Prof. Bassel El-Zorkany

  • Professor and Head of Rheumatology Department, Cairo University
  • Full Member of ASAS.
  • Ex-Editor in Chief of "The Egyptian Rheumatologist", The International Peer Reviewed Journal Published by Elsevier.
  • Member of Board and Secretary General of the The Egyptian Society For Joint Diseases & Arthritis
  • Member of Board Of Egyptian Society for Back Pain
  • Main interest is in SpA and RA
  • Several publications, most recent are;
  • The practical value of biologics registries in Africa and Middle East: Challenges and opportunities, Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Mar; 31(3):407-16.
  • Prevalence and clinical presentations of hepatitis C virus among patients admitted to the rheumatology ward, Rheumatol Int 32(9):2691-5 (2012).
  • Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Africa and the Middle East, Clin Rheumatol, 2012 Nov;31(11):1633-9.
  • Suboptimal management of rheumatoid arthritis in the Middle East and Africa: could the EULAR recommendations be the start of a solution? Clin Rheumatol, 2013 Feb; 32(2):151-9.
  • Frequency and causes of discontinuation of methotrexate in a cohort of Egyptian patients. The Egyptian Rheumatologist (2013) 35, 53–57.
  • Prevalence of co-morbidities in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and evaluation of their monitoring: results of an international, cross-sectional study (COMORA) - Ann Rheum Dis 2014;73:62-68.
  • Enhancing the care of women with rheumatic diseases during pregnancy: challenges and unmet needs in the Middle East. Clin Rheumatol 2015 DOI 10.1007/s10067-015-3052-5
  • Prevalence Of Comorbidities And Evaluation Of Their Screening In Spondyloarthritis: Results Of The International Cross-Sectional ASAS-Comospa Study. Ann Rheum Dis, DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208174.
  • Comparison of comorbidities of the Egyptian rheumatoid arthritis patients to the global cohort of the COMORA study: a post-hoc analysis. Clin Rheumatol 2015, DOI 1007/s10067-015-3142-4.
  • Kiltz U, ….
    Elzorkany B

    , et al. Measurement properties of the ASAS health index: results of a global study in patients with axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis. Ann Rheum Dis., 2018; 77:1311–1317.

  • Arayssi T, ….
    Elzorkany B

    , et al. Recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis in the Eastern Mediterranean region: an adolopment of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology guidelines. Clin Rheumatol; doi.org/10.1007/s10067-018-4245-5

  • Elzorkany B

    et al., Biosimilars in rheumatology: recommendations for regulation and use in Middle Eastern countries. Clin Rheumatol; 2018. doi.org/10.1007/s10067-018-3982-9

  • Prevalence and characterization of computer-related musculoskeletal disorders among Egyptian, Egyptian Rheum. 2003.
  • Methotrexate Toxicity Among Egyptian Rheumatoid Patients, Egyptian Rheum. 1999.