2011

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March 9, 2011: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA commisions surgical illustrations for orthopaedic journal article. Fairman Studios is creating illustrations to show the revision of transtibial ACL reconstruction with anteromedial femoral reaming of an independent femoral tunnel. The illustration will be used for a journal article that discusses this specific technique in orthopaedic surgery. A schematic of femoral tunnel position in revision of transtibial ACL reconstruction with anteromedial portal drilling will be created. The divergent nature of the revision femoral tunnel often ensures that even a tunnel that begins just ‘lower’ on the wall adjacent to the transtibial femoral tunnel will remain intact with a bridge of bone between tunnels.

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March 8, 2011: Fairman Studios develops Dermabond illustration for Ethicon in collaboration with TribalDDB. Fairman Studios has been collaborating with TribalDDB to surgical illustrations showing the repair of layers of skin using Dermabond for a technique brochure. DERMABOND(R)is a liquid skin adhesive used by doctors to close wounds. It may not be appropriate for all wounds or skin surfaces such as eyes and mouth, or for people with certain skin sensitivities.

logo March 5, 2011: “Art as Applied to Medicine” Exhibit Opening Reception at the University of Baltimore

Jennifer Fairman, along with her colleagues at JHU, will have medical illustration exhibited at the University of Baltimore. The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, part of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was the first program of its kind in the world. It was begun with an endowment from Henry Walters, Baltimore art collector, financier, and philanthropist, and directed by Max Brödel (1870-1941). The fully accredited two-year program currently houses 12 full-time students, each with access to a state-of-the-art computer lab with multiple workstations, platforms, peripherals, and resources. To understand how something works, it helps to be able to see it. Since 1911 the department has trained medical illustrators to help physicians and the world do exactly that. The amazing and beautiful illustrations shown in this exhibit are a testimony to the talents of both the students and the faculty in the program. Exhibition dates: February 23, 2011 through May 9, 2011.
UB Student Center Gallery, 21 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Opening reception: Saturday, March 5, 2011, 1-3 p.m. SC Lounge – 4th Floor. For more information: 410.837.6022 or scd@ubalt.edu

logo March 4, 2011: Exhibit illustrations for Greensboro North Carolina Health Science Center Health Quest Exhibit now in production

Fairman Studios created illustrations for the Greensboro North Carolina Health Science Center. In collaboration with Quatrafoil Associates, Fairman Studios created 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. This exhibit is set to open in June 2011!

logo March 1, 2011: The Journal of American Family Physicians commisions cover art for it’s April 15, 2011 issue!The Journal of American Family Physicians’ February 2011 issue will feature the article, Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease , which will be featured on the cover. Cover artwork will be created by Fairman Studios. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, affecting one-third of Americans over age 85. It is characterized by progressive memory loss and cognitive decline. Amyloid plaque accumulation, neurofibrillary tau tangles and depletion of acetylcholine are among the pathologic manifestations of AD. While there are no clearly effective preventive modalities currently, hypertension treatment, omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, physical activity and cognitive engagement demonstrate modest potential. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are first-line medications and are associated with mild improvements in cognitive function, behavior and activities of daily living; the clinical relevance of these effects is unclear. The most common side effects of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, confusion and cardiac arrhythmias. The N-methyl-D-aspartate inhibitor memantine can modestly improve measures of cognition, behavior, and activities of daily living in patients with moderate to severe AD with short-term use, and can be used in combination with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. Memantine is generally well-tolerated, but it is controversial whether these benefits produce clinically meaningful improvement. While NMDA inhibitors and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors can slow the progression of AD, no pharmacologic agents reverse the symptoms. There is conflicting evidence regarding the benefit of selegiline, testosterone or ginkgo biloba. There is no evidence supporting beneficial effects of vitamin E, estrogen, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories. Atypical antipsychotics can improve some behavioral disturbances in patients with AD but have been associated with an increase in mortality rates in elderly patients with dementia.
logo February 16, 2011: Spine illustrations created for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Spine Center.

The Spine Center at Beth Israel Deaconess has contacted Fairman Studios to illustrate an illustration to be used in various collateral materials for the center. The Beth Israel Deaconess Spine Center is a comprehensive spine center, quickly guiding patients to the right care at the right time in convenient locations. Their multi-specialty teamwork is unique in the Boston area. All of the Spine Center specialists are board-certified and faculty of Harvard Medical School, with advanced training and experience to deliver leading-edge care.

logo February 17, 2011: American College of Rhuematology commisions illustrations for patient education fact-sheets

The American College of Rheumatology is an organization of physicians, health professionals, and scientists that advances rheumatology through programs of education, research, and advocacy that foster excellence in the care of people with arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.Supplemented with medical art created by Fairman Studios, the ACR and ARHP have prepared information for patients about 22 rheumatic diseases, about the caregivers who treat patients with arthritis, and about several common medications used to treat rheumatic diseases.

logo February 1, 2011: Peyronie’s Disease Repair Illustrations created for Center for Reconstructive Urology Fairman Studios is currently developing Peyronie’s Disease Repair urological Illustrations 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.
logo January 12, 2011: Logo and other branding materials created for the Creative Counseling Center Fairman Studios is currently developing branding materials for the newly launched Creative Counseling Center in Hampton, VA. Creative Counseling Center, Inc. is a new practice located conveniently on Todds Lane in Hampton, Virginia. The practice is composed of two full-time licensed therapists who bring over 25 years of combined experience to the field of therapy. The practice specializes in working with kids, teens, and their families.
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January 10 2011: Malaria The Forever War’s Special Issue – Killer in the Blood: Mapping Malaria’s Lethal Lifecycle 3 page spread is completed and published! After several weeks of many late nights rendering the malaria lifecycle, the 3 page spread is now on newstands at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Plasmodium has been virtually unstoppable. But as the following pages testify, breakthroughs in genetics, parasitology, entomology, drug development, satellite technology and other areas have summoned new hopes against our old enemy. That humble start spawns personal and global misery. The few parasites that invade a person can quickly expand to trillions, overwhelming the human body. The effect manifests in the dulled eyes of blinded children, the paroxysms of fever and chills racking the victim, the deaths of children and pregnant women, and the hobbled productivity of entire nations. Each year, malaria causes nearly 800,000 deaths and 225 million clinical cases. Were it not such a horror, the Plasmodium parasite would be one of the wonders of the world. The resilient shape-shifter constantly adapts to its surroundings, masters sexual and asexual reproduction, slips past the immunological defenses of the Anopheles mosquito and human beings, rides in the belly of its arthropod ally to new victims. A testament to evolutionary engineering, the parasite has a solution to every barrier it meets. And so, Plasmodium has been virtually unstoppable. Humanity’s last global attempt at malaria’s eradication in the 1950s ended in shambles. Bright hopes were extinguished by the parasite’s resilience (and the mosquito’s growing resistance to insecticides). However, the malaria story does not end there. We Homo sapiens have our own brand of resilience, innovation and tricks for survival. As the following pages testify, breakthroughs in genetics, parasitology, entomology, drug development, satellite technology and other areas have summoned new hopes against our old enemy.An interactive version fo the spread can be viewed online!
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January 8, 2011: Fairman Studios develops Dermabond illustration for Ethicon in collaboration with TribalDDB. Fairman Studios has been collaborating with TribalDDB to create histological illustrations showing the repair of layers of skin, (with subcutaneous tissue, muscle and organ space) using Dermabond. DERMABOND(R)is a liquid skin adhesive used by doctors to close wounds. It may not be appropriate for all wounds or skin surfaces such as eyes and mouth, or for people with certain skin sensitivities.
logo January 8, 2011: Fairman Studios develops MegaCell illustration 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 is developing mechanism of action illustration for Kew and MegaCell.
logo January 6, 2011: Illustrations created for Kyphon/Medtronic Surgical Guide for Tibial Plateau fractures

More illustrations are created for Kyphon, now a subsidiary of Medtronic. Balloon kyphoplasty has been shown to benefit patients with osteoporotic or cancer-induced VCF. Pain, functional and radiographic outcomes of care have been shown to be statistically superior to conventional non-surgical management. The procedure has been shown to significantly improve patient quality of life and ability to perform activities of daily living, as well as reduce the number of days lost to bedrest. Balloon kyphoplasty is a percutaneous procedure that can be performed inpatient or outpatient with little or no postoperative rehabilitation necessary. Patient satisfaction with the technique is excellent with little, if any, procedural discomfort. Balloon kyphoplasty has an excellent safety profile, with most studies demonstrating a very low rate of procedure-related adverse events. As of June 30, 2007 approximately 340,000 patients and 400,000 spinal fractures worldwide have been treated with balloon kyphoplasty.

logo February 1, 2011: Skeletal system illustration created for Palio’s Epocrates campaign Skeletal system illustration created for Palio’s Epocrates campaign. More details to come… external genitalia.
logo January 2, 2011: Flap-Graft and Graft-Graft Illustrations created for Center for Reconstructive Urology Fairman Studios is currently developing Flap-Graft and Graft-Graft urological Illustrations 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.
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January 1, 2011: The Journal of American Family Physicians commisions cover art for it’s February 15, 2011 issue!The Journal of American Family Physicians’ February 2011 issue will feature the article, Health Maintenance in School Aged Children ­ Part I History, Physical Exam, Screening, and Immunizations for Children from Kindergarten to Early Adolescence , which will be featured on the cover. Cover artwork will be created by Fairman Studios. The goal of the well child exam is to promote health, detect disease, and counsel to prevent injury and future health problems. A complete history should address any concerns from the patient and family, and screen for healthy lifestyle habits including diet, physical activity, daily screen time, hours of sleep per night, dental care, and safety habits. School performance can be used for developmental surveillance. A full physical exam is expected, however, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine scoliosis screening and testicular exam. Children should be screened for obesity defined as a Body Mass Index at or above the 95th percentile for age and sex, and obese children should be provided resources for intensive behavioral interventions. Though the evidence is mixed regarding screening for hypertension before age 18, many experts recommend checking blood pressure yearly beginning at age three. The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends vision and hearing screening yearly to every other year in this age group. There is insufficient evidence to recommend dyslipidemia screening, or for screening for depression before age 12. All children should receive at least 400 International Units of vitamin D daily, with higher doses indicated in children with vitamin D deficiency. Children who live in areas with inadequate fluoride in the water should receive a daily fluoride supplement. Age-appropriate immunizations should be given, and children should be caught-up on missed immunizations. A follow-up article is devoted to counseling recommendations for this age group.
logo December 31, 2010: Fairman Studios wishes everyone a Happy New Year as it finishes it’s 11th year!

Happy New Year and thanks again for yet another successful year!! Fairman Studios is currently entering it’s 12th 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 2010 is already geared up to be another year filled with many interesting and exciting projects. More to come on our 2011 page, also being updated.

2010

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.

2009

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.

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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.

logo December 22, 2008: 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 December 4, 2008: 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: 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 November 27, 2008: The Dana Organization 2009 Progress Report Cover Art commisioned

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropy with principal interests in brain science, immunology, and arts education. Charles A. Dana, a New York State legislator, industrialist and philanthropist, was president of the Dana Foundation from 1950 to 1966 and actively shaped its programs and principles until his death in 1975. Dana.org serves as a gateway to brain information about the brain and current brain research, as well as links to validated sites related to more than 25 brain disorders. Fairman Studios is currently assisting the Dana Foundation by illustrating the Dana Foundation’s Annual Progress Report of the previous year’s advancements in Brain Research. Dana Press publishes books and news on health and popular science for the general reader and comments on recent books and news on its blog. It also publishes Cerebrum, an online journal of opinion with articles and book reviews exploring the impact of brain research on daily life and society. Other publications, distributed free, are for general readers, BrainWork, a bi-monthly newsletter, three periodicals reprinting news articles about the brain, immunology, and arts education, and several special publications for students and educators in those fields, as well as the Dana Foundation annual report and other materials from the foundation and the Dana Alliance.

logo November 6 2008: Optic nerve sheath diameter – Editorial Art for December JAAPA issue The December issue of JAAPA (DECEMBER 2008, 21(12), JAAPA 1) will feature an article entitled, “Measuring optic nerve sheath diameter in the evaluation of a head-injured man: Measuring ONSD does not involve radiation exposure and can be done quickly at the bedside during the evaluation of a head-injured patient.” The use of Sonographic Measurement of Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter will be illustrated in the article. Ultrasonography of the optic nerve sheath gives the clinician an objective measurement to assess for elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). In rural or other austere environments in which CT or neurosurgery are absent or limited and rapid transfer to a tertiary facility within the “golden hour” is key to reducing patient morbidity and mortality, the optic nerve sheath diameter can serve as a surrogate marker of elevated ICP i. This procedure is strongly supported by anatomy and physiology, and studies are beginning to confirm its clinical utility as a screening method for patients with suspected elevated ICP. Measuring ONSD has a high NPV, does not involve radiation exposure, can be performed within minutes, and does not involve transferring the patient to a radiology suite for imaging. Skill in performing the procedure is relatively easy to acquire.
logo November 1, 2008: Dana Progress Report Published

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropy with principal interests in brain science, immunology, and arts education. Charles A. Dana, a New York State legislator, industrialist and philanthropist, was president of the Dana Foundation from 1950 to 1966 and actively shaped its programs and principles until his death in 1975. Dana.org serves as a gateway to brain information about the brain and current brain research, as well as links to validated sites related to more than 25 brain disorders. Fairman Studios is currently assisting the Dana Foundation by illustrating the Dana Foundation’s Annual Progress Report of the previous year’s advancements in Brain Research. Dana Press publishes books and news on health and popular science for the general reader and comments on recent books and news on its blog. It also publishes Cerebrum, an online journal of opinion with articles and book reviews exploring the impact of brain research on daily life and society. Other publications, distributed free, are for general readers, BrainWork, a bi-monthly newsletter, three periodicals reprinting news articles about the brain, immunology, and arts education, and several special publications for students and educators in those fields, as well as the Dana Foundation annual report and other materials from the foundation and the Dana Alliance.

