General

By: Charles Eaton
Aug 18, 2013

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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Scientific breakthroughs at the Miami Dupuytren Symposium
On: Aug 8, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

It’s been a few months since the 2010 International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease in Miami, FL. This was a huge undertaking – the the first meeting of this scope and magnitude in 20 years, and some incredible new developments were showcased. There was so much material presented it’s taking a while to sort through things, […]

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Miami International Dupuytren Symposium Breaks New Ground
On: May 19, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

Medical researchers and physicians from 15 countries converge May 22 and 23 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami for an intensive two day summit on Dupuytren’s Disease: www.DupuytrenSymposium.com. Dupuytren’s disease is a progressive condition which gradually curls the fingers permanently into the palm. It is estimated that 3 to 9 million Americans have bent fingers […]

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A personal look at Dupuytren’s
On: Mar 10, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

A family physician remembers his late father’s Dupuytren’s and muses on options for treatment: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100309/LIFESTYLE/3090307/Hands+become+claws+in+victims+of+Dupuytren+s. The observation “…in his final years he was wearied by the thought of ‘another procedure’ or treatment and decided to live with the condition” is a telling testimony for the need for better treatment options and the need to support […]

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