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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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Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Karstens, Lisa, Nazema Y. Siddiqui, Tamara Zaza, Alecsander Barstad, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Tatyana A. Sysoeva. “Benchmarking DNA isolation kits used in analyses of the urinary microbiome.” Sci Rep 11, no. 1 (March 17, 2021): 6186. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85482-1.

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Hendrickson, Whitney K., Cindy L. Amundsen, David D. Rahn, Isuzu Meyer, Megan S. Bradley, Ariana L. Smith, Deborah L. Myers, J Eric Jelovsek, and Emily S. Lukacz. “Comparison of 100 U With 200 U of Intradetrusor OnabotulinumToxinA for Nonneurogenic Urgency Incontinence.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 3 (March 1, 2021): 140–46. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000001020.

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Bickhaus, Jennifer A., Megan S. Bradley, Cindy L. Amundsen, Anthony G. Visco, Tracy Truong, Yi-Ju Li, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Does a Recent Urinary Tract Infection Increase the Risk of Postprocedure Urinary Tract Infection After Onabotulinum Toxin A?” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 2 (February 1, 2021): 121–25. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000753.

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Bickhaus, Jennifer A., Matthew O. Fraser, Alison C. Weidner, Friederike L. Jayes, Cindy L. Amundsen, Ken Gall, Frank C. Marini, Stanley J. Robboy, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Evaluation of Host Immune Cellular and Extracellular Matrix Responses to Prolapse Mesh With and Without Tension in a Rat Model.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 2 (February 1, 2021): e385–91. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000943.

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Bickhaus, Jennifer A., Matthew O. Fraser, Alison C. Weidner, Friederike L. Jayes, Cindy L. Amundsen, Ken Gall, Andrew T. Miller, Frank C. Marini, Stanley J. Robboy, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Polycarbonate Urethane Mesh: A New Material for Pelvic Reconstruction.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 2 (February 1, 2021): e469–75. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000964.

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Geynisman-Tan, Julia, Margaret Helmuth, Abigail R. Smith, H Henry Lai, Cindy L. Amundsen, Catherine S. Bradley, Margaret G. Mueller, et al. “Prevalence of childhood trauma and its association with lower urinary tract symptoms in women and men in the LURN study.” In Neurourol Urodyn, 40:632–41, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24613.

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Mueller, Margaret G., Uduak Andy, Lisa Brennaman, Alexis A. Dieter, Anna C. Kirby, Jonathan Shepherd, W Thomas Gregory, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Cindy L. Developed by the AUGS Junior Faculty Research Network. “A Blueprint for Creating Mentored, Collaborative Networks for Early-Career Physician-Scientists.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 1 (January 1, 2021): 5–8. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000994.

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Meekins, A Rebecca, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Alison C. Weidner. “Streamlining Postoperative Void Trials: A Study Comparing Standard Backfill Versus Backfill in the Operating Room.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 1 (January 1, 2021): e161–64. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000873.

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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 27, no. 1 (January 1, 2021): e106–11. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000833.

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