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There are 2 clinical trials
On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was formally notified about a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, China. On 7 January the responsible virus was isolated and its genome sequence was shared on 12 January. It was named as COVID-19, a novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. It is a member of the Corona virus family which is RNA enveloped viruses. Very rapidly the virus emerged as pandemic. Now it is dominating the lives of every people of this universe. Management of the COVID-19 relies on mainly supportive care and oxygen supplementation via non-invasive or mechanical ventilation in critical cases. Patients who are critically ill may also require vasopressor support and antibiotics for secondary bacterial infections. There is no vaccine or highly effective antiviral drugs for COVID-19. Currently there is a tremendous effort around the world to develop effective preventive and therapeutic treatment for this disease. World Health Organization has launched a non-blinded clinical trial (SOLIDARITY) to evaluate four candidate treatments (remdesivir, lopinavir/ritonavir, lopinavir/ritonavir/ interferon beta-1a, and chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine) versus standard of care in 18 countries worldwide. RECOVERY trial one of the largest trials to see the efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine revealed that they are no clear cut clinical benefit for COVID-19. Other drugs in the SOLIDARTY trial are quite expansive for resource limited countries like Bangladesh. Study Published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine advocates further research into Ivermectin for COVID-19 Treatment. The spotlight on Ivermectin was brought by Australian researchers from Monash University who demonstrated its efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in vitro studies. In different study Doxycycline also showed promising results in treatment of COVID 19 infection. It is highly lipophilic antibiotics that are known to chelate zinc component of matrix metalloprotienases (MMP). Corona viruses are known to rely heavily of MMPs for survival, cell infiltration and replication. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect which might be effective in combating cytokine storm of Covid-19 infection. So it have been planned to conduct an experimental clinical trial using combination of ivermectin and doxycycline for treatment of COVID 19 along with the other standard care.
Description: How many days it requires to become the patient completely symptoms freeMeasure: Early Clinical improvement of the patients Time: 7 days
Description: How many days the symptoms persistMeasure: Late clinical recovery Time: 12 days
Description: Patients deteriorating to next level of severity, like moderate, severe and deathMeasure: Percentage of patients having clinical deterioration. Time: 1 month
Description: Patients repeatedly become positive for RT-PCR of Covid-19Measure: Persistently positive for RT-PCR of Covid-19 Time: 14 days
A randomized double blind control trial will be done. Total 188 Covid-19 patients will be enrolled in this trial who are RT-PCR confirmed case of mild cases. Before enrollment, base line investigations will be done and as per eligibility criteria 188 (one hundred eighty eight) patients of mild symptoms will be selected by random sampling. Ninety four diagnosed patients (Group-A) of Covid-19 will be in the experimental group and 94 Covid-19 diagnosed patients (Group-B) will be in the control group. Group -A will be given combination treatment of Tab Ivermectin and Cap Doxycycline along with standard therapy and Group -B will be treated by standard therapy with placebo. Follow up will be done every day in both group with all the parameters as stated above and will be documented. On 5th day of treatment, if fever subsides final outcome will be measured by result of RT-PCR test preferably from one designated lab with sample of nasal swab for all. Subject to RT-PCR test negative result again on 6th day another RT-PCR test will be done at 24 hours apart. But if RT-PCR test result remain positive on 5th day, again on 10th day same test is to be done and also on 11th day subject to test result as negative on 10th day. Death of the patients will be documented as well. Regarding safety issues of the drugs we shall monitor for any SAE and would report to the DSMB for proper management guideline
Description: Outcome measure of symptoms associated with covid, fever and coughMeasure: Time to outcome measure of fever (<100.40F)and cough Time: 10 days
Description: If the result of RT-PCR test is negative, then 24 hours apart another RT-PCR test will be done. Subject to 2 consecutive negative tests patient will be declared as curedMeasure: Negative RT-PCR test on day 5 of treatment Time: 10 days
Data processed on September 26, 2020.
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