Franco Laghi, MD, FCCP

Franco Laghi, MD, FCCP

Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor

Languages Spoken

English, Italian,Spanish

Clinical Expertise

  • Breathing Muscle Diseases
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • 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

American Board of Sleep Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty, Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty, Internal Medicine

Research

  • New device for nonvolitional evaluation of quadriceps force in ventilated patients Laghi, F.; Khan, N.; Schnell, T.; Aleksonis, D.; Hammond, K.; Shaikh, H.; Collins, E.; Jubran, A.; Tobin, M. J., Muscle & nerve
  • Determinants of cough effectiveness in patients with respiratory muscle weakness Laghi, F.; Maddipati, V.; Schnell, T.; Langbein, W. E.; Tobin, M. J., Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
  • Extubation Black Boxes, and Ontology, Tobin, M. J.; Laghi, F., Anesthesiology
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  • Efficacy and mechanisms of behavioral therapy components for insomnia coexisting with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Kapella, M. C.; Herdegen, J. J.; Laghi, F.; Steffen, A. D.; Carley, D. W., TRIALS
  • Esophageal and transpulmonary pressure in the clinical setting: meaning usefulness and perspectives, Mauri, T.; Yoshida, T.; Bellani, G.; Goligher, E. C.; Carteaux, G.; Rittayamai, N.; Mojoli, F.; Chiumello, D.; Piquilloud, L.; Grasso, S.; Jubran, A.; Laghi, F.; Magder, S.; Pesenti, A.; Loring, S.; Gattinoni, L.; Talmor, D.; Blanch, L.; Amato, M.; Chen, L.; Brochard, L.; Mancebo, J.; PLeUral pressure working Group (PLUG-Acute Respiratory Failure section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine), Intensive care medicine
  • 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
  • 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