Clinical Trial to Evaluate Methylprednisolone Pulses and Tacrolimus in Patients With COVID-19 Lung Injury (TACROVID)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04341038|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 10, 2020
Last Update Posted : April 10, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|COVID-19 Lung Injury||Drug: Tacrolimus Drug: Methylprednisolone||Phase 3|
Unfortunately, the treatment of COVID-19 disease is still based on life support therapies. Nowadays, there is no scientific evidence from clinical trials regarding the efficacy or safety of different drugs to treat COVID-19 patients, despite some of them evolving to fatal severe lung injury due to important inflammatory process secondary to pro-inflammatory cytokines. Interestingly, Tacrolimus has been shown to inhibit both pro-inflammatory cytokines and, also, human coronavirus SARS-Cov replication, but it has not specifically been tested in COVID-19 patients.
Our working hypothesis is that severe SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pneumonia is secondary to a deleterious inflammatory process; so, the use of Methylprednisolone pulses and Tacrolimus in hospitalized severe COVID-19 lung injury patients might have a positive clinical effect.
Given the COVID-19 current health emergency, this study could provide useful evidence to treat some COVID-19 patients with Methylprednisolona and Tacrolimus, which might represent a new therapeutic option for them. Tacrolimus is a drug with more than 20 years of experience, and therefore, its side effects are well known and usually reversible. In addition, since tacrolimus is a low-cost and easy to produce at large-scale drug, it could be used to treat a large number of patients. The administration of this drugs could not only decrease mortality secondary to lung involvement by COVID-19, but also decrease the excessive burden of care that intensive care units are bearing.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||84 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Masking Description:||The statistician who will finally carry out the analyses will be blind to the treatment received by the patients|
|Official Title:||Open Randomized Single Centre Clinical Trial to Evaluate Methylprednisolone Pulses and Tacrolimus in Patients With Severe Lung Injury Secondary to COVID-19|
|Actual Study Start Date :||April 1, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 1, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 1, 2020|
Methylprednisolone pulses 120mg/day for 3 consecutive days (if they were not previously administered) with Tacrolimus at the necessary dose to achieve plasma levels of 8-10 ng/ml.
In addition, these patients can receive all the treatments considered necessary for their clinical management.
the necessary dose to obtain blood levels of 8-10 ng / ml
Other Name: Advagraf®, Modigraf®
120mg of methylprednisolone daily for 3 consecutive days
Other Name: Urbason®, Solu-Moderín®
No Intervention: Usual care
These patients can receive all the treatments considered necessary for their clinical management, except cyclosporine and tacrolimus.
- Time to reach clinical stability [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
Assess the days until clinical stability is achieved after initiating randomization in hospitalized patients with elevated inflammatory parameters and severe COVID-19 lung injury.
Clinical stability is defined if all the following criteria are met for 48 consecutive hours: Body temperature ≤ 37.0ºC; PaO2 / FiO2> 400 and / or SatO2 / FiO2> 300; Respiratory rate ≤ 24 rpm
- Time to reach an afebrile state for 48 hours. [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- Time to reach PaO2 / FiO2> 400 and / or SatO2 / FiO2> 300 [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- Time to reach FR ≤ 24 rpm for 48 hours [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- Time to normalization of D-dimer (<250 ug / L) [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- Time until PCR normalization (<5mg / L). [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- Time until normalization of ferritin (<400ug / L) [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- Study the impact of immunosuppressive treatment on viral load using quantitative PCR [ Time Frame: 56 days ]viral load
- Time until hospital discharge [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- Need for ventilatory support devices [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- Duration that it is necessary to maintain ventilatory support. [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- COVID-19 mortality [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- all-cause mortality [ Time Frame: 56 days ]days
- Analyze the expanded cytokine profile before the start of treatment and their evolution every 7 days after admission [ Time Frame: 56 days ]cytokines quantification technique by Luminex
- Describe the side effects and their severity attributed to tacrolimus and / or methylprednisolone. [ Time Frame: 56 days ]IDIBELL Clinical Research and Clinical Trials Unit will oversee the monitoring and pharmacovigilance
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04341038
|Contact: Xavier Solanich, MD||0034 932607500 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge||Recruiting|
|L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain, 08907|
|Contact: Xavier Solanich, MD 0034 932607500 ext 8946 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Xavier Solanich, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Arnau Antolí, MD|
|Study Director:||Xavier Corbella, MD, PhD||Hospital Universitari de Bellvige|