logo October 28, 2008: 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: Glenohumeral Arthrodesis After Failed Prosthetic Shoulder Arthroplasty
By Jason J. Scalise, MD, and Joseph P. Iannotti, MD, PhD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Background: While there have been numerous reports concerning glenohumeral arthrodesis for many indications, there is little available information specific to glenohumeral arthrodesis performed after failed prosthetic shoulder arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes of glenohumeral arthrodesis in the setting of severe glenohumeral bone loss and deltoid muscle and rotator cuff insufficiency following failed prosthetic shoulder arthroplasty.

logo October 26, 2008: 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: Intrasheath Subluxation of the Peroneal Tendons
By Steven M. Raikin, MD, Ilan Elias, MD, and Levon N.Nazarian, MD
Investigation performed at the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Background: Dislocation or subluxation of the peroneal tendons out of the peroneal groove under a torn or avulsed superior peroneal retinaculum has been well described. We identified a new subgroup of patients with intrasheath subluxation of these tendons within the peroneal groove and with an otherwise intact retinaculum.

logo September 30, 2008: Clarkson University Alumni Magazine Feature Article uses Zebrafish illustration

Fairman Studios has provided the Clarkson University Alumni magazine with an illustration of zebrafish for an upcoming article about human digestion. One of Clarkson University’s researchers had determined the digestive tract of a zebrafish parallels the human digestive tract.

logo September 28, 2008: 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: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Compared with Circular Fixator Application for Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures RESULTS OF A MULTICENTER, PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL
By Jeremy A. Hall, FRCS(C); Murray J. Beuerlein, MD; and Micahel D. McKee, MD.
Investigation performed by the The Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Background: Standard open reduction and internal fixation techniques have been successful in restoring osseous alignment for bicondylar tibial plateau fractures; however, surgical morbidity, especially soft-tissue infection and wound necrosis, has been reported frequently. For this reason, several investigators have proposed minimally invasive methods of fracture reduction followed by circular external fixation as an alternative approach. To our knowledge, there has been no direct comparison of the two operative approaches.

logo September 22, 2008: WMR Biomedical

Stent illustrations created – details to come

logo September 21, 2008: Ogilvy

Fairman Studios collaborating with Ogilvy PR to illustrate 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 September 15, 2008: Health Bank umbilical cord/cord blood project

Fairman Studios is illustrating umbilical cord illustrations for HealthBank. Details to come.

logo September 8, 2008: University of Michigan Cell Biology Illustrations created

Elucidating recent cellular biology studied at the University of Michigan, Fairman Studios will be illustrating 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 August 27, 2008: Seahorse Bioscience

Fairman Studios will be illustrating a mechanism of action involving the measuring the byproducts through glycolysis for Seahorse Bioscience. Founded in 2000, Seahorse Bioscience is a venture backed, privately owned company. Seahorse designs and manufacture consumable sensors and custom injection molded Labware in their Innovative Microplate facility in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

logo August 12, 2008: Brand Union UK

Fairman Studios is collaborating with London-based company, The Brand Union, to create illustration guidlines for technical illustrations used in Coloplasts new collateral materials.

logo July 31, 2008: Xoft, Inc. commissions new medical device illustration

Fairman Studios will be illustrating Xoft’s new release of the Axxent Vaginal Applicator, the Axxent System now enables radiation oncologists to perform Vaginal Brachytherapy in addition to Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. The Axxent System offers an advanced radiation treatment option utilizing a proprietary miniaturized X-ray source that makes treatment more accessible to patients and providers.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 July 27, 2008: Lahey Clinic Magazine Fall Issue commissions new patient education piece on Pulmonary Hypertension

Fairman Studios will be illustrating the feature article for the Lahey CLinic Magazine covering Pulmonary Hypertension. The illustration will show the lungs and heart placement in the human body, an inset of the lungs and heart with the pulmonary artery highlighted, and a cross section of pulmonary artery showing fibrosis and narrowing.

logo July 25, 2008: Xoft, Inc. commissions new medical device illustration

Fairman Studios will be illustrating Xoft’s new Axxent Balloon Applicator for breast cancer. The Axxent Balloon Applicator is a key component of the Axxent®Electronic Brachytherapy System, a unique treatment solution for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI). Axxent Balloon Applicators are available in multiple sizes and shapes to best fit the contour of the lumpectomy cavity, which allows the radiation dose to conform to the size and shape of the cavity. Inserted through a single incision, the balloon catheter provides a channel for the Axxent HDR X-ray source to deliver high-dose rate, low energy radiation treatment. The Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System is an attractive alternative for physicians and patients desiring greater flexibility and patient comfort in breast cancer treatment.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 July 20 – 26, 2008: GNSI Annual Conference, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

The GNSI Annual Conference will be held in Ithaca, NY in 2008. Here are a few things we will be involved in: Digital Watercolor Wash Technique Using Adobe Photoshop
Jennifer Fairman, CMI, FAMI
Wednesday, July 23, 9-10 am
This digital illustration technique class shows use of traditional painting principles as well as the computer. This slide presentation/demonstration on digital techniques using Adobe Photoshop starts with a high quality sketch and goes through scan, transfer, clean-up, colorization, layer, blur, speckle and more, to the finished product, using a technique that Jennifer uses almost daily.

Freelance Busines Panel
Christi Sobel, Dolores Santoliquido, Jennifer Fairman, Elizabeth Morales
Wednesday, July 23, 10-Noon
Yes, it IS possible to make a living as a freelancer! Hear about how to do it from a group of members who have a lot of experience in the business of art, negotiating everything from contracts, to work for hire, artist’s rights, legal issues, and much more. This will be a give and take time so come with questions and maybe even answers

logo July 20, 2008: The Unstable Intertrochanteric Fracture of the Hip feature article to be illustrated on the August cover of Orthopedics. Slack Incorporated’s August issue of Orthopaedics will feature the article, The Unstable Intertrochanteric Fracture of the Hip, which will be featured on the cover. Cover artwork will be created by Fairman Studios. An unstable intertrochanteric hip fracture is one whose characteristics predispose it to displace even after reduction and fixation have been achieved. If the displacement is minor, it results in a minimal shortening of the limb. Severe displacement, however, can cause a well placed fixation device to cut out of the femoral head and damage the acetabalum. (Fig 1) Displacement may also result in malunion, non union or failure of the fixation device. Since the introduction of the Dynamic Hip Screw, the device favored by many U.S. orthopedic Surgeons for fixing intertrochanteric fractures, fixation failure takes the form of breakage or pulling out of the screws holding the plate to the femur. (Fig 2) Preoperative identification of the unstable intertrochanteric hip fracture allows the surgeon to pick the option of treatment that most reduces these risks.
logo July 19, 2008: Seidler Berstein Illustrations created Details to come.
logo July 18, 2008: Jennifer Fairman receives the AMI Outstanding Service Award

On July 18, 2008, at the 63rd Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Jennifer Fairman received the Outstanding Acheivement Award, “for outstanding service to the Association, excellence as an artist and educator, and bringing honor to the profession.” The Outstanding Service Award is presented to a Professional or Associate Member who has served the AMI in an official capacity and who deserves special recognition. No more than two such awards may be presented in one year.

logo July 16 – 20, 2008: AMI Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN

The AMI Annual Conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN in 2008. Here are a few things we will be involved in:Concurrent 7, Business Practices 101, Amanda Behr, CMI Joanne Haderer Muller, CMI Tonya Hines, CMI Cynthia Turner, CMI and other panelists, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, (0.1 CEUs Business)

Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI will participate in the discussion of the first three chapters of the recently developed AMI Business Practice Guidelines. These chapters are entitled “Employment by an Institution,” “Self-Employment,” and “Stock Art.”

Today’s successful medical illustrator must become more aware of good business practices within the field. An analysis of the employment relationships that may exist in an institutional setting or in your own freelance business will prove invaluable to the recent graduate as well as the more established artist/illustrator. This presentation will discuss relevant concepts of business.

Aspects of institutional employment, many of which may be unclear at the time of employment, will prove important should an illustrator chooses to transition to a freelance business model. Becoming self-employed has some inherent risks and challenges. Being self-employed is very different than being an employee. Some individuals may find it difficult or impossible to adjust to the inherent differences. This presentation will help identify the necessary entrepreneurial mindset to become successfully self-employed.

Finally, the use of “stock art” has increased among ad agencies, marketing companies, and in-house production departments. An open discussion of the many issues inherent in the “stock art” business model will help determine if this type of work arrangement represents a legitimate business opportunity for the medical illustrator, or if it is an exploitation of one’s work as some have suggested.
Techniques Showcase 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The 2008 Techniques Showcase will be an extravaganza like no other, featuring the best of digital and tradition illustration that our members have to offer. Come in and see in depth demonstrations of Osirix, MudBox, Cinema 4D, Pen and Ink Techniques, Cartooning with Illustrator, Portraiture, Scanning Line Art for Print, Maya, FileMaker Pro, Molecular Illustration, and Working with Adobe Illustrator. This session will be jam packed with known experts in our field, who are more than willing to share their insight and skill. Come and see in-depth demonstrations by: Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI will present A Place for Everything: Getting Organized with FileMaker Pro
Plenary 8 Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences, www.vesaliustrust.org, Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI – Moderator, 1:00pm – 2:15pm (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:

Participants will include: Fabian de Kok-Mercado, The Johns Hopkins University; Diana Kryski, The University of Toronto; Anneliese May Lilienthal, Medical College of Corbel, Georgia; and Satyen Tripathi, The Johns Hopkins University

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 10 Vesalius Trust Poster Session Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI – Moderator 2:30pm – 3:45pm (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 15, 2005: Jespersen and Associates – Diabetes Illustrations

Fairman Studios is currently creating anatomical illustrations for a Duke University module on Diabetes, created by Jespersen and Associates, to be produced into both an online program and for print. The illustrations will include diagrams of how exercise breaks down glucose, progressive dysfunction of pancreatic beta cells in type 2 diabetes, and drug interaction mechanisms.

logo July 1 2008: WMR Bone Putty Illustrations created Details to come.
logo June 27 2008: Lumbar illustration created for Spineview Fairman Studios is creating a medical illustration showing Kambin’s safety triangle for Spineview’s clinical educational materials.
logo June 26 2008: University of Califonria, Irvine Department of Urology requests surgical illustrations for Journal article Fairman Studios is colloborating again with UCI Urology: surgical illustrations are being created for a medical paper for journal submission. 3 illustrations will show various steps of a surgical procedureof a modification of a radical prostatectomy. Various stages of the surgical anastomosis between the bladder and urethra will be shown.
logo June 16 2008: Inherited epidermolysis bullosa: This dermal disease is beyond skin deep – Editorial Art for July JAAPA issue The July issue of JAAPA will feature an article on Inherited epidermolysis bullosa, illustrated on the article. Inherited epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare skin disease that manifests as painful cutaneous erosions and blistering following minor skin trauma. Severe debilitation and pain can result when EB affects the gastrointestinal, oral/dental, ophthalmologic, musculoskeletal, and hematologic systems, as it may in patients with recessive autosomes and more severe disease. In the most severe cases, infection through open wounds and overwhelming sepsis can cause death at birth or shortly thereafter. EB affects males and females equally and occurs in approximately 20 live births per million in the United States. This is slightly greater than twice the disease’s estimated prevalence, and is consistent with the mortality rates seen in the many subtypes of EB.
logo June 4, 2008: Astellas and Amevive

Amevive mechanism illustrations were created for Astellas back in 2007, and continue to bring value to educating it’s patient audience. Amevive was the first biologic approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. AMEVIVE is a prescription medication that is injected by your doctor (15 mg IM, into the muscle) once a week for a total of 12 doses.

logo May 21, 2008: 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: Outcome at Forty-five Years After Open Reduction and Innominate Osteotomy for Late-Presenting Developmental Dislocation of the Hip
By Simon R. Thomas, MA, FRCS(Tr&Orth), John H. Wedge, MD, FRCS(C), and Robert B. Salter, MD, FRCS(C)
Investigation performed at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Background: A consecutive series of seventy-six patients (101 hips) underwent primary open reduction, capsulorrhaphy, and innominate osteotomy for late-presenting developmental dislocation of the hip. They were between 1.5 and five years old at the time of surgery, which was done between 1958 and 1965. The present study was designed to review the outcome of these patients into middle age.

logo May 20, 2008: Metamorphosis illustration used in the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

Metamorphosis illustration to be used in University of Delaware Botanic Gardens outdoor educational sign.

logo May 15, 2008: Stent protoype illustration created for Dr. Marcelo Cardarelli at the Univeristy of Maryland School of Medicine

Stent illustration created for conference on new medical technology.

logo May 9, 2008: DFine Inc Illustrations for 3D Patient Chart 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 May 8, 2008: Illustrators Club Fourteenth Juried Exhibition – Opening.

The IC Exhibition features the best recent work of area illustrators, selected by a distinguished three-judge panel, and is held in a local art gallery, typically for 8 weeks, widely advertised and open to the public. The opening is coming up! Jennifer Fairman’s Systems of Pneumococcal Infection, (Certificate of Merit) created for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Genetic Journey (Silver Award) will be displayed at the exhibition. The exhibition scheduled for May 8 through June 27, 2008, with an opening reception on May 8 from 6pm to 8:30 pm at PEPCO’s Edison Place Gallery, 701 9th Street, NW (enter on 8th Street, between G & H), Washington, DC 20068.

logo May 6, 2008: Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis Incorporated Into Rotator Cuff Repair Using Suture Anchors feature article to be illustrated on the June cover of Orthopedics. Slack Incorporated’s February issue of Orthopaedics will feature the article, Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis Incorporated Into Rotator Cuff Repair Using Suture Anchors, which will be featured on the cover. Cover artwork will be created by Fairman Studios. Biceps tendon disorders are commonly seen with rotator cuff tears. Biceps tenodesis may be combined with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair but can be technically difficult. This article describes a simple technique for arthroscopic biceps tenodesis incorporated into arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with suture anchors. This technique provides simple, cost-effective biceps tenodesis while avoiding additional hardware and incisions.
logo May 2, 2008: How Thick is Your Skin?

