Chest Journal Podcasts



Each month, CHEST hosts a discussion with the authors of articles from the current issue, adding context and commentary to the challenges facing clinicians in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. As Podcast Editor and Moderator, D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP explains: "The goal of each conversation is to pique our listeners' interest and compel them to read additional work by the featured authors or on the topics covered."


  • Point/Counterpoint Discussion: Does the Risk of Cross-Infection Warrant the Exclusion of Adults with Cystic Fibrosis From Cystic Fibrosis Events?

    13/06/2014 Duración: 49min

    Manu Jain, MD, and Steven Shepherd, MPH and a long-time cystic fibrosis patient, join D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP, for this discussion of the debate on the policy of allowing only one adult patient with cystic fibrosis to attend any indoor events. Dr. Jain argues that risks are great enough to make this policy a good one. Mr. Shepherd argues that the concept is based on outdated ideas, the risks are very small, and that adults should be able to make their own choices on the risks they want to take.

  • Modifying Criteria For Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome To Improve Its Predictive Value

    03/06/2014 Duración: 32min

    Simon J. Finney, PhD, MBChB, editiorialist Arthur P. Wheeler, MD, FCCP, and CHEST Podcast Editor, D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP, discuss an article by Dr. Finney and others that reviews their research into modifying the traditional definition of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) following cardiac surgery. They found that they could improve the predictive value of SIRS criteria when the definition was adjusted to meeting three or more criteria or, most especially, fulfilling two or more of the criteria for at least six consecutive hours.

  • Reaction to the CMS Advisory Group Recommendation Not to Reimburse for Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

    16/05/2014 Duración: 46min

    This month, CHEST Podcast Editor D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP, presents a special topic podcast on the recent vote of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) national coverage determination panel that there is not enough evidence to warrant Medicare coverage of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer. He is joined in conversation by Frank C. Detterbeck, MD, FCCP (Yale University), Scott Manaker, MD, PhD, FCCP (University of Pennyslvania), and David F. Yankelevitz, MD (Mount Sinai Hospital). They address some of the factors that went into the decision. Drs. Detterbeck, Manaker, and Yankelevitz also provide their interpretations of the important National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) and the results of studies from the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP), a multicenter clinical study in which patients were screened with CT using a common protocol.

  • Can the Interstitial Lung Disease-GAP Model Be Used to Accurately Predict Mortality in Chronic ILD Subtypes?

    01/04/2014 Duración: 30min

    Christopher J. Ryerson, MD, and editorialist Athol U. Wells, MD, join CHEST Podcast Editor, D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP, to discuss the study by Dr. Ryerson and others extending the use of the GAP risk prediction model (which is based on gender, age, and lung physiology) for chronic interstitial lung disease (ILD) to patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and non-IPF ILDs. They consider the utilty of applying a single clinical prediction model for accurate mortality estimation across multiple ILD subtypes and discuss the possibilities of staging.

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