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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Fundació Institut Germans Trias i Pujol, Anaxomics, Fundació Lluita contra la Sida (FLS)
It has been shown in previous important outbreaks of infectious diseases that they have a huge impact on individuals and communities. The psychological effects of the illness itself and the traumatic experiences of loved ones are experienced by individuals and complete health systems. Added to this, the social ecosystem and family finances are also severely affected. After several months of the outbreak start and several weeks of quarantine and self-isolation, the emotional burden on the community has increased. Added to this, many of the confirmed cases are healthcare workers. In addition to the risk of infection, these front-line staff are exposed to high levels of stress and anxiety. This gets worse as the pressure on the health system increases, forcing them to deal with significant ethical issues. To respond to all these issues, the research group led by Dr. Cris Vilaplana at the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), have launched a questionnaire to ask the public, including health professionals, how are they being affected by the pandemic, not only in relation to their health but in terms of their emotional wellbeing and their family finances. The project is an initiative of the SMA-TB consortium (IGTP and Anaxomics) to fight against COVID-19. The Fundació Lluita contra la SIDA is also collaborating in the project. The survey is based on questions related to depression, anxiety, stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which have already been used in other epidemic outbreaks and in disaster situations, but it also includes questions adapted to the current situation. The survey (now available in 4 languages) has been designed to be shared using a snowball strategy, making possible for everybody to participate and collaborate. The results obtained will initially help us to better understand the impact of the outbreak of COVID-19 on the general wellbeing of the population and health workers so that we can go on to develop strategies in coordination those in charge of administrations in order to adapt policies to people's real needs. The results of the study will be published in a scientific article and will be publicly available.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused considerable morbidity and mortality in over 170 countries. Increasing age and burden of cardiovascular comorbidities are associated with a worse prognosis among patients with COVID-19. In addition, serologic markers of more severe disease including coagulation abnormalities and thrombocytopenia, are not uncommon among patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection and are more common in patients who died in-hospital. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow, there is a pressing need to identify safe, effective, and widely available therapies that can be scaled and rapidly incorporated into clinical practice. Understanding the putative mechanism of increased mortality risk associated with abnormal coagulation function and cardiac injury is critical to guide studies of promising therapeutic interventions. Published and anecdotal reports indicate that endothelial dysfunction and thrombosis are common in critically ill patients with COVID-19, including reports of diffuse microvascular thrombosis in the lungs, heart, liver, and kidneys. Patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors are known to have endothelial dysfunction and a heightened risk of thrombosis. A recent study of COVID-19 inpatients from Wuhan, China observed that an elevated D-dimer level greater than 1 ug/mL was associated with an 18 times higher risk of in-hospital death, underscoring the importance of increased coagulation activity as a potential modifiable risk marker that may drive end-organ injury. Given the established link between endothelial dysfunction and thrombosis in patients with cardiovascular disease, and the association between coagulopathy and adverse outcomes in patients with sepsis, the association between increased coagulation activity, end-organ injury, and mortality risk may represent a modifiable risk factor among COVID-19 patients with critical illness. Therefore, we propose to conduct a randomized, open-label trial of therapeutic anticoagulation in COVID-19 patients with an elevated D-dimer to evaluate the efficacy and safety.
Stress and anxiety can have an adverse impact on health, and the experience of many around the 2020 outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting health and well-being. Individuals with chronic disease such as multiple sclerosis may be particularly vulnerable in some ways, but also particularly resilient in others. This study evaluates the effects of belonging to online support groups that meet weekly for 12 weeks to address the stress and anxiety felt by individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This study will also measure and explore the effects of online support groups.
Konya Training and Research Hospital
The study will aim to investigate the relation of platelet count (PLT), mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) with other acute phase reactant c-reactive protein(CRP) in Coronavirus(COVID-19). As a methodology, patients will be selected in records in one month from the online hospital system. Two groups will be divided before as need for mechanical ventilation or not. The latter comparison will be about three groups as an ambulatory follow-up, hospital follow-up, and intensive care unit follow-up. Parameters will be analyzed according to the groups.
