2010

Posted on Dec 17, 2010 in what's new

logo December 17, 2010: Slack Incorporated commisions cover art for OrthopedicsSlack Incorporated’s July 2010 issue of Orthopaedics will feature the article, Pull-String Surgical Technique, which will be featured on the cover. Cover artwork will be created by Fairman Studios. Arthroscopic procedures are playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and treatment of joint problems. Good visualization and sufficient working space are critical for successful surgeries, including anatomic reconstruction. However, most surgeons have at some time experienced poor visualization and insufficient working space during arthroscopic procedure. Repeated obstruction of the visual field prolongs procedure duration, increases fluid extravasation, and increases the difficulty of the procedure. To deal with this problem, we describe a simple new technique, which we call the pull-string technique, using polydioxanone (PDS) to improve visualization and maintain adequate working space in arthroscopic procedures.
logo October 8, 2010:Fairman Studios develops ad 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 an ad and branding for this new venture.
logo September 26, 2010: 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: Revision Arthroscopic Contracture Release in the Elbow Resulting in an Ulnar Nerve Transection
By David M. Gay, MD, Bradley S. Raphael, MD, and Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Hand and Upper Extremity, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Background: The indications for elbow arthroscopy have expanded over the past several years. Currently, it is used for removal of loose bodies, treatment of lateral epicondylitis, synovectomy, contracture release, and management of osteochondritis dissecans. Although elbow arthroscopy is a relatively safe procedure, the reported complication rate is as high as 10%, which is higher than that seen with knee and shoulder arthroscopy. The rate of neurovascular complications is reported to range from 0% to 14%. In a review of a large series of patients treated with elbow arthroscopy, Kelly et al.5 reported a 2.5% rate of neurovascular complication, all of which were transient neurapraxias.

logo September 23, 2010: 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: Internal Fixation of Type-C Distal Femoral Fractures in Osteoporotic Bone
By Dirk Wahnert, MD, Konrad L. Hoffmeier, Dipl-Ing, Geert von Oldenburg, Dipl-Ing, Rosemarie Frober, MD, Gunther O. Hofmann, MD, Dr rer nat, and Thomas Muckley, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany

Background: Fixation of distal femoral fractures remains a challenge, especially in osteoporotic bone. This study was performed to investigate the biomechanical stability of four different fixation devices for the treatment of comminuted distal femoral fractures in osteoporotic bone.

logo September 8, 2010: Fairman Studios creates Mitosis/Apoptosis 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.
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September 7, 2010: Fairman Studios collaborates with Doner to create Stroke Education Edication booklet for Ohio HealthFairman Studios is working withwith Doner to create Stroke Education Edication booklet for Ohio Health, a leading expert in stroke prevention. OhioHealth includes some of the first hospitals in the state to receive a Stroke Center certification from the Joint Commission – an honor reserved for hospitals that exceed national standards for stroke care.
logo September 6, 2010: Zapthink’s Vision for Enterprise IT in 2020 designed at Fairman Studios. ZapThink’s Vision for Enterprise IT in 2020 is the latest in ZapThink’s world-renowned posters that help to highlight important Enterprise IT trends. The ZapThink 2020 poster features five ³Supertrends² that highlight the complex web of changes expected to impact enterprise IT in the coming years:

  • The Global Cubicle ­ Any group of people anywhere in the world can interact on a personal level as though they were in the same cubicle.
  • Democratization of Technology ­ Anybody in the organization can purchase, configure, and use any technology appropriate for their job.
  • Deep Interoperability ­ Disparate pieces of technology work together dynamically. Standard interfaces are necessary but not sufficient.
  • Complex Systems Engineering ­ Designing systems to exhibit emergent properties like business agility.
  • Location Independence ‹ The physical location of technology is hidden from view and irrelevant to the user.
logo August 5, 2010: Swan Kalamunda Health Service licenses urological illustration for patient education brochure.WA Health – the Western Australian public health system – provides safe, high-quality health care to nearly 2.3 million Western Australians. They care for the people of Australia’s largest State, across an area of almost 2.5 million square kilometres. WA Health serves all Western Australians, regardless of income, physical location or health status. All day, every day, over the length and breadth of the State, Western Australians count on them for the care they need, when they need it.
logo July 28, 2010: Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Merit

At the 65th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Portland, OR, an Award of Merit in the Instructional Tone category was awarded for Thoracoscopic Diverticulectomy Repair from the Hunter Atlas for Minimally Invasive Surgery.

logo July 28, 2010: Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Merit

At the 65th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Portland, OR, an Award of Merit in the Editorial category was awarded for Branched Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle (TCA) in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

logo July 8, 2010: Fairman Studios creates illustrations for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery “Cellections Project”

Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for 4 collections of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: “Rotator Cuff Repair Collection” showing the shoulder, “ACL Collection”, showing the anterior knee, “Scoliosis Collection”, showing the posterior spine, and “Metal-on-metal Hip Replacement Collection”, showing the hip with implant in place.

logo June 21, 2010: Slack Incorporated commisions cover art for OrthopedicsSlack Incorporated’s July 2010 issue of Orthopaedics will feature the article, Complications in Shoulder Arthroscopy, which will be featured on the cover. Cover artwork will be created by Fairman Studios. Arthroscopy is a safe and effective treatment option for many shoulder problems. Complications are rare, but may result in serious morbidity or even death. Attention to detail during patient positioning and anesthesia can help prevent complications. Thermal devices and intra-articular pain pumps have been implicated in the pathogenesis of glenohumeral chondrolysis and should be avoided or used with extreme caution. A thorough knowledge of shoulder anatomy allows safe placement of arthroscopic portals. Preoperative antibiotics and proper antisepsis can help reduce the risk of infection, but thorough debridement and targeted antibiotics are effective treatment measures. Thromboembolic events are rare.
logo June 20, 2010: Center for Reconstructive Urology website under development Fairman Studios is currently developing a new website for the 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 Fall 2010. A new logo (seen at right) was also designed for CRU.
logo May 28, 2010: Fairman Studios creates Phosflow 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 May 27, 2010: LNP siRNA Uptake Illustration created for Alnylam

Alnylam commisioned Fairman Studios to create a general illustration delivering siRNA LNPs to the cell. siRNA LNP delivery is absorbed through the cell by creating a “vehicle” to carry it through the cell. As it enters and travels within the cell, the vehicle grows, helping siRNA to be carried through. Eventually the liposomes activate and fuse to the bottom of the “vehicle” membrane and then release the siRNAs-then it goes through the regular process-RISC and mRNA.

logo May 13, 2010: Cover Illustration of the Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle (TCA) in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum created for Princeton Department of Molecular Biology, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.

Fairman Studios has created a cover illustration of the Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle (TCA) in the malaria parasite The lifecycle of P. falciparum is incredibly diverse and involves complex developmental stages in three vastly different hosts: the mosquito, the human liver, and human red blood cells. The developmental progression of the parasite through these stages is, in part, controlled through regulation of gene expression. The Llinas Lab has found that there is a cascade of gene expression during the red blood cell stage of development with most genes expressed in a highly periodic manner. While at many levels, regulation of gene expression in P. falciparum resembles that of other eukaryotes, there are unique features, which indicate that regulation may be quite unique. Research in the lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms of gene regulation in Plasmodium. Princeton plans to capitalize on the unique features of Plasmodium gene regulation to design ways to disrupt parasite development and ultimately contribute to a cure for malaria. To dissect these mechanisms they are applying functional genomics approaches incorporating bioinformatics, whole-genome technologies, biochemistry, and molecular biology. PubMed

logo May 12, 2010: Fairman Studios collaborates with GGroupDynamo to produce illustrations for HeartWare® Ventricular Assist System patient education brochure

Fairman Studios has created patient education illustrations of the The HeartWare’s Ventricular Assist System, which is designed to help a patient’s weakened heart pump blood throughout his or her body by removing blood from the left side of the heart and pumping the blood into the aorta. The pump is designed to rest inside the patient’s chest. Two small motor stators inside the pump housing cause an impeller within the device to rotate, pumping blood through the system. A driveline (cable) exits the patient’s skin and connects the implanted pump to an externally worn controller. The controller is powered by a battery pack, which incorporates two batteries or one battery plus an adaptor connecting to a wall or vehicle electricity outlet. The controller operates the pump and is designed to provide the patient with signals and alarms concerning the operation of the system. The controller and batteries are contained in a carrying case that is designed to be worn either on the patient’s belt or over the shoulder.

logo May 10, 2010: 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: Long-Term Outcome After Surgical Treatment of Unresolved Osgood-Schlatter Disease in Young Men
By Harri K. Pihlajamaki, MD, PhD, Ville M.Mattila, MD, PhD, Mickael Parviainen, MD, Martti J. Kiuru, MD, PhD, MSc, and Tuomo I. Visuri, MD, PhD
Investigation performed at the Research Department, Centre for Military Medicine; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Central Military Hospital; and Department of Radiology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

Background: Surgical treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease is occasionally warranted, but its long-term prognosis remains poorly investigated. We studied the rate of occurrence of surgical treatment of unresolved Osgood-Schlatter disease as well as the clinical course, radiographic characteristics, and long-term outcomes after that treatment in a large population of military recruits.

