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Toclizumam Versus Dexamethasone in Severe Covid-19 Cases

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04519385
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 19, 2020
Last Update Posted : August 25, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alaa Rashad, South Valley University

Brief Summary:
randomized controlled trial comparing survival benefit of Tocilizumab therapy with dexamethasone in patients with severe COVID 19

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pneumonia, Viral Drug: Tocilizumab Drug: Dexamethasone Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 69 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: dexamethsone group Tocilizumab group
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: single blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Toclizumam Versus Dexamethasone in Severe Covid-19 Cases
Actual Study Start Date : March 1, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 1, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : August 5, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Tocilizumab
Drug: Tocilizumab
Tocilizumab therapy
Other Name: TCZ

Active Comparator: Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone therapy
Drug: Dexamethasone
dexamethsone pulse therapy
Other Name: dexamethsone pulse therapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of participants with Overall Survival at 14 days [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
    survival 14 days from admission date

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fio2/Pao2 [ Time Frame: 2 days ]
    Change in Fio2/Pao2

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • respiratory rate > 30 cycle/minute, Bilateral CT infiltration > 30%, PaO2/FiO2 ratio <150 or saturation <90 on >6L/min, Two positive laboratory tests of: (CRP>100 g/dL, lymphocytes<600 /mm3, D dimer>L, Ferritin >500)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pediatric patients < 18 years old, patients with active bacterial or fungal infection and patients who were not requiring supplemental oxygen

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04519385

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Qena faculty medicine
Qinā, Egypt, 83523
Sponsors and Collaborators
South Valley University
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Principal Investigator: Alaa R rashad, MD South Valley University
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Responsible Party: Alaa Rashad, Assistant professor, South Valley University Identifier: NCT04519385    
Other Study ID Numbers: SouthVU
First Posted: August 19, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2020
Last Verified: August 2020

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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 Alaa Rashad, South Valley University:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pneumonia, Viral
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Virus Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents