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Trials ; 21(1): 906, 2020 Nov 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33138848

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OBJECTIVES: - To describe the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 salivary viral load of patients infected with Covid-19, performing 7 days of tri-daily mouthwashes with and without antivirals. - To compare the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 nasal and salivary viral load according to the presence or absence of antivirals in the mouthwash. TRIAL DESIGN: This is a multi-center, randomised controlled trial (RCT) with two parallel arms (1:1 ratio). PARTICIPANTS: Inclusion criteria - Age: 18-85 years old - Clinical diagnosis of Covid-19 infection - Clinical signs have been present for less than 8 days - Virological confirmation - Understanding and acceptance of the trial - Written agreement to participate in the trial Exclusion criteria - Pregnancy, breastfeeding, inability to comply with protocol, lack of written agreement - Patients using mouthwash on a regular basis (more than once a week) - Patient at risk of infectious endocarditis - Patients unable to answer questions - Uncooperative patient The clinical trial is being conducted with the collaboration of three French hospital centers: Hospital Center Emile Roux (Le Puy en Velay, France), Clinic of the Protestant Infirmary (Lyon, France) and Intercommunal Hospital Center (Mont de Marsan, France). INTERVENTION AND COMPARATOR: Eligible participants will be allocated to one of the two study groups. Intervention group: patients perform a tri-daily mouthwash with mouthwash containing antivirals (ß-cyclodextrin and Citrox®) for a period of 7 days. CONTROL GROUP: patients perform a tri-daily mouthwash with a placebo mouthwash for a period of 7 days. MAIN OUTCOMES: Primary Outcome Measures: Change from Baseline amount of SARS-CoV-2 in salivary samples at 4 and 9 hours, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 days. Real-time PCR assays are performed to assess salivary SARS-CoV 2 viral load. SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Change from Baseline amount of SARS-CoV-2 virus in nasal samples at 6 days. Real-time PCR assays are performed to assess nasal SARS-CoV-2 viral load. RANDOMISATION: Participants meeting all eligibility requirements are allocated to one of the two study arms (mouthwash with ß-cyclodextrin and Citrox® or mouthwash without ß-cyclodextrin and Citrox®) in a 1:1 ratio using simple randomisation with computer generated random numbers. BLINDING (MASKING): Participants, doctors and nurses caring for participants, laboratory technicians and investigators assessing the outcomes will be blinded to group assignment. NUMBERS TO BE RANDOMISED (SAMPLE SIZE): Both the intervention and control groups will be composed of 103 participants, so the study will include a total of 206 participants. TRIAL STATUS: The current protocol version is 6, August 4th, 2020. Recruitment began on April 6, 2020 and is anticipated to be complete by April 5, 2021. As of October 2, 2020, forty-two participants have been included. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This trial was registered on 20 April 2020 at www.clinicaltrials.gov with the number NCT04352959 . FULL PROTOCOL: The full protocol is attached as an additional file, accessible from the Trials website (Additional file 1). In the interest in expediting dissemination of this material, the familiar formatting has been eliminated; this Letter serves as a summary of the key elements of the full protocol." The study protocol has been reported in accordance with the Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Clinical Interventional Trials (SPIRIT) guidelines (Additional file 2)."


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Betacoronavirus , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus , Antissépticos Bucais , Cavidade Nasal/virologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Saliva/virologia , Adulto , Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Antissépticos Bucais/administração & dosagem , Antissépticos Bucais/efeitos adversos , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Viral , beta-Ciclodextrinas/administração & dosagem , beta-Ciclodextrinas/efeitos adversos
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Trials ; 21(1): 890, 2020 Oct 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33109244

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OBJECTIVES: In this study, we investigate the effect of boron-containing compounds and oleoylethanolamide supplementation on the recovery trend in patients with COVID-19. TRIAL DESIGN: The current study is a single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with parallel groups. PARTICIPANTS: The inclusion criteria include male and female patients≥18 years of age, with a confirmed diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and/or antibody test and with written informed consent to participate in this trial. The exclusion criteria include regular use of any other supplement, severe and critical COVID-19 pneumonia, pregnancy and breastfeeding. This study is being conducted at Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran. INTERVENTION AND COMPARATOR: Patients are randomly assigned to four groups. The first group (A) will take one capsule containing 5 mg of boron compounds twice a day for two weeks. The second group (B) will take one capsule containing 200 mg oleoylethanolamide twice a day for two weeks. The third group (C) will take one capsule containing 5 mg boron compounds with 200 mg oleoylethanolamide twice a day for two weeks, and the fourth group (D) does not receive any additional treatment other than routine treatments. Boron-containing compounds and oleoylethanolamide capsules will be synthesized at Nutrition Research Center of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. MAIN OUTCOMES: The primary end point of this study is to investigate the recovery rate of clinical symptoms, including fever, dry cough, and fatigue, as well as preclinical features, including complete blood count (CBC), the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP) profiles within two weeks of randomization. RANDOMISATION: Patients are randomized into four equal groups in a parallel design (allocation ratio 1:1). A randomized block procedure is used to divide subjects into one of four treatment blocks (A, B, C, and D) by a computer-generated allocation schedule. BLINDING (MASKING): The participants and investigators (enrolling, assessing, and analyzing) are blinded to the intervention assignments until the end of the study and data analysis. NUMBERS TO BE RANDOMISED (SAMPLE SIZE): The calculated total sample size is 40 patients, with 10 patients in each group. TRIAL STATUS: The protocol is Version 1.0, May 17, 2020. Recruitment began May 19, 2020, and is anticipated to be completed by October 19, 2020. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This clinical trial has been registered by the title of "Assessment of boron-containing compounds and oleoylethanolamide supplementation on the recovery trend in Patients with COVID-19: A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial" in the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT). The registration number is " IRCT20090609002017N35 ", https://www.irct.ir/trial/48058 . The registration date is 17 May 2020. FULL PROTOCOL: The full protocol is attached as an additional file, accessible from the Trials website (Additional file 1). In the interest in expediting dissemination of this material, the familiar formatting has been eliminated; this Letter serves as a summary of the key elements of the full protocol.


