logo December 9, 2005: Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI recently recorded in University of Maryland’s Class Notes Jennifer Elizabeth Fairman (1995) recently accepted a position at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine located in Baltimore, MD as an Instructor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. Jennifer worked for the UMD Department of Communication Services as an illustrator and graphic designer during her undergraduate studies. She is also the founder of her own medical illustration business called Fairman Studios, LLC. “I started my own Medical Illustration Studio in 2000 after graduating from Johns Hopkins with my masters degree and moving to Boston to work for the Lahey Clinic. I will be continuing this venture while joining the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in a full-time Instructorship in the graduate program. I will also be working in the department as a staff medical illustrator. It will be challenging dividing my time between this teaching position and my own studio business, but it will be worth it! I enjoy teaching and illustrating.”
logo November 29, 2004: Brownstein Cardiology for Novartis Science Magazine – Winter 2004 Issue. Fairman Studios is currently producing a number of designs and illustrations for Novartis Science Magazine. Novartis is a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well-being. Novartis core businesses are in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, generics, eye-care, and animal health.
logologo November 28, 2005: MCP face Illustration requested for Dowden Mayo Clinic Proceedings December 2005 issue The December 2005 issue of the Mayo Clinics Proceedings journal will feature and artilce discussing Glycemic Control in the Intensive Care Unit: Why We Should Wait for NICE-SUGAR. Glycemic control has moved to center stage in critical care medicine. There were 14 publications in PubMed when glucose and critical care were entered as search terms in the year 2000. There were 65 publications in the year 2004, and the number was 435 as of October 28, 2005. Most of the impetus for such activity comes from Van den Berghe et al in their single-center, randomized, controlled trial of intensive insulin therapy, which concluded that “intensive insulin therapy to maintain blood glucose at or below 110 mg/dL reduces morbidity and mortality among critically ill patients in the surgical intensive care unit.”
logo November 28, 2005: Patient Education Page being developed for Headache, the Journal of the American Headache Society Fairman Studios, LLC will be collaborating with American Council for Headache Education (ACHE) of the American Headache Society (AHS) to design, produce and illustrate a new patient education page for Headache. The July 2005 issue will cover “Caffeine Headaches”. The AHS is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache. The Society comprises over 2,500 health care professionals with backgrounds as diverse as the hospitals, universities, clinics and practices they represent from around the world. ACHE is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and to raising the public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically based illness.
logo November 27, 2005: New Goble figure Goble and Associates requests a new human figure drawing for Instructions for Use brochure.
logo November 26, 2004: Illustrations for Novartis Science Magazine – Spring 2006 Issue. Fairman Studios is currently producing a number of designs and illustrations for Novartis Science Magazine. Novartis is a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well-being. Novartis core businesses are in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, generics, eye-care, and animal health.
logo November 23, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Use of a Distraction Plate for Distal Radial Fractures with Metaphyseal and Diaphyseal Comminution
BY BY T. ADAM GINN, MD, ADAM M. SMITH, MD, JON R. SNYDER, BS, MS IV, L. ANDREW KOMAN, MD, BETH P. SMITH, PHD, AND JULIA RUSHING, MSTAT
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Extremity Laboratory, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Background: Repetitive trauma to the hand is a concern for baseball players. The present study investigated the effects of repetitive trauma and the prevalence of microvascular pathological changes in the hands of minor league professional baseball players. In contrast to previous investigators, we documented the presence of abnormalities in younger, asymptomatic individuals.
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logologo November 21, 2005: Mylan Laboratories Inc. Reports Positive Development From FDA Advisory Committee Vote on EMSAM PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Mylan Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: MYL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Psychopharmacalogic Drugs Advisory Committee voted EMSAM® (selegiline transdermal system) could be safely administered without dietary modifications at 20 mg. EMSAM 30 and 40 mg will be administered with tyramine dietary modifications as originally proposed by Somerset Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It should be noted that the FDA is not bound by the Committee’s recommendation. Mylan Laboratories subsidiary Mylan Technologies, Inc. developed EMSAM in conjunction with Somerset Pharmaceuticals, which is a joint-venture between Mylan Laboratories and Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI). EMSAM is an investigational transdermal patch for the acute and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder. EMSAM received an “approvable” letter from the FDA on January 30, 2004. Upon final approval, EMSAM would be the first transdermal patch for the treatment of major depressive disorder. EMSAM is an irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitor that, when applied to the skin, is designed to deliver selegiline continuously over a 24-hour period. The FDA has issued a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date of November 27, 2005 for EMSAM.
logo November 16, 2004: Porter Onology Areas for Novartis Science Magazine – Winter 2005 Issue. Fairman Studios is currently producing a number of designs and illustrations for Novartis Science Magazine. Novartis is a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well-being. Novartis core businesses are in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, generics, eye-care, and animal health.
