2009

Posted on Dec 26, 2009 in what's new

logo December 7, 2009:Fairman Studios licenses illustrations for Airway Cam Technologies, Inc. Coronal sections of the larynx and pharynx in posterior view and midsagittal sections of head and neck anatomy were created for Airway Cam Technologies, Inc.
logo November 30, 2009: Fairman Studios finishes illustrations 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: The Role of Pantalar Arthrodesis in the Treatment of Paralytic Foot Deformities: A Long-Term Follow-up Study
By By Stefanos Provelengios, MD, Kyriakos A. Papavasiliou, MD, Margaritis J. Kyrkos, MD, John M. Kirkos, MD, and George A. Kapetanos, MD
Investigation performed at the 3rd Orthopaedic Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School, “Papageorgiou” General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Background: Pantalar arthrodesis is considered by many to be the final operative option before amputation for the treatment of paralytic foot deformities. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term results of pantalar arthrodesis with regard to its impact on the adjacent joints and the walking ability of patients with paralytic foot deformities.

logo November 22, 2009: JAAPA (December 2009, 22(12), JAAPA 1) to feature editorial artwork of H1N1 Flu Virus

The December issue of JAAPA (DECEMBER 2009, 22(12), JAAPA 1) will feature an article entitled, “H1N1 in perspective: The clinical impact of a novel influenza A virus” The H1N1 influenza virus burst onto the global media stage this year and brought to the foreground viruses that have caused human disease on a pandemic scale since 1918. Clinicians who encounter patients with influenzalike illness (ILI) are responsible for identifying those who are at risk for flu complications, judiciously ordering laboratory studies, and dispensing antiviral medications. The goals of this article are to provide a clinically based review of influenza and to place the current H1N1 flu outbreak in historical and clinical context with other influenza viruses.

logo November 25, 2009: Fairman Studios finishes illustrations 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: Operative Management of Distal Radial Fractures with 2.4-Millimeter Locking Plates: A Multicenter Prospective Case Series
By By Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, M.Marent-Huber, and the LCP Study Group*
Investigation performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, and AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation, Dubendorf, Switzerland

Background: In the past decade, there has been a trend toward open reduction and internal fixation of unstable distal radial fractures. There are now more than thirty different implant designs specific for the fixation of distal radial fractures. A multicenter prospective study of a case series was conducted to determine the efficacy of the operative management of distal radial fractures stabilized with 2.4-mm locking plates.

logo November 14, 2009:Fairman Studios develops infographics and branding for KEW Group, LLC. Fairman Studios has been collaborating with Jeff Elton the founder, vice chairman, and CEO of KEW Group, LLC a newly formed Personalized Medicine and oncology care delivery company. Fairman Studios has developed infographics and branding for this new venture.
logo November 6, 2009: Fairman Studios finishes illustrations 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: Midtarsal Arthrodesis in the Treatment of Charcot Midfoot Arthropathy
By By V. James Sammarco, MD, G. James Sammarco, MD, Earl W.Walker Jr., MD, and Ronald P. Guiao, MD
Investigation performed at the Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Background: Fracture-dislocation of the midfoot with collapse of the longitudinal arch is common in patients with neuropathic arthropathy of the foot. In this study, we describe a technique of midfoot arthrodesis with use of intramedullary axial screw fixation and review the results and complications following use of this technique.

