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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

You may be able to take part in the Hot Flash Study if you are:
  • Female
  • 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
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago, IL
Compensation is available. Please discuss with the study team when they contact you.

Study Information

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.

Principal Investigator

David R. Walega, MD

David R. Walega, MD

Primary Specialty: PainMedicine