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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.

Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE Disease


Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE Disease

The second update of this CHEST guideline and expert panel report on venous thromboembolism (VTE) contains 29 recommendations covering whether to treat, interventional and adjunctive treatments, complications, and more.

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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SICQ Coping and the Health-Related Quality of Life and Recovery of Critically Ill ICU Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study

Do patients’ coping styles affect their healing after hospitalization for critical illness? This study found a link between positive coping mechanisms and indicators of recovery, including health-related quality of life.

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Lung Transplantation for Patients With COVID-19

Many patients with acute lung injury from COVID-19 inquire about lung transplantation, though clinicians’ understanding of postinfection recovery is still limited. This study details how providers have approached lung transplantation for this population.

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Watch as research comes to life

Our animated videos provide quick synopses of key research from recent issues of the journal CHEST.

Build your professional portfolio and influence the content in the journal CHEST® with two new volunteer editor positions.


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.

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.


Piece by Piece: Conversations With CHEST Leadership – CHEST 2022

Originally aired: January 18, 2022

CHEST President David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP, is joined by CHEST 2022 Scientific Program Committee Chair and Vice-Chair Subani Chandra, MD, FCCP, and Aneesa Das, MD, FCCP, to talk about getting involved with CHEST and what to expect from the upcoming meeting in Nashville, October 16-19, 2022.


The Usefulness of the Rapid Shallow Breathing Index in Predicting Successful Extubation

Originally aired: January 6, 2022

Vatsal Trivedi, MD, and Daniel R. Ouellette, MD, join CHEST Podcast Moderator, Dominique Pepper, MD, to discuss how well rapid shallow breathing index predicts successful extubation.


Should Surgical Lung Biopsy Still Be Performed for Interstitial Lung Disease Evaluation?

Originally aired: January 5, 2022

Christopher Ryerson, MD, and Sara Tomassetti, MD, join CHEST Podcast Moderator Gretchen Winter, MD, to discuss if surgical lung biopsy should still be performed for interstitial lung disease evaluation.


Piece by Piece: Conversations With CHEST Leadership – CHEST 2021

Originally aired: December 20, 2021

Hear from CHEST 2021 Scientific Program Committee Co-Chairs Christopher L. Carroll, MD, FCCP, and David Zielinski, MD, FCCP, on planning an annual meeting in a virtual environment and how they encourage others to get involved in the planning process.

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.