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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This is a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study in two distinct cohorts to evaluate the efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine in the prevention of COVID-19 infection.
The COVID-19 CHAMPS Study will obtain data on the physical and mental health and well-being of workers potentially exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the course of their duties. Included are a broad range of occupations including those working in the community (police officers, firefighters, emergency personnel, screening staff) as well as in permanent or temporary sites that care for patients (service staff, nurses, physicians and other health professionals). CHAMPS will obtain data on various exposure factors and health and create a registry of participants for extended follow up and sub-studies.
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille, Innate Pharma
The primary objective of this trial is to improve the proportion of COVID-19 patients with severe pneumonia who no longer need to be hospitalized, and to reduce the need for and duration of mechanical ventilation in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Nantes University Hospital
The aim of the study is to compare a treatment with doxycycline vs a placebo as soon as the patient is confirmed COVID-19 + and before the onset of oxygen dependence with the aim of reducing or even abolishing the cytokine explosion and thus the evolution towards a serious form of the disease which can lead to death. Three criteria support the rational use of tetrcycline in COVI-19 (1) The coronaviruses is known to bind to metalloproteases (MMPs) of the host, in particular to ensure viral survival. Tetracyclines are known to chelate zinc from MMPs. Their chelating activity may help inhibit COVID19 infection by limiting its ability to replicate in the host. (2) Tetracyclines may also be able to inhibit the replication of positive-polarity single-stranded RNA viruses, such as COVID19 (demonstrated on the dengue virus). (3) In addition, tetracyclines are modulators of innate immunity (anti-inflammatory activity), a property used in the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases for many years. These modulating effects are noted on several targets of innate immunity: They can decrease the expression of NFKB, the release of inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6, inhibit granulomas inflammatory and free radical release. Tetracyclines could therefore participate in limiting the cytokine release induced by COVID19. Their lipophilic nature and their strong pulmonary penetration could allow them to inhibit viral replication.
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Efficacy of Azithromycin-associated Hydroxychloroquine Therapy Given in General Practice in Early-stage Disease in COVID-19 Patients
Hydroxychloroquine, a derivative of chloroquine (an antimalarial drug) with a weak immunosuppressive effect, is prescribed by some teams alone or in combination with azithromycin. No randomized controlled trials have demonstrated its efficacy, particularly in primary care in the early stages of the disease. However, currently available data suggest better efficacy if treatment is given early in the disease, before symptoms worsen. To date, the majority of COVID-19 patients treated in outpatient care, particularly in general practice, represent the majority of COVID-19 patients. It is essential to evaluate, in primary care, the efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine combined with azithromycin in Covid-19 patients in order to be able to implement this therapeutic strategy as soon as the first symptoms appear. We realize a randomized, controlled, open superiority trial, in 2 parallel groups (ratio 1:1).The main objective is to assess the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine combined with azithromycin in COVID-19 patients in primary care, in add-on to standard of care, on unfavorable outcome defined by the onset of at least one of the following between D0 and D14: hospitalization, death or percutaneous O² saturation ≤ 92% in ambient air.
St. Francis Hospital, New York
Hydroxychloroquine and Zinc With Either Azithromycin or Doxycycline for Treatment of COVID-19 in Outpatient Setting
This is a randomized, open-label trial to assess the safety and efficacy of hydroxychloroquine, and zinc in combination with either azithromycin or doxycycline in a higher risk COVID-19 positive outpatient population.
University of Lisbon, Cardiovascular Centre of Universidade de Lisboa (CCUL), Faculty of Medicine of Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL), Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN), Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João (CHUSJ), CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, NOVA Medical School of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, HeartGenetics, Genetics and Biotechnology SA, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to hypertension, autoimmune, infectious and cardiovascular diseases which are risk factors for COVID-19. Moreover, COVID-19 patients have a very high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D (Turin data). Taken together, we aim to investigate whether genetic variants in vitamin D-related genes contribute to a poor COVID-19 outcome, particularly in hypertension and CV patients, proposing thus a personalized therapeutics based on vitamin D supplementation in order to reduce the severity and deaths.
