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Cardiovascular Effects of COVID-19
NYU Langone Health COVID-19
This is a prospective single-center registry with an embedded open-label single-arm clinical trial to determine the effects of standard of care treatment vs. standard of care plus AT-001 on cardiac structure and function and in-hospital survival in patients hospitalized for... expand

This is a prospective single-center registry with an embedded open-label single-arm clinical trial to determine the effects of standard of care treatment vs. standard of care plus AT-001 on cardiac structure and function and in-hospital survival in patients hospitalized for management of COVID-19 infection. Eligible subjects with COVID-19 infection will be identified at the time of hospital admission based on existing infection control surveillance protocols, and will have clinical data extracted from the electronic medical record to determine clinical characteristics associated with cardiac structure and function and in-hospital survival. A subset of patients with history of diabetes mellitus and/or acute hyperglycemia (any glucose measurement >126 mg/dl) and evidence of acute or chronic heart disease will be treated in an open-label fashion to receive an investigational aldose reductase inhibitor, AT-001 plus standard of care.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

Saved From COVID-19
Columbia University COVID
The primary objective is to determine the clinical efficacy of Chloroquine (CQ) in health care workers with moderate to high risk of exposure to COVID-19 in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections. Secondary endpoints will explore the efficacy of CQ in preventing any infection... expand

The primary objective is to determine the clinical efficacy of Chloroquine (CQ) in health care workers with moderate to high risk of exposure to COVID-19 in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections. Secondary endpoints will explore the efficacy of CQ in preventing any infection as defined by seroconversion to positive anti-COVID antibody status.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

Cardiovascular Manifestations of COVID-19
Memorial Hermann Health System Cardiovascular Diseases COVID
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the pathogen responsible for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The first reports of COVID-19 came from Wuhan, China in December of 2019. Since then, the disease has spread rapidly around the globe,... expand

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the pathogen responsible for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The first reports of COVID-19 came from Wuhan, China in December of 2019. Since then, the disease has spread rapidly around the globe, accounting for thousands of deaths in multiple countries. On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. Although COVID-19 manifests primarily as a respiratory illness, several cardiovascular implications have been reported related to its natural course and treatment. Its exact effect on the cardiovascular system though is currently unknown. Therefore, we propose a retrospective, observational, case-control study looking for cardiovascular manifestations of COVID-19, including laboratory evidence of myocardial injury, electrocardiographic changes, arrhythmias and echocardiographic abnormalities. Hospitalized patients admitted with fever, cough, sore throat, and/or dyspnea who were tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 will be included in our study and will be matched based on their age and gender with patients admitted with similar symptoms who tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. The electronic medical charts of the study subjects will be reviewed and relevant demographic, clinical, laboratory and imaging findings will be deidentified and recorded. Since our study will be a retrospective chart review study it carries minimal risk for the patients and the investigators. Cardiovascular disease associated with COVID-19 might be contributing to the high mortality rates and its recognition will allow for prevention, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. This will be the first, large, case-control study assessing cardiovascular involvement of COVID-19 in a well-defined cohort of patients.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

Classification of COVID-19 Infection in Posteroanterior Chest X-rays
Dascena COVID-19
The objective of this study is to assess three configurations of two convolutional deep neural network architectures for the classification of COVID-19 PCX images. expand

The objective of this study is to assess three configurations of two convolutional deep neural network architectures for the classification of COVID-19 PCX images.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

Hydroxychloroquine Treatment of Healthcare Workers With COVID19 Illness at Montefiore
Montefiore Medical Center COVID Coronavirus COVID-19
Given the high prevalence of COVID19 illness (both SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR confirmed and highly suspect cases) among healthcare workers (HCW) within the Montefiore Health System (MHS), hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) will be prescribed to healthcare workers who are at the highest risk... expand

Given the high prevalence of COVID19 illness (both SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR confirmed and highly suspect cases) among healthcare workers (HCW) within the Montefiore Health System (MHS), hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) will be prescribed to healthcare workers who are at the highest risk for severe COVID19 illness.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

