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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.

Itching for Romance?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Vaginal dryness affects many women who no longer have their monthly period.   Some women lose their period naturally as a result of menopause, while other women no longer menstruate due to the hormonal changes caused by a hysterectomy.

Some women who once experienced a fulfilling romantic life with their partner may now experience itching, irritation, and painful intercourse as a result of the dryness.

Clinical research is currently underway  in New London testing an investigational medication for the treatment of vaginal dryness.  This medication is hormone-based and administered internally.   Study gynecologists include Robert M. Spitz, MD and Craig E. McKnight, MD, PhD.  Study nurses are Beth Rogers, LPN and Jessie Jellison Hatfield, LPN.

There is no cost to participate in the study, no cost investigational medication, and reimbursement is available for time and travel.  Call MaryLou on the CCRstudies line at (860)443-4567 for further details.

Living Life with Hot Flashes?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Are frequent hot flashes making you sweat and interfering with your daily routine?  You may qualify for The Hot Flash Study.

About Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Hot flashes are sudden feelings of feverish heat, frequently accompanied by a flushed face and sweating, that are most often associated with menopause or post-menopause.

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 embarassig.

Hot Flash Stats

2 in 3 women experience hot flashes in their life

Hot flashes can continue 5+ years after menopause

The average hot flash is 4 minutes long

For many women, hot flashes are most troubling at night when it can be difficult to sleep.

The CCRstudies team would be happy to share more information with you regarding The Hot Flash Study. Call (860)443-4567.

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Birth Control Study in New London

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Female volunteers are needed to participate in a currently enrolling clinical research study testing an investigational vaginal ring for birth control.  If you are a woman above the age of 18 who is not planning on having a child within the next year, contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567 to learn more about this clinical research study.  There is no cost to participate, no cost for the “V” ring, and reimbursement is available for time and travel for those who enter into the study. (860)443-4567. Study gynecologists include Dr. Robert Spitz and Dr. Craig McKnight. All study visits will take place on Montauk Avenue in New London.

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Do You Leak Pee When You Laugh?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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Are you a woman who leaks pee when you laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise? Do you have to warn others not to make you laugh for fear of wetting yourself?

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If this sounds like you, you may be interested in learning more about a clinical trial currently enrolling female volunteers in New London, CT.  There are approximately 3 office visits, and reimbursement is available for time and travel.  The study is testing an investigational, discreet, disposable device designed to prevent urine leaks in women.  There is no medication involved in the trial.  Dr. Timothy Barczak is conducting the study on Montauk Avenue in New London. If you wish to learn more, call (860)443-4567.

 

 

Hot Flash Study

Monday, January 4th, 2016

After a record mild December with spring buds popping up in backyards in the region, January has descended upon us and it is starting to feel a little more like winter. Even though things can get pretty chilly this time of year, some women still find themselves burning up with hot flashes.

Hot flashes can affect women several years after menopause.  Hot flashes can range anywhere from mild, to moderate or severe.  Some women find themselves rushing to find relief, whether it’s stripping off layers, cooling themselves in front of the fridge or freezer, carrying a portable fan, or tossing off bed covers during a night sweat.  Regardless of when and where hot flashes and night sweats strike, they are quite bothersome and disruptive for many women. Secondary problems such as insomnia, irritability, and mood swings can set in thanks to the lost sleep and discomfort experienced by women living with these symptoms.

CCRstudies is currently enrolling eligible volunteers for a hot flash study in New London. We are testing an investigational medication to be used for the treatment of hot flashes and night sweats  in postmenopausal women (those who no longer menstruate).  The study will be conducted on Montauk Avenue by Dr. Robert Spitz and Dr. Craig McKnight. There is no cost to participate and no cost for the study medication.  If you are a woman who is living with postmenopausal hot flashes and you are interested in becoming a study volunteer, contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567.  We would be happy to answer your questions and discuss the role of the study volunteer. Reimbursement is available for time and travel. (860)443-4567.