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Featured articles from the journal CHEST®, April 2023

Glenview, Ilinois | April 24, 2023

Published monthly, the journal CHEST(opens in new tab/window)® 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(opens in new tab/window) of the CHEST journal contains 50 articles, including clinically relevant research, reviews, case series, commentary and more. Each month, the journal also offers complementary web and multimedia resources(opens in new tab/window), including visual abstracts, to expand the reach of its most interesting, timely and relevant research.

“With April serving as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, I recommend reading the latest research, “Efzofitimod for the Treatment of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis(opens in new tab/window),” included in the April issue,” says Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “While larger studies are needed, this research suggests that efzofitimod may be a useful treatment to manage sarcoidosis.”

Also included in the current issue of the journal CHEST:

  • Asthma

Cross-sectional study, “Peripheral Airway Dysfunction in Obesity and Obese Asthma(opens in new tab/window),” finds that people with obesity and asthma have significant dysfunction in the distal airways at baseline that worsens with methacholine.

  • Critical Care

Qualitative analysis, “Multidisciplinary ICU Recovery Clinic Visits(opens in new tab/window),” identifies two primary themes from the patient-provider dialogue: problem identification and problem-solving strategies. View the visual abstract for this research.(opens in new tab/window)

  • Sleep

Original research, “OSA and Subsequent Risk of Hospitalization With Pneumonia, Respiratory Infection, and Total Infection(opens in new tab/window),” suggests screening for and treating severe OSA in the primary care setting may lower the risk of hospitalization caused by pneumonia and other infectious diseases. View the visual abstract for this research.(opens in new tab/window)

Caption: Is OSA Prospectively Associated With Risk of Hospitalization With Pneumonia, Respiratory, and Total Infections? (Credit: Pamela L. Lutsey, PhD, et al., CHEST, April 2023, in new tab/window)).

  • Thoracic Oncology

Shape-Sensing Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy vs Digital Tomosynthesis-Corrected Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy(opens in new tab/window)” uses a uniform conservative definition of diagnostic yield to show that diagnostic performance and safety profiles were comparable for shape-sensing robotic-assisted bronchoscopy and digital tomosynthesis-electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy. Listen to a podcast of the experts discussing their findings(opens in new tab/window).


Notes for editors

To view the entire April issue of CHEST journal (volume 163, issue 4), published by Elsevier(opens in new tab/window), visit in new tab/window) and follow @journal_CHEST(opens in new tab/window) 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 [email protected](opens in new tab/window).

About the journal CHEST®

The journal CHEST(opens in new tab/window), 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 in new tab/window).

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 in new tab/window)

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Laura DiMasi

PR and Communications Specialist

American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)

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