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Compostos de Boro , Infecções por Coronavirus , Quimioterapia Combinada/métodos , Endocanabinoides , Ácidos Oleicos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Administração Oral , Adulto , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Compostos de Boro/administração & dosagem , Compostos de Boro/efeitos adversos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Suplementos Nutricionais , Método Duplo-Cego , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Endocanabinoides/administração & dosagem , Endocanabinoides/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Irã (Geográfico) , Masculino , Ácidos Oleicos/administração & dosagem , Ácidos Oleicos/efeitos adversos , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Oligoelementos/administração & dosagem , Oligoelementos/efeitos adversos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Trials ; 21(1): 886, 2020 Oct 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33109246

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OBJECTIVES: We will evaluate the efficacy and safety of favipiravir and interferon beta-1a compared to lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon beta-1a in patients with confirmed COVID-19, who are moderately ill. TRIAL DESIGN: This is a phase 3, single-center, randomized, open-label, controlled trial with a parallel-group design carried out at Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Bandar Abbas, Iran. PARTICIPANTS: All patients with age ≥ 20 years admitted at the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Departments of the Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Bandar Abbas, Iran, will be screened for the following criteria. INCLUSION CRITERIA: 1. Confirmed diagnosis of infection with SARS-CoV-2 using polymerase chain reaction and/or antibody tests. 2. Moderate COVID-19 pneumonia (via computed tomography and/or X-ray imaging), requiring hospitalization. 3. Hospitalized ≤ 48 h. 4. Signing informed consent and willingness of the participant to accept randomization to any assigned treatment arm. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: 1. Underlying conditions, including chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, cholestatic liver diseases, cholecystitis, peptic ulcers, acute and chronic renal failure, and peptic ulcers. 2. Severe and critical COVID-19 pneumonia. 3. History of allergy to favipiravir, lopinavir/ritonavir, and interferon beta-1a. 4. Pregnancy and breastfeeding. INTERVENTION AND COMPARATOR: Intervention group: favipiravir (Zhejiang Hisun, China) with interferon beta-1a (CinnaGen, Iran). This group will receive 1600 mg favipiravir twice a day for the first day and 600 mg twice a day for the following 4 days with five doses of 44 mcg interferon beta-1a every other day. CONTROL GROUP: lopinavir/ritonavir (Heterd Company, India) with interferon beta-1a (CinnaGen, Iran). This group will receive 200/50 mg lopinavir/ritonavir twice a day for 7 days with five doses of 44 mcg interferon beta-1a every other day. Other supportive and routine care will be the same in both groups. MAIN OUTCOMES: The primary outcome of the trial is the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in the nasopharyngeal samples assessed by RT-PCR after 7 days of randomization as well as clinical improvement of fever and O2 saturation within 7 days of randomization. The secondary outcomes are the length of hospital stay and the incidence of serious adverse drug reactions within 7 days of randomization. RANDOMIZATION: Eligible patients will be allocated to one of the study arms using block randomization in a 1:1 ratio (each block consists of 10 patients). A web-based system will be used to generate random numbers for the allocation sequence. Each number relates to one of the study arms. BLINDING (MASKING): This is an open-label trial without blinding and placebo control. NUMBERS TO BE RANDOMIZED (SAMPLE SIZE): A total of 60 patients will be randomized into two groups (30 patients in the intervention group and 30 patients in the control group). TRIAL STATUS: The trial protocol is version 1.0, 22 July 2020. Recruitment began on 25 July 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by 25 September 2020. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT) IRCT20200506047323N3 . Registered on 22 July 2020. FULL PROTOCOL: The full protocol is attached as an additional file, accessible from the Trials website (Additional file 1). In the interest in expediting the dissemination of this material, the familiar formatting has been eliminated; this letter serves as a summary of the key elements of the full protocol.


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Amidas , Infecções por Coronavirus , Quimioterapia Combinada/métodos , Interferons , Lopinavir , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Pirazinas , Ritonavir , Adulto , Amidas/administração & dosagem , Amidas/efeitos adversos , Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Combinação de Medicamentos , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Interferons/administração & dosagem , Interferons/efeitos adversos , Irã (Geográfico) , Lopinavir/administração & dosagem , Lopinavir/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pirazinas/administração & dosagem , Pirazinas/efeitos adversos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Ritonavir/administração & dosagem , Ritonavir/efeitos adversos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Viral/métodos
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Trials ; 21(1): 892, 2020 Oct 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33109252

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OBJECTIVES: The primary objectives of this study are to determine efficacy of Siddha medicine, Kabasura kudineer in reduction of SARS-CoV-2 viral load and reducing the onset of symptoms in asymptomatic COVID-19 when compared to Vitamin C and Zinc (CZ) supplementation. In addition, the trial will examine the changes in the immunological markers of the Siddha medicine against control. The secondary objectives of the trial are to evaluate the safety of the Siddha medicine and to document clinical profile of asymptomatic COVID-19 as per principles of Siddha system of Medicine. TRIAL DESIGN: A single centre, open-label, parallel group (1:1 allocation ratio), exploratory randomized controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: Cases admitted at non-hospital settings designated as COVID Care Centre and managed by the State Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India will be recruited. Eligible participants will be those tested positive for COVID-19 by Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain reaction (RT-PCR) aged 18 to 55 years without any symptoms and co-morbidities like diabetes mellitus, hypertension and bronchial asthma. Those pregnant or lactating, with severe respiratory disease, already participating in COVID trials and with severe illness like malignancy will be excluded. INTERVENTION AND COMPARATOR: Adopting traditional methods, decoction of Kabasura kudineer will be prepared by boiling 5g of KSK powder in 240 ml water and reduced to one-fourth (60ml) and filtered. The KSK group will receive a dose of 60ml decoction, orally in the morning and evening after food for 14 days. The control group will receive Vitamin C (60000 IU) and Zinc tablets (100mg) orally in the morning and evening respectively for 14 days. MAIN OUTCOMES: The primary outcomes are the reduction in the SARS-CoV-2 load [as measured by cyclic threshold (CT) value of RT-PCR] from the baseline to that of seventh day of the treatment, prevention of progression of asymptomatic to symptomatic state (clinical symptoms like fever, cough and breathlessness) and changes in the immunity markers [Interleukins (IL) 6, IL10, IL2, Interferon gamma (IFNγ) and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) alpha]. Clinical assessment of COVID-19 as per standard Siddha system of medicine principles and the occurrence of adverse effects will be documented as secondary outcomes. RANDOMISATION: The assignment to the study or control group will be allocated in equal numbers through randomization using random number generation in Microsoft Excel by a statistician who is not involved in the trial. The allocation scheme will be made by an independent statistician using a sealed envelope. The participants will be allocated immediately after the eligibility assessment and informed consent procedures. BLINDING (MASKING): This study is unblinded. The investigators will be blinded to data analysis, which will be carried out by a statistician who is not involved in the trial. NUMBERS TO BE RANDOMISED (SAMPLE SIZE): Sample size could not be calculated, as there is no prior trial on KSK. This trial will be a pilot trial. Hence, we intend to recruit 60 participants in total using a 1:1 allocation ratio, with 30 participants randomised into each arm. TRIAL STATUS: Protocol version 2.0 dated 16th May 2020. Recruitment is completed. The trial started recruitment on the 25th May 2020. We anticipate study including data analysis will finish on November 2020. We also stated that protocol was submitted before the end of data collection TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study protocol was registered with clinical trial registry of India (CTRI) with CTRI/2020/05/025215 on 16 May 2020. FULL PROTOCOL: The full protocol is attached as an additional file, accessible from the Trials website (Additional file 1). In the interest in expediting dissemination of this material, the familiar formatting has been eliminated; this Letter serves as a summary of the key elements of the full protocol. The study protocol has been reported in accordance with the Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Clinical Interventional Trials (SPIRIT) guidelines (Additional file 2).


