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A Clinical Trial for Women with Bowel Incontinence
Are you a woman with involuntary stool leakage (bowel incontinence)? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study being conducted at the Mayo Clinic assessing the effects of two medications, i.e., clonidine, which is approved for treating high blood pressure, and colesevelam, which is approved for treating high blood cholesterol, on stool leakage. Neither drug is approved for treating stool leakage. This study includes treatment with both drugs or placebo for 4 weeks. You will be in the study for up to 16 weeks.
The study involves the following:
1. Recording symptoms in a bowel diary before, during, and after treatment.
2. Answering some simple questionnaires related to your bowel habits before, during, and after treatment.
3. A blood draw, a stool test, an anorectal manometry test will only be performed in some participants.
4. One visit to the Mayo Clinic before start of treatment. This will last about 2 days.
5. Remuneration will be offered.
If you are interested please contact either Dr. Subhankar Chakraborty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-255-6930 or Ms Kelly Feuerhak at Feuerhak.Kelly@mayo.edu or 507-255-6802.
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Our latest book includes:
- Communicating with friends, family, and health professionals
- Overcoming the stigma associated with incontinence
- Stories written by people with incontinence who share their personal trials and ultimate triumphs with us
- Information about treating and living with incontinence
Whether incontinence is a new diagnosis or something you’ve lived with for years, whether your leakage is light or heavy, you will find help and inspiration in this book.
The Simon Foundation for Continence is dedicated to:
Bringing the topic of incontinence out into the open,
Removing the stigma surrounding incontinence,
And providing help and hope for people with incontinence, their families, and the health professionals who provide their care.
Incontinence affects millions of individuals worldwide. Estimates suggest that over 33 million adults in the US are affected by urinary incontinence - and countless more by fecal incontinence or a combination of both types.
The importance of reporting incontinence to a healthcare professional that is knowledgeable and interested in treating incontinence cannot be overstated. A correct diagnosis for incontinence is extremely important for finding proper treatment and care and because incontinence may be an indicator of a more serious medical condition. Incontinence should not be ignored nor viewed as a normal consequence of childbirth or aging.
Within this website you will find the help and knowledge that will motivate you to take the steps that will lead to the solution that is right for you, and for your particular incontinence. However, information provided on this website is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or healthcare provider.
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