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Jan
13
to Oct 31

LEADERSHIP 301 Trial For People With Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

clinical trial recruitment

Purpose

The purpose of the LEADERSHIP 301 Trial is to evaluate if an investigational drug, AQX-1125, reduces the bladder pain that comes with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) or relieves other symptoms such as urinary frequency. The study drug is a new type of medication that may help reduce inflammation and pain in the bladder.

An earlier clinical study in women with IC/BPS showed that those who took the study drug every day for 6 weeks experienced reduced bladder pain and improved symptoms compared to those who took placebo.1

Eligibility

You may qualify if you:

  • Are male or female between the ages of 18 and 80 years
  • Have been diagnosed with IC/BPS for more than 3 months but no more than 20 years
  • Have consistently experienced moderate to severe bladder pain, urinary urgency, and/or urinary frequency

What will Happen During the Study

As a study participant, you will have regular contact with our study team who will monitor your health closely. There will be 13-14 visits during the study, which will last 22 months:   

  • 12-week, double-blind treatment period (2 in 3 chance of receiving study drug)
  • 52-week extension study period during which all participants will receive active study drug
  • Final follow-up visit 6 months after the last dose of study medication

Research Study Title

The LEADERSHIP 301 Trial: A 12-Week, Randomized, Multi-center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, 3-Arm, Parallel-Group, Phase 3 Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 2 Doses of AQX-1125 Targeting the SHIP1 Pathway in Subjects with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Followed by an Extension Period

Sponsor

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals (Canada) Inc.

 For additional study information:

clinicaltrials.gov

www.LEADERSHIP301.com

1. Nickel JC, et al. A Phase II study of the efficacy and safety of the novel oral SHIP1 activator AQX-1125 in subjects with moderate to severe interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. J Urol. 2016;196(3):747-754.

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Nov
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

CLASS: Your Pelvic Floor - Keeping It Healthy!

Restore Motion is hosting a FREE class all about maintaining a healthy pelvic floor!  

Is your bladder in distress when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise? Are you are incontinent or constipated? Do you feel like you always have to use the bathroom? This class is for you!

This class will cover:

  • Common pelvic floor dysfunctions and physical therapy treatment options for incontinence, prolapse, postpartum, pelvic muscle weakness and pelvic pain syndromes. 
  • Common bad habits many women develop dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction that exacerbate the problem. 
  • How to correctly perform basic exercises to improve pelvic floor strength and alternatives to Kegels.

Class will be presented by Stephanie Bloom, PT, MSPT.  Stephanie Bloom has special interest in spine dysfunction, dance injuries, pelvic floor health, and vestibular rehabilitation. She has extensive training and experience with a wide variety of manual therapy techniques as well as both orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation. She is certified in NDT and vestibular rehabilitation. She graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Duke University. Stephanie is the mother of 3 active boys and a Rockville resident.

Please call 301-881-9313 or email info@restoremotion.com to register.

 

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Nov
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

BE STRONG Class at Crossfit Katy

Annette Parnell, orthopedic and pelvic floor Physical Therapist with Hope Rehab Physical Therapy will be presenting on The Pelvic floor, its’ probable dysfunctions and involvement with working out. Discussing how to be strong from the inside out. 

Female only series, and free to anyone interested. 

No RSVP needed, Please come!

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Nov
29
6:15pm 6:15pm

STAY STRONG Class at Ability Rehabilitation-Waterford

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Go to WWW.abilityrehabilitation.com website, Abilityrehabitation Facebook page or call 407.380.0357 to register. Seating will be limited. Our presenter Melissa Schubert has been a Physical Therapist for over 18 years and has specialized in pelvic physical therapy for the past seven years. She is very passionate about women's health and educating women of all ages about their bodies. Please join us November 29th at 6:15, we will have refreshments and a wonderful discussion about being a women.

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Nov
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Boardroom in Hood River, Oregon

  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital (map)
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Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be presented by Stephanie Hepburn and Tracy Woodson

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Nov
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

STAY STRONG Class at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, Room D

  • Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, Room D (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be presented by Jan Robins, PT and Debbie Jones, PT

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Nov
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at CentraState Medical Center, Ambulatory Campus, Auditorium Meeting Room C

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be presented by Emily Bessemer PT, DPT, CLT-LANA. Emily is a women's health physical therapist with further education in pelvic floor health and wellness, lymphatic system health and hormone balancing.

This class will be held in the Ambulatory Campus of CentraState Medical Center in Auditorium Meeting Room C

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Nov
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at The Body and Bike Centre

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class hosted by Lizette de Klerk.

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Nov
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (map)
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Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be presented by Brenda Swanson, Jessica Simmons, Melanie Kum

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Nov
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

STAY STRONG Class at The Body and Bike Centre

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class hosted by Lizzette de Klerk

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Nov
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at Aurora Medical Center Fond du Lac - American Room

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Tiffany Fisher.

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Nov
19
3:30pm 3:30pm

STAY STRONG Class at Beth Shelly PT

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Beth Shelly, PT

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Nov
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at Washindi Africa

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class hosted by Winnie Choni

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Nov
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at Urology of Virginia

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Erin Glace, M.S.P.T., P.R.P.C., BCB-PMD

Erin Glace is the clinical director of the Physical Therapy and Urodynamics departments at Urology of Virginia. Erin is a graduate of University of Florida with her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and a graduate of Old Dominion University with an advanced master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Her sole focus of treatment is pelvic floor dysfunction and has worked with the doctors at Urology of Virginia since 2000. Erin has a special interest and expertise in treating pelvic pain and voiding dysfunction patients. In 2014, she received her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC). This certification recognizes the advanced set of skills necessary to treat her patients. She has taken many post graduate continuing education courses related to pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain syndromes for men and women. She recently become a 200 hour certified yoga instructor.

