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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.

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Antithrombotic Therapy in COVID-19

This CHEST guideline contains 11 evidence-based recommendations to improve risk evaluation and assist in determining the course of treatment.

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Respiratory Management of Patients With Neuromuscular Weakness

These recommendations cover guidelines for mouthpiece ventilation, transition to home mechanical ventilation, salivary secretion management, and airway clearance therapies in patients experiencing respiratory muscle weakness.

Guidelines by topic

Access CHEST’s full collection of guidelines, expert panel reports, and consensus statements.

Guideline topics

Explore the latest research

The CHEST® journal portfolio 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 portfolio, including the journals CHEST, CHEST® Critical Care, and CHEST® Pulmonary, is one of the most highly regarded, and up-to-date sources of clinical knowledge in the field.

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Epidemiology of Intensive Care Patients Classified as a Third Sex in Australia and New Zealand

Patient sex affects treatment and outcomes in critical illness. A journal CHEST® article investigates the admission characteristics and outcomes of patients in the ICU classified as belonging to a third sex group compared with patients classified as female or male.

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Hospital-Onset Sepsis Warrants Expanded Investigation and Consideration as a Unique Clinical Entity

Up to a quarter of patients with sepsis develop it while hospitalized. An article in the journal CHEST® highlights existing knowledge gaps in the recognition and management of hospital-onset sepsis and provides research priorities investigators should consider for this unique sepsis phenotype.

Test your knowledge

See if you can answer this question based on a recent journal CHEST article.

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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.


June 2024 CHEST Journal Editor Highlights

Originally aired: June 3, 2024

CHEST® journal Editor in Chief, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, highlights key articles published in the June 2024 issue.


Physiologic Effects of Reconnection to the Ventilator for 1 Hour Following a Successful Spontaneous Breathing Trial

Originally aired: June 3, 2024

Rémi Coudroy, PhD, highlights the results of a study into the physiologic effects of reconnection to the ventilator for 1 hour following a successful spontaneous breathing trial.


High vs Low PEEP in Patients With ARDS Exhibiting Intense Inspiratory Effort During Assisted Ventilation: A Randomized Crossover Trial

Originally aired: June 3, 2024

Domenico Luca Grieco, MD, and Valentina Giammatteo, MD, discuss the results of a study exploring the effect of high vs low positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) on inspiratory effort in patients with ARDS.


Diagnostic Yield vs Diagnostic Accuracy for Peripheral Lung Biopsy Evaluation: Evidence Supporting a Future Pragmatic End Point

Originally aired: June 3, 2024

Kaele M. Leonard, MD, and Robert J. Lentz, MD, discuss whether a conservative diagnostic yield definition may represent a useful outcome for future studies of diagnostic utility.

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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CHEST physician front cover

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.