SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!
Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
ENGLEMED
Contact Englemed
Our contact email address.
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BOOKS AND GIFTS THIS WAY!
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here
SEARCH THIS SITE
Google

WWW Englemed
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
FreeDigitalPhotos
www.freedigitalphotos.net
FreeWebPhotos
www.freewebphoto.com
FROM OUR NEWS FEEDS
COVID vaccination gives huge boost to post-infection immunity
Fri February 26th - Vaccination is acting as a booster dose for people already enjoying some protection against COVID-19 after exposure to the disease, British scientists reported last night. More
Increased opioid agonist treatment could reduce drug deaths
Fri February 26th - Scaling up the use of opioid agonists could help to reduce drug-related deaths substantially, new international research claims. More
RECENT COMMENTS
On 09/10/2020 William Haworth wrote:
How long is recovery time after proceedure... on Ablation cuts atrial fibrillat...
On 08/02/2018 David Kelly wrote:
Would you like to write a piece about this to be i... on Researchers unveil new pain re...
On 23/10/2017 Cristina Pereira wrote:
https://epidemicj17.imascientist.org.uk/2017/06/21... on HIV breakthrough - MRC...
On 12/09/2017 Aparna srikantam wrote:
Brilliant finding! indeed a break through in under... on Leprosy research breakthrough...
On 01/07/2017 Annetta wrote:
I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 12 years.... on Seaweed plan for antimicrobial...
OUR CLIENTS
THIS WEEK'S STORIES
ENGLEMED HEALTH NEWS

RECOVERY COVID-19 trial goes international

Friday February 19th 2021

The world’s largest clinical trial for COVID-19 treatments has expanded internationally, with patients being enrolled in Indonesia and Nepal.

The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) Trial launched in the UK in March 2020 to investigate the effectiveness of existing treatments against COVID-19. It is open to all patients admitted to NHS hospitals with the virus and so far, more than 36,000 patients have been recruited.

It has already delivered results that have changed clinical care, including the findings that dexamethasone and tocilizumab significantly reduce the risk of death when given to hospitalised patients with severe COVID-19.

Now RECOVERY International has enrolled its first patients and the trial will focus initially on aspirin and colchicines because these are readily available and affordable, it has been announced. Like RECOVERY in the UK, the trial will be adaptive and new drugs will be added over time, the researchers said.

Professor Peter Horby, professor of emerging infectious diseases and global health in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, and joint chief investigator for the trial, said: “The RECOVERY trial has been an enormous success, enrolling over 36,000 patients and delivering clear results on six treatments already.

“By building on this success through international partnership we can speed up the assessment of novel treatments, increase the global relevance of the trial results, build capacity, and reduce wasted efforts on small uninformative studies.

“It is particularly important to find readily available and affordable treatments for COVID-19 that can be used worldwide. RECOVERY International will help us to identify effective treatments that can be used in less well-resourced settings.”

In Indonesia, the RECOVERY trial is being delivered through the longstanding research partnership between the University of Oxford and Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia (FKUI), and several hospitals

Dr Erni Nelwan, who will lead the trial in Indonesia on behalf of FKUI, said: “We are really excited that our investigators will have the experience of being part of a high-profile, global trial. In return, we can provide a more diverse patient population, including those more severely affected by the disease.”

Professor Raph Hamers, who will co-lead the trial in Indonesia on behalf of Oxford University, said the trial has already helped Indonesia to plan its resources more effectively.

“For instance, because of the trial’s results, chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine is no longer recommended in Indonesia to treat COVID-19, with dexamethasone now widely used instead,” he added.

Wellcome, in collaboration with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), on behalf of the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, has provided funding for RECOVERY International for an initial for a two-year period.

Tags: Asia | Flu & Viruses | UK News

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page

Comment on this article:

Name:
Email:
Comment:
<a>,<b> & <p> tags allowed
Please enter the letters displayed:
(not case sensitive)
CATEGORIES