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Highlights from the journal CHEST®, February 2022

Peer-Reviewed Publication

American College of Chest Physicians

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Credit: Sean R. Townsend, MD, FCCP, et al. CHEST February 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 February issue of CHEST journal contains 56 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.

“Previously included as a series, Humanities was officially added to the journal CHEST as its own section this month. A reader favorite, CHEST Humanities hosts articles on thoughts, reflections, research and stories relating to chest medicine,” says Editor in Chief of the journal, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “This month’s Humanities articles include original research, ‘Rationing With Respect to Age During a Pandemic,’ which looks into how hospitals across the country are incorporating the controversial standard of rationing by age and/or life-years into their pandemic preparedness plans.”

Also included in the current issue of the journal CHEST:

  • Thoracic Oncology
    Despite concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic having a negative impact on lung cancer screening rates, “Lung Cancer Screening Rates During the COVID-19 Pandemic” shows that 19 states experienced significant improvements during 2020. Related to this research, CHEST published lung cancer screening guidelines in the journal CHEST and recently created a course on shared decision making with Thomas Jefferson University to increase lung cancer screenings. More information about the course can be found here.

To view the entire February 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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