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Dupuytren, Handwashing, COVID-19
By: Charles Eaton
Mar 26, 2020

Dupuytren, Handwashing, and COVID-19 Dupuytren contracture can make simple things difficult – like washing, rinsing, and drying all the skin of hands and fingers. COVID-19 raises the stakes on the need for frequent and effective handwashing. Dupuytren-related skin dimples, fingers which can’t be separated, and areas where skin folds on itself – all are difficult […]

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Happy 2020 Valentine’s Day from the DRG
On: Feb 14, 2020
By: Charles Eaton

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a day to embrace all the joy that love brings to life. A day to pause and reflect on the mystery of love …and biomarkers. Love and biomarkers? Absolutely! Love is so hard to describe in words. People try with different languages, metaphors, imagery, poems, songs, and increasingly, with molecules – […]

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2020: The year of solving the puzzle!
On: Dec 31, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

I’m optimistic 2020 will be the year of progress solving the Dupuytren puzzle. Dupuytren seems at times a jigsaw puzzle with too many pieces. Pieces from other puzzles. Pieces that look as though they should fit, but don’t. Pieces that belong in one location, but seem to fit in many different locations. One strategy to […]

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There’s Still Time to Make a Difference!
On: Dec 27, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

There’s still time! (but not much…) Thanks to your generosity, we’ve reached our 2019 goal of sending out invitations to participate in Dupuytren blood test research. This is a huge step forward! It’s taken five years of steady work, and we have more to do. In 2020, we will analyze the data and publish the results. This […]

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AmazonSmile Supports Dupuytren Research Group
On: Dec 16, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

AmazonSmile donates to charitable organizations for purchases made through Amazon.com. The shopper chooses which charity to support and AmazonSmile directs them to that charity’s AmazonSmile page. For example, AmazonSmile’s page for the Dupuytren Research Group is https://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ext_ch_26-3886958_dl That’s a long link to remember. We’ve made it simple: Amazon4Dup.com goes directly to https://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ext_ch_26-3886958_dl. Amazon4Dup. Try it! […]

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There’s Still Time!
On: Dec 15, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

There’s still time before the end of this year.  There’s still time to reflect on the growing momentum in research for a Dupuytren cure. 2019 has been a breakthrough year for the Dupuytren Research Group promoting awareness and conducting research to find cures for Dupuytren disease and related conditions. There’s still time to enroll in […]

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Dupuytren versus Spellcheck
On: Nov 26, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

The word “Dupuytren” is often missing from spellcheck libraries. Before my phone got used to me, it transcribed Dupuytren as “Jupiter Den”, “Two Bedrooms” “Do engine” and other comical substitutions, although it never produced “Department Contracture” or “Dumpster Contracture”, as in this newspaper article published last week: Dupuytren, Dupuytren, Dupuytren! It’s a common problem. We need […]

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Stop blaming the Vikings!
On: Nov 21, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

You’ve heard it: “Dupuytren is a ‘Viking disease’.” Is it? The answer begins in 1985. That year, surgeon John Hueston published his second textbook on Dupuytren disease. He wrote this on the first page of Chapter 6: That the Celtic immigration has spread this ‘Viking disease’ across the north of Europe, where the highest incidence […]

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Dupuytren Hand Therapy Podcast 1/2
On: Nov 19, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

Susan Weiss OTR/L CHT just released the first of a 2-part audio podcast interview with Dupuytren Research Group’s Dr. Charles Eaton, discussing Dupuytren disease from a hand therapy perspective. Very interesting, can’t wait for the second installment!

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