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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

Agochukwu, Nnenaya Q., Jonathan B. Wiseman, Abigail R. Smith, Margaret E. Helmuth, Kevin P. Weinfurt, Aruna V. Sarma, James W. Griffith, et al. “Correlation of symptom severity and bother in individuals seeking care for lower urinary tract symptoms.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 38:S120–21. WILEY, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Dunivan, Gena C., Andrew L. Sussman, J Eric Jelovsek, Vivian Sung, Uduak U. Andy, Alicia Ballard, Sharon Jakus-Waldman, et al. “Gaining the patient perspective on pelvic floor disorders' surgical adverse events.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 220, no. 2 (February 2019): 185.e1-185.e10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2018.10.033.

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Amundsen, Cindy L., Margaret E. Helmuth, Abigail R. Smith, John O. L. DeLancey, Catherine S. Bradley, Kathryn E. Flynn, Kimberly S. Kenton, et al. “Longitudinal changes in symptom-based female and male luts cluster characteristics and factors associated with change.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 38:S85–86. WILEY, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Andreev, Victor P., Gang Liu, John O. L. DeLancey, J Quentin Clemens, Claire C. Yang, H Henry Lai, Anne P. Cameron, et al. “Refinement of symptom-based female LUTS clusters by using the three-day bladder diary data.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 38:S95–96. WILEY, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Agochukwu, Nnenaya Q., Jonathan B. Wiseman, Abigail R. Smith, Margaret E. Helmuth, Kevin P. Weinfurt, Aruna V. Sarma, James W. Griffith, et al. “Relationship between symptom bother and severity in individuals seeking care for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 38:S86–87. WILEY, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Cameron, Anne P., Abigail R. Smith, H Henry Lai, Catherine S. Bradley, Alice B. Liu, Robert M. Merion, Brenda W. Gillespie, et al. “Bowel function, sexual function, and symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse in women with and without urinary incontinence.” Neurourol Urodyn 37, no. 8 (November 2018): 2586–96. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23587.

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Lai, H Henry, Bruce Naliboff, Alice B. Liu, Cindy L. Amundsen, Joshua S. Shimony, Vincent A. Magnotta, Joseph J. Shaffer, et al. “The LURN Research Network Neuroimaging and Sensory Testing (NIST) Study: Design, protocols, and operations.” Contemp Clin Trials 74 (November 2018): 76–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2018.09.010.

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Abelson, Benjamin, Daniel Sun, Lauren Que, Rebecca A. Nebel, Dylan Baker, Patrick Popiel, Cindy L. Amundsen, et al. “Sex differences in lower urinary tract biology and physiology.” Biology of Sex Differences 9, no. 1 (October 22, 2018): 45. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13293-018-0204-8.

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Siddiqui, Nazema Y., Jonathan B. Wiseman, David Cella, Catherine S. Bradley, H Henry Lai, Margaret E. Helmuth, Abigail R. Smith, et al. “Mental Health, Sleep and Physical Function in Treatment Seeking Women with Urinary Incontinence.” J Urol 200, no. 4 (October 2018): 848–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2018.04.076.

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Amundsen, Cindy L., Yuko M. Komesu, Christopher Chermansky, W Thomas Gregory, Deborah L. Myers, Emily F. Honeycutt, Sandip P. Vasavada, et al. “Two-Year Outcomes of Sacral Neuromodulation Versus OnabotulinumtoxinA for Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized Trial.” European Urology 74, no. 1 (July 2018): 66–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2018.02.011.

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