logo November 2, 2009:Illustrations created for American Urological Association Patient Education Brochures Urological Illustrations for Patient Education Materials were created showing the Stages of Bladder Cancer for an upcoming Patient Guide on bladder cancer.
logo October 29, 2009: Fairman Studios develops illustrations for TetheRx. Fairman Studios has been collaborating with TetheRx, a newly formed private Surgical and Medical Instruments company located in Southborough, MA. Tetherx has obtained worldwide rights to a proprietary method of forming a biodegradable scaffolding within the vessel wall of an artery, holding it open and enabling increased blood flow. These scaffolds which are formed from the artery’s native collagen, act as an endogenous stent and have two functions: (a) Structural support to prevent vessel recoil, or occlusion of the vessel and (b) Localized drug delivery. These two functions are known to dramatically improve patient outcomes.
logo October 20, 2009:Fairman Studios advises Becker and Mayer on brain model toy. Fairman Studios currently providing consultation to help design a prototype anatomical and educational toy which models the human brain. The toy is currently in review for design and implementation in yet another Becker and Mayer! Inc. children’s book production: SmartLab and Artlab is working on an exciting product, “The Squishy Human Brain,” a model of the human brain and skull that kids can take apart, put back together again and again that comes with an engaging, fun, clever, and empowering book.
logo October 6, 2009: Fairman Studios creates T-cell illustrations for BDFairman Studios is working with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company that is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing drug discovery. BD develops, manufactures and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory instruments, antibodies, reagents and diagnostic products through its three segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. It serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public.
logo October 2, 2009: Lektrfuse instrument to be illustrated for Aragon Surgical. Aragon Surgical has asked Fairman Studios to conceptually illustrate a new instrument in their Lektrafuse line of articulating grapsers. The Lektrafuse Caiman combines unique mechanics and sophisticated energy delivery to assure a precise, durable seal with every pass. Caiman is the fi rst articulating RF tissue and vessel instrument‹giving a more fl exible, agile device for laparoscopic procedures. Because it is powered by Lektrafuse technology it delivers an sustainable seal, time after time.
logo September 25, 2009: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy feature article to be illustrated on the November 2009 cover of The Journal Family Practice. Dowden requests Fairman Studios to illustrate another cover for their publication, Journal of Family Practice. The upcoming November issue will feature an article describing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects 1 in 500 adults and is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in athletes under age 30. The article will discuss how to more effectively screen for this disorder, and what to do if a patient has it.
logo September 7, 2009: RNA Interference C&EN article cover story: C&EN uses Fairman Studios’ illustration of lipid nanoparticle/siRNA.Chemical aand Engineering News, September 7, 2009 Cover, Vol. 87, Issue 36: Drug delivery has become a key factor in the competition to make drugs based on nature’s gene-silencing pathway. (pp. 18-27) COVER: A lipid nanoparticle encapsulates strands of siRNA for systemic delivery in cells. Illustration by Fairman Studios with permission from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Read More…
logo September 6, 2009: Fairman Studios creates CBD illustrations for BDFairman Studios is working with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company that is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing drug discovery. BD develops, manufactures and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory instruments, antibodies, reagents and diagnostic products through its three segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. It serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public.
logo September 5, 2009: Aderans Research commisions hair follicle illustrations for research articleAderans Research (ARI) has commisioned Fairman Studios to create follicular groth illustrations for an upcoming research article. ARI is dedicated to solving the pervasive problem of hair loss. Using state-of-the-art cell engineering technology, their unique approach is intended to increase an individual’s number of hairs, thereby overcoming the main limitation of conventional transplantation.
logo September 3, 2009: Alphatec Spine commisions lumbar/kyphosis illustrations.Alphatec Spine is a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, primarily focused on the aging spine. Since the company’s founding in 1990, it have developed a full line of vertically integrated products for spine surgeons. Alphatec’s goal is to provide the best solutions, advancement and enhancements for the spine as it ages, from birth forward. These solutions are designed for both surgeons and patients and will be combined with world-class customer service.
logo August 31, 2009: Xoft, Inc. commissions new surgical illustrations

Fairman Studios is creating new surgical illustrations for the excision and repair of breast tissue. Xoft specializes in radiation oncology with the Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy System® uses proprietary, miniaturized X-ray tube technology to apply radiation directly to the target. Without radioactive isotopes, heavy shielding, or major capital investment, the Axxent platform delivers cost-effective results for an expanding list of indications.

logo August 19, 2009: Best Multispecialty Video honor awarded at the 18th Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting & Endo Expo 2009.Isabel Green, MD of OBGYN at Johns Hopkins University informed us that Jennifer Fairman’s video collaboration entitled Transvaginal Extraction at Donor Nephrectomy has been judged the Best Multispecialty Video of the 18th SLS Annual Meeting & Endo Expo 2009. The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons awards a Certificate of Merit for the best video in the general surgery, gynecology, and urology specialties at its annual conference. Paul A. Wetter, MD, Chairman of SLS, will present Dr. Green with a Certificate of Merit during the Presentation of Awards for Scientific Papers and Videos on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5:00pm during the Opening Ceremony in the America South Ballroom.
logo August 7, 2009: F.A. DavisFairman Studios is excited to be collaborating with F.A. Davis and illustrating Sullivan & Ryerson’s Neurologic Physical Therapy: A Process Oriented Approach to Movement Rehabilitation. to be published in early 2011.
logo August 4, 2009: Slack Incorporated commisions cover art for TradeshowSlack Incorporated has commisioned Fairman Studios to create cover art for tradeshow collateral for Proctor and Gamble on bacterial keratitis, a condition in which the eye’s cornea, the front part of the eye, becomes inflamed. The condition is often marked by moderate to intense pain and usually involves impaired eyesight. Bacterial infection of the cornea can follow from an injury or from wearing contact lenses. The bacteriums usually involved are Staphylococcus aureus and for contact lens wearers Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
logo July 31, 2009: Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Excellence

