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Coastal Connecticut Research in the Community

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

It’s been a busy winter thus far at Coastal Connecticut Research.  We continue to serve the community through a variety of endeavors such as educational presentations and through our Mobile Memory Clinics.  Members of the CCRstudies team had the good fortune of visiting the AHEPA apartments on Hamilton Avenue in Norwich to conduct free memory screenings and we will be conducting a no cost Mobile Memory Clinic at the AHEPA apartments in Groton later this month. Thanks to Taylor Martinez of AHEPA for helping to coordinate this event. Her hospitality is greatly appreciated.

Mike Minarsky and his morning crew at Wolverine Radio 1690AM graciously provided us with the opportunity to be guests on the morning show.  CCRstudies team member MaryLou Gannotti was Mike’s guest for the hour.  The two discussed clinical research studies, and Mike was particularly interested in learning more about the Overactive Bladder study for women ages 65 and older.  There was also discussion on our Mobile Memory Clinics and no cost memory testing.  We highlighted our current research and discussed past studies as well.  It was a great opportunity to get the word out regarding studies and Mike and his morning crew have invited us back for a future appearance.  We can’t wait!

If you are a member of a community organization who wishes to learn more about Coastal Connecticut Research and our outreach endeavors, contact MaryLou Gannotti by phone at (860)443-4567 or email mailto:marylou@ccrstudies.com.  If you would like to learn more about research, contact a member of the study team at (860)443-4567.

CCRstudies on the Air!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Make sure your digital dial is set to Wolverine Radio next week!  CCRstudies will be hitting the airwaves with Wolverine Radio’s Mike Minarsky on January 10th from 9-10am for the morning show.  We look forward to sharing information regarding clinical research with Wolverine Radio listeners.

You can tune into the station on 1690 am or stream at http://wolverine-radio.com/ .  Morning show host Mike Minarsky is graciously providing us with one hour to share information regarding our enrolling and upcoming clinical research studies.  We’ll discuss conditions such as overactive bladder, memory loss, constipation, migraine headaches, and feminine dryness.  We encourage listeners to call in with their questions, or call  us directly after the show at (860)443-4567.  MaryLou Gannotti will be chatting with Mike and we are hoping Diane Palmer, RN, Site Administrator and Plainfield native, makes an appearance back in her Eastern Connecticut stomping grounds.

We’ll “see” you on the radio!

Overactive Bladder

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Susan, 67,  had lived with frequent urination for the past several years.  Rushing to the bathroom, being unable to sit through a movie, always making a trip to the restroom before ordering at a restaurant and returning to the restroom prior to dessert were par for the course for Susan.  A few times a week, Susan barely made it to the bathroom since she felt such a sudden urge to urinate.  She wore pads daily, an expense she did not like incurring but felt was necessary for those times she didn’t quite make it to the toilet and leaked.

Susan was unaware she was living with a real medication condition known as Overactive Bladder or OAB.  With a normal bladder, you control when you go to the bathroom.  With Overactive Bladder, you are controlled by the frequent and sudden urges to urinate.

In addition to not knowing she was living with Overactive Bladder (OAB), Susan was also unaware there were medications on the market to help control the symptoms of this condition.  She heard about a research study seeking women living with Overactive Bladder and it finally occurred to her this is something she might be living with.

Unfortunately, quite a few women living with OAB might dismiss their symptoms.  Some women may attribute their lack of bladder control to aging, childbirth or weakened muscles.  Some might think these symptoms are normal, or there is nothing they can do about it.

Investigational medications and FDA-approved medications continue to be tested in the clinical trial process to evaluate their safety and efficacy.  Clinical research is underway in New London on a FDA-approved medication.  Women who are 65 and older who visit the bathroom more than 8 times per day might be interested in learning more.  Robert M. Spitz, MD is the study doctor.  Call (860)443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com to learn more.

Clinical Research Trials in New London

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Coastal Connecticut research, located at 342 Montauk Avenue in New London, CT, is a health care facility specializing in clinical research trials. There is no cost to participate in a clinical research study, no insurance is needed, and reimbursement is available for time and travel.  Dr. Robert M. Spitz is the site’s founder and serves as Medical Director. Diane Palmer, RN, serves at the Site Administrator.

Currently, Coastal Connecticut Research is enrolling volunteers for an observational Alzheimer’s study and a study regarding Overactive Bladder in women 65 and older.   Those who wish to participate in the Alzheimer’s study must be men and women under the age of 90 who have a recent diagnosis of memory loss or are living in the early stages of memory loss.  The Overactive Bladder (OAB) study is seeking women who are 65 or older, and are living with urinary frequency and urge incontinence.  Those who would like to learn more about these current studies, and future studies,  can contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com.