Convalescent Plasma vs. Standard Plasma for COVID-19
Stony Brook University COVID
The purpose of this study is to find out if transfusion of blood plasma containing antibodies against COVID-19 (anti-SARS-CoV-2), which were donated from a patient who recovered from COVID-19 infection, is safe and can treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. Antibodies... expand

The purpose of this study is to find out if transfusion of blood plasma containing antibodies against COVID-19 (anti-SARS-CoV-2), which were donated from a patient who recovered from COVID-19 infection, is safe and can treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. Antibodies are blood proteins produced by the body in response to a virus and can remain in the person's bloodstream (plasma) for a long time after they recover. Transferring plasma from a person who recovered from COVID-19 may help neutralize the virus in sick patients' blood, and/or reduce the chances of the infection getting worse.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

ACCESS A Master Digital Surveillance Protocol for COVID-19
Medable Inc. Coronavirus COVID COVID-19 COVID19 Corona Virus Infection
ACCESS enables individuals to contribute to critical research, via an iOS and Android smartphone mobile application. ACCESS combines patient reported outcomes, data from wearable devices and real-world data (such as claims, EHRs, etc), with an opt-in to participate in current... expand

ACCESS enables individuals to contribute to critical research, via an iOS and Android smartphone mobile application. ACCESS combines patient reported outcomes, data from wearable devices and real-world data (such as claims, EHRs, etc), with an opt-in to participate in current and future studies for diagnostics, treatments and vaccines. The data that people share can be quickly and anonymously matched to research studies, providing researchers with a foundational framework for dynamic research at scale and participants a way to be personally matched and prescreened for future research.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

An Observational Study of Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019
Target PharmaSolutions, Inc. COVID-19 Coronavirus
This is an observational study of patients with COVID-19 designed to specifically address important clinical questions that remain incompletely answered for coronavirus disease 2019. expand

This is an observational study of patients with COVID-19 designed to specifically address important clinical questions that remain incompletely answered for coronavirus disease 2019.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

Treating COVID-19 With a Bidirectional Oxygenation Valve
TMC HealthCare Coronavirus Infection
This study will utilize a single center internal control study design. The objective of this study is to determine the feasibility and safety of a bidirectional oxygenation PEEP generating mouthpiece when combined with oxygen by non-rebreather face mask, compared to support... expand

This study will utilize a single center internal control study design. The objective of this study is to determine the feasibility and safety of a bidirectional oxygenation PEEP generating mouthpiece when combined with oxygen by non-rebreather face mask, compared to support by oxygen non-rebreather face mask alone.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

COVID-19 Symptom Tracker
King's College London COVID-19
The viral Covid-19 outbreak is now considered a pandemic according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). A free monitoring app 'COVID-19 Symptom Tracker' has been developed to record and monitor the symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection; tracking in real time how... expand

The viral Covid-19 outbreak is now considered a pandemic according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). A free monitoring app 'COVID-19 Symptom Tracker' has been developed to record and monitor the symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection; tracking in real time how the disease progresses. The app also records how measures aimed at controlling the pandemic including self-isolation and distancing are affecting the mental health and well-being of participants. The data from the study will reveal important information about the symptoms and progress of COVID-19 infection in different people, and why some go on to develop more severe or fatal disease while others have only mild symptoms do not.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

Behavior, Environment And Treatments for Covid-19
xCures Coronavirus
Background: During the current COVID-19 pandemic there is urgent need for information about the natural history of the infection in non-hospitalized patients, including the severity and duration of symptoms, and outcome from early in the infection, among different subgroups of... expand