At the 64th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Bozeman, MT, an Award of Excellence in the Instructional Tone category was awarded for Laparoscopic Gastric Band Placement from the Hunter Atlas for Minimally Invasive Surgery.

logo July 29 – Aug 1, 2009: AMI Annual Conference, Richmond, VA

The AMI Annual Conference will be held in Richmond, VA in 2009. Here are a few things we will be involved in:Plenary: Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences, www.vesaliustrust.org
Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI – Moderator
8:00am – 9:30am, Saturday Aug 1, 2009
(0.7 CEUs ARt, 0.7 CEUs Biomed. Science)

The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences is proud to host this Vesalian Scholars’ Session devoted to student research in the areas of medical illustration and biomedical communication. The Trust is pleased to have awarded significant financial grants this year in support of these student projects, and we welcome each of the student presenters. In addition, we congratulate every Vesalius Trust grant applicant, and we wish all of this year’s biocommunication graduates success, five of whom will present the research done as part of their graduate studies:

These award recipients will describe their research goals, problem-solving techniques and general methodology, including the use of traditional and innovative, computer-based techniques. Attendees will gain keen insight into the clinical, biomedical, and instructional design research currently being undertaken by medical illustration students in North America.

Concurrent: Vesalius Trust Poster Session
Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI – Moderator
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Wednesday July 29, 2009
(0.05 CEUs Art, 0.05 CEUs Biomed Science)

This year the Vesalius Trust is expanding this opportunity so that participation by students isn’t limited to the time allotted to a concurrent session by adding a new Vesalius Trust Poster Session component to the program. The Vesalius Trust is excited to continue to bring to the AMI Continuing Education in the form of current an ongoing research, especially from those who are just entering the field, bringing with them the newest contributions to the disciplines of art, science, and technology. We look forward to giving students the opportunity to present in a formal professional setting, to share, collaborate, network, learn and contribute overall. ALL APPLICANTS are invited to participate in the poster session component. Applicants who would like to participate in this opportunity must be present at the meeting.

 

logo July 20, 2009: JAAPA (August 2009, 22(8), JAAPA 1) to feature editorial artwork of Drug Eluting Stent

The December issue of JAAPA (DECEMBER 2008, 21(12), JAAPA 1) will feature an article entitled, “Use of drug-eluting stents for patients with coronary heart disease” Coronary atherosclerotic disease remains the leading cause of mortality in the industrialized world. One American dies from coronary heart disease (CHD) every minute, with an estimated 1.2 million MIs occurring annually in the United States. 1 With the epidemic of obesity in this country and Americans’ increasingly sedentary lifestyle, more patients are at risk of developing CHD than ever before. Additionally, more patients are developing abnormal lipid profiles at younger ages, including elevated LDL and decreased HDL cholesterol levels. Abnormal lipid profiles are a well-documented risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis. The coupling of abnormal lipid profiles with vascular injury promotes atherosclerosis, causing symptomatic CHD, including angina pectoris and MI. When symptoms can no longer be medically managed, more invasive options, including percutaneous intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), may be advised. This article reviews the factors leading to development of CHD and the evolution of PCI technology, discusses how to identify which patients are the best candidates for drugeluting stent (DES) implantation, and explains how to maintain patient safety after PCI.

logo July 8, 2009: UNSW Press commisions Stroke Illustration

Fairman Studios created a stroke Illustration for Vital Sign: Tales from Intensive Care by Ken Hillma, a UNSW publication. This book is a gripping collection of stories about the experiences of intensive care patients, their families and carers, is about ordinary people facing terrible tragedies and the ways they cope with them. The majority of us now die in hospitals and many of us will end up in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the last few days of our lives. Yet for most people, what happens in an ICU remains a mystery. This collection of stories about the experiences of intensive care patients, their families and carers, is about ordinary people facing terrible tragedies and the ways they cope with them. The author, a practicing intensive care clinician, takes the reader on a journey inside an ICU and reveals to the public, for the first time, what really happens inside ICU. The book traces the personal tragedies of ICU patients and their families and the struggles of staff providing care in this critical environment.

logo June 23, 2009: Fairman Studios finishes illustrations 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 Treatment of Main Thoracic Scoliosis with Thoracoscopic Anterior Instrumentation. A Five-Year Follow-up Study
By Peter O. Newton, MD, Vidyadhar V. Upasani, MD, Juliano Lhamby, MD, Valerie L. Ugrinow, BA, Jeff B. Pawelek, BS, and Tracey P. Bastrom, MA
Investigation performed at Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California

