CHEST Physician® is the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). Readers rely on CHEST Physician® for breaking news and insightful commentary—in a clear, concise, accessible format—that can be used daily in practice. All specialists in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine rely on CHEST Physician® to cover the world of medicine with breaking news, on-site medical meeting coverage, and expert perspectives both in print and online (

Launched in partnership between the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and Frontline Medical Communications in January 2006, CHEST Physician® independent reporting focuses on impacting the way these specialists in chest medicine practice and provides news from the organization to keep members up-to-date on educational opportunities and policy initiatives. All articles are researched, written, and produced by a full-time staff of professional medical journalists.

The statements and opinions expressed in CHEST PHYSICIAN do not necessarily reflect those of the American College of Chest Physicians, or of its officers, regents,members, and employees, or those of the Publisher. The American College of Chest Physicians, its officers, regents, members, and employees, and Frontline Medical Communications Inc. do not assume responsibility for damages, loss, or claims of any kind arising from or related to the information contained in this publication, including any claims related to products, drugs, or services mentioned herein.

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