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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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Diagnosis and Evaluation of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

When should you consider histological lung biopsy in patients with suspected hypersensitivity pneumonitis? Find the answer—and 13 other evidence-based recommendations—in our newest guideline and expert panel report.

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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Mental illness among survivors of critical care

This research underscores the need to find strategies to prevent, screen, and care for mental health disorders in patients discharged from the ICU.

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COVID-19 and lung cancer screenings

If certain subgroups of the population were less likely to undergo lung cancer screening during the pandemic, this may impact downstream lung cancer disparities.

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Solriamfetol for excessive daytime sleepiness

For patients with obstructive sleep apnea who are using CPAP or a similar device, but still struggle with daytime sleepiness, solriamfetol shows benefit.

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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 video sheds light on respiratory mechanics in patients with obesity and the potential for CPAP to improve these mechanics.

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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.

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.


Characteristics and Prevalence of Domestic and Occupational Inhalational Exposures Across ILD

Originally aired: July 7, 2021

Cathryn T. Lee, MD, and Evans R. Fernández Pérez, MD, MS, FCCP, join CHEST Podcast Moderator, Dominique Pepper, MD, to discuss the differences in demographics, clinical characteristics, and transplant-free survival in the prevalence of inhalational exposures across all interstitial lung disease diagnoses.


Pulmonary Critical Care Fellows’ Use of and Self-reported Barriers to Learning Bedside Ultrasound During Training

Originally aired: July 7, 2021

Carleen R. Spitzer, MD, and Mark Lavercombe, MBBS, GDipClinEd, join CHEST Podcast Moderator, Gretchen Winter, MD, to discuss barriers to learning bedside ultrasound during pulmonary and critical care fellowship training.


Managing Pulmonary Complications From Cancer During the Pandemic and Beyond: Pleural Effusion, Airway Obstruction, and Pneumonitis

Originally aired: June 10, 2021

Expert interventional pulmonologists and medical oncologists discuss the management of malignant pleural effusion, airway obstruction, and immune-related pneumonitis during the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19: Maximizing Utility While Conserving Resources

Originally aired: May 17, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic in India has stretched health care resources to the limit. Experts share strategies for maximizing limited resources, oxygen conservation evidence, and how to build up capacity in preparation for the next wave.

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.

Access free educational handouts for your patients

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.