Background: The surgical outcomes in patients with scoliosis at two years following anterior thoracoscopic spinal instrumentation and fusion have been reported. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results at five years.

logo June 16, 2009: Bussolati commisions “Push/Pull” mechanism for BVGH Global Health Primer

BVGH is active in the area of incentives – developing and advocating for key funding models like the priority review vouchers (PRVs) and advanced market commitments (AMCs). BVGH is also working to develop new incentives that will spur industry to action.

logo June 11, 2009: Harvard Center for Risk Assessment

McGraw Hill licenses FS brain illustrations for David Ropeik’s new book How Risky Is It Really. International risk expert David Ropeik takes an in-depth look at our perceptions of risk and explains the hidden factors that make us unnecessarily afraid of relatively small threats and not afraid enough of some really big ones. This read is a comprehensive, accessible, and entertaining mixture of what’s been discovered about how and why we fear‹too much or too little. It brings into focus the danger of The Perception Gap: when our fears don’t match the facts, and we make choices that create additional risks. This book will not decide for you what is really risky and what isn’t. That’s up to you. How Risky Is It Really will tell you how you make those decisions. Understanding how we perceive risk is the first step toward making wiser and healthier choices for ourselves as individuals and for society as a whole.

logo July 20, 2009: DFine Inc commisions new spine illustrations for RF Kyphoplasty with the StabiliT Vertebral Augmentation System Procedure Guide Spine illustrations are created for DFIne Inc, a medical device company, developing a new technology to provide a precise means of delivering bone cement, and potentially other materials, to fractures of the spine in an effort to restore normal function of the spine. In addition to our StabiliT™ Vertebral Augmentation System, the company has developed StabiliT ER Bone Cement, a proprietary polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) formulation. Fairman Studios is assisting DFine in creating a 3D patient education flip chart teaching patients about the spine, osteoporisis and potential therapies for bone destabilization.
logo June 2, 2009: Fairman Studios finishes illustrations 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: Treatment of Scaphoid Waist Nonunions with an Avascular Proximal Pole and Carpal Collapse A Comparison of Two Vascularized Bone Grafts
By David B. Jones Jr., MD, Heinz Bürger, MD, Allen T. Bishop, MD, and Alexander Y. Shin, MD
Investigation performed at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and Landeskrankenhaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria

Background: Surgically, it is difficult to achieve union of a scaphoid nonunion that is associated with osteonecrosis of the proximal pole, and those with carpal collapse are especially difficult to treat. A variety of vascularized bone grafts can be used. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two types of vascularized bone graft‹a distal radial pedicle graft and a free vascularized medial femoral condyle graft‹in the treatment of scaphoid waist nonunions associated with proximal pole osteonecrosis and carpal collapse.

logo May 26, 2009: Slack Incorporated commisions cover art for OrthopedicsSlack Incorporated’s May issue of Orthopaedics will feature the article, Augmented Blade Plate Fixation of a Varus Derotation Osteotomy (VDRO) of the Proximal Femur using a Tension Band, which will be featured on the cover. Cover artwork will be created by Fairman Studios. Management of tumors of the sacrum is challenging because of their involvement with adjacent neural and vascular structures. Radical resection through partial or total sacrectomy can prolong the overall survival of patients with primary malignant or benign, aggressive tumors of the sacrum. However, establishing immediate stability through lumbopelvic reconstruction is necessary for early ambulation and preservation of the quality of life, especially for patients with a limited life expectancy. Modern radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery have the potential to reduce complications by including higher treatment doses with lower volumes of normal tissue within treatment fields. Embolization can be used effectively to treat hypervascular benign and malignant tumors of the sacrum as an adjunct to surgery.
logo May 18, 2009: Fairman Studios finishes illustrations 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: Avulsion of the Proximal Hamstring Origin
By David G. Wood, FRACS, Iain Packham, FRCS(Tr&Orth), S. Paul Trikha, FRCS(Tr&Orth), and James Linklater, FRANZCR
Investigation performed at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, Sydney, Australia

Background: The torn hamstring is a common athletic injury. The purpose of the present study was to review the clinical presentation of this injury, the diagnostic imaging findings, the surgical technique of reattachment, and the likely clinical outcome of surgery for the treatment of avulsion of the proximal hamstring origin.

logo May 18, 2009: Spectrum Science: Poster created for Proctor and Gamble Flavor MOA