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Ácido Ascórbico , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus , Medicina Ayurvédica/métodos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Zinco , Adulto , Ácido Ascórbico/administração & dosagem , Ácido Ascórbico/efeitos adversos , Infecções Assintomáticas/terapia , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Suplementos Nutricionais , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Índia , Masculino , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Viral/métodos , Zinco/administração & dosagem , Zinco/efeitos adversos
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Trials ; 21(1): 897, 2020 Oct 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33115543

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OBJECTIVES: Primary Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral administration of imatinib combined with the Best Conventional Care (BCC) versus placebo plus BCC in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. HYPOTHESIS: Addition of imatinib to the BCC will provide a superior clinical outcome for patients with COVID-19 compared with BCC plus placebo. This hypothesis is on the basis of 1) intralysosomal entrapment of imatinib will increase endosomal pH and effectively decrease SARS-CoV-2/cell fusion, 2) kinase inhibitory activity of imatinib will interfere with budding/release or replication of SARS-CoV-2, and 3) because of the critical role of mechanical ventilation in the care of patients with ARDS, imatinib will have a significant clinical impact for patients with critical COVID-19 infection in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). TRIAL DESIGN: This is an individual patient-level randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, two-parallel arm phase 3 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of imatinib for the treatment of hospitalized adults with COVID-19. Participants will be followed for up to 60 days from the start of study drug administration. This trial will be conducted in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and the Good Clinical Practice guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonization. PARTICIPANTS: Inclusion Criteria: Patients may be included in the study only if they meet all of the following criteria: 1) Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent document. Informed consent must be obtained prior to participation in the study. For patients who are too unwell to provide consent such as patients on invasive ventilator or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), their Legally Authorized Representative (LAR) can sign the informed consent, 2) Hospitalized patients ≥18 years of age, 3) Positive reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay for SARS-CoV-2 in the respiratory tract sample (oropharyngeal, nasopharyngeal or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)) by Center for Disease Control or local laboratory within 7 days of randomization, 4) Women of childbearing potential must agree to use at least one primary form of contraception for the duration of the study. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Patients meeting any of the following criteria are not eligible for the study: 1) Patients receiving any other investigational agents in a clinical trial. Off-label use of agents such as hydroxychloroquine is not an exclusion criterion, 2) Pregnant or breastfeeding women, 3) Patients with significant liver or renal dysfunction at the time of screening as defined as: 3.1) Direct bilirubin >2.5 mg/dL, 3.2) AST, ALT, or alkaline phosphatase >5x upper limit of normal, 3.3) eGFR ≤30 mL/min or requiring renal replacement therapy, 4) Patients with significant hematologic disorder at screen as defined as: 4.1) Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) <500/µL, 4.2) Platelet <20,000/µL, 4.3) Hemoglobin <7 g/dL, 5) Uncontrolled underlying illness including, but not limited to, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, uncontrolled active seizure disorder, or psychiatric illness/social situations that per site Principal Investigator's judgment would limit compliance with study requirements, 6) Known allergy to imatinib or its component products, 7) Any other clinical conditions that in the opinion of the investigator would make the subject unsuitable for the study. Both men and women of all races and ethnic groups are eligible for this trial. University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD is the initiating site. The study may be opened in other centers on the basis of the accrual rate or the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic. INTERVENTION AND COMPARATOR: Imatinib: All doses of imatinib should be administered with a meal and a large glass of water. Imatinib can be dissolved in water or apple juice for patients having difficulty swallowing. In this study, patients with confirmed positive COVID-19 tests receive imatinib for a total of 14 days; 400 mg orally daily Days 1-14. Imatinib 400 mg tablets will be encapsulated using size 000 capsules and cellulose microcrystalline filler. For patients on ventilator or ECMO, imatinib will be given as oral suspension (40 mg/mL). To make the oral suspension, imatinib tablets will be crushed and mixed in Ora-sweet solution to yield a concentration of 40 mg/mL suspension by pharmacy. Additionally, in the absence of supportive microbiological testing results, we confirm that the in-use stability period for the prepared imatinib suspensions will be 24 hours at room temperature or 7 days at refrigerated conditions. The pharmacy staff will follow the American Society Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) guidelines for handling hazardous drugs. Placebo: The matching placebo will be packaged by Investigational Drug Service Pharmacy at University of Maryland Medical Center. The placebos will be prepared using size 000 capsules and cellulose microcrystalline filler. Imatinib 400 mg capsules and placebo capsules will be identical form and color. For patients on ventilator or ECMO, placebo will be given as oral suspension with similar process for making imatinib suspension. Concomitant Medications/supportive care: In both arms, patients can receive concomitant available local standard of care antipyretics, antibacterials, antivirals, antifungals and anti-inflammatory including hydroxychloroquine at the discretion of the treating physician as necessary. For other drug-drug interactions particularly with CYP P450, the treating physician should consider the risk and benefit of drug administration based on available information. Co-administration of off-label immunomodulatory treatments for COVID-19 including but not limited to corticosteroids, sarilumab, clazakizumab, tocilizumab, and anakinra will be allowed but may affect interpretability of study outcomes. The timing, dosing, and duration of these treatments will be meticulously collected, including any of these treatments that may be used for participants who experience progression of COVID-19 disease after study enrollment. Two analyses will be performed, the primary analysis will compare the primary endpoint in the two trial