Maxwell Boakye

Summary

Affiliation: University of Louisville
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Health-related quality-of-life status in Veterans with spinal disorders
    Maxwell Boakye
    Outcomes Research Lab, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Qual Life Res 22:45-52. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Quantitative testing in spinal cord injury: overview of reliability and predictive validity
    Maxwell Boakye
    Outcomes and Translational Research Lab, Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, and Roblex Rex Veteran s Administration Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:141-50. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Quality of life in persons with spinal cord injury: comparisons with other populations
    Maxwell Boakye
    Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, and Robley Rex Veterans Administration Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:29-37. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Retrospective, propensity score-matched cohort study examining timing of fracture fixation for traumatic thoracolumbar fractures
    Maxwell Boakye
    Outcomes and Translational Research, Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, 220 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Neurotrauma 29:2220-5. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Inclusion of asymptomatic degenerative discs in a two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a decision analysis
    Maxwell Boakye
    Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    World Neurosurg 78:339-43. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Impact of age, injury severity score, and medical comorbidities on early complications after fusion and halo-vest immobilization for C2 fractures in older adults: a propensity score matched retrospective cohort study
    Maxwell Boakye
    Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:854-9. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Trends in surgical use and associated patient outcomes in the treatment of acoustic neuroma
    Sahil Patel
    Center for Neurosurgical Outcomes Research, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    World Neurosurg 80:142-7. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Racial disparities in Medicaid patients after brain tumor surgery
    Debraj Mukherjee
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:57-61. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Racial and gender disparities and the role of primary tumor type on inpatient outcomes following craniotomy for brain metastases
    Miriam Nuno
    Center for Neurosurgical Outcomes Research, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:2657-63. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Venous thromboembolism after thoracic/thoracolumbar spinal fusion
    Melanie G Hayden Gephart
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA, USA
    World Neurosurg 78:545-52. 2012

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. doi request reprint Health-related quality-of-life status in Veterans with spinal disorders
    Maxwell Boakye
    Outcomes Research Lab, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Qual Life Res 22:45-52. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Quantitative testing in spinal cord injury: overview of reliability and predictive validity
    Maxwell Boakye
    Outcomes and Translational Research Lab, Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, and Roblex Rex Veteran s Administration Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:141-50. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to identify commonly used physiological outcome measures and summarize evidence on the reliability and predictive validity of quantitative measures used in monitoring persons with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  3. doi request reprint Quality of life in persons with spinal cord injury: comparisons with other populations
    Maxwell Boakye
    Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, and Robley Rex Veterans Administration Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:29-37. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Retrospective, propensity score-matched cohort study examining timing of fracture fixation for traumatic thoracolumbar fractures
    Maxwell Boakye
    Outcomes and Translational Research, Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, 220 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Neurotrauma 29:2220-5. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Inclusion of asymptomatic degenerative discs in a two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a decision analysis
    Maxwell Boakye
    Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    World Neurosurg 78:339-43. 2012
    ..To perform a decision analysis model to compare single-level fusion versus two-level fusion in patients with an asymptomatic disc adjacent to a symptomatic disc...
  6. doi request reprint Impact of age, injury severity score, and medical comorbidities on early complications after fusion and halo-vest immobilization for C2 fractures in older adults: a propensity score matched retrospective cohort study
    Maxwell Boakye
    Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:854-9. 2012
    ..Propensity score matched retrospective cohort study...
  7. doi request reprint Trends in surgical use and associated patient outcomes in the treatment of acoustic neuroma
    Sahil Patel
    Center for Neurosurgical Outcomes Research, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    World Neurosurg 80:142-7. 2013
    ..To investigate recent trends in surgical volume and associated patient outcomes in the treatment of acoustic neuromas...
  8. doi request reprint Racial disparities in Medicaid patients after brain tumor surgery
    Debraj Mukherjee
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:57-61. 2013
    ..Interventions aimed at reducing complications among African-American patients with brain tumor may help reduce post-operative disparities...