TwoXFour, an ad agency in Chicago, is running the Regional Award Show for the Chicago Creative Club (CCC) an ad community. TwoXFour has devised a fun “thick skin” theme idea for their “call for entries” mailer/posteras well as a their online registration. Prospective applicants can get the thickness of their skin measured. When the user fills out check boxes and submits their entry, a skin cross section will be displayed, and depending on their answer, the skin is thicker or thinner. Fairman Studios will be illustrating this concept for the CCC.

logo April 17, 2008: 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: Hallux Valgus and First Ray Mobility, A Prospective Study
By Michael J. Coughlin, MD, and Carroll P. Jones, MD
Investigation performed at Treasure Valley Hospital, Boise, Idaho

Background: There have been few prospective studies that have documented the outcome of surgical treatment of hallux valgus deformities. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of operative treatment of hallux valgus with use of a proximal crescentic osteotomy and distal soft-tissue repair on the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

logo April 1, 2008: Mag Mutual and Fairman Studios collaborate on ICD-9 Mag Mutual’s 2009 Physician ICD-9 Professional Coder’s Edition will be newly illustrated by Fairman Studios. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (most commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) provides codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or disease. Every health condition can be assigned to a unique category and given a code, up to six characters long. Such categories can include a set of similar diseases. The International Classification of Diseases is published by the World Health Organization. The ICD is used world-wide for morbidity and mortality statistics, reimbursement systems and automated decision support in medicine. This system is designed to promote international comparability in the collection, processing, classification, and presentation of these statistics. The ICD is a core classification of the WHO Family of International Classifications The manual is fully updated each year and contains a number of features invaluable to coders including full-color anatomical plates by Fairman Studios with facing pages that relate that body system to relevant diagnosis codes.
logo March 24, 2008: 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: The DUROM Cup Humeral Surface Replacement in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
By Martin Fuerst, MD, Bernd Fink, MD, and Wolfgang Ruther, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopedics, Rheumaklinik Bad Bramstedt, Bad Bramstedt, Germany, and the Department of Orthopedics, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Background: Rheumatoid arthritis often leads to severe destruction of the glenohumeral joint, including synovitis and inflammation-induced alterations of the rotator cuff. Cup arthroplasty, or surface replacement of the shoulder, was introduced in the 1980s. The aim of this study was to evaluate the midterm results of the DUROM cup surface replacement for patients with rheumatoid arthritis affecting the glenohumeral joint.

logo March 23, 2008: 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: Femoral Nerve Block for Diaphyseal and Distal Femoral Fractures in the Emergency Department
By Christopher E. Mutty, MD, Erik J. Jensen, MD, Michael A. Manka Jr., MD, Mark J. Anders, MD, and Lawrence B. Bone, MD
Investigation performed at Erie County Medical Center, an affiliate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Background: Diaphyseal and distal femoral fractures are painful injuries that are frequently seen in patients requiring a traumawork-up in the hospitalemergency department prior to definitive management. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a femoral nerve block administered in the emergency department could provide better pain relief for patients with femoral fractures than currently used pain management practices

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March 19, 2008: Illustrations created for Kyphon/Medtronic Surgical Guide

More illustrations are created for Kyphon, now a subsidiary of Medtronic. Balloon kyphoplasty has been shown to benefit patients with osteoporotic or cancer-induced VCF. Pain, functional and radiographic outcomes of care have been shown to be statistically superior to conventional non-surgical management. The procedure has been shown to significantly improve patient quality of life and ability to perform activities of daily living, as well as reduce the number of days lost to bedrest. Balloon kyphoplasty is a percutaneous procedure that can be performed inpatient or outpatient with little or no postoperative rehabilitation necessary. Patient satisfaction with the technique is excellent with little, if any, procedural discomfort. Balloon kyphoplasty has an excellent safety profile, with most studies demonstrating a very low rate of procedure-related adverse events. As of June 30, 2007 approximately 340,000 patients and 400,000 spinal fractures worldwide have been treated with balloon kyphoplasty.

logologo March 8, 2008: Fairman Studios’ illustration of Complete Metamorphosis to be presented to Girl Scouts of America held at the Air and Space Museum Dr. Alma Solis and J. Marie Metz will present Fairman Studios’ illustration of Complete Metamorphosis at an event being held for the Girl Scout’s of Americaat the Air and Space Museum for 600-700 girl scouts on March 8th. The out reach event hopes to encourage young woman to become involved with science, math and engineering. The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital are from the entire Greater Washington metropolitan area, including Washington, DC; the Maryland counties of Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s and Saint Mary’s; the Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William; and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church.
logologo March 5, 2008: Illustrators Club Fourteenth Juried Exhibition – Silver Award and Ceritificate of Merit Awarded.

The IC Exhibition features the best recent work of area illustrators, selected by a distinguished three-judge panel, and is held in a local art gallery, typically for 8 weeks, widely advertised and open to the public. Jennifer Fairman’s Systems of Pneumococcal Infection, (Certificate of Merit) created for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Genetic Journey (Silver Award) will be displayed at the exhibition. The exhibition scheduled for May 8 through June 27, 2008, with an opening reception on May 8 at PEPCO’s Edison Place Gallery, 701 9th Street, NW (enter on 8th Street, between G & H), Washington, DC 20068.

logo March 3, 2008: d2Creative and Fairman Studios Collaborate

Fairman Studios is currently collaborating with D2 Creative, providing illustration services to educational modules currently in production. D2 Creative is an integrated communications agency comprised of accomplished artists, writers, producers, directors, designers, educators, strategists, and technologists. We provide Sales & Marketing and Training & Education solutions for global leaders in healthcare, technology, consumer products, financial services, and the entertainment industry.

logo February 22 2008: Kidney Stone feature article to be illustrated on the April cover of The Journal Family Practice. Dowden requests Fairman Studios to illustrate another cover for their publication, Journal of Family Practice. The upcoming April issue will feature an article describing Kidney stones.
logo February 20, 2008: Fairman Studios develops more illustrations for Surface Logix

Surface Logix is a drug development company that creates new therapeutics by significantly improving the pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties of approved drugs and late stage compounds. Surface Logix uses its proprietary small molecule Pharmacomer™ Technology to chemically modify drugs and late stage compounds to create New Chemical Entities (NCEs) with improved bioavailability and tissue distribution profiles.

logo February 18 2008: Draftfcb collaboration with Fairman Studios to illustrate for Flector. Fairman Studios recently created 3 illustrations for Flector FLECTOR Patch is a prescription topical treatment for acute (short-term) pain due to minor strains, sprains, and contusions (bruises). Unlike an oral medication, the active ingredient in FLECTOR Patch is absorbed through the skin and goes directly to the site of pain rather than traveling through the stomach and digestive tract. When you apply a FLECTOR Patch to intact skin at the site of a minor strain, sprain, or bruise, it releases a drug called diclofenac epolamine. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), the same class of drugs that includes ibuprofen and naproxen.
logo January 30 2008: Common Dermatologic Mistakes ­ One physician’s observations feature article to be illustrated on the March cover of Journal of 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 the 10 Common Derm Mistakes written by Gary N. Fox, a family practice academic with special interests in clinical decision making and in dermatology. Since September 2005, he has been in a multi-specialty group practice, with his practice limited to skin. Roughly half of his patient volume derives from physician referral and the other half from self-referral. The vast majority of patients have had some treatment for their chief complaint prior to arrival, either physician- or self-initiated. During the past couple years, he has diagnosed more than 1,000 skin malignancies. The article enumerates common dermatology “mistakes” that have been encountered during that period. The illustrated feature will show a lesion on the scalp frozen by dermatologist a few months earlier as a seborrheic keratosis, but the patient requests a second opinion. Pathologic diagnosis: BASAL CELL CARCINOMA. Note that texts that indicate BCCs never contain hair are flat out wrong.
logo January 29 2008: Modified Lapidus Procedure feature article to be illustrated on the February cover of Orthopedics. Slack Incorporated’s February issue of Orthopaedics will feature the article, The Modified Lapidus Procedure, which will be featured on the cover. Cover artwork will be created by Fairman Studios. This technique is valuable for providing a powerful and durable correction of metatarsus primus varus and hallux valgus, and careful attention to the details should help in achieving a successful outcome while avoiding complications.
logo January 19 2008: Journey to the Center of the Fold – The Genetic Journey receives kudos through Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Magazine. 

“I loved the Spring 2007 centerfold, The Genetic Journey: Following DNA from Cell to Society.The graphic was thorough, enlightening and easy to follow. Kudos to its creators.”George Dellaportas, MD, DrPH ’70
Cleveland, Ohio The Genetic Journey [Spring 2007] was also given an Award of Excellence from the Association of Medical Illustrators. Additionally, the illustration also won semifinalist honors in Informational Graphics from the 2007 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science.

logo January 19 2008: Service Oriented Architecture: The Game designed at Fairman Studios. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an architectural style that guides all aspects of creating and using business processes, packaged as services, throughout their lifecycle, as well as defining and provisioning the IT infrastructure that allows different applications to exchange data and participate in business processes loosely coupled from the operating systems and programming languages underlying those applications (Wikipedia). SOA represents a model in which functionality is decomposed into distinct units (services), which can be distributed over a network and can be combined together and reused to create business applications. These services communicate with each other by passing data from one service to another, or by coordinating an activity between two or more services. The concepts of service-oriented architecture are often seen as built upon, and the evolution of, the older concepts of distributed computing and modular programming.

To promote the world of SOA, Zapthink is acreating a new poster/board game that illustrates and educates users on the many facets of Service Oriented Architecture. Keep your eyes on Zapthink to obtain a copy opf this poster and play the game!

logo January 14 – February 22, 2008: 6th Annual IC Members Exhibition at the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA, 2007

Jennifer’s work entitled The Genetic Journey, Following DNA from Cell to Societywill be featured in the 6th Annual IC Members Exhibition at the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA, located in the First Floor Gallery, 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22209. The show will run December 3, 2007 – January 5, 2008. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, December 6, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.The works in this exhibition will then be extended to Montgomery College – located at the CAT Gallery: Communication Arts Technologies Department 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville MD 20850. This second show will run January 14 – February 22, 2008. An artist’s reception will be held February 13, 2008, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

logo January 9, 2008: Fairman Studios develops more illustrations for Surface Logix in Genetic Engineering News

Surface Logix is a drug development company that creates new therapeutics by significantly improving the pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties of approved drugs and late stage compounds. Surface Logix uses its proprietary small molecule Pharmacomer™ Technology to chemically modify drugs and late stage compounds to create New Chemical Entities (NCEs) with improved bioavailability and tissue distribution profiles.

logo January 7, 2008: The Dana Organization Progress Report

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropy with principal interests in brain science, immunology, and arts education. Charles A. Dana, a New York State legislator, industrialist and philanthropist, was president of the Dana Foundation from 1950 to 1966 and actively shaped its programs and principles until his death in 1975. Dana.org serves as a gateway to brain information about the brain and current brain research, as well as links to validated sites related to more than 25 brain disorders. Fairman Studios is currently assisting the Dana Foundation by illustrating the Dana Foundation’s Annual Progress Report of the previous year’s advancements in Brain Research. Dana Press publishes books and news on health and popular science for the general reader and comments on recent books and news on its blog. It also publishes Cerebrum, an online journal of opinion with articles and book reviews exploring the impact of brain research on daily life and society. Other publications, distributed free, are for general readers, BrainWork, a bi-monthly newsletter, three periodicals reprinting news articles about the brain, immunology, and arts education, and several special publications for students and educators in those fields, as well as the Dana Foundation annual report and other materials from the foundation and the Dana Alliance.

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January 4, 2008: HSS NYOTS LogoA new logo is in development at our studio: The Hospital for Special Surgery’s Orthopaedic Trauma Service is preparing to launch a new website and is in need of creating a new logo for the website and other electronic and print materials. OTS is also making a slight name change from the “Orthopaedic Trauma Service” to the “New York Orthopaedic Trauma Service”. Their branding will match this change by updating the look of their logo. Fairman Studios is currently assisting in this endeavor.
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January 2, 2008: Egg Design and Fairman Studios collaborate on Philips Lifeline projectEgg Design and Fairman Studios collaborate on Philips Lifeline users manual for their CarePartner Basic Unit. Illustrations are being created for the Philips Lifeline users manual. Philips’ Lifeline personal medical alert service and equipment options make it easy to select the safety and convenience features that work best for you and your family. Lifeline’s advanced technology is ours alone, and every piece of equipment is assembled and tested by Lifeline here in the U.S. Philips is the creator of this basic speakerphone unit that works with the Lifeline Personal Help Button to provide protection to subscribers. The basic unit easily connects to any regular telephone.
logo December 31, 2007: WHAT A YEAR!!!

Happy New Year and thanks again for another very successful year!! Fairman Studios is currently 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 2007, and 2008 is already geared up to be another year filled with many interesting and exciting projects. More to come on our 2008 page, also being updated.

