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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.

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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.

Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapy


Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapy

These recommendations cover the perioperative management of vitamin K antagonists, heparin bridging, antiplatelet drugs, and direct oral anticoagulants. The recommendations also address perioperative management of patients who are undergoing minor procedures.

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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Is Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Associated With Increased Mortality Among Patients With Sepsis and Septic Shock?

Left ventricular (LV) systolic function may affect outcomes in patients with sepsis and septic shock. Authors in the journal CHEST® studied whether there was an association between LV systolic function and increased mortality among patients with sepsis and septic shock.

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Guideline-Concordant Antibiotic Therapy for the Hospital Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia and 1-Year All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in Elderly Patients Surviving to Discharge

Researchers aimed to determine if guideline-concordance of the initial antibiotic treatment given to elderly patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia is associated with the 1-year all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk of those patients who survive hospitalization for this infection.

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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.


The Vicious Vortex: Key Mechanisms of Bronchiectasis

Originally aired: May 2023

Ashwin Basavaraj, MD, and Christopher Lippincott, MD, MPH, discuss how their understanding of bronchiectasis had evolved with Cole's vicious cycle hypothesis.


Exploring Approaches to Management for Bronchiectasis

Originally aired: May 2023

Ashwin Basavaraj, MD, and Christopher Lippincott, MD, MPH, share strategies clinicians can use to manage bronchiectasis exacerbations.


June 2023 CHEST Journal Editor Highlights

Originally aired: June 6, 2023

CHEST® journal Editor in Chief, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, highlights key articles published in the June 2023 issue.


Guided Bronchoscopy for the Evaluation of Pulmonary Lesions

Originally aired: June 1, 2023

Gerard Silvestri, MD, Master FCCP, discusses the diagnostic yield of guided bronchoscopy in patients with peripheral pulmonary lesions.

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.

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