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CHEST Guidelines Oversight Committee Endorsements and Representative Publications

Below is a list of recent topics that have received CHEST representation or endorsement. All requests for collaboration with CHEST should be sent to guidelines@chestnet.org. All submissions for consideration of endorsement or for peer-review comments may also be sent to guidelines@chestnet.org

Guidelines Oversight Committee Endorsements

Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult Intensive Care Unit. Society of Critical Care Medicine. Published January 2017.

Practice Parameters for Clinical Use of Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test . American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Published December 2016.

2016 Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure. American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association/Heart Failure Society of America. Published September 2016.

Management of Adults With Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines. Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)/American Thoracic Society. Published July 2016.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnostic Testing for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Update for 2016 . American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Published 2017.

Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias Associated with Cardiac Sarcoidosis Consensus Statement. Heart Rhythm Society. Published July 2014. CHEST provided representation on the guideline panel and endorsed the manuscript.

Molecular Testing Guideline for Selection of Lung Cancer Patients for EGFR and ALK Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors. College of American Pathologists/International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/Association for Molecular Pathology. Published July 2013.

Guidelines Oversight Committee Collaborations

Hoarseness (Dysphonia). American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Foundation is developing a Clinical Practice Guideline update. CHEST provided Daniel Ouellette, MD, FCCP, as a representative for the guideline panel. Anticipated Publication July 2017.

Practice Parameters for the Indications for Polysomnography and Related Procedures for Patients with Suspected Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, Central Disorders of Hyper-Somnolence, Parasomnias, and for the Monitoring of Patients Undergoing Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea . American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) - Akram Khan, MD, FCCP, Sleep Domain Liaison from the Guidelines Oversight Committee, is participating as a CHEST representative on the update panel. Originally Published October 2005.

2016 ACC/AHA Heart Failure Focused Update . American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association. - Kenneth Casey, MD, FCCP, Chair of the CHEST Guidelines Oversight Committee and Sleep Domain Liaison, served as an expert reviewer on the update. Published July 2017.

Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed with Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline. American Physical Therapy Association. CHEST's Guidelines Oversight Committee acted as an external reviewer. Published February 2016.

National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute - CHEST nominated Drs. Diego Maselli, MD, FCCP, and Mary Cataletto, MD, FCCP, as representatives from the CHEST Education Committee and Guidelines Oversight Committee to the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine - Volunteers were invited to serve as reviewers of the 2005 Practice Parameters for Clinical Use of the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT). Barbara Phillips, MD, FCCP, serves on the guideline panel. 

Management of the Potential Organ Donor in the Intensive Care Unit: Consensus Statement of the Society of Critical Care Medicine/American College of Chest Physicians/American Thoracic Society Task Force . Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Thoracic Society, and CHEST developed a joint document that began in 2008. The representative from CHEST was Robert Kotloff, MD, FCCP. This manuscript was reviewed by the CHEST Guidelines Oversight Committee, with CHEST serving as a joint creator. Published 2015.

Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring with Oral Appliances. American Academy of Sleep Medicine & American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine requested the Guidelines Oversight Committee review and comment. Published 2015.

Clinical Practice Guideline: The Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Bronchiolitis. American Academy of Pediatrics requested review and comments from the GOC regarding the updated manuscript. Published October 2014.

Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias Associated with Cardiac Sarcoidosis Consensus Statement. Heart Rhythm Society. Published July 2014. CHEST provided representation on the guideline panel and endorsed the manuscript.

Society of Critical Care Medicine. Steven Simpson, MD, FCCP, was nominated by the CHEST Guidelines Oversight Committee to serve on the 2014-initiated Surviving Sepsis Campaign.