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logo December 3, 2007 – January 5, 2008: 6th Annual IC Members Exhibition at the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA, 2007

Jennifer’s work entitled The Genetic Journey, Following DNA from Cell to Societywill be featured in the 6th Annual IC Members Exhibition at the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA, located in the First Floor Gallery, 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22209. The show will run December 3, 2007 – January 5, 2008. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, December 6, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.The works in this exhibition will then be extended to Montgomery College – located at the CAT Gallery: Communication Arts Technologies Department 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville MD 20850. This second show will run January 14 – February 22, 2008. An artist’s reception will be held February 13, 2008, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

logo November 26, 2007: Alnylam Primer

Fairman Studios is currently assisting Alnylam in updating its well-known RNAi Primer. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, a leader in RNAi therapeutics, is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics based on a breakthrough in biology known as RNA interference, or RNAi; a discovery that enables the creation of a broad new class of human therapeutics. Using RNAi, Alnylam has built a product engine to develop a deep pipeline of drug products to treat a wide array of important diseases.

logo November 24, 2007: Science Agora, Tokyo, Japan, 2007

Jennifer’s works entitled The Genetic Journey, Following DNA from Cell to Society and The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Lateral Gastrectomy and Duodenal Switch was featured in Tokyo, Japan at Science Agora a science communication conference hosted within the Toyko Academic Park. This year marks the 2nd year of the event co-organized by Japan Science and Technology Agency and Science Council of Japan. Researchers from all over the world will discuss, exchange and send the science information together at Talk Sessions. Students living in Tokyo International Exchange Center, researchers of AIST Tokyo Waterfront and science communicators of National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) will talk about communication of science research which is now a world shared culture. This event and exhibition was held in assocation with the following institutions: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Zenkoku Cyugakko Rika Kyoiku Kenkyukai, National Institutes of National Sciences, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Museum of Nature and Science, Riken, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), British Council Japan, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

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November 22: Happy Anniversary, Fairman Studios!

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logo November 22, 2007: 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: Randomized Clinical Trial Completely Displaced Supracondylar Humeral Fractures in Children. A Lateral Entry Compared with Medial and Lateral Entry Pin Fixation
BY Travis Matheney and Ben M. Lee Hedequist, Lawrence Karlin, Young-Jo Kim, Martha M. Murray, Michael B. Millis, John B. Emans, Laura Dichtel, Mininder S. Kocher, James R. Kasser, Peter M. Waters, Donald Bae, Brian D. Snyder, M. Timothy Hresko, Daniel, Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Background: Closed reduction and percutaneous pin fixation is the treatment of choice for completely displaced (type-III) extension supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children, although controversy persists regarding the op- timal pin-fixation technique. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of lateral entry pin fixation with that of medial and lateral entry pin fixation for the operative treatment of completely displaced extension supracondy- lar fractures of the humerus in children.

logo November 20, 2007: 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 others‹local and national, large and small.

logo November 13, 2004: Illustration to be published for Massachusetts General Hospital Gillette Center for Women’s Cancers

Fairman Studios is currently creating new breast anatomy illustrations Karleen R. Habin, RN, BCCS, MPHC at the Massachusetts General Hospital Gillette Center for Women’s Cancers. Habin has more than 25 years of extensive nursing experience ranging from critical care to ambulatory nursing administration in women’s health. She holds nominated positions to the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC), the Cancer and Leukemia Group B Data Safety Monitoring Board and the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT). Several studies published by Habin focus on cancer survivorship and symptom management. She recently co-authored an article in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing that examines the side effects of aromatase inhibitors. Habin also is co-investigator on several ongoing clinical trials, and she serves as the Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Resource Guide Project of Massachusetts.

logo November 12, 2007: d2Creative and Fairman Studios Collaborate

Fairman Studios is currently collaborating with D2 Creative, providing illustration services to educational modules currently in production. D2 Creative is an integrated communications agency comprised of accomplished artists, writers, producers, directors, designers, educators, strategists, and technologists. We provide Sales & Marketing and Training & Education solutions for global leaders in healthcare, technology, consumer products, financial services, and the entertainment industry.

logo November 8, 2007: 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: Glenohumeral Arthritis. Two to Fifteen-Year Outcomes :: Humeral Hemiarthroplasty with Biologic Resurfacing of the Glenoid
BY Sumant G. Krishnan, Robert J. Nowinski, Donnis Harrison and Wayne Z. Burkhead
Investigation performed at the Shoulder and Elbow Service, The Carrell Clinic, Dallas, Texas

Background: Biologic glenoid resurfacing was developed in 1988 as an alternative to total shoulder arthroplasty in selected (usually younger) patients with primary, posttraumatic, or postreconstructive glenohumeral arthritis. A vari- ety of biologic surfaces, including anterior capsule, autogenous fascia lata, and Achilles tendon allograft, have been combined with a humeral hemiarthroplasty.

logo November 8, 2007: Illustrations created for Kyphon Technique Guide

More illustrations are created for Kyphon’s Balloon Kyphoplasty Technique Guide, with the aid of Fairman Studios expertise. Balloon kyphoplasty has been shown to benefit patients with osteoporotic or cancer-induced VCF. Pain, functional and radiographic outcomes of care have been shown to be statistically superior to conventional non-surgical management. The procedure has been shown to significantly improve patient quality of life and ability to perform activities of daily living, as well as reduce the number of days lost to bedrest. Balloon kyphoplasty is a percutaneous procedure that can be performed inpatient or outpatient with little or no postoperative rehabilitation necessary. Patient satisfaction with the technique is excellent with little, if any, procedural discomfort. Balloon kyphoplasty has an excellent safety profile, with most studies demonstrating a very low rate of procedure-related adverse events. As of June 30, 2007 approximately 340,000 patients and 400,000 spinal fractures worldwide have been treated with balloon kyphoplasty.

logo November 8, 2007: 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: Encountered During Repair. A Cadaveric Study The Proximal Origin of the Hamstrings and Surrounding Anatomy
BY Suzanne L. Miller, Julie Gill and Gavin R. Webb
Investigation Investigation performed at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Background: Avulsion of the proximal origin of the hamstrings has become a more frequently recognized athletic in- jury. Most orthopaedic surgeons rarely operate in this anatomic area. The purpose of the present study was to define the anatomy of the proximal origin of the hamstrings and its relationship to neurovascular and muscular structures encountered during a repair of a complete avulsion.

logo November 1, 2007: CRU Website is launched

Fairman Studios is proud to announce that the newly designed CRU website has been launched. The Center for Reconstructive Urology provides tertiary care to patients who require referral for diseases of the urethra and male external genitalia. All services are provided at the UC Irvine Medical Center. However, The Center For Reconstructive Urology is a professional practice separate and independent from the UCI Medical Center and Medical Group. The Center for Reconstructive Urology is dedicated to the treatment of disorders of the male urethra and externeal genitalia. Disorders treated at the Center for Reconstructive Urology include urethral strictures, hypospadias, Peyronie’s Disease, and erectile dysfunction.

logo October 23, 2007: UCompare Healthcare renews its need for didactic patient education illustration on About.com. UComparehealthCare (UCHC) helps people make better decisions about their healthcare choices. Their free reports help patients find, research and compare hospitals, nursing homes and doctors. They also provide products and services for businesses, insurers, healthcare providers and hospitals. UCHC provides dynamic Web-based interactive tools to consumers, businesses, insurers, healthcare providers, and hospitals allowing them to measure the quality of healthcare services available. It is not their goal to “rate” or “grade” physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes. Instead, we allow the user to select information based on personal and specific interests, then we present the data in a visually descriptive manner through annotated charts and graphs for ease of interpretation. Fairman Studios has added to their Decision Assistant tool by providing medical illustrations that guide patients within various disease areas. The Decision Assistant lists descriptions of selected medical conditions and procedures, and related healthcare quality measures, pertaining to the nervous system. A patient can learn about each condition and procedure and the measures available to compare hospital quality for each by clicking on that term. Patients can find out how hospitals they may be considering perform for these measures in the UCHC Hospital Comparison Reports. The quality measures described include Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), which reflect the quality of care given for a given procedure or condition in each hospital, and Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), which take into account adverse events that patients experience as a result of treatment for any condition at the given hospital.
logo October 16, 2007: Species in Space

What do fruit flies, mice, ants, monkeys, and a dog named Laika have in common? They were all first to go into space before human beings. Before humans actually went into space, one of the prevailing theories of the perils of space flight was that humans might not be able to survive long periods of weightlessness. For several years, there had been a serious debate among scientists about the effects of prolonged weightlessness. American and Russian scientists utilized animals – mainly monkeys, chimps and dogs – in order to test each country’s ability to launch a living organism into space and bring it back alive and unharmed. To commemmorate these brave animals, medical illustrators from the Department of Art as Applied to Medcine illustrated a poster depicting many of these first space explorers. This poster will be on board a February 14th, 2008 launch where it will be stamped and brought back to earth as a memorial for all those species who explored space before man.

logo October 13, 2007: Illustrations created for Orthopaedic Surgery book chapter on Osteochondral Allografts in conjuction with Hospital for Special Surgery

With the inability of articular cartilage to heal even the smallest defect, treatment of articular cartilage injury in the young, active patient remains a challenge. These lesions demonstrate limited healing potential, with full thickness cartilage lesions healing with both type I and II cartilage, and lower than normal concentrations of proteoglycans. The formation of structurally inferior fibrocartilage leads to premature irregularities of the joint surface over time, meniscal tears, and eventually, degenerative arthritis. Many treatment methods are available to treat focal cartilage defects, including lavage, microfracture, autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), mosiacplasty, and osteochondral allograft transplantation. Osteochondral allografts have the advantage of providing a structurally mature articular cartilage matrix with viable chondrocytes. Osteochondral allografts also have no size limitations, no host donor site morbidity, and can be used to restore joint congruity in the absence of subchondral bone. The surgical technique is demanding, but offers promising clinical results. These procedures are being illustrated by Fairman Studios.

logo October 4, 2007: Medical Illustration: The Art of Communicating Science presented at MICA

3pm Brown 320: The JHU Medical Illustration program brought to the Maryland Institute of Art campus Jennifer Fairman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at John Hopkins University, School of Medicine. This program was a tremendous success! More than 78 students attended this session to learn about how art meets science in this fascinating career path. Jennifer Fairman gave a detailed talk about her process of becoming a medical illustrator and how she pursued science and art while an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland at College Park. Jennifer’s talk revealed the many areas where medical illustration is utilized from “web sites, annual reports, surgical and science textbooks, advertisements, medical journals, anatomical charts, and patient education materials.” Students who are interested to learn more about this career path, can stop by career development at 1210 Mount Royal for program information sheets. This wonderful program was organized by Julie LeSuer.

logo October 3, 2007: 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: Modified Bilhaut-Cloquet Procedure for Wassel Type-II and III Polydactyly of the Thumb
By Goo Hyun Baek, MD, Hyun Sik Gong, MD, Moon Sang Chung, MD, Joo Han Oh, MD, Young Ho Lee, MD, and Sang Ki Lee, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Background: The Bilhaut-Cloquet operation is a combined surgical procedure for the treatment of a symmetric bifid thumb. Although this procedure can obtain a normal-sized thumb with a stable interphalangeal joint, it has limita- tions, such as the technical difficulty of combining all segments of a duplicated thumb, possible later physeal growth arrest, joint stiffness, and nail-plate deformity. We reviewed the results of our modification of this procedure for the treatment of Wassel type-II and III polydactyly of the thumb.

logo October 1, 2007: Fairman Studios collaborates with EuroRSCG on Atropen®

Fairman Studios is working with EuroRSCG to illustrate an educational clinical poster about the use of Atropen. ATROPINE (Atropen®) auto-injection can help treat many emergency conditions. For example, administration of atropine can help treat certain symptoms (such as low heart rate, breathing problems, excess saliva) related to insecticide, nerve gas or mushroom poisoning. Generic atropine auto-injections are available for adults; however, the generic form of the auto-injector for children is not yet available.

logo October 1, 2007: Orthopaedic Illustrations being completed for Sean Nork

Dr. Sean Nork is an orthopaedic traumatologists who specializes in nonunions and malunions. Fairman Studios is assisting Dr. Nork in developing illustrations for an upcoming paper on a surgical approach around the ankle joint. Nork is a UW associate professors of orthopaedics and sports medicine and have vast experience in the area, treating hundreds of these types of cases each year. According to the physicians, fractured fragments may not heal correctly for a variety of reasons and may cause a nonunion. If union occurs in a displaced location (malunion), chronic medical issues may result due to bone length inequality among other problems. If the fracture heals in a good location, the patient may have few symptoms as a result.

logo October 2007: Genetic Journey Honored in the NSF International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

Some of science’s most powerful statements are not made in words. From the diagrams of Leonardo to Hooke’s microscopic bestiary, the beaks of Darwin’s finches, Rosalind Franklin’s x-rays or the latest photographic marvels retrieved from the remotest galactic outback, visualization of research has a long and literally illustrious history. To illustrate is, etymologically and actually, to enlighten. To the general public, whose support sustains the global research enterprise, these and scores of other indispensable concepts exist chiefly as images. They become part of the essential iconic lexicon. And they serve as a source of excitement and motivation for the next generation of researchers. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the journal Science created the Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge to celebrate that grand tradition-and to encourage its continued growth. In a world where science literacy is dismayingly rare, illustrations provide the most immediate and influential connection between scientists and other citizens, and the best hope for nurturing popular interest. Judges appointed by the NSF and Science selected winners in each of five categories: photographs, illustrations, informational graphics, interactive media and non-interactive media. In the Information Graphics Category the spread entitled The Genetic Journey: Following DNA form Cell to Society was awarded a Semifinalist Honor in the 2007 NSF International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. This competition recognizes outstanding achievements by scientists, engineers, visualization specialists, and artists who are innovators in the use of visual media to promote understandingof research results and scientific phenomena.

logo September, 2007: Ultra-organized Cell Systems (Microquests)

Ultra-organized Cell Systems (Microquests) by Rebecca L. Johnson, Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer Fairman will be out in stores in September of 2007. This title, all about plant cells and botany, is the first of 5 books in this series, published by Lerner Publishing Group. Lerner Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis since its founding in 1959, is one of the nation’s largest independently owned children’s book publishers offering top-quality nonfiction and fiction books for grades K-12.

logo September, 2007: Mighty Animal Cells (Microquests)