arms irrespective of any other treatment; the second analysis will be stratified for co-administration of immunomodulatory drugs. MAIN OUTCOMES: The primary endpoint is the proportion of patients with a two-point improvement at Day 14 from baseline using the 8-category ordinal scale. The ordinal scale is an evaluation of the clinical status at the first assessment of a given study day. The scale is as follows: 1) Not hospitalized, no limitations on activities; 2) Not hospitalized, limitation on activities and/or requiring home oxygen; 3) Hospitalized, not requiring supplemental oxygen - no longer requires ongoing medical care; 4) Hospitalized, not requiring supplemental oxygen - requiring ongoing medical care (COVID-19 related or otherwise); 5) Hospitalized, requiring supplemental oxygen; 6) Hospitalized, on non-invasive ventilation or high flow oxygen devices; 7) Hospitalized, on invasive mechanical ventilation or ECMO; 8) Death. The secondary endpoints include: All-cause mortality at Day 28, All-cause mortality at Day 60, Time to a 2-point clinical improvement difference over baseline, Duration of hospitalization, Duration of ECMO or invasive mechanical ventilation (for subjects who are on ECMO or mechanical ventilation at Day 1), Duration of ICU stay (for subjects who are in ICU at Day 1), Time to SARS-CoV-2 negative by RT-PCR, Proportion of patients with negative oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swab for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR on days 5, 10, 14, 21, and 28 after starting treatment, Proportion of subjects with serious adverse events, Proportion of subjects who discontinue study drug due to adverse events. The exploratory endpoints include: Determine the impact of treatment arms on IL-6 levels, Obtain blood/peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for storage to look at transcriptomics in severe disease, Association of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) with severity of illness, Mean change in the ordinal scale from baseline, Time to an improvement of one category from admission using an ordinal scale, Duration of hospitalization, Duration of new oxygen use, Number of oxygenation free days, Duration of new mechanical ventilation, Number of ventilator free days. RANDOMIZATION: Eligible patients will be uniformly randomized in 1:1 ratio to receive either imatinib or placebo for 14 days. Both groups will receive the BCC. The randomized treatment allocations use stratified, permuted block randomization with a variable block size; blocks are generated using a validated random number generator. In order to balance the severity of the respiratory illness between the two arms, randomization will be stratified based on radiographic findings and oxygen requirements: 1) Severe disease: evidence of pneumonia on chest X-ray or CT scan OR chest auscultation (rales, crackles), and SpO2 ≤92% on ambient air or PaO2/FiO2 <300 mmHg, and requires supplemental oxygen administration by nasal cannula, simple face mask, or other similar oxygen delivery device; 2) Critical disease: requires supplemental oxygen delivered by non-rebreather mask or high flow cannula OR use of invasive or non-invasive ventilation OR requiring treatment in an intensive care unit, use of vasopressors, extracorporeal life support, or renal replacement therapy. BLINDING (MASKING): The participants, caregivers, and the statistician are blinded to group assignment. The only people who are not blinded are Site Pharmacists. Blinding will be performed via a specific randomization process. Centralized, concealed randomization will be executed by the Primary Site's Pharmacist. Data on eligible consented cases will be submittedelectronically on the appropriate on-study form to the pharmacy, where the patient is randomized to imatinib or placebo. Imatinib 400 mg capsules and placebo capsules will be identical form and color. For patients on ventilator or ECMO, placebo will be given as oral suspension with similar process for making imatinib suspension. NUMBERS TO BE RANDOMIZED (SAMPLE SIZE): The trial is designed as a double-blind, two-parallel arm, randomized controlled trial with a uniform (1:1) allocation ratio to: Arm A) Imatinib or Arm B) Placebo. Patients in both arms will receive the BCC per local institutional standards at the discretion of the treating physician. Group sample sizes of 102 in Arm A and 102 in Arm B achieve 80.6% power to detect a difference between the group proportions of 0.20. The proportion in Arm A (imatinib treatment arm) is assumed to be 0.30 under the null hypothesis and 0.50 under the alternative hypothesis. The proportion in Arm B (placebo control arm) is 0.30. The test statistic used is the two-sided Fisher's Exact Test. The significance level of the test is targeted at 0.05. The significance level actually achieved by this design is α=0.0385. The power of the test is calculated using binomial enumeration of all possible outcomes. The primary analysis will be conducted using an intention to treat principle (ITT) for participants who at least receive one dose of study drug or placebo. The sample size is not inflated for dropouts. All patients will be evaluable irrespective of the clinical course of their disease. TRIAL STATUS: Current protocol version is 1.2 from May 8, 2020. The recruitment started on June 15, 2020 and is ongoing. We originally anticipated that the trial would finish recruitment by mid 2021. We are aware of the enrollment requirement of approximately 200 patients, which is required to provide scientific integrity of the results. We are also aware of the fact that enrolling this number of patients in a single-site at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) may take longer than expected, particularly taken into account other competing studies. For this reason, we are actively considering opening the protocol in other sites. After identification of other sites, we will fulfill all regulatory requirements before opening the protocol in other sites. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04394416 . First Posted: May 19, 2020; Last Update Posted: June 4, 2020. FDA has issued the "Study May Proceed" Letter for this clinical trial under the Investigational New Drug (IND) number 149239. FULL PROTOCOL: The full protocol is attached as an additional file, accessible from the Trials website (Additional file 1). In the interest in expediting dissemination of this material, the familiar formatting has been eliminated; this Letter serves as a summary of the key elements of the full protocol.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus , Mesilato de Imatinib , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Administração Oral , Adulto , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Cuidados Críticos/métodos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Método Duplo-Cego , Monitoramento de Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Mesilato de Imatinib/administração & dosagem , Mesilato de Imatinib/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Resultado do Tratamento
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Trials ; 21(1): 841, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33036662

