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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.

Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapy


Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapy

These recommendations cover the perioperative management of vitamin K antagonists, heparin bridging, antiplatelet drugs, and direct oral anticoagulants. The recommendations also address perioperative management of patients who are undergoing minor procedures.

Screening for Lung Cancer


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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Clinical Characteristics, Treatment Persistence, and Outcomes Among Patients With COPD Treated With Single- or Multiple-Inhaler Triple Therapy

This study compares outcomes, including treatment persistence, exacerbations, and health care utilization, among patients on single- vs multiple-inhaler therapy to help target future treatment decisions.

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Global Comparison of Communication of End-of-Life Decisions in the ICU

How do communication preferences and practices vary region by region? This article explores geographic differences in end-of-life communication to help clinicians better target and refine the shared decision-making process.

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 Patients 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.


Piece by Piece: Conversations With CHEST Leadership – Simulation Learning

Originally aired: November 10, 2022

CHEST President, David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP, is joined by CHEST Board of Regents Member, Dr. Alex Niven, as they discuss the beginnings of CHEST simulation and adult education.


A Conversation With Center for Tobacco Products Director, Dr. Brian King

Originally aired: November 9, 2022

CHEST spoke with Brian King, PhD, MPH, the recently appointed Director of the Center for Tobacco Products, about priorities for the agency, evaluation of electronic cigarettes, and reducing nicotine content in cigarettes.


Global Comparison of Communication of End-of-Life Decisions in the ICU

Originally aired: November 1, 2022

Charles Feldman, DSc, FCCP, and Spyros D. Mentzelopoulos, MD, discuss communication of end-of-life decisions in the ICU with CHEST Journal Podcast Moderator, Gretchen Winter, MD.


Who Calls the Shots: A Legal and Historical Perspective on Vaccine Mandates

Originally aired: September 7, 2022

Eric M. Fraser, JD, MBA, and Michael J. Neuss, MD, PhD, discuss vaccine mandates, including the need for a “patchwork approach" to have a coordinated national response to a pandemic.

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.

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