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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.



Diagnosis and Evaluation of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

This CHEST guideline and expert panel report provides evidence-based and consensus-derived guidance for clinicians to improve individual diagnostic decision-making for hypersensitivity pneumonitis and decrease diagnostic practice variability.

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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Sex Differences in Outcomes of Percutaneous Pulmonary Artery Thrombectomy in Patients With Pulmonary Embolism

Are outcomes for patients diagnosed with pulmonary embolism who undergo percutaneous pulmonary artery thrombectomy affected by sex? This study showed higher morbidity and in-hospital mortality in women compared with men.

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Shared Decision-Making During a Lung Cancer Screening Visit: Is It a Barrier or Does It Bring Value?

This study explores whether shared decision-making discussions promote greater uptake of lung cancer screening (LCS) or act as a barrier to LCS implementation.

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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. The latest videos explore home-based exercise programs in patients with COPD, neutralizing COVID-19 convalescent plasma, and more.

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.


A Biomarker-Based Approach for the Determination of Sample Adequacy During Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration

Originally aired: January 3, 2023

Kazuhiro Yasufuku, MD, FCCP, discusses whether a biomarker-based approach to endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration sample assessment could provide a simple alternative to rapid on-site cytologic evaluation with CHEST Podcast Host, Dominique Pepper, MD.


Certification Changes Heading Into the New Year: A Conversation With the American Board of Internal Medicine

Originally aired: December 16, 2022

2022 CHEST President, David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP, is joined by representatives from the American Board of Internal Medicine as they discuss updates to the pulmonary and critical care medicine recertification options being rolled out in 2023.


Piece by Piece: Conversations With CHEST Leadership – The Journal CHEST®

Originally aired: December 1, 2022

Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, and Publisher, Nicki Augustyn, talk about scholarly publishing and what to expect from new journals, CHEST® Critical Care and CHEST® Pulmonary.


Ventilatory Strategy to Prevent Atelectasis During Bronchoscopy Under General Anesthesia

Originally aired: December 1, 2022

Roberto F. Casal, MD, FCCP, talks about ventilatory strategy during bronchoscopy with CHEST Podcast Host, Dominique Pepper, 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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