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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

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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Edenfield, Autumn L., Pamela J. Levin, Alexis A. Dieter, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Sexual activity and vaginal topography in women with symptomatic pelvic floor disorders.” J Sex Med 12, no. 2 (February 2015): 416–23. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsm.12716.

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Siddiqui, Nazema Y., Laura G. DuBois, Lisa St John-Williams, Thompson J. Will, Carole Grenier, Emily Burke, Matthew O. Fraser, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Susan K. Murphy. “Optimizing Urine Processing Protocols for Protein and Metabolite Detection.” J Proteomics Bioinform 2015, no. Suppl 14 (2015).

Scholars@Duke

Levin, Pamela June, Nazema Yusuf Siddiqui, Jennifer Marie Wu, and Cindy Louise Amundsen. “Psychosocial factors related to the use of InterStim® for the treatment of refractory overactive bladder.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 20, no. 5 (September 2014): 272–75. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000062.

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Siddiqui, N. Y., A. A. Dieter, C. L. Amundsen, J. M. Brooks, D. J. Degoski, and M. O. Fraser. “UNDERACTIVE BLADDER IN OBESE-PRONE RATS FED A HIGH FAT DIET.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 33:952–53. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Polin, M. R., A. L. Edenfield, A. A. Dieter, C. L. Amundsen, A. G. Visco, and A. C. Weidner. “PREDICTORS OF POSITIVE PREOPERATIVE URINE CULTURES IN ASYMPTOMATIC WOMEN UNDERGOING UROGYNECOLOGIC SURGERY.” International Urogynecology Journal 25 (July 1, 2014): S146–47.

Scholars@Duke

Zyczynski, Halina M., Larry T. Sirls, W Jerod Greer, David D. Rahn, Elizabeth Casiano, Peggy Norton, Hae-Young Kim, Linda Brubaker, and Linda Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. “Findings of universal cystoscopy at incontinence surgery and their sequelae.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 210, no. 5 (May 2014): 480.e1-480.e8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2013.12.040.

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Amundsen, Cindy L., Holly E. Richter, Shawn Menefee, Sandip Vasavada, David D. Rahn, Kim Kenton, Heidi S. Harvie, Dennis Wallace, and Susie Meikle. “The Refractory Overactive Bladder: Sacral NEuromodulation vs. BoTulinum Toxin Assessment: ROSETTA trial.” Contemp Clin Trials 37, no. 2 (March 2014): 272–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2014.01.009.

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Dieter, Alexis A., Cindy L. Amundsen, Autumn L. Edenfield, Amie Kawasaki, Pamela J. Levin, Anthony G. Visco, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Oral antibiotics to prevent postoperative urinary tract infection: a randomized controlled trial.” Obstet Gynecol 123, no. 1 (January 2014): 96–103. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000000024.

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