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Cindy Louise Amundsen, MD

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Roy T. Parker, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in the School of Medicine
Campus Mail: 5324 McFarland Drive Suite 310, Box 3192, Durham, NC 27617
Phone: (919) 401-1006
Email: cindy.amundsen@duke.edu

- Application of nerve stimulation (Interstim therapy) for control of continence
- Evaluation of botox therapy for urinary urge incontinence
- Evaluation and treatment for nocturnal voiding
- Application of nerve stimulation for control of continence and enable proper voiding in individuals with Spinal cord injuries
- Application of nerve stimulation for urinary retention
- Minimally invasive prolapse surgery using graft material for enhancing pelvic organ prolapse repairs
-Treatment for stress urinary incontinence with minimally invasive techniques
- Evaluation of the urinary microbiome as it relates to recurrent urinary tract infections and lower urinary tract symptoms

Education and Training

  • Urogynecology Fellowship, Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 1995 - 1996
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 1991 - 1995
  • M.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1991

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1997
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013

Research

Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction / Pelvic Floor Disorders

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Publications

Agochukwu-Mmonu, Nnenaya, Jonathan B. Wiseman, Abigail R. Smith, Margaret E. Helmuth, Aruna V. Sarma, Anne P. Cameron, Cindy L. Amundsen, et al. “Relationship of symptom severity and bother in individuals seeking care for lower urinary tract symptoms.” Neurourol Urodyn, August 6, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24466.

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Nobuhara, Chloe K., W Michael Bullock, Thomas Bunning, Brian Colin, Mary Cooter, Michael J. Devinney, Michael N. Ferrandino, et al. “A protocol to reduce self-reported pain scores and adverse events following lumbar punctures in older adults.” J Neurol 267, no. 7 (July 2020): 2002–6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-020-09797-1.

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Riccetto, Cássio L. Z. “Editorial Comment: Sacral neuromodulation versus onabotulinumtoxinA for refractory urgency urinary incontinence: impact on fecal incontinence symptoms and sexual function.” Int Braz J Urol 46, no. 4 (July 2020): 671–72. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2020.04.13.

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Kisby, Cassandra K., Anthony Visco, and Cindy Amundsen. “Response to "Intraurethral Lidocaine Use During Urodynamic Testing Deserves Further Study".” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 26, no. 7 (July 2020): 465. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000793.

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Harvie, Heidi S., Cindy L. Amundsen, Simon J. Neuwahl, Amanda A. Honeycutt, Emily S. Lukacz, Vivian W. Sung, Rebecca G. Rogers, et al. “Cost-Effectiveness of Sacral Neuromodulation versus OnabotulinumtoxinA for Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence: Results of the ROSETTA Randomized Trial.” J Urol 203, no. 5 (May 2020): 969–77. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000656.

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Gill, Bradley, Cindy L. Amundsen, Sonia Thomas, Lindsey Barden, Ariana Smith, Yuko Komesu, and J Eric Jelovsek. “INTRAOPERATIVE PREDICTORS OF SACRAL NEUROMODULATION IMPLANTATION & TREATMENT RESPONSE - RESULTS FROM THE ROSETTA TRIAL.” In Journal of Urology, 203:E1020–21. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Clemens, J Quentin, Jonathan B. Wiseman, Abigail R. Smith, Cindy L. Amundsen, Claire C. Yang, Megan S. Bradley, Ziya Kirkali, Nnenaya Q. Agochukwu, Anne P. Cameron, and Anne P. LURN Study Group. “Prevalence, subtypes, and correlates of nocturia in the symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network cohort.” Neurourol Urodyn 39, no. 4 (April 2020): 1098–1107. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24338.

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Meyer, Isuzu, Ryan E. Whitworth, Emily S. Lukacz, Ariana L. Smith, Vivian W. Sung, Anthony G. Visco, Mary F. Ackenbom, et al. “Outcomes of native tissue transvaginal apical approaches in women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.” Int Urogynecol J, March 7, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-020-04271-y.

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Erekson, Elisabeth, Shawn Menefee, Ryan E. Whitworth, Cindy L. Amundsen, Lily A. Arya, Yuko M. Komesu, Cecile A. Ferrando, et al. “The Design of a Prospective Trial to Evaluate the Role of Preoperative Frailty Assessment in Older Women Undergoing Surgery for the Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The FASt Supplemental Trial.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, January 25, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000833.

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