logologo November 18, 2005: Gleason Illustration requested for Dowden Journal of Family Practice October 2005 issue The October 2005 issue of the Mayo Clinics Proceedings journal will feature and artilce discussing Cardiovascular Risk Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease (But Who Actually Has Chronic Kidney Disease?) Andrew D. Rule, MD, MSc; Stephen C. Textor, MD Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn Recent studies reemphasize the close relationship between kidney failure and cardiovascular disease. 1-3 While the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) naturally raises the concern of progression to end-stage disease, many patients with CKD die of cardiovascular disease long before needing dialysis or a transplant.4,5 It could be argued that clinicians caring for patients with CKD provide the greatest benefit by pursuing aggressive preventive cardiology measures, including careful blood pressure control, lipid management, and smoking cessation. Although the benefits of risk factor intervention are well established in some high-risk subgroups, few studies directly address cardiovascular risk factors by levels of kidney function in the general population.
logo November 16, 2004: NIBR Magazine Illustrations – Winter 2005 Issue. Fairman Studios is currently producing a number of designs and illustrations for Novartis Science Magazine: ADAposter sRangwala, Mosbacher, and Animal Models. Novartis is a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well-being. Novartis core businesses are in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, generics, eye-care, and animal health.
logo November 8, 2005: Medical illustrations requested by Trine Trine Pharmaceuticals recently commisioned Fairman Studios to create illustrations for various uses. Trine is a privately held drug development company that develops and commercializes pharmaceutical products in the areas of renal, gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases. Trine in-licenses development stage compounds with high potential as drug candidates, and establishes a development plan based on clearly defined decision points. Through a highly integrated project management approach to drug development, Trine can quickly and efficiently establish clinical proof of concept and advance a compound to successive clinical decision points, including filing a NDA.
logo October 24, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Surgical Technique: Surgical Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement: Evaluation of the Effect of the Size of the Resection
BY RODRIGO M. MARDONES, MD, CARLOS GONZALEZ, MS, QINGSHAN CHEN, MS, MARK ZOBITZ, MS, KENTON R. KAUFMAN, PHD, AND ROBERT T. TROUSDALE, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Background: In patients with symptomatic hip impingement, surgical resection of the femoral head-neck junction may improve the range of motion and relieve pain. A risk of this procedure is fracture. We evaluated the amount of resection of the anterolateral aspect of the femoral head-neck junction that can be done safely.
logo October 14, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Rheumatoid Forefoot Long-Term Results of the Modified Hoffman Procedure in the
BY S. THOMAS, MBCHB, BSC, MRCS, A.W.G. KINNINMONTH, MB, FRCS(ED)ORTH, AND C. SENTHIL KUMAR, FRCS(TR & ORTH)
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Background: Rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the forefoot, causing metatarsalgia, hallux valgus, and deformities of the lesser toes. Various types of surgical correction have been described, including resection of the lesser-toe metatarsal heads coupled with arthrodesis of the great toe, resection arthroplasty of the proximal phalanx or metatarsal head, and metatarsal osteotomy. We report the results at an average of five and a half years following thirtyseven consecutive forefoot arthroplasties performed in twenty patients by one surgeon using a technique involving resection of all five metatarsal heads.
logo October 28, 2005: Compartment Syndrome Illustration requested for Dowden Journal of Family Practice November issue The November 2005 issue of the Journal of Family Practice will feature and artilce discussing chronic compartment syndrome: Tips on recognizing and treating. Anatomical illustration to accompany article.
logo October 28, 2005: Patient Education Page being developed for Headache, the Journal of the American Headache Society Fairman Studios, LLC will be collaborating with American Council for Headache Education (ACHE) of the American Headache Society (AHS) to design, produce and illustrate a new patient education page for Headache. The July 2005 issue will cover “Pediatric Headaches”. The AHS is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache. The Society comprises over 2,500 health care professionals with backgrounds as diverse as the hospitals, universities, clinics and practices they represent from around the world. ACHE is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and to raising the public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically based illness.
logo October 18, 2005: Thyroid Illustration requested for Dowden Journal of Family Practice November 2005 issue The November 2005 issue of the Journal of Family Practice will feature and artilce discussing the thyroid and vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in the management of chronic or recurrent treatment-resistant depression (TRD). It will be the first implantable device-based treatment for depression. Given the anticipated addition of this new modality to the psychiatrist’s armamentarium, we review the background, supporting evidence, side effects and indications for this novel treatment.
logo October 14, 2005: Capsule Endoscopy Dinner Symposium Invite requested for by Dowden Capsule Endoscopy is a first-line tool in the detection of abnormalities of the small bowel. To date over 300,000 patients worldwide have experienced the advantages of painless and effective PillCam Capsule Endoscopy. PillCam Capsule Endoscopy has already been utilized to diagnose diseases of the small intestine including Crohn’s Disease, Celiac disease and other malabsorption disorders, benign and malignant tumors of the small intestine, vascular disorders and medication related small bowel injury.
