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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-51

Clinical trials for coronavirus disease 2019: What is being evaluated and what is not


1 Intensive Care Department, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center; Intensive Care Department, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Intensive Care Department, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital - Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
4 Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
5 College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences; Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Yaseen M Arabi
Intensive Care Department, Respiratory Services, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P.O. Box 22490 Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/atm.ATM_99_20

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Since the report of the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China in late December 2019, there have been 204 610 cases worldwide as of 18 March, 2020. As part of the response to this outbreak, there has been an impressive amount of research undertaken to better characterize the disease and to evaluate therapeutic options. By March 12, 2020, there are more than 382 studies registered in the clinical trials databases addressing COVID-19 including more than 80 randomized controlled trials.


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