Purpose

A multicenter, adaptive, randomized platform trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of antithrombotic strategies in patients with COVID-19 following hospital discharge

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • • Age ≥ 18 years - PCR-positive COVID-19 infection - Hospitalized for two or more days

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pre-existing indication for anticoagulation (e.g., pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis; atrial fibrillation; mechanical cardiac valve) - Contraindication to antithrombotic therapy (e.g., known bleeding within the last 30 days requiring emergency room presentation or hospitalization; major surgery within 14 days; ischemic stroke, intracranial bleed or neurosurgery within 3 months. - Platelet count < 50,000/mcL - Hemoglobin <8 gm/dL - Renal insufficiency (eGFR < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2) - Pregnancy - Prison inmate - Life expectancy less than 90 days - Unwilling or unable to provide informed consent/unwilling or unable to complete the study protocol - Dual antiplatelet therapy that cannot be discontinued - Concomitant need for strong inducers/inhibitors of p-gp or CYP3A4

Study Design

Phase
Phase 3
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Prevention
Masking
Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description
Double Blind

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Active Comparator
Apixaban
Drug: Apixaban 2.5 MG Participants will be given study medication at the time of discharge from the hospital. Participants will take Apixaban 2.5 MG twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, for 30 days. Participants will be contacted (electronic or telephone) 2 days after starting the study medication and contact will continue up to day 90 after starting study treatment. Follow up will be through electronic and/or telephone contact depending on the participant's preference, compliance, and medication adherence. Participants will be queried for any clinically relevant endpoints, especially major bleeding or a need to seek healthcare attention for any reason. Follow-up will occur from the time of discharge and through the 30 day study period, with contacts 2 days, 10 days, 20 days, and 30 days after discharge. Two additional study contacts will take place 45 days and 90 days after discharge.
  • Drug: Apixaban 2.5 MG
    Participants will take Apixaban 2.5 MG twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening for 30 days. Participants will be contacted (electronic or telephone) 2 days after starting the study medication and will continue up to day 90 after starting study treatment. Followup will occur from the time of discharge through the 30 day study period with contacts at 2 days, 10 days, 20 days and 30 days after discharge. Two additional study contacts will take place 45 days and 90 days after discharge.
    Other names:
    • Eliquis
Placebo Comparator
Placebo
Drug: Placebo Participants will be given study medication at the time of discharge from the hospital. Participants will take the Placebo twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, for 30 days. Participants will be contacted (electronic or telephone) 2 days after starting the study medication and contact will continue up to day 90 after starting study treatment. Follow up will be through electronic and/or telephone contact depending on the participant's preference, compliance, and medication adherence. Participants will be queried for any clinically relevant endpoints, especially major bleeding or a need to seek healthcare attention for any reason. Follow-up will occur from the time of discharge and through the 30 day study period, with contacts 2 days, 10 days, 20 days, and 30 days after discharge. Two additional study contacts will take place 45 days and 90 days after discharge.
  • Drug: Placebo
    Participants will take placebo twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening for 30 days. Participants will be contacted (electronic or telephone) 2 days after starting the study medication and will continue up to day 90 after starting study treatment. Followup will occur from the time of discharge through the 30 day study period with contacts at 2 days, 10 days, 20 days and 30 days after discharge. Two additional study contacts will take place 45 days and 90 days after discharge.

Recruiting Locations

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Contact:
Naomi Hamburg, MD
617-894-0855
nhamburg@bu.edu

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Thomas L. Ortel

Study Contact

Tracy Wang, MD
919-668-8907
tracy.wang@duke.edu

Detailed Description

This study is an adaptive, prospective, randomized platform trial designed to compare the effectiveness and safety of antithrombotic therapy with no antithrombotic therapy after hospitalization for 48 hours or longer for COVID-19. For Stage 1 of this study, participants will be randomized to either prophylactic anticoagulation or matching placebo for 30 days, and then followed for an additional 60 days after the completion of treatment (total duration of follow-up, 90 days). The primary objective is to determine the most effective and safe antithrombotic strategy to prevent the composite outcome of symptomatic deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, other venous thromboembolism, ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, other arterial thromboembolism, and all-cause mortality by 30 days following discharge from the hospital. Biobanking of samples for future biomarker and mechanistic studies will be available for centers able to participate and collect samples from eligible participants. Samples will be collected at the time of enrollment and after the completion of 30 days of therapy

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