logo October 12, 2005: Human Anatomy Book for Becker and Mayer This is Fairman Studios’ 5th childrens book: The Human Body combines the magic of Disney and the wonder of science. A light-up model of the human body is embedded within the book for a unique, hands-on science learning experience. Favorite Disney characters and colorful illustrations go hand in hand to explain how our bodies work. This engaging volume is sure to inspire a lifetime love of science and learning. Requires 2 AA batteries (included).
logo October 11, 2005: Fall Magazine Lahey Renal Cancer Illustrations created A series of illustrations depicting 5 stages of renal canver were creted and published in Lahey Clinic’s Fall Magazine Issue.
logo October 4, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Comminuted Fractures of the Radial Head. Comparison of Resection and Internal Fixation.
BY MASAYOSHI IKEDA, MD, PHD, KAZUHIRO SUGIYAMA, MD, CHONTE KANG, MD, TOMONORI TAKAGAKI, MD, AND YOSHINORI OKA, MD, PHD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokai University Oiso Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan
Background: Satisfactory internal fixation of comminuted radial head fractures is often difficult to achieve, and radial head resection has been the accepted treatment. In this study, we compared the results of radial head resection with those of open reduction and internal fixation in patients with a comminuted radial head fracture.
logo October 4, 2005: Toji Design Yellowtail Logo Toji Design Yellowtail Logo designed by Fairman Studios for Yellowtail Trading Company: this logo will be used on all of the companies collateral as well as a sign for its storefront.
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logo September 15-17, 2005: AIGA Annual Design Conference, Boston, MA The AIGA National Design Conference is a biennial gathering of the design community to celebrate design excellence, reinforce friendships and connections and stimulate thinking about the critical issues that surround design practice. This conference is generally recognized as one of the most engaging, provocative, inspiring and fun conferences offered in the design community. The location of the 2005 conference will be held in Boston.
logo September 14, 2005: University of California at Irvine Center for Reconstructive Urology website under development Fairman Studios is currently developing a new website for the University of California at Irvine Center for Reconstructive Urology. The Center for Reconstructive Urology, located at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), provides tertiary care to patients who require referral for diseases of the urethra and male external genitalia. The new website will launch in late Spring 2006.
logo September 1, 2005: Surgical illustrations on urethroplasty Fairman Studios has been called upon to produce surgical illustrations for a Urology mongraph written by Leonard Zinman.
logo September 1, 2005: Epitek’s Atrial Grasper illustrated Epitek, an Eagan startup that makes the “atrial grasper”, used to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, has hired Fairman Studios to illustrate its device for publication. Epitek has developed a device to close heart’s left atrial appendage ‹ a small pocket off of the heart’s main chambers ‹ as a way to prevent clots from moving into the brain and causing a stroke. The device can be placed through a minimally invasive procedure. The present procedure for closing the appendage requires open-heart surgery. Epitek, which has four employees, could win U.S. regulatory approval as soon as late this year or early next year, said CEO Jean Paul Rasschaert.
logo August 28, 2005: Patient Education Page being developed for Headache, the Journal of the American Headache Society Fairman Studios, LLC will be collaborating with American Council for Headache Education (ACHE) of the American Headache Society (AHS) to design, produce and illustrate a new patient education page for Headache. The July 2005 issue will cover “Cluster Headaches”. The AHS is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache. The Society comprises over 2,500 health care professionals with backgrounds as diverse as the hospitals, universities, clinics and practices they represent from around the world. ACHE is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and to raising the public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically based illness.
logo August 25 – 29 2005: Announcing the 3rd World Congress of Medical and Scientific Imaging, Cairns, Australia “Explore” has been chosen as the name of the 3rd World Congress of Medical and Scientific Imaging. In keeping with this theme, ‘Explore: Discover the Possibilities,’ the 2005 World Congress aims to inform delegates and attendees of the latest trends in medical and scientific imaging, so that the potential of modern technologies can be fully realized. The meeting program will consist of 3 days of academic papers, a professional exhibition, and a unique opportunity to take part in a Great Barrier Reef expedition.
logo August 18, 2005: FCB Vitaxin video remastered FCB has recently remastered a previously created Fairman Studios animation to reflect it’s current branding and identity. Fairman Studios assisted in this process.
logo August 7 – 13 2005: 2005 GNSI Conference and Annual Meeting – Bar Harbor, Maine The meeting will be held at the College of the Atlantic, near Acadia National Park. Herring gulls and fog, and tidal pools; mountain climbs and whale watching, a clam bake for a banquet and a barbecue. Mount Desert Island (reachable by causeway) where Bar Harbor is located, is the East Coast answer to Eden. The home of the only National Park in the northeast, it boasts rocky coast, pine-covered hikable mountains, America’s only natural fjord, a museum celebrating the art of bird carving and the charms of New England Yankee hospitality. The College of the Atlantic is where we will stay and they think we’re a great fit with their ecology oriented program. We will be the only group on this small campus then, and will have full run of the facilities. The college is situated slightly outside of the town of Bar Harbor (a fifteen minute walk) along the shoreline. Fairman Studios will be participating in the following presentations:

