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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Royan Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is the major cause of death in the COVID-19 pandemic. In this trial, the safety and efficacy of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) for the treatment of ARDS in COVID-19 patients will be assessed.
Roberto Poscia MD, PhD
Italy was the first European country affected by a severe outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - CoronaVirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic emerged from Wuhan region (China), with a high morbidity and mortality associated with the disease. In light of its pandemic spread and the very limited therapeutic options, COronaVIrus Disease 19 (COVID-19) is considered an unprecedented global health challenge. Therefore, the evaluation of new resources, designed in the first instance for other pathologies but potentially active against COVID-19, represents a priority in clinical research. This is an interventional, non-pharmacological, open, randomized, prospective, non-profit study on the adjuvant use of oxygen ozone therapy plus probiotic supplementation in the early control of disease progression in patients with COVID-19. Contextually, all patients are treated with the current standard of care on the basis of the interim guidelines of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. The main purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an ozone therapy-based intervention (accompanied by supplementation with probiotics) in containing the progression of COVID-19 and in preventing the need for hospitalization in intensive care units.
Sara Ghandehari, IBSA Institut Biochimique SA
The purpose of this study is to assess safety and efficacy of progesterone for treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized men.
Hospital St. Joseph, Marseille, France
Up to date, and since December 31st 2019, 2 520 522 cases of COVID-19 including 176 786 deaths, have been reported worldwide. Global efforts are made to save lives and decrease morbidity by evaluating therapeutic strategies. Pregnant women with COVID-19 are at high-risk of severe complications and mortality from COVID-19 infection, due to physiologic and immune changes occurring during pregnancy. These risks include development of maternal hypoxemic respiratory failure due to severe pneumonia, hospitalization in intensive care, death; but also, fetal morbidity-mortality with chronic and/or acute fetal distress, intrauterine growth retardation, intrauterine death and neonatal morbidity, mainly due to induced preterm birth and maternal-fetal transmission. Knowledge of these epidemiologic facts on SARS-Cov-2 infection in pregnant women is currently limited to small case-series. No drug has demonstrated solid evidence in treating SARS-Cov-2 virus. Nevertheless, in vitro studies and tests in COVID-19 positive patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin merit further evaluation. Pregnant women are systematically excluded from drug trials, and treatment options for this high-risk population remain untested. The aim of our study is to screen pregnant women presenting minor symptoms, for COVID-19 and to evaluate efficacy of hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin treatment in preventing aggravation of symptoms with development of hypoxemic respiratory failure and complications of pregnancy.
Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint Joseph
The ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is causing a major global health crisis and is shaking up hospital organizations. To date, the recognized risk factors for severe forms of Covid-19 infection are elderly patients (> 70 years), obese patients, patients with chronic renal or respiratory pathologies, cardiovascular history (stroke or coronary artery disease), chronic respiratory conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. Covid-19 is manifested by a risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring management by invasive ventilation. The lethality of this infection is around 4% in the current data. Drastic precautionary measures for the transmission of the virus, as well as the provision of critical care beds by canceling any scheduled non-urgent intervention or consultation, have shaken up the hospital organization. In this context, it is essential to have forward-looking data in real time to adjust the care offer and better understand the impact of Covid-19 on the patient populations treated.
Hospital San Carlos, Madrid, Universidad Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil
In December 2019, an outbreak of pneumonia of initially unknown cause was detected in Wuhan (Hubei, China), and it was quickly determined that it was caused by a new coronavirus, that is, the SARS-CoV- 2 virus, causing the disease called COVID-19. Since then, the outbreak has spread to 5 continents, affecting 185 countries or regions, with more than 2,500,000 confirmed cases as of April 21, 2020. Ecuador, the 9th country according to territorial extension, and the 7th according to the number of inhabitants in South America, is the 4th country with the highest number of cases in that region of the world, only behind Brazil, Peru and Chile. According to data from the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) of Ecuador, as of April 20, 2020, the National Institute for Public Health Research (INSPI) has registered 33,279 samples, of which 10,128 are positive for SARS-CoV-2. By far, the province of Guayas where Guayaquil is located, the main city in terms of number of inhabitants of the country, is the region with the highest number of affected, with 6921 confirmed cases and 6274 with suspicion. Given the importance of this infection, the severity in some cases, its rapid distribution, and the differences in the Ecuadorian population with respect to the other countries where infected patients have been reported, the investigators consider that an updated analysis of cases, taking as a reference, patients seen in various hospitals of the city of Guayaquil can help identify the clinical characteristics and severity of the disease.
