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Are You Burning Up With Hot Flashes?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Are you a woman who can’t sleep due to night sweats?  Sidelined by hot flashes?  But….you aren’t interested in hormones?

Coastal Connecticut Research is part of a nationwide effort to test an investigational, non-hormonal medication for the treatment of hot flashes and night sweats.  Researchers want to see if the investigational medication reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes. Women who experience hot flashes following the loss of their monthly period may feel hot and sweaty (at the most inopportune time!) or wake up in the night covered in sweat. Hot flashes can be mild, moderate, or severe.  Most women will agree these are uncomfortable and often embarrassing symptoms of menopause.

For those interested in learning more about research volunteer opportunities, speak to a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567 today.  Dr. Robert Spitz is the study gynecologist.

Leak When You Laugh?

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Leak when you laugh?  Dribble when you dance?  Cross your legs tightly when you cough or sneeze for fear of pee coming out?

1 in 3 women live with stress urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine.  Weakened pelvic muscles and a weakened sphincter due to childbirth can contribute to this, as well as multiple vaginal deliveries.  Not every woman keeps up with her kegels, and many of us aren’t too thrilled with the idea of kegel balls. Women are more likely than men to live with uncontrolled urine leaks.

What’s a woman to do?  Research is underway in New London for stress urinary incontinence (urine leaks.)  Those interested in learning more are welcome to call (860) 443-4567.  The CCRstudies team is part of a nationwide effort testing an investigational medication for the treatment of involuntary urine leaks.

Taking a Chance Every Month?

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Are you a sexually active woman who should be using birth control on a regular basis but isn’t?

It’s the heat of the moment and you and your partner are about to get down and funky.  You’ve been together for several years, and he flat out refuses to wear a condom, saying it doesn’t fit right. Or, if he does use a condom, he does so with a bit of complaint.  You’ve tried the pill, depo-shots, IUD’s, and the feeling of bloat, mood swings and discomfort left you feeling kind of crummy.  There have been a few months you’ve been so caught up in the excitement or romance you have neglected to use birth control.  These moments of forgetfulness can lead to a heck of a lot of responsibility 9 months down the road!

Coastal Connecticut Research in New London is conducting a birth control study testing a non-hormonal gel.  Female volunteers are needed for the study.  You will receive the investigational product at no cost. Reimbursement of up to $100 per visit is available for time and travel.  There are 5 study visits over the course of the 36 week research study period.  Dr. Robert Spitz is the local study doctor. All visits take place on Montauk Avenue in New London.

Call today to learn more!  (860) 443-4567. Speak to Kelley, our study nurse, or email marylou@ccrstudies.com.

We look forward to hearing from you today.

Painful Intercourse Study

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

“I used to enjoy sex with my husband, now it just hurts too much.”  “Why is this happening?”  “Intercourse is too painful. We haven’t been together in months.” “I have itching and irritation.”

We’ve heard from postmenopausal women about their struggles with intimacy due to pain and dryness.  A clinical research study is currently underway in New London testing an investigational vaginal cream. We are looking for postmenopausal women who experience vaginal dryness or pain to participate in a research study.  The research study compares an investigational vaginal cream to an already marketed or placebo vaginal cream.  Contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567 if you are interested in learning more about this study.   Robert M. Spitz, MD is the local study gynecologist.

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Sweating From Hot Flashes?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

They say “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” But, what if that kitchen is without an exit?  Two thirds of American women are reported to suffer from postmenopausal hot flashes.  If you no longer get your monthly menstrual period, and you are living with bothersome hot flashes, you may be interested in learning more about a clinical research study underway in New London testing a non-hormonal investigational medication for the treatment of hot flashes.  Women 40-65 may be eligible to participate in the research study.

It’s summer in Southeastern Connecticut and the weather has been hot and humid, which makes those living with hot flashes extremely uncomfortable.  Participation in The Hot Flash Study could lead to a new treatment for this condition and increased understanding of hot flashes in postmenopausal women.

Contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567 to see if you may qualify, or take the pre-screener online at http://www.thehotflashstudy.com. You are also welcome to email MaryLou@ccrstudies.com.  There is no cost to participate in the research study, no insurance needed.  Reimbursement of up to $525 is available for time and travel.  The study consists of 7 office visits over the course of 3 months.

Study visits will take place on Montauk Avenue in New London.  Dr. Robert Spitz and Dr. Craig McKnight are the local study gynecologists.

If you are a woman living with hot flashes, you are welcome to call (860)443-4567.

