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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

Horvath, Eric E., Paul B. Yoo, Cindy L. Amundsen, George D. Webster, and Warren M. Grill. “Conditional and continuous electrical stimulation increase cystometric capacity in persons with spinal cord injury.” Neurourol Urodyn 29, no. 3 (March 2010): 401–7. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20766.

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Siddiqui, Nazema Y., Jennifer M. Wu, and Cindy L. Amundsen. “Efficacy and adverse events of sacral nerve stimulation for overactive bladder: A systematic review.” Neurourol Urodyn 29 Suppl 1 (2010): S18–23. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20786.

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Preud’homme, X. A., C. L. Amundsen, G. D. Webster, and A. D. Krystal. “MONITORED NIGHTTIME BLADDER FUNCTION: COMPARISONS BETWEEN PATIENTS WITH INSOMNIA AND THOSE WITH OVERACTIVE BLADDER SYNDROME.” Sleep 33 (January 1, 2010): A293–A293.

Scholars@Duke

Krystal, A. D., X. A. Preud’homme, C. L. Amundsen, and G. D. Webster. “NOCTURNAL DETRUSOR OVERACTIVITY IN OVERACTIVE BLADDER SYNDROME: A NOCTURNAL CYSTOMETROGRAPHIC AND POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC STUDY.” Sleep 33 (January 1, 2010): A293–A293.

Scholars@Duke

Preud’homme, X. A., C. L. Amundsen, G. D. Webster, and A. D. Krystal. “SELF-REPORTED SLEEP: HOW DO PATIENTS WITH OAB COMPARE TO INSOMNIACS AND NORMAL SUBJECTS?” Sleep 33 (January 1, 2010): A292–A292.

Scholars@Duke

Siddiqui, Nazema Y., Cindy L. Amundsen, Anthony G. Visco, Evan R. Myers, and Jennifer M. Wu. “Cost-effectiveness of sacral neuromodulation versus intravesical botulinum A toxin for treatment of refractory urge incontinence.” J Urol 182, no. 6 (December 2009): 2799–2804. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2009.08.031.

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Yoo, P. B., E. E. Horvath, C. L. Amundsen, G. D. Webster, and W. M. Grill. “Intraurethral activation of excitatory bladder reflexes in persons with spinal cord injury.” Conference Proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, December 1, 2009, 6781–84.

Scholars@Duke

Nager, Charles W., Linda Brubaker, Firouz Daneshgari, Heather J. Litman, Kimberly J. Dandreo, Larry Sirls, Gary E. Lemack, et al. “Design of the Value of Urodynamic Evaluation (ValUE) trial: A non-inferiority randomized trial of preoperative urodynamic investigations.” Contemp Clin Trials 30, no. 6 (November 2009): 531–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2009.07.001.

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Flynn, Michael K., Cindy L. Amundsen, MaryAnn Perevich, Fan Liu, and George D. Webster. “Outcome of a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of botulinum A toxin for refractory overactive bladder.” J Urol 181, no. 6 (June 2009): 2608–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2009.01.117.

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Wu, Jennifer M., Nazema Y. Siddiqui, Cindy L. Amundsen, Evan R. Myers, Laura J. Havrilesky, and Anthony G. Visco. “Cost-effectiveness of botulinum toxin a versus anticholinergic medications for idiopathic urge incontinence.” J Urol 181, no. 5 (May 2009): 2181–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2009.01.037.

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