CHU de Reims
Studies performed after coronavirus epidemics (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, SARS-CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, MERS-CoV) have shown a long-term impact on respiratory morbidity, musculoskeletal and psycho-social repercussions. Patients with SARS-CoV pneumonia had fibrotic pulmonary sequelae at 45 days (lower DLCO in 27.3% of cases and radiological lesions in 21.5% of cases). In the MERS-CoV pneumonia study, patients had radiological sequelae in 33% of cases and the 12-month evaluation showed persistence of radiological abnormalities in 23.7% of the cases despite an improvement in respiratory function. Clinical presentation and therapeutic management of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection are in part similar to those induced by SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. Long-term respiratory complications are therefore expected.
Military Hospital of Tunis, UR17DN02 : Autoimmune Diseases Research Unit, Dacima Consulting
A multicenter randomized clinical trial aiming to assess the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine associated to Zinc compared to hydroxychloroquine, in the prevention of Military Health Professionals Exposed to SARS CoV2 in Tunisia
University of Ljubljana
The investigators are conducting a national COVID-19 prevalence survey on a sample of 3,000 inhabitants that were randomly selected from the Slovenian population. The sample is representative in age, gender, and geographical distribution. The main objective is to assess how many people in Slovenia have COVID-19 in April/May 2020 and how many were infected with SARS-CoV-2 previously. The investigators are using a direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in nasopharyngeal samples with validated two-target PCR-based commercial assay. For a serological response to the etiological agent, IgG and IgA anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are measured in plasma samples using a validated commercial assay.
The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing a global pandemic with high morbidity and mortality among adults and mainly the elderly. Children seem to be little or not affected by this infection. It is estimated that children could be asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic carriers and thus be vectors of the disease. This is why measures to close schools and confine populations have been decreed in a large number of countries, including France. However, there are only a few data on the prevalence of COVID19 disease in children. The deconfinement strategy depends on data on the prevalence of the disease, especially in children. Investigators propose to evaluate the incidence of Covid-19 in preschool and elementary schools children in the city of Nice (South of France) during the pandemic period using a local prospective study of 914 children
University Hospital, Montpellier
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a syndromic definition of an acute lung injury with alteration of biomechanics (lower respiratory system compliance) mostly associated with increased lesional edema. Increase in Pulmonary Vascular Permeability Index (PVPI) accompanied with accumulation of excess Extravascular Lung Water (EVLW) is the hallmark of ARDS. In routine clinical practice, the investigators measure the EVLW and PVPI in ARDS patients, as suggested by expert's recommendations, using a transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD) technique. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a newly recognized illness that has spread rapidly throughout Wuhan (Hubei province) to other provinces in China and around the world. Most critically ill patients with SARS-CoV-2 will present the criteria for the definition of ARDS. However, many of these patients have a particular form of ARDS with severe hypoxemia often associated with near normal respiratory system compliance. This combination is almost never seen in severe ARDS. Thus other mechanisms (including probably vascular mechanisms), that are still poorly described, have to be involved in SARS-CoV-2. EVLW and PVPI have never been assessed in SARS-CoV-2 mechanically ventilated patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate these two parameters in order to best characterize and understand the mechanisms related to SARS-CoV-2. Based on observation of several cases in intensive care units (ICU), the investigators hypothesize that there are following different SARS-CoV-2 patterns: 1. Nearly normal compliance, low lung recruitability, normal EVLW and low PVPI. 2. Low compliance due to increased edema, high lung recruitability, high EVLW and high PVPI.
King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam
. Coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) appeared first in China late 2019 and caused an acute respiratory disease referred to as Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). SARS-CoV2 is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) as pandemic and affected nations worldwide, leading to close borders and major economical struggle. The ongoing viral threat due to the lack of effective therapies and vaccination might prolonged this economical challenge and many businesses will face huge financial constraints leading to laying off labors, an increase in the unemployment rate, and major companies' bankruptcies. However, returning to normal business operations should be done with a safety focus and not be at the cost of global health and wellbeing. Immunity against COVID-19 is going to be a major determinant for a future safe work environment and will reduce the viral infection risk. Therefore, PI is suggesting that if an employee has antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 confirmed by serological testing, he or she could go back to work safely with taking the necessary precautions.