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Blue Eyes, Dupuytren Disease, and Alcoholism

  A recent study linked blue eyes with genetic risk for alcoholism. Interesting, because Dupuytren disease is more common in people with light colored eyes and according to some studies, Dupuytren is linked to chronic alcoholism. It’s a match! Or is it? Other studies conclude alcoholism is not a risk for Dupuytren disease. Both Dupuytren and blue eyes are more common in […]

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Big data editorial
On: Nov 9, 2014
By: Charles Eaton

The path to understanding Dupuytren disease is being built on evolving technologies: patient crowdsourcing; genetic analysis; big data. We’re not alone. This editorial discusses the impact of big data on medical research:http://www.amjorthopedics.com/uploads/media/ajo043090399.pdf.

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International Dupuytren Society Survey Now Available
On: Jul 29, 2014
By: Charles Eaton

Do you or does someone you know have either Dupuytren Disease, Ledderhose Disease, or both? Here’s a message from the International Dupuytren Society: “The International Dupuytren Society, the Ledderhose Blog, and the British Dupuytren Society have jointly developed a questionnaire targeting patients suffering from Dupuytren and/or Ledderhose disease. Please share your experience with these diseases, […]

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On: Aug 18, 2013
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren Foundation August 2013 The Dupuytren Foundation may have seemed quiet, but there’s been quite a bit of internal activity reorganizing and streamlining for the last several months. This newsletter marks a milestone of consolidating all of our electronic resources into one system, which will make it easier for you to stay in touch and […]

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Botox and Dupuytren Disease?
On: Jun 16, 2013
By: Charles Eaton

Botox may have a use in the treatment of Dupuytren disease. Right now, it’s untested, but it has a scientific basis. Botox is not just the botulinium toxin. It’s a biologic extract which contains a number of unique molecules. One of these is C3 transferase, an enzyme which blocks several steps in the pathway of […]

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Dupuytren Foundation 2012 Annual Report
On: Dec 31, 2012
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren Foundation Annual Report Update from  Dupuytren Foundation President, Charles Eaton MD It’s been a year of growth and change for the Dupuytren Foundation. The Dupuytren Foundation has reorganized its website Dupuytrens.org  The Dupuytren Foundation has a new address: 1732 S Congress Ave Suite # 348Palm Springs FL 33461 Phone 949-CURE-DUP (949-287-3387)FAX 561-828-0494email: info@Dupuytrens.org I […]

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2012: New Dupuytren’s Textbook Publication
On: Nov 10, 2012
By: Charles Eaton

Inspired by the exchange of new ideas at the 2010 International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease, the symposium’s faculty worked for a year and a half to publish a comprehensive textbook on Dupuytren’s disease. Dupuytren’s Disease and Related Hyperproliferative Disorders: Principles, Research, and Clinical Perspectives, published this year by Springer, covers the spectrum of issues from […]

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Dr. Meinel presents a new concept of Dupuytren’s at the Miami Dupuytren Symposium
On: Sep 13, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

Dr. Albrecht Meinel, former chief of surgery for over 20 years at Tauberbischofsheim Hospital, Germany, shares his insights from a lifetime interest in Dupuytren’s contracture with the paradigm-shifting presentation “The palmar fibromatosis or the loss of flexibility of the palmar finger tissue. A new insight into the disease process of Dupuytren’s contracture based on clinical […]

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Video: Dr. Rayan at the 2010 Miami Dupuytren Symposium
On: Aug 29, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

Dr. Ghazi Rayan, reviews Dupuytren’s disease: anatomy, pathology, presentation at the 2010 Miami Dupuytren’s Symposium: http://www.youtube.com/user/DupuytrenFoundation#p/u/0/HE6nBpteAAo. Dr Rayan is Program Director, Hand/Orthopaedic Surgery, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, and is a world expert on the problem of Dupuytren’s disease. Dr. Rayan has authored a number of papers on this condition in addition to […]

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