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OBJECTIVES: We investigate the effects of Ginger, compared to the usual therapeutic regimen on clinical manifestations and paraclinical features in patients with confirmed COVID-19 that are moderately ill. TRIAL DESIGN: This is a single center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with parallel group design. PARTICIPANTS: Inclusion criteria: 1. Patients admitted to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Departments at Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Bandar Abbas, Iran 2. Age ≥18 years (weight ≥35 kg) 3. Hospitalized ≤48 hours 4. Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis (Positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR)) 5. Moderate pneumonia and lung involvement in imaging 6. Signing informed consent and willingness of study participant to accept randomization to any assigned treatment arm Exclusion criteria: 1. Underlying diseases, including heart disease, chronic hypertension, severe renal failure, severe liver failure, and thyroid disorders 2. Use of warfarin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), diuretics, corticosteroids, and antiarrhythmic drugs 3. Severe and critical pneumonia 4. History of known allergy to Ginger 5. Pregnancy and breastfeeding INTERVENTION AND COMPARATOR: Intervention group: The standard treatment regimen for COVID-19 along with Ginger-based herbal tablets (Vomigone ®, Dineh Pharmaceutical Company, Iran) at a dose of 1000 mg three times a day for a period of seven days. CONTROL GROUP: The standard treatment for COVID-19 based on the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education's protocol, along with Vomigone-like placebo tablets (Dineh Pharmaceutical Company, Iran) at a dose of two tablets three times a day for a period of seven days. MAIN OUTCOMES: The primary outcome is recovery rate of clinical symptoms, including fever, dry cough, tiredness, and GI symptoms as well as paraclinical features, including thrombocytopenia, lymphocytopenia, and C-reactive protein within seven days of randomization. Time to improvement of clinical and paraclinical features along with the incidence of serious adverse events are the secondary outcomes within seven days of randomization. RANDOMIZATION: An interactive web-based system will be used to allocate eligible participants, based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, to one of the two study arms (in a 1:1 ratio) using block randomization. BLINDING (MASKING): All study participants, research coordinators, clinicians, nurses, and investigators will be blinded to the group assignment. NUMBERS TO BE RANDOMIZED (SAMPLE SIZE): A total of 84 participants will be randomized into two groups of 42 patients. TRIAL STATUS: The protocol is Version 1.0, May 23, 2020. Recruitment began July 21, 2020, and is anticipated to be completed by October 30, 2020. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This clinical trial has been registered in the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT). The registration number is " IRCT20200506047323N1 ". Registration date is 23 May 2020. FULL PROTOCOL: The full protocol is attached as an additional file, accessible from the Trials website (Additional file 1). In the interest in expediting dissemination of this material, the familiar formatting has been eliminated; this Letter serves as a summary of the key elements of the full protocol.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Gengibre , Pandemias , Fitoterapia/métodos , Preparações de Plantas/farmacologia , Pneumonia Viral , Avaliação de Sintomas/métodos , Administração Oral , Adulto , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Método Duplo-Cego , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Irã (Geográfico) , Masculino , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Comprimidos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22620, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019484

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RATIONALE: Low-dose mitotane has been widely used for many decades in patients with advanced adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), which exhibited good safety profiles compared with the high-dose regimen. The clinical efficacy and toxicity of mitotane are closely related to its plasma concentration, and therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is recommended. Until now, no severe adverse drug reaction (ADR) related to the toxic plasma level after a short-term treatment of low-dose mitotane has been published. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 50-year-old Chinese female presented with severe neurological adverse events related to a toxic plasma levels of 42.8 mg/L after 4 months treatment of low-dose mitotane. DIAGNOSES: During the course of therapy, no other medication could cause neurological adverse events. Therefore, we suspected a high sensitivity to the side effect of mitotane related to a toxic plasma level. INTERVENTIONS: Treatment of mitotane was stopped. OUTCOMES: The trough plasma concentration of mitotane decreased to 18.7 mg/mL after one and a half months, and the neurological symptoms gradually improved after drug discontinuance. LESSONS: The present case provides the first report of severe neurological adverse events induced by the short-term use of low-dose mitotane for adjuvant treatment in a patient with ACC, indicating that potentially severe ADR can also occur when using low-dose regimen in the early stage of treatment. TDM and early recognition could result in a favorable outcome.


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Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/patologia , Carcinoma Adrenocortical/tratamento farmacológico , Antineoplásicos Hormonais/toxicidade , Mitotano/toxicidade , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso/induzido quimicamente , Antineoplásicos Hormonais/sangue , Antineoplásicos Hormonais/uso terapêutico , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/etnologia , Monitoramento de Medicamentos , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mitotano/sangue , Mitotano/uso terapêutico , Síndromes Neurotóxicas , Resultado do Tratamento , Suspensão de Tratamento
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Ann Biol Clin (Paris) ; 78(5): 471-481, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33026344

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COVID-19 is associated with disturbances of hemostasis in the laboratory and an increased thrombotic risk. Routine laboratory tests - activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), prothrombin time, Clauss fibrinogen and D-dimers levels measurement - are used for the evaluation of the thrombotic risk and the monitoring of hemostasis, but are subject to several drawbacks that may affect the reliability and clinical relevance of the delivered results. Another challenge for the hemostasis laboratory is the monitoring of heparin treatment. For instance, the issue of the monitoring of unfractionated heparin remains debated, the more so when there is a tremendous inflammatory response. This brief review considers the role of laboratory tests of hemostasis in the management of COVID-19 and discusses their main limitations to be kept in mind.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Hemostasia/fisiologia , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Trombose/diagnóstico , Trombose/etiologia , Trombose/prevenção & controle , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Testes de Coagulação Sanguínea , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Hemostasia/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Laboratórios Hospitalares , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Fatores de Risco , Trombose/epidemiologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(44): e22886, 2020 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33126339

