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VITACOV: Vitamin D Polymorphisms and Severity of COVID-19 Infection (VITACOV)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04370808
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 1, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 19, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Cardiovascular Centre of Universidade de Lisboa (CCUL)
Faculty of Medicine of Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL)
Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN)
Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João (CHUSJ)
CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research
NOVA Medical School of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
HeartGenetics, Genetics and Biotechnology SA
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fausto J. Pinto, University of Lisbon

Brief Summary:
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to hypertension, autoimmune, infectious and cardiovascular diseases which are risk factors for COVID-19. Moreover, COVID-19 patients have a very high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D (Turin data). Taken together, we aim to investigate whether genetic variants in vitamin D-related genes contribute to a poor COVID-19 outcome, particularly in hypertension and CV patients, proposing thus a personalized therapeutics based on vitamin D supplementation in order to reduce the severity and deaths.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
COVID-19 Other: Exposure

Detailed Description:
Collected data from Turin University indicate that hospitalized patients have a very high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D. Reports from China and Italy show that hypertension presents an increased risk of COVID-19-related death. Otherwise, observational studies suggest that 25(OH)D induces protection against respiratory pathogens while large-scale studies indicate that serum 25(OH)D-level is inversely correlated to hypertension prevalence. Recent published data (2020) shows that 66% of Portuguese adults present Vitamin D deficiency. HeartGenetics' genetic database with more than 8.500 Portuguese genotypes shows that the prevalence of vitamin D polymorphisms in this population is 4-fold higher than the EU average, increasing the risk of hypovitaminosis D.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: VITACOV: Vitamin D-related Polymorphisms and Vitamin D Levels as Risk Biomarkers of COVID-19 Infection Severity
Estimated Study Start Date : June 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2021

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Vitamin D
Drug Information available for: Vitamin D

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Mild to severe disease
Mild to severe disease (admission to isolation room)
Other: Exposure
Individuals with SARS-CoV-2 exposure and COVID-19 symptoms.

Critical patients
Critical patients (admission to ICU)
Other: Exposure
Individuals with SARS-CoV-2 exposure and COVID-19 symptoms.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Differences in vitamin D blood levels between COVID-19 patients with different degrees of disease severity. [ Time Frame: Blood samples of COVID-19 patients will be collected at baseline (after subject enrollment; single point collection). ]
  2. Differences in genetic variants in vitamin D-related genes between COVID-19 patients with different degrees of disease severity. [ Time Frame: Blood samples of COVID-19 patients will be collected at baseline (after subject enrollment; single point collection). ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Differences in vitamin D blood levels between COVID-19 patients in relation to mortality. [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 3 months. ]
  2. Differences in vitamin D blood levels between COVID-19 patients in relation to length of stay in hospitals. [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 3 months. ]
  3. Differences in vitamin D blood levels between COVID-19 patients in relation to duration of mechanical ventilation. [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 3 months. ]
  4. Differences in genetic variants in vitamin D-related genes between COVID-19 patients in relation to mortality. [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 3 months. ]
  5. Differences in genetic variants in vitamin D-related genes between COVID-19 patients in relation to length of stay in hospitals. [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 1 year. ]
  6. Differences in genetic variants in vitamin D-related genes between COVID-19 patients in relation to duration of mechanical ventilation. [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 3 months. ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals from Lisbon and Oporto.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults of 18 years and above.
  • COVID-19 patients admitted with mild to severe disease (admission to isolation room) or critical patients (admission to ICU).
  • Available to comply with study protocol and sign informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 not admitted to hospital.
  • Patients unable to provide informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04370808


Contacts
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Contact: Fausto J Pinto, PhD 00351217985113 faustopinto@medicina.ulisboa.pt
Contact: Conceição Calhau, PhD 00351218803035 ext 20401 ccalhau@nms.unl.pt

Locations
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Portugal
Cardiovascular Center at Universidade de Lisboa
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal, 1649-032
Contact: Fausto J Pinto, PhD    00351217985113    faustopinto@medicina.ulisboa.pt   
Contact: Fátima Casaca, BSc    00351210008500    CCUL@medicina.ulisboa.pt   
Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal, 1649-032
Contact: Fausto Pinto, PhD    00351217985113    faustopinto@medicina.ulisboa.pt   
Sub-Investigator: Melo Cristino, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Ana Miranda, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Helena Proença, MD         
Principal Investigator: Fausto J Pinto, PhD         
Centro Hospitalar de São João
Oporto, Portugal, 4200-319
Contact: Tiago Guimarães, PhD       jtguimar@med.up.pt   
Principal Investigator: Tiago Guimarães, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lisbon
Cardiovascular Centre of Universidade de Lisboa (CCUL)
Faculty of Medicine of Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL)
Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN)
Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João (CHUSJ)
CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research
NOVA Medical School of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
HeartGenetics, Genetics and Biotechnology SA
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Fausto J Pinto, PhD Faculty of Medicine of Universidade de Lisboa
Principal Investigator: Conceição Calhau, PhD NOVA Medical School of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Principal Investigator: Ana Freitas, PhD HeartGenetics SA
Principal Investigator: Tiago Guimarães, PhD Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto
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Responsible Party: Fausto J. Pinto, Professor, University of Lisbon
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04370808    
Other Study ID Numbers: VITACOV
First Posted: May 1, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Fausto J. Pinto, University of Lisbon:
COVID-19
Vitamin D
Vitamin D polymorphisms
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Infection