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Hysterectomy and Menopause Clinical Trials

by Kathy | Posted On Date 07-23-2014 - 06:27 PM

THE ULTRA STUDY: For women seeking a minimally invasive alternative to hysterectomy, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (Acessa™) may be a good treatment option. ULTRA is a study of this new, FDA approved fibroid treatment. Radiofrequency ablation (Acessa™) uses heat to destroy fibroid tissue during a laparoscopic surgery. Women return home on the same day as the procedure and are back to their normal activities in 5-9 days. The goal of the study is to evaluate how fibroid symptoms change over time after radiofrequency ablation (Acessa™).

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you:
  1. Are at least 21 years of age
  2. Have uterine fibroids that cause heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure or discomfort, urinary or bowel symptoms, or dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)
  3. Are able to undergo laparoscopic surgery

If you are interested in participating in ULTRA, please contact the study coordinator, Stephanie Lemp.

Contact number: 650-784-0531 & Email: [email protected].

Visit our ULTRA Study website for complete details.

by Kathy | Posted On Date 12-05-2013 - 11:36 AM

Endometriosis Pain? Consider volunteering for the SOLSTICE Clinical Research Study.

The pain you feel is real…even if others can’t see it.

If you have endometriosis and are interested in being part of an upcoming research study, see if you qualify by filling out a brief questionnaire.

Who Could Qualify for this Study?

Women who are:
  • 18 to 49 years old
  • Have moderate to severe endometriosis pain
  • Are not taking pain medication to treat a chronic disease other than endometriosis

What is SOLSTICE evaluating?
This study is evaluating an investigational drug to see if it helps manage moderate to severe endometriosis pain.

Why is clinical research important?
  • Clinical research is a vital step in the process of developing new future medications, treatments, and vaccinations.
  • Volunteering for a clinical research study may help researchers evaluate investigational drugs that may help patients in the future.
  • Participation may provide you with access to investigational drugs that are not available to the public.

Learn more about the study at www.SolsticeEndoStudy.com.

by Kathy | Posted On Date 08-03-2012 - 07:02 PM

Are you a woman who has had a hysterectomy within the past year? Was your hysterectomy performed for a non-cancerous condition? Lastly, are you in a romantic relationship? If so, you may benefit from participating in our research

We are seeking volunteers to help us understand hysterectomy, sexuality, and the influence of romantic partners on physical and emotional health after surgery. There is little information available about how the partner's adjustment to surgery affects the patient (you!). We are hoping to fill this gap in knowledge with your responses.

If you are interested and have approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete a survey, please click the link below:


You will be provided information about the research and have the option to participate. Contact information for Erin is provided. I encourage you to send an email to Erin with your questions and concerns.

Thank you very much for considering. Your responses are very important and helpful.

by Kathy | Posted On Date 07-08-2011 - 06:20 AM

Researchers at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are conducting a study to examine a computerized decision support guide for women undergoing hysterectomy. The goal of the guide is to help women who are scheduled for hysterectomy make informed decisions regarding whether to keep their ovaries or to have them removed (oophorectomy).

Eligible patients are randomly assigned to view two different versions of the computerized decision support guide. Here’s what the study involves:
• One phone interview, which includes viewing the computerized decision support guide. This interview will take about 45-60 minutes.
• Two telephone interviews, which will take about 20 minutes.

Participants are required to meet ALL of the following criteria:
• 40 years of age or older
• English speaking
• Pre-menopausal
• Scheduled to undergo hysterectomy for a noncancerous reason
• No personal history of breast or ovarian cancer
This research project may help other women who need to make the difficult decisions in the future! Your information will be kept strictly confidential, and all participants will receive $80 as remuneration.

Please send an email to [email protected] if you are interested in hearing more about the study. Please provide your name and a telephone number for us to contact you.

This study is being conducted by Drs. Miriam Kuppermann and Vanessa Jacoby and their colleagues at UCSF.

