Around the world, researchers are working extremely hard to develop new treatments and interventions for COVID-19 with new clinical trials opening nearly every day. This directory provides you with information, including enrollment detail, about these trials. In some cases, researchers are able to offer expanded access (sometimes called compassionate use) to an investigational drug when a patient cannot participate in a clinical trial.
The information provided here is drawn from ClinicalTrials.gov. If you do not find a satisfactory expanded access program here, please search in our COVID Company Directory. Some companies consider expanded access requests for single patients, even if they do not show an active expanded access listing in this database. Please contact the company directly to explore the possibility of expanded access.
To learn how to apply for expanded access, please visit our Guides designed to walk healthcare providers, patients and/or caregivers through the process of applying for expanded access. Please note that given the situation with COVID-19 and the need to move as fast as possible, many physicians are requesting expanded access for emergency use. In these cases, FDA will authorize treatment by telephone and treatment can start immediately. For more details, consult FDA guidance. Emergency IND is the common route that patients are receiving convalescent plasma.
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Stony Brook University
Healthcare workers (HCW) at risk of Covid-19 will have baseline serology for SARS-CoV-2 to see if they are already immune to Covid-19. HCW will get baseline assessment and if meeting inclusion criteria and no exclusion criteria they will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio to hydroxychloroquine or Vitamin C on a weekly basis for three months. Subjects will complete daily diary of symptoms and temperature, and will have repeat SARS-CoV-2 serology at 6 weeks and 3 months to determine seroconversion.
Nantes University Hospital
The COVID-19 epidemic is causing a global health crisis. In France, it has imposed a major reorganization of the healthcare system. This emergency reorganization is unprecedented. It involved first, second and third line care. Following this reorganization and from the first days of confinement, a decrease in care activity not related to COVID-19 was observed in médical offices, in emergency services, and in secondary and tertiary care services. This decrease in activity could indicate a decrease in pathologies related to work, transportation or non-COVID-19 infections, due to a favourable effect of lockdown. Nevertheless, some health professionals report the opposite in the media and on social networks, an unusual increase in events (appendicular peritonitis treated late, increase in domestic violence, etc.), while others are surprised by a decrease in activity that is difficult to explain (leukaemia diagnoses by biologists, for example). One hypothesis is that such changes could be related to the reorganisation of the health care system or to the consequences of lockdown. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a systematic collection and analysis of patient safety incidents (also called "adverse events" in France). The objective is to assess the roles of the system and human factors in patient safety, in order to propose changes to the global system and local organisation. In France, there is a system for reporting serious adverse events related to care. Only 4% of the 820 serious adverse events reported in 2018 were reported by primary healthcare professionals (1). However, patient safety incidents in primary care are known to have specific mechanisms, types and mechanisms (2). We hypothesize that the COVID-19 health crisis may have induced unusual patient safety incidents through new mechanisms in a context associating reorganization of the healthcare system and population lockdown. Such a scenario requires the implementation of a massive collection of potential incidents and their systematic and well-structured analysis. Thus, the objective of our study is to describe patient safety incidents related to the reorganization of care and/or lockdown in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis (types, severity, mechanisms) reported by primary care professionals in France. 1. - HAS. Retour d'expérience sur les événements indésirables graves associés à des soins (EIGS) [Internet]. [cited 2020 Apr 7]. Available from: https://www.has-sante.fr/jcms/c_2882289/fr/retour-d-experience-sur-les-… rables-graves-associes-a-des-soins-eigs 2. - Carson-Stevens A, Hibbert P, Avery A, Butlin A, Carter B, Cooper A, et al. A cross-sectional mixed methods study protocol to generate learning from patient safety incidents reported from general practice. BMJ Open. 2015 Dec 1;5(12):e009079.
University Hospital, Lille
Mortality from Covid-19 increases with age, reaching 14.8% from the age of 80. The severity of the infection is linked to the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) which requires intensive care. ARDS is the consequence of the reactional inflammatory storm that damages the lungs. Aged subjects are particularly prone to zinc and vitamin D deficiency. These two micronutrients are able to modulate the immune response by reducing the inflammatory storm. The hypothesis is that supplementation with zinc and vitamin D would reduce the inflammatory reaction which worsens ARDS and leads to the death of subjects infected with Covid-19.
University Hospital Tuebingen
Patients over equal or older than 65 yearswill be treated with a hydroxychloroquine versus placebo reduced loading dose of 600mg on the first day followed with 400mg/day divided in 2x200mg for 6 more days resulting in a total duration of therapy of 7 days. Measurement of Hydroxychloroquine-levels will be performed on day 7, . A follow-up by video or telephone conference will be performed to observe drug intake and collect adverse events during treatment phase on a daily base on working days and once during the weekend (i.e. 6 out of 7 days). After treatment phase follow-up by telephone calls will be done on day 10, 30, 60 (+/- 2 days).
The primary objective of this research study is to assess Radiation Oncology healthcare providers (i.e. faculty, residents and advanced practice providers (APPs) implementation and perception of telehealth for on treatment patients in lieu of in person on treatment visits during standard of care radiotherapy during COVID-19.