Wednesday, August 10
Digital Watercolor Wash
Jennifer Fairman
8:30-9:30am; Lecture Hall
Jennifer will spend an hour going over one her favorite illustration techniques: using “natural” virtual brushes to make your digital artwork exude a traditional look and feel. Jennifer will cover a “digital watercolor wahs” technique which employs the same color theory used in traditional wtarecolor glazing techniques. She will show samples of work, cover the basic steps and give a demo using a sample sketch.

Here is the Watercolor Wash Handout

Wednesday, August 10
Business Roundtable
Marjorie Leggitt, Amy Bartlett-Wright, Jennifer Fairman, John Norton, Elizabeth Morales and Paul Mirocha
9:30-11:20am; Auditorium
This panel of highly experienced freelance illustrators will answer your questions about business operations, client relationships, juggling business and family life, business ethics and more.

logo July 31 – August 4, 2005: SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, CA Experience astounding images, and learn how they were created. Interact with tomorrow’s digital systems, and understand them. Meet the leading international innovators in computer graphics and interactive techniques, and share their knowledge. At SIGGRAPH 2005, you’ll find all the data, techinques, people, and inspiration you need for another successful year of research, development, creativity, and production.
logo July 28 – August 1, 2005: Annual AMI Meeting, Los Angeles, CA An exciting blend of learning opportunities in art techniques, state of the art science and medicine, and successful business practices awaits in the big city of Los Angeles, in conjunction with SIGGRAPH 2005. Saturday, July 30th, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Concurrent 7: Vesalius Scholars
0.15 Biomed. Sci. CEUs
This session will highlight the work of student scholars, recently awarded research grants by the Vesalius Trust. Awardees will present current research and findings on medical illustration techniques and practice.

Sunday, July 31st, 2:45pm – 4:30pm
Concurrent 14: The Negotiation Game
0.10 Business CEUs
Chris Gralapp Ç Moderator
Jennifer Fairman, Virginia Ferrante, Kip Carter
Preuss Brandt Theatre
The prospect of entering the negotiation dance can be daunting to new and seasoned illustrators alike. How can I avoid caving in to pressure? How do I hang on to the rights I want to keep? How can I learn to say No, and still get to Yes? Join the fun as Jennifer Fairman, Virginia Ferrante and Kip Carter guide us through some common negotiating scenarios, to help clarify good negotiation technique that will get results.

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logo June 24, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Extensor Mechanism Allograft Reconstruction After Total Knee Arthroplasty. A COMPARISON OF TWO TECHNIQUES
BY Rosenberg R. Stephen J. Burnett, Richard A. Berger, Wayne G. Paprosky, Craig J. Della Valle, Joshua J. Jacobs and Aaron G.
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Background: Disruption of the extensor mechanism is an uncommon but catastrophic complication of total knee arthroplasty. We evaluated two techniques of reconstructing a disrupted extensor mechanism with use of an extensor mechanism allograft following total knee arthroplasty.

