Dr. Touma’s research interests include outcome measurement, particularly for systemic lupus erythematosus including assessment of lupus disease activity and quality of life. He is the principal investigator on a project determining the best instruments for the screening and the diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in patients with lupus. In addition, this project will identify the role of blood biomarkers in the assessment and management of patients with cognitive dysfunction. Dr. Touma is also involved in collaborative projects with the scientists at the Institute for Work and Health related to the review of critical appraisal tools of studies on measurement properties.
Validity evidence supports the use of automated neuropsychological assessment metrics as a screening tool for cognitive impairment in lupus.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Oct 18;:
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Sep 27;:
2019 European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology Classification Criteria for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Sep;71(9):1400-1412
2019 European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Sep;78(9):1151-1159
Prevalence and metric of depression and anxiety in systemic lupus erythematosus: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 Jun 28;:
Association of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) genetic susceptibility loci with lupus nephritis in childhood-onset and adult-onset SLE.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2019 Jun 24;:
J Rheumatol. 2019 Jun;46(6):653
Assessment of the psychometric properties of patient-reported outcomes of depression and anxiety in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 Mar 09;:
Preliminary Definitions for Sacroiliac Joint Pathologies in the OMERACT Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis MRI Score (OMERACT JAMRIS-SIJ).
J Rheumatol. 2019 Feb 15;:
Impact of belimumab on patient-reported outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus: review of clinical studies.
Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2019;10:1-7
Krembil Clinician Scientist, Krembil Research Institute (Krembil)
Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto