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Egyptian Initial Experience About 2019 Novel Corona Virus: Study of 48 Patients in Alexandria-Egypt Using Chest CT

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04382469
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 11, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ahmed Samir, Alexandria University

Brief Summary:

Background: Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Purpose: To give initial experience about COVID-19 in Alexandria-Egypt describing radiological patterns of lung involvement, also surveying prevalence of co-morbid lung diseases and their effect on COVID-19 presentation.

Methods: Retrospective study including 48 patients with positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 during the period from February 2020 till May 2020 in Alexandria/Egypt. Full clinical and laboratory data are obtained. High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings are described. Serial follow up studies are done. Surveying co-morbid lung diseases done including tuberculosis (TB), interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), immune and vascular-related diseases. Prevalence rate is the predominant analysis.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 48 participants
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Egyptian Initial Experience About 2019 Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19): Single-center Study Analysis of 48 Patients in Alexandria-Egypt Regarding Radiological Patterns and Co-morbid Lung Diseases
Actual Study Start Date : February 1, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 30, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : May 1, 2020

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Radiological pattern of initial presentation, disease progress, healing and recovery [ Time Frame: "through study completion, an average of 1 month" ]
    HRCT findings

  2. Survey of co-morbid lung diseases [ Time Frame: "through study completion, an average of 1 month" ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care centers

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Positive COVID-19

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Incomplete medical records, degrade CT images because of patient tachypnea and motions artifacts, also unremarkable CT scans.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04382469

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Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria
Alexandria, Egypt, 21526
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alexandria University
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Principal Investigator: Ahmed Samir, MD Department of Radio-diagnosis.
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Responsible Party: Ahmed Samir, Lecturer of radio-diagnosis, Alexandria University Identifier: NCT04382469    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB (00012098), FWA (00018699)
First Posted: May 11, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 12, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: The investigators will recommend further large group future researches for some notices in the study, but preferably not be biased

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases