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The STOIC study

Trial categories: Breathing; Immunity; Infection

Sponsoring organisation: University of Oxford

The world is experiencing a pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. COVID-19 has spread across the world, with more infections and deaths than previous coronavirus outbreaks (SARS and MERS). Although most people suffering with COVID-19 experience mild or moderate symptoms, it can cause serious illness in some people, and has led to huge pressures on the available healthcare resources.

In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, early treatment of a person with COVID-19 symptoms could be very important. This study aims to find a treatment that works to stop someone with COVID-19 get worse or prevent them from going to hospital. At the moment, many drug studies are being done in patients already admitted to hospital. So far no one drug has been proven to be effective.

(SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus)?

  • High Temperature
  • Cough
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Loss of smell or taste

Would you like to take part in a new Research Study to try to treat symptoms of COVID-19 using a steroid inhaler?

To find out more and speak to a research nurse.


  • Helen Jeffers: 075 54 436726
  • Beverley Langford: 077 69 280289
  • Karolina Krassowska 075 23 942317
  • Chris Mwasuku: 07523 942314