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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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Managing Corticosteroid-Related Comorbidities in Severe Asthma

This “How I Do It” article describes the authors’ approach to transitioning adolescent patients with asthma into adult care. The piece is a part of the journal’s severe asthma series.

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Factors Associated With Nonreceipt of Recommended COPD Medications: A Population Study

This article examines which patients with COPD don’t receive recommended medications, looking at factors such as dementia, other disease burden, and even the age of their physicians.

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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.

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.


Multimorbidity and Its Relationship With Long-term Outcomes Following Critical Care Discharge

Originally aired: November 4, 2021

Joanne McPeake, PhD, and Hans Flaatten, MD, PhD, join CHEST Podcast moderator Dominique Pepper, MD, to discuss multimorbidity and its relationship with long-term outcomes following critical care discharge.


Bronchoscopy Teaching Without a Gold Standard

Originally aired: November 4, 2021

Anna K. Brady, MD, and Matthew C. Miles, MD, MEd, join CHEST Podcast moderator Gretchen Winter, MD, to discuss how attending bronchoscopists supervise bronchoscopy, and in particular, how attendings balance fellows’ autonomy with patient safety.


Screening for Lung Cancer: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

Originally aired: November 4, 2021

Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, and Gerard A. Silvestri, MD, FCCP, join CHEST Podcast moderator Dominique Pepper, MD, to discuss the recent changes in lung cancer screening recommendations.


COVID-19 in India: What Strategies Worked and What Could Have Been Handled Better

Originally aired: September 16, 2021

This episode reviews the challenges and triumphs in India’s approach to COVID-19 and lessons for public health in the Indian context. Hear how global collaborations helped India respond to COVID-19 and understand areas of opportunity to strengthen these collaborations for future pandemics.

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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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.