Background: During the current COVID-19 pandemic there is urgent need for information about the natural history of the infection in non-hospitalized patients, including the severity and duration of symptoms, and outcome from early in the infection, among different subgroups of patients. In addition, a large, real-world data registry can provide information about how different concomitant medications may differentially affect symptoms among patient subgroups. Such information can be invaluable for clinicians managing chronic diseases during this pandemic, as well as identify interventions undertaken in a naturalistic setting that have differential effects. Such factors may include patient diet, over the counter or prescription medications, and herbal and alternative treatments, among others. Identifying the natural disease history in patients from different demographic and disease subgroups will be important for identifying at-risk patients and effectiveness of interventions undertaken in the community. Objectives: The purpose of this study is to understand at the population level the symptomatic course of known or suspected COVID-19 patients while sheltering-in-place or under quarantine. Symptoms will be measured using a daily report derived from the CTCAE-PRO as well as free response. Outcomes will be assessed based on the duration and severity of infection, hospitalization, lost-to-follow-up, or death. As a patient-centric registry, patients themselves may propose, suggest, and/or submit evidence or ideas for relevant collection.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

Audio Data Collection for Identification and Classification of Coughing
HealthMode Inc. COVID-19 Coronavirus Infections Hay Fever Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
An open access study that will define and collect digital measures of coughing in multiple populations and public spaces using various means of audio data collection. expand

An open access study that will define and collect digital measures of coughing in multiple populations and public spaces using various means of audio data collection.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

Respiratory Virus Hospitalization Study (FLU 003 Plus)
University of Minnesota Influenza Novel Respiratory Virus-1 Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Novel Respiratory Virus-2 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)
Following the sudden and unexpected emergence of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (2009 H1N1) virus, this observational study was initiated to estimate rates of morbidity and mortality and to examine predictors of severity among participants with 2009 H1N1 infection. In 2011, as surveillance... expand

Following the sudden and unexpected emergence of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (2009 H1N1) virus, this observational study was initiated to estimate rates of morbidity and mortality and to examine predictors of severity among participants with 2009 H1N1 infection. In 2011, as surveillance indicated that 2009 H1N1 virus was co-circulating with other seasonal influenza A and B viruses worldwide, the protocol was expanded to include other influenza A subtypes and influenza B viruses. The current version of the protocol (released in August 2013) further broadens the scope of this observational study. With the recognition that novel respiratory viruses other than novel influenza A viruses, e.g., Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), could become prevalent and of major public health importance, the objectives of this protocol have been expanded.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2009

open study

Implementation of Lung Protective Ventilation in Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure
Intermountain Health Care, Inc. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ARDS Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Acute Respiratory Insufficiency Respiratory Distress Syndrome
This is a quality improvement study with the purpose of observing and measuring the effects of implementation of a proven standardized lung protective ventilation protocol in the new electronic medical record system iCentra across all Intermountain Healthcare hospitals. Approximately... expand

This is a quality improvement study with the purpose of observing and measuring the effects of implementation of a proven standardized lung protective ventilation protocol in the new electronic medical record system iCentra across all Intermountain Healthcare hospitals. Approximately 14,000 records will be accessed for this study from a database of mechanically ventilated patients established for quality improvement purposes. The investigators hypothesize that implementation of a standardized computerized lung protective ventilation protocol across all Intermountain Healthcare hospitals will be feasible, will decrease initial tidal volumes to the target 6 ml/kg PBW, and will improve outcomes. The objectives of this study are to: - Determine if the implementation of lung protective ventilation (with a 6 ml/kg PBW tidal volume ventilation protocol on initiation of mechanical ventilation) improves outcomes in patients with acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation - Determine if the implementation of lung protective ventilation (with a 6 ml/kg PBW tidal volume ventilation protocol on initiation of mechanical ventilation) improves outcomes in the sub-group of patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) - Measure compliance with the implementation of a computerized lung protective ventilation protocol at 12 Intermountain Healthcare hospitals

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

The Respiratory Protection Effectiveness Clinical Trial
Johns Hopkins University Influenza Respiratory Syncytial Viruses Paramyxoviridae Infections Coronavirus Rhinovirus
Despite widespread use of respiratory protective equipment in the U.S. healthcare workplace, there is very little clinical evidence that respirators prevent healthcare personnel (HCP) from airborne infectious diseases. Scientific investigation of this issue has been quite... expand

