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 April issue of CHEST journal contains 51 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.
“The journal CHEST is committed to advancing equity within medicine and has a topic collection dedicated to Equity in Health Care,” says Editor in Chief of the journal, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “The April issue features the latest piece from the series, ‘Racial Bias in Pulse Oximetry Measurement Among Patients About toUndergo Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in 2019-2020.’”
Also included in the current issue of the journal CHEST:
- Chest Infections
Looking at 8,081 patients, “Pneumonia Severity Index and CURB-65 Score Are Good Predictors of Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Community-Acquired Pneumonia” suggests that, in patients with community-acquired pneumonia, regardless of cause, the pneumonia severity index and CURB-65 score remain adequate for predicting mortality in clinical practice. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.
- Critical Care
In patients with early ARDS caused by COVID-19, “Lung Response to a Higher Positive End-Expiratory Pressure in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With COVID-19” suggests that responses from higher PEEP were variable despite the potential for lung recruitment, which may be due to hyperinflation and overdistention. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.
- Diffuse Lung Disease
A multicenter recruitment retrospective cohort study, “Independent Association Between Occupational Exposure and Decline of FVC in Systemic Sclerosis,” confirms the high prevalence of occupational exposure in male patients with systemic sclerosis and its independent impact on lung function. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.
Original research, “Incidence of VTE in Patients With OSA,” finds that a modest association between elevated apnea-hypopnea index and incident VTE is eliminated after adjustment for clinical covariates, most notably level of adiposity. 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.