Mighty Animal Cells (Microquests) by Rebecca L. Johnson, Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer Fairman will be out in stores in September of 2007. This title, all about plant cells and botany, is the second of 5 books in this series, published by Lerner Publishing Group. Lerner Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis since its founding in 1959, is one of the nation’s largest independently owned children’s book publishers offering top-quality nonfiction and fiction books for grades K-12.

logo September, 2007: Powerful Plant Cells (Microquests)

Powerful Plant Cells (Microquests) by Rebecca L. Johnson, Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer Fairman will be out in stores in September of 2007. This title, all about plant cells and botany, is the third of 5 books in this series, published by Lerner Publishing Group. Lerner Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis since its founding in 1959, is one of the nation’s largest independently owned children’s book publishers offering top-quality nonfiction and fiction books for grades K-12.

logo September, 2007: Amazing DNA (Microquests)

Amazing DNA (Microquests) by Rebecca L. Johnson, Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer Fairman will be out in stores in September of 2007. This title, all about plant cells and botany, is the fourth of 5 books in this series, published by Lerner Publishing Group. Lerner Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis since its founding in 1959, is one of the nation’s largest independently owned children’s book publishers offering top-quality nonfiction and fiction books for grades K-12.

logo September, 2007: Daring Cell Defenders (Microquests)

Daring Cell Defenders (Microquests) by Rebecca L. Johnson, Jack Desrocher, and Jennifer Fairman will be out in stores in September of 2007. This title, all about plant cells and botany, is the fifth of 5 books in this series, published by Lerner Publishing Group. Lerner Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis since its founding in 1959, is one of the nation’s largest independently owned children’s book publishers offering top-quality nonfiction and fiction books for grades K-12.

logo August 6, 2007: ‘Natural orifice’ surgery has tongues wagging

Lynn Masterson had her gallbladder removed through her mouth, a promising technique for patients who can’t tolerate an abdominal incision. Surgeon Lee Swanstrom of the Oregon Clinic removed Lynn Masterson’s gallbladder through her mouth. For Masterson and others in his first group of patients, Swanstrom also made two tiny incisions in her abdomen through which he could monitor what was going on. The goal, though, is surgery with no abdominal incisions. This article was illustrated for USA Today by Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Art as Applied to Medicine.

logo July 19, 2007: Association of Medical Illustrators Fellow Convocation

On July 19, 2007 at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Bozeman, MT, Jennifer Fairman was inducted into the Fellows of the Association of Medical Illustrators. The designation of Fellow is a formal and public recognition of those AMI members who have generously contributed considerable time and effort to the Association in volunteer participation and service. The purpose of the AMI’s Fellowship Program is to encourage such volunteer participation in activities of the association. Inceased member participation results in a greater exchange of ideas and information which ultimately benefits the entire membership. Involvement and leadership in the AMI activities, events, duties and services guarantees that the AMI will continue to be a vital and growing professional assocaition.

logo July 19, 2007: Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Excellence

At the 62nd Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Bozeman, MT, an Award of Excellence in the Instructional Tone category was awarded for Biliopancreatic Diversion with Lateral Gastrectomy and Duodenal Switch from the Hunter Atlas for Minimally Invasive Surgery.

logo July 19, 2007: Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Excellence

At the 62nd Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Bozeman, MT, an Award of Excellence in the Editorial category was awarded for The Genetic Journey: Following DNA form Cell to Society. The piece is featured in the Spring 2007 issue of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Magazine.

logo July 2007: Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI elected to the Johns Hopkins SOM Medical School Council

In order to provide a mechanism for the Faculty, Fellows and Students of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to participate more effectively in the deliberations and governance of the Institution, the President of the Johns Hopkins University established THE COUNCIL OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL. Jennifer Fairman was recently elected to serve on the council as Represntative to the Department of Art s Applied to Medicine. In addition, Jennifer was also promoted to Assistant Professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine.

logo July 18 – 22, 2007: Montana AMI Meeting

The Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting will be held in Bozeman, Montana this year.Business Mini-Sessions
When: Thursday July 19, 2007
Jennifer Fairman will be giving an introduction to the features and functions of FileMaker Pro as a time and sanity-saving business tool that can easily organize vital data that is often easy to lose such as client contact information, job information and illustration archiving. Jennifer will demonstrate why and how FileMaker can help a small illustration studio business owner can get more organized with computer-aided demonstration. Topics covered will include how to set up a basic database, and database types/features including client /contact management systems, job management, and building a database to archive stock artwork for easy reteival. Other organizational tips will be addressed such as how to make sure all files, both digital and paper are easy to find using job numbers, archive numbers, file-naming conventions etc.

Getting Organized with FileMakerPro – Techniques Showcase
When: Friday July 20, 2007
Jennifer Fairman will be giving an introduction to the features and functions of FileMaker Pro as a time and sanity-saving business tool that can easily organize vital data that is often easy to lose such as client contact information, job information and illustration archiving. Jennifer will demonstrate why and how FileMaker can help a small illustration studio business owner can get more organized with computer-aided demonstration. Topics covered will include how to set up a basic database, and database types/features including client /contact management systems, job management, and building a database to archive stock artwork for easy reteival. Other organizational tips will be addressed such as how to make sure all files, both digital and paper are easy to find using job numbers, archive numbers, file-naming conventions etc.

Futures Forum
When: Saturday July 21, 2007
Are we facing critical changes that will redefine our profession in the future? Join us to continue the exciting dialogue begun at last year’s popular Futures Forum – with a new twist. Our panel members represent Medical Illustration 2.0 – the next generation of comers who have the most to gain by understanding what’s next and being prepared. Our panelists will kick-off the Forum with their perspectives on where we might find land while sailing the uncharted waters of our changing world. Topics include the impact of new technologies, our place in the biocommunication food-chain, the threat of foreign competition, issues about intellectual property access, and much more. Panelists are: Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI; Graham Johnson, CMI; David Rosenberg, CMI, Joan Tycko, CMI; and Nick Wolridge, BSc.BMC, MSc.

Vesalius Scholars – Plenary Session
When: Saturday July 21, 2007
Be sure to stop by the Vesalius Scholars Session – Every year the Vesalius Trust hosts a concurrent session where a selection of scholarship recipients agree to participate and present their thesis and research at the AMI Annual meeting. Between 4-5 speakers present and each presentation lasts approximately 15 minutes long. Attendees are given the opportunity to also ask questions of the presenters.

logo July 15 – 21, 2007: Montana GNSI Meeting

The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Meeting will be held in Bozeman, Montana this year.Getting Organized with FileMakerPro – Plenary Session
When: Tuesday July 17, 2007
Jennifer Fairman will be giving an introduction to the features and functions of FileMaker Pro as a time and sanity-saving business tool that can easily organize vital data that is often easy to lose such as client contact information, job information and illustration archiving. Jennifer will demonstrate why and how FileMaker can help a small illustration studio business owner can get more organized with computer-aided demonstration. Topics covered will include how to set up a basic database, and database types/features including client /contact management systems, job management, and building a database to archive stock artwork for easy reteival. Other organizational tips will be addressed such as how to make sure all files, both digital and paper are easy to find using job numbers, archive numbers, file-naming conventions etc.

Business Round-Table
When: Tuesday July 17, 2007
Jennifer Fairman will be participating with a panel of highly experienced freelance illustrators to answer questions about business operations, client relationships, juggling business and family life, business ethics and more.

logo Month Day, 2007: AUA_Art

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logo Month Day, 2007: Lilly_BreastSlide

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logo Month Day, 2007: MGH_Biopsy_BreastSelfExam

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logo Month Day, 2007: AUA_DiduschWomen

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logo Month Day, 2007: Neuroscience_Brains

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logo Month Day, 2007: A&G_BreastMoa

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logo Month Day, 2007: RCRU RheumHand

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logo Month Day, 2007: CATC Stroke

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logo Month Day, 2007: MasiusNY LungMtSinai

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logo Month Day, 2007: B&M RunningMan

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logo November 8, 2007: 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: Results of Vascularized Rib Grafts in Complex Spinal Reconstruction
BY Shin
Investigation Investigation performed at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Background: Avulsion of the proximal origin of the hamstrings has become a more frequently recognized athletic in- jury. Most orthopaedic surgeons rarely operate in this anatomic area. The purpose of the present study was to define the anatomy of the proximal origin of the hamstrings and its relationship to neurovascular and muscular structures encountered during a repair of a complete avulsion.

logo Month Day, 2007: Alnylam Apoeps

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logo Month Day, 2007: KSEA MisraSpine

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logo Month Day, 2007: Dowden CPReuse

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logo Month Day, 2007: Dowden CSBC

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logo Month Day, 2007: HurdStudios Immunology

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logo Month Day, 2007: NEMedical HALs

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logo November 8, 2007: 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: Encountered During Repair. A Cadaveric Study The Proximal Origin of the Hamstrings and Surrounding Anatomy
BY Hogan
Investigation Investigation performed at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Background: Avulsion of the proximal origin of the hamstrings has become a more frequently recognized athletic in- jury. Most orthopaedic surgeons rarely operate in this anatomic area. The purpose of the present study was to define the anatomy of the proximal origin of the hamstrings and its relationship to neurovascular and muscular structures encountered during a repair of a complete avulsion.

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Month Day, 2007: Bussaloti BVGH

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logo Month Day, 2007: Tighe

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logo Month Day, 2007: Lahey Clinic Endonasal

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logo Month Day, 2007: Abelson Taylor Heart

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logo Month Day, 2007: CRU GelmanWeb

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logo Month Day, 2007: Lahey HeartFib

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logo November 8, 2007: 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: Mechanical Distraction for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stiffness of the Elbow in Children And Adolescents
BY Mader
Investigation Investigation performed at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Background: Avulsion of the proximal origin of the hamstrings has become a more frequently recognized athletic in- jury. Most orthopaedic surgeons rarely operate in this anatomic area. The purpose of the present study was to define the anatomy of the proximal origin of the hamstrings and its relationship to neurovascular and muscular structures encountered during a repair of a complete avulsion.

logo Month Day, 2007: KSEA Romo

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logo May 3, 2007: Illustrations created for Kyphon FAD Guide

More illustrations are created for Kyphon’s Balloon Kyphoplasty FAD Guide, with the aid of Fairman Studios expertise. Balloon kyphoplasty has been shown to benefit patients with osteoporotic or cancer-induced VCF. Pain, functional and radiographic outcomes of care have been shown to be statistically superior to conventional non-surgical management. The procedure has been shown to significantly improve patient quality of life and ability to perform activities of daily living, as well as reduce the number of days lost to bedrest. Balloon kyphoplasty is a percutaneous procedure that can be performed inpatient or outpatient with little or no postoperative rehabilitation necessary. Patient satisfaction with the technique is excellent with little, if any, procedural discomfort. Balloon kyphoplasty has an excellent safety profile, with most studies demonstrating a very low rate of procedure-related adverse events. As of June 30, 2007 approximately 340,000 patients and 400,000 spinal fractures worldwide have been treated with balloon kyphoplasty.

logo Month Day, 2007: Asthmatx Alair

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logo Month Day, 2007: LWW Scaggs

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logo Month Day, 2007: CottageHealth

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logo Month Day, 2007: StellarHealthSystems

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logo Month Day, 2007: HSS Brockmeier

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logo Month Day, 2007: Dowden JFPMarch07

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logo November 8, 2007: 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: Encountered During Repair. A Cadaveric Study The Proximal Origin of the Hamstrings and Surrounding Anatomy
BY Panagopolous
Investigation Investigation performed at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Background: Avulsion of the proximal origin of the hamstrings has become a more frequently recognized athletic in- jury. Most orthopaedic surgeons rarely operate in this anatomic area. The purpose of the present study was to define the anatomy of the proximal origin of the hamstrings and its relationship to neurovascular and muscular structures encountered during a repair of a complete avulsion.

logo Month Day, 2007: HSS HipAnatomy

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logo Month Day, 2007: MGH HabinRyan

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logo Month Day, 2007: AgencyRx BreastCancer

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logo Month Day, 2007: Abbott Intestine

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logo Month Day, 2007: Astellas (AT) and Amevive

Amevive mechanism illustrations were created for Astellas to bring value to educating it’s patient audience. Amevive was the first biologic approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. AMEVIVE is a prescription medication that is injected by your doctor (15 mg IM, into the muscle) once a week for a total of 12 doses.

logo Month Day, 2007: Zinman CD

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logo Month Day, 2007: Broad Science Day

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logo Month Day, 2007: Daiichi-Sankyo

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logo Month Day, 2007: Asthmatx Device

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logo Month Day, 2007: ACR MetabolicMyopathies

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logo Month Day, 2007: BW Wilcox RSP

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logo November 8, 2007: 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: Encountered During Repair. A Cadaveric Study The Proximal Origin of the Hamstrings and Surrounding Anatomy
BY Sarmiento
Investigation Investigation performed at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Background: Avulsion of the proximal origin of the hamstrings has become a more frequently recognized athletic in- jury. Most orthopaedic surgeons rarely operate in this anatomic area. The purpose of the present study was to define the anatomy of the proximal origin of the hamstrings and its relationship to neurovascular and muscular structures encountered during a repair of a complete avulsion.

logo Month Day, 2007: Abelson Taylor AIDS

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logo Month Day, 2007: IU KiviatDrawings

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logo Month Day, 2007: AUA Webbuttons

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logo Month Day, 2007: BurtonSyndicate Devon

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logo Month Day, 2007: GLSC

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logo Month Day, 2007: Stryker Audobon

Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for Stryker explaining several types of spinal procedures for patient education. Stryker Spine began internationally in the late 1980’s as Dimso Corporation, Bordeaux, France. Since introduced to the US market in 1996 it has rapidly become a major participant in the Spinal Implant market. One of the newest divisions within Stryker Corporation, Stryker Spine develops, manufactures, and sells a full range of spinal implants for spinal surgeries in sixty four key markets around the world. Stryker Spine works closely with its sister divisions; Orthobiologics, Pain Management, Orthopaedics, and Instruments as examples, to bring a comprehensive set of solutions to their surgeon customers.

