Northwestern Medicine Hot Flash Study

northwestern-medicine-hot-flash-studyAre you bothered by hot flashes?

Participants are invited to join a research study involving hot flashes for post-menopausal women aged 40 to 70 years old who have moderate to severe hot flashes. This study is being done to determine whether a non-hormonal intervention utilizing a numbing injection can reduce the number and severity of hot flashes in post menopausal women.

If you decide to participate and are eligible, you will be asked to: 

  • Come for five visits over seven months at Northwestern Medicine in downtown Chicago
  • Maintain a hot flash diary for seven months
  • Complete quality-of-life questionnaires
  • Receive a non-hormonal intervention utilizing a numbing injection

Study Title: Stellate Ganglion Blockade for the Management of Vasomotor Symptoms 
IRB Number:​ STU00203490​ 
PI Name: David R. Walega, MD, MSCI

Participants will be paid for their participation.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following questionnaire to help assess whether you might be eligible to participate in this study.

Please click the link to access the pre-screen survey: