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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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Publications

Connolly, AnnaMarie, Alice Goepfert, Anita Blanchard, Elizabeth Buys, Nicole Donnellan, Cindy L. Amundsen, Shelley L. Galvin, and Kimberly Kenton. “myTIPreport and Training for Independent Practice: A Tool for Real-Time Workplace Feedback for Milestones and Procedural Skills.” J Grad Med Educ 10, no. 1 (February 2018): 70–77. https://doi.org/10.4300/JGME-D-17-00137.1.

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Clemens, J Quentin, Jonathan B. Wiseman, Ziya Kirkali, Megan S. Bradley, Cindy L. Amundsen, Abigail R. Smith, and Anne P. Cameron. “PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF NOCTURIA IN THE LURN COHORT.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 37:S608–S608. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Clemens, J Quentin, Jonathan B. Wiseman, Abigail R. Smith, Cindy L. Amundsen, Claire C. Yang, Megan S. Bradley, Ziya Kirkali, and Anne P. Cameron. “PREVALENCE AND IMPACT OF GLOBAL POLYURIA: RESULTS FROM THE SYMPTOMS OF LOWER URINARY TRACT DYSFUNCTION RESEARCH NETWORK (LURN) STUDY.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 37:S604–5. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Komesu, Yuko M., Cindy L. Amundsen, Holly E. Richter, Stephen W. Erickson, Mary F. Ackenbom, Uduak U. Andy, Vivian W. Sung, et al. “Refractory urgency urinary incontinence treatment in women: impact of age on outcomes and complications.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 218, no. 1 (January 2018): 111.e1-111.e9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2017.10.006.

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Richter, H. E., C. L. Amundsen, S. W. Erickson, J. E. Jelovsek, Y. Komesu, C. Chermansky, H. S. Harvie, et al. “Characteristics Associated with Treatment Response and Satisfaction in Women Undergoing OnabotulinumtoxinA and Sacral Neuromodulation for Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence.” Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 72, no. 12 (December 1, 2017): 709–11. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ogx.0000527551.60666.74.

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Meekins, A Rebecca, Nazema Y. Siddiqui, Cindy L. Amundsen, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, and Alexis A. Dieter. “Improving Postoperative Efficiency: An Algorithm for Expedited Void Trials After Urogynecologic Surgery.” South Med J 110, no. 12 (December 2017): 785–90. https://doi.org/10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000733.

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McGee, Meredith J., Brandon D. Swan, Zachary C. Danziger, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Warren M. Grill. “Multiple Reflex Pathways Contribute to Bladder Activation by Intraurethral Stimulation in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury.” Urology 109 (November 2017): 210–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2017.07.041.

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Weidner, Alison C., Matthew D. Barber, Alayne Markland, David D. Rahn, Yvonne Hsu, Elizabeth R. Mueller, Sharon Jakus-Waldman, et al. “Perioperative Behavioral Therapy and Pelvic Muscle Strengthening Do Not Enhance Quality of Life After Pelvic Surgery: Secondary Report of a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Phys Ther 97, no. 11 (November 1, 2017): 1075–83. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzx077.

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Richter, Holly E., C. L. Amundsen, S. W. Erickson, J. E. Jelovsek, Y. Komesu, C. Chermansky, H. S. Harvie, et al. “Characteristics Associated with Treatment Response and Satisfaction in Women Undergoing OnabotulinumtoxinA and Sacral Neuromodulation for Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence.” J Urol 198, no. 4 (October 2017): 890–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2017.04.103.

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