News Release

Highlights from the journal CHEST®, April 2022

Peer-Reviewed Publication

American College of Chest Physicians

Is Pulse Oximetry Less Effective at Detecting Hypoxemia in Black, Hispanic, and/or Asian Patients Than White Patients?

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Credit: Valeria S. M. Valbuena, MD, et al. CHEST April 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 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:

  • Sleep
    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.

To view the entire April 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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