Amytis Towfighi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A midlife stroke surge among women in the United States
    Amytis Towfighi
    Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, University of California at Los Angeles, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Neurology 69:1898-904. 2007
  2. pmc Factors associated with the steep increase in late-midlife stroke occurrence among US men
    Amytis Towfighi
    Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 17:165-8. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Stroke declines from third to fourth leading cause of death in the United States: historical perspective and challenges ahead
    Amytis Towfighi
    Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Stroke 42:2351-5. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Sex differences in revascularization interventions after acute ischemic stroke
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Department of Department of Neurology, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, California Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:e347-53. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Utility of Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score for predicting cardiac risk after stroke
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Stroke 43:2942-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Current national patterns of comorbid diabetes among acute ischemic stroke patients
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 33:411-8. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Temporal trends in risk of future cardiac events among stroke survivors in the United States
    Amytis Towfighi
    Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Int J Stroke 7:207-12. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Partial peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonist angiotensin receptor blockers. Potential multipronged strategy in stroke prevention
    Amytis Towfighi
    Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 26:106-12. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Impact of a healthy lifestyle on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality after stroke in the USA
    Amytis Towfighi
    Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 83:146-51. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Recent patterns of sex-specific midlife stroke hospitalization rates in the United States
    Amytis Towfighi
    Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, 1510 San Pablo Street, HCC 643, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Stroke 42:3029-33. 2011

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint A midlife stroke surge among women in the United States
    Amytis Towfighi
    Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, University of California at Los Angeles, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Neurology 69:1898-904. 2007
    ..We assessed sex differences in stroke prevalence among individuals of midlife age (35 to 64 years) in the United States and determined factors predicting stroke...
  2. pmc Factors associated with the steep increase in late-midlife stroke occurrence among US men
    Amytis Towfighi
    Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 17:165-8. 2008
    ..We aimed to determine potential risk factors that may contribute to this steep increase in late midlife stroke occurrence...
  3. doi request reprint Stroke declines from third to fourth leading cause of death in the United States: historical perspective and challenges ahead
    Amytis Towfighi
    Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Stroke 42:2351-5. 2011
    ..Stroke recently declined from the third to the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, its first rank transition among sources of American mortality in nearly 75 years...
  4. doi request reprint Sex differences in revascularization interventions after acute ischemic stroke
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Department of Department of Neurology, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, California Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:e347-53. 2013
    ..Relatively little is known about whether this sex disparity in AIS management extends beyond IV tPA use, reflects national practice patterns, or is changing...
  5. doi request reprint Utility of Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score for predicting cardiac risk after stroke
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Stroke 43:2942-7. 2012
    ..We assessed the utility of the Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score (FCRS) as a prognosticator in stroke patients without known CHD...
  6. doi request reprint Current national patterns of comorbid diabetes among acute ischemic stroke patients
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 33:411-8. 2012
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  7. doi request reprint Temporal trends in risk of future cardiac events among stroke survivors in the United States
    Amytis Towfighi
    Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Int J Stroke 7:207-12. 2012
    ..Long term, stroke survivors have a higher risk of death from cardiac causes than incident stroke. However, little is known about temporal trends in age- and gender-specific risk of future cardiac events among stroke survivors...
  8. doi request reprint Partial peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonist angiotensin receptor blockers. Potential multipronged strategy in stroke prevention
    Amytis Towfighi
    Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 26:106-12. 2008
    ..Since up to 50% of the patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack harbor insulin resistance, drugs that simultaneously control hypertension and insulin resistance could be particularly useful for stroke prevention...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of a healthy lifestyle on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality after stroke in the USA
    Amytis Towfighi
    Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 83:146-51. 2012
    ..This study assessed whether five healthy lifestyle factors had independent and dose dependent associations with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality after stroke...
  10. doi request reprint Recent patterns of sex-specific midlife stroke hospitalization rates in the United States
    Amytis Towfighi
    Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, 1510 San Pablo Street, HCC 643, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Stroke 42:3029-33. 2011
    ..Little is known about sex-specific stroke hospitalization rates among middle-aged individuals. This study assessed recent temporal trends in stroke hospitalizations among persons aged 35 to 64 years in the United States...
  11. doi request reprint National gender-specific trends in myocardial infarction hospitalization rates among patients aged 35 to 64 years
    Amytis Towfighi
    Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:1102-7. 2011
    ..The slight increase in MI hospitalizations among women aged 35 to 44 years might have played a small role in the previously noted increases in MI prevalence among middle-age women...
  12. doi request reprint Sex-specific temporal trends in in-hospital mortality after stroke among middle-age individuals in the United States
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, 7601 E Imperial Highway, HB145, Downey, CA 90242, USA
    Stroke 42:2740-5. 2011
    ..To determine whether this is due to improved survival, we assessed temporal trends in sex-specific in-hospital mortality after stroke...
  13. doi request reprint Persistent sex disparity in midlife stroke prevalence in the United States
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90033, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 31:322-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of this finding by assessing the sex-specific midlife stroke prevalence in the most recent nationally representative, cross-sectional sample of US individuals...
  14. doi request reprint Weight of the obesity epidemic: rising stroke rates among middle-aged women in the United States
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Stroke 41:1371-5. 2010
    ..Recent US nationally representative data revealed that among individuals aged 45 to 54 years, women's stroke prevalence was double that of men's. The purpose of this study was to determine if the sex disparity existed previously...