Fairman Studios has been asked to create illustrations depicting innovative flavor approaches to enable consumer acceptance on sensorially challenging health care products: Improving efficacy of Health Care products often brings challenges in the form of actives and solvents/carrier systems that have a significant consumer trade-off of negative taste attributes such as bitterness, numbing, burning, harshness, and astringency. Innovative flavor approaches deliver taste-masking synergies across sensory channels to overcome significant taste challenges. FS has illustrated how sensory signals are processed in the brain — the thalamus, located in the center of the brain, receives all sensory inputs and then determines what signals to forward to the Cerebral Cortex. The Olfactory, Gustatory and Trigeminal sensory pathways are illustrated.

logo May 15, 2009: Kirkland and Ellis

Kirkland and Ellis commisioned Fairman Studios to create a coronal view of the prostate, illustrating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia for a legal presentation.

logo May 13, 2009: More cell illustrations for the Univeristy of Michigan

Illustrations depicting how a cell can change its shape are being created for University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute. As the cell changes its shape, it changes the organization of the nucleus by means of cytoskeletal fibers “tugging” on the nucleus. The cytoskeletal fibers ring the cell just inside the plasma membrane and run from the cell surface to the folded-up nucleus where they interact with a receptor called the Lamin/Nesprin/Sun Complex. In a round cell, the cytoskeletal fibers are loose like a rubber band without any tension on it. An elongated cell stretches and pulls on the “rubber bands” stretching them out and loading them with tension that pulls on the nucleus, causing it to unfold to the oval shape. This also changes the Chromatin within the nucleus from peripheral, dense clumps to a more dispersed distribution‹this can be depicted as an amorphous, fibrous material‹it is actually the DNA of the genome. It also changes the Nuclear Pore Complexes from being bunched together within the folds of the nuclear membrane to more widely dispersed embedded within the membrane of the stretched nucleus. These nuclear pores are large protein complexes that form a tube penetrating the nuclear envelope. The cell is embedded in a 3-D fibrous network of proteins‹just like in some of the previous work you did for us. As the cell changes its shape, it cuts up the 3-D fibrils encasing it, and deposits new fibers around itself that it synthesizes called Fibronectin Fibrils – these events are required for this shape change. .

logo May 6, 2009: Fairman Studios finishes illustrations 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: Traumatic Valgus Instability of the Elbow: Pathoanatomy and Results of Direct Repair
By Marc J. Richard, MD, J. Mack Aldridge III, MD, Ethan R.Wiesler, MD, and David S. Ruch, MD
Investigation performed at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Background: The medial collateral ligament provides valgus stability to the elbow. The purpose of the present study was to describe the pathoanatomy of acute traumatic medial collateral ligament ruptures and to report the rationale and results of direct repair.

logo April 21, 2009: Fairman Studios animation to premier at the 3rd Annual Fischell Festival!Fairman Studios’ animation introduces the next generation of smart devices for the University of Maryland Fischell Center for Bioengineering and the 3rd Annual Fischell Festival. Fischell’s drug-eluting stent minimizes tissue growth and restenosis of stent clogging. Engineers play a crucial role in devising new technologies to expand and enhance the capabilities of physicians, dentists, pharmacists and other health care providers – and ultimately to improve life for people around the world. To learn what the future holds in bioengineering and biomedical devices, and how engineers and healthcare providers can work together to achieve that future, please join us at the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 for the third annual Fischell Festival.

Professor and Chair William Bentley reported on the progress of the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices. The Institute’s Formative Committee has been laying the groundwork for the Institute’s major goals and services: to connect inventors and engineers with clinical practices, to serve as an accelerator for biomedical device creation, and to provide internships for students. “The overarching purpose of the Institute is to get devices out of the labs and into practice,” Bentley explained, “using the ‘Fischell Factors’‹the same development criteria Dr. Fischell uses for his own devices and business ventures.” Bentley also offered guests his vision of bioengineering’s future, in which ever-smarter medical devices would not just be implanted, but capable of monitoring their status and the status of the patient, and reporting back to doctors.