logo Month Day, 2007: AUA Conrad

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logo Month Day, 2007: NHLBIWestat

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logo Month Day, 2007: BWH Ryou

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logo Month Day, 2007: GHC Roche

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logo July 29 2007: Chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral artery disease – Cover Art for August JAAPA issue The August issue of JAAPA will feature an article on Chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral artery disease, illustrated on the cover. CVI and PAD: A review of venous and arterial disease: Two prevalent vascular conditions affecting many Americans are chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). These diseases are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and they may indicate the presence of other serious vascular conditions. People with CVI and PAD experience a decreased quality of life due to pain and disability. These conditions often result in a loss of the ability to perform activities of daily living. CVI and PAD have different mechanisms of action. Clinicians should understand this and be familiar with the signs and symptoms of each condition. A thorough history and physical examination will give clues as to whether the patient’s problem is of venous or arterial nature. For each condition, both medical and surgical treatment options are available. Patients also can make important lifestyle modifications that will slow disease progression. Underdiagnosis in primary care can be a barrier to secondary prevention, which is known to decrease morbidity and mortality; clinicians need to be aware of these conditions and be able to identify those patients at risk.
logo Month Day, 2007: Asthmatx IFU

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logo Month Day, 2007: Lahey Elbow

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logo Month Day, 2007: Asthmatx Bronchii

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logo Month Day, 2007: SurfaceLogix

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logo Month Day, 2007: UMB Magazine

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logo Month Day, 2007: LibertySCfish ZapThink-Materials

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logo Month Day, 2007: KSEA Boedeker

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logo Month Day, 2007: HodgePic AccessClosure

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logo Month Day, 2007: Apologia

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logo November 8, 2007: 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: Encountered During Repair. A Cadaveric Study The Proximal Origin of the Hamstrings and Surrounding Anatomy
BY Voos
Investigation Investigation performed at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Background: Avulsion of the proximal origin of the hamstrings has become a more frequently recognized athletic in- jury. Most orthopaedic surgeons rarely operate in this anatomic area. The purpose of the present study was to define the anatomy of the proximal origin of the hamstrings and its relationship to neurovascular and muscular structures encountered during a repair of a complete avulsion.

logo Month Day, 2007: Homthumb VikingBear

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logo Month Day, 2007: Alnylam RegulusMiRNA

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logo Month Day, 2007: Woodbolt Hormones

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logo Month Day, 2007: DriveMed

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logo Month Day, 2007: KSEA 1SpineTM

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logo Month Day, 2007: SpaceMed LLC

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logo Month Day, 2007: MGHBrains

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logo Month Day, 2007: MelcherMedia

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logo Month Day, 2007: HartcourtCell

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logo Month Day, 2007: Blakeslee Dental

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logo Month Day, 2007: HHP Women’sHealth

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logo Month Day, 2007: Krebs Puffin

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logo Month Day, 2007: Asthmatx

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logo November 8, 2007: 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: Encountered During Repair. A Cadaveric Study The Proximal Origin of the Hamstrings and Surrounding Anatomy
BY Baums
Investigation Investigation performed at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Background: Avulsion of the proximal origin of the hamstrings has become a more frequently recognized athletic in- jury. Most orthopaedic surgeons rarely operate in this anatomic area. The purpose of the present study was to define the anatomy of the proximal origin of the hamstrings and its relationship to neurovascular and muscular structures encountered during a repair of a complete avulsion.

logo November 8, 2007: 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: ARTHRODESIS OF THE KNEE WITH A LONG INTRAMEDULLARY NAIL FOLLOWING THE FAILURE OF A TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY AS THE RESULT OF INFECTION
BY Bargiotas
Investigation Investigation performed at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Background: Avulsion of the proximal origin of the hamstrings has become a more frequently recognized athletic in- jury. Most orthopaedic surgeons rarely operate in this anatomic area. The purpose of the present study was to define the anatomy of the proximal origin of the hamstrings and its relationship to neurovascular and muscular structures encountered during a repair of a complete avulsion.

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logo March 28, 2007: Medical Illustration: The Art of Communicating Science presented at University of Maryland Scholars Session

Jennifer Fairman presented to the University of Maryland Scholars Life Sciences Program Medical Illustration: The Art of Communicating Science. Students who attended this session learned about how art meets science in this fascinating career path. Jennifer Fairman gave a detailed talk about her process of becoming a medical illustrator and how she pursued science and art while an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland at College Park. Jennifer’s talk revealed the many areas where medical illustration is utilized from “web sites, annual reports, surgical and science textbooks, advertisements, medical journals, anatomical charts, and patient education materials.”

logo March 27, 2007: DC Regional GNSI Meeting

DC Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Meeting will be held at the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine.Stay tuned for more details

logo February 28, 2007: Brigham and Women’s Gastroenterology Division Surgical Illustration

Illustrations are being created of a distal pancreatectomy using an endoscopic stapling device which is introduced transvaginally. A flexible endoscope provides traction/visual support that would be introduced trans-colonically.

logo February 27, 2007: Cottage Health

Cottage Health Heart requested heart illustrations for publication. These illustrations will depict a cross section of the heart clarifying the pathology of a patent foramen ovale.

logo February 27, 2007: Tighe Publishing Services

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logo February 26 2007: 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: Transosseous Suture Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures
BY Panayiotis Dimakopoulos, Andreas Panagopoulis
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logo February 18, 2007: Stellar Healthcare Systems

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logo February 5, 2007: Drive Med and Eli Lilly

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logo February 1, 2007: NIBR Program Book

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logo January 31, 2007: Asthmatx

Asthmatx Inc. designs, develops and manufactures catheter based medical devices incorporating thermal energy for a variety of indications. Asthmatx has developed the Alair® System, which consists of a single-use device and a controller that delivers radiofrequency energy during an investigative outpatient bronchoscopic procedure known as Bronchial Thermoplasty. The Alair® System provides a different investigational treatment approach for severe asthma that uses radiofrequency energy to apply controlled heat to the airway wall to reduce the amount of airway smooth muscle and restrict its ability to narrow the airway. Bronchial Thermoplasty has been shown to reduce the narrowing of airway passages in response to bronchoconstrictors, and may potentially improve asthma symptoms in patients with this condition. Asthmatx is currently conducting a pivotal study investigation to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Alair® System for the treatment of severe asthma. Fairman Studios has created illustrations for Asthmatx to show this process.

logo January 31, 2007: Giraffes, Elephants and Snakes!

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logo January 31, 2007: American College of Rhuematology commisions illustrations for patient education fact-sheets

The American College of Rheumatology is an organization of physicians, health professionals, and scientists that advances rheumatology through programs of education, research, and advocacy that foster excellence in the care of people with arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.Supplemented with medical art created by Fairman Studios, the ACR and ARHP have prepared information for patients about 22 rheumatic diseases, about the caregivers who treat patients with arthritis, and about several common medications used to treat rheumatic diseases.

logo January 22, 2007: Brigham and Women’s Orthopaedic Surgical Illustration

Reverse total shoulder illustrations are in development to be published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy. This surgery was developed in Europe in the 1980s. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States in 2004. Reverse total shoulder replacement is used for people who have completely torn rotator cuffs and the effects of severe arthritis (cuff tear arthropathy) or had a previous shoulder replacement that failed (see Figure 5) This article and the illustrations will describe the post-surgical effects and management of therapy.

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Illustrations in development – Project description to come.

logo January 2, 2007: Space Medicine

A new company called Space Medicine Associates has just had its “launch, and Fairman Studios was selected to create its logo. The mission of Space Medicine Associates is to provide multidisciplinary space medicine and bioastronautics consultation, training and oversight in support of all aspects of off-world travel. Serving both the commercial launch industry and the personal space traveler, SMA endeavors to safely open human spaceflight to as many individuals as possible.

logo January 1, 2007: Liberty Science Center

The Libert Science Center, while undergoing renovations, is currently developing a Hudson Bay Exhibit where 25 commisioned fish paintings created by Fairman Studios will be displayed in a permanent format. The Liberty Science Center is the most visited museum in New Jersey and one of the most intensively used in the country. Since opening in 1993, the museum has introduced nearly nine million people to the wonder and awe of hands-on science discovery. Distinctive experiences, Like the Hudson Bay exhibit, engage, educate and inspire and we support economic growth in the region by connecting with businesses, working with planning authorities, and helping to prepare the workforce that industry needs.

2006

logo December 8 2006: 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: Results of Vascularized Rib Grafts in Complex Spinal Reconstruction
BY Jessica Wilden, MD; Steven Moran, M.D.; Mark B Dekutoski, M.D.; Allen T Bishop, M.D.; Alexander Y. Shin, M.D., Investigation performed at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Background: The application of vascularized rib grafts in spine surgery has been limited to the treatment of kyphosis with anterior placement of the rib graft to facilitate anterior spine arthrodesis. The outcomes following use of vascularized rib grafts in complex spinal reconstruction have not been adequately evaluated. The purpose of this study was to determine the results, including the time to osseous union and complications, following anterior or posterior placement of pedicled vascularized rib grafts for complex spinal reconstruction.

logo December 5 2006: Fairman Studios creates anatomical toy prototype for Becker and Mayer! Inc. Fairman Studios created an illustration to help design a prototype anatomical and educational toy which models the human muscular anatomy. The toy is currently in review for design and implementation in yet another Becker and Mayer! Inc. children’s book production covering the muscular system.
logo December 2 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates textbook illustrations for Apologia Fairman Studios is be creating several highschool-level cellular and biological illustrations for one of Apologia’s publications.
logo December 1 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates spine procedural illustrations for Stryker Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for Stryker explaining several types of spinal procedures for patient education. Stryker Spine began internationally in the late 1980’s as Dimso Corporation, Bordeaux, France. Since introduced to the US market in 1996 it has rapidly become a major participant in the Spinal Implant market. One of the newest divisions within Stryker Corporation, Stryker Spine develops, manufactures, and sells a full range of spinal implants for spinal surgeries in sixty four key markets around the world. Stryker Spine works closely with its sister divisions; Orthobiologics, Pain Management, Orthopaedics, and Instruments as examples, to bring a comprehensive set of solutions to their surgeon customers.
logo November 22 2006: 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: Mechanical Distraction for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stiffness of the Elbow in Children and Adolescents
BY THOMAS GAUSEPOHL, MD, KONRAD MADER, MD, AND DIETMAR PENNIG, MD Investigation performed at the Department of Trauma Surgery, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, St.Vinzenz-Hospital, Cologne, Germany
Background: Elbow contracture is a recognized sequela of elbow injuries in children and adolescents, but previous studies of operative treatment with formal capsular release have demonstrated unpredictable outcomes and unfavorable results.

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November 22: Happy 6-Year Anniversary, Fairman Studios!

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logo November 20 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Dr. Charles Krebs of Institute for Applied Ecology University of Canberra is revising his ECOLOGY textbook (used for university teaching) and in it discusses horned puffin ecology. Fairman Studios has illustrated an image to show students what this bird looks like for the textbook.

logo November 18 2006: Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators Meeting The Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators Meeting will be a full-day of presentations and workshops geared to biocommunicators of all specialties, including writing and editing, graphic design and illustration, and scientific imaging. The conference will be heald at the national Cancer Institute at Frederick on the grounds of Fort Detrick in historic Frederick, MD.
logo November 8 2006: 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: Arthrodesis of the Knee with a Long Intramedullary Nail Following the Failure of a Total Knee Arthroplasty as the Result of Infection
BY Konstantinos Bargiotas, MD; David Wohrlab, MD; Jeffrey J Sewecke, DO; Gregory Lavinge, MD; Patrick J DeMeo, MD; Nicholas G Sotereanos, MD. Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedics, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Background: Knee arthrodesis can be an effective treatment option for relieving pain and restoring some function after the failure of a total knee arthroplasty as the result of infection. The purpose of the present study was to review the outcome of a staged approach for arthrodesis of the knee with a long intramedullary nail after the failure of a total knee arthroplasty as the result of infection.

logo November 8 2006: Patient education illustration produced for Lahey Clinic Magazine Fairman Studios has been called upon to produce a patient education illustration of the boney and neuroanatomy of the elbow. The illustration will be featured in a Lahey Clinic Magazine article focusing on treatment for elbow injuries.
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October 10 2006: So Much So Fast: Now Showing in Silver Spring, MD Having debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in February, So Much So Fast will open in October in Boston and New York, as well as other cities across the country. Beginning with Stephen Heywood’s ALS diagnosis at the age of 29, the documentary offers a window into the Heywood family’s battle against ALS and the formation of ALS TDF.

Best known for their Academy award nominated film Troublesome Creek, directors Steve Ascher and Jeanne Jordan wanted to make a film about ALS after Jeanne’s mother was diagnosed with ALS. “We had been looking for a way to express the jaw-dropping impossibility of ALS through film, and in 2000 we came across the Heywoods’ story in the New Yorker,” they say.