Contact name: Shirley Wong / Jane Cho
Email: [email protected]

by Kathy | Posted On Date 08-20-2010 - 11:29 AM

Are you post-menopausal and experiencing several hot flashes a day?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study to test the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication, which is taken by mouth, in women who are experiencing moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms, commonly called hot flashes, associated with menopause.

by Kathy | Posted On Date 10-05-2009 - 06:00 PM

Loss of Desire/Libido Study - Post-menopause (Natural menopause or loss of ovaries)

Notice: This trial is no longer taking new participants.

You knew a lot would change when you went through menopause – whether it happened naturally or through surgery. But one thing you weren’t completely prepared for may have been finding yourself less interested in sex. You may have had a healthy sex life but now perhaps it seems no matter what you do, you can’t get in the mood. And these kind of problems aren’t limited to the bedroom, because your lack of sex drive places additional stress on other aspects of your life, such as your relationship with your significant other.

What you may not realize is your decrease in sexual desire is a common medical condition that affects many women just like you. After you go through menopause or have your ovaries removed, your body usually decreases its production of testosterone – a hormone that affects many things, including your sex drive. Though usually thought of as a male hormone, testosterone plays a role in many functions in women, including sex drive. Low testosterone may contribute to the symptoms of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), which is the decrease or absence of desire for sex that causes personal distress and, possibly, relationship problems.

A medical research study is being conducted for women who have gone through menopause or had their ovaries removed and are experiencing a decrease in sexual desire. The study will include 3,500 patients nationwide.

The primary purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of LibiGel®, an investigational medication for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). If you are interested, you will be evaluated to further determine your eligibility. If you qualify, you will receive investigational medication, study-related medical exams and lab tests at no charge. You may also receive financial compensation for time and travel.

If you are interested in seeing if you may qualify for the study, call 1-877-BLOOM-81. You will learn more about the study and ask you a few questions to see if you are eligible. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in the study, please feel free to forward this email as you like.
We are looking forward to hearing from you about this study to help find a future treatment for women with low sexual desire.

Thank you

Notice: This trial is no longer taking new participants.

by Kathy | Posted On Date 07-29-2009 - 05:06 PM

If a doctor has said you need a hysterectomy, you may qualify to participate in a research study that Lotus Clinical Research is conducting to test investigational pain medication.

You would receive at no cost to you the hysterectomy surgery and all study-related physical exams and lab tests, if you meet the standard medical indications for a hysterectomy and also meet certain other study criteria.

If you are interested, call the number below for more information.

Nationally known for its expertise in surgical research, Lotus has enrolled more than 2,000 people into its clinical trials since 2001. Our services are provided at a premier state of the art hospital in Pasadena, CA by an experienced and respected board-certified gynecologist.


by Kathy | Posted On Date 07-28-2009 - 06:33 AM

Dear Hyster Sisters Member,

My name is Lauren Collins and I am a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Endocrine department at Boston Medical Center. The Endocrinology department studies hormones and how they work in the human body.

Currently we are working on a research study in women that looks at the hormones testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone is a hormone normally produced by a woman’s ovaries and affects many things including sexual function, mood, energy level, muscle size and strength, and how a person thinks. Testosterone may also positively affect the amount of fat distributed in the body.

This study is for women who are ages 21-60 who have had their uterus removed. This research examines how testosterone in combination with estrogen affects a woman's mind and body.

If this sounds interesting and you would like to learn more, please give me a call and I can answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Lauren Collins, NP
[email protected]
Boston Medical Center
670 Albany St
Boston, MA 02118

by Kathy | Posted On Date 09-29-2008 - 09:18 AM

Are you suffering or have you suffered from heavy periods caused by fibroids? Make a Difference in Women’s Healthcare. Participate in this survey for improving options for treating uterine fibroids.

by Kathy | Posted On Date 08-05-2008 - 12:58 PM

If you are a woman between the ages of 21 and 50 who has had a hysterectomy, you can contribute to our research by answering a series of online questions that cover a variety of topics including demographic information, your hysterectomy procedure, and your sexuality. The study will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

If you decide to continue, you will be presented with a study information sheet that will provide you with a more detailed explanation of the study as well as a consent form.

Thank you for your time and interest.

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