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Identification of Predictors for the Evolution of COVID-19 Related Pneumonia by Transcriptomic and Seroproteomic (COVID_OMICS)

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04441502
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 22, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 22, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marco Ranucci, IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date June 12, 2020
First Posted Date June 22, 2020
Last Update Posted Date June 22, 2020
Actual Study Start Date March 30, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date September 30, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: June 19, 2020)
Circulating markers for COVID-19 signature [ Time Frame: From ICU/ward admission for 8 weeks follow/up ]
Identify circulating transcripts (coding and non-coding for proteins) or cytokines and chemokines which, alone or in combination (COVID19_signature), are predictive of adverse events (death, endotracheal intubation) and the prognostic capacity of COVID19_signature in the prediction of adverse events in additional to the use of standard clinical parameters
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History No Changes Posted
Current Secondary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: June 19, 2020)
  • COVID-19 signature and adverse cardiovascular events [ Time Frame: From ICU/ward admission for 8 weeks follow/up ]
    Evaluate the association of COVID19_signature with adverse cardiovascular events. Adverse cardiovascular events are defined: death from cardiovascular causes, acute coronary syndrome, troponin T levels greater than the ninety-ninth percentile of the upper reference limit, stroke, cardiac arrhythmias, development of heart failure, venous thromboembolism
  • COVID-19 related coagulation pattern [ Time Frame: From ICU/ward admission for 8 weeks follow/up ]
    Evaluate, in a subset of 20 patients, the characteristics of the coagulation pattern with specific tests for thrombin generation and fibrinolysis.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Identification of Predictors for the Evolution of COVID-19 Related Pneumonia by Transcriptomic and Seroproteomic
Official Title Identification of Predictors for the Evolution of COVID-19 Related Interstitial Pneumonia by Transcriptomic and Seroproteomic Techniques
Brief Summary

The investigating group aims at performing an observational, prospective study that involves the evaluation of circulating biomarkers predictive of clinical evolution in patients suffering from COVID-19 disease.

In particular, the aim will be to verify whether there are transcripts or cytokines / chemokines in peripheral blood, modulated differently in patients with COVID-19, distinguished on the basis of the evolution towards more severe clinical pictures that require patient intubation or that show signs of cardiovascular damage.

The study will be based on the transcriptional analysis of the entire genome and serum protein to evaluate the expression of a broad spectrum of cytokines and chemokines. Genome analysis will allow the genotype to be correlated to the identified gene expression profiles.

Detailed Description

Study design This observational, prospective, monocentric study will make use of the recruitment of consecutive patients with COVID-19. Enrollment will last 6 months or, considering the desirable drop in infections in the next few weeks, until exhaustion of enrolled patients. Enrollment will be followed by 18 months dedicated to transcriptomics and seroproteomics investigations, for a total duration of the study of 24 months.

All patients will receive optimal medical therapy, and will undergo laboratory or instrumental examinations (chest x-ray, CT, echocardiography) as needed.

Blood samples will be taken at the entrance and then twice a week for the duration of the hospitalization (generally 2-3 weeks).

Anamnesis will be noted for all patients. In addition, at all times, patients will undergo clinical evaluation and the following laboratory tests, which include:

  • blood count
  • biochemistry
  • standard coagulation and thrombin generation, fibrin generation and fibrinolysis (INR, PTT, D-dimer, Tissue Plasminogen Activator TPA, Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor PAI-2, Plasmin-AntiPlasmin complex PAP, Thrombin activated Fibrinolysis Inhibitor TAFI, Thrombin-AntiThrombin complex TAT, Prothrombin Fragment PF 1+2, Fibrinopeptide A)
  • inflammation/infection (IL-6, procalcitonin, ferritin, PCR, sCD14, TLR3 and 4, RANTES, CCR3 and 4
  • other (troponin I, NT-pro-BNP, Hb1Ac).
Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Serum, plasma, whole blood, PBMC samples
Sampling Method Non-Probability Sample
Study Population 240 patients with COVID-19 will be recruited, including up to 60 patients from the intensive care and 180 from the specialized COVID19 departments of the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato. The sample size is estimated based on the average length of hospitalization of the patients and the maximum capacity of the clinical and laboratory units involved in the study.
  • Covid19
  • Interstitial Pneumonia
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications *

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: June 19, 2020)
Original Estimated Enrollment Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date December 31, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date September 30, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18 years or older
  2. Positivity to the test for SARS-Cov-2
  3. Informed consent to enrollment in the study.
  4. For Intensive Care patients: entry into the intensive unit and / or endotracheal intubation for no more than 4 days.
  5. For patients in the COVID19 wards: home hospitalization or emergency room for no more than 4 days.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Age less than 18 years
  2. Pregnant women
  3. Patients with malignant neoplasm, autoimmune diseases.
  4. Hospitalization as transfer from another hospital or other similar facility.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers Yes
Contact: Ekaterina Baryshnikova, PhD +390252774754
Contact: Rosanna Cardani, PhD +390252774644
Listed Location Countries Italy
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT04441502
Other Study ID Numbers COVID19_OMICS
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Marco Ranucci, IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato
Study Sponsor IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato
Collaborators Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Marco Ranucci, MD IRCCS Policlinico San Donato
PRS Account IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato
Verification Date June 2020