Shot over five years, the film also captures the beginnings of ALS TDF, a unique nonprofit biotechnology company founded by Stephen’s brother James. Launched from the basement of the Heywood family’s home in 2000, ALS TDF has grown into a $4 million ALS research center known for its unique processes and innovative approach to translational research.   “This film is perhaps the best expression of our people and passion,” says Heywood.   One of the most powerful aspects of filmmaking is the ability to capture the passage of time and reveal how real life plays out, say Steve and Jeanne. “We look for the layers of meaning in big moments and every day events.” (Scientific Illustrations: Jennifer Fairman)

 

logo October 2 2006: 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: Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures After Total Hip Arthroplasty 3Proximal Femoral Allograft Treatment of Vancouver Type-B
BY Catherine F Kellett, BSc(Hons), BM, BCh, FRCS (Tr & Orth); Petros J Boscainos, MD; Anthony C Maury, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth); Ari Pressman, MD, FRCSC; Barry Cayen , MD; Paul Zalzal, MD, FRCSC; David Backstein, MD, FRCSC; Allan Gross, M.D., FRCSC, Investigation performed at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Background: Periprosthetic femoral fractures following total hip arthroplasty are becoming more prevalent. When a fracture occurs in a femur with substantial proximal bone deficiency, the surgical options for revision are limited. One option includes the use of a proximal femoral allograft.

logo September 30 2006: Gastrointestinal Bleeding feature article to be illustrated on the November cover of Contemporary Surgery. Dowden has asked Fairman Studios to illustrate another cover for their publication, Contemporary Surgery. The upcoming November issue will feature an article describing the interdisciplinary diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding. Though surgery is the most definitive treatment for gastrointestinal bleed (GIB) the approach to diagnosis and treatment has become more interdisciplinary, resulting in improved outcomes. Many factors shape the interventions the clinician decides to utilize in the elucidation of the etiology of GI bleed. Among them are the suspected source and speed of hemorrhage. The goals of this article are to describe the interdisciplinary diagnosis of and treatment for GIB and to develop an algorithm for navigating different interventions offered by surgeons, radiologists and gastroenterologists.
logo September 29 2006: The patient with cold hands: Understanding Raynaud’s disease – Cover Art for November JAAPA issue The November issue of JAAPA will feature an article on Raynaud’s disease, illustrated on the cover. Most common among women younger than 30 years, Raynaud’s disease is an idiopathic, vasospastic disorder that affects an estimated 10% of the total US adult population. Many patients with the condition also suffer from migraine headaches and chronic stress.1 This clinical review differentiates primary Raynaud’s (or Raynaud’s disease) from secondary Raynaud’s (or Raynaud’s phenomenon), highlights key clinical features that distinguish Raynaud’s disease from other peripheral vascular diseases, and presents some new and emerging treatment options
logo September 28, 2004: Fairman Studios illustrates images for Indiana University’s Research and Technical Services (RATS) group

Fairman Studios has been commisioned to produce scientific illustrations for Indiana University’s Research and Technical Services (RATS) group. The Research and Technical Services group supports Indiana University’s teaching and research mission by providing, and facilitating the use of, centralized research computing resources. We strive to offer resources and services that are high-quality, reliable and accessible.

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September 18 2006: Tee-shirt #9 voted to Second Place in the J.Jill Nature of Compassion Design Contest! Over 2000 J. Jill customers have entered their artwork into the in the Nature of Compassion Design Contest. It was up to the public to vote for the favorite design and the results are in: Jennifer Fairman was named 1 of the 10 semi-finalists, and then voted to Second Place. When you visit a J.Jill retail store, or visit jjill.com in November, you will be able to purchase greeting cards featuring all 10 designs. Click here to read more about this contest and the Compassion Fund
logo September 15 2006: Lerner Publishing Group commisions illustrations for childrens book science series Lerner Publishing Group, an educational children’s book publisher based in Minneapolis, Minnesota has commisioned Fairman Studios for a new five-book series called Microquests. Microquests is targeted at grades 3-5, and it will primarily be illustrated with microscopic photographs of cells. The books cover plant cells, animal cells, DNA, cell organization, and the immune system. Micrographs don’t always show certain details very well‹particularly to an untrained observer. Thus the books will include illustrations of cells, organelles, tissues, and other specifics to fill in what micrographs can’t show. Fairman Studios will provide approximately 55 full-color interior illustrations for this project, an average of 9 or 10 illustrations per book for four books, plus 17 illustrations for the title on DNA.
September 11 2006: Adrenaline Design and Fairman Studios partner to create illustrated packaging for Woodbolt Distibution. Fairman Studios is currently creating Mechanism of action illustrations for Woodbolt Distribution packaging. Adrenaline Design is designing the packaging.
logo September 8 2006: 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: Early Results of a New Method of Treatment for Idiopathic Congenital Idiopathic Vertical Talus
BY Matthew B Dobbs, MD; Derek B Purcell, MD; Ryan Nunley, MD; Jose A Morcuende, MD, PhD, Investigation performed at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Background: The treatment of idiopathic congenital vertical talus has traditionally consisted of manipulation and application of casts followed by extensive soft-tissue releases. However, this treatment is often followed by severe stiffness of the foot and other complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new method of manipulation and cast immobilization, based on principles used by Ponseti for the treatment of clubfoot deformity, followed by pinning of the talonavicular joint and percutaneous tenotomy of the Achilles tendon in patients with idiopathic congenital vertical talus.

logo September 6, 2004: Fairman Studios illustrates images for Maryland Magazine 2007 Annual Issue

Fairman Studios has been commisioned to produce editorial illustrations for the Univeristy of Maryland Baltimore’s 2007 issue of Maryland Magazine. Nanomedicine is the topic for the feature article, “Drug Delivery Group’s New Link to Pharmaceutical Company Makes Sense–and Antisense“. University of Maryland Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery (CNCD) is a recently established center for developing nano-sized drug delivery systems. Through nanomedicine‹the convergence of nanotechnology and medicine‹researchers at the center are developing nano-sized systems for targeted delivery of drugs and radionuclides to disease sites for more effective diagnosis and therapy.

logo September 6 2006: Human Kinetics Inc licenses chemotaxis illustrations Chemotaxis illustrations will be licensed for a manuscript entitled Vegetarian Sports Nutrition, authored by D. Enette Larson-Meyer, for publication by Human Kinetics in 2006.
logo September 1 2006: How to manage male breast cancer feature article to be illustrated on the October cover of Contemporary Surgery. Dowden has asked Fairman Studios to illustrate another cover for their publication, Contemporary Surgery. The upcoming October issue will feature an article on the management of male breast cancer. Breast cancer remains extremely prevalent worldwide; notably though male breast cancer represents only 1% of all identified cases. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2006, over 1,700 men will be diagnosed in the United States with breast cancer and that 460 of those diagnosed will die from the disease. Additionally, there are notable gender related differences in many aspects of breast cancer care. For example, male breast cancer tends to present at a more advanced stage than female breast cancer and in a more uniform anatomical distribution. Further, there are currently no accepted breast cancer screening guidelines for males. This and other factors are discussed in the article.
logo August 30 2006: Seahorse Bioscience expands it’s businesss and asks for new logo design Seahorse Bisoscience is expanding and has requested their logo now be tailored to identify their new division: Seahorse Labware. Founded in 2000, Seahorse Bioscience is a venture backed, privately owned company. Seahorse designs and manufacture consumable sensors and custom injection molded Labware in their Innovative Microplate facility in Chicopee, Massachusetts.
logo August 21 2006: Kyphon requests color illustrations for Instructional book on spine tamp technology Kyphon has requested illustrations for their bone tamp technology: Every year, 1.5 million fragility fractures occur in the U.S. Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) account for almost half this number, making osteoporosis a major health concern. Although fragility fractures can have a disastrous effect on quality of life, in terms of treatment options, the outlook for fracture treatment is bright. Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can reduce back pain, as well as restore vertebral body height and spinal alignment. Fairman Studios has recently illustrated soem of Kyphon’s technology for this condition.
logo August 12 2006: Fairman Studios and Jespersen and Associates team together for Neuroscience Inc. Fairman Studios is currently completing full-color neuroanatomy and neurophysiology illustrations for a module being created by Jespersen and Associates for Neuroscience Inc. These illustrations will also be used in Neuroscience’s presentations. Fairman Studios has also completed new illustrations for Jespersen and Associates regarding urinary incontinence. These illustrations will be included in a module and will be published in an upcoming journal article.
logo August 10 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates airway concepts for Asthmatx Fairman Studios is currently completing full-color bronchus anatomy illustrations for Asthmatx Inc. Asthmatx, Inc. is focused on helping patients with asthma breathe easier. Asthmatx is developing an interventional medical device, called the Alair® System, for the bronchoscopic treatment of patients with moderate to severe asthma. Multiple clinical studies are underway to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this device in potentially improving the lives of patients with asthma. One of these studies, the Air2Trial is presently enrolling patients.
logo August 8 2006: Harvard Health Publications call for new Women’s Health illustrations A new health publication is being created centering on young women’s health. Harvard has called upon Fairman Studios to illustrate this book with 17 new tone illustrations of subjects ranging from female anatomy to birth control and other patient education subjects. Harvard Health Publications is a division of the Harvard Medical School. The goal of all of their publications is to bring the public, around the world, the most current practical, authoritative health information, drawing on the expertise of the 8,000 faculty physicians at the Harvard Medical School and its world-famous affiliated hospitals. Working with partners in the publishing industry, and in biovisual communications like Fairman Studios, Harvard Health Publications publishes information about health and wellness through all types of media. In addition, Harvard Health Publications has editorial responsibility for one of the world’s largest and most heavily visited consumer health websites: InteliHealth. Their mission is to be the world’s most widely recognized and trusted provider of high-quality information about health.
logo August 2 – 6, 2006: Annual AMI Meeting, Boston, MA 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 Boston, in conjunction with SIGGRAPH 2006. Rediscover Boston ­ There’s something for everyone! Boston’06 promises to be an annual meeting of unparalleled adventure and discovery that you simply cannot afford to miss. Join the AMI in a city that boasts of world class medical centers, cutting edge biotechnology companies, innovative high tech companies and educational institutions that employ the most brilliant and creative minds in the world. Our meeting venue, the elegant and stylish Boston Marriott Cambridge, is located on the MIT campus, minutes away from exceptional dining, theater, sports, historic sites and shopping. Superb public transportation is at your doorstep. Come join the AMI and rediscover the excitement, energy and promise of our profession that was felt at the AMI’s fourth annual meeting in Boston in 1949. Grow, explore and challenge yourself, while having the time of your life!

Thursday, August 3rd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Concurrent 8: Vesalius Scholars Session
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.

Saturday, August 5th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Techniques Showcase
Digital Watercolor Wash Demo Jennifer will be going over one of 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 wash” 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

 

logo August 1 2006: Jones Fracture to be illustrated on the upcoming cover of the Jounal of Family Practice. Dowden has asked Fairman Studios to illustrate another cover for their publication, The Journal of Family Practice. The upcoming September issue will feature an article on Jones fracture repair.
logo July 30 – August 5 2006: 2006 GNSI Conference and Annual Meeting – University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin The name conjures up images of cheese curds, beer, and the Green Bay Packers. Wisconsin is also a state of amazing geological diversity, natural beauty, friendly people and great learning institutions. Madison is a quirky, multi-cultural gem that is tightly intertwined with the University of Wisconsin. There are numerous restaurants, galleries, and museums. Hosting this year’s conference is the University of Wisconsin Department of Geology, located in the Lewis G. Weeks Hall for Geological Science. A theme that has emerged is The Passage of Time. Although it is sponsored by Geology, the conference will not be limited to the exploration of time to a strictly geological sense. All of us capture an object in time – whether it is a flower that we draw before it fades, a fossil from many years past, or conceptual art for a future event. We are influenced by time – overnight deadlines, months before the paycheck arrivesÉ you get the idea! We are also short on time to just draw for fun. We’ll keep that idea simmering in the background throughout the week.

 

logo July 15, 2004: American College of Rheumatology commissions illustrations for Patient-Education Website

The American College of Rheumatology is an organization of physicians, health professionals, and scientists that advances rheumatology through programs of education, research, and advocacy that foster excellence in the care of people with arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Supplemented with medical art created by Fairman Studios, the ACR and ARHP have prepared information for patients about 22 rheumatic diseases, about the caregivers who treat patients with arthritis, and about several common medications used to treat rheumatic diseases.

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July 12 – 31 2006: Vote for tee-shirt #9 in the J.Jill Nature of Compassion Design Contest! Thousands of J. Jill customers have entered their artwork into the in the Nature of Compassion Design Contest. Now it will be up to the public to help J.Jill pick the winner. When you visit a J.Jill retail store, or visit jjill.com between July 12 and July 31, 2006, you can vote once a day everyday for your favorite tee shirt design from the top 10 semi-finalists. Click here and vote for #9! Jennifer Fairman has been named as 1 of the ten semifinalists. Her design (#9) along with the other semifinalists’ artwork is displayed online at jjill.com and in stores. Anyone can vote to select the winning design. Vote for #9!

Click here to read more about this contest and the Compassion Fund

logo July 5 2006: Palio looks to Fairman Studios for Kidney designs Palio Communications has teamed woith Fairman Studios to produce an ad on Kidney disease for patient education and awareness. Many patients with HIV don’t realize that their medications that treat HIV can also lead to kidney disease if they are not monitored. This campagne will teach patients about their risks, Fairman Studios is providing the illustrations to clarify this subject.
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July 1: Happy Birthday, Rudy!

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logo June 21 2006: The Associated Press: Stem Cell Cocktail Helps Repair Paralysis

Johns Hopkins University neurologist Doctor Douglas Kerr says scientists have done “something that people have been trying to do for at least 30 years” — regrow nerves that are needed to move a muscle. Monday’s issue of the journal Annals of Neurology reports scientists used stem cells and a host of nerve-friendly chemicals to help partially paralyzed rats walk. Experts say it’ll take years of research before the feat can be attempted in people. The lead researcher, Dr. Kerr, says it’s “a first step” that proves “you can rewire part of the nervous system.” He says the experiment should also temper expectations because it took a complex recipe of other chemicals to coax stem cells to form correctly. Click here to view the animation that was created to visually explain this process. (WMV format 6.1MB)

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June 15 2006: Jennifer Fairman named 1 of 10 semi-finalists in the J.Jill Nature of Compassion Design Contest. Thousands of J. Jill customers have entered their artwork into the in the Nature of Compassion Design Contest. Soon it will be up to the public to help J.Jill pick the winner. When you visit a J.Jill retail store, or visit jjill.com between July 12 and July 31, 2006, you can vote once a day everyday for your favorite tee shirt design from the top 10 semi-finalists. Jennifer Fairman has been named 1 of the 10 semi-finalists.

