REGN-COV2, a Neutralizing Antibody Cocktail, in Outpatients with COVID-19
Pre-pandemic Psychiatric Disorders and Risk of COVID-19: A UK Biobank Cohort Analysis
Baricitinib Therapy in COVID-19: A Pilot Study on Safety and Clinical Impact
SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibody LY-CoV555 in Outpatients with COVID-19
Safety and Immunogenicity of Two RNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates
Effect of Convalescent Plasma Therapy on Time to Clinical Improvement in Patients With Severe and Life-threatening COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Therapeutic Versus Prophylactic Anticoagulation for Severe COVID-19: A Randomized Phase II Clinical Trial (HESACOVID)
Safety and Immunogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA-1273 Vaccine in Older Adults
Phase 1-2 Trial of a SARS-CoV-2 Recombinant Spike Protein Nanoparticle Vaccine
Effects of COVID-19 on the Nervous System
COVID-19 Vaccine: A Comprehensive Status Report
Extrapulmonary Manifestations of COVID-19
Physical Distancing, Face Masks, and Eye Protection to Prevent Person-to-Person Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19-Preliminary Report
Safety and Immunogenicity of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccine Against SARS-CoV-19: A Preliminary Report of a Phase 1/2, Single-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial
An mRNA vaccine Aganist SARS-CoV-2 – Preliminary Report
Triple Combination of Interferon Beta-1b, Lopinavir-Ritonavir, and Ribavirin in the Treatment of Patients Admitted to Hospital With COVID-19: An Open-Label, Randomised, Phase 2 Trial
Pilot Prospective Open, Single-arm Multicentre Study on Off-label Use of Tocilizumab in Patients With Severe COVID-19
Observational Study of Hydroxychlaraquine in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19
Clinical and Immunological Assessment of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections
Paediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome: Temporally Associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS): Cardiac Features, Management and Short-Term Outcomes at a UK Tertiary Paediatric Hospital
Biomarkers Associated with COVID-19 Disease Progression
Remdesivir for the Treatment of COVID-19 – Preliminary Report
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Updates in the Treatment and Prevention of COVID-19
Emergency use authorization for casirivimab/imdevimab in patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19
The combination of the monoclonal antibodies casirivimab and imdevimab (previously known as REGN-COV2) has been authorized for emergency use for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (≥12 years of age and ≥40 kg) who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 or hospitalization.1
Interim results from 275 nonhospitalized patients in a placebo-controlled trial of casirivimab plus imdevimab found that the combination therapy reduced viral load, with a greater effect in patients whose immune response had not yet been initiated or who had a high viral load at baseline. Patients who received casirivimab/imdevimab required fewer medical visits for COVID-19 than patients who received placebo (3% vs 6%, respectively). Among patients who were serum antibody-negative at baseline, 15% in the placebo group and 6% in the treatment group required COVID-19-related medical care.2
Baricitinib in combination with remdesivir authorized for emergency use in hospitalized patients
Baricitinib, in combination with remdesivir, is authorized for emergency use in adult and pediatric patients ≥2 years of age hospitalized for COVID-19 who require supplemental oxygen, invasive mechanical ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).3
A recent trial of 1033 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 found that baricitinib plus remdesivir was superior to remdesivir alone in reducing recovery time (7 days vs 8 days, respectively; P= .03). Patients receiving high-flow oxygen or noninvasive ventilation at enrollment had a time to recovery of 10 days with combination therapy and 18 days with the control (rate ratio for recovery, 1.51). The addition of baricitinib to remdesivir was associated with 30% higher odds of improvement in clinical status at day 15 compared with remdesivir alone.4
- Emergency use authorization (EUA) of casirivimab and imdevimab. Available at fda.gov/media/143892/download Accessed 12/23/2020.
- Weinreich DM, Sivapalasingam S, Norton T, et al. REGN-COV2, a neutralizing antibody cocktail, in outpatients with Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020;Dec 17:Epub ahead of print. Available at nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2035002Accessed 12/23/2020.
- Emergency use authorization (EUA) of baricitinib. Available at fda.gov/media/143823/download Accessed 12/23/2020.
- Kalil AC, Patterson TF, Mehta AK, et al. Baricitinib plus remdesivir for hospitalized adults with Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020;Dec 11:Epub ahead of print. Available at nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2031994 Accessed 12/23/2020.