Featured articles from the journal CHEST®, July 2022


Glenview, IL July 18, 2022

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 July issue of CHEST journal contains 62 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.

“In addition to the quality content in the July issue, I am pleased to share that the journal CHEST recently received its 2021 Impact Factor of 10.262, an increase from 2020’s Impact Factor of 9.410,” says Editor-in-Chief of the journal CHEST, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “Given the significant amount of content published by the journal CHEST during the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, I am tremendously proud of this increased Impact Factor and of the work of the journal CHEST team.”

Also included in the current issue of the journal CHEST:

  • Asthma

A multinational, multicenter study, “Dupilumab Reduces Oral Corticosteroid Use in Patients With Corticosteroid-Dependent Severe Asthma,” demonstrates that long-term exposure to dupilumab supports sustained reduction in oral corticosteroid dosage and improvement in clinical end points for up to 96 weeks. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.

Caption: Does Dupilumab Sustain Oral Corticosteroid (OCS) Reduction in Patients With Corticosteroid-Dependent Asthma? (Credit: Lawrence D. Sher, MD, et al. CHEST, July 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2022.01.071).

  • COPD

Original research, “Association of Nonobstructive Chronic Bronchitis With All-Cause Mortality,” finds that nonobstructive chronic bronchitis is associated with increased all-cause mortality in current and former smokers. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.

  • Critical Care

Hematology Emergencies in Adults With Critical Illness: Malignant Hematology” is the second part of a CHEST Review covering management of hematologic emergencies in adults with critical illness. The first review can be found here.

  • Diffuse Lung Disease

Special Feature, “Algorithmic Approach to the Diagnosis of Organizing Pneumonia,” summarizes disease presentations and provides a practical approach to diagnosis of organizing pneumonia.

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Notes for editors

To view the entire July issue of CHEST journal (volume 162, issue 1), published by Elsevier, visit journal.chestnet.org and follow @journal_CHEST on Twitter for the latest journal news.

Full text of these articles and interviews with the authors are available to credentialed journalists upon request; contact Laura DiMasi, PR and Communications Specialist, American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), at media@chestnet.org.

About the journal CHEST®

The journal CHEST, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians®, features the best in peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine: pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine; thoracic surgery; cardiorespiratory interactions; and related disciplines. Published since 1935, it is home to the highly regarded clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements. Access the journal CHEST online at journal.chestnet.org.

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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American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
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