logologo June 26, 2005: Kyphosis Illustration requested for Dowden Mayo Clinic Proceedings July 2005 issue, the Biomechanics of Falling The July 2005 issue of the Mayo Clinics Proceedings journal will feature and artilce discussing the Biomechanics of Falling Allan F. Tencer, PhD Department of Orthopedics, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Wash In the current issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the article by Sinaki et al1 provides an excellent example of how an understanding of basic biomechanics can serve as a foundation for improving patient care. Specifically, the authors applied the principles of biomechanics to help women with kyphoscoliosis reduce the risk of falling. The prospective trial compared treatment in 12 osteoporotic-kyphotic women to 13 healthy matched controls‹all older than 60 years‹before and after an intervention strategy that consisted of wearing a spinal weighted kypho-orthosis (WKO) along with participating in a dynamic exercise program. The WKO is essentially a weighted “backpack” that adds weight posterior to the spine to counterbalance some of the load of the torso that is concentrated anterior to the spine. By performing the exercise program after implementing the WKO device, the subjects would theoretically receive the compounded benefits of altered biomechanics (from the WKO) and the known, independent benefits of the exercise program, plus any added interaction between the 2 treatment modalities.
logo June 23 – 25 2005: Image & Meaning 2, Los Angeles CA The Image and Meaning conferences are part of the Envisioning Science Project in the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The purpose is to help scientists, writers and visual communicators develop and share improved methods of communicating scientific concepts and technical information through images and visual representations linked to appropriate text. The goal is to enhance the level of discourse within the scientific community, among teachers and those who communicate with the public through the mass media.
logo May 24, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Extensor Mechanism Allograft Reconstruction in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique
BY R. STEPHEN J. BURNETT, MD, FRCS(C), RICHARD A. BERGER, MD, WAYNE G. PAPROSKY, MD, CRAIG J. DELLA VALLE, MD, JOSHUA J. JACOBS, MD, AND AARON G. ROSENBERG, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Background: Disruption of the extensor mechanism is an uncommon but catastrophic complication of total knee arthroplasty. We evaluated two techniques of reconstructing a disrupted extensor mechanism with use of an extensor mechanism allograft following total knee arthroplasty.
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May 23, 2005: Antibody model and illustration to be used for Dyax Pharmacueticals tradeshow panel An antibody model and illustration of IgG2A was created for Dyax pharmacueticals in collaboration with Hull Creative Group for a tradeshow panel. Through co-development agreements, funded research, and patent licenses for our phage display technology and library, Dyax is uniquely able to establish strategic partnerships and collaborations that advance our products and broaden our revenue streams. Dyax entered into an unprecedented seven antibody and two peptide collaborations during 2004.
logo May 18, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Surgical Management of Trapezius Palsy
F. TEBOUL, MD, MS, P. BIZOT, MD, MS, R. KAKKAR, MD, MS, AND L. SEDEL, MD
Background: Injury to the spinal accessory nerve in the posterior cervical triangle leads to paralysis of the trapezius muscle. The aim of this study was to determine the indications for nerve repair or reconstructive surgery according to the etiology, the duration of the preoperative delay, and specific patient characteristics.
logo May 15, 2005: Boston Scientific requests education posters for sales training Boston Scientific has requested the creation of several educational posters that will used in market and sales training courses taught world-wide.
logo May 10, 2004: Illustrations produced for Fossa Medical Stent Brochure. Fairman Studios is currently producing medical device illustrations for Fossa Medical’s Stone Sweeper brochure. The Stone Sweeper is used to remove kidney stones up to 5mm in diameter. The Sweeper, with its† series of expandable baskets, passively dilates the ureter substantially more than ureteral stents.1 Dilation promotes increased drainage and removal of stones that were typically left to pass without surgical intervention, usually causing severe discomfort to patients. The most common stone treatment, ESWL, reduces stone diameters by fragmenting the stones. Alternatively, the Fossa Sweeper expands the diameter of the ureter and directly removes the stone.
logo May 8 2005: Website launch planned for American Urological Association’s William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History A new facility, a new museum space, and now a new interactive website: Presently located at the newly built headquarters of the American Urological Association in Linthicum, MD is the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History of this Center is named in honor of William P. Didusch. Didusch was a scion of a family of artists in Baltimore and one of the first pupils of the renowned Max Broëdel, Director of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. This was the first full-fledged department of medical art established by a medical institution. The Center encompasses a rich and varied collection of drawings, photographs and instruments of historical importance to urology, many displayed in urological exhibits, in addition to a Library devoted to urological and early medical texts and the AUA archives. Stay tuned for a launch date!
logo May 6, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Stiffness After Total Knee Arthroplasty
BY JANE KIM, BA, CHARLES L. NELSON, MD, AND PAUL A. LOTKE, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Background: Stiffness is an uncommon but disabling problem after total knee arthroplasty. The prevalence of stiffness after knee replacement has not been well defined in the literature. In addition, the outcomes of revision surgery for a stiff knee following arthroplasty have not been evaluated in a large series of patients, to our knowledge. The purposes of this study were to define the prevalence of stiffness after primary total knee arthroplasty and to evaluate the efficacy of revision surgery for treatment of the stiffness.
logo May 4, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Replacement of the Torn Posterior Cruciate Ligament with a Mid-Third Patellar Tendon Graft with Use of a Modified Tibial Inlay Method
BY YOUNG-BOK JUNG, MD, SUK-KEE TAE, MD, HO-JOONG JUNG, MD, AND KEE-HYUN LEE, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chung-Ang University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Background: The tibial inlay method for reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament has been performed with the patient in the prone or lateral decubitus position. The purpose of this report is to present a modification of this method wherein the patient is positioned supine throughout the procedure.
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logo April 18, 2005: Karl Storz Endoscopy-America EndoNeurosurgerey logo design createdFairman Studios is creating a logo for the KSEA EndoNeurosurgery Division. This division develops endoscopic instruments for 3 access points that the neurosurgeons use to enter the brain and spine.
logo April 12, 2005: “Setting Up Shop” – Presented by Fairman StudiosJennifer Fairman of Fairman Studios will give a 2 hour presentation and lead an open discussion regarding how to set up a business from a freelance artist’s perspective. She will discuss and take questions from the group on a variety of topics including finances, taxes and finding an accountant, organizing, incorporating and much more. She will also demo time-saving software, FileMaker Pro and QuickBooks Pro, used for accounting, databasing and archiving. Come join us as we share ideas on setting up an independent illustration studio. Bring questions, snacks, friends and yourself.
Download Meeting Agenda (pdf) Where: Massachusetts College of Art
Tower Building, 11th Floor, Trustees Room
Avenue of the Arts, 621 Huntington Avenue (between Longwood Avenue and Evans Way)
Boston, MA
For directions: http://www.massart.edu/about/directions.html

When: April 12, 2005, 6pm to 9pm

For more information contact:
Jennifer Fairman, Owner, Fairman Studios, LLC: info@fairmanstudios.com
or visit: Boston Chapter Graphic Artists Guild Website

logo April 4, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Master Techniques in Hip Orthopaedics Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is a unit of Wolters Kluwer Health, a group of leading information companies offering specialized publications and software for physicians, nurses, students and specialized clinicians. Products include drug guides, medical journals, nursing journals, medical textbooks and medical pda software. Fairman studios has recently been commisioned to create orthopaedic illustrations for shoulder surgery for one of LWW’s newest surgical textbooks.
logo April 2, 2005: “Designing Eye-catching Brochures and Webpages” – Presented by Fairman StudiosJennifer Fairman of Fairman Studios will facilitate a lunchtime roundtable at the upcoming American Medical Writer’s Association, New England regional conference on Saturday, April 2, 2005Where: Sheraton Hotel, Framingham, MA
When: 12:15 – 1:45pm, April 2, 2005

