Glenview, Illinois – Published monthly, the journal CHEST® features peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in chest medicine: Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and related disciplines. Journal topics include asthma, chest infections, COPD, critical care, diffuse lung disease, education and clinical practice, pulmonology and cardiology, sleep and thoracic oncology.
The August issue of CHEST features 84 articles including clinically relevant research, reviews, case series, commentary and more. Each month, the journal also offers complementary web and multimedia activities including visual abstracts to expand the reach of its most interesting, timely and relevant research.
“This month’s issue of CHEST features a lineup of diverse content including an original research article exploring COVID-19's impact on pediatric ICUs,” says Editor in Chief of the journal, Peter J. Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “The journal team takes great pride in providing a platform for those in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine to share their research to guide clinical practice.”
Included in the August 2021 issue:
Highlighting the importance of virus mitigation and intervention, Pneumonia in Infancy and Risk for Asthma: The Role of Familial Confounding and Pneumococcal Vaccination reports a strong link between having pneumonia in infancy and developing asthma by 4 years old. An accompanying visual abstract can be found here.
Adding to the body of evidence for sex-related differences in COPD and other lung disease, Natural Course of the Diffusing Capacity of the Lungs for Carbon Monoxide in COPD: Importance of Sex found that women had lower baseline carbon monoxide values and steeper declines, suggesting there may be sex-specific factors that make an impact on gas exchange function. An accompanying visual abstract can be found here
- Critical Care
Changes in Pediatric ICU Utilization and Clinical Trends During the Coronavirus Pandemic found that pediatric critical illness admissions decreased during the pandemic (particularly for infection-related respiratory conditions). The accompanying visual abstract can be found here.
- Education and Clinical Practice
Given the complex needs of critical COVID-19 survivors, How I Do It: Rapid Design and Implementation of Post-COVID Clinics outlines a stepwise approach for implementing post-COVID care clinics, including the importance of specialty partnerships in physical therapy, neurology, psychiatry, cardiology and others.
To view the entire August issue of CHEST, visit journal.chestnet.org.
About the American College of Chest Physicians and the journal CHEST
The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is the global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases. Its mission is to champion advanced clinical practice, education, communication and research in chest medicine. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 19,000+ members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, and its flagship journal CHEST®, visit chestnet.org.