Journal article

Clinical trials for the prevention and treatment ofCOVID-19: current state of play

Joshua S Davis, David Ferreira, Justin T Denholm, Steven YC Tong

Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and spread around the world, over 1100 clinical studies have been registered globally on clinical trials registries, including over 500 randomised controlled trials. Such rapid development and launch of clinical trials is impressive but presents challenges, including the potential for duplication and competition. There is currently no known effective treatment for COVID-19. In order to focus on those studies most likely to influence clinical practice, we summarise the 31 currently registered randomised trials with a target sample size of at least 1000 participants. We have grouped these trials into four catego..

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