For more information contact:
Judy Linn: (508) 358-7071
judyhlinn@aol.com
or visit the AMWA Website

logo April 1, 2005: Fairman Studios collaborates with FCB to create an animation kiosk for MedImmune Vitaxin® Fairman Studios is currently completing an animation illustrating the effects of Vitaxin® on cancer tumor cells and osteoclast activity in bone. Vitaxin® is an investigational monoclonal antibody that reacts with avb3, an integrin found on new blood vessels as well as the surface of many solid tumors, activated macrophages, monocytes, and osteoclasts. As such, the antibody may be useful in several destructive diseases. Significant medical attention has been paid to anti-angiogenesis products and their ability to slow or stop the growth of tumors and the surrounding vasculature. Once a solid tumor reaches a certain size and mass, it can no longer grow or spread without the help of blood vasculature. To accomplish this, tumors release specific growth factors which cause angiogenesis, or the growth of new blood vessels from existing vessels toward and into the tumor. During angiogenesis, proteins called integrins are expressed on the surface of these new vessels, which enable the integrins to adhere to the surrounding tissue, allowing them to continue their extension toward and into the tumor. Vitaxin has been shown to bind and block alpha-v beta-3, an integrin which is specifically found on these newly sprouting blood vessels, and to stop the growth of these vessels through an apoptotic (programmed cell death) signaling mechanism. This inhibition of new blood vessel formation has been shown to block the growth and spread of solid tumors in various animal models.
logo March 28, 2005: Patient Education Page being developed for Headache, the Journal of the American Headache Society Fairman Studios, LLC will be collaborating with American Council for Headache Education (ACHE) of the American Headache Society (AHS) to design, produce and illustrate a new patient education page for Headache. The July 2005 issue will cover “Cluster Headaches”. The AHS is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache. The Society comprises over 2,500 health care professionals with backgrounds as diverse as the hospitals, universities, clinics and practices they represent from around the world. ACHE is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and to raising the public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically based illness.
logo March 28, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Chiari Pelvic Osteotomy for Advanced Osteoarthritis in Patients with Hip Dysplasia. Surgical Technique.
by Hiroshi Ito, MD; Takeo Matsuno, MD; Akio Minami, MD
Background: It is not clear whether a Chiari pelvic osteotomy performed for the treatment of advanced osteoarthritis can delay the need for total hip arthroplasty. We present the mid-term results of the Chiari pelvic osteotomy performed for the treatment of Tñnnis grade-3 osteoarthritis (large cysts, severe narrowing of the joint space, or severe deformity or necrosis of the head with extensive osteophyte formation), with a particular focus on whether this procedure can delay the need for total hip arthroplasty.
logo March 25, 2005: Boston Scientific requests education posters for sales training Boston Scientific has requested the creation of several educational posters that will used in market and sales training courses taught world-wide.
logo March 18, 2005: Sepsis Cover Illustration requested for Dowden Mayo Clinic Proceedings June 2005 issue: Venous Thromboembolism: An Ounce of Prevention The June 2005 issue of the Mayo Clinics Proceedings journal will feature an artilce discussing Sepsis in the lower extremities, accompanied by an illustration created by Fairman Studios. Venous Thromboembolism: An Ounce of Prevention Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD Cardiovascular Division Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass Prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is much easier and less expensive than diagnosis or treatment. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) may not be accompanied by any symptoms or signs of leg discomfort or swelling. Pulmonary embolism (PE) may also be completely asymptomatic or may present with unusual features such as cough, abdominal discomfort, flank pain, or backache. Diagnosis is even more difficult in anesthetized or perioperative patients who either are unable to communicate completely or are groggy and disoriented after recent surgery. Treatment of patients with postoperative VTE requires full-dose intensive anticoagulation and increases the risk of major bleeding at the sites of just-completed surgery.
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March 16, 2005: Fairman Studios collaborates with EuroRSCG on Curosurf PosterFairman Studios is working with EuroRSCG to illustrate an educational clinical poster about the use of Curosurf® in premature infants. Curosurf® (poractant alfa) is an intratracheal suspension used by healthcare professionals for the prevention and treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature infants. The active ingredient of this natural surfactant is the phospholipid fraction obtained from porcine lung. Curosurf® is a natural surfactant developed by Chiesi Farmaceutici, S.p.A. , Parma Ç Italy, in the early 1990s and is now marketed throughout the world in over 40 different countries. It works in the same way as the baby’s own surfactant would have done and, therefore, will help the baby to breathe normally until the baby produces his own surfactant.
logo March 15, 2005: Karl Storz Endoscopy-America virtual airway training site illustrationsFairman Studios is creating a series of illustrations for a new KSEA virtual airway training site. Several anatomical reference illustrations are being developed for this publication.
logo March 12, 2005: Patient Education Page being developed for Headache, the Journal of the American Headache Society Fairman Studios, LLC will be collaborating with American Council for Headache Education (ACHE) of the American Headache Society (AHS) to design, produce and illustrate a new patient education page for Headache. The July 2005 issue will cover “Non-tablet Forms of Triptans”. The AHS is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache. The Society comprises over 2,500 health care professionals with backgrounds as diverse as the hospitals, universities, clinics and practices they represent from around the world. ACHE is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and to raising the public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically based illness.
logo March 4, 2005: Mechanical Hand, Children’s Book, Produced by Becker & Mayer, Illustrated by Fairman Studios. Still in the works, a new antaomy book for young readers is being produced with another anatomical kit. Young readers can find out intersting facts about the hand and how it works. Once they’re done, children of all ages can utilize a mechanical hand that users can put on their own hand, and will show how hands work under the skin..
