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Happy Thanksgiving from the Dupuytren Foundation!

Turkey Day Update! Much has happened since the last Dupuytren Foundation report in July. The International Dupuytren Data Bank (IDDB) averages 100 new enrollees each month. We’re continuing to work out the complicated details of blood testing. If you haven’t enrolled yet, now is the time: http://DupStudy.com. Our international research committee continues to grow. So does […]

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Crowdsourcing for a Cure
On: Sep 16, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

Crowdsourcing Support for International Dupuytren Data Bank Research I’m excited to announce the work of Eric Forman, a Dupuytren / Ledderhose disease advocate. Eric is orchestrating Find The Cure, an online campaign to support IDDB research for a cure. If you have Dupuytren, Ledderhose or Peyronie disease, you understand the need for a cure. Find The […]

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Dupuytren’s Disease Support Group Q&A
On: Sep 2, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren disease research questions and answers. Dupuytren advocacy is challenging. One challenge is that many people have never heard the words Dupuytren, or Ledderhose, or Peyronie, including many who have these problems. A larger challenge is that no one knows the root biology of Dupuytren/Ledderhose/Peyronie disease – how it starts, or how to make it […]

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Coffee for Dupuytren?
On: Aug 29, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

A recent study reported possible beneficial effects of caffeine on Dupuytren biology . There was 2011 study which reported similar results with forskolin, which affects the same cell chemistry as caffeine . Based on this, the possible use of caffeine was discussed in the Dupuytren Foundation blog in 2011 . Let’s look at two points in […]

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PrimeDay Supports Dupuytren Foundation
On: Jul 12, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

Shop Amazon Prime Day July 12, and support The Dupuytren Foundation for free! The Dupuytren Foundation is a member of Amazon.com’s Amazon Smile program, which supports nonprofit charities on Amazon Prime Day (Today and every day). It’s a free and automatic way for you to support the Dupuytren Foundation every time you shop Amazon. The Dupuytren […]

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Magnesium and Dupuytren disease
On: Jun 8, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

The cause of Dupuytren disease is a team effort of risks and stressors. Genes play the major role in one’s lifetime risk of disease. Not everyone with Dupuytren genes knows it: many people are genetic carriers. They carry the Dupuytren genes and pass them on to their children, yet never develop the disease themselves. Factors […]

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Dupuytren Radiotherapy Attitudes
On: May 15, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

Current opinions on radiotherapy for Dupuytren disease The role of radiation (radiotherapy) for Dupuytren disease is a topic of growing interest in both patients and physicians.  One problem is the lack of data – it’s not yet known how radiation affects Dupuytren disease over the decades that follow. This is not lack of interest, just […]

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Media coverage of Dupuytren Disease
On: Apr 18, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

There’s a been recent storm of Dupuytren related media coverage: A television news story interviewing Dupuytren Foundation executive director Dr. Charles Eaton and Dupuytren Foundation board member Tom Knapp: http://www.wpbf.com/news/whats-brewing-with-stephanie-berzinski-dupuytren-disease/39025076 Google books chose the chapter on Dupuytren disease authored by Dr. Charles Eaton to be the online example for the latest edition of the classic […]

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Dupuytren Heroes Raising Dupuytren Awareness
On: Apr 15, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren disease advocacy faces many small challenges which collectively add up to a big challenge. Even the French word Dupuytren (“Doop-a-tren”) isn’t familiar to English speakers either in sound or spelling. It doesn’t even rhyme with any English word. The result is that the word Dupuytren is hard to remember, and often doesn’t register when people see […]

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Speeding up Dupuytren research

A hand surgery colleague just sent me hand pictures of a patient he had treated with needle aponeurotomy seven years ago. His patient recently had a recurrence and had an excellent outcome with repeat needle aponeurotomy. A great result, more impressive because things don’t always go as well. It’s an example of the ups and downs […]

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