logo May 2, 2010: 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: Determination of Correct Implant Size in Radial Head Arthroplasty to Avoid Overlengthening
By Simon G. Frank, Ruby Grewal, MD, MSc, FRCSC, James Johnson, PhD, Kenneth J. Faber, MD, MHPE, FRCSC, Graham J.W. King, MD, MSc, FRCSC, and George S. Athwal, MD, FRCSC
Investigation performed at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canad

Background: Insertion of a radial head implant that results in radial overlengthening has been associated with altered elbow kinematics, increased radiocapitellar joint forces, capitellar erosions, early-onset arthritis, and loss of elbow flexion. The purpose of this study was to identify clinical and radiographic features that may be used to diagnose overlengthening of the radius intraoperatively and on postoperative radiographs.

logo April 9, 2010: JAAPA (May 2010, 22(8), JAAPA 1) to feature editorial artwork for “A practical guide for mechanical ventilation in adult patients”

The May issue of JAAPA (Richard G. Winters, MSPAS, PA-C; Donald A. Reiff, MD, MAY 2010, 21(12), JAAPA 1) will feature an article entitled, “A practical guide for mechanical ventilation in adult patients” The first mention of artificial respiration was made in 1555 by Andreas Vesalius, who described inserting a reed through an opening made in the trachea and blowing into it, causing the lung to rise again. Not until 1928 did Vesalius’ vision become a reality, when the first iron lung, developed by Philip Drinker, was used to assist patients who were paralyzed as a result of poliomyelitis. Advances in science and technology since the days of the iron lung have led to the modern era of mechanical ventilation and, with it, the era of ICUs and critical care medicine.

logo April 8, 2010: Cell Biology for Semimars Illustrated for Scitable at Nature.com

Fairman Studios has created the illustrations for a new chapter at Scitable, a free science library and personal learning tool brought to you by Nature Publishing Group, the world’s leading publisher of science. Cell Biology for Seminars introduces cell biology concepts and follows them with selected readings from the Nature archive that deepen the learning experience. The book begins with a discussion of the fundamental properties of cells: the origin of the cell, how cells are organized, how they reproduce, and how they use energy. Other subjects include the cellular structures responsible for cell function, the signals that cells use to communicate with one another, and the intricate controls on cell division. At the end of each unit in this eBook there is the option to test your knowledge with 25 multiple-choice questions. This seminar edition of the Cell Biology eBook is meant for advanced students or seminar settings.

logo April 8, 2010: Essentials of Cell Biology Illustrated for Scitable at Nature.com

Fairman Studios has created the illustrations for a new chapter at Scitable, a free science library and personal learning tool brought to you by Nature Publishing Group, the world’s leading publisher of science. Essentials of Cell Biology introduces readers to the core concepts of cell biology. It provides an introduction for students of all ages and can be a springboard to more specialized topics for advanced students. It begins with a discussion of the fundamental properties of cells: the origin of the cell, how cells are organized, how they reproduce, and how they use energy. Other subjects include the cellular structures responsible for cell function, the signals that cells use to communicate with one another, and the intricate controls on cell division. At the end of each unit in this eBook there is the option to test your knowledge with twenty multiple-choice questions

logo April 4, 2010: RNAi Natural Process illustrations updated for Alnylam

Alnylam commisioned Fairman Studios to update illustration delivering RNAi to the cell.

logo March 31, 2010: Fairman Studios creates Influx 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 March 24, 2010: Fairman Studios creates T-cell MOA illustration 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 March 23, 2010: 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 March 20, 2010: Fairman Studios collaborates with Quatrefoil to create exhibit illustrations for Greensboro North Carolina Health Science Center Health Quest Exhibit

Fairman Studios has been creating illustrations for the Greensboro North Carolina Health Science Center. In collaboration with Quatrafoil Associates, Fairman Studios has been creating illustrations of various human anatomical systems to be used for display in the museum’s new Health Quest Exhibit. Quatrefoil Associates provides exhibit design and fabrication services to museums. Founded in 1989, Quatrefoil has extensive background in all areas of exhibit planning, development and design; multimedia production; engineering, fabrication, and installation. Our clients include science and technology museums, history and cultural museums, children’s museums and othersÐlocal and national, large and small.

