Ruxolitinib in Covid-19 Patients With Defined Hyperinflammation


RuxCoFlam is a single arm, non-randomized open phase II trial for front line treatment of Covid-19 patients with defined hyperinflammation. Purpose of the study is the reversal of hyperinflammation to improve pulmonary function, reduce respiratory dependency and reduce mortality. Patients with a hyperinflammation Score 10/16 without a clinical diagnosis of sepsis will be treated with 2 x 10mg Ruxolitinib with defined response adapted dose escalation up to 2 x 20mg for a duration of 7 days with clinical and/or radiographic response assessment. Inflammation assessment will be performed every other day (day 3, 5,7) using the CIS. In patients with unaffected CIS alteration < 25% or increasing CIS > 25% dose escalation by 5mg steps (15mg, day3; 20mg day 5) at the investigator´s discretion. Treatment can be extended up to 28 days if clinically indicated and the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks. Primary endpoint of the study is the overall response rate in reversal of hyperinflammation at day 7 compared to baseline. Secondary endpoints are total use of assisted oxygenation dependency (duration (days) of invasive/non-invasive ventilation or duration (days) of high-flow Oxygen support), radiologic response (reversal of pulmonary Covid-signs, Lung-XRay/CT), day 15 clinical status and day 15 and day 29 mortality. Patients aged ≥18 years hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia (demonstrated by CXRAY or chest CT), with a study specific Covid Inflammation Score ≥ 10 are eligible. Patients with active tuberculosis or uncontrolled bacterial, fungal, viral, or other infection (besides SARS-CoV-2 virus) will be excluded from the study.


Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Klinik für Hämatologie und Onkologie: Dr. Justin Hasenkamp

Universitätsklinikum Jena: Prof. Dr. Andreas Hochhaus

Klinikum der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart: Prof. Dr. Gerald Illerhaus

Universitätsklinikum Ulm: Prof. Dr. Konstanze Döhner

Schwarzwald-Baar Klinikum Villingen-Schwenningen: Prof. Dr. Paul La Rosée

Universitätsklinikum Würzburg: Dr. med. Anna Frey



Stand: 05.05.2020, Quelle: www.clinicaltrials.gov