Christ Hospital Obtains FDA Approval For COVID-19 Plasma Clinical Trial

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Doctors at Christ Hospital have obtained federal government approval for a possible breakthrough in the treatment of some of the sickest patients with coronaviruses. Ohio leaders have announced that it has been approved to go into Statewide Thursday. The Hoxworth Blood Center will work with hospitals in the region to identify potential donors and take donations of plasma, and then process that plasma for transfusion. They hope it could be the key to treatment. “It’s going to be a lot of work, but it’s exciting,” said Dr. Dean Keraiakes. Christ Hospital has been blessed by the Food and Drug Administration to work on a new protocol to find therapies for COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, according to the heads of state. “Our protocol, I think, is on the cutting edge in that it gives us an upstream shot at people in a time frame where this therapy is likely to do more benefit if you get them sooner”, said Keraiakes. The protocol is a study to examine the benefits and outcomes of using convalescent plasma COVID-19 Doctors said it comes from a person who has recovered from COVID-19 and has not presented any symptom for 28 days, then given to a currently ill person. Lindsey Hayko, Christ Hospital Emergency Nurse, is the second COVID-19 recovered. patient to donate her CCP for an emergency need in the Dayton, Ohio area. Keraiakes said that Christ’s hospital protocol quickly tests for a certain protein in a person at high risk of death. ‘they can administer the CCP to these patients earlier, could prevent the need for a ventilator. Keraiakes works closely with Dr. David Oh at the Hoxworth Blood Center. “We have put in place a process so that we can collect and then possibly test the products for the antibodies and hopefully make it available as soon as possible,” said Oh.Oh said hospitals in Greater Cincinnati using this protocol will identify possible donors. He said Hoxworth will take donations to blood centers. Oh also added that there are different protocols hosp the goals can choose from, but the end goal is the same. “It has the promise of being effective. It certainly hasn’t been shown to be effective yet, but that’s why we’re interested in doing it in the structure of a clinical trial, “said Oh. The Hoxworth Blood Center hopes to start collecting next week. It is not yet known when the collections will turn into transfusions. At Dayton Community Blood Center, officials said they would use the Mayo Clinic protocol and start recruiting donors on Friday. The Hoxworth Blood Center has more information on convalescent plasma COVID-19 here.

CINCINNATI –

Doctors at Christ Hospital have obtained federal government approval for a possible breakthrough in the treatment of some of the sickest patients with coronavirus.

Ohio state leaders announced that it had been approved for statewide travel on Thursday.

The Hoxworth Blood Center will work with hospitals in the area to identify potential donors and take donations of plasma, then return the plasma for transfusion.

They hope it could be the key to treatment.

“It’s going to be a lot of work, but it’s exciting,” said Dr. Dean Keraiakes.

Keraiakes and The Christ Hospital have been blessed by the Food and Drug Administration to work on a new protocol to find therapies for COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, according to the heads of state.

“Our protocol, I think, is on the cutting edge in that it gives us an upstream shot at people in a course of time where this therapy is likely to do more benefit if you get them sooner Said Keraiakes.

The protocol is a study to examine the benefits and outcomes of using COVID-19 convalescent plasma.

Doctors said it was from a person who recovered from COVID-19 and had no symptoms for 28 days and then gave it to a person who is currently ill.

Lindsey Hayko, an emergency nurse at Christ Hospital, is the second patient recovered from COVID-19 to donate her CCP to an emergency in Dayton, Ohio.

Keraiakes said the Christ Hospital protocol quickly tests a certain protein in a person at high risk of death.

He thinks that if they can give CCP to these patients sooner, the antibodies could prevent the need for a ventilator.

Keraiakes works closely with Dr. David Oh at the Hoxworth Blood Center.

“We have a process in place so that we can collect and eventually test the antibody products and hopefully make them available as soon as possible,” said Oh.

Oh, said hospitals in Greater Cincinnati using this protocol will identify potential donors.

He said Hoxworth will take the donations to the blood centers.

Oh also added that there are different protocols that hospitals can choose from, but the end goal is the same.

“It has the promise of being effective. It has certainly not yet been shown to be effective at this stage, but that is why we are interested in doing so in the structure of a clinical trial, “said Oh.

The Hoxworth Blood Center hopes to start collecting next week.

The exact timeline of when the collections turn into transfusions is not yet clear.

Officials at the Dayton Community Blood Center said they would use the Mayo Clinic protocol and start recruiting donors on Friday.

The Hoxworth Blood Center has more information on COVID-19 convalescent plasma here.

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