  9. doi request reprint Racial and gender disparities and the role of primary tumor type on inpatient outcomes following craniotomy for brain metastases
    Miriam Nuno
    Center for Neurosurgical Outcomes Research, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:2657-63. 2012
    ..Our study evaluated the role of race, gender, and tumor primary site in predicting in-hospital mortality, discharge disposition, and complications among patients with brain metastases...
  10. doi request reprint Venous thromboembolism after thoracic/thoracolumbar spinal fusion
    Melanie G Hayden Gephart
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA, USA
    World Neurosurg 78:545-52. 2012
    ..The goal of our study was to examine preoperative characteristics, incidence, and outcomes of patients with VTE after elective thoracic/thoracolumbar level spine fusion...
  11. doi request reprint Inpatient complications, mortality, and discharge disposition after surgical correction of idiopathic scoliosis: a national perspective
    Chirag G Patil
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive Room R200, MC5327, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Spine J 8:904-10. 2008
    ..Information about complications and mortality after surgery for correction of idiopathic scoliosis has been largely derived from single-institution series. Regional or national studies have been lacking...
  12. doi request reprint Charlson score is a robust predictor of 30-day complications following spinal metastasis surgery
    Robert T Arrigo
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94304, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:E1274-80. 2011
    ..Retrospective chart review...
  13. doi request reprint Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: complications and outcomes after spinal fusion
    Maxwell Boakye
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Neurosurgery 62:455-61; discussion 461-2. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to report inpatient mortality, complications, and outcomes on a national level...
  14. doi request reprint Trends in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric primary spinal cord tumors
    Melanie G Hayden Gephart
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 5327, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 10:555-9. 2012
    ..The authors evaluated trends in the diagnosis and treatment of PSCTs using a nationwide database...
  15. doi request reprint Effects of age and comorbidities on complication rates and adverse outcomes after lumbar laminectomy in elderly patients
    Gordon Li
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:1250-5. 2008
    ..This is a retrospective cohort study using the National Inpatient Sample database...
  16. doi request reprint National trends in spinal fusion for cervical spondylotic myelopathy
    Shivanand P Lad
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Surg Neurol 71:66-9; discussion 69. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to provide a retrospective analysis using an NIS database to examine national trends in outcomes for CSM from 1993 to 2002...
  17. doi request reprint Morbid obesity increases cost and complication rates in spinal arthrodesis
    Paul A Kalanithi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:982-8. 2012
    ..A retrospective cross-sectional study of all spinal fusions in California from 2003 to 2007...
  18. ncbi request reprint Trend and geographic analysis for traumatic brain injury mortality and cost based on MarketScan database
    Jiahui Hu
    1 DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky
    J Neurotrauma 30:1755-61. 2013
    ..Hospital cost, however, has increased for the elderly population even after accounting for the inflation. There is significant geographic variation for both mortality and hospital costs...
  19. doi request reprint National trends in vertebral augmentation procedures for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures
    Shivanand P Lad
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Surg Neurol 71:580-4; discussion 584-5. 2009
    ..Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty have been gaining popularity in the treatment of symptomatic compression fractures that are often secondary to osteoporosis or neoplasia...
  20. doi request reprint A population-based study of inpatient outcomes after operative management of nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in the United States
    Chirag G Patil
    Department of Neurosurgery, Center for Neurosurgical Outcomes Research, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    World Neurosurg 78:640-5. 2012
    ..Given that outcomes of patients treated at these specialized centers may differ from those treated at community hospitals, our aim was to report patient outcomes on a population-based, national level...