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS
The outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), first merged in China in December 2019, is now becoming a Public Health Emergency, recently confirmed as a pandemic disease by the World Health Organization. In particular, since February 2020, a rapidly growing number of cases has been identified in Italy. The clinical picture of ranges from asymptomatic cases, mild upper respiratory tract infections to severe pneumonia with respiratory failure and death. In most severe cases, COVID-19 disease may be complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), septic shock and multiorgan failure. It results fundamental to early identify those subjects who rapidly may worsen their clinical status, often requiring an intensive care unit (ICU) admission. It has been showed that, mainly in more severe forms of SARS-Cov-2 disease, there is the development of an hyperinflammatory status resembling a cytokine storm syndrome, as already reported in SARS patients. A recent study by Haung et al. reported that patients with COVID-19 infection showed high amounts of IL1B, IFN-gamma, IP10 and MCP1, probably linked to activated T-helper1 (Th1) cell responses. Those requiring ICU admission had higher levels of cytokines than those subjects not requiring ICU admission, thus suggesting that cytokine storm was associated with disease severity. A similarity between cytokine profile of COVID-19 disease and secondary haemophagocytic syndrome (sHLH) has been reported. Therefore, it was suggested to screen all patients with severe COVID-19 infection both for hyperinflammatory markers (like ferritin), and the HScore commonly used to generate a probability for diagnosis of sHLH (8), which includes some laboratory parameters like triglycerides, fibrinogen, ferritin, serum aspartate aminostransferase. Based on our experience on patients affected by pneumonia from Covid19, we have observed that those subjects with a more severe prognosis might have some predictive markers. We intend to verify if these markers can identify those subjects with Covid19 infection who need a more intensive therapy and to find a prognosis score.
Fuzhou General Hospital
Safety and Effectiveness of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Pneumonia of Coronavirus Disease 2019
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the end of 2019 has seen numerous patients experiencing severe acute lung injury (ALI), which developed into severe respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The mortality was as high as 20% -40%. Due to the lack of effective antiviral treatments, supporting treatment is the predominant therapy for COVID-19 pneumonia. Its cure is essentially dependent on the patient's immunity. While the immune system eliminates the virus, numerous inflammatory cytokines are produced and a cytokine storm occurs in severe cases. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an important role in injury repair and immune regulation, showing advantageous prospects in the treatment of COVID-19 pneumonia. MSCs prevent cytokine storms by retarding the TNF-α pathway, alleviate sepsis by modulating macrophages, neutrophils, NK cells, DC cells, T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes. After infused, MSCs aggregate in the lungs, improve the lung microenvironment, protect alveolar epithelia, and improve pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary function.
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
COVID-19 presents a significant and unprecedented public health challenge which is placing enormous strain on global health services. In London, we have seen exponential growth in the number of cases of COVID-19 and significant public concern which has been felt across healthcare systems. The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) is consistently experiencing its busiest days on record and is at the frontline of the response to COVID-19. Whilst knowledge of the progression and clinical manifestations of the disease is improving, there is a lack of knowledge of how COVID-19 patients access and use emergency medical services (EMS), and what interventions are required to manage these patients in their prehospital phase. This knowledge is vital for the planning and delivery of EMS care as the pandemic develops. Similarly, although evidence is emerging from the in-hospital setting about the toll of caring for COVID-19 patients, little is known about the effects on the mental wellbeing of EMS staff who are faced with considerable uncertainty when triaging, assessing and treating patients with limited access to support, resources or testing. This mixed method study will have two parallel work packages: Work package one will aim to rapidly improve knowledge of how patients with COVID-19 access and use EMS services. Patient records will be reviewed for patients who present to LAS and go on to receive a diagnosis of COVID-19. Characteristics and trends in these presentations will be reported to inform the ongoing planning and delivery of EMS care to these patients. Work package two will explore, through questionnaires and interviews, the personal and professional impacts of triaging, assessing and treating patients who receive a diagnosis of COVID-19. This will inform the ongoing support requirements for EMS staff and provide evidence to support the planning for future pandemic disease outbreaks.