Franco Laghi, MD, FCCP

Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor

Languages Spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Clinical Expertise

  • Breathing Muscle Diseases
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Surgery for Emphysema
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Mechanical Ventilation

About Dr. Laghi

Interests
History and Social Studies Books

Medical Education

Medical School
Catholic University of the Holy Heart, Italy
Residency
St. Mary's Hospital - Internal Medicine: General
Fellowship
University of Maryland Medical System - Internal Medicine: Critical Care Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center - Pulmonary Medicine

Board Certification

Critical Care - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Sleep Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Sleep Medicine

Research

  • Contrasting breathing retraining and helium-oxygen during pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD: a randomized clinical trial Collins, E. G.; Jelinek, C.; O'Connell, S.; Butler, J.; McBurney, C.; Gozali, C.; Reda, D.; Laghi, F., Respiratory medicine
  • Diaphragmatic neuromechanical coupling and mechanisms of hypercapnia during inspiratory loading Laghi, F.; Shaikh, H. S.; Morales, D.; Sinderby, C.; Jubran, A.; Tobin, M. J., Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
  • Eating on noninvasive ventilation* Shaikh, H.; Laghi, F., Critical care medicine
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  • Preventing ventilator-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction with phrenic nerve stimulation* Laghi, F.; Shaikh, H., Critical care medicine
  • Life-threatening hypokalemia following rapid correction of respiratory acidosis Hammond, K.; You, D.; Collins, E. G.; Leehey, D. J.; Laghi, F., Heart & lung : the journal of critical care
  • Auto-PEEP in respiratory failure Laghi, F.; Goyal, A., Minerva anestesiologica
  • Low vitamin D levels are associated with increased rejection and infections after lung transplantation. Lowery, E. M.; Bemiss, B.; Cascino, T.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Forsythe, S. M.; Alex, C.; Laghi, F.; Love, R. B.; Camacho, P., Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • Noninvasive ventilation for weaning in hypoxemic respiratory failure: not ready for prime time Laghi, F.; Fernandez, R., Intensive care medicine
  • Contrasting pressure-support ventilation and helium-oxygen during exercise in severe COPD. Hussain, O.; Collins, E. G.; Adiguzel, N.; Langbein, W. E.; Tobin, M. J.; Laghi, F., Respiratory medicine
  • Respiratory muscle pacing with chronically implanted intramuscular Permaloc electrodes: A feasibility study. Walter, J. S.; Wurster, R. D.; Zhu, Q.; Laghi, F., Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development
  • Stratification of difficulty in weaning Laghi, F., Intensive care medicine
  • An Official ATS/ERS/ESICM/SCCM/SRLF Statement: Prevention and Management of Acute Renal Failure in the ICU Patient: an international consensus conference in intensive care medicine. Brochard, L.; Abroug, F.; Brenner, M.; Broccard, A. F.; Danner, R. L.; Ferrer, M.; Laghi, F.; Magder, S.; Papazian, L.; Pelosi, P.; Polderman, K. H., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Narrative review: ventilator-induced respiratory muscle weakness Tobin, M. J.; Laghi, F.; Jubran, A., Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Stimulating multiple respiratory muscles with intramuscular Permaloc electrodes Walter, J. S.; Wurster, R. D.; Zhu, Q.; Staunton, C.; Laghi, F., The journal of spinal cord medicine
  • Advancing femoral nerve stimulation into the stage of science. Laghi, F., Journal of applied physiology
  • Endocrinological derangements in COPD Laghi, F.; Adiguzel, N.; Tobin, M. J., European Respiratory Journal
  • Role of the respiratory muscles in acute respiratory failure of COPD: lessons from weaning failure Tobin, M. J.; Laghi, F.; Brochard, L., Journal of applied physiology
  • Can ventilation-feedback training augment exercise tolerance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?[see comment]. Collins, E. G.; Langbein, W. E.; Fehr, L.; O'Connell, S.; Jelinek, C.; Hagarty, E.; Edwards, L.; Reda, D.; Tobin, M. J.; Laghi, F., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Development of a clinical research agenda for acute kidney injury using an international interdisciplinary, three-step modified Delphi process., Kellum, J. A.; Mehta, R. L.; Levin, A.; Molitoris, B. A.; Warnock, D. G.; Shah, S. V.; Joannidis, M.; Ronco, C.; Laghi, F., Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
