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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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An Approach to Caring for Patients and Family of Patients Dying in the ICU

Care of those who are dying is a core skill for ICU clinicians, requiring expert communication, primarily with family of patients who are critically ill. A review in the journal CHEST® pulls together existing approaches, including topics to address with family members, rationales for recommended care, and strategies for implementing comfort measures.

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Associations Between Sex-Specific Reproductive Factors and Risk of New-Onset Lung Cancer Among Female Patients

There is uncertainty around the relationship between female-specific reproductive factors and lung cancer risk. An article in the journal CHEST® examined sex-specific reproductive factors to determine the risk of lung cancer in different genetic risk groups and histologic types.

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.


July 2024 CHEST Journal Editor Highlights

Originally aired: July 1, 2024

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


Early Deep Sedation Practices Worsened During the Pandemic Among Adult Patients Without COVID-19

Originally aired: July 1, 2024

Anna K. Barker, MD, PhD, discusses a study exploring early deep sedation practices for patients on mechanical ventilation during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Achieving Goals of Care Decisions in Chronic Critical Illness

Originally aired: July 1, 2024

Sarah K. Andersen, MD, discusses how intensivists from various health systems facilitate decision-making for goals of care for patients with chronic critical illness.


Measuring Implicit Bias in ICU Notes Using Word-Embedding Neural Network Models

Originally aired: June 3, 2024

Julien Cobert, MD, discusses the results of a study into implicit bias in ICU notes using word-embedding neural network models.

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.