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MKSAP Quiz: 2-year history of daytime somnolence, snoring, and apnea

A 65-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-year history of daytime somnolence, snoring, and apneic episodes during the night as witnessed by his wife. He does not have blurred vision, tinnitus, or headache. He has no cardiopulmonary symptoms and does not smoke cigarettes. The patient has hypertension for which he takes lisinopril and atenolol. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
5 Mar 2013

ACP Master aims to make a difference in the public's health

Griffin P. Rodgers, MACP.
1 Apr 2008

Tailoring anticoagulation more of a reality with DOACs

Direct oral anticoagulants have the potential to replace warfarin for the treatment of many patients with venous thromboembolism, but without a need for routine monitoring, good patient selection is key to their use.
1 Mar 2018

MKSAP Quiz: follow up of aplastic anemia

A 24-year-old man undergoes follow-up evaluation for treatment of aplastic anemia. Two of his siblings are HLA-identical matches. Review of the bone marrow biopsy done 2 weeks ago confirms the diagnosis of aplastic anemia, demonstrating an aplastic bone marrow with normal cytogenetics. What is the most appropriate treatment?
23 Oct 2012

MKSAP Quiz: increasing fatigue of 2 months' duration

This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 58-year-old man for increasing fatigue of 2 months' duration.
16 Aug 2011

MKSAP Quiz: deep venous thrombosis following surgery

A 28-year-old man is evaluated 24 hours after a new diagnosis of a left calf deep venous thrombosis. One week ago, he underwent orthopedic surgery. Two weeks ago, he returned from vacationing in Italy on an 8-hour flight. Current medications are enoxaparin, 80 mg subcutaneously twice daily, and warfarin, 5 mg/d. What is the most appropriate management of this patient's venous thromboembolism?
5 Feb 2013

MKSAP Quiz: 1-month history of headaches and blurred vision

A 65-year-old man is evaluated for a 1-month history of headaches and blurred vision, early satiety, and itching that occurs after showering. He has a 90-pack-year smoking history. Following physical, cardiopulmonary and neurologic examinations, what is the most appropriate next step in diagnosis?
4 Dec 2012

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of increasing fatigue

A 77-year-old man has a 1-year history of increasing fatigue. He has not seen a physician for at least 3 years. Medical and family histories are unremarkable, and he takes no medications. The patient appears pale. Based on lab values, a bone marrow aspiration and peripheral blood smear and bone marrow biopsy, what is the most likely diagnosis?.
1 Oct 2012


ACP recognizes the passing of S. William Ross, MD, FACP, Arkansas's first hematologist and also a rheumatologist, oncologist and clinical pathologist, who died on Dec. 3, 2012, at the age of 90, and Carlos Moros Ghersi, MD, MACP, former governor for ACP's Venezuela Chapter, who died on Jan. 9, 2013, at the age of 78.
1 Feb 2013

Oncologic ‘horrors' can beset hospitalized patients

Common crises that can happen during the management of oncology patients include increased intracranial pressure, metabolic problems, infections, and toxic side effects from drugs. Learn how to manage these conditions.Exercise capacity is the single most power predictor of cardiovascular events, whether or not symptoms are present.
1 Jun 2014

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