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CLINICAL TRIALS for COVID-19

INHALED NITRIC OXIDE
CLINICAL TRIAL

This is an international study testing using inhaled nitric oxide to improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients with severely damaged lungs; using gas to effectively “kill” corona virus in the lungs and improve delivery of oxygen to injured tissues. Inhaled nitric oxide had previously been suggested to decrease original SARS-CoV infectivity over a decade ago but its effect on SARS-CoV2 remains unknown.  

CONVALESCENT PLASMA THERAPY
CLINICAL TRIAL

This investigative therapy uses convalescent plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. It is possible convalescent plasma contains antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and might be effective against the infection. Use of convalescent plasma has been studied in outbreaks of other respiratory infections, including the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus pandemic, 2004 SRS-CoV-1 epidemic, and the 2012 MERS-CoV epidemic.

Press Releases on COVID-19 Clinical Trials

EMERGING VIRAL THREAT LAB

The Emerging Viral Threat Lab is currently testing for COVID-19. To learn more about the lab and for contact information click the button.

EVT Lab

COVID-19 Clinical Trials related News Stories

News story by WBRZ-2 with update on clinical trials

“We know a lot of these things work, we just don’t know when they work the best. And that’s what we’re trying to figure out really right now is when, how much and where. And that’s the confusing part of this whole disease. It’s nothing like we’ve ever seen, nothing like medicine has ever seen,” Dr. Keith Scott said.

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LSU Health Shreveport doctors begin Nitric Oxide trial for COVID-19

“What we’re so excited about is this, it’s FDA approved. Almost any hospital of any size already has a ventilator, already has the gas and if this is something that does work it could start being applied immediately,” said LSUHS Professor, Keith Scott, MD.

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