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Ten Things to Know About Dupuytren

There are many reasons to know about Dupuytren disease. Ten of them are on your hands. When Healthgrades.com wanted to know more about Dupuytren disease, they reached out to the Dupuytren Research Group. See the Healthgrades Dupuytren review Dupuytren’s Contracture: 10 Things Doctors Want You to Know featuring Dupuytren specialists on the Dupuytren Research Group […]

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Grants.gov: $0 for Dupuytren Research
On: Feb 8, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

Currently, there are no government grants for Dupuytren research. See for yourself: We’re working to change this. You should, too. If you have an idea you want to work on to help jumpstart government funding for Dupuytren Research, let us know! Charles Eaton MD

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Shine a light on Dupuytren?
On: Jan 24, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren biology has a lot of overlap with wound healing biology. One description of Dupuytren is that it’s like the body is trying to heal a wound that isn’t there. I used to worry that any treatment described as “promoting” or “accelerating” wound healing might be exactly the wrong thing to do for Dupuytren or […]

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Dupuytren: restoring balance vs. winning the war
On: Jan 10, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

There were a number of responses to the last blog post. Annie Stratton wrote something so insightful I’ve included it with permission at the end of this post. The last post used the analogy of war, the war on Dupuytren. That seemed reasonable for several reasons – the importance of strategy and tactics, the concept of […]

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Strategies and Tactics of Dupuytren Treatment: Measurement
On: Jan 8, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

This is the introduction to an upcoming series of discussions on the science behind new potential preventive Dupuytren treatments. The guiding mission of the Dupuytren Research Group is to do what needs to be done to prevent and stop Dupuytren. Our goal is the conquest of Dupuytren. Dupuytren damages hands, but the main effort of the […]

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PrecisionFDA Dupuytren Blog
On: Dec 6, 2018
By: Charles Eaton

PrecisionFDA Dupuytren Blog PrecisionFDA https://precision.fda.gov/ is a US Government initiative designed to support cutting-edge genomic research and help researchers collaborate across the globe. As a member of PrecisionFDA, Dupuytren Research Group will use PrecisionFDA cloud hosting to allow authorized researchers around the world to collaborate and analyze data from the International Dupuytren Data Bank (IDDB). Data […]

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Did You Know These Dupuytren Facts?
On: Nov 29, 2018
By: Charles Eaton

Did You Know These Dupuytren Facts? Did you know? Today, each child of a parent with Dupuytren has a one in four chance of developing Dupuytren. Did you know? Today, there’s no practical way to test if a treatment can prevent Dupuytren. Did you know? Today’s approach to Dupuytren treatment is the same as it was in the 1800s: wait for a bend, […]

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Dupuytren and Fear of the Unknown
On: Oct 31, 2018
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren and Fear of the Unknown Boopuytren! Here’s a common Dupuytren script. A person finds something unexplained in their palm. They see a hand surgeon, who tells them “You have Dupuytren disease.” “There’s nothing to do now.” “Come back when you can’t put your palm flat on a tabletop.” First, disappointment: the doctor did …nothing! (and […]

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The Importance of Dupuytren Stories
On: Oct 17, 2018
By: Charles Eaton

The story depends on the storyteller. For nearly two centuries, the only narrators of the story of Dupuytren have been doctors and therapists. The public face of Dupuytren was limited either to what was easy to describe (measuring finger angles) or to technical details relevant to surgery. It was a narrow tunnel vision about what […]

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Mother’s Day Maps

May is here. Summer is coming! In many countries, Mother’s day is being celebrated this Sunday. It’s a meaningful milestone. Dupuytren Research Group is also marking milestones – on a variety of maps. International Dupuytren Data Bank Enrollment The IDDB is nearing the 3000 enrollee mark: as of today, we have 2996 enrollees. Here is […]

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