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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.

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.



Diagnosis and Evaluation of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

This CHEST guideline and expert panel report provides evidence-based and consensus-derived guidance for clinicians to improve individual diagnostic decision-making for hypersensitivity pneumonitis and decrease diagnostic practice variability.

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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High-Dose IV Hydroxocobalamin (Vitamin B12) in Septic Shock

Elevated hydrogen sulfide (H2S) contributes to vasodilatation and hypotension in septic shock, and traditional therapies do not target this pathophysiologic mechanism. High-dose IV hydroxocobalamin scavenges and prevents H2S formation, which may restore vascular tone and may accentuate recovery.

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Sex and Gender in Lung Diseases and Sleep Disorders

This review focuses on the most recent literature and guidelines incorporating sex and gender differences into the management of pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis (CF) and non-CF bronchiectasis, sarcoidosis, and more.

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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. The latest videos explore home-based exercise programs in patients with COPD, neutralizing COVID-19 convalescent plasma, and more.

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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.


February 2023 CHEST Journal Editor Highlights

Originally aired: February 6, 2023

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


Recall of Awareness During Paralysis Among ED Patients Undergoing Tracheal Intubation

Originally aired: February 1, 2023

Brian Driver, MD, talks with CHEST Podcast Moderator, Alice Gallo de Moraes, MD, FCCP, about the prevalence of recalled awareness during paralysis in patients who underwent emergency tracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation.


A Biomarker-Based Approach for the Determination of Sample Adequacy During Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration

Originally aired: January 3, 2023

Kazuhiro Yasufuku, MD, FCCP, discusses whether a biomarker-based approach to endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration sample assessment could provide a simple alternative to rapid on-site cytologic evaluation with CHEST Podcast Host, Dominique Pepper, MD.


Piece by Piece: Conversations With CHEST Leadership – The Journal CHEST®

Originally aired: December 1, 2022

Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, and Publisher, Nicki Augustyn, talk about scholarly publishing and what to expect from new journals, CHEST® Critical Care and CHEST® Pulmonary.

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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