logo February 28, 2005: Patient Education Page being developed for Headache, the Journal of the American Headache Society Fairman Studios, LLC will be collaborating with American Council for Headache Education (ACHE) of the American Headache Society (AHS) to design, produce and illustrate a new patient education page for Headache. The June 2005 issue will cover “Headache Auras”. The AHS is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache. The Society comprises over 2,500 health care professionals with backgrounds as diverse as the hospitals, universities, clinics and practices they represent from around the world. ACHE is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and to raising the public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically based illness.
logo February 23, 2005: Illustrations for Novartis Science Magazine – Spring 2005 Issue. Fairman Studios is currently producing a number of designs and illustrations for Novartis Science Magazine. Novartis is a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well-being. Novartis core businesses are in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, generics, eye-care, and animal health.
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February 14, 2005: Antibody model and illustration created for Hull Creative Group for Dyax Pharmacueticals An antibody model and illustration of IgG2A was created for Dyax pharmacueticals in collaboration with Hull Creative Group for a corporate brochure. Through co-development agreements, funded research, and patent licenses for our phage display technology and library, Dyax is uniquely able to establish strategic partnerships and collaborations that advance our products and broaden our revenue streams. Dyax entered into an unprecedented seven antibody and two peptide collaborations during 2004.
logo February 10, 2005: Patient education teachpads created for Novartis Sandostatin. Fairman Studios is currently producing a number of pen and ink illustrations in collaboration with Interlink Healthcare for Novartis acromegaly and cancer teach pads. These teachpads are used in doctor-patient consultation meetings to to teach patients about acromegaly, cancer, and where different body organs are located.
logo February 8, 2005: Fairman Studios collaborates with FCB to create tradeshow booth for MedImmune Vitaxin® Fairman Studios is currently completing a large tradeshow booth panel illustrating the effects of Vitaxin® on cancer tumor cells and osteoclast activity in bone. Vitaxin® is an investigational monoclonal antibody that reacts with avb3, an integrin found on new blood vessels as well as the surface of many solid tumors, activated macrophages, monocytes, and osteoclasts. As such, the antibody may be useful in several destructive diseases. Significant medical attention has been paid to anti-angiogenesis products and their ability to slow or stop the growth of tumors and the surrounding vasculature. Once a solid tumor reaches a certain size and mass, it can no longer grow or spread without the help of blood vasculature. To accomplish this, tumors release specific growth factors which cause angiogenesis, or the growth of new blood vessels from existing vessels toward and into the tumor. During angiogenesis, proteins called integrins are expressed on the surface of these new vessels, which enable the integrins to adhere to the surrounding tissue, allowing them to continue their extension toward and into the tumor. Vitaxin has been shown to bind and block alpha-v beta-3, an integrin which is specifically found on these newly sprouting blood vessels, and to stop the growth of these vessels through an apoptotic (programmed cell death) signaling mechanism. This inhibition of new blood vessel formation has been shown to block the growth and spread of solid tumors in various animal models.
logo February 8, 2005: Fairman Studios collaborates with Skyways to create video for Ipsen-Biomeasure Fairman Studios has been collaborating with Skyways Communications, LLC a video production and communications company, to produce a video for Ipsen Pahrmaceuticals. The video will include two animation sequences, created by Fairman Studios, educating the public about hemophilia. The first animation covers normal clotting factors as well as the causes of hemophila. The second animation covers recombinant DNA techniques for treatment of hemophilia.
logo February 6, 2005: Patient Education Page being developed for Headache, the Journal of the American Headache Society Fairman Studios, LLC will be collaborating with American Council for Headache Education (ACHE) of the American Headache Society (AHS) to design, produce and illustrate a new patient education page for Headache. The April 2005 issue will cover “Migraine Prevention”. The AHS is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache. The Society comprises over 2,500 health care professionals with backgrounds as diverse as the hospitals, universities, clinics and practices they represent from around the world. ACHE is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and to raising the public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically based illness.
logo February 4, 2005: Fairman Studios to create web illustrations for Synta Pharma Synta Pharmaceuticals is a product-focused biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing products for extending and enhancing the lives of patients with severe medical conditions. Synta has a diverse pipeline of novel, small-molecule drug candidates targeting major unmet needs in large therapeutic markets Ç chronic inflammatory diseases, solid-tumor cancers, and diabetes. Our two lead products are in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials for inflammatory diseases and cancer, respectively.
logo January 20, 2005: Aranesp technique guide for patients illustrated by Fairman Studios in collaboration with bryantBROWN Design.Aranesp is a man made protein that acts like the natural proteinhuman erythropoietin. Erythropoietin is a hormone, produced primarily by healthy kidneys, which stimulates the bone marrow to make oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Aranesp is used to treat anemia (a lower than normal number of red blood cells) in patients with kidney disease who may or may not be on dialysis. Aranesp is also used to treat anemia in cancer patients when the anemia is due to the effects of chemotherapy.
logo January 18, 2005: Cover Illustration requested for Dowden OBG March 2005 issue The March 2005 issue of Dowden’s OBG journal will feature and artilce discussing Gynecologic Laparoscopy in Obese Patients. Aside from the long-term health risks associated with elevated BMIºs, obesity confers additional risks to all types of surgery. Increases in atelectasis, thromboembolism, cardiovascular dysfunction, and wound infection rates after laparotomy have forced many surgeons to question whether laparoscopic surgery in obese patients might not be preferable to laparotomy.
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January 16, 2005: Business Panel Jennifer Fairman of Fairman Studios will participate with other New England scientific illustrators in an open discussion about business topics for freelance scientific illustrator’s. More details to come!Where: Rhode Island School of Design
13 Waterman St. (Nature Lab Building) Rm. 33
Providence, RI 02903
For directions: http://www.risd.edu

