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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.

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 to learn more.

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


Overactive Bladder Study Coming in July

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

If you feel like your frequent and sudden urges to urinate are not the norm, you may be suffering from an overactive bladder.

According to the Mayo Clinic, you may have an overactive bladder if you:

  • Feel a sudden urge to urinate that’s difficult to control
  • Experience urge incontinence — the involuntary loss of urine immediately following an urgent need to urinate
  • Urinate frequently, usually eight or more times in 24 hours
  • Awaken two or more times in the night to urinate (nocturia)

CCRStudies in New London has just been awarded an overactive bladder clinical trial that will begin in July of 2014, led by Dr. Robert Spitz. Further information on the study will be posted on the CCRStudies website at Those who might be eligible to participate in the clinical trial can call CCRStudies at 860-443-4567.