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BACKGROUND: Trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) is an antibody-drug conjugate that retains the antitumor effects of trastuzumab while also delivering the cytotoxic antimicrotubule agent, DM1, directly to tumor cells that overexpress human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. The pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of T-DM1 has been well characterized in Western, Asian, and Japanese patients; this single-center, phase I study (NCT03153163) examined the PK of T-DM1 and safety specifically in Chinese patients. METHODS: Patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, previously treated with trastuzumab and a taxane, received open-label T-DM1 at 3.6 mg/kg every 3 weeks. Serum T-DM1 and total trastuzumab, and plasma DM1 were evaluated, and PK parameters were calculated using standard noncompartmental approaches. Adverse events (AEs) were assessed, and immunogenicity was evaluated by measuring antidrug antibodies to T-DM1. RESULTS: Among 11 Chinese patients, mean (±standard deviation) PK parameters (maximum serum concentration, 77.6 ±â€Š17.4 µg/mL; clearance 11.0 ±â€Š2.6 mL/d/kg; terminal half-life 3.8 ±â€Š1.0 days) were similar to those previously reported in Western and Japanese patients. One patient transiently developed antidrug antibodies, which did not appear to influence safety or PK. T-DM1 was generally well tolerated. Grade 3-4 AEs occurred in 7 patients (63.6%) and serious AEs occurred in 4 patients (36.4%). Platelet count decrease was the most common all-grade AE (10/11; 90.9%), grade 3-4 AE (5/11; 45.5%), and serious AE (3/11; 27.3%), but did not appear to be associated with any clinically significant bleeding events. CONCLUSIONS: T-DM1 PK in Chinese patients was consistent with those in global and Asian populations, supporting its use in patients with advanced human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer following progression on trastuzumab and a taxane. The safety profile of T-DM1 was consistent with prior experience.


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Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Receptor ErbB-2/análise , Trastuzumab , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacocinética , Neoplasias da Mama/imunologia , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , China , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Trastuzumab/administração & dosagem , Trastuzumab/efeitos adversos , Trastuzumab/farmacocinética , Resultado do Tratamento
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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao ; 40(4): 544-549, 2020 Apr 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32895134

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of pharmacist-led anticoagulation monitoring service for warfarin anticoagulation therapy in patients during hospitalization. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 421 patients receiving warfarin anticoagulation therapy during hospitalization between April, 2016 and December, 2017. Of these patients, 316 received daily pharmacist-led anticoagulation monitoring service including checking the patients' International Normalized Ratio (INR) and other pertinent laboratory test results and reviewing medication changes and the patients' clinical status (monitoring group); the other 105 patients receiving warfarin anticoagulation therapy without pharmaceutical care served as the control group. The data including compliance rate of anticoagulant indicators, incidence and rate of prompt management of INR alert, thrombosis and bleeding events during hospitalization were analyzed among these patients. RESULTS: Compared with the control patients, the patients in the monitoring group showed a significantly higher percentage time within target INR range [(73.20±9.46)% vs (46.32±17.11)%, P < 0.001] and a higher qualified rate of INR before discharge (98.42% vs 60.95%, P < 0.001) as well as a higher proper INR-monitoring frequency (97.15% vs 66.67%, P < 0.001). The patients in the monitoring group showed a significantly lower incidence of INR alert than the control patients (8.23% vs 20.00%, P < 0.001) with also a much higher rate of prompt management (96.15% vs 33.33%). The two groups had similar incidences of clinical events except that the control group reported a higher incidence of minor bleeding episodes (9.52% vs 2.53%, P=0.005). CONCLUSIONS: Pharmacist-led anticoagulation monitoring service can significantly improve the effectiveness and safety of warfarin anticoagulation therapy for patients during hospitalization.


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Farmacêuticos , Anticoagulantes , Monitoramento de Medicamentos , Hospitalização , Humanos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Varfarina
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5229-5235, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878811

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The prolactin receptor (PRLR) is implicated in the tumorigenesis of breast and prostate cancers where it drives cell proliferation, survival, and migration. LFA102 is a humanized monoclonal antibody against PRLR with promising preclinical antitumor activity. To determine the maximum tolerated dose or a recommended dose, and to delineate the pharmacokinetic profile of LFA102 in Japanese patients, we conducted a phase I study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: LFA102 was intravenously infused every 4 weeks to patients with advanced breast or castration-resistant prostate cancer, and the dose increased from 3 to 40 mg/kg. RESULTS: Fourteen patients were treated, and toxicities were reported in 9 (64%) patients. They were all grade 1 or 2, and the most frequently observed toxicity was nausea (3 patients, 21%). No dose-limiting toxicities were observed. LFA102 did not show antitumor activity as a single agent. CONCLUSION: Treatment with LFA102 was well tolerated.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/farmacocinética , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacocinética , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias da Mama/etiologia , Neoplasias da Mama/mortalidade , Esquema de Medicação , Monitoramento de Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Metástase Neoplásica , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/etiologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/mortalidade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Trials ; 21(1): 790, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32933552

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OBJECTIVES: We investigate the effects of Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) root extract, an anti-inflammatory natural medicine, compared to the usual therapeutic regimen on clinical symptoms and laboratory signs in patients with confirmed COVID-19 that are moderately ill. TRIAL DESIGN: This is a single-center, open-label, randomized, clinical trial with parallel-group design. This study is being conducted at Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Bandar Abbas, Iran. PARTICIPANTS: Both male and female patients with ≥18 years of age (≥ 35 kg of weight), admitted at the Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas for treatment, screened for the following criteria. INCLUSION CRITERIA: 1. Confirmed diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection (via polymerase chain reaction [PCR] and/or antibody test). 2. Presenting as moderate COVID-19 pneumonia (via chest computed tomography (CT) and/or X-ray) requiring hospitalization. 3. Hospitalized ≤48 hours. 4. Signing informed consent and willingness of study participant to accept randomization to any assigned treatment arm. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: 1. Underlying diseases, including chronic heart disease, chronic hypertension, severe renal failure, severe liver failure, and thyroid disorders. 2. Severe and critical COVID-19 pneumonia. 3. Use of warfarin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), diuretics, corticosteroids, and antiarrhythmic drugs. 4. Treatment with Investigational and antiviral therapy in a clinical study within one month before randomization. 5. History of allergy to Licorice. 6. Pregnancy and breastfeeding. INTERVENTION AND COMPARATOR: Intervention group: The standard treatment regimen for COVID-19 along with a Licorice-based herbal preparation (D-Reglis ®, Irandarouk Pharmaceutical Company, Iran) at a dose of 760 mg three times a day for a period of seven days. CONTROL GROUP: The standard treatment for COVID-19 based on the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education's protocol for a period of seven days. MAIN OUTCOMES: The recovery rate of clinical symptoms, including fever, dry cough, and tiredness, as well as paraclinical features, including thrombocytopenia, lymphocytopenia, and C-reactive protein, are evaluated as primary outcomes within seven days of randomization. Time to improvement of clinical and paraclinical features and length of stay in a hospital, along with the incidence of adverse reactions are also evaluated as the secondary outcomes within seven days of randomization. RANDOMIZATION: An electronic table of random numbers will be used to allocate the included participants into either control or intervention groups (in a 1:1 ratio) using the simple randomization method. BLINDING (MASKING): This is an open-label trial without blinding and placebo control. NUMBERS TO BE RANDOMIZED (SAMPLE SIZE): A total of 60 participants randomizes (30 patients allocated to the intervention group and 30 patients allocated to the control group). TRIAL STATUS: The protocol is Version 1.0, May 31, 2020. Recruitment began July 30, 2020, and is anticipated to be completed by October 30, 2020. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This clinical trial has been registered in the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT). The registration number is "IRCT20200506047323N2", https://www.irct.ir/trial/47990 . The registration date is 31 May 2020. FULL PROTOCOL: The full protocol is attached as an additional file, accessible from the Trials website (Additional file 1). In the interest in expediting dissemination of this material, the familiar formatting has been eliminated; this Letter serves as a summary of the key elements of the full protocol.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Glycyrrhiza , Pandemias , Extratos Vegetais , Raízes de Plantas , Pneumonia Viral , Adulto , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Anti-Inflamatórios/efeitos adversos , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Hospitalização , Humanos , Masculino , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/efeitos adversos , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/etiologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Resultado do Tratamento
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Ann Saudi Med ; 40(5): 365-372, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32954790