  15. doi request reprint Pronounced association of elevated serum homocysteine with stroke in subgroups of individuals: a nationwide study
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Neurol Sci 298:153-7. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint The impact of body mass index on mortality after stroke
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Stroke 40:2704-8. 2009
    ..Little is known about the contribution of obesity to the higher mortality risk among stroke survivors. We assessed the independent association between body mass index (BMI) and mortality among stroke survivors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and stroke
    Amytis Towfighi
    Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, 1510 San Pablo Street, HCC 643, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Curr Diab Rep 8:37-41. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Sex-specific trends in midlife coronary heart disease risk and prevalence
    Amytis Towfighi
    Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1762-6. 2009
    ..This study aimed to determine sex-specific midlife prevalence of myocardial infarction (MI) and risk of future coronary heart disease...
  19. doi request reprint Therapeutic milestone: stroke declines from the second to the third leading organ- and disease-specific cause of death in the United States
    Amytis Towfighi
    Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif 90033, USA
    Stroke 41:499-503. 2010
    ..Stroke mortality rates declined for much of the second half of the 20th century, but recent trends and their relation to other organ- and disease-specific causes of death have not been characterized...
  20. doi request reprint Preprocedural basal ganglionic infarction increases the risk of hemorrhagic transformation but not worse outcome following successful recanalization of acute middle cerebral artery occlusions
    Yince Loh
    Department of Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    World Neurosurg 74:636-40. 2010
    ..We postulate that the structures of the deep MCA field are particularly vulnerable to hemorrhagic transformation (HT) following reperfusion...
  21. doi request reprint Recent age- and gender-specific trends in mortality during stroke hospitalization in the United States
    Bruce Ovbiagele
    Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Int J Stroke 6:379-87. 2011
    ..We assessed the impact of age and gender on nationwide patterns of in-hospital mortality after stroke...
  22. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes in middle cerebral artery trunk occlusions versus secondary division occlusions after mechanical thrombectomy: pooled analysis of the Mechanical Embolus Removal in Cerebral Ischemia (MERCI) and Multi MERCI trials
    Zhong Song Shi
    Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7437, USA
    Stroke 41:953-60. 2010
    ..In this analysis, we compared revascularization status and clinical outcomes in patients with angiographically confirmed MCA M1 versus isolated M2 occlusions treated with mechanical thrombectomy using the Merci Retriever devices...
  23. doi request reprint No time to 'weight': the link between obesity and stroke in women
    Daphne Antillon
    Department of Epidemiology, Loma Linda University, CA, USA
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 7:453-63. 2011
    ..This article reviews the association between stroke and general obesity, abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome in women. All three factors have been shown to independently increase stroke risk in women...
  24. doi request reprint Endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke in failed intravenous tissue plasminogen activator versus non-intravenous tissue plasminogen activator patients: revascularization and outcomes stratified by the site of arterial occlusions
    Zhong Song Shi
    Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7437, USA
    Stroke 41:1185-92. 2010
    ..We compared patients treated by mechanical embolus removal in cerebral ischemia (MERCI) thrombectomy after failed IV tPA with those treated with thrombectomy alone...
  25. doi request reprint Efficacy of fibrates for cardiovascular risk reduction in persons with atherogenic dyslipidemia: a meta-analysis
    Meng Lee
    Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Atherosclerosis 217:492-8. 2011
    ..We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the influence of fibrates on vascular risk reduction in persons with atherogenic dyslipidemia...
  26. pmc Randomized, controlled trial of an intervention to enable stroke survivors throughout the Los Angeles County safety net to "stay with the guidelines"
    Eric M Cheng
    Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, and Department of Neurology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:229-34. 2011
    ..Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability. Inpatient programs optimize secondary stroke prevention care at the time of hospital discharge, but such care may not be continued after hospital discharge...
  27. ncbi request reprint A computerized algorithm for etiologic classification of ischemic stroke: the Causative Classification of Stroke System
    Hakan Ay
    AA Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and Stroke Service, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 149 13th Street, Room 2301, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Stroke 38:2979-84. 2007
    ..In this article, we present an automated version of the SSS-TOAST, the Causative Classification System (CCS), to facilitate its utility in multicenter settings...
  28. pmc Extracranial-intracranial bypass surgery for stroke prevention in hemodynamic cerebral ischemia: the Carotid Occlusion Surgery Study randomized trial
    William J Powers
    Department of Neurology, Box 7025, Room 2131, 170 Manning Dr, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    JAMA 306:1983-92. 2011
    ..Patients with symptomatic atherosclerotic internal carotid artery occlusion (AICAO) and hemodynamic cerebral ischemia are at high risk for subsequent stroke when treated medically...
  29. pmc CT and MRI early vessel signs reflect clot composition in acute stroke
    David S Liebeskind
    UCLA Stroke Center, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Stroke 42:1237-43. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide the first correlative study of the hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign (HMCAS) and gradient-echo MRI blooming artifact (BA) with pathology of retrieved thrombi in acute ischemic stroke...
  30. doi request reprint Basal ganglionic infarction before mechanical thrombectomy predicts poor outcome
    Yince Loh
    Division of Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Stroke 40:3315-20. 2009
    ..Use of mechanical thrombectomy for acute cerebrovascular occlusions is increasing. Preintervention MRI patterns may be helpful in predicting prognosis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Treatment and prevention of primary intracerebral hemorrhage
    Amytis Towfighi
    Vascular and Critical Care Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Semin Neurol 25:445-52. 2005
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