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, pulmonary vascular disease, sleep, thoracic oncology and the humanities.
The November issue of CHEST journal includes 69 articles, 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.
“Beyond the new research appearing in the November issue, the journal CHEST website hosts the 200+ abstracts presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting 2021 that concluded on October 20,” says Editor in Chief of the journal, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “I encourage you to view the abstracts for even more of the latest research in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.”
Included in the current issue of the journal CHEST:
- Critical care
Interviewing 33 intensivists at tertiary and community hospitals, “The Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on ICU Organization, Care Processes, and Frontline Clinician Experiences: A Qualitative Study” identified several modifiable strategies to mitigate strain and to optimize emergency responses during ongoing and future public health crises. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.
- Pulmonary vascular
Using a large multicenter registry with adjudication of International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis-defined outcomes, “An Original Risk Score to Predict Early Major Bleeding in Acute Pulmonary Embolism” finds that the pulmonary embolism syncope, anemia, and renal dysfunction (PE-SARD) bleeding risk score is an efficient and user-friendly score to estimate the risk of early major bleeding, which might lead to optimization of acute PE management.
Original research, “Association Between OSA and Quantitative Atherosclerotic Plaque Burden,” concludes that OSA was independently associated with the burden of coronary plaque, which suggests an increased risk of coronary events. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.
- Thoracic oncology
“Screening for Lung Cancer: Chest Guideline and Expert Panel Report” contains 16 evidence-based recommendations and an update of the evidence base for the benefits, harms and implementation of low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) screening.
About the American College of Chest Physicians
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.