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Evidence of cardiovascular complications associated with the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to evolve. These include direct and indirect myocardial injury with subsequent acute myocardial ischemia, and cardiac arrhythmia. Some results from a limited number of trials of antiviral medications, along with chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, have been beneficial. However, these pharmacotherapies may cause drug-induced QT prolongation leading to ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Mitigation of the potential risk in these susceptible patients may prove exceptionally challenging. The Saudi Heart Rhythm Society established a task force to perform a review of this subject based on has recently published reports, and studies and recommendations from major medical organizations. The objective of this review is to identify high-risk patients, and to set clear guidelines for management of patients receiving these pharmacotherapies.


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Arritmias Cardíacas/induzido quimicamente , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/uso terapêutico , Comitês Consultivos , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Arritmias Cardíacas/diagnóstico , Azitromicina/efeitos adversos , Betacoronavirus , Cloroquina/efeitos adversos , Inibidores do Citocromo P-450 CYP2D6/efeitos adversos , Combinação de Medicamentos , Interações Medicamentosas , Monitoramento de Medicamentos , Eletrocardiografia , Humanos , Hidroxicloroquina/efeitos adversos , Síndrome do QT Longo/induzido quimicamente , Síndrome do QT Longo/diagnóstico , Lopinavir/efeitos adversos , Pandemias , Medição de Risco , Ritonavir/efeitos adversos , Arábia Saudita , Torsades de Pointes/induzido quimicamente , Torsades de Pointes/diagnóstico
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Am Heart J ; 228: 81-90, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866928

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Recurrent pericarditis (RP) occurs in 15% to 30% of patients following a first episode, despite standard treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, colchicine, and corticosteroids; many patients become dependent on corticosteroids. Rilonacept (KPL-914), an interleukin-1α and ß inhibitor, is in development for the treatment of RP. RHAPSODY, a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized-withdrawal (RW) pivotal Phase 3 trial (NCT03737110), enrolls patients 12 years or older presenting with at least a third pericarditis episode, pericarditis pain score ≥4 (11-point numeric rating scale [NRS]), and C-reactive protein ≥1 mg/dL at screening. After a subcutaneous loading dose (adults, 320 mg; children, 4.4 mg/kg), all patients receive blinded weekly subcutaneous rilonacept (adults, 160 mg; children, 2.2 mg/kg) during the run-in period. Patients must taper and discontinue concomitant pericarditis medications during the blinded run-in period and achieve clinical response (C-reactive protein ≤0.5 mg/dL and weekly average NRS ≤2.0 during the 7 days prior to and including the day of randomization) by end of the run-in (while on rilonacept monotherapy) to be randomized to either continued rilonacept or placebo in the RW period. Primary efficacy end point was time to adjudicated pericarditis recurrence during the RW period; secondary efficacy end points were proportion of patients maintaining clinical response, percentage of days with NRS ≤2, and percentage of patients with no-to-minimal pericarditis symptoms at week 16 of the RW period. Safety evaluations include adverse event monitoring, physical examinations, and laboratory tests. The RHAPSODY trial will evaluate the efficacy and safety of rilonacept in the treatment of RP to improve outcomes and patient health-related quality of life.


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Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Pericardite , Qualidade de Vida , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão , Prevenção Secundária/métodos , Adolescente , Adulto , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Anti-Inflamatórios/efeitos adversos , Ensaios Clínicos Fase III como Assunto , Método Duplo-Cego , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Humanos , Injeções Subcutâneas , Interleucina-1alfa/antagonistas & inibidores , Interleucina-1beta/antagonistas & inibidores , Masculino , Pericardite/diagnóstico , Pericardite/tratamento farmacológico , Pericardite/fisiopatologia , Pericardite/psicologia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/efeitos adversos
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0238201, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32877431

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BACKGROUND: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is recommended during valproic acid (VPA) use, and total serum concentration has been widely adopted. However, the free form of VPA is responsible for its pharmacologic and toxic effects, and the total and free concentrations are highly discordant because of VPA's highly protein bound and saturable binding characteristics. Therefore, free VPA monitoring is increasingly advocated. Nevertheless, the correlation between free VPA concentration and associated adverse effects remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal safety range of free VPA concentration in adult patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective cohort study enrolled adult patients undergoing VPA therapy with TDM. Patient characteristics, VPA use, and adverse effects (thrombocytopenia, hyperammonemia, and hepatotoxicity) were recorded. A multivariate logistic regression model was applied to identify the predictors of adverse effects, and the receiver operating characteristic curve was applied to locate the cutoff point of free VPA concentration. RESULTS: A total of 98 free serum concentrations from 51 patients were included for final analysis. In total, 31 (31.6%), 27 (27.6%), and 4 (4.1%) episodes of hyperammonemia, thrombocytopenia, and hepatotoxicity were observed, respectively. Free VPA concentration was a predicting factor for thrombocytopenia but not for hyperammonemia. A free VPA concentration of >14.67 mcg/mL had the greatest discriminating power (area under the curve = 0.77) for the occurrence of thrombocytopenia. CONCLUSIONS: A free VPA serum concentration of 14.67 mcg/mL had the optimal discriminating power for the occurrence of thrombocytopenia. Ammonemia should be monitored even if free VPA concentration is within the safety range.


