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Guidelines & Topic Collections

Everything we publish is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest news, approaches, and ideas in chest medicine. From the most relevant research findings to the most significant clinical guidelines, these are the highly accredited resources you count on from CHEST.


Enhance your patient care with evidence-based guidelines

Used throughout the world, our multidisciplinary guidelines help translate quality evidence into applicable recommendations that enrich patient care and improve health outcomes.

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Antithrombotic Therapy in COVID-19

This CHEST guideline contains 11 evidence-based recommendations to improve risk evaluation and assist in determining the course of treatment.

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Respiratory Management of Patients With Neuromuscular Weakness

These recommendations cover guidelines for mouthpiece ventilation, transition to home mechanical ventilation, salivary secretion management, and airway clearance therapies in patients experiencing respiratory muscle weakness.

Guidelines by topic

Access CHEST’s full collection of guidelines, expert panel reports, and consensus statements.

Guideline topics

Explore the latest research

The CHEST® journal portfolio features the best in peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine—pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine—and related disciplines. With a loyal readership base, the portfolio, including the journals CHEST, CHEST® Critical Care, and CHEST® Pulmonary, is one of the most highly regarded, and up-to-date sources of clinical knowledge in the field.

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Mobile App-Based Mindfulness Intervention for Addressing Psychological Distress Among Survivors of Hospitalization for COVID-19 Infection

A study in CHEST® Critical Care examined if a self-directed mobile app-delivered mindfulness intervention could be feasibly and rapidly implemented within a clinical trials network to reduce distress symptoms among survivors of hospitalization due to COVID-19-related illness.

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Urban-Rural Differences in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis-Related Mortality Rates in the United States

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who live in remote areas are likely to experience worse outcomes due to limited access to interstitial lung disease specialty care. A recent journal CHEST® study aimed to assess IPF-related mortality rates and trends, stratified by urbanization in the United States.

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COPD Exposed to Air Pollution: A Path to Understand and Protect a Susceptible Population

Long- and short-term exposures to higher levels of particulate-rich air pollution are associated with increased COPD exacerbation. A review published in the journal CHEST® summarizes the evidence for COPD as a phenotype that confers susceptibility for adverse health outcomes in the face of common air pollution.

Test your knowledge

See if you can answer this question based on a recent journal CHEST article.

Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP

Editor Highlights Podcast

Each month, the journal CHEST Editor in Chief Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, adds context and commentary to important articles featured in the new issue.

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Take a deep dive into your clinical interests

Whatever your specialty, CHEST has a topic collection that you’ll be interested in. Uncover insights from key opinion leaders, find CME opportunities, and discover original research articles.

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Closing the diagnosis gap for patients with ILD

With the Bridging Specialties™: Timely Diagnosis for ILD initiative, we're defining a clearer clinician-guided approach to diagnosis for interstitial lung diseases like pulmonary fibrosis. Explore expert-based clinical resources that you can use in your practice.


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Get the inside track

Do you want to hear directly from your colleagues on the topics that matter most? Catch up on episodes that feature critical discussions with giants in the field and hear directly from authors featured in CHEST journal.


April 2024 CHEST Journal Editor Highlights

Originally aired: April 5, 2024

CHEST® journal Editor in Chief, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, highlights key articles published in the April 2024 issue.


Use and Outcomes of Peripheral Vasopressors in Early Sepsis-Induced Hypotension Across Michigan Hospitals

Originally aired: April 1, 2024

Elizabeth S. Munroe, MD, discusses the use of vasopressors in routine practice and potential associations between vasopressor initiation route and in-hospital mortality.


Longitudinal Effects of Elexacaftor/Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor

Originally aired: April 1, 2024

Sonia Graziano, PsyD, discusses how elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor affects mental health, cognitive processing, neuropsychological side effects, GI symptoms, and health-related quality of life in people with cystic fibrosis.


Strategic Planning for the Chest Clinician

Originally aired: March 1, 2024

In part six of a six-part podcast series, James K. Stoller, MD, MS, FCCP, discusses the importance of having a strategic plan to reach organizational goals.

Stay at the forefront of chest medicine

Clinical advances, practice management updates, medical conference highlights—reading the CHEST Physician® publication is the easiest way to be in the know every month.

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CHEST physician front cover

Stay at the forefront of chest medicine

Clinical advances, practice management updates, medical conference highlights—reading the CHEST Physician® publication is the easiest way to be in the know every month.