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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Hadassah Medical Organization, Sheba Medical Center, Wolfson Medical Center
Title: The use of Tocilizumab in the management of patients who have severe COVID-19 with suspected pulmonary hyperinflammation. This is a study designed to assess the therapeutic value of intravenous tocilizumab administered as single 8mg/Kg dose in patients affected by SARS-CoV2 infection with a pulmonary manifestation causing hypoxia. Aim of the study is to test the hypothesis that anti-IL6 treatment can be effective in reducing the virus-induced cytokine storm, blocking deterioration of lung function or even promoting a rapid improvement of clinical conditions, preventing tracheal intubation and/or death. This drug will be administered to those patients entering the ICU with severe acute respiratory failure COVID-19 disease. The endpoints are death and duration of hospitalization. The patients will be assessed with surrogate markers determining the level of the cytokine storm.
University of Toledo Health Science Campus
This project will test the efficacy of fluoxetine to prevent serious consequences of COVID-19 infection, especially death. Becoming sick with COVID-19 virus or any other serious respiratory condition is not fun. However, the dramatic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on human society stem from its significant mortality, not the number of individuals who become sick. This project aims to prevent serious outcomes such as hospitalization, respiratory failure and death during the time it takes to develop vaccinations and other strategies to prevent COVID-19 infectionPoor outcomes with COVID-19 infection such as hospitalization, respiratory failure, organ failure and death are associated with a dysfunctional exaggerated immune response, called a cytokine storm, that is triggered by Interleukin-6 expression (IL-6) and seems to occur around day 5 to 7 of symptoms. Fluoxetine has extraordinarily strong evidence in its action as a blocker of IL-6 and cytokine storms in both animal models of infection and in human illness such as rheumatoid arthritis and others. This action of fluoxetine is an entirely separate pathway than the serotonergic pathway that allows fluoxetine to act as an antidepressant. This pathway has been demonstrated in cell culture, in animal models, in human illness and by novel bioinformatics analyses of protein transcripts to be relatively unique for fluoxetine and appears to be a novel pathway. This project aims to inhibit the increase in IL-6 expression and thereby prevent the cytokine storm that causes poor outcomes. Patients who have tested positive or are presumptively positive for COVID-19 will be entered into the study and given the option to start the medication fluoxetine, which is demonstrated to prevent IL-6 surges in infectious and inflammatory conditions. Participants will be monitored daily for COVID-19 symptoms and weekly for side effects and tolerance of fluoxetine. A subset of patients will have blood drawn weekly and stored to monitor IL-6 and other cytokine levels at a later date. This project aims to reduce the serious outcomes of COVID-19 infection by preventing or inhibiting the cytokine storm associated with organ failure, respiratory failure and death.
University Hospital Heidelberg, The German Heart Foundation, Klaus Tschira Stiftung, Freunde und Förderer der Kardiologie Heidelberg
In December 2019, a new viral disease called COVID-19 emerged. It is caused by the new corona virus SARS-CoV-2. It was initially described in the chinese city of Wuhan. In the following months, the disease developed into a pandemic, which is currently an immense international challenge. So far, there is little scientific evidence on risk stratification, especially on the prognostic value of biomarkers (laboratory-chemical, clinical and digital) with regard to clinical deterioration of patients with COVID-19. Further scientific studies are needed to establish optimal risk stratification and early detection of clinical deterioration. In this study, the investigators aim to observe patients with COVID-19 via SmartWatches on top of their clinical routine. The investigators aim to determine, whether the addition of SmartWatches enhances risk stratification, early detection of complications and prognostics in patients with COVID-19, who have cardiovascular diseases or receive medication with arrhythmogenic risk.
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain, Society for Anesthesia and Resuscitation of Belgium
COVID-19 pandemic has an important impact on the health care provided by the anesthesiologists. Different societies of anesthesiology have provided guidelines and recommendations on how to manage patients who have been tested positive for COVID-19 or suspected to be infected. It is therefore important to know whether these guidelines have been implemented or were possible to be implemented. Otherwise patients who are presenting COVID-19 often show pulmonary complications. The airway management and the ventilation management of these patients can be therefore challenging and can possibly influence their outcome. It is thus important to obtain a large database with information about the characteristics of these patients, how these patients have been managed and their in-hospital outcome. Information regarding the correct implementation of guidelines is as well necessary for future guidance of health care providers.
Chinese University of Hong Kong
This study aims to investigate the quality of life of COVID-19 patients after recovery and discharge from the hospital. Patients following-up at the PWH outpatient clinics will be enrolled for further evaluation via telephone follow-up at one, three, and six months after hospital discharge. SF12, EQ-5D-5L and work status standardized quantitative assessments of quality of life will be implemented via telephone follow-up at these time-points. Previous studies of patients infected with SARS-CoV-1 in 2003 at PWH showed that significant numbers of recovering patients had impaired long-term health status. It is important to see if these same problems also afflict patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19).
University College, London
The FORECAST Study is an observational cohort study looking at two cohorts of patients presenting with COVID-19: a general public cohort, aiming to investigate if new loss or reduced sense of smell and/or taste are early signs of COVID-19 and a hospital cohort, which will investigate if taste/smell changes can predict the clinical course of a COVID-19 infection.
West Virginia University
This is a prospective study, involving contacting potential plasma donors and the use of their plasma to help fight off infections of those suffering from COVID19 in accordance to collection guidelines for plasma and FDA IND requirement. This study will include up to 240 participants potentially receiving convalescent plasma and up to 1000 potential donors. There are 3 basic arms to the study: mild, moderate and severe/critical severity. All 3 severity groups are eligible for enrollment, but mild severity will not be given plasma unless there is progression. Moderate severity will given up to 1 unit of plasma and severe/critical severity up to 2 units. There is no placebo group, however given the excepted issues of shortages of plasma, intention to treat will be used for analysis.
Hospital Sao Domingos
This study compare the efficacy and safety of tocilizumab versus methylprednisolone in the cytokine release syndrome of patients with COVID-19
University Hospital, Montpellier
Use lay language. The Covid-19 pandemic hit France in March 2020 and stage 3 of the epidemic justified the introduction of national and unprecedented containment measures from March 17, 2020. The Montpellier CHU experienced peak hospitalizations of Covid-19 infections in late March. The estimate of the proportion of infected people in Occitania, South of France, for the 11th of May 2020 is 3.1% (95% CI: 1.9-5.9) for the Occitania region, to which Montpellier belongs. In the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, notably due to the absence of pharmacological or vaccine prophylaxis, barrier measures were of crucial importance, especially for exposed caregivers. These measures include an adaptation of individual behavior, the creation of a so-called "Covid" hospital, the wearing of specific equipment in all departments, the use in the rooms of Covid-19 patients of a gown, an apron, gloves, and a FFP2 type mask in the event of contact and sampling, protocolized and standardized bio-cleaning measures, a reorganization of the premises and the definition of specific circuits. In view of the second wave of the epidemic, estimating the effectiveness of the barrier measures is of major importance. The investigators therefore propose an evaluation of the effectiveness of these measures, by comparing the serological prevalence of infection among caregivers working directly in COVID units compared to caregivers working in services excluding the management of Covid-19 patients. Systematic evaluation in COVID-19 units of Sarc-Co-V2 infection will also be assessed, with naso-pharyngeal swabs.
Aarhus University Hospital
The purpose is to investigate the COVID-19 prevalence, associated morbidity and long-term cognitive deficits in consecutive patients presenting with acute neurological symptoms