As stated in previous years, it is our custom to start each new year by highlighting key accomplishments and topics important to our readers that we published in 2015 and heralding innovations and changes that will occur in 2016.
R.S.IrwinS.J.WelchJ.RiceC.T.FrenchSpread the word about CHEST in 2015: rising impact factor, continuous innovations, and changes to the editorial teamChest201514713journalG.J.CrinerJ.BourbeauR.L.DiekemperPrevention of acute exacerbations of COPD: American College of Chest Physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society GuidelineChest2015147894942journalG.J.CrinerJ.BourbeauR.L.DiekemperExecutive summary: prevention of acute exacerbations of COPD: American College of Chest Physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society GuidelineChest2015147883893journalL.P.BouletR.R.CoeytauxD.C.McCroryon behalf of the CHEST Expert Cough PanelTools for assessing outcomes in studies of chronic cough: CHEST guideline and expert panel reportChest2015147804814journalC.T.FrenchR.L.DiekemperR.S.Irwinon behalf of the CHEST Expert Cough PanelAssessment of intervention fidelity and recommendations for researchers conducting studies on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough in the adult: CHEST guideline and expert panel reportChest20151483254journalA.E.VertiganM.H.MuradT.Pringsheimon behalf of the CHEST Expert Cough PanelSomatic cough syndrome (previously referred to as psychogenic cough) and tic cough (previously referred to as habit cough) in adults and children: CHEST guideline and expert panel reportChest20151482431journalP.GibsonG.WangL.McGarveyA.E.VertiganK.W.AltmanS.S.BirringTreatment of unexplained cough: CHEST guideline and expert panel reportChest20161492744journalM.M.WahidiF.HerthK.YasufukuTechnical aspects of endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration: CHEST guideline and expert panel reportChest2015journalA.ErnstM.M.WahidiC.A.ReadAdult bronchoscopy training: current state and suggestions for the future: CHEST expert panel reportChest2015148321332journalR.S.IrwinC.T.FrenchS.Z.LewisR.L.DiekemperP.M.Goldon behalf of the CHEST Expert Cough PanelOverview of the management of cough: CHEST guideline and expert panel reportChest2014146885889journalS.Z.LewisR.L.DiekemperC.T.FrenchP.M.GoldR.S.Irwinon behalf of the CHEST Expert Cough PanelMethodologies for the development of the management of cough: CHEST guideline and expert panel reportChest201414613951402journalB.J.CanningA.B.ChangD.C.BolserJ.A.SmithS.B.MazzoneL.McGarveyon behalf of the CHEST Expert Cough PanelAnatomy and neurophysiology of cough: CHEST guideline and expert panel reportChest201414616331648journalE.S.FordL.B.MurphyO.KhavjouW.H.GilesJ.B.HoltJ.B.CroftTotal and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of COPD among adults aged ≥ 18 years in the United States for 2010 and projections through 2020Chest20151473145journalE.S.FordHospital discharges, readmissions, and ED visits for COPD or bronchiectasis among us adults: findings from the nationwide inpatient sample 2001-2012 and nationwide emergency department sample 2006-2011Chest2015147989998journalK.A.FisherM.S.StefanC.DarlingD.LessardR.J.GoldbergImpact of COPD on the mortality and treatment of patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure: the Worcester Heart Failure StudyChest2015147637645journalS.SuissaJ.CoulombeP.ErnstDiscontinuation of inhaled corticosteroids in COPD and the risk reduction of pneumoniaChest201514811771183journalP.P.WalkerE.ThwaiteS.AminJ.M.CurtisP.M.CalverleyThe association between heroin inhalation and early onset emphysemaChest201514811561163journalG.J.RodrigoJ.A.Castro-RodríguezWhat is the role of tiotropium in asthma?: A systematic review with meta-analysisChest2015147388396journalK.LaiB.LiuD.XuWill nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis develop into chronic airway obstruction?: A prospective, observational studyChest2015148887894journalS.S.NgR.S.ChanJ.WooA randomized controlled study to examine the effect of a lifestyle modification program in OSAChest201514811931203journalThe Scholarly Kitchen. The journal redesign—more complicated, more costly, and more strategic than ever. http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2014/07/07/the-journal-redesign-more-complicated-more-costly-and-more-strategic-than-ever/. Accessed December 4, 2015.