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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. The next time you are faced with a clinical decision, turn to our clinical practice guidelines for the most relevant interventions in chest medicine.

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Thromboprophylaxis in Patients with COVID-19: A Brief Update to the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

CHEST's clinical guidance regarding the prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is updated with evidence gleaned over the last 18 months of the pandemic.

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Screening for Lung Cancer

These new guidelines provide 16 recommendations on the selection of screen-eligible individuals, the quality of imaging and image interpretation, the management of screen-detected findings, and the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions.

Guidelines by topic

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

Guideline topics


Explore what’s relevant in your field

The journal CHEST® 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 journal is one of the most highly regarded, and up-to-date sources of clinical knowledge in the field.

Must-reads from the new issue

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Impact of Time Between Diagnosis and Treatment for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease on Culture Conversion and All-Cause Mortality

Review new data on how the relationship between time to diagnosis for nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease and antibiotic initiation may influence culture conversion and all-cause mortality.

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Identification of Sputum Biomarkers Predictive of Pulmonary Exacerbations in COPD

This study explores the question of whether improved understanding of the pathways associated with airway pathophysiologic features in COPD can identify new predictive biomarkers for exacerbations.

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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.

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.


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.


Drivers of Burnout Among Critical Care Practitioners

Originally aired: May 5, 2022

Anuj B. Mehta, MD, joins CHEST Podcast Moderator, Dominique Pepper, MD, to discuss the drivers of burnout among critical care practitioners.


The Role of Palliative Care in COPD

Originally aired: May 5, 2022

Anand S. Iyer, MD, MSPH, joins CHEST Podcast Moderator, Gretchen Winter, MD, to discuss the role of palliative care in COPD.


COVID Beyond the ICU: Management of Post-COVID-19 Pulmonary Disease

Originally aired: April 14, 2022

A panel of international experts discusses the delayed manifestations of pulmonary disease from COVID-19 with a focus on signs and symptoms, tools for evaluation, and emerging data on management strategies.


Piece by Piece: Conversations With CHEST Leadership – Private Practice

Originally aired: April 11, 2022

CHEST President David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP, is joined by CHEST Past President (2017-2018) John E. Studdard, MD, FCCP, to talk about working in private practice and his involvement in CHEST advocacy efforts.

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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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.

Access free educational handouts for your patients

The CHEST Foundation, the charitable arm of the American College of Chest Physicians, creates trusted lung health resources designed to help your patients, both in and out of a clinical setting, giving them access to appropriate and credible information.