Franco Laghi
  • Professor
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mechanical Ventilation, Breathing Muscle Diseases, Lung Surgery for Emphysema, Mechanical Ventilation, Sleep Disorders, Interventional Pulmonology
Board Certifications
  • Critical Care - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Sleep Medicine

Preventing ventilator-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction with phrenic nerve stimulation*Laghi,F.; Shaikh,H.Critical care medicine 2014 ;42(2):492-494

Diaphragmatic neuromechanical coupling and mechanisms of hypercapnia during inspiratory loadingLaghi,F.; Shaikh,H. S.; Morales,D.; Sinderby,C.; Jubran,A.; Tobin,M. J.Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology 2014 ; ( ):

Eating on noninvasive ventilation*Shaikh,H.; Laghi,F.Critical care medicine 2014 ;42(3):737-738

Life-threatening hypokalemia following rapid correction of respiratory acidosisHammond,K.; You,D.; Collins,E. G.; Leehey,D. J.; Laghi,F.Heart & lung : the journal of critical care 2013 ; ( ):

Contrasting breathing retraining and helium-oxygen during pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD: A randomized clinical trialCollins,E. G.; Jelinek,C.; O'Connell,S.; Butler,J.; McBurney,C.; Gozali,C.; Reda,D.; Laghi,F.Respiratory medicine 2013 ; ( ):

Erratum to: Noninvasive ventilation for weaning in hypoxemic respiratory failure: not ready for prime timeLaghi,F.; Fernandez,R.Intensive care medicine 2013 ;39(1):162-162

Auto-PEEP in respiratory failureLaghi,F.; Goyal,A.Minerva anestesiologica 2012 ;78(2):201-221

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 2012 ;31(7):700-707

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 2011 ;105(3):494-505

Stratification of difficulty in weaningLaghi,F.Intensive care medicine 2011 ;37(5):732-734

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 2011 ;48(2):103-114

Narrative review: ventilator-induced respiratory muscle weaknessTobin,M. J.; Laghi,F.; Jubran,A.Annals of Internal Medicine 2010 ;153(4):240-245

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 2010 ;181(10):1128-1155

Stimulating multiple respiratory muscles with intramuscular Permaloc electrodesWalter,J. S.; Wurster,R. D.; Zhu,Q.; Staunton,C.; Laghi,F.The journal of spinal cord medicine 2010 ;33(2):135-143

Advancing femoral nerve stimulation into the stage of science.Laghi,F.Journal of applied physiology 2009 ;106(2):356-357

Endocrinological derangements in COPDLaghi,F.; Adiguzel,N.; Tobin,M. J.European Respiratory Journal 2009 ;34(4):975-996

Role of the respiratory muscles in acute respiratory failure of COPD: lessons from weaning failureTobin,M. J.; Laghi,F.; Brochard,L.Journal of applied physiology 2009 ;107(3):962-970

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 2008 ;177(8):844-852

NAVA: brain over machine?.Laghi,F.Intensive care medicine 2008 ;34(11):1966-1968

Weaning: can the computer help?.Laghi,F.Intensive care medicine 2008 ;34(10):1746-1748

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 2008 ;3(4):962-967

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 2008 ;3(3):887-894

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 2007 ;30(4):338-345

Sternomastoid, rib cage, and expiratory muscle activity during weaning failure.Parthasarathy,S.; Jubran,A.; Laghi,F.; Tobin,M. J.Journal of applied physiology 2007 ;103(1):140-147

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 2005 ;171(11):1252-1259

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 2005 ;171(12):1408-1413

Potassium sorbate reduces gastric colonization in patients receiving mechanical ventilationTulaimat,A.; Laghi,F.; Mikrut,K.; Carey,R. B.; Budinger,G. R.Journal of critical care 2005 ;20(3):281-287

Effect of closed unit policy and appointing an intensivist in a developing countryTopeli,A.; Laghi,F.; Tobin,M. J.Critical care medicine 2005 ;33(2):299-306

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 2005 ;171(6):598-605

Assessment of respiratory output in mechanically ventilated patientsLaghi,F.Respiratory care clinics of North America 2005 ;11(2):173-199

Low testosterone in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: does it really matter?.Laghi,F.American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 2005 ;172(9):1069-1070

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 2005 ;171(7):728-733

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 2004 ;125(6):2188-2195

Can diaphragmatic contractility be assessed by airway twitch pressure in mechanically ventilated patients?.Cattapan,S. E.; Laghi,F.; Tobin,M. J.Thorax 2003 ;58(1):58-62

Effect of ventilation-feedback training on endurance and perceived breathlessness during constant work-rate leg-cycle exercise in patients with COPDCollins,E. G.; Fehr,L.; Bammert,C.; O'Connell,S.; Laghi,F.; Hanson,K.; Hagarty,E.; Langbein,W. E.Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development 2003 ;40(5):35-44

Effect of inspiratory time and flow settings during assist-control ventilationLaghi,F.Current Opinion in Critical care 2003 ;9(1):39-44

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 2003 ;167(2):120-127

Disorders of the respiratory musclesLaghi,F.; Tobin,M. J.American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 2003 ;168(1):10-48

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 2003 ;168(12):1539-40

Curing the septic diaphragm with the ventilator.Laghi,F.American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 2002 ;165(2):145-146

Unilateral expiratory airflow obstruction during forced exhalation.Hatipoglu,U.; Laghi,F.; Cattapan,S. E.; Chandrasekhar,A. J.Respiratory care 2002 ;47(6):693-695

Patient-ventilator interactionTobin,M. J.; Jubran,A.; Laghi,F.American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 2001 ;163(5):1059-1063

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 2001 ;163(6):1365-1370

The voluntary drive to breathe is not decreased in hypercapnic patients with severe COPD.Topeli,A.; Laghi,F.; Tobin,M. J.European Respiratory Journal 2001 ;18(1):53-60

Lung volume reduction surgery: friend or foe/Laghi,F.Current Opinion in Critical care 2000 ;6(1):57-65

Medical School
  • Catholic University of the Holy Heart
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Internal Medicine: General
  • University of Maryland Medical System, Internal Medicine: Critical Care Medicine
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • History and Social Studies Books