Despite widespread use of respiratory protective equipment in the U.S. healthcare workplace, there is very little clinical evidence that respirators prevent healthcare personnel (HCP) from airborne infectious diseases. Scientific investigation of this issue has been quite complicated, primarily because the use of respirators has become "the standard of care" for protection against airborne diseases in some instances, even without sufficient evidence to support their use. The key question remains: How well do respirators prevent airborne infectious diseases? The answer to this important question has important medical, public health, political and economic implications.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2010

open study

A Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Immunogenicity Trial of Co-administered MERS-CoV Antibodies...
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Corona Virus Infection
This is a Phase 1, first-in-human (FIH), single site, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and immunogenicity of single ascending doses of a co-administered (1:1, w/w) combination of REGN3048 and REGN3051... expand

This is a Phase 1, first-in-human (FIH), single site, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and immunogenicity of single ascending doses of a co-administered (1:1, w/w) combination of REGN3048 and REGN3051 mAb's, administered IV in healthy adult volunteers. Study duration of approximately 16 months. Approximately 48 evaluable subjects will be enrolled in the study, eight (8) subjects in each one of 6 sequential ascending IV dose cohorts. In each cohort, subjects will be randomized to receive mAb's REGN3048 and REGN3051 (6 subjects) or placebo (2 subjects). Primary Objective: To assess the safety and tolerability of REGN3048 and REGN3051 following co-administration of single, ascending IV doses of 1.5, 5, 15, 25, 50, and 75 mg/kg of each of the two mAb's.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Respiratory Virus Outpatient Study (FLU 002 Plus)
University of Minnesota Influenza and Other Novel Respiratory Viruses
Following the sudden and unexpected emergence of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (2009 H1N1) virus, this observational study was initiated to describe participants seeking medical care in geographically diverse locations with 2009 H1N1 infection and their clinical course over a 14-day... expand

Following the sudden and unexpected emergence of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (2009 H1N1) virus, this observational study was initiated to describe participants seeking medical care in geographically diverse locations with 2009 H1N1 infection and their clinical course over a 14-day period following enrollment. In 2011, as surveillance indicated that 2009 H1N1 virus was co-circulating with other seasonal influenza A and B viruses worldwide, the protocol was expanded to include other influenza A subtypes and influenza B viruses. This version of the protocol further broadens the scope of this observational study. With the recognition that novel respiratory viruses other than novel influenza A viruses, e.g., Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), could become prevalent and of major public health importance, the objectives of this protocol have been expanded

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2009

open study

Collection and Testing of Respiratory Samples
QIAGEN Gaithersburg, Inc QIAGEN ResPlex II Advanced Panel Influenza A Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections Infection Due to Human Parainfluenza Virus 1 Parainfluenza Type 2
The study will be conducted using nasopharyngeal swab specimens collected prospectively from individuals suspected of having the signs and symptoms of an acute respiratory tract infection caused by a respiratory virus. A series of standard viral culture tests validated for... expand

The study will be conducted using nasopharyngeal swab specimens collected prospectively from individuals suspected of having the signs and symptoms of an acute respiratory tract infection caused by a respiratory virus. A series of standard viral culture tests validated for routine use in the clinical laboratory, and/or a series of PCR-based Laboratory Developed Tests (PCR-LDT) validated by a central reference laboratory will be used to verify the performance of the investigational artus Influenza A/B RT-PCR test and the QIAGEN ResPlex II Advanced Panel test. From each specimen five (5) aliquots will be prepared: (a) one aliquot will be tested in real-time using the assigned viral culture reference methods; (b) one aliquot will be used to extract nucleic acid in real-time for investigational testing; (c) one aliquot of the specimen will be stored at --70C for subsequent shipment to the reference laboratory for PCR-LDT testing, (d) one aliquot will be archived at -70C for subsequent follow-up by the reference laboratory (e.g., bi-directional sequencing of positive specimens), and (e) any remaining specimen will be stored for the Fresh vs. Frozen Study. The extracted nucleic acid generated from the second aliquot (i.e., "b" above) will be split and subjected to testing by both the artus Influenza A/B RT-PCR test and the ResPlex II Advanced Panel test.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2011

open study

Phase I Dose Escalation SARS-CoV Recombinant S Protein, With and Without Adjuvant, Vaccine Study
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) SARS
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, outpatient study. Recombinant deltaTM S Protein Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Vaccine With and Without Aluminum Hydroxide Adjuvant (Provided through contract N01-AI-30023, manufactured by Protein... expand

