Laura K Barger

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Validation of a questionnaire to screen for shift work disorder
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sleep 35:1693-703. 2012
  2. pmc Learning to live on a Mars day: fatigue countermeasures during the Phoenix Mars Lander mission
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sleep 35:1423-35. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Neurobehavioral, health, and safety consequences associated with shift work in safety-sensitive professions
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 9:155-64. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Daily exercise facilitates phase delays of circadian melatonin rhythm in very dim light
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 286:R1077-84. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Effects of the accreditation council for graduate medical education duty hour limits on sleep, work hours, and safety
    Christopher P Landrigan
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 122:250-8. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Effective implementation of work-hour limits and systemic improvements
    Christopher P Landrigan
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:19-29. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of health care provider work hours and sleep deprivation on safety and performance
    Steven W Lockley
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:7-18. 2007
  8. pmc Impact of extended-duration shifts on medical errors, adverse events, and attentional failures
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e487. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Sleep disorders, health, and safety in police officers
    Shantha M W Rajaratnam
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 306:2567-78. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Extended work duration and the risk of self-reported percutaneous injuries in interns
    Najib T Ayas
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 296:1055-62. 2006

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. pmc Validation of a questionnaire to screen for shift work disorder
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sleep 35:1693-703. 2012
    ..We sought to develop and validate a questionnaire to screen for high risk of SWD in a shift working population...
  2. pmc Learning to live on a Mars day: fatigue countermeasures during the Phoenix Mars Lander mission
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sleep 35:1423-35. 2012
    ..We evaluated the acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of a fatigue management program to facilitate synchronization with the Mars day and alleviate circadian misalignment, sleep loss, and fatigue...
  3. ncbi request reprint Neurobehavioral, health, and safety consequences associated with shift work in safety-sensitive professions
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 9:155-64. 2009
    ..Comprehensive fatigue management programs that include education, screening for common sleep disorders, and appropriate interventions need to be developed to minimize these negative consequences associated with shift work...
  4. ncbi request reprint Daily exercise facilitates phase delays of circadian melatonin rhythm in very dim light
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 286:R1077-84. 2004
    ..73, P < 0.05) such that the closer to the DLMO(25%), the greater the phase shift. These data suggest that exercise may help to facilitate circadian adaptation to schedules requiring a delay in the sleep-wake cycle...
  5. doi request reprint Effects of the accreditation council for graduate medical education duty hour limits on sleep, work hours, and safety
    Christopher P Landrigan
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 122:250-8. 2008
    ..Our goal was to determine whether work hours, sleep, and safety changed after implementation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education standards...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effective implementation of work-hour limits and systemic improvements
    Christopher P Landrigan
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:19-29. 2007
    ..Sleep deprivation, ubiquitous among nurses and physicians, recently has been shown to greatly increase rates of serious medical errors and occupational injuries among health care workers in the United States...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of health care provider work hours and sleep deprivation on safety and performance
    Steven W Lockley
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:7-18. 2007
    ..They also report making 300% more fatigue-related medical errors that lead to a patient's death...
  8. pmc Impact of extended-duration shifts on medical errors, adverse events, and attentional failures
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e487. 2006
    ..Our current study assessed whether extended-duration shifts worked by interns are associated with significant medical errors, adverse events, and attentional failures in a diverse population of interns across the United States...
  9. doi request reprint Sleep disorders, health, and safety in police officers
    Shantha M W Rajaratnam
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 306:2567-78. 2011
    ..Sleep disorders often remain undiagnosed. Untreated sleep disorders among police officers may adversely affect their health and safety and pose a risk to the public...
  10. ncbi request reprint Extended work duration and the risk of self-reported percutaneous injuries in interns
    Najib T Ayas
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 296:1055-62. 2006
    ..Extended-duration work shifts are associated with increased risks of automobile crash, particularly during a commute from work. Interns may be at risk for other occupation-related injuries...
  11. ncbi request reprint Interns' compliance with accreditation council for graduate medical education work-hour limits
    Christopher P Landrigan
    Harvard Work Hours, Health and Safety Group, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 296:1063-70. 2006
    ..The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) introduced duty-hour standards in 2003 to reduce work hours...
  12. ncbi request reprint When policy meets physiology: the challenge of reducing resident work hours
    Steven W Lockley
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 449:116-27. 2006
    ..An evidence-based approach is needed to minimize the well-documented risk that current work hour practices confer on resident health and patient safety while optimizing education and continuity of care...
  13. pmc Classifying performance impairment in response to sleep loss using pattern recognition algorithms on single session testing
    Melissa A St Hilaire
    Analytic and Modeling Unit, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 50:992-1002. 2013
    ..Pattern recognition algorithms should be further tested for their ability to be used in conjunction with other assessments of sleepiness in real-world conditions to quantify performance impairment in response to sleep loss...
  14. ncbi request reprint Extended work shifts and the risk of motor vehicle crashes among interns
    Laura K Barger
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:125-34. 2005
    ..Long work hours and work shifts of an extended duration (> or =24 hours) remain a hallmark of medical education in the United States. Yet their effect on health and safety has not been evaluated with the use of validated measures...
  15. pmc Rates of medication errors among depressed and burnt out residents: prospective cohort study
    Amy M Fahrenkopf
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMJ 336:488-91. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence of depression and burnout among residents in paediatrics and to establish if a relation exists between these disorders and medication errors...
  16. ncbi request reprint Assessment of circadian rhythms throughout the menstrual cycle of female rhesus monkeys
    Laura K Barger
    Section of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Am J Primatol 70:19-25. 2008
    ..Heart rate was significantly (P< or =0.05) delayed in the luteal phase. Albeit non-significant, analysis showed a trend toward decreased circadian amplitude of body temperature in the luteal phase...