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Safe Return to Regular Clinical Operation After COVID-19 Pandemic

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04377802
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 6, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 6, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam

Brief Summary:
. Coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) appeared first in China late 2019 and caused an acute respiratory disease referred to as Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). SARS-CoV2 is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) as pandemic and affected nations worldwide, leading to close borders and major economical struggle. The ongoing viral threat due to the lack of effective therapies and vaccination might prolonged this economical challenge and many businesses will face huge financial constraints leading to laying off labors, an increase in the unemployment rate, and major companies' bankruptcies. However, returning to normal business operations should be done with a safety focus and not be at the cost of global health and wellbeing. Immunity against COVID-19 is going to be a major determinant for a future safe work environment and will reduce the viral infection risk. Therefore, PI is suggesting that if an employee has antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 confirmed by serological testing, he or she could go back to work safely with taking the necessary precautions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COVID 19 Diagnostic Test: molecular testing for virus RNA using RT-PCR Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) appeared first in China late 2019 and caused an acute respiratory disease referred as Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19). SARS-CoV2 is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) as pandemic and affected nations worldwide, leading to close borders and major economical struggle. The ongoing viral threat due to the lack of effective therapies and vaccination might prolonged this economical challenge and many businesses will face huge financial constrains leading to laying off labors, increase in the unemployment rate and major companies' bankruptcies. However, returning to normal business operation should be done with a safety focus and not be at the cost of the global health and wellbeing. Immunity against COVID-19 is going to be a major determinant for future safe work environment and will reduce the viral infection risk. Therefore, PI is suggesting that if an employee has antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 confirmed by serological testing, he or she could go back to work safely with taking the necessary precautions.

Materials and Methods: Oncology medical staffs directly involved with patients will be serologically tested using the SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay kit (Abbott Diagnostics, US). If Participants were IgG positive, partcipants will be assumed as immune and therefore, could join the work forces. If partcipants tested negative, partcipants will undergo molecular testing using the RealStar® SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Kit RUO (Altona Diagnostics, Germany) to confirm freedom from COVID-19 and then partcipants could join as safe work environment. However, if Positive PCR, partcipants will be quarantined for 14 days or until 2 negative PCR obtained as per the standard Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines.

Conclusion: by confirming that healthcare providers have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 virus and/or their respiratory samples prove the absence of the virus, they can be considered safe and can report to work. By doing so, PI could facilitate going back to normal life and ultimately help improving healthcare functionality as well as overall businesses operation.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Safe Return to Regular Clinical Operation After COVID-19 Pandemic; (Oncology Center, Prospective Cohort)
Estimated Study Start Date : May 17, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 16, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 30, 2020

Intervention Details:
  • Diagnostic Test: molecular testing for virus RNA using RT-PCR
    Serological testing will be performed using SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay kit (Abbott Diagnostics, US) to check for the immunity. The IgG serology test (200 individuals per run) will be done using ARCHITECT i2000SR system which provides the results within 60 minutes


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health care provider safe return to work [ Time Frame: two weeks from giving serum or swab sample ]
    by confirming that healthcare providers have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 virus and/or their respiratory samples prove the absence of the virus, they can be considered safe and can report to work. By doing so, we could facilitate going back to normal life and ultimately help improving healthcare functionality as well as overall businesses operation.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all Health care provider at KFSH D

Exclusion Criteria:

  • NA

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04377802


Locations
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Saudi Arabia
king Fahad specialist hospital
Dammam, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, 31444
Contact: Hani Al Hashmi, MD    00966564773377    hashmih@yahoo.com   
Principal Investigator: Hani Al Hashmi, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Fahad Ibnshamsah, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Salem Ghandourah, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam
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Responsible Party: King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04377802    
Other Study ID Numbers: KFSH-ONC-02
First Posted: May 6, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 6, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No