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, outpatient study. Recombinant deltaTM S Protein Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Vaccine With and Without Aluminum Hydroxide Adjuvant (Provided through contract N01-AI-30023, manufactured by Protein Sciences Corporation), two doses, administered at 28 day interval. 1. S Protein Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Vaccine without adjuvant: 5.0, 15.0 and 45.0 mcg per 0.5 ml dose. 2. S Protein SARS Adjuvanted Vaccine: 5.0, 15.0 and 45.0 mcg per 0.5 ml dose. PLACEBO: diluents/placebo without vaccine (Phosphate Buffer Saline (PBS) with lower phosphate concentration). Approximately 84 healthy male and nonpregnant female subjects 18 to 40 years of age will be enrolled.

Type: Interventional

open study

Evaluation and Treatment of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
This study will evaluate and treat people with SARS, a new type of pneumonia (lung infection) originating in China. SARS is caused by a new virus that is easily transmitted from person to person. This study will look at the course of the disease; determine how the virus affects... expand

This study will evaluate and treat people with SARS, a new type of pneumonia (lung infection) originating in China. SARS is caused by a new virus that is easily transmitted from person to person. This study will look at the course of the disease; determine how the virus affects the body and how the body fights the infection; and evaluate diagnostic tests to quickly identify the disease. People 18 years of age and older with probable or suspected SARS may be eligible for this study. Close contacts of patients with SARS, patients who recovered from SARS, and NIH health care workers involved in the care of patients will also be enrolled. Patients with SARS who require hospitalization will be admitted to the NIH Clinical Center. Because SARS spreads easily, hospitalized patients will be in a room by themselves and will not be allowed any visitors. They will not leave their room except for tests, such as x-rays. All participants will have a full medical examination, including a medical history, physical examination, and blood tests. In addition, the participants undergo various tests and procedures as follows: - Probable and suspected SARS patients may be hospitalized or may be seen as outpatients. They are provided the treatment judged best for their disease, usually according to expressed or published recommendations. The best treatment for SARS is not yet known, and there have been no studies evaluating therapies. Outpatients are seen three times a week for 2 weeks, once a week for 4 more weeks, and then at 6 months. Patients have mouth and throat swabs taken three times a week for the first 2 weeks, then once a week for 4 more weeks. Blood is drawn three times a week for the first 2 weeks, then once at weeks 3, 4, and 6. If virus is still detectable after 6 weeks, nose washings and throat swabs are repeated until no virus is detected for 3 weeks in a row. In addition, patients provide urine and stool samples, have a chest x-ray and electrocardiogram, and undergo bronchoscopy and bronchial lavage. For the bronchoscopy, a bronchoscope (pencil-thin flexible tube) is passed into the large airways of the lung, allowing the physician to examine the airways. Cells and secretions from the airways are rinsed from the lung with salt water. A brush the size of a pencil tip is passed through the bronchoscope to scrape cells lining the airways and pieces of tissue are collected for analysis. - Close contacts of patients are evaluated twice a week for 2 weeks, then once a week for 2 more weeks. Blood is drawn at the first visit and then at 1, 2, and 4 weeks. Mouth and throat swabs, nose washings, and sputum collections are done twice a week for 2 weeks, then once a week for 2 more weeks. Urine and stool samples are collected once a week for 4 weeks. If virus from the nose or throat is still detectable after 4 weeks, weekly nose washings and throat swabs continue until no virus is detected for 3 weeks in a row. Blood may also be drawn during the weekly visits. - Recovered SARS patients provide blood, urine, and stool samples and have a mouth and throat swab and nose aspiration to see if the SARS virus is present. For the nasal aspiration, salt water is put in the nose and then suctioned out. Usually, these tests are done only once. If virus is detected, however, the nose washing, throat swabs and blood tests are repeated once a week until no virus is detected for 3 weeks in a row. - Health care workers document their contact with patients, use of isolation procedures and equipment, and any unexpected events that occur during contact. They are evaluated for symptoms of infection and provide a blood sample once a month

