Featured articles from the journal CHEST®, June 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 June issue of CHEST journal contains 58 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 early 2023, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) journal portfolio will be expanding by adding two new open access journals: CHEST Pulmonary other CHEST Critical Care. The new journals will allow us to publish more unique clinical content and provide more avenues for authors to publish their work, leading to more diverse content and faster publication times,” says Editor-in-Chief of the journal CHEST, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “As we grow the portfolio, we will remain committed to publishing high-quality, timely and clinically impactful content that has made the journal CHEST the premier journal for clinicians in chest medicine.”

Also included in the current issue of the journal CHEST:


In a study of 120 children, “Azithromycin for Poorly Controlled Asthma in Children” found that compliance with azithromycin regimen improved asthma control and reduced exacerbations. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here, and an animation of the research can be viewed here.

Chest infections

A retrospective, multicenter, matched-cohort study, “Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients in the ICU With Respiratory Syncytial Virus Compared With Those With Influenza Infection,” identifies the need to find preventive and therapeutic measures for severe respiratory syncytial virus infections in adults. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.

critical care

Comparing patients with and without COVID-19, “Mechanical Ventilator Liberation of Patients With COVID-19 in Long-term Acute Care Hospital” provides new evidence that patients with COVID-19-associated respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation via tracheostomy have a better recovery potential than those without COVID-19. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.


Original research, “Relationship Between CPAP Termination and All-Cause Mortality, adds to a growing body of evidence for the beneficial effects of CPAP use on survival. A visual abstract for this research can be viewed here.


To view the entire June issue of CHEST journal (volume 161, issue 6), published by Elsevier, visit journal.chestnet.org and follow @journal_CHEST on Twitter for the latest journal news.

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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