Judy Macer

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This paper documents recruitment for the Estrogen Replacement and Atherosclerosis trial, a multicenter, placebo-controlled, double-blind angiographic trial of the effects of opposed and unopposed estrogen on coronary atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women (average scheduled duration of follow-up 3.2 years). We compare costs, yields, and participant(More)
A skin conductance monitoring system was developed and shown to reliably acquire and record hot flash events in both supervised laboratory and unsupervised ambulatory conditions. The 7.2 × 3.8 × 1.2 cm(3) monitor consists of a disposable adhesive patch supporting two hydrogel electrodes and a reusable, miniaturized, enclosed electronic circuit board that(More)
BACKGROUND Higher body mass index is associated with worse hot flushes during menopause but the effect of weight loss on flushing is unclear. METHODS Self-administered questionnaires were used to assess bothersome hot flushes in a 6-month randomized controlled trial of an intensive behavioral weight loss program (intervention) vs a structured health(More)
A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was undertaken to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a 3-mg prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) vaginal suppository for the initiation of cervical ripening before the induction of labor. All patients were required to have an initial Bishop score of 4 or les. The 3-mg PGE2 vaginal suppository was found(More)
A prospective randomized study of 85 parturients was undertaken comparing the safety and efficacy of a 3-mg prostaglandin E2 vaginal suppository with intravenous oxytocin for the induction of labor. All patients were required to have a Bishop's score of 5 or higher. Labor was successfully induced in 98% of the patients in both groups by their respective(More)
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