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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.

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.

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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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.

Nightingale Awards

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

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Congratulations to Merrilyn McNatt, APRN.  She will be presented with a Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.  She is among 50 nurses who will be recognized for excellence in their profession by the VNA of Southeastern Connecticut, who organize the event.

Merrilyn has worked as a Sub Investigator on a variety of clinical trials at CCRstudies. Ms. McNatt has a BSN from the Medical College of Georgia, a Master’s degree in Maternal/Child  Nursing from the University of Connecticut with  post-graduate work completed at the University of Rhode Island in the area of family practice.

Best wishes to Merrilyn on being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the nursing profession!