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Highlights from the journal CHEST®, January 2022

Peer-Reviewed Publication

American College of Chest Physicians

Can Early Tracheostomy in Patients with COVID-19 Reduce the Duration of Mechanical Ventilation and ICU Stay?

image: Visual abstract from original research, "Early Tracheostomy for Managing ICU Capacity During the COVID-19 Outbreak" view more 

Credit: Gonzalo Hernandez, MD, PhD, et al. CHEST January 2022

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 January issue of CHEST journal includes 56 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.

“The first issue of 2022 features the latest research in a variety of areas, including two new articles from our Equity in Health Care series, ‘Addressing Sex Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility’ and ‘Addressing Race in Pulmonary Function Testing by Aligning Intent and Evidence With Practice and Perception,’” says Editor in Chief of the journal, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “Started in 2020, this series is a collection of journal articles focused on disparities in health and health care and the progress being made to eliminate these disparities.”

Also included in the current issue of the journal CHEST:

  • Sleep
    In a randomized trial conducted on patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), “Reboxetine Plus Oxybutynin for OSA Treatment” highlights potential possibilities for pharmacologic treatment of OSA. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.

To view the entire January issue of the CHEST journal, visit, and follow @journal_CHEST on Twitter for the latest journal news.

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

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