Volume 5, Number 1: Spring Equinox, 2003

Wanted: Women Past Menopause to Evaluate Progresterone Therapy for Hot Flushes - BC Endocrine Research Foundation

We are looking for women to participate in a 4 month research study on hot flushes and blood vessel function. We are comparing natural progesterone (Prometrium®) with a placebo (dummy pill). You will keep a daily record of hot flushes during these four months. The study includes four office visits, with two assessments of your blood vessel function. This study is independently funded. Prometrium® and placebo provided by Schering Canada.

To participate, you must:

  • Be past menopause (1-10 years since your last menstrual period)
  • Currently experience hot flushes and/or night sweats
  • Have no heart disease or history of heart disease
  • Have no risk factors for heart disease (e.g. smoker, very overweight)
  • Have taken no estrogen, progesterone or birth control pills within 6 months.

You will receive:

  • Study medication or placebo
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Cholesterol and diabetes test results.

Study by UBC Endocrinologist Dr. Jerilynn Prior. For more information, contact:

Christine Hitchcock, PhD
phone: (604) 875-5917
email: chitchco@ubc.ca

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B.C. Endocrine Research Foundation

#4116 - 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V5Z 1M9

Email: aleta.allen@vch.ca
Tel: (604) 875-5929

Board of Directors

President: Dr. Marshall Dahl
Vice-President: Dr. David M. Thompson

Board Members: Dr. Keith Dawson, Dr. Jason Kong, Dr. Ehud Ur, Dr. Jerilynn Prior, Dr. Tom Elliott, Dr. Breay Paty, Dr. Sandra Sirrs

Bookkeeper: Nancy Walker

Administrator: Aleta Allen