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.
Lupus. 2018 Dec 08;:961203318817132
The assessment of anxiety and depression and its associated factors in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2018 Sep 25;:
Efficacy and safety of ustekinumab, an IL-12 and IL-23 inhibitor, in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus: results of a multicentre, double-blind, phase 2, randomised, controlled study.
Lancet. 2018 Sep 21;:
Canadian Rheumatology Association Recommendations for the Assessment and Monitoring of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
J Rheumatol. 2018 Sep 01;:
Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2018 Aug 17;:
Measuring Disease Activity and Damage with Validated Metrics: A Systematic Review on Mortality and Damage in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
J Rheumatol. 2018 Aug 15;:
Immunotherapy. 2018 Aug 14;:
Clinical remission and low disease activity have comparable outcomes over 10 years in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jul 28;:
How Do Patients with Newly Diagnosed Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Present? A Multicenter Cohort of Early Systemic Lupus Erythematosus to Inform the Development of New Classification Criteria.
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Jul 23;:
J Rheumatol. 2018 Jul 15;:
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