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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

Losada, Liliana, Cindy L. Amundsen, James Ashton-Miller, Toby Chai, Clare Close, Margot Damaser, Michael DiSanto, et al. “Expert Panel Recommendations on Lower Urinary Tract Health of Women Across Their Life Span.” J Womens Health (Larchmt) 25, no. 11 (November 2016): 1086–96. https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2016.5895.

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Amundsen, Cindy L., Holly E. Richter, Shawn A. Menefee, Yuko M. Komesu, Lily A. Arya, W Thomas Gregory, Deborah L. Myers, et al. “OnabotulinumtoxinA vs Sacral Neuromodulation on Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” Jama 316, no. 13 (October 4, 2016): 1366–74. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2016.14617.

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Sung, Vivian W., Diane Borello-France, Gena Dunivan, Marie Gantz, Emily S. Lukacz, Pamela Moalli, Diane K. Newman, et al. “Methods for a multicenter randomized trial for mixed urinary incontinence: rationale and patient-centeredness of the ESTEEM trial.” Int Urogynecol J 27, no. 10 (October 2016): 1479–90. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-016-3031-7.

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Yang, Claire C., Kevin P. Weinfurt, Robert M. Merion, Ziya Kirkali, and Ziya LURN Study Group. “Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network.” J Urol 196, no. 1 (July 2016): 146–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2016.01.007.

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Bradley, Megan S., Marcella G. Willis-Gray, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Microhematuria in Postmenopausal Women: Adherence to Guidelines in a Tertiary Care Setting.” J Urol 195, no. 4 Pt 1 (April 2016): 937–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2015.10.136.

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Scales, Charles, Melissa Greiner, Lesley Curtis, Brad Hammill, Andrew Peterson, Cindy Amundsen, Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, Mitchell Heflin, and Kenneth Schmader. “MP25-15 INITIAL PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR OVERACTIVE BLADDER SYMPTOMS AMONG MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES.” Journal of Urology 195, no. 4S (April 2016). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2016.02.792.

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Scales, Charles, Melissa Greiner, Lesley Curtis, Brad Hammill, Andrew Peterson, Cindy Amundsen, Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, Mitchell Heflin, and Kenneth Schmader. “MP25-16 MEDICATION SWITCHING AFTER INITIAL PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR OVERACTIVE BLADDER.” Journal of Urology 195, no. 4S (April 2016). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2016.02.793.

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Eric Jelovsek, J., Alayne D. Markland, William E. Whitehead, Matthew D. Barber, Diane K. Newman, Rebecca G. Rogers, Keisha Dyer, et al. “Controlling anal incontinence in women by performing anal exercises with biofeedback or loperamide (CAPABLe) trial: Design and methods.” Contemp Clin Trials 44 (September 2015): 164–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2015.08.009.

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Edenfield, Autumn L., Cindy L. Amundsen, Jennifer M. Wu, Pamela J. Levin, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Posterior tibial nerve stimulation for the treatment of fecal incontinence: a systematic evidence review.” Obstet Gynecol Surv 70, no. 5 (May 2015): 329–41. https://doi.org/10.1097/OGX.0000000000000171.

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McGee, Meredith J., Cindy L. Amundsen, and Warren M. Grill. “Electrical stimulation for the treatment of lower urinary tract dysfunction after spinal cord injury.” J Spinal Cord Med 38, no. 2 (March 2015): 135–46. https://doi.org/10.1179/2045772314Y.0000000299.

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