUCAST General Committee meeting at ECCMID 2020 was cancelled due to COVID19.

The EUCAST Steering Committee and subcommittees have, under the heading of the traditional Chairman´s report, summarised the last 12 months of activity. 

In short - these were some of the major achievements during 2019-20:

  • The recruitment of two new Steering Committee members with PK/PD expertise: Shampa Das and Joseph Meletiadis
  • During the year EUCAST has reviewed or determined breakpoints for ceftolozane-tazobactam (new indications and dosing), amikacin, gentamicin and tobramycin, temocillin and cefiderocol. 
  • The release of rapid disk testing methods and breakpoints from positive blood cultures
  • The implementation of the re-defined "I" category: Susceptible--increased exposure for antibacterials and antifungals
  • Breakpoints for Burkholderia pseudomallei
  • Alternative methods for testing Aspergillus against echinocandins
  • The development of a microdilution testing method for dermatophytes
  • The release of the first veterinary breakpoints for florphenicol in cattle
  • The creation of the European Network for Optimisation of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment to further VetCAST's work
  • The release of the reference broth microdilution method for Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • A workshop of international stakeholders to explore the flow-on effects of the new M. tuberculosis  reference method.

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Mon, 04 May 2020 14:17:05 +0200
Daptomycin guidance document updated https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=376&cHash=27410f31294e42f7d60392bf2cabaf50 The EUCAST guidance document on the use of daptomycin in bloodstream infections including... guidance document on the use of daptomycin in bloodstream infections including endocarditis caused by enterococci, now available.]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:57:46 +0200 Aminoglycoside rationale documents updated https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=375&cHash=326b0c02827b1786dd647a52eabf8214 Aminoglycoside rationale documents updated with new breakpoints and dosages. rationale documents updated with new breakpoints and dosages.]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:31:00 +0200 Cefiderocol breakpoints and AST methods now available. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=374&cHash=839808489fb6fb1033af6d8a1c5e7d07 Addendum: Cefiderocol breakpoints and AST methods (30 April, 2020) Addendum: Cefiderocol breakpoints and AST methods (30 April, 2020) ]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 09:15:09 +0200 Newsletter from EUCAST VetCAST https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=373&cHash=63355f9ac9d150f2162daa624d60452a A Newsletter (April 2020) from the EUCAST veterinary subcommittee published. Newsletter (April 2020) from the EUCAST veterinary subcommittee published.]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2020 10:20:12 +0200 Daptomycin in Enterococcus infections - EUCAST position paper in CMI https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=372&cHash=88f4e7f2757eaea2fe7210d77fefdee5 Daptomycin in the treatment of enterococcal bloodstream infections and endocarditis: a EUCAST... Daptomycin in the treatment of enterococcal bloodstream infections and endocarditis: a EUCAST position paper Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.<wbr />2020.04.027 (10.1016/j.cmi.2020.04.027)]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:41:39 +0200 Aminoglycoside guidance document updated https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=371&cHash=ffc8ca3a647022b5e83b21a7af8c039e The guidance document on aminoglycoside dosing, first published 21 January 2020, updated 24 April,... The guidance document on aminoglycoside dosing, first published 21 January 2020, updated 24 April, 2020

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Fri, 24 Apr 2020 21:39:54 +0200
Warnings against pipercaillin-tazobactam gradient tests finally removed. https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=370&cHash=c80c790f0515c9493b60afd22d60dfaa Previous warnings against gradient tests Etest and MTS were finally removed (November 2019 for... warnings against gradient tests Etest and MTS were finally removed (November 2019 for Etest and April 2020 for MTS).]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:41:09 +0200 Temocillin breakpoints and Rationale document added https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=369&cHash=a6108becf38beba89a37b3762ba57807 Temocillin breakpoints and rationale document is added following a final decision by the EUCAST... breakpoints and rationale document is added following a final decision by the EUCAST Steering Committee 21 April, 2020.]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2020 10:11:09 +0200 Corrected RAST table 2.1 published https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=368&cHash=1fcdbdb9d97edd0334bc378a99f5776b Because of an error in the E. faecalis tab a corrected table was published 20 April, 2020. The... E. faecalis tab a corrected table was published 20 April, 2020. The difference between the previous version (2.0) and the RAST new version (2.1) is only in the E. faecalis tab (highlighted in light blue).]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:14:48 +0200 EUCAST panels of phenotypically defined strains https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=367&cHash=ed16519ab54b522e316cbf8cc33d2fbe During 2020, EUCAST in collaboration with CCUG (the Culture Collection of the University of... During 2020, EUCAST in collaboration with CCUG (the Culture Collection of the University of Gothenburg), and EUCAST NACs, will make available panels of organisms with phenotypically well characterized levels of susceptibility (MIC-values determined with reference broth microdilution on several occasions before and after freeze drying). Each panel will contain 10 - 25 strains of which a few strains have MICs representative of the wild type of the species, and otherwise strains with typical resistance mechanisms and phenotypically reproducible levels of susceptibility. Each panel will highlight a difficult area of susceptibility testing. They will be useful for laboratories aiming to validate the accuracy of their AST methods, for checking commercial material intended for MIC determination or susceptibility testing (the correct categorisatiopn of S, I and R) and for developers of antimicrobials and AST methods.

Recently EUCAST warned against the use of gradient tests for the determination of benzylpenicillin MICs in S. pneumoniae and before that validated the use of broth microdilution for colistin MIC determination in several species (see https://www.eucast.org/ast_of_bacteria/warnings/). To be able to do this we need to invest much effort into obtaining and characterising strains and their levels of susceptibility using reference methods. In collaboration with colleagues in NACs and at the CCUG we will make selected parts of these collections publicly available.

The first panel consists of 10 Streptococcus pneumoniae with varying levels of susceptibility to betalactam agents and will shortly be made available. More information will follow on the EUCAST (www.eucast.org) and CCUG (www.ccug.se) websites.  

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Sat, 18 Apr 2020 08:31:07 +0200
Aminoglycoside MICs and ECOFFs reviewed https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=366&cHash=b1cfcec4cd79cda4edbf509715a9620b Aminoglycoside (amikacin, gentamicin, tobramycin) MIC distributions and ECOFFs reviewed and in some... Aminoglycoside (amikacin, gentamicin, tobramycin) MIC distributions and ECOFFs reviewed and in some cases revised, in accordance with SOP 10.1.

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Sun, 12 Apr 2020 14:24:53 +0200
EUCAST instruction videos - Romanian subtitles https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=365&cHash=d0aa1935a8213bf153cb957bf2874684 Videos with Romanian subtitles Videos with Romanian subtitles

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Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:06:45 +0200
Temocillin and daptomycin MIC distributions and ECOFFs reviewed https://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=364&cHash=b8c8f0fbd68042fc77820b39909addd2 All MIC-data (including several new distributions) for temocillin and daptomycin reviewed and... EUCAST MIC distribution database.]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:21:38 +0200 EUCAST intrinsic resistance and unusual phenotypes update! https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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, https://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. https://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 https://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.... https://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 https://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. https://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