CHESTCHEST NewsHighlights from the journal CHEST®, August 2022

Highlights from the journal CHEST®, August 2022

Glenview, Illinois – Published monthly, the journal CHEST® features peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in chest medicine: Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and related disciplines. Journal topics include asthma, chest infections, COPD, critical care, diffuse lung disease, education and clinical practice, pulmonary vascular disease, sleep, thoracic oncology and the humanities.

The August issue of CHEST journal contains 47 articles, including clinically relevant research, reviews, case series, commentary and more. Each month, the journal also offers complementary web and multimedia activities, including visual abstracts, to expand the reach of its most interesting, timely and relevant research.

“This month’s issue has many great articles warranting a callout. One I would like to personally highlight is, ‘Provider Perspectives on and Access to Palliative Care for Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease,’ that looks at barriers to palliative care (PC) in interstitial lung disease (ILD),” says Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “Despite the documented benefits of palliative care in ILD, this research shows availability of PC services is often fragmented and varies depending on caregiver practice and geographic location. For more articles focusing on equity within medicine, the journal CHEST has a dedicated topic collection that can be found here.”

Also included in the current issue of the journal CHEST:

  • Pulmonary Vascular
    Looking at the “obesity paradox” in pulmonary arterial hypertension, “BMI and Treatment Response in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension” found that higher BMI did not modify the treatment response for change in 6-minute walk distance but did attenuate the treatment response for functional class defined by the World Health Organization.

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About the American College of Chest Physicians

The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is the global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases. Its mission is to champion advanced clinical practice, education, communication and research in chest medicine. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 19,000+ members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, and its flagship journal CHEST®, visit