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.
Comparison of the sensitivity to change of the 36-item short form health survey and the lupusqol using various definitions of minimal clinically important differences in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Mar 20;:
Belimumab use, clinical outcomes and glucocorticoid reduction in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus receiving belimumab in clinical practice settings: results from the OBSErve Canada Study.
Rheumatol Int. 2017 Mar 09;:
Prevalence and associated factors of resting electrocardiogram abnormalities among systemic lupus erythematosus patients without cardiovascular disease.
Arthritis Res Ther. 2017 Feb 10;19(1):31
The utility of lupus serology in predicting outcomes of renal transplantation in lupus patients: Systematic literature review and analysis of the Toronto lupus cohort.
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2016 Sep 21;:
Lupus. 2016 Aug 13;:
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Aug 02;:
Recent advances in the biologic therapy of lupus: the 10 most important areas to look for common pitfalls in clinical trials.
Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2016 Oct;16(10):1225-38
Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2016;2:16039
Risk of cardiovascular morbidity in patients with psoriatic arthritis: A meta-analysis of observational studies.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Apr 25;
Clinical and Demographic Characteristics of Erosion-free and Erosion-present Status in Psoriatic Arthritis in a Cohort Study.
J Rheumatol. 2016 Jun;43(6):1057-62
Clinician Investigator, 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