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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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Media Portrayals of the ARDS

This unique research looks at how the media portrays acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and how lay people have a limited understanding of ARDS. “Together, our work clearly demonstrates that news reports of patients with ARDS are associated with substantial publication bias that has the potential to distort expectations of outcomes among patients and families.”

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A Mobile Health Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Using a text-based mobile health intervention may contribute to increasing physical activity in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a group that commonly suffers from severe exercise limitation.

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Sleep in the Hospitalized Child: A Contemporary Review

This study is a review of sleep in children overall and focuses on the in-patient setting, with a look at pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions.

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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 video reviews the real-world incidence, risk factors, and management practices of immune checkpoint inhibitor-related pneumonitis in lung cancer.

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.


Eosinophilic and Noneosinophilic Asthma

Originally aired: September 3, 2021

David B. Price, MBBChir, DRCOG, and Ramesh J. Kurukulaaratchy, DM, join CHEST Podcast Moderator, Dominique Pepper, MD, to discuss the prevalence of eosinophilic and noneosinophilic phenotypes in the severe asthma population, and can they be differentiated by clinical and biomarker variables?


E-Cigarettes for Harm Reduction in Tobacco Use

Originally aired: September 3, 2021

Clive D. Bates, MA, MSc; Hasmeena Kathuria, MD; and Frank T. Leone, MD, MS, join CHEST Podcast Moderator, Gretchen Winter, MD, to discuss the pros and cons of utilizing e-cigarettes for harm reduction in tobacco use.


Management of Severe COVID-19 in Peru: From Evidence to Clinical Practice

Originally aired: August 18, 2021

In this episode, experts in the field of critical care medicine share their experiences managing patients with severe COVID-19 in Peru, with an emphasis on controversial topics, while answering questions from the audience.


Treating COVID-19 in Resource-Limited Settings: Brazil

Originally aired: August 5, 2021

Medical resources are scarce in Brazil. The scarcity and inequality of distribution were highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we talk to three physicians who were at the front line during the pandemic and learn how they managed their patients and the resources available to them.

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.