When: Saturday, January 16, 2005, 10:00 am – 2 pm (includes a break for lunch)

For more information contact:
Jennifer Fairman, Owner, Fairman Studios, LLC: info@fairmanstudios.com

logo January 14, 2005: Lahey Clinic Magazine Illustrations scheduled for Fairman Studios has been called upon to produce a patient education illustrations for Lahey Clinic’s newest Patient magazine issue. Illustrations will include depictions of surgical treatment for sleep apnea, as well as total hip and knee replacements.
logo January 11, 2005: Fairman Studios collaborates with Brains on Fire Brains on Fire, a brand identity company in South Carolina, will be using our turtle flipper anatomy illustration in an advertisement for kayak paddles. The illustration shows to boney anatomy pf the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle.
logo January 6, 2005: Illustrations for the Kyphon Xpander Technique requested. Fairman Studios has been asked to paint several types of cavity creation using the Kyphon XPander balloon tamp for vertebroplasty. Kyphon develops innovative medical devices using proprietary balloon technology for orthopedic applications. The Kyphon Curette technique addresses the need to access the vertebral body transpedicularly and bilaterally. It is indicated for vertebral body compression fractures and features a disposable approach set and a reusable curette set. With these instruments, a cavity can be created that allows for a low-pressure delivery of filler material, reducing the risk of cement and marrow extravasation.
logo January 6, 2005: Patient Education Page being developed for Headache, the Journal of the American Headache Society Fairman Studios, LLC will be collaborating with American Council for Headache Education (ACHE) of the American Headache Society (AHS) to design, produce and illustrate a new patient education page for Headache. The May 2005 issue will cover “Headache Prevention”. The AHS is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache. The Society comprises over 2,500 health care professionals with backgrounds as diverse as the hospitals, universities, clinics and practices they represent from around the world. ACHE is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and to raising the public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically based illness.
logo January 4, 2005: Fairman Studios illustrates for Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Pediatric Handbook Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is a unit of Wolters Kluwer Health, a group of leading information companies offering specialized publications and software for physicians, nurses, students and specialized clinicians. Products include drug guides, medical journals, nursing journals, medical textbooks and medical pda software. Fairman studios has recently been commisioned to create orthopaedic illustrations for shoulder surgery for one of LWW’s newest surgical textbooks.
January 3, 2005: Journal cover created for Jan/Feb issue of Women’s Health in Clinical PracticeWHCP January-February 2005: the feature article “The Differential Diagnosis of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Changes Through the Life Cycle” will be accompanied by original cover art, produced by Fairman Studios. A collage of causes of abnormal uterine bleeding will be depicted: Abnormal uterine bleeding, such as menorrhagia or metrorrhagia, is a common complaint among women visiting primary care clinicians. In diagnosing the cause of the bleeding, clinicians should consider the patientºs age and stage in the reproductive cycle. In adolescents, anovulation and disruption of ovarian function account for most cases of dysfunctional uterine bleeding; severe menorrrhagia is often due to an undiagnosed coagulation disorder. The differential diagnosis in reproductive-age women is broad but the possibility of pregnancy complications should always be considered. Perimenopausal and postmenopausal women should be evaluated for malignancy. The course of treatment depends on the diagnosis.
logo January 3, 2005: Illustrations requested for Dowden OBG February 2005 issue (1) Anatomical illustrations are being created for an article about the utilization of hysteroscopy both as a diagnostic and operative tool. This article will specifically focus on three hypothetical complications encountered at hysteroscopy, with commentary from plaintiff attorneys on how to best minimize potential legal risk. (2) Additionally, microbial illustrations are being created for a second OBG article regarding whether screening asymptomatic gravidas for vaginal infection will reduce preterm deliveries.
logo January 1, 2005: Fairman Studios collaborates with EuroRSCG on Atropen PosterFairman Studios is working with EuroRSCG to illustrate an educational clinical poster on chemical nerve agent poisoning and its symptoms, and the use of atropine to allivate these symptoms. Atropine for personal protection is available as AtroPen (atropine injection). AtroPen is indicated for the treatment of poisoning by susceptible organophosphorous nerve agents having cholinesterase activity as well as organophosphorous or carbamate insecticides.
logo January 1, 2005: Jespersen and Associates – GYN IllustrationsFairman Studios is currently creating anatomical illustrations for a APGO module on Breast Cancer, created by Jespersen and Associates, to be produced into both an online program and for print.
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