logo March 20, 2010: 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 March 11, 2010: Slack Incorporated commisions cover art for OrthopedicsSlack Incorporated’s April 2010 issue of Orthopaedics will feature the article, Proximal Humeral Malunion, which will be featured on the cover. Cover artwork will be created by Fairman Studios. There are relatively few reports on arthroscopic techniques for treating proximal humerus malunion. After arthroscopic inspection of a rotator cuff tear in the glenohumeral joint, we opened the thin area of the tendon using a shaver as a full-thickness rotator cuff tear. The malunited bony protuberance of the greater tuberosity is debrided and removed using a shaver and bur. Suture anchors are placed at the articular margin to create a medial row, which is repaired with a sliding knot. A suture strand from each anchor in the medial row is retrieved. The PushLock anchor is advanced into the pilot hole completely. These steps are repeated for a second PushLock.
logo March 9, 2010: Baxano commisions normal vs. stenosed axial view of Lumbar spine (L4 or L5)Baxano, Inc., based in San Jose, California, is focused on developing minimally invasive tools to restore spine function and preserve healthy tissue using flexible tools to provide precision lumbar decompression from the inside out. Baxano’s mission is to develop innovative tools that restore spine function, preserve healthy tissue, and enable a better quality of life for patients.
logo March 8, 2010: Talus fracture illustration created for University OrthopedicsTalus fracture illustration created for University Orthopedics for investigations performed at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College. Historically, formulating the surgical treatment algorithm and predicting the surgical outcome is difficult after talus fractures. There can be a wide range of clinical and radiographic presentations of avascularity of the talus. The clinical implications of complete avascular necrosis (AVN) leading to collapse of the talar dome can be devastating.
logo March 4, 2010: 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: Opening-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy with a Locked Low-Profile Plate
By Werner Kolb, MD, Hanno Guhlmann, MD, Christoph Windisch, MD, Klaus Kolb, MD, Heiko Koller, MD, and Paul Grutzner, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Trauma Surgery, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, and Katharinenhospital, Stuttgart, Germany

Background: High tibial osteotomy has been recognized as a beneficial treatment for osteoarthritis of the medial compartment of the knee. The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the short-term results of opening-wedge high tibial osteotomies with locked plate fixation.

logo March 4, 2010: 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: Autologous Osteochondral Mosaicplasty for Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow in Teenage Athletes
By Norimasa Iwasaki, MD, PhD, Hiroyuki Kato, MD, PhD, Jyunichi Ishikawa, MD, PhD, Tatsuya Masuko, MD, PhD, Tadanao Funakoshi, MD, PhD, and Akio Minami, MD, PhD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shinsyu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan

Background: Although autologous osteochondral mosaicplasty is widely used as a procedure for osteochondritis dissecans lesions, the effectiveness of this procedure in elbow lesions remains unclear. Our aim was to clarify the surgical efficacy of mosaicplasty for teenage athletes with advanced lesions of capitellar osteochondritis dissecans.

logo March 2, 2010: Jennifer Fairman illustrates Nobel Lecture for 2009 Nobel Laureate Carol Grieder“Telomerase discovery: the excitement of putting together pieces of the puzzle” Nobel Lecture, December 7, 2009 by Carol W. Greider, Daniel Nathans Professor and Director, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is illustrated for Nobel lecture.
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February 15, 2010: Fairman Studios creates illustration for Vicks Behind the Ear Gentle Touch ThermometerFairman Studios is working with Kaz Inc. to create an instructional illustration for Vicks Behind the Ear Gentle Touch Thermometer. The measurement site behind the ear lobe is the best external place to measure the temperature since it is very close to the carotid artery, which carries blood to the brain. This new “Behind Ear” Gentle Touch Thermometer includes a Fever InSight function, large color changing display, is fast with 1-second reading, and tracks the last 8 measurements
logo January 20, 2010: New York Spine Health and Wellness licenses spine illustrationNew York Spine Health and Wellness licenses spine illustration.
logo January 20, 2010: Fairman Studios adds additional illustrations to TetheRx’s message. 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 January 14, 2010: Ogilvy

Fairman Studios collaborating with Ogilvy PR to create additional illustrations for a booklet for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Since its creation by Congress in 1950, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has grown to become the nation’s leading supporter of biomedical research on the brain and nervous system. Most research funded by the NINDS is conducted by scientists in public and private institutions such as universities, medical schools, and hospitals.Government scientists also conduct a wide array of neurological research in the more than 20 laboratories and branches of the NINDS itself. This research ranges from studies on the structure and function of single brain cells to tests of new diagnostic tools and treatments for those with neurological disorders. .

logo January 12, 2010: Asthmatx illustrations revised and updated

Asthmatx illustrations revised and updated.

logo January 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 December 31, 2009: Fairman Studios wishes everyone a Happy New Year as it finishes it’s 10th year!

Happy New Year and thanks again for yet another successful year!! Fairman Studios is currently entering it’s 11th 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 2009 is already geared up to be another year filled with many interesting and exciting projects. More to come on our 2010 page, also being updated.