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Airway Disorders

Contribute to the next guideline on airway disorders—submit a topic proposal for a CHEST guideline. Proposals are due Monday, April 8.


Guidelines and expert panel reports

Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (April 2015)
This CHEST and Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) joint guideline addresses the prevention of acute exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as a major contributor to worsening lung function, impairment in quality of life, need for urgent care or hospitalization, and cost of care.

Clinician tools and materials


Guideline authors share context and commentary related to the issues and challenges facing clinicians.

Acute Exacerbations of COPD Guidelines From CHEST and the CTS
Gerard J. Criner, MD, FCCP, is interviewed by CHEST Podcast Editor D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP, on CHEST/CTS guidelines for the prevention of acute exacerbations of COPD, a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and the world.