Northwestern Medicine Hot Flash Study
Participants are invited to join a research study involving hot flashes for postmenopausal 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 postmenopausal women.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can take part in the hot flash study?
- What will happen during the study?
- Where will the study take place?
- Will I receive compensation?
- 40-70 years old
- Postmenopausal (no menstrual period)
- Experiencing moderate to severe hot flashes
Researchers at Northwestern’s Department of Anesthesiology are testing a non-hormonal intervention utilizing a numbing injection for moderate to severe hot flashes in postmenopausal women. If you decide to participate and are eligible, you will be asked to:
- Come for five visits over seven months at Northwestern Memorial Hospital 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
For more information, read the study details on clinicaltrials.gov.