COMMUNITY RESEARCH SUMMARIES
Our team has carefully summarized the information below to inform you and our community about recently-published study results on COVID-19 vaccines.
CSSC01: CONVALESCENT PLASMA FOR PREVENTION
This study was focused on preventing COVID-19 infection in individuals exposed to the virus, and it took place before vaccines and other preventive therapies were available. Researchers were trying to determine if antibodies from people who recovered from infection could prevent infection in people who were recently exposed to COVID-19, but not yet infected.
CSSC04: CONVALESCENT PLASMA FOR TREATMENT
In this study, researchers were trying to determine if antibodies from those recovered from infection could treat infection and prevent hospitalization in people who were recently infected, but who were not yet hospitalized.
ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES
A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
This site provides information on personal stories, ways to find clinical trials and even a glossary of common clinical trial terms.
This site, created by the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), provides the public with basic information about research and research participation so potential volunteers can make informed decisions about participating in research.
CenterWatch provides patient with access to essential health and educational resources to learn more about clinical research and participation as well as other organizations that offer information and support for a range of medical conditions.
Expanded access is the use outside of a clinical trial of an investigational medical product (i.e., one that has not been approved by FDA).
Patient Advocate Foundation provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.
The Patient Travel Referral program provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medically-related transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical transportation network.