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.
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
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;:
Krembil 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