Editorial

Irritable Bowel Disease

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Irritable Bowel Disease

This illustration is one of the latest editorial pieces completed for the American Academy of Family Physicians featuring Irritable Bowel Disease. Depicted are a montage of images illustrating common symptoms and treatment for IBD including stomach cramping, abdominal discomfort, the urge to use the bathroom, colon spasms and the use of antispasmodics such as hyoscyamine sulfate. According to the featured article, “Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is defined as abdominal discomfort or pain associated with altered bowel habits for at least 3 days per month in the last 3 months in the...

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Modular Taper Junctions

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Modular Taper Junctions

Illustration created for the article Evaluation and Treatment of Painful Total Hip Arthroplasties with Modular Metal Taper Junctions by R. Michael Meneghini, MD; Nadim J. Hallab, PhD; Joshua J. Jacobs, MD. Orthopedics May 2012, Volume 35, Number 5. Modern primary total hip arthroplasty femoral components have emerged to include modular necks. Subsequently, the additional taper junction provides another interface as a potential source for mechanically assisted crevice corrosion, which is a complex process involving fretting and crevice corrosion. Furthermore, it is becoming evident that an...

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Male Wellness Exam

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Male Wellness Exam

This illustration is one of the latest editorial pieces completed for the American Academy of Family Physicians featuring The Male Wellness Exam. Depicted are a montage of images illustrating common considerations during history and physical examination during male wellness exams, including weight and obesity screening, colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer and immunization schedules. According to the featured article, “The adult well male examination should incorporate evidence-based guidance toward the promotion of optimal health and well-being, including screening tests shown...

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Labor Analgesia

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Labor Analgesia

This illustration is one of the latest editorial pieces completed for the American Academy of Family Physicians featuring Labor Analgesia. Depicted are a montage of images illustrating Epidural analgesia, a commonly employed technique which provides pain relief during labor. Epidural analgesia is a form of regional analgesia involving injection of drugs through a catheter placed into the epidural space. The injection can cause both a loss of sensation (anaesthesia) and a loss of pain (analgesia), by blocking the transmission of signals through nerves in or near the spinal cord. The epidural...

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Headache, Heading off Pain

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Headache, Heading off Pain

This illustration summarizes a glossary of headache types

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Evaluation of Syncope

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Evaluation of Syncope

This illustration is one of the latest editorial pieces completed for the American Academy of Family Physicians featuring The Evaluation of Syncope. Syncope is a brief and transient loss of consciousness with complete return to pre-existing neurologic function.  It is classified as neurally-mediated, orthostatic, cardiac and neurogenic.  The elderly are likely to have orthostatic, carotid sinus hypersensitivity or cardiac syncope, whereas, younger patients are more likely to have neurally-mediated syncope.  Common non-syncope syndromes with similar presentations include seizures, metabolic...

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