Urine leakage does not need to be part of your life. We would like to know if vitamin D can help treat urinary symptoms. If you are female, age 50 or older and experiencing urinary leakage, you may qualify for this study. The UAB Continence Clinic, located at The Kirklin Clinic, is conducting a research study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Office on Research of Women¹s Health (ORHW) and the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease (NIDDK). The study is examining the relationship between urine leakage and treatment with vitamin D. This 12 week study involves 4 clinic visits and two telephone visits.  Study visits are at no cost and participants will be compensated. Interested? Please call 975-3503 and mention the Vitamin D study. It is a blinded randomized controlled trial to see if Vitamin D will improve urge incontinence in women over 50.
The NIH ESTEEM Study may work for you. ESTEEM is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study evaluating whether combining surgery and pelvic exercises works better for Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI) compared to surgery alone. Women 21 and older who desire surgery for their urine leakage may be eligible. For more information, contact our research team at 934-5498. Compensation is provided.
Losing control of your bowels? The LIBERATE study may be right for you! Twenty million American women of all ages suffer from fecal incontinence, also known as Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL), and we rarely talk about it. UAB is conducting a research study on a treatment for women with bowel control problems. Study participation may last approximately 15 months. You may be eligible to participate if you experience loss of bowel control, are female age 19 or older and have a history of accidental bowel leakage for at least 6 months. For more information, please call 934-3178. Compensation will be provided.

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