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Impact Nerium Oleander on Immune Function

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04486144
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 24, 2020
Last Update Posted : April 22, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
HealthQuilt

Brief Summary:
Assess the impact of a proprietary extract of Nerium oleander on immune function as evidenced by COVID-19 symptoms and mortality in COVID-19 positive patients and their close contacts compared to controls that did not receive the extract.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Covid19 Positive Patient Covid19 Close Contact Immune Function Other: Proprietary extract of Nerium oleander Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This is an exploratory study based on positive in-vitro, and in-vivo (humans) that appear to support an immune function benefit. Up to 100 patients that are COVID-19 positive in the ambulatory setting will be invited to participate. After informed consent is obtained, patients will be in either the Intervention Group (receive extract) or Comparison Group (did not receive extract). A baseline assessment and record review will be conducted to assure eligibility criteria. Patients in the Intervention Group will be given .5 ml (6.25 mg of extract) every 6 hours for 5 days, total of 25 mg per day / 125 mg for 5 days. Patient vital signs (temperature, pulse oximetry, blood pressure) and CDC symptoms / side effects will also be tracked. A dedicated medical oversight team with 24 / 7 access to care will be provided to monitor safety and tolerance. Patients will be followed for 10 days. Baseline antibody, RT-PCR, and live virus will be collected on Day 1, Day 5, and Day 10. A Data Monitoring Committee at the Schull Institute will meet weekly to review data.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 82 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact of a Proprietary Extract of Nerium Oleander on Immune Function as Evidenced by Clinical Symptoms and Mortality :A Feasibility Study
Actual Study Start Date : May 20, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 23, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : July 23, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: COVID19 Positive: Intervention Group (Receive extract)
These are patients that are COVID19 positive who elect to try the extract.
Other: Proprietary extract of Nerium oleander
This is a proprietary extract of Nerium oleander that is 6.25 ug per 0.5 ml of suspension. It is administered sublingually every six hours for 5 days. The daily dose is 25 ug and the 5 day dose is 125 ug.

No Intervention: COVID19 Positive: Comparison Group (Do NOT receive extract)
These are patients that are COVID19 positive who do NOT elect to try the extract
Experimental: COVID19 Exposed: Intervention Group (Receive extract)
These are patients that are COVID19 negative at the start, live with a COVID19 positive patient and who elect to try the extract.
Other: Proprietary extract of Nerium oleander
This is a proprietary extract of Nerium oleander that is 6.25 ug per 0.5 ml of suspension. It is administered sublingually every six hours for 5 days. The daily dose is 25 ug and the 5 day dose is 125 ug.

No Intervention: COVID19 Exposed: Comparison Group (Do NOT receive extract)
These are patients that are COVID19 negative at the start, live with a COVID19 positive patient and who elect to NOT try the extract.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. COVID19 symptoms [ Time Frame: Every 6 hours for 10 days ]
    The CDC list of symptoms and "other".

  2. Mortality [ Time Frame: 10 days from enrollment into the Study, e.g. Day 10 ]
    A patient in any arm that dies.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. COVID19 Live Virus [ Time Frame: Day 1, Day 5, Day 10 ]
    COVID19 Live Virus Nasopharyngeal swab performed by UTMB, Texas

  2. RT-PCR COVID19 Test [ Time Frame: Day 1, Day 5, Day 10 ]
    RT-PCR Nasopharyngeal swab performed by Fulgent, California



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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:

  • Age 18
  • COVID 19 positive or close contact of COVID 19 positive
  • No use of cardiac glycosides or other antiarrhythmic medications

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No use of cardiac glycosides or other antiarrhythmic medications
  • No allergy to coconut oil

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04486144


Locations
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United States, Texas
KDunn and Associates, PA, dba Healthquilt
Houston, Texas, United States, 77055
Sponsors and Collaborators
HealthQuilt
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Kim Dunn, MD, Ph.D. KDunn and Associates, PA dba Healthquilt
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: HealthQuilt
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04486144    
Other Study ID Numbers: 052020
First Posted: July 24, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 22, 2021
Last Verified: April 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: KDunn and Associates, PA will de-identify data and archive it at The Schull Institute Data Archive at the University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics after the Summer Research Program Conclusion.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
Clinical Study Report (CSR)
Time Frame: October 2020
Access Criteria: Need to have a specific question or plan to study further.
URL: http://www.theschullinstitute.org

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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 HealthQuilt:
Covid19
Nerium oleander
Clinical symptoms
Mortality
Immune Function
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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COVID-19
Respiratory Tract Infections
Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Pneumonia
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases