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, pulmonary vascular disease, sleep, thoracic oncology and the humanities.
The December issue of CHEST journal includes 70 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.
“We have a lot of excellent content included in the December issue of the journal CHEST, including articles that are part of our two series on severe asthma and adult cystic fibrosis,” says Editor in Chief of the journal, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “Started in January and October 2021, these series of focused review articles were invited to help clinicians navigate these topics. The introductions to these series can be found on the journal’s website—severe asthma, adult cystic fibrosis.”
Also included in the current issue of the journal CHEST:
Looking at bilevel noninvasive ventilation (NIV) during exercise, “Bilevel Noninvasive Ventilation During Exercise Reduces Dynamic Hyperinflation and Improves Cycle Endurance Time in Severe to Very Severe COPD” finds that NIV with standardized expiratory positive airway pressure may be a beneficial adjunct to exercise training in patients with severe COPD who experience dynamic hyperinflation during exercise.
Focusing on obesity’s impact on multiple organ systems, “Impact of Obesity in Critical Illness” highlights complications for intubation, ARDS, ventilator weaning, cardiology, nephrology and pharmacology.
“Optimal Tricuspid Regurgitation Velocity to Screen for Pulmonary Hypertension in Tertiary Referral Centers” findings support using tricuspid velocity as a means for screening for pulmonary hypertension and have defined 2.7 m/s as the lowest cutoff with a sensitivity rate of 95%. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.
Original research, “A Validation Study of Four Different Cluster Analyses of OSA and the Incidence of Cardiovascular Mortality in a Hispanic Population,” finds that in Latino patients, excessive sleepiness has an increased risk of incident cardiovascular mortality. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.
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.