logo April 9, 2009: Slack Incorporated commisions cover art for OrthopedicsSlack Incorporated’s May issue of Orthopaedics will feature the article, Tumors of the Sacrum, which will be featured on the cover. Cover artwork will be created by Fairman Studios. Management of tumors of the sacrum is challenging because of their involvement with adjacent neural and vascular structures. Radical resection through partial or total sacrectomy can prolong the overall survival of patients with primary malignant or benign, aggressive tumors of the sacrum. However, establishing immediate stability through lumbopelvic reconstruction is necessary for early ambulation and preservation of the quality of life, especially for patients with a limited life expectancy. Modern radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery have the potential to reduce complications by including higher treatment doses with lower volumes of normal tissue within treatment fields. Embolization can be used effectively to treat hypervascular benign and malignant tumors of the sacrum as an adjunct to surgery.
logo April 7, 2009: EDNF publishes Primer of Vascular ComplicationsEDNF published Understanding Vascular Complications: A Primer of Essential Definitions, By James H. Black III, MD, FACS and George Arnaoutakis, MD. Illustrated by Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI throuigh the Department of Art as Applied to Mediciane at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
logo April 7, 2009: Boston Sports & Shoulder CenterFairman Studios is creating illustrations for Suzanne Miller, Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Boston Sports and Shoulder Center. Her article, The Origin of the Long Head of the Triceps: A Cadaveric Study, to be published this summer in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
logo April 6, 2009: Urethral anatomy illustrations created for AUA patient brochureFairman Studios created illustrations to teach about the anatomy of the urthra for a new patient education brochure produced by the American Urological Association (AUA). The AUA is the premier professional association for the advancement of urologic patient care. The Aua’s mission is to promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and in the formulation of health care policy.
logo April 2, 2009: NIH’s Medline Plus Spring 2009 to feature headache illustration in feature articleNIH’s Medline Plus will be featuring Fairman Studios’ “Headache: Heading off Pain” illustration in the upcoming Spring 2009 Magazine issue. MedlinePlus directs readers to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
logo April 1, 2009: American Urological Association uses illustrations for patient brochureFairman Studios created illustrations to teach about the symptoms of overactive bladder and Kegel excercies used to help in treatment of this condition for a new patient education brochure produced by the American Urological Association (AUA). The AUA is the premier professional association for the advancement of urologic patient care. The Aua’s mission is to promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and in the formulation of health care policy.
logo March 27-30, 2009: Jennifer Fairman will be teaching and directing the GNSI’s 1st Educational Series at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural HistoryIn the spring of 2009, the GNSI will present a new Education Series program in Beginning Digital Illustration, to be held at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC. This special 4-day workshop will allow participants who are just starting to explore digital techniques to grow their skills using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The workshop will utilize the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program Computer Lab for Learning, a state-of-the-art lab equipped with 16 Dell PCs, a projection system, and wireless Internet access. (Arrangements for space and connectivity can also be made if you prefer to bring your own laptop.) Located within the National Museum of Natural History, the lab is conveniently located on the National Mall, surrounded by art, culture, history, science, great food, and numerous places to visit. Jennifer will present variety of techniques in Illustrator and Photoshop, including digital watercolor wash in Photoshop, calligraphic line technique in Illustrator, a technique for creating compound eyes, and creating custom brushes in Illustrator and Photoshop. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment!
logo March 26, 2009: Illustrations and slides created for Harvard course in Principles of Drug Discovery and DevelopmentFairman Studios is creating a series of illustrations ans slides for Vicki Sato and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at Harvard University in Principles of Drug Discovery and Development. Vicki L. Sato, Ph.D, is Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, and also Professor of the Practice in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Harvard University. She also teaches in HBS Executive Education programs. She is a business advisor to Atlas Ventures and other enterprises in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Research interests are focused on issues of innovation and productivity as they relate to improved outcomes in biotechnology and pharmaceutical R and D. These span topics from decision-making, organizational structure and communication, to the development of novel technologies that could impact current roadblocks in drug discovery.
logo March 22, 2009: JAAPA (August 2009, 22(4), JAAPA 1) to feature editorial artwork of Portal Stent

The December issue of JAAPA (DECEMBER 2008, 21(12), JAAPA 1) will feature an article entitled, “The evaluation of liver dysfunction: When to suspect portal hypertension” A 58-year-old man presented to the emergency department in 1997 with an upper GI hemorrhage and was acutely treated for the bleeding. He was found to have esophageal varices caused by cirrhosis-related portal hypertension. Within 3 months, the patient underwent a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement; he was also evaluated and placed on the list to receive a liver transplant. Throughout the years, the shunt was revised seven times because of occlusion; endoscopic banding was performed to treat recurrent variceal hemorrhages on 18 occasions; and the patient developed encephalopathy. Medical management of his condition consisted of propranolol, isosorbide, lactulose, fluid restriction, and dietary changes. A portal vein thrombosis caused by TIPS occlusion removed him from the liver transplant list. Despite this complicated course, however, the patient was 69 years old at the time this article was written and has survived for 11 years with this condition. An understanding of portal hypertension, as well as knowing how to diagnose and adequately manage its complications, can allow PAs to extend the survival of their affected patients.

