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Speaker Series

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Dr. Robert M. Spitz addresses a group regarding OAB


How do I know if I have an overactive bladder?  What is an overactive bladder?  Is an overactive bladder a healthy bladder?  These questions and others were addressed recently as part of the CCRstudies speaker series.  Our inaugural event featuring Dr. Robert M. Spitz as our speaker was held at Shoreline Physical Therapy in East Lyme, Connecticut.  Dr. Robert Spitz, primary investigator of our current OAB research study and Medical Director of Coastal Connecticut Research, discussed OAB, urinary urgency and incontinence issues at a lunch and learn held in early December.  Those in attendance, both women and some men, came with questions and were seeking to be better informed about this condition.  Joanne Moore, PT and proprietor of Shoreline Physical Therapy also addressed some techniques to address OAB regarding biofeedback and physical therapy.  The event provided some vital information to those in attendance. Thanks to Joanne Moore for her hospitality and to those who attended this event!

Urinary Incontinence Event

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018


Are you a woman who leaks and has strong and sudden urges to go pee?  Up at night to pee?  Do you urinate frequently?  These symptoms and others will be the topic of a discussion scheduled to take place at Shoreline Physical Therapy in East Lyme on Wednesday, December 5th at noon.  Dr. Robert M. Spitz will be the featured speaker and we encourage you to join us.  Joanne Moore, Physical Therapist, will also share information on treatment for those living with urinary incontinence.  Light refreshments will be served.  We hope you can join us at this event.  Shoreline Physical Therapy is located at 131 Boston Post Road in East Lyme, just past Flanders Four Corners.  See you then!  RSVP.  (860)443-4567.



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.

Seniors with Overactive Bladder

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015


Finding the right treatment for people with OAB

We understand how distressing overactive bladder (OAB) can be.  And you’re not alone.  In fact, more than 200 million people around the world suffer from the condition.*  Because different age groups react in different ways to medications, it’s important to find out what medications work best for who and why.  That’s why the PILLAR clinical study will look at how a medication approved to treat OAB symptoms affects people with OAB who are greater or equal to 65 years old.

What is a clinical research study?

Every year, thousands of people around the world take part in clinical studies.  These volunteers help us answer questions about potential new medications or existing medications that are already in use.  Each study is governed by strict regulations and participants are monitored throughout.

What does participation involve?

Participation in the PILLAR study lasts for 20 weeks.  If you take part, you’ll be given either the study drug or a placebo (a ‘dummy’ medication) for 12 weeks.  You’ll also visit CCRstudies in New London about once a month to have your health and cognition assessed.  These study-related medications and procedures are at no cost to study participants.


To learn more about the study for seniors with Overactive Bladder, call 860-443-4567.


Study conducted by Robert M. Spitz, MD