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.
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This phase I/II trial studies low-dose radiation therapy as a focal anti-inflammatory treatment for patients with pneumonia or SARS associated with COVID-19 infection.
Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale degli Spedali Civili di Brescia
Low-dose radiotherapy treatment delivered to both lungs in patients with immune-related pneumonia following COVID-19 infection is backed up by biological and clinical bases that justify its use as a possible therapeutic option in these patients. This is a preliminary exploratory study (non-pharmacological interventional) to evaluate the feasibility and tolerability of low-dose radiotherapy treatment of SARS-Cov-2 immune-mediated pneumonia, for the subsequent implementation of a phase II study.This is a preliminary, monocentric, single-arm, interventional, non-pharmacological exploratory study. All enrolled patients will be treated with low-dose radiotherapy. Participants will undergo irradiation of the lungs, administered in a single fraction at the average prescription dose of 0.7 Gy (further details in the dedicated section).
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The researchers are doing this study to find out whether the study drug hydroxychloroquine can prevent infection with the COVID-19 virus, compared with placebo, in people who are receiving radiation therapy for their cancer. The placebo used in this study is a tablet that looks the same as the study drug and is taken in the same way, but it does not contain any active ingredients.
Grupo de Investigación Clínica en Oncología Radioterapia, Hospital Universitario Madrid Sanchinarro, Hospital del Mar, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus
Low radiation doses produce anti-inflammatory effects, which may be useful in the treatment of respiratory complications of COVID-19. This type of treatment is non-invasive and therefore, a priori, it can be used in all types of patients. Main objective: To evaluate the efficacy of low-dose lung irradiation as an adjunctive treatment in interstitial pneumonia in patients with COVID-19 by improving the PAFI O2 by 20% measured 48h after treatment with respect to the pre baseline measurement. -irradiation.
Fundacion GenesisCare, Hospital La Milagrosa, Hospital Vithas Valencia Consuelo
The host response against the coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) appears to be mediated by a 'cytoquine storm' developing a systemic inflammatory mechanism and an acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), in the form of a bilateral pneumonitis, requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) in an important group of patients. In terms of preventing progression to the critical phase with the consequent need of admission to the intensive care units (ICU), it has been recently proposed that this inflammatory cytoquine-mediated process can be safely treated by a single course of ultra-low radiotherapy (RT) dose < 1 Gy. The main purpose of the study was to analyze the efficacy of ultra low-dose pulmonary RT, as an anti-inflammatory intention in patients with SARS-Cov-2 pneumonia with a poor or no response to standard medical treatment and without IMV.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
In this research study the investigators want to learn more about the potential benefit of radiation to the lung to improve the health of patients who are hospitalized with Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) due to infection with a virus called SARS-CoV-2. This infection causes inflammation of the lung, which can make it difficult to breathe. As a result, patients may need supplemental oxygen or be placed on a ventilator. The investigators believe that low dose radiation therapy to the lung may reduce this inflammation and increase the likelihood that patients will need less oxygen support such as ventilation or supplemental oxygen, or be discharged from the hospital in fewer days, compared to without radiation therapy. The amount of radiation is much lower than what is typically used to treat other conditions such as cancer, although it is higher than the dose used for routine medical imaging.
Hospital San Carlos, Madrid
SARS-CoV-2 is causing an unprecedented stress on healthcare systems around the world, due to its high rate of infection and the high morbidity and mortality. The COVID-19 infection triggers an inflammatory cascade with cytokine synthesis, prompting the immune response. Low dose radiotherapy (LD-RT) (≤ 100 cGy) induces an anti-inflammatory response, lowering levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β or inhibit leukocyte recruitment. LD-RT has been used historically for the pneumonia treatment reporting a rapid clinical improvement (within the first week), as well as a reduced mortality (from around 30% to 10%). Considering these results, LD-RT can potentially afford a therapeutic benefit against SARS-CoV-2. The study purpose is to evaluate prospectively the safety and efficacy of LD-RT for SARS-CoV-2.
Hospital Provincial de Castellon
The administration of low-dose lung irradiation produces anti-inflammatory effects that will decrease the pulmonary inflammatory response. The present study will evaluate the efficacy of treatment with low-dose pulmonary radiotherapy added to standard support therapy, in hospitalized patients with respiratory symptoms due to COVID-19 pneumonia, who do not experience improvement with conventional medical therapy and are not subsidiaries of ICU
This phase III trial compares low dose whole lung radiation therapy to best supportive care plus physicians choice in treating patients with COVID-19 infection. Low dose whole lung radiation therapy may work better than the current best supportive care and physician's choice in improving patients' clinical status, the radiographic appearance of their lungs, or their laboratory blood tests.
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Low doses of radiation in the form of chest X-rays have been used to treat people with pneumonia. This treatment was found to be effective by reducing inflammation and with minimal side effects. However, it was an expensive treatment and was eventually replaced with less costly treatments such as antibiotics. Radiation has also been shown in some animal experiments to reduce some types of inflammation. Some patients diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia will experience worsening disease, which can become very serious, requiring the use of a ventilator. This is caused by inflammation in the lung from the virus and the immune system. For this study, the x-ray given is called radiation therapy. Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-ray beams from a large machine to target the lungs and reduce inflammation. Usually, it is given at much higher doses to treat cancers. The purpose of this study is to find out if adding a single treatment of low-dose x-rays to the lungs might reduce the amount of inflammation in the lungs from a COVID-19 infection, which could help a patient to breathe without use of a ventilator.