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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University Hospital, Geneva, University of Geneva, Switzerland
This single-center prospective observational study will examine immune responses to to SARS-CoV-2 and how they correlate with its virological characteristics and clinical manifestations in infected patients. Household contacts will also be included so that early immune responses and viral kinetics can be captured. Patients and contacts will be followed for 8 and 2 weeks, respectively. The study will include a maximum of 250 participants.
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic infection caused by a virus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Because SARS-CoV-2 is known to require the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE-2) receptor for uptake into the human body, there have been questions about whether medications that upregulate ACE-2 receptors might increase the risk of infection and subsequent complications. One such group of medications are anti-hypertensives that block the renin-angiotensin system, including both angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB). Both ACEi and ARB are widely used for the treatment of hypertension. Early reports from China and Italy suggest that many of those who die from COVID-19 have a coexisting history of hypertension. Consequently, there have been questions raised as to whether these 2 types of blood pressure medication might increase the risk of death among patients with COVID-19. However, it is well known that the prevalence of hypertension increases linearly with age. Therefore, it is possible that the high prevalence of hypertension and ACEi/ARB use among persons who die from COVID-19 is simply confounded by age (older people are at risk of both a history of hypertension and dying from COVID-19). Whether these commonly prescribed blood pressure medications increase the risk of COVID-19 or not remains unanswered. Statements from professional cardiology societies on both sides of the Atlantic have called for urgent research into this question. Our study aims to randomize patients with primary (essential) hypertension who are already taking ACEi/ARB to either switch to an alternative BP medication or continue with the ACEi/ARB that they have already been prescribed. Adults with compelling indications for ACEi/ARB will not be enrolled.
University Hospital, Ghent, Flanders Institute of Biotechnology
Phase IV study to evaluate the effectiveness of additional inhaled sargramostim (GM-CSF) versus standard of care on blood oxygenation in patients with COVID-19 coronavirus infection and acute hypoxic respiratory failure.
University of Minnesota, McGill University Health Centre/Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, University of Manitoba, University of Alberta
Study Objective: 1. To test if post-exposure prophylaxis with hydroxychloroquine can prevent symptomatic COVID-19 disease after known exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. 2. To test if early preemptive hydroxychloroquine therapy can prevent disease progression in persons with known symptomatic COVID-19 disease, decreasing hospitalizations and symptom severity.
Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen
The study aims to determine the impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on cardiovascular prevention behaviour.
University Hospital, Tours
Following the announcement of the containment of the population due to the COVID-19 epidemic on March 17, 2020 in France, a notable decrease in the number of consultations in general practice was reported. Patients no longer contact their general practitioner, including those with regular follow-up for one or more chronic conditions. This observation raised worries since it could lead to delay or failure in detecting decompensations / complications of these chronic conditions by a lack of recourse to care. Thus, an urgent message from the National Health Department (Direction Générale de la Santé - DGS) was adressed on April 8, 2020 to the health professionals regarding the organization of care aside from COVID-19. The main recommendation was "that the personal physician or the corresponding specialist should contact the most fragile patients with chronic condition to ensure follow-up and detect any risk of decompensation ". Such fragile patients are in great numbers, up to more than 200 for an average general practitioner. Therefore, although this recommendation is regarded as "essential in view of the health needs of the population", it will prove quite difficult to follow without the help of a skilled external assistance that can be quickly mobilized. The COVIQUEST project is a cluster randomized trial in general practice designed to assess the optimizationg of the screening and management of patients with chronic condition at risk of decompensation through a collaboration between the general practitioner and a medical student. The trial will focus on patients wit cardiovascular conditions aged 70 or more and patients with mental health conditions. These conditions are both highly prevalent in general practice and both at risk of severe short-term complications. Practices will be randomly assigned to a group (A or B). In group A, students will start by contacting patients with cardiovascular conditions; in group B they will start by contacting patients patients with mentral health conditions. The students will call these patients on the phone and ask them specific questions about their health, their needs, and if they want their general practitioner to call them back. The student will then transmit this information to the general practitioner who will decide on the best care to offer the patient. The primary outcome is defined as the occurrence of hospitalization during a one-month period after the phone call. It will be collected by a second phone call from the medical student. This time, all patients will be contacted, i.e. both patients with mental illness and cardiovascular patients, whatever the group. Thus, patients allocated to the control groups (i.e. patients with mental illness from group A and cardiovascular patients from group B) will also benefit from the intervention at 1 month: again, students will ask patients about their health and whether they want their general practitioner to call them back. This approach has several advantages: 1. all patients will benefit from a phone call, in accordance with the recommendations of the DGS, 2. the involvement of students, competent in medical interviews and quickly mobilizable, will help general practitioners, on the front line of many missions, without any health risk linked to the contagiousness of COVID-19 for students, 3. randomizing the call order will allow to assess with a high level of evidence the impact of such an organization on hospitalizations, for two families of diseases with high prevalence. The trial will involve at least nine French regions. Considering that the general practitioner's patient base numbers an average of 110 patients with chronic cardiovascular disease or chronic mental illness, and that at least 25 general practitioners per region participate in the study, we can expect that 22,000 patients will benefit from the intervention of this study.
Basque Country University, University of Cadiz, University of Extremadura, Universidad de Zaragoza, Universidad de Granada, University of Castilla-La Mancha, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Universidad de León, University of Seville, University of Valencia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Technical University of Madrid, Universidad Pública de Navarra, University of the Balearic Islands, Universitat Jaume I, University of Cantabria
The period of confinement due to COVID-19 may lead to reduced physical activity levels with negative consequences for health and quality of life in the short and long term, in case the sedentary habits are maintained over time. It is therefore essential to know the physical activity and health habits of university students during the confinement, as it could help in the design of effective strategies for the post-confinement period, as well as for any similar future situations. The general objective of the study is to know how university students have adapted their physical activity and health habits to the situation of confinement generated by COVID-19, as well as to identify the determining factors and the possible consequences. It is expected that there will be modifications in the patterns of physical activity in this situation, which could vary based on sociodemographic and economic determinants, and could affect parameters of health and quality of life. A survey will be sent to all students by email through the corresponding vice-rectorates of the sixteen participating universities (https://covid19.ehu.es/). The survey will be completed "online" anonymously. Among those participants who wish to keep participating in the study, a follow-up will be carried out one month and one year after the end of the confinement period. In this case, those subjects must indicate their willingness to keep participating and provide a contact email. The follow-up period will allow to know how physical activity and health habits are modified in the long term.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
It is critical to establish an effective form of telemedicine during the Covid 19 pandemic, that will allow safe social distancing of clinicians and patients. The investigators serve as the regional plastic, burns and reconstructive centre for the West of Scotland, population 3 million. All face to face clinics have been cancelled and converted to telephone/telemedicine only consultations. The investigators will establish both 2D and 3D telemedicine as normal patient follow up practice during this period. The aim is to implement a 3D telemedicine system to facilitate patient follow up and remote physiotherapy, that will act as if the patient is physically 'present' in the room. Physiotherapy is crucial to patient outcomes after burns contractures, hand trauma and cancer reconstruction. The 3D telemedicine system will be built by an industrial partner, with CE marked equipment, specifically to help during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This study forms a follow on study to the investigator's pilot study (based on clinical feedback only)