Chest is a scientific medical journal published by the American College of Chest Physicians on the subject of chest diseases and related issues (pulmonology, cardiology, thoracic surgery, transplantation, breathing, airway disease, emergency medicine, etc.). The 2008 impact factor was 5.154. The journal has a circulation of some 21,000 copies. Editor in chief is Richard S. Irwin.

American College of Chest Physicians
United States
Impact factor
5.154 (2008)

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Sleep apnea

Continued CPAP use cuts risk for death

Ongoing use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment is associated with lower all-cause mortality in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published in the June issue of CHEST.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Zapping' air passages may bring relief for severe asthma

Inhalers, pills or injections help most people control their asthma, but some with severe disease opt for cutting-edge surgery that "remodels" their airways to improve their breathing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: One in two patients across ICUs in India suffers from sepsis

India has a high burden of sepsis with more than one in two patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) across the country developing this complication with associated high rates of anti-microbial resistance and death ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biased tech could determine who gets life saving therapy

Until her clinical rotation in the earliest months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Valeria Valbuena, M.D., then a surgical resident at University of Michigan Health, had never seen so many patients who looked like her on the intensive ...

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