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2003

open study

SARS Coronavirus Vaccine (SARS-CoV)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral illness that affects the respiratory (breathing) system. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and protective (immune) responses to different doses of a SARS vaccine given with or without an adjuvant. An adjuvant... expand

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral illness that affects the respiratory (breathing) system. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and protective (immune) responses to different doses of a SARS vaccine given with or without an adjuvant. An adjuvant is a substance that may be added to a vaccine to improve the immune response so that less of the vaccine may need to be given. Study participants will include 72 volunteers, ages 18-40, living in the Houston, Texas area. The study will take place at Baylor College of Medicine. Participants will receive 2 injections of vaccine or placebo (substance made to look like the study vaccine but contains no medication) given 1 month apart. Participants will fill out a memory aid (diary) to document daily temperature and illness signs and symptoms for 7-9 days after each injection. During the 9 study visits, several blood samples will be collected. Participants will be in the study for up to 211 days, including screening.

Type: Interventional

open study

Phase I Study of a Vaccine for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Healthy
This study will test whether an experimental vaccine to protect against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is safe, causes any side effects, and causes an immune response. SARS affects the respiratory system, usually starting with fever and muscle aches. Patients may... expand

This study will test whether an experimental vaccine to protect against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is safe, causes any side effects, and causes an immune response. SARS affects the respiratory system, usually starting with fever and muscle aches. Patients may get a dry cough and have difficulty breathing. Infection may be mild, but it can lead to death. Vaccines contain substances from an infectious agent, such as a virus, that, when injected into a person's body, stimulates production of antibodies that create resistance, or immunity, to that agent. The vaccine in this study contains genetic material (DNA) that codes for a protein found in the virus that causes SARS. Injected into a muscle, it instructs the body to make a small amount of a SARS protein. The vaccine is made from just one small part of the code for one SARS protein; a person cannot get SARS from the vaccine. Normal volunteers between 18 and 50 years of age who are in general good health may be eligible for this 32-week study. Candidates are screened with a physical examination and blood and urine tests. Participants have nine clinic visits during the study. They receive three vaccine injections, given with a system called the Bioinjector 2000® (Registered Trademark), which delivers the vaccine through the skin without the use of a needle. Following each injection, participants take home a diary card, on which they record their temperature and any vaccine side effects daily for 5 days. Participants must immediately report any symptoms to a study physician, and, if necessary, go to the clinic for an examination. Participants have the following tests and procedures: - Vaccine injections (study day 0, around week 4, and around week 8, with at least 21 days between injections) - Medical history and, if needed, physical examination (study day 0 and weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 24, and 32) - Check of vital signs and weight (study day 0 and weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 24 and 32) - Lymph node examination (day 0 and weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) - Blood draw (study day 0 and weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 24 and 32) - Pregnancy test for women (day 0 and weeks 4, 8 and 32) - Urine sample (day 0 and weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2004

open study

Investigating Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) SARS Virus
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a newly recognized illness that can be fatal. The purpose of this study is to better understand SARS by collecting samples of blood and other body fluids of people who have been exposed to SARS or who are suspected to have the... expand

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a newly recognized illness that can be fatal. The purpose of this study is to better understand SARS by collecting samples of blood and other body fluids of people who have been exposed to SARS or who are suspected to have the illness. Up to 300 volunteers aged 18 years or older will be enrolled in this study. Participants will donate blood samples and, if appropriate, samples of fluid from the lungs, nose, or throat. Researchers will test these samples for proteins that control or mediate inflammatory or immune responses. The patterns of these proteins will reveal how SARS affects the body and the efforts the body makes to fight off the infection.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2003

open study