A study to assess, in a three-arm open-label cluster randomized clinical trial, the efficacy of a single-dose of HCQ treatment and of a 5-day course of LPV/r treatment in preventing COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals exposed to a SARS-CoV-2 documented index patient, compared to surveillance alone.
Oregon Health and Science University, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
This is a prospective, randomized, participant-blinded, placebo-controlled, pilot study to assess the preliminary efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of patients with lower respiratory tract SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Centre Hospitalier de Cornouaille, Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Brest
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a pandemic-like disease caused by a new coronavirus called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) isolated in China in 2019. Clinical manifestations vary widely from one individual to another, from asymptomatic carrier to a febrile cough that can rapidly lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, screening by chest X-ray (RT) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) SARS-CoV-2 conducted by the Cornwall Hospital Union laboratory has shown that among symptomatic patients and hospital staff suspected of being COVID-19, only 7.8% were attributable to COVID-19. Two nosocomial clusters were also identified, in the emergency department (10 carers) and in the cardiology department (6 carers and one patient). However, direct diagnosis by RT-PCR has sensitivity limits and can lead to false negative results when the subject is indeed suffering from COVID-19. This lack of sensitivity is inherent to the technique on the one hand, but also to the quality of the sample and the kinetics of the infection. Indeed, the virological window during which the virus is present in the respiratory mucous membranes sampled seems relatively narrow, hence a progressive negativation of the respiratory samples as the disease progresses. Moreover, clinical symptoms vary from one individual to another, and it is now recognized that some infected persons are asymptomatic but carry the virus. Thus, the use of a second diagnostic technique is a necessity, and serology could be a relevant diagnostic support. In the literature, several publications report the performance of COVID-19 serology in clusters of cases or cohorts of subjects. The serological techniques employed are variable (target epitopes in particular) and frequently homemade. Serology is mainly studied in comparison or association with RT-PCR in order to highlight the increased performance of COVID-19 diagnosis when the two techniques are combined. Correlation with chest CT imaging data is also encountered. Numerous serological tests are therefore being tested to determine retrospectively whether the individual has been exposed to the virus by looking for specific antibodies to the virus. The supreme health authority has drawn up specifications dated 16 April 2020, defining the methods for evaluating the performance of serological tests detecting antibodies directed against SARSCoV-2 in order to provide a framework for these practices. Several clinical studies are also underway, in particular to assess the kinetics of the appearance of the antibodies, whether these specific antibodies would be protective and whether their appearance would coincide with a cessation of contagiousness. Thus, the main objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the COVID-19 immunoglobulin (IgG) Dia-Pro serological test, in view of its deployment at the Cornish Hospital Union Laboratory. Subsequently, given the low prevalence of COVID-19 in Brittany and the risk of a second epidemic wave when the confinement is lifted, the evaluation of the seroprevalence of the staff of the Cornish Hospital Union is necessary in order to assess the attack rate of COVID-19 within the establishment and particularly within departments where nosocomial clusters have been reported; and to prevent the impact of deconfinement. Indeed, knowledge of the proportion of immunized personnel and its distribution according to services will make it possible to establish internal recommendations and to effectively manage personal protective equipment inventories, in conjunction with the deconfinement strategy that will be implemented by the government. The goal is to protect hospital staff from overexposure to the virus;
University of Manchester
A team at the University of Manchester are developing a test that tcould be helpful in detecting immunity to the Coronavirus (which causes the COVID-19 disease) in participants with inflammatory arthritis. It is based on a flu assay has already developed; the team will replace the flu antigen with a Coronavirus antigen to see if it is effective. This project aims to develop a test to see if people who have had the virus have developed immunity to it. This could help to predict who might or might not get the disease a second time, who should stay at home to be protected from potential infection or who will not develop any symptoms, even if exposed to the virus. When vaccination trials against the Coronavirus will be launched, this test could also help to see if the vaccine is effective.