J. Jill will reveal all ten semifinalists’ tee shirt designs they selected using the following criteria: appropriateness to the theme, originality and creativity of the design concept, and potential salability of the design. The ten semifinalists’ artwork will be displayed online at jjill.com and in stores. Anyone can vote to select the winning design.

logo June 12 2006: Eye illustrations published in Scholastic Science World Magazine Scholastic is a children’s publishing house that designs magazines for children which go directly to the classroom for grades 4th-6th and for grades 7th-9th. The September 2006 issues of Scholastic Science World Magazine and Scholastic’s Super Science will contain educational articles on sight, featuring illustratiosn on how the human eye sees. 
logo June 12 2006: 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 with Lesser Tuberosity Osteotomy and Repair Subscapularis Muscle Function and Structure After Total Shoulder
BY Christian Gerber, Edward H. Yian, Christian A.W. Pfirrmann, Matthias A. Zumstein and Clement M.L. Werner
Investigation performed at Balgrist Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
Background: Recent studies have suggested that tenotomy and repair of the subscapularis tendon carried out for anterior approaches to the shoulder can be followed by failure of the tendon repair and by changes resulting in permanent loss of subscapularis function. We hypothesized that release of the subscapularis with use of a superficial osteotomy of the lesser tuberosity followed by repair of the two opposing bone surfaces would lead to consistent bone-to-bone healing, which would be possible to monitor radiographically, and would lead to satisfactory clinical and structural outcomes.

logo June 2 2006: Sexuality: Perception and Performance Throughout History “Sexuality: Perception and Performance Throughout History” is the American Urological Association’s latest traveling exhibit. Sex is sex, right? It seems simple enough, whether the word brings to mind the image of two bodies copulating for the purposes of erotic stimulation, or the uncomplicated idea of procreation. Interestingly, the reasons for partaking in sex, who to have sex with, when to have it and whether or not to have it at all has been forever dictated. In any given time period, constraining forces of morals, religious beliefs and societal taboos intertwine to create a dominant perception on sex, and make it so that sex, can no longer be, just sex. This new exhibit discusses these issues, and Fairman Studios is currently creating the website, which is to be part of the existing William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History. The entire collection of the William P. Didusch Center is on line – it’s almost as fascinating as seeing it in person! See current and future exhibits, search the AUA collection of scopes, books, illustrations, equipment or read about the medical milestones in urology. This new site will captivate “history buffs” and those just entering the field of urology.
logo June 1 2006: The University of Washington Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery paper to include surgical illustrations The University of Washington Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will be publishing a paper on ankle fracture fixation – 4 illustrations are to be included.
logo May 24, 2006: 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: Associated with a Lateral Condylar Nonunion in Children Supracondylar Dome Osteotomy for Cubitus Valgus Deformity
BY Yin-Chun Tien, Jian-Chih Chen, Yin-Chih Fu, Tsai-Tung Chih, Peng-Ju Hunag and Gwo-Jaw Wang
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Republic of China
Background: Open reduction, autogenous bone-grafting, and internal fixation for the treatment of established nonunion of the lateral condyle associated with a cubitus valgus deformity has a high rate of complications. As a consequence, we developed a new technique that includes in situ compression fixation of the lateral condylar nonunion and a dome-shaped supracondylar osteotomy of the distal aspect of the humerus through a single posterior incision.

logo May 23 2006: FCB MedImmune video remastered from Vitaxin to Abegrin FCB has recently requested a remastering a previously created Fairman Studios Vitaxin drug animation to reflect MedImmune’s new drug’s branding and identity called Abegrin. Fairman Studios assisted in this process.
logo May 22 2004: Orthopaedic Anatomical Illustrations of the hip created for the Journal of Orthopeadic Trauma

Members of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY, are writing an article entitled Surgical Dislocation of the Hip, co-authored by David Helfet, MD and Mike Gardner, MD. Fairman Studios will be creating tone illustrations for the article, to be published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

logo May 12 2006: Egg Design requests transducer illustrations to be created. A new transducer has been developed and is being illustrated by Fairman Studios. More details to follow…
logologo May 11 2006: Fairman Studios and Grey Healthcare partner to create illustrations for Aegerion Grey Healthcare has asked Fairman Studios to create didactic chylomicron biochemical illustrations. Aegerion’s technology covers this area, specifically dealing with microsomal triglyceride transfer protein. microsomal triglyceride transfer protein, or MTP, plays an important step in the production and secretion of lipoproteins that are produced in the intestine (dietary lipids) and the liver: the two main sources for cholesterol and triglycerides in the body.  Therefore inhibition of this process hold promise as an avenue for reducing serum cholesterol and triglycerides.
logo May 11 2006: Harvard Health Publications call for new Back Pain illustrations A new healh publication is being created centering on back pain. Harvard has called upon Fairman Studios to illustrate 2 new tone illustrations of subjects ranging from back pain to biofeedback therapy.
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May 4: Happy Birthday, Milo!

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logologo April 27, 2006: Illustrators Club Thirteenth Juried Exhibition – Silver Award and Ceritificate of Merit Awarded.

The IC Exhibition features the best recent work of area illustrators, selected by a distinguished three-judge panel, and is held in a local art gallery, typically for 8 weeks, widely advertised and open to the public. Jennifer Fairman’s HIF-1 Inhibition, (Certificate of Merit) published on the cover of the March issue of Cell Metabolism, and Penguins of the World (Silver Award) will displayed at the exhibition. The exhibition will run from April 27 through June 30, 2006. Opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2006 at PEPCO’s Edison Place Gallery, 701 9th Street, NW (enter on 8th Street, between G & H), Washington, DC 20068.

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Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Greater Trochanter Associated with Osteolytic Lesions
BY Jun-Wen Wang, M.D.; Liang-Kuang Chen, MD; Chin-En Chen, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, and the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Background: A fracture of the greater trochanter through an osteolytic lesion may occur as a late complication after total hip arthroplasty. The optimal treatment for this difficult complication remains controversial. We have treated this problem with internal fixation and allogeneic bone-grafting at the time of revision of a loose acetabular component.

logo April 23 2006: Design Five publishes new Biology text Design 5 has asked Fairman Studios to create illustrations for a new biology textbook. This edition will include anatomical illustrations of mammalian antomy, using rabbits as the model.
logo April 11 2006: Fairman Studios provides illustrations on BPH to Grey Healthcare. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, or BPH, is an enlargement of the prostate gland, which may impede the flow of urine. BPH does not lead to prostate cancer, nor does it increase one’s chances of developing prostate cancer. Fairman Studios has provided Grey Healthcare with illustrations that explain this condition.
logo April 10 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Hearst Corporation, Seventeen Magazine
logo April 1 2006: Published: Disney’s Human Anatomy Book, Illustrated by Jennifer Fairman, is in stores. This is Fairman Studios’ 5th childrens book: What does the human brain look like? How does the heart work? 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. Disney characters and vivid illustrations work together with the model to teach easy-to-understand and intriguing facts about how the body works. Created to appeal to childrenÕs natural curiosity about the human body, this unique reference tool is sure to inspire a lifetime of science learning. Requires 2 AA batteries (included).
logo April 1 2006:Abelson Taylor requests hearts. Fairman Studios has provided Abelson Taylor with heart illustrations for one of its current ad campaignes on heart anatomy and health.
logo March 27 2006: Brigham and Women’s Endoscopy illustrations created for journal article Fairman Studios has created Endoscopy illustrations for a journal article that is being written and prepared by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
logo March 21, 2006: 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: The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis for Glenohumeral Arthritis Associated with Severe Rotator Cuff
BY Mark A. Frankle, M.D.; Jonathan Levy, MD; Derek Pupello, BS; Steven Siegal, MD; Arif Saleem, MD; Mark Mighell, MD; Matthew Vasey, BS
Investigation performed at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, Florida
Background: Patients who have pain and dysfunction from glenohumeral arthritis associated with severe rotator cuff deficiency have few treatment options. The goal of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the short-term results of arthroplasty with use of the Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis in the management of this problem.

logo March 16 2006: Intercytex mouse dermis illustrations completed Fairman Studios has currently completed mouse dermis transplantation illustrations to explain the process of skin and hair transplantation currently under study at Intercytex. Intercytex is an emerging healthcare company developing and commercialising cell therapy products  for the woundcare and aesthetic medicine markets. Intercytex is using its proprietary expertise in cell therapy to develop products that harness the innate ability of human cells to regenerate and repair the body.
logo March 10, 2006: Illustrators Club of Washington, DC accepts two works by Jennifer Fairman into the Illustrators Club Thirteenth Juried Exhibition.

The IC Exhibition features the best recent work of area illustrators, selected by a distinguished three-judge panel, and is held in a local art gallery, typically for 8 weeks, widely advertised and open to the public. Jennifer Fairman’s HIF-1 Inhibition, published on the cover of the March issue of Cell Metabolism, and Penguins of the World were awarded Certificates of Excellence from IC and will displayed at the exhibition. The exhibition will run from April 27 through June 30, 2006. Opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2006 at PEPCO’s Edison Place Gallery, 701 9th Street, NW (enter on 8th Street, between G & H), Washington, DC 20068.

logo March 7, 2006: University of California at Irvine Department of 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 March 5 2006: Kyphon requests illustrations for Instructional book on spine tamp technology Kyphon has requested illustrations for their bone tamp technology: Every year, 1.5 million fragility fractures occur in the U.S. Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) account for almost half this number, making osteoporosis a major health concern. Although fragility fractures can have a disastrous effect on quality of life, in terms of treatment options, the outlook for fracture treatment is bright. Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can reduce back pain, as well as restore vertebral body height and spinal alignment. Fairman Studios has recently illustrated soem of Kyphon’s technology for this condition.
logo March 1 2006: Heart to be illustrated for Dowden. Dowden has asked Fairman Studios to illustrate another cover for their publication, Contemporary Surgery. The upcoming issue will feature an article on the heart.
logo March 1, 2006: HIF-1 Illustration created for Johns Hopkins research, featured in March 2006 issue of Cell Metabolism.

A critical aspect of metabolic adaptation to hypoxia is the activation of glycolytic enzyme genes by HIF-1, which results in increased conversion of glucose to pyruvate and then lactate. On pages 177-185 and 187-197 of this issue, Kim et al. and Papandreou et al., respectively, demonstrate that HIF-1 also actively suppresses mitochondrial function by directly transactivating the gene encoding pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 1 (PDK1). PDK1 inactivates the TCA cycle enzyme, pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), which converts pyruvate to acetyl-CoA. The cover depicts HIF-1 regulation of mitochondrial function. Illustration by Jennifer E. Fairman, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

logo February 24 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. George Washington Medical Center – Robotic Surgery
logo February 18, 2006: 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 February 12, 2006: New Goble figure

Goble and Associates requests new intestinal anatomical illustrations drawing for Instructions for Use brochure.

logo February 7 2006: Cottage Health Heart Illustrations licensed. Cottage Health Heart requested heart illustrations for a magazine and annual report. These illustrations will depict a cross section of the heart showing atrial fibrillation using images of hearts with normal and abnormal electrical pathways or the modified Maze surgical procedure.
logo February 1 2006: Surgical illustrations on urethroplasty Fairman Studios has been called upon to produce surgical illustrations for a Urology mongraph written by Leonard Zinman. He will be presenting this procedure at the American Urological Association’s 2006 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Corbel, Georgia.
logo February 1 2006: Surgical illustrations on urethroplasty Design 5 C anatomy
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. KSEA Romo
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Jaapa Uterine Bleeding
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Barrack Burnett orthopeadic surgery
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. KSEA TTT Syndrome
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. AUA Brochures
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. KSEA Obesity Cartoon
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Help New England
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Jaapa Headache
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Ksea Lung Tissue
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. MedSci. uk Head.Neck usage
logo January 19 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Alnylam Antagomir
logo January 8 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Synta STA-4783
logo January 6 2006: Fairman Studios assists UCompare Healthcare with didactic patient education illustration. UComparehealthCare (UCHC) helps people make better decisions about their healthcare choices. Their free reports help patients find, research and compare hospitals, nursing homes and doctors. They also provide products and services for businesses, insurers, healthcare providers and hospitals. UCHC provides dynamic Web-based interactive tools to consumers, businesses, insurers, healthcare providers, and hospitals allowing them to measure the quality of healthcare services available. It is not their goal to “rate” or “grade” physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes. Instead, we allow the user to select information based on personal and specific interests, then we present the data in a visually descriptive manner through annotated charts and graphs for ease of interpretation. Fairman Studios has added to their Decision Assistant tool by providing medical illustrations that guide patients within various disease areas. The Decision Assistant lists descriptions of selected medical conditions and procedures, and related healthcare quality measures, pertaining to the nervous system. A patient can learn about each condition and procedure and the measures available to compare hospital quality for each by clicking on that term. Patients can find out how hospitals they may be considering perform for these measures in the UCHC Hospital Comparison Reports. The quality measures described include Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), which reflect the quality of care given for a given procedure or condition in each hospital, and Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), which take into account adverse events that patients experience as a result of treatment for any condition at the given hospital.
logo January 5 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Glue Grant Cells
logo January 3 2006: Published: The Hip (Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery) The Hip (Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery) (Hardcover) by Robert L., M.D. Barrack (Editor), Aaron G., M.D. Rosenberg (Editor), Jennifer E. Fairman (Illustrator), Hugh Thomas (Illustrator).
logo January 2 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Alnylam Primer redesign
logo January 2006: Jennifer Fairman appointed to Faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine has appointed Jennifer Fairman an Instructorship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She will be both producing medical illustrations for the university as well as teaching in the Graduate Program in Medical and Biological Illustration.

logo January 2006: Fairman Studios relocates from Beantown’s Watch City to America’s Charm City!

Fairman Studios is opening new studio doors in Baltimore on January 1, 2006
108 Woodlawn Road :: Baltimore, MD 21210 :: p 781-647-7510 :: f 240-597-0366 :: info@fairmanstudios.com

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