  • Evaluation and initial management of acute kidney injury. Himmelfarb, J.; Joannidis, M.; Molitoris, B.; Schietz, M.; Okusa, M. D.; Warnock, D.; Laghi, F.; Goldstein, S. L.; Prielipp, R.; Parikh, C. R.; Pannu, N.; Lobo, S. M.; Shah, S.; D'Intini, V.; Kellum, J. A., Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
  • NAVA: brain over machine?. Laghi, F., Intensive care medicine
  • Weaning: can the computer help?. Laghi, F., Intensive care medicine
  • Microstimulators and intramuscular hook electrodes for the stimulation of respiratory muscles. Walter, J. S.; Dunn, R. B.; Wurster, R. D.; Laghi, F., Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
  • Sternomastoid rib cage, and expiratory muscle activity during weaning failure., Parthasarathy, S.; Jubran, A.; Laghi, F.; Tobin, M. J., Journal of applied physiology
  • Assessment of respiratory output in mechanically ventilated patients Laghi, F., Respiratory care clinics of North America
  • Effect of closed unit policy and appointing an intensivist in a developing country Topeli, A.; Laghi, F.; Tobin, M. J., Critical care medicine
  • Fluctuations in end-expiratory lung volume during Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Brack, T.; Jubran, A.; Laghi, F.; Tobin, M. J., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Hypogonadism in men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prevalence and quality of life. Laghi, F.; Antonescu-Turcu, A.; Collins, E.; Segal, J.; Tobin, D. E.; Jubran, A.; Tobin, M. J., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Low testosterone in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: does it really matter?. Laghi, F., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Potassium sorbate reduces gastric colonization in patients receiving mechanical ventilation Tulaimat, A.; Laghi, F.; Mikrut, K.; Carey, R. B.; Budinger, G. R., Journal of critical care
  • Respiratory and skeletal muscles in hypogonadal men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Laghi, F.; Langbein, W. E.; Antonescu-Turcu, A.; Jubran, A.; Bammert, C.; Tobin, M. J., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Weaning prediction: esophageal pressure monitoring complements readiness testing. Jubran, A.; Grant, B. J.; Laghi, F.; Parthasarathy, S.; Tobin, M. J., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Effect of lung volume reduction surgery on diaphragmatic neuromechanical coupling at 2 years. Laghi, F.; Jubran, A.; Topeli, A.; Fahey, P. J.; Garrity, E. R., Jr; de Pinto, D. J.; Tobin, M. J., Chest
  • Can diaphragmatic contractility be assessed by airway twitch pressure in mechanically ventilated patients?. Cattapan, S. E.; Laghi, F.; Tobin, M. J., Thorax
  • Disorders of the respiratory muscles Laghi, F.; Tobin, M. J., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Effect of inspiratory time and flow settings during assist-control ventilation Laghi, F., Current Opinion in Critical care
  • Effect of ventilation-feedback training on endurance and perceived breathlessness during constant work-rate leg-cycle exercise in patients with COPD Collins, E. G.; Fehr, L.; Bammert, C.; O'Connell, S.; Laghi, F.; Hanson, K.; Hagarty, E.; Langbein, W. E., Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development
  • Is weaning failure caused by low-frequency fatigue of the diaphragm?[see comment]. Laghi, F.; Cattapan, S. E.; Jubran, A.; Parthasarathy, S.; Warshawsky, P.; Choi, Y. S.; Tobin, M. J., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Weaning failure muscle injury, and fatigue., Road, J.; Jiang, T. X.; Reid, W. D.; Laghi, F.; Tobin, M. J., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Curing the septic diaphragm with the ventilator. Laghi, F., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Unilateral expiratory airflow obstruction during forced exhalation. Hatipoglu, U.; Laghi, F.; Cattapan, S. E.; Chandrasekhar, A. J., Respiratory care
  • Effect of imposed inflation time on respiratory frequency and hyperinflation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Laghi, F.; Segal, J.; Choe, W. K.; Tobin, M. J., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Patient-ventilator interaction Tobin, M. J.; Jubran, A.; Laghi, F., American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • The voluntary drive to breathe is not decreased in hypercapnic patients with severe COPD. Topeli, A.; Laghi, F.; Tobin, M. J., European Respiratory Journal
  • Lung volume reduction surgery: friend or foe/ Laghi, F., Current Opinion in Critical care