Please call 757-466-3406 to RSVP

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Nov
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

STAY STRONG Class at Pelvic Health & Lymphedema Clinic/Baton Rouge General Hospital

  • Pelvic Health & Lymphedema Clinic, Baton Rouge General Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Susan Giglio.  Registration requested but not required.
Register by calling 225-763-4243

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Nov
17
12:00pm12:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at Milan General Hospital

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Carol Blair.

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Nov
17
10:00am10:00am

STAY STRONG Class at Fiftyforward Donelson Station

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Call 615-883-8375 with questions. Class will be hosted by K. Lynne Odom, PT, MOMT.

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Nov
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

STAY STRONG Class at ATI Physical Therapy

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Lucie R. Khadduri, PT, PRPC, Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner

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Nov
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at Midwest Physical Therapy Services

  • Midwest Physical Therapy Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Please contact us at 402-933-8383 to register, or for any additional questions.
Class will be hosted by Cheryl Winiski, PT and Britnee Hoffner, PTA. 

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Nov
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at POST-Wellness by Design

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Lizanne Pastore PT, MA, COMT.  Lizanne received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 1987. As an orthopedic manual therapist, Lizanne sees people with myriad musculo-skeletal-neural issues, and since 2005 she has specialized in women’s health and the pelvic floor, treating both women and men using a broad integrative approach. She particularly enjoys working with the ante and post-partum mama and those with hard to treat pelvic pain. Additionally, Lizanne holds an M.A. in Somatic Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. The somatic approach encourages patients to explore a level of body awareness that is often missing in the Western medical model, and it grounds her philosophy of treating people as dynamic, multi-system beings, all with unique concerns and enormous potential to heal.

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Nov
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

STAY STRONG Class at Circle of Health

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Michele Forsberg PT from Align PT and Suzan Fleck Lic. Acupuncturist.

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Nov
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

STAY STRONG Class at Greenville Women's Clinic

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Allyson Daugherty of Greenville Women's Clinic

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Nov
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

STAY Strong Class at STARS

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Liz Simons.

Registration is required. Please email Liz Simons at ESimons@northwell.edu to register.

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Nov
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

STAY STRONG Class at St. Joseph

  • St. Joesph Health, General Hospital Campus, Burre Room (map)
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Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Sarah Landis.

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Nov
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Stay Strong Class at CTMC Rehabilitation Institute

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Tiffany Lee. Please call 512-557-6310 to RSVP

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Nov
12
10:00am10:00am

STAY STRONG Class at Nelson Chiropractic & Pilates Center

  • Nelson Chiropractic & Pilates Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to learn about caring for your pelvic floor through menopause and beyond.   We'll review the function of the pelvic floor, and the many changes and problems (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse) that can occur as women go through menopause.  This class will focus on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be led by Amanda Heritage, NE DPT

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Nov
12
10:00am10:00am

STAY STRONG Class at Zion Physical Therapy

Zion Physical Therapy is hosting a FREE Pelvic Floor strengthening class!
The Pelvic Floor plays a vital role in reducing the risk of incontinence and improving core stability. Dr. Staci Levine, DPT, OCS, Dr. Carolyn Yates DPT, and Dr. Meghan Mizrachi DPT in conjunction with the National Association for Continence are proud to offer a FREE pelvic floor strengthening class. This year’s curriculum (entitled “STAY STRONG”) will again focus on the pelvic floor but will be geared toward the peri-menopausal/menopausal woman. We plan to educate women on their anatomy, talk about how the pelvic floor changes as we age, and provide tips on how to “STAY STRONG” to prevent leakage and incontinence. Don’t miss it!


The class will be held at:
Zion Physical Therapy
1556 3rd Ave Suite 211 (3rd Ave between 87th and 88th St.)
New York, NY 10128
Saturday November 12th, 10am

Staci Levine, Carolyn Yates and Meghan Mizrachi are all pelvic floor physical therapists trained through the Herman and Wallace Institute.
Bring a yoga mat, water and questions!


Please RSVP to info@zionpt.com
Hope to see you there!

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Nov
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at The Woman's Center For Advanced Pelvic Surgery

  • The Woman's Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery (map)
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Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by Andrea Levkowitz.

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Nov
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

STAY STRONG Class at CORE 3 Physical Therapy

Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that men and women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be hosted by: Certified Pelvic floor therapist Danielle Knippenberg, MPT, GCS, PRPC, graduate of University of Scranton who specializes in treatment of women and men with incontinence and chronic pelvic pain.

Call CORE 3 Physical Therapy at 267-308-5330 for any questions. Registration preferred but not required.

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Nov
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

STAY STRONG Class at Providence Newberg Medical Center, Dundee Classroom

  • Providence Newberg Medical Center, Dundee Room (map)
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Join us as we learn about the pelvic floor and how it changes as women experience menopause.  This class will discuss common problems that women can experience with their pelvic floor (such as leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse), and focuses on a more holistic way to address, and even prevent, these problems. 

Class will be presented by Ann Scherner, PT, Kara Knox, PT, and Savannah Bettis, PT

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