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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.

Decreased Zest for Sex?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

July is a month for fireworks in our region.  How about those amazing Sailfest fireworks each year?  Are those the only fireworks you are experiencing?  Has your sizzle turned to fizzle in the boudoir?

Low libido affects many women.  Hormonal shifts associated with menopause can affect your body in a myriad of ways, even sometimes having an impact on your once active and fulfilling sex life.

Coastal Connecticut Research in New London is  conducting a research study evaluating an investigational product’s effectiveness on sexual desire and satisfaction.  Dr. Robert Spitz is the local study gynecologist.

Want to learn more?  Call to speak with a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567.  We look forward to hearing from you and sharing information regarding research participation.

Does Frequent Urination Impact Your Summer?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Summer’s here.  So many things to do – beaching, boating, hanging out at picnics.  The only problem is, you pee all the time and avoid these activities.  If you can’t be near a bathroom, you can’t go.

Many women live with the symptoms of Overactive Bladder also known as OAB but are too embarrassed to discuss this issue.  The frequent and urgent need to urinate, having some leakage or wetting accidents, and getting up in the night to pee are some of the symptoms of OAB.  Sound like you?

Coastal Connecticut Research is conducting a research study evaluating an investigational medication for women who live with Overactive Bladder.  Study gynecologist is Dr. Robert Spitz.  If you are a woman who is living with the symptoms of OAB and you are interested in learning more about research, call (860) 443-4567 to speak with a member of the CCRstudies team.

Summertime!

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

It’s summertime.  In New London, the home of Coastal Connecticut Research, this means cool breezes off the water, beautiful sailboats cruising up the Thames and school’s out!  Are you a teacher, a bus driver, or someone who just so happens to be lucky enough to take the summer off?  Have you considered helping others in between your days at the beach?

Research volunteers make a difference in the lives of others.  If you want to do something that could help others in the future, consider participating in research.  Be involved in a study to see if any breakthroughs are made in regards to treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer’s agitation, hot flashes and nights sweats, Lyme disease, and urinary urgency and frequency.

Your participation is a phone call away – call to see if you may be able to take this step!  (860) 443-4567.  After a visit  – grab a lobster roll by the water!

Thank You Volunteers!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

We here at Coastal Connecticut Research in New London are constantly amazed at what great volunteers we have. People who come to our site to participate in research and ultimately help others.  At the end of each study we like to ask our volunteers to evaluate their experience.  Here’s what they’re saying:

“It was a great first experience for a clinical research trial….I hope to participate in future studies for the sole benefit of helping future patients.”  K.

“The staff is a kind and caring professional group. I enjoy my time spent with them.  They make me feel special too.”  J.

To our volunteers – THANK YOU! To those who are considering participating in research – give us a call to learn more!  (860) 443-4567.

CCRstudies in the Community

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Have you attended a recent event lately and met a member of the CCRstudies team?  We pride ourselves on reaching out to the local community.  Whether attending a meeting of the Southeastern Connecticut Women’s Network, the Senior Resources “M” Team, or participating in a health fair or senior center event, we are always looking for ways to connect with the community.  While out in the community, we do our best to share information regarding clinical research studies and the role of the research volunteer.

If you are interested in having a member of the CCRstudies team conduct an educational presentation or if you would like to host a Mobile Memory Clinic for no-cost memory testing, contact MaryLou Gannotti at Coastal Connecticut Research.  Call (860) 443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com.

 

Do You Pee Frequently?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

A lot of women shrug off the fact they urinate 8 or more times each day.  “I’ve had babies, my bladder is weak,”  “I’m getting older,” “coffee makes me pee,” are some of the phrases you might have heard a friend or even yourself utter.

Overactive Bladder, also known as OAB is a real medical condition.  Symptoms of OAB include a sudden and strong need to urinate right away (or, when you gotta go, you gotta go!).  People with OAB might also urinate 8 or more times each day, leak a little after having the sudden urge to urinate and wake up during the night to pee.

46 million adults in the US over the age of 40 experience these symptoms.

Coastal Connecticut Research is currently conducting an Overactive Bladder research study.  Those who wish to learn more are invited to contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567.   There is no cost to participate in a clinical research study and no insurance is needed.

Non-Hormonal Hot Flash Study

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Have you gone through menopause?

Do you have hot flashes?

Sometimes hot flashes (feeling flushed and/or sweaty)
can get in the way of daily activities and sleep. The
ASPIRE-1 Study is a clinical research trial looking
at a non-hormonal, investigational medication to see
if it affects the quality of sleep.

Could you take part?
We are looking for women who:
• have gone through menopause (stopped having
periods)
• have hot flashes that include sweating about
7 times per day.

The study will last about 20 weeks and will require
7 visits to the study center. About 360 women across
the United States will take part in the ASPIRE-1 Study.
All study medication and study-related procedures
will be provided at no cost.
We are enrolling women now.

Want to know more? Please contact us today!
Call (860) 443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com. 

Diabetic Foot Pain

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

You were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes several years ago and with that, you were aware that you would have to make some lifestyle and dietary changes.  What you didn’t expect when you received that initial diagnosis was someday your feet would feel like they were on fire.  What’s happening?

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, known as DPN for short, is a complication of Type 2 diabetes that occurs in over half of those living with the disease. Due to nerve damage as the result of diabetes,  people living with DPN experience pain in their legs and/or feet, tingling, numbness, burning and general discomfort. Some people feel like they are walking on pins and needles.  Others cannot get a decent night’s sleep and wake up at the slightest provocation including something as simple as a blanket rubbing against their feet.

Coastal Connecticut Research is currently involved in a diabetic nerve pain study testing an investigational medication.  People who have Type 2 diabetes and are experiencing nerve pain in their feet and/or legs may be eligible to participate in this clinical research study.  Dr. Edward McDermott is the primary investigator of the study.  Enrolled participants receive the study product and all study-related procedures at no cost.

Anyone who wishes to learn more about clinical research is welcome to call and speak to a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567.