 

 

 

 

Stay Informed About Research Study Options

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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If you are a woman who experiences frequent hot flashes, you may feel that your condition is an obstacle to your daily activities.  Symptoms may be uncomfortable, and their inconvenient timing may feel out of control or even embarrassing.

Two thirds of American women experience hot flashes in their lifetime.  If you have gone through menopause and are living with hot flashes you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study.

We are evaluating a non-hormonal option for hot flashes.  Study related medical care provided at no cost and reimbursement is available for time and travel.

Local Study Gynecologists include Dr. Robert Spitz and Dr. Craig McKnight.  Call to (860)443-4567 to speak to a member of the CCRstudies team  or take the online pre-screener at www.thehotflashstudy.com.

Vaginal Dryness and Pain

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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Menopause, or the loss of a woman’s menstrual period, can result in a variety of symptoms. We very often hear about hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.  What we hear significantly less about is vaginal dryness and pain.

As a woman’s hormone levels shift with age and subsequently menopause occurs, some women may find reduced lubrication during sexual activity.  This reduced lubrication can lead to pain with sexual activity and sometimes bleeding. Only 25% of women who experience these symptoms actually seek treatment for the condition.

Vaginal dryness can include pain, irritation and burning or dryness during intercourse, bleeding or spotting after sex, and painful pap smears.

Vaginal dryness is not an unusual condition. Since our society of so sensitive to the word “vagina,” many postmenopausal women don’t feel comfortable bringing up this topic.  We often pussyfoot around the issue, having been taught to use a variety of euphemisms for our “nether regions.”

If menopause is causing you vaginal dryness and pain, you may be interested in learning more about a 7-day research study being conducted by Dr. Robert Spitz in on Montauk Avenue in  New London at CCRstudies.  The study is comparing an investigational vaginal cream to an already marketed (FDA-approved) vaginal cream.  Qualified participants must be women between the ages of 30 and 75 who no longer menstruate monthly, and are willing to use the study product.  There are 3 office visits over the course of 7-days.  Study volunteers may receive a mammogram or ultrasound as part of the study, as well as compensation for time and travel.

Call (860)443-4567 to learn more about the Vaginal Dryness and Pain Study currently underway in New London.

7-Day Feminine Dryness Study

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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Are you a woman who experiences vaginal dryness?  Do you have interest in volunteering your time for a one-week research study?

CCRstudies will be testing an investigational vaginal cream to see if it improves the postmenopausal symptoms of vaginal dryness and painful intercourse which many women experience.  This study will last for 7 days. There is no cost to participate and all study-related exams and lab work are available at no cost.  Compensation of up to $225 is available for time and travel. No insurance is needed.

If you are a woman who has experienced vaginal dryness and/or painful intercourse since the loss of your menstrual period, you are welcome to contact a member of the CCRstudies team to learn more about this 7-day clinical research trial.  Call (860)443-4567 or e-mail marylou@ccrstudies.com. Local study gynecologists include Robert M. Spitz, MD and Craig E. McKnight, MD, PhD.

The Hot Flash Study

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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Sweating From Hot Flashes?

Two thirds of American women experience hot flashes in their lifetime.  If you have gone through menopause (the loss of your period) and are living with hot flashes you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study in New London.

The investigational study medication is a non-hormonal option for hot flashes.  Study related medical care is provided at no cost and reimbursement is available for time and travel. Local gynecologists Robert M. Spitz, MD and Craig E. McKnight, MD, PhD are the study doctors.

If you are a woman who is living with hot flashes and night sweats, you may wish to learn more by contacting a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567 or email MaryLou@ccrstudies.com.

Intimate Dryness, Painful Intercourse

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

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Most women are well aware that at some point in their lives they will cease to menstruate.  For some women, this is a cause for celebration. For other women, this may mark a hallmark in aging.

Menopause, or the cessation of one’s monthly menstrual period, can bring with it a plethora of changes in a woman’s body.  We hear about hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.  What not all women are as comfortable discussing is vaginal dryness, vaginal itching and irritation, and painful intercourse that can occur following menopause.  These symptoms are bothersome and can cause a great deal of discomfort, especially during intimate relations.

Clinical research volunteers are needed for a study testing an investigational product for vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.  The research study lasts for 6 weeks with 5 office visits.  There is no cost to participate, and no cost for the study product. No insurance is needed.  Local study gynecologists include Dr. Robert Spitz and Dr. Craig McKnight.  Reimbursement up to $475 is available for time and travel.

If you are interested in learning more about this clinical research trial, call (860)443-4567.