  21. doi request reprint Cervical corpectomy: complications and outcomes
    Maxwell Boakye
    Outcomes Research Lab, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, and Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94304, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:295-301; discussion 301-2. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to report 30-day mortality and complication rates after cervical corpectomy using multicenter prospective data from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
  22. doi request reprint Hospital costs, incidence, and inhospital mortality rates of traumatic subdural hematoma in the United States
    Paul Kalanithi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, and Outcomes Research Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Neurosurg 115:1013-8. 2011
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Laminectomy and fusion after spinal cord injury: national inpatient complications and outcomes
    Maxwell Boakye
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    J Neurotrauma 25:173-83. 2008
    ..This study represents the first major national estimate of in-hospital mortality and complication rates after nonoperative and operative treatment for SCI...
  24. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for postoperative spinal wound infections after spinal decompression and fusion surgeries
    Anand Veeravagu
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1869-72. 2009
    ..This is a multivariate analysis of a prospectively collected database...
  25. doi request reprint Visual loss after spine surgery: a population-based study
    Chirag G Patil
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:1491-6. 2008
    ..Retrospective cohort study using National inpatient sample administrative data...
  26. doi request reprint Craniotomy for resection of meningioma in the elderly: a multicentre, prospective analysis from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Chirag G Patil
    Outcomes Research Lab, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81:502-5. 2010
    ..Utilising multicentre, prospective data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, the present study sought to address this controversy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of radiotherapy for elderly patients with anaplastic gliomas
    Debraj Mukherjee
    Center for Neurosurgical Outcomes Research, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 127 S San Vicente Boulevard, Suite A6600, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 21:773-8. 2014
    ..Treatment strategies involving maximal safe resection plus RT should be considered in the optimal management of AG in elderly patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Trends in median, ulnar, radial, and brachioplexus nerve injuries in the United States
    Shivanand P Lad
    Outcomes Research Lab, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94304, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:953-60. 2010
    ..significant constraints on an individual's quality of life...
  29. doi request reprint Socioeconomic trends in hospitalization for multiple sclerosis
    Shivanand P Lad
    Outcomes Research Laboratory, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 35:93-9. 2010
    ..Little is known about the acute hospitalization costs and characteristics. We examined the trends in MS hospitalizations from 1993 to 2006...
  30. doi request reprint A Socioeconomic Survey of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Surgery
    Shivanand P Lad
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA and Outcomes Research Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Neuromodulation 13:265-9. 2010
    ..Future studies should be designed with these important outcome measures in mind...
  31. doi request reprint National complication rates and disposition after posterior lumbar fusion for acquired spondylolisthesis
    Paul S Kalanithi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1963-9. 2009
    ..Database study using Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) administrative data from 1993 to 2002...
  32. doi request reprint National trends in spinal arteriovenous malformations
    Shivanand P Lad
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 26:1-5. 2009
    ..These lesions are challenging entities to treat because of their complicated anatomy and physiology. Current management options include open microsurgery, endovascular embolization, and stereotactic radiosurgery...
  33. doi request reprint Predictors of survival after surgical treatment of spinal metastasis
    Robert T Arrigo
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    Neurosurgery 68:674-81; discussion 681. 2011
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Disparities in the outcomes of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery based on insurance status
    Shivanand P Lad
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:1119-27. 2013
    ..Retrospective cohort study using Thomson Reuter's MarketScan database...
  35. ncbi request reprint Tethered cord syndrome: nationwide inpatient complications and outcomes
    Shivanand P Lad
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 23:E3. 2007
    ..Previous investigations of health outcome after spinal surgery for tethered cord syndrome (TCS) have been single-institution studies. The aim of this study was to report inpatient complications and outcomes on a nationwide level...
  36. ncbi request reprint Surgery for spinal stenosis: long-term reoperation rates, health care cost, and impact of instrumentation
    Shivanand P Lad
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY and Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 39:978-87. 2014
    ..Retrospective cohort analysis...
  37. doi request reprint Racial disparities in outcomes of spinal surgery for lumbar stenosis
    Shivanand P Lad
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:927-35. 2013
    ..A retrospective, cross-sectional study...