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Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Epilepsia/tratamento farmacológico , Transtornos Mentais/tratamento farmacológico , Ácido Valproico/administração & dosagem , Ácido Valproico/sangue , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticonvulsivantes/administração & dosagem , Anticonvulsivantes/sangue , Formas de Dosagem , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Epilepsia/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Transtornos Mentais/sangue , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Curva ROC
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Lancet Child Adolesc Health ; 4(11): 837-845, 2020 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32979939

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BACKGROUND: Although cigarette smoking typically begins in adolescence, evidence for successful pharmacological smoking cessation interventions for this population is scarce. In adult smokers, varenicline is the most effective single pharmacotherapy. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and tolerability of varenicline for smoking cessation in adolescents. METHODS: We did a randomised, placebo-controlled trial with adolescent smokers aged 12-19 years who were seeking treatment to quit at 57 outpatient centres (in the USA, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada, and Georgia). Participants were randomly assigned (1:1:1) to receive 12 weeks of high-dose varenicline (1 mg twice daily; 0·5 mg twice daily if bodyweight ≤55 kg), low-dose varenicline (0·5 mg twice daily; 0·5 mg once daily if bodyweight ≤55 kg), or placebo, then followed up for 40 additional weeks. At all visits, participants received brief, developmentally tailored smoking cessation counselling (<10 min per session) delivered by a trained counsellor. The primary efficacy outcome was continuous abstinence from weeks 9 to 12, measured via a Nicotine Use Inventory and confirmed by urine cotinine testing. The primary tolerability outcome was frequency of treatment-emergent adverse events, including neuropsychiatric adverse events, occurring after the first dose and within 30 days of the last dose of study medication. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01312909. FINDINGS: Between April 26, 2011, and Jan 18, 2018, 312 participants were enrolled and completed participation in the study: 109 in the high-dose varenicline group, 103 in the low-dose varenicline group, and 100 in the placebo group. The continuous abstinence rates from week 9 to 12 were 20% (22 of 109) in the high-dose varenicline group, 27% (28 of 103) in the low-dose varenicline group, and 18% (18 of 100) in the placebo group. Abstinence rates between high-dose varenicline and placebo groups (odds ratio [OR] 1·18 [95% CI 0·59-2·37]; p=0·63) and between low-dose varenicline and placebo groups (1·73 [0·88-3·39]; p=0·11) did not differ significantly. Treatment-emergent adverse events occurred in 65 (60%) of 108 participants in the high-dose group, 53 (53%) of 100 in the low-dose group, and 52 (53%) of 99 in the placebo group, and most were rated as mild. Neuropsychiatric treatment-emergent adverse events occurred in 18 (17%) of 108 participants in the high-dose group, 11 (11%) of 100 in the low-dose group, and 12 (12%) of 99 in the placebo group, and none was rated as severe. INTERPRETATION: This trial did not show an advantage in abstinence with varenicline compared with placebo among adolescent smokers. The rates of treatment-emergent adverse events were similar to those in previous trials of adult smokers, raising no new tolerability signals. These findings do not support the use of varenicline as a first-line pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in adolescents. FUNDING: Pfizer.


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Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Abandono do Hábito de Fumar/métodos , Vareniclina , Adolescente , Comportamento do Adolescente , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Fumar/psicologia , Agentes de Cessação do Hábito de Fumar/administração & dosagem , Agentes de Cessação do Hábito de Fumar/efeitos adversos , Resultado do Tratamento , Vareniclina/administração & dosagem , Vareniclina/efeitos adversos , Adulto Jovem
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Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol ; 13(10): e008686, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907357

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BACKGROUND: Based on inhibition of viral replication and limited reports on clinical efficacy, hydroxychloroquine is being considered as prophylaxis and treatment of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). Although hydroxychloroquine is generally considered safe during pregnancy based on studies in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and other rheumatic conditions, there may still be reluctance to institute this antimalarial during pregnancy for the sole purpose of antiviral therapy. METHODS: To provide data regarding any potential fetal/neonatal cardiotoxicity, we leveraged a unique opportunity in which neonatal ECGs and hydroxychloroquine blood levels were available in a recently completed study evaluating the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine 400 mg daily to prevent the recurrence of congenital heart block associated with anti-SSA/Ro (anti-Sjögren's Syndrome A/Ro) antibodies. RESULTS: Forty-five ECGs were available for corrected QT interval (QTc) measurement, and levels of hydroxychloroquine were assessed during each trimester of pregnancy and in the cord blood, providing unambiguous assurance of drug exposure. Overall, there was no correlation between cord blood levels of hydroxychloroquine and the neonatal QTc (R=0.02, P=0.86) or the mean of hydroxychloroquine values obtained throughout each individual pregnancy and the QTc (R=0.04, P=0.80). In total 5 (11% [95% CI, 4%-24%]) neonates had prolongation of the QTc >2 SD above historical healthy controls (2 markedly and 3 marginally) but ECGs were otherwise normal. CONCLUSIONS: In aggregate, these data provide reassurances that the maternal use of hydroxychloroquine is associated with a low incidence of infant QTc prolongation. However, if included in clinical COVID-19 studies, early postnatal ECGs should be considered. Registration: URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov; Unique identifier: NCT01379573.


Assuntos
Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Eletrocardiografia , Coração Fetal/efeitos dos fármacos , Bloqueio Cardíaco/congênito , Frequência Cardíaca/efeitos dos fármacos , Hidroxicloroquina/administração & dosagem , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Antivirais/sangue , Cardiotoxicidade , Esquema de Medicação , Monitoramento de Medicamentos , Feminino , Sangue Fetal/metabolismo , Coração Fetal/fisiopatologia , Idade Gestacional , Bloqueio Cardíaco/diagnóstico , Bloqueio Cardíaco/fisiopatologia , Bloqueio Cardíaco/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Hidroxicloroquina/efeitos adversos , Hidroxicloroquina/sangue , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Gravidez , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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