Universidad de Antioquia
Until the first half of April, Colombia has more than 2,800 infected cases and a hundred deaths as a result of COVID-19, with Antioquia being the third department with the highest number of cases. Official records indicate that, in Colombia, the first case was diagnosed on March 6, 2020, corresponding to a patient from Italy. However, in conversations with several infectologists and intensivists from Medellín, it was agreed that clinical cases similar to the clinical presentation that is now recognized as COVID-19 had arisen since the end of 2019 when it was still unknown to everyone. The previous suggests that the virus was already circulating in the country since before March 6, 2020. But at that moment, there were no tools to make a clinical identification, nor to diagnose it from the laboratory's point of view. Considering as real the hypothesis that the infection has been circulating in the country since before the first official diagnosis, the question arises: Why does not the country still has the same healthcare and humanitarian chaos that countries such as Italy and Spain are suffering at this time? To answer this question may be that there are differences in vaccination rates with BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guérin or tuberculosis vaccine), which is significantly higher in Latin America compared to those in Europe. This finding could explain to some extent the situation in the country, since previous studies have shown the influence that this vaccine can have on the immune response against various other pathogens, including viruses. Among the population at risk of infection, health-care workers due to their permanent contact with patients are the population group with the highest risk of contracting SARS-Cov-2 and developing COVID-19 in any of its clinical manifestations, and currently there are no vaccines or proven preventive interventions available to protect them. For this reason, this research study aims to demonstrate whether the centennial vaccine against tuberculosis (BCG), a bacterial disease, can activate the human immune system in a broad way, allowing it to better combat the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and, perhaps, prevents the complications that lead the patient to the intensive care unit and death. In the future, and if these results are as expected, they may be the basis for undertaking a population vaccination campaign that improves clinical outcomes in the general population.
Johns Hopkins University
Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) is a devastating viral illness that originated in Wuhan China in late 2019 and there are nearly 2 million confirmed cases. The mortality rate is approximately 5% of reported cases and over half of patients that require mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure. As the disease continues to spread, strategies for reducing duration of ventilator support in patients with COVID-19 could significantly reduce morbidity and mortality of these individuals and future patients requiring this severely limited life-saving resource. Methods to improve gas exchange and to reduce the inflammatory response in COVID-19 are desperately needed to save lives. The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate, adequate-protein diet that promotes metabolic ketosis (ketone body production) through hepatic metabolism of fatty acids. High fat, low carbohydrate diets have been shown to reduce duration of ventilator support and partial pressure carbon dioxide in patients with acute respiratory failure. In addition, metabolic ketosis reduces systemic inflammation. This mechanism could be leveraged to halt the cytokine storm characteristic of COVID-19 infection. The hypothesis of this study is that the administration of a ketogenic diet will improve gas exchange, reduce inflammation, and duration of mechanical ventilation. The plan is to enroll 15 intubated patients with COVID 19 infection and administer a 4:1 ketogenic formula during their intubation.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
This phase III trial compares the effect of adding tocilizumab to standard of care versus standard of care alone in treating cytokine release syndrome (CRS) in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. CRS is a potentially serious disorder caused by the release of an excessive amount of substance that is made by cells of the immune system (cytokines) as a response to viral infection. Tocilizumab is used to decrease the body's immune response. Adding tocilizumab to standard of care may work better in treating CRS in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to standard of care alone.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Although the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVD-19) is classified as an acute respiratory infection, emerging data show that morbidity and mortality are driven by disseminated intravascular coagulopathy. Untreated CAC leads to microangiopathic thromboses, causing multiple systems organ failure and consuming enormous healthcare resources. Identifying strategies to prevent CAC are therefore crucial to reducing COVID-19 hospitalization rates. The pathogenesis of CAC is unknown, but there are major overlaps between severe COVID-19 and vitamin D insufficiency (VDI). We hypothesize that VDI is a major underlying contributor to CAC. Preliminary data from severe COVID-19 patients in New Orleans support this hypothesis. The purpose of the proposed multi-center, prospective, randomized controlled trial is to test the hypothesis that low-risk, early treatment with aspirin and vitamin D in COVID-19 can mitigate the prothrombotic state and reduce hospitalization rates.
Hospital St. Joseph, Marseille, France
Up to date, and since December 31st 2019, 2 520 522 cases of COVID-19 including 176 786 deaths, have been reported worldwide. Global efforts are made to save lives and decrease morbidity by evaluating therapeutic strategies. Pregnant women with COVID-19 are at high-risk of severe complications and mortality from COVID-19 infection, due to physiologic and immune changes occurring during pregnancy. These risks include development of maternal hypoxemic respiratory failure due to severe pneumonia, hospitalization in intensive care, death; but also, fetal morbidity-mortality with chronic and/or acute fetal distress, intrauterine growth retardation, intrauterine death and neonatal morbidity, mainly due to induced preterm birth and maternal-fetal transmission. Knowledge of these epidemiologic facts on SARS-Cov-2 infection in pregnant women is currently limited to small case-series. No drug has demonstrated solid evidence in treating SARS-Cov-2 virus. Nevertheless, in vitro studies and tests in COVID-19 positive patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin merit further evaluation. Pregnant women are systematically excluded from drug trials, and treatment options for this high-risk population remain untested. The aim of this study is to screen pregnant women presenting minor symptoms, for COVID-19 and to evaluate efficacy of hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin treatment in preventing aggravation of symptoms with development of hypoxemic respiratory failure and complications of pregnancy.