logo March 23, 2009: Fairman Studios creates colonoscopy illustrations for Cottage HealthCottage Health System, formed in 1996 as the not-for-profit parent organization of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and its affiliated Cottage Children’s Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital is guided by a volunteer board of directors from the greater Santa Barbara community and provides the residents of the Central and South Coast with exemplary health care, continuous improvements in medical practice, and a commitment to our communities.
logo March 20, 2009: Jennifer Fairman, Guest Speaker at the Baltimore School for the ArtsJennifer will be speaking about her career’s journey as a Medical Illustrator to the Visual Art students at the Baltimore School for the Arts. The Baltimore School for the Arts strives to be the leading pre-professional arts high school in the country. BSA provides talented students from all sectors of the community with a personally supportive and intellectually challenging environment where rigorous training in a specific arts discipline combines with a college preparatory academic education. The School provides qualified students with intensive training in one of four arts disciplines: the visual arts, music, theatre or dance. A further mission of the school is to serve as an arts resource for the Baltimore community by offering performances, educational workshops and extensive after-school training in the arts to children from city elementary and middle schools.
logo March 8, 2009: Fairman Studios creates illustrations of Larajet procedure for Brigham and Woman’s Orthopaedic SurgeryFairman Studios is working orthopadic surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to illustrate the Larajet procedure of the shoulder. This procedure is a procedure where a bone transfer is used to fill in a defect of the glenoid, the cup-shaped socket of the shoulder.
logo March 3, 2009: Fairman Studios creates more illustrations for the University of Michigan’s Life Science’s InstituteFairman Studios is creating more illustrations of the cell’s method of cutting through the basement membrane using a specialized cell extension called an ‘invadopodium’. Several features of the invadopodium should be highlighted — the actin fibers driving its formation and protrusion thru the BM and underlying extracellular matrix molecules, the main ‘molecular scissor’ used by cells (called MT1-MMP) to cut thru the BM, and different sets of cell surface adhesion molecules (called ‘integrins’) used to bind the BM as well as the underlying ‘interstitial’ matrix.
logo March 1, 2009: Fairman Studios creates animation for University of Maryland Fischell Center for BioengineeringFairman Studios is creating a novel animation that will introduce the next generation of smart devices for the University of Maryland Fischell Center for Bioengineering and the 3rd Annual Fischell Festival. Fischell’s drug-eluting stent minimizes tissue growth and restenosis of stent clogging. Engineers play a crucial role in devising new technologies to expand and enhance the capabilities of physicians, dentists, pharmacists and other health care providers – and ultimately to improve life for people around the world. To learn what the future holds in bioengineering and biomedical devices, and how engineers and healthcare providers can work together to achieve that future, please join us at the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 for the third annual Fischell Festival.
logo February 20, 2009: Fairman Studios creates illustrations for BDFairman Studios is working with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company that is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing drug discovery. BD develops, manufactures and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory instruments, antibodies, reagents and diagnostic products through its three segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. It serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public.
logo February 17, 2009: Fire and Rain commisions art for Exhibit PanelFire and Rain has commisioned Fairman Studios to supply an illustration for an upcoming exhibit panel for American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists meeting. The client will be using medical illustration owned by Fairman Studios titled Changes in Cell Shape and Number During Breast Cancer Progression. ACOG’s 57th Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) will be held in Chicago on May 2 through 6. The Scientific Program will be outstanding with more innovative and hands-on sessions. The Educational Program has been taken to the next level to reflect the changing environment of women’s heath care.
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February 10, 2009: Fairman Studios work to be featured in Pragmatic Muse: Scientific Explorations in ArtFairman Studios’ work will be featured in an upcoming art exhibition to be held at Brenau University Galleries. Pragmatic Muse: Scientific Explorations in Art will be held at the Leo Castelli Art Gallery, in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, February 10 – March 29, 2009 (closed Mar. 3 – 9, and Mar. 21-23). Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1-4 pm, Saturday 2-5pm. This exhibit is an investigation of the applied arts to a variety of scientific fields including entomology, botany, cell biology, oceanography, paleontology, animal and human biology. Artistic methods include traditional hand processes and media including watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, airbrush, pen/ink, carbon dust and digital media.

