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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Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation
This study is being conducted to study the use and application of a point-of-care (POC) Covid-19 test developed by Spartan BioSciences and recently approved for clinical use by Health Canada. Phase I of this study will determine the best route for the swabs (nasal, throat, or both), and to determine if this POC test results are comparable to the standard core-lab test results.
The project aims to clarify how immunity to SARS-CoV2 develops in humans and to investigate the possibility of finding patients with a particularly effective, neutralizing antibody response for future treatment. The project also aims to detail the virus's damage mechanisms in tissue.
University Hospital, Toulouse
The most feared complication of COVID-19 infection is the occurrence of an acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that requires ICU admission and prolonged mechanical ventilation in more than 2% of the affected patients. Establishing the correct time to extubate mechanically ventilated patients is a crucial issue in the critical care practice. Delayed extubation has several consequences such as patient's mortality, health-care-related complications, neuropsychological adverse events. The aim of the INVICTUS study is to evaluate whether a CTUS-based MV weaning strategy could reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation of ARDS COVID-19 ICU patients by 72 hours, compared with usual medical care.
The COVID-19 disease has been subject to numerous publications since its emergence. Almost 20% of people suffering from COVID-19 develop severe to critical symptoms and require hospitalization, often in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Respiratory failure is the main reason for admission in ICU of these patients. Therapeutic strategies implemented for the management of critically-ill patients may often lead to short-term muscular and functional alterations resulting in ICU-Acquired Weakness (ICUAW). These lead to long-term disabilities expressing trough dependence and quality of life impairment of survivors. The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of life, dependence and survival at one year in patients who survived from COVID-19 in ICU and are admitted in post-ICU setting for difficult weaning purpose. Ancillary studies aim to assess the course of muscle function (atrophy, structural modifications), lung function (loss of aeration) and safety of early mobilization.
University Health Network, Toronto
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of COVID -19 in the cancer patient population. This will be done by looking at the rate of asymptomatic COVID-19 infection in cancer patients receiving cancer therapy, as well as their immune response. This is a sub-study of the U-DEPLOY study: UHN Umbrella Trial Defining Coordinated Approach to Pandemic Trials of COVID-19 and Data Harmonization to Accelerate Discovery. U-DEPLOY helps to facilitate timely conduct of studies across the University Health Network (UHN) and other centers.
Rationale: Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) 2 could result in endothelial dysfunction with increased risk of arterial thrombotic events by downregulating the expression of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). Endothelial function can be easily and non-invasively determined by carotid artery reactivity (CAR) testing. Objective: To investigate the predictive value of endothelial dysfunction, measured by carotid artery reactivity testing, for 1-year cardiovascular events in patients with past COVID-19 infection. Study design: A prospective observational longitudinal cohort study. Study population: Patients recovered from confirmed infection with SARS-CoV2. Main study parameters/endpoints: macrovascular endothelial function measured by carotid artery reactivity testing.
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
The purpose of this research study is 1) to conduct a prospective longitudinal surveillance research trial, enrolling up to 200 CCHMC employees as they come back to work, and then following their clinical and laboratory parameters for up to 12 months; and 2) to support the ongoing development of diagnostic techniques for COVID-19. The overall goal is to investigate patterns of SARS-COV-2 infection, including immunological recovery and genetic risk factors, among CCHMC employees to better understand how to safely reintroduce the CCHMC work force back into their normal routines.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
This phase I trial investigates breathing techniques and meditation for health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic. Breathing techniques and medication may help manage stress and improve lung health. The goal of this trial is to learn if breathing techniques and meditation may help to reduce stress and improve lung health in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
University Health Network, Toronto
Recent studies have shown that some individuals may be asymptomatic but continue to shed the COVID-19 virus. These individuals may represent a population that can unknowingly transmit the virus. Healthcare workers (HCW) may acquire COVID-19 from the community or from possibly infected patients. It is important to gather data with respect to this to further understand the prevalence of asymptomatic carriage in individuals who work in research facilities, offices and clinical areas of hospitals and research facilities/institutes since this has important implications for infection control, as well as staff and patient safety. The purpose of this study is to test whether a proportion of these individuals may be asymptomatic shedders of the COVID-19 virus.
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nīmes
The study hypothesis is that low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) coupled with artificial intelligence by deep learning would generate imaging biomarkers linked to the patient's short- and medium-term prognosis. The purpose of this study is to rapidly make available an early decision-making tool (from the first hospital consultation of the patient with symptoms related to SARS-CoV-2) based on the integration of several biomarkers (clinical, biological, imaging by thoracic scanner) allowing both personalized medicine and better anticipation of the patient's evolution in terms of care organization.