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Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

CCRstudies is proud to announce our new educational and informational speaker series.  Dr. Robert M. Spitz, medical director, will kick off our speaker series at 10am on  Tuesday, November 27th at the New London Senior Citizen’s Center, 120 Broad Street in New London.  Dr. Spitz will discuss how menopause can affect a woman’s libido. He will also highlight research in this area.   To learn more about this discussion or how you can book an event, contact MaryLou Gannotti at (860)443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com. 

FDA Approves Hot Flash Medication

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

It’s exciting news for women who suffer from hot flashes and night sweats following menopause. The FDA has just approved Bijuva, “the first and only FDA-approved bio-identical hormone therapy combination of estradiol and progesterone in a single, oral capsule for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (commonly known as hot flashes or flushes) due to menopause in women with a uterus.”

CCRstudies was among the sites throughout the United States evaluating Bijuva during the clinical research trial process.  Many thanks to our loyal volunteers who participated in this important research study.

No Tricks Here! C’mon Ghouls!

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Calling all ghouls, goblins and witches!  Are you spooked about clinical research?  Afraid there are more tricks than treats involved?  Don’t worry!  At CCRstudies in New London, we conduct clinical research studies with an adherence to ethical standards and practices.  All study-related care, labs, exams and testing is available at no cost and no insurance is needed.

Not everyone understands the premise behind clinical research.  We are among thousands of sites throughout the US and the world involved in changing lives through research.  By volunteering for a clinical research study, you are evaluating a new treatment option for a condition or disease that otherwise might not be available.  Or, you may be evaluating a study device. Some research studies are observational and do not involve medication or devices.  Through the clinical trial process in the United States, study products currently being evaluated may ultimately become available to the general public.

If you or your “mummy” wish to learn more this Halloween season, please give us a ring at CCRstudies in New London. (860)443-4567.

CCRstudies Outreach

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about why some females have decreased sexual desire after menopause? Or maybe you would like to learn more about urinary incontinence issues such as stress incontinence or urge incontinence. In layman’s terms, that means do you feel the sudden strong urge to pee that you just can’t control or do you leak?  Dr. Robert M. Spitz, board-certified OB-GYN and medical director of Coastal Connecticut Research, will be presenting on such topics throughout the community this fall.

Our site is proud of our efforts to educate the local community on issues relating to healthcare, clinical research studies and over all well being.  We are happy to visit senior centers, health care facilities, municipalities and other places where we can share information with you on a variety of topics.  If you wish to learn more call MaryLou Gannotti at (860) 443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com. 

Autumn!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Autumn is upon us!  The hectic pace of summer has been replaced by the relaxed pace of autumn.  October is typically a lovely month here in Southeastern Connecticut with the opportunity to still enjoy all our lovely coast has to offer!

At Coastal Connecticut research, this autumn has us focusing on clinical research studies evaluating study products for MS walking impairment, Alzheimer’s agitation and Overactive Bladder.  Information on upcoming studies will be shared as we prepare for enrollment.  Those interested in learning more are always encouraged to contact our site and speak to a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567.

Who Participates in Research?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Have you ever been curious who participates in clinical research?  People just like you, that’s who!

Coastal Connecticut Research in New London has welcomed volunteers from the community for many years.  Doctors, teachers, lawyers, grandparents, young mothers, young fathers, middle-aged professionals, empty nesters, and people from all walks of life participate in clinical research. What these individuals have in common is their desire to help others through giving of their time, one of their most precious resources.

Some people who participate in research have said they have “tried everything” for a particular condition and therefore want to evaluate a study product that might someday be made available for prescription.

We are truly grateful for each and every volunteer who walks through our door to be a part of clinical research studies.  If you are interested in learning more, call to speak to a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567.  There is no cost to participate in research, no insurance is needed, and there is no cost for study-related care.

Difficult Behavior with Alzheimer’s

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s requires a tremendous amount of time, energy, patience, empathy and compassion.  But what happens to the caregiver when their loved one becomes abusive, verbally combative, and generally difficult?

Alzheimer’s disease does not just encompass memory loss.  Many of those living with Alzheimer’s will also develop agitation.  This difficult behavior can include repetition, mood swings, verbal combativeness, resistance, hitting, spitting and throwing things.  Some caregivers find themselves being hit or swung at.  Pacing and aimless wandering may occur, rocking, pointing fingers, and overall restlessness can make for a tremendous amount of stress and tension in addition to the other already difficult scenarios Alzheimer’s can present.

Over half of those living with Alzheimer’s will develop agitation.  This behavior may seem out of character and extreme but is not uncommon.  These symptoms can be a sign the Alzheimer’s disease is getting worse.

Research is underway involving Alzheimer’s patient living with agitation and their caregivers.  Dr. Laurence Radin and Andrea Stewart APRN are among the investigators working on a study locally.  Those who wish to learn more about Alzheimer’s agitation and Alzheimer’s research are welcome to call Coastal Connecticut Research in New London at (860) 443-4567.

Hey Moms- Participate in Research!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

After a busy and fun summer vacation, the kiddos are back in school and you’re wondering what to do!  Have you ever considered becoming a research volunteer?

Coastal Connecticut Research in New London is a dedicated medical research facility in New London specializing in clinical research trials.  There is no cost to participate in a study, no insurance is needed, and all study-related labs, exams and testing is provided at no cost.  In addition, you might just feel really warm and fuzzy inside about becoming a research volunteer and helping to advance discoveries in medicine.

Women ages 18 and above who live with frequent urination and the urgent need to urinate might be eligible to participate in an Overactive Bladder study currently enrolling.  After you’ve put the kids on the bus, give CCRstudies a call to learn more about this study and other enrolling clinical research trials.  (860) 443-4567.

Alzheimer’s Agitation

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease can involve much more than memory loss.  Many of those living with Alzheimer’s can develop the symptoms of agitation – pacing, wandering, restlessness, mood swings and repetitive behaviors.  Is your loved one prone to outbursts or verbally combative?  Is the person with dementia in your life repeating himself/herself, asking the same question over and over again?

Research is underway in New London evaluating an investigational medication for people living with Alzheimer’s agitation.  Caregivers participate in the study as well.  A caregiver may be the spouse of the person with Alzheimer’s, an adult child, or a trusted friend or companion.  Often times these individuals are bearing a heavy burden in dealing with such unpredictable behavior.

Over 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and this number is expected to rise.  Research plays an invaluable role in trying to find a way to better deal with the difficult symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.  Someday, researchers hope to find a cure!

If you want to learn more about memory loss research, contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567.

Are You Living with an Overactive Bladder?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

You pee 8 times a day or more, and sometimes you don’t quite make it.

The sense of urgency when you have to urinate is no joke- you can’t go to a restaurant or the movies without getting up at least once or twice to use the restroom.

You’re embarrassed and annoyed – what do you pee all the time?

Overactive Bladder also known as OAB is a real medication condition affecting nearly 33 million Americans.  The urge to urinate, urinary frequency, leaks, and getting up in the night to pee can all be symptoms of OAB.

If the road you travels involves frequent trips to the loo, you may wish to know more about clinical research!  (860)443-4567.