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 March issue of the CHEST journal contains 44 articles, including clinically relevant research, reviews, case series, commentary and more. Each month, the journal also offers complementary web and multimedia resources, including visual abstracts, to expand the reach of its most interesting, timely and relevant research.
“Focusing on the human side of medicine, the March issue includes Exhalations article, ‘Roger,’ written by Kristin Flanary, MA. Colloquially known as Lady Glaucomflecken, Flanary is the wife of internet favorite Dr. Glaucomflecken,” says Editor in Chief of the journal, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “In the article, Flanary describes her experience as a co-survivor of sudden cardiac arrest and the profound impact genuine human connection can have on a critical care family member.”
Also included in the current issue of the journal CHEST:
- Chest Infections
Meta-analysis, “Effect of Corticosteroids on Mortality and Clinical Cure in Community-Acquired Pneumonia,” demonstrates that patients who received corticosteroids were found to have a lower incidence of progressive respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation but no difference in mortality or treatment failure. View the visual abstract for this research.
- Critical Care
Original research article, “Ventilatory Parameters in Obstetric Patients With COVID-19 and Impact of Delivery,” finds that lung mechanics of pregnant patients were similar to those of the general ICU population with COVID-19. View the visual abstract for this research.
“Prevalence and Predictors of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Men Participating in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study” finds sleep-disordered breathing prevalence is greater in men with HIV compared with men without HIV. View the visual abstract for this research.
- Thoracic Oncology
Among 7,240 individuals with an incidentally detected lung nodule, “Patient and Nodule Characteristics Associated With a Lung Cancer Diagnosis Among Individuals With Incidentally Detected Lung Nodules” associates age, sex, BMI, smoking history and nodule size and location with lung cancer. View the visual abstract for the research. Listen to a podcast of the experts discussing their findings.
To view the entire March issue of the CHEST journal, visit journal.chestnet.org, 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 chestnet.org.
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