|D015535||Arthritis, Psoriatic NIH||0.50|
|D001172||Arthritis, Rheumatoid NIH||0.30|
There is one clinical trial.
This study aims to evaluate the experience of Alberta patients with inflammatory arthritis who participate in the the RAPPORT-ONTRAAC registry during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically comparing the experience of those taking anti-malarial medications compared to those who do not. This registry includes approximately 2500 northern Alberta patients with inflammatory arthritis who receive highly complex therapies which may be associated with side effects. This program of data collection and research has been evaluating the effectiveness and safety as well as associated health care costs of rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis patients since 2004. The principle investigators are based at the University of Alberta while the co-investigators are academic rheumatologists at the University of Alberta. The registry has approximately 900 patients taking anti-malarials combined with their complex therapies and ~ 1500 not on anti-malarials in combination with their complex therapies. We aim to perform a case control study evaluating the impact of anti-malarial drugs (eg. hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine) on the development of COVID-19 compared to those patients who are not on anti-malarial drugs over the next 6-12 months. In addition to frequent e-mail surveys screening for the clinical symptoms of COVID-19 and understanding their concomitant arthritis medication use, we will compare the healthcare outcomes of both groups of arthritis patients with and without COVID-19 for the duration of the pandemic. This information will provide critical information beyond an anecdotal level on whether or not anti-malarials truly provide a protective benefit against COVID-19 or reduce the severity of infection. A blood sample from all participants (Covid-19 positive and negative) will be drawn approximately six months into the study for measurement of antibodies to Covid-19 and possible blood types and HLA alleles. Additionally, this study will be linked to another study "Persistence of SARS-Cov2 in immunocompromised patients" which will specifically evaluate COVID-19 serology and nasopharyngeal swab findings in the subset of patients who develop COVID-19.
Description: Number of patients developing signs and symptoms of Covid-19 or other infectionsMeasure: Impact of anti-malarials on the development and severity of Covid-19 in the anti-malarial group compared to the non-anti-malarial group Time: 12 months
Description: Number of patients developing Covid-19 infectionMeasure: Incidence of Covid-19 infection in the anti-malarial group compared to the non-anti-malarial group Time: 12 months
Description: Incidence of Covid-19 infection in the sub-groups of patients on biologic agents with different mechanisms of actionMeasure: Incidence of Covid-19 infection in the sub-groups of patients on biologic agents with different mechanisms of action Time: 12 months
Description: Quantitative measurement of Covid-19 serology to understand possible differences in degree of immune response adjusted for anti-malarial and/or biologic exposureMeasure: Quantification of Covid-19 antibodies in anti-malarial vs non-anti-malarial groups of inflammatory arthritis patients Time: 6 months
Data processed on January 01, 2021.
An HTML report was created for each of the unique drugs, MeSH, and HPO terms associated with COVID-19 clinical trials. Each report contains a list of either the drug, the MeSH terms, or the HPO terms. All of the terms in a category are displayed on the left-hand side of the report to enable easy navigation, and the reports contain a list of correlated drugs, MeSH, and HPO terms. Further, all reports contain the details of the clinical trials in which the term is referenced. Every clinical trial report shows the mapped HPO and MeSH terms, which are also hyperlinked. Related HPO terms, with their associated genes, protein mutations, and SNPs are also referenced in the report.Drug Reports MeSH Reports HPO Reports