Case report study of the first five COVID-19 patients treated with remdesivir in France
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2020.06.093
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been identified as the virus responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak worldwide. Data on treatment are scare and parallels have been made between SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses. Remdesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral with efficient in vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2. Evidence of clinical improvement in patients with severe COVID-19 treated with remdesivir is controversial. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical outcomes and virological monitoring of the first five COVID-19 patients admitted to the intensive care unit of Bichat-
Author contributions All authors have read and approved the manuscript. MD, VI, YY, JG, and XL wrote the manuscript and took care of the patients in the infectious and tropical diseases department. LD, DLP, and CR took care of the patients in the infectious and tropical diseases department. BV participated to the virological tests and wrote the manuscript. QLH and NHF participated in the virological tests. LB, JP, and PHW took care of the patients in the medical and infectious intensive care unit. LK assisted in obtaining and dispensing the drug.
Consent for publication The Institutional Review Board of Bichat-Claude Bernard University Hospital approved this report and waived the need for informed consent from individual patients, due to the retrospective chart review design and absence of identifying images or personal/clinical details that could compromise anonymity.
Conflict of interest The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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