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Multiple agents effective for excessive daytime sleepiness but may be discontinued due to side effects, review finds

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 trials found that solriamfetol, armodafinil-modafinil, and pitolisant were associated with reduced daytime sleepiness but also with headache, insomnia, and anxiety in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Intervention successful in decreasing routine vitamin D testing

In a pre-post study, a decision support tool that prompted clinicians about appropriate testing criteria and included a best practice advisory was associated with reductions of 44% and 46% in inpatient and outpatient orders and of 61% and 48% in repeat testing, respectively.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for intermittent, bright red blood per rectum

A 51-year-old man is evaluated for intermittent, bright red blood per rectum of 10 weeks' duration. Following a physical exam and other tests and imaging of a nonobstructing lesion at 10 cm from the anal verge, what is the most appropriate treatment?

Cognitive impairment common after stroke

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association called for collaboration among primary care physicians, subspecialist doctors, and other health professionals to identify and manage cognitive problems after stroke.

New ACP member benefit offers physician compensation tools

Resources include salary data and a contract scorecard and benchmarking tool.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.