  38. doi request reprint Current and emerging concepts in non-invasive and minimally invasive management of spine metastasis
    Aashish D Bhatt
    Department of Radiation Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, KY, USA
    Cancer Treat Rev 39:142-52. 2013
    ..Emphasis has been laid on the technological advances with recent development of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) or radiosurgery (SRS) and minimally invasive surgical approaches like kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty...
  39. ncbi request reprint Utilization of spinal cord stimulation in patients with failed back surgery syndrome
    Shivanand P Lad
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY and Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 39:E719-27. 2014
    ..Retrospective analysis of a population-based insurance claims data set...
  40. doi request reprint Cancer after spinal fusion: the role of bone morphogenetic protein
    Shivanand P Lad
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Neurosurgery 73:440-9. 2013
    ..Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) is used in tens of thousands of spinal fusions each year. A trial evaluating a high-dose BMP formulation demonstrated that its use may be associated with an increased risk of cancer...
  41. doi request reprint Quantitative and sensitive assessment of neurophysiological status after human spinal cord injury
    Kun Li
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:77-86. 2012
    ..This study was designed to develop an objective and sensitive spinal cord injury (SCI) characterization protocol based on surface electromyography (EMG) activity...
  42. doi request reprint Socioeconomic Trends in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery
    Shivanand P Lad
    Outcomes Research Laboratory, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA and Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Neuromodulation 13:182-6. 2010
    ..Conclusions:  Future studies will need to include the socioeconomic impact of the technology on disease status, patient access, and costs as it expands to novel indications...
  43. ncbi request reprint Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion involving a polyetheretherketone spacer and bone morphogenetic protein
    Maxwell Boakye
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 2:521-5. 2005
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Trends in pathological vertebral fractures in the United States: 1993 to 2004
    Shivanand P Lad
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 7:305-10. 2007
    ..The authors examined trends in epidemiology and surgical management of pathological vertebral fractures in the US between 1993 and 2004...
  45. ncbi request reprint National trends, complications, and outcomes following transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease from 1993 to 2002
    Chirag G Patil
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 23:E7. 2007
    ..In this study the authors report on inpatient death, morbidity, and outcomes following TSS for Cushing's disease on a national level...
  46. doi request reprint Rehospitalization and emergency department use rates before and after vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy: use of state databases to provide longitudinal data across multiple clinical settings
    Paul S A Kalanithi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, Stanford, CA, USA
    Neuromodulation 17:60-4; discussion 64-5. 2014
    ..We present a method that uses California's multiple databases to more completely assay VNS efficacy...
  47. ncbi request reprint CyberKnife rhizotomy for facetogenic back pain: a pilot study
    Gordon Li
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 23:E2. 2007
    ..The authors used CyberKnife radiosurgery to denervate affected facet joints with the goal of obtaining a less invasive yet more thorough and durable antinociceptive rhizotomy...
  48. ncbi request reprint Spinal gout in a renal transplant patient: a case report and literature review
    Lewis C Hou
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305 5327, USA
    Surg Neurol 67:65-73; discussion 73. 2007
    ..We review the literature on this rare disease and propose a management algorithm based on a resulting analysis...
  49. doi request reprint Implications of neuroplasticity for neurosurgeons
    Maxwell Boakye
    Neural Plasticity Laboratory, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Surg Neurol 71:5-10. 2009
    ..In this article we review fundamental concepts of neuroplasticity for the practicing neurosurgeon...
  50. ncbi request reprint National inpatient complications and outcomes after surgery for spinal metastasis from 1993-2002
    Chirag G Patil
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Cancer 110:625-30. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to report inpatient mortality, complications, and outcomes on a national level...
  51. doi request reprint Long-term economic impact of coiling vs clipping for unruptured intracranial aneurysms
    Shivanand P Lad
    Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Neurosurgery 72:1000-11; discussion 1011-3. 2013
    ..While many studies have compared these treatment modalities with respect to various clinical outcomes, few studies have investigated the economic costs associated with each procedure...