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February 1, 2009: The Six Million Mile Poster: A well-traveled piece of art honors animals in space research.When Rick Linnehan flies to the space station and back, he has limited room for mementos. “They give me about the dimensions of a small thermos for personal items,” he says. On past missions, the astronaut has taken wedding bands, St. Christopher medals, and heirloom jewelry for friends and relatives-all made more precious by the provenance of having flown 6 million miles into space. So it was an honor when the NASA astronaut carted a gift for Hopkins’ Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology Department, an 18-by-6-inch poster rolled into a packet the size of a cigar, on his most recent-and final-shuttle mission. The pencil drawings of animals were created by the of faculty members (Fairman, Lees, Phelps, Rini and Suk) in Art as Applied to Medicine. These renderings were then digitally transferred to a dark blue, star-specked background. The project was completed in time for the shuttle’s take-off on March 11, 2008. Read more…
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January 10, 2009: Fairman Studios creates illustration for APGO module on Electrosurgery.The goal is to illustrate the concept of electrical current density in electrosurgery, comparing it to how a magnifying glass concentrates light/heat. Current density is best illustrated using a magnifying glass that focuses light, using intersecting planes at different distances from the lens to demonstrate the effect of surface area on energy density and heat production. Whereas the differences between the active and dispersive electrodes as illustrated below carry the same message, I see them as derivatives from something more basic like the focus of light by a magnifier.
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January 6, 2009: Illustration created in partnership with Jespersen and Associates for CovidienA gynecological illustration is being created for Covidien BioSurgery, producer of adhesion barrier and sealant systems for gynecologic surgery, neurosurgery, and various other specialties. The project will include an anatomical illustration of the uterus and ovaries, to include on the front of a postcard inviting people to an upcoming OR Live program demonstrating the use of the SprayShield adhesion barrier system.
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January 5, 2009: Logo Design for the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) created Informatics and Fairman Studios collaborate Medical illustration that shows the human figure with the kidneys placed in position. No surrounding organs needed. The illustration should in a large format so that it will work on banners and posters, but be simplified so that it also works when reduced small and still be legible so that it can be incorporated into a typographic logo for the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)..
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January 4, 2009: HSS NYOTS Illustrations created for journal articleFairman Studios is creating illustrations for a surgical technique paper (Mark Prasarn,Trauma Fellows / Dr. Helfet) including a case series on a new technique using 2 plates for treatment of extra-articular fractures of the distal humerus. 2 separate figures will show 2 surgical approaches (the standard posterior approach and the modified posterior approach), and the surgical technique including the reduction and fixation with 2 plates. Jagged fracture will bve illustrated remaining at an angle with lag screw providing interfragmentary compression across the fracture site.
logo January 2, 2009: University of Michigan Cell Biology Illustrations created

Fairman Studios is finishing illustrations of the cell’s method of cutting through the basement membrane using a specialized cell extension called an ‘invadopodium’. Several features of the invadopodium should be highlighted — the actin fibers driving its formation and protrusion thru the BM and underlying extracellular matrix molecules, the main ‘molecular scissor’ used by cells (called MT1-MMP) to cut thru the BM, and different sets of cell surface adhesion molecules (called ‘integrins’) used to bind the BM as well as the underlying ‘interstitial’ matrix.

logo January 2, 2009: siRNA Illustration created for Alnylam and Harvard University research of siRNAs targeting both a viral and host gene, to be featured in January 2009 issue of Cell Host and Microbe.

The editors have chosen Fairman Studios submitted cover artwork to be featured on our January issue of Cell Host & Microbe. The cover depicts the feature article which describes the durable protection from Herpes Simplex Virus-2 transmission following intravaginal application of siRNAs targeting both a viral and host gene. Fairman Studios’ depiction illustrates the idea of knocking down both viral and host gene to achieve durable protection from viral infection in mice. Illustration by Jennifer E. Fairman, Fairman Studios, LLC.

logo January 1, 2009: Fairman Studios finishes illustrations 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: Combined Intra-Articular and Varus Opening Wedge Osteotomy for Lateral Depression and Valgus Malunion of the Proximal Part of the Tibia
By By Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, MD, PhD, Maarten V. Rademakers, MD, Mark Altena, MD, and Ren’e K.Marti, MD, PhD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Research Center Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Background: Reconstructive surgical measures for treatment of posttraumatic deformities of the lateral tibial plateau are seldom reported on in the literature. We report the long-term follow-up results of a consecutive series of reconstructive osteotomies performed to treat depression and valgus malunions of the proximal part of the tibia.

logo December 31, 2008: Fairman Studios wishes everyone a Happy New Year as it enters it’s 10th year!

Happy New Year and thanks again for yet another successful year!! Fairman Studios is currently entering it’s 10th year of business and is updating it’s “What’s New Section”. As can be seen by the entries already posted below, a lot of work has been done in 2008, and 2009 is already geared up to be another year filled with many interesting and exciting projects. More to come on our 2009 page, also being updated.