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Dr. Jessica Minion MSc, MD, FRCPC, D(ABMM) Faculty, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Research Areas

  • Microbiology Lab Utilization
  • Infection Control and Hospital Surveillance
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Lab Biosafety
  • TB Diagnostics
  • Knowledge Synthesis

About Dr. Jessica Minion

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Selected Publications

Horne DJ, Pinto LM, Arentz M, Lin SY, Desmond E, Flores LL, Steingart KR, Minion J. Diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility of WHO-endorsed phenotypic drug susceptibility testing methods for first-line and second-line antituberculosis drugs. J Clin Microbiol. 2013; 51(2): 393-401

Minion J, Gallant V, Wolfe J, Jamieson F, Long R. Extensively and multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Canada 1997-2008: demographic and disease characteristics. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(1):e53466

Khan FA, Minion J, Al-Motairi A, Benedetti A, Harries AD, Menzies D. An updated systematic review and meta-analysis on the treatment of active tuberculosis in patients with HIV infection Clin Infect Dis. 2013; 55(8): 1154-63

Denkinger C, Grenier J, Minion J, Pai M. Promise versus reality: a comparison of test accuracy claims in package inserts of tuberculosis diagnostics versus meta-analyses estimates J Clin Microbiol. 2012; 50(7): 2455-2461

Arentz M, Sorensen B, Horne D, Minion J, Ling D, Martin A, Walson JL, Steingart K. Predictive value of rifampicin resistance testing for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. In: Anti-TB Drug Susceptibility Testing. WHO Expert Group Meeting, Geneva: 19-20 March 2012.

Chartrand C, Leeflang M, Minion J, Brewer T, Pai M. Accuracy of rapid influenza diagnostic tests: a meta-analysis. Annals Int Med. 2012; 156:500-511

Leung E, Minion J, Benedetti A, Pai M, Menzies D. Microcolony culture techniques for tuberculosis diagnosis: a systematic review. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012; 16(1):16-23

Flores LL, Steingart KR, Dendukuri N, Schiller I, Minion J, Pai M, Ramsay A, Henry M, Laal S. Systematic review and meta-analysis of antigen detection tests for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2011; 18(10): 1616-27

Minion J, Pai M, Ramsay A, Menzies D, Greenaway C. Comparison of LED and conventional fluorescence microscopy for detection of acid-fast bacilli in a low-incidence setting. PLoS ONE. 2011; 6(7): July 21

Minion J, Leung E, Talbot E, Kheertan D, Pai M, Menzies D. Urinary lipoarabinomannan (LAM) antigen detection for the diagnosis of tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Respir J. 2011; 38(6): 1398-1405

Minion J, Shenai S, Vadwai V, Tipnis T, Greenaway C, Menzies D, Ramsay A, Rodrigues C, Pai M. Fading of auramine-stained mycobacterial smears and implications for external quality assurance. J Clin Microbiol. 2011; 49(5):2024-2026

Shenai S, Minion J, Vadwai V, Tipnis T, Shetty S, Salvi A, Udwadia Z, Pai M, Rodrigues C. Evaluation of LED based fluorescent microscopy for the detection of mycobacteria in a TB endemic region. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2011; 15(4): 483-488

Minion J, Pai M. Assays for drug resistant tuberculosis in high burden countries – authors’ reply. Lancet Inf Dis. 2011; 3(11): 162