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“Hands Free” Femoral Retraction

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Editorial, Illustration, Surgical | 0 comments

“Hands Free” Femoral Retraction

The illustration posted in this example was created for the April 2013 issue of Orthopaedics feature and peer-reviewed article, Technical Trick: Simple, No-Hands Retraction for Lateral Approach to the Proximal Femur. A simple technique is described that allows the orthopaedic surgeon to perform no-hands retraction during the lateral approach to the proximal femur during fixation of an intertrochanteric fracture with a sliding hip screw. All instruments remain sterile and within 6 inches of the surgical wound. Use of this technique is...

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MenoDepression

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Anatomical, Editorial, Illustration | 0 comments

MenoDepression

The illustration depicted was created for the April 2013 26(4) issue of JAAPA feature article, Treatment options for major depression during the menopausal (Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC). Compared to men, women experience 1.7 times the prevalence of depression, largely because of fluctuations in reproductive hormones. Even without a prior history of depression, vulnerability to depressive symptoms may be especially increased during the menopausal transition as a result of greater sensitivity to the extreme fluctuating levels of...

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The Philadelphia Chromosome

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Cellular, Editorial, Illustration, Molecular | 1 comment

The Philadelphia Chromosome

This illustration was created for JAAPA, February 2013 • 26(2). The Philadelphia chromosome is formed when a piece of chromosome 9 exchanges places with a piece of chromosome 22, resulting in a balanced translocation t(9;22)(q34;q11) and the formation of an abnormal fusion gene BCR-ABL1. Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2012, the number of newly diagnosed CML cases would be 5,430, with 610 deaths.1 The discovery of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) imatinib has...

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Craniopharyngioma

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Anatomical, Editorial, Featured, Illustration | 0 comments

Craniopharyngioma

This illustration was produced for the Johns Hopkins University’s Suburban Hospital Magazine, New Directions, Fall 2012 issue. A craniopharyngioma is a benign tumor that develops near the pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland at the base of the brain). This tumor most commonly affects children 5 – 10 years of age. Adults can sometimes be affected. Boys and girls are equally likely to develop this condition. Craniopharyngioma causes symptoms in the following ways: Increasing the pressure on the brain (intracranial...

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Irritable Bowel Disease

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Editorial, Illustration | 0 comments

Irritable Bowel Disease

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

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Modular Taper Junctions

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Anatomical, Editorial, Illustration, Product, Surgical | 0 comments

Modular Taper Junctions

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

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Male Wellness Exam

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Editorial, Illustration | 0 comments

Male Wellness Exam

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

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SomaLogic Somamer MOA

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Animation, Cellular, Molecular | 0 comments

SomaLogic Somamer MOA

This explanatory animation illustrates SomaLogic’s SOMAmer technology. At the heart of SomaLogic’s unique platform are SOMAmer (Slow Off-rate Modified Aptamer) modified nucleic acid-based protein binding reagents, each of which are highly specific for their cognate protein. To date, SomaLogic has developed SOMAmers to a broad array of over 1000 different protein targets critical to normal and disease biology, and continue to add new SOMAmers all the time. SOMAscan™ technology (illustrated below) takes advantage of two distinctive...

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Labor Analgesia

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Anatomical, Editorial, Illustration, Surgical | 0 comments

Labor Analgesia

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

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