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The Use of Tocilizumab in the Management of Patients Who Have Severe COVID-19 With Suspected Pulmonary Hyperinflammation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04377750
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 6, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 6, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Sheba Medical Center
Wolfson Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:

Title: The use of Tocilizumab in the management of patients who have severe COVID-19 with suspected pulmonary hyperinflammation.

This is a study designed to assess the therapeutic value of intravenous tocilizumab administered as single 8mg/Kg dose in patients affected by SARS-CoV2 infection with a pulmonary manifestation causing hypoxia. Aim of the study is to test the hypothesis that anti-IL6 treatment can be effective in reducing the virus-induced cytokine storm, blocking deterioration of lung function or even promoting a rapid improvement of clinical conditions, preventing tracheal intubation and/or death.

This drug will be administered to those patients entering the ICU with severe acute respiratory failure COVID-19 disease. The endpoints are death and duration of hospitalization. The patients will be assessed with surrogate markers determining the level of the cytokine storm.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Covid19 Pneumonia Drug: Tocilizumab Phase 4

Detailed Description:
Study design This is a multicenter, two arms, 2:1 (treatment: control) open-label randomized control study with a drug approved for another indication in Israel. All the patients enrolled will be treated with tocilizumab or not. One-month mortality rate is the primary endpoint. One arm will be the study drug anti-IL6R (Tocilizumab (Actmera)) 8 mg/kg given IV during one hour once. The placebo will be a 100 ml saline IV infusion administered along one hour.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Use of Tocilizumab in the Management of Patients Who Have Severe COVID-19 With Suspected Pulmonary Hyperinflammation
Actual Study Start Date : April 8, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 29, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 8, 2021

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Drug Information available for: Tocilizumab

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Tocilizumab treatment group
Treatment: intravenous administration of monoclonal anti body anti- IL6R. The dose is 8 mg/kg up to total dose of 800 mg.
Drug: Tocilizumab
The placebo treatment arm will include 100 ml of normal saline administered along 60 min
Other Name: Placebo

Placebo Comparator: Placebo group
Placebo. intravenous administration of 100 ml of normal saline.
Drug: Tocilizumab
The placebo treatment arm will include 100 ml of normal saline administered along 60 min
Other Name: Placebo




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survival [ Time Frame: One-month ]
    One-month mortality rate .



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Any gender
  2. Age 18 and older
  3. Informed consent for participation in the study
  4. Virological diagnosis of Sars-CoV2 infection (PCR)
  5. Acute respiratory failure
  6. Radiographic pneumonia, defined as any/ changing new lung infiltrate
  7. Patient breathing spontaneously, required more than 50% oxygen and MEWS score > 7.
  8. If intubated, intubated less than 24 hours with PaO2/Fio2 ratio ≤ 200 and PEEP ≥ 5 cm H2O.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Known hypersensitivity to tocilizumab or its excipients
  2. Patient with a life expectancy of less than 6 months.
  3. Known active infections or other clinical condition that contra-indicate tocilizumab and cannot be treated or solved according to the judgement of the clinician.
  4. Neutrophils <500 / mmc
  5. Platelets <40.000 / mmc

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04377750


Contacts
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Contact: Reuven Pizov, Prof. 972-50-6265542 pizovr@hadassah.org.il
Contact: Eithan Galun, Prof. 972-2-6777762 eithang@hadassah.org.il

Locations
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Israel
Hadassah Medical Orginisation Recruiting
Jerusalem, Please Select:, Israel, 91120
Contact: Eithan Galun, Prof.    972-2-6777762    eithang@hadassah.org.il   
Barzilai Medical Center Recruiting
Ashkelon, Israel
Contact: Shlomo Maayan, PROF    972-5-37678965    shlomomom@bmc.gov.il   
Wolfson Medical Center Recruiting
H̱olon, Israel
Contact: Yasmin Meir, Dr.    972-5-26666194    yasminm@wmc.gov.il   
Sheba Medical Center Recruiting
Ramat Gan, Israel
Contact: Galia Rahav, Prof.    972-5-526666190    galia.rahav@sheba.health.gov.il   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Sheba Medical Center
Wolfson Medical Center
Investigators
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Study Chair: Juli Benbenisty, MPH Hadassah Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Hadassah Medical Organization
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04377750    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0224-20-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: May 6, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 6, 2020
Last Verified: April 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: No plan

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
SARS-CoV-2
Cytokine storm
IL-6
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pneumonia
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections