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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

Anger, J. T., A. J. Brown, and C. L. Amundsen. “Sexual dysfunction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: The effects of testosterone, obesity, and depression.” Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery 13, no. 3 (May 1, 2007): 119–24. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0b013e318062225e.

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Cundiff, Geoffrey W., Cindy L. Amundsen, Alfred E. Bent, Kimberly W. Coates, Joseph I. Schaffer, Kris Strohbehn, and Victoria L. Handa. “The PESSRI study: symptom relief outcomes of a randomized crossover trial of the ring and Gellhorn pessaries.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 196, no. 4 (April 2007): 405.e1-405.e8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2007.02.018.

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Foster, Raymond T., Cindy L. Amundsen, and George D. Webster. “The utility of magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis and surgical planning before transvaginal periurethral diverticulectomy in women.” Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18, no. 3 (March 2007): 315–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-006-0145-3.

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Lemack, Gary E., Cindy Amundsen, Gopal Badlani, Tomas Griebling, Kenneth Peters, Larissa Rodriguez, Ajay Singla, Christopher Smith, Maryrose Sullivan, and Alexis Te. “Highlights from the combined Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, and International Society of Pelvic Neuromodulation annual meeting.” J Urol 177, no. 2 (February 2007): 691–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2006.09.054.

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Dylewski, Drew A., Margaret G. Jamison, Kristy M. Borawski, Neil D. Sherman, Cindy L. Amundsen, and George D. Webster. “A statistical comparison of pad numbers versus pad weights in the quantification of urinary incontinence.” Neurourol Urodyn 26, no. 1 (2007): 3–7. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20352.

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Amundsen, Cindy L., Matthew Parsons, Bill Tissot, Linda Cardozo, Ananias Diokno, and Alfred C. Coats. “Bladder diary measurements in asymptomatic females: functional bladder capacity, frequency, and 24-hr volume.” Neurourol Urodyn 26, no. 3 (2007): 341–49. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20241.

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Parsons, Matthew, Cindy L. Amundsen, Linda Cardozo, Maria Vella, George D. Webster, Alfred C. Coats, and Alfred C. Bladder Diary Research Team. “Bladder diary patterns in detrusor overactivity and urodynamic stress incontinence.” Neurourol Urodyn 26, no. 6 (2007): 800–806. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20406.

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Goldman, Howard B., Jeffrey Mangel, and Cindy L. Amundsen. “Dorsal genital nerve stimulation for the treatment of refractory overactive bladder symptoms.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 26:1109–10. WILEY-LISS, 2007.

Scholars@Duke

Foster, Raymond T., Elizabeth J. Anoia, George D. Webster, and Cindy L. Amundsen. “In patients undergoing neuromodulation for intractable urge incontinence a reduction in 24-hr pad weight after the initial test stimulation best predicts long-term patient satisfaction.” Neurourol Urodyn 26, no. 2 (2007): 213–17. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20330.

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