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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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Results of a Phase 2b Trial With GB001, a Prostaglandin D2 Receptor 2 Antagonist, in Moderate to Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

This study explores how treatment with D2 antagonists impacts time to worsening in patients with moderate to severe eosinophilic asthma. Read insights into how this data can help clarify target populations for treatment.

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Defibrotide Therapy for SARS-CoV-2 ARDS

Is defibrotide a safe and effective treatment for patients with severe SARS-CoV-2? This article reviews defibrotide’s potential role in mitigating hemorrhagic or thrombotic complications and improving survival.

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 – Finding Balance

Originally aired: August 2, 2022

CHEST Scientific Program Committee Vice-Chair-Elect, Gabe Bosslet, MD, FCCP, talks about his recent advocacy work, finding a work/life balance, and recognizing how and when to say no with CHEST President, David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP.


Targeted Temperature Management After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Originally aired: August 1, 2022

Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou, MD, and Markus B. Skrifvars, MD, PhD, discuss targeted temperature management after in-hospital cardiac arrest with CHEST Journal Podcast Moderator, Dominique Pepper, MD.


The Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Intensivists’ Well-Being

Originally aired: August 1, 2022

CHEST Journal Podcast Moderator, Gretchen Winter, MD, talks about the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on intensivists' well-being with Kelly C. Vranas, MD, MCR, and Michelle E. Kho, PT, PhD.


Bridging Specialties™: Timely Diagnosis for ILD Patients

Originally aired: June 8, 2022

CHEST President, David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP, discusses barriers to reaching a definitive diagnosis for interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) like pulmonary fibrosis with Andrew Limper, MD, FCCP, and Tim Hernandez, MD.

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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