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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, Division Of Urology, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, 1995 - 1996
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, 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

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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South, Mary M. T., Jennifer M. Wu, George D. Webster, Alison C. Weidner, Jennifer J. Roelands, and Cindy L. Amundsen. “Early vs late midline sling lysis results in greater improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 200, no. 5 (May 2009): 564.e1-564.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2008.11.018.

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Wei, John, Ingrid Nygaard, Holly Richter, Morton Brown, Matthew Barber, Matthew Xiao Xu, Kimberly Kenton, et al. “Outcomes following vaginal prolapse repair and mid urethral sling (OPUS) trial--design and methods.” Clin Trials 6, no. 2 (April 2009): 162–71. https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774509102605.

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Yoo, Paul B., Eric E. Horvath, Cindy L. Amundsen, George D. Webster, and Warren M. Grill. “Intraurethral activation of excitatory bladder reflexes in persons with spinal cord injury.” Annu Int Conf Ieee Eng Med Biol Soc 2009 (2009): 6781–84. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5333982.

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Tissot, William, Cindy L. Amundsen, Ananias C. Diokno, George D. Webster, Alfred C. Coats, and Alfred C. Bladder Diary Research Team. “Bladder diary measurements in asymptomatic males: frequency, volume per void, and 24-hr volume.” Neurourol Urodyn 27, no. 3 (2008): 198–204. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20464.

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Goldman, Howard B., Cindy L. Amundsen, Jeffrey Mangel, Julie Grill, Maria Bennett, Kenneth J. Gustafson, and Warren M. Grill. “Dorsal genital nerve stimulation for the treatment of overactive bladder symptoms.” Neurourol Urodyn 27, no. 6 (2008): 499–503. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20544.

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Foster, Raymond T., Kristy M. Borawski, Mary M. South, Alison C. Weidner, George D. Webster, and Cindy L. Amundsen. “A randomized, controlled trial evaluating 2 techniques of postoperative bladder testing after transvaginal surgery.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 197, no. 6 (December 2007): 627.e1-627.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2007.08.017.

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