Dupuytren Research Group

Happy Holidays from the Dupuytren Research Group!

The Dupuytren Research Group is headquartered in sandy West Palm Beach Florida. This is our area’s most visible celebration of the season: SandiLand, featuring the world’s only 35-foot, 700-ton holiday sand tree. It’s a large accomplishment. It took a lot of planning and many people working together – just like the research the Dupuytren Research […]

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2020 IDDB Progress and Findings
On: Apr 23, 2020
By: Charles Eaton

2020 IDDB Progress and Findings The International Dupuytren Data Bank is now in its fifth year with 4465 enrollees from 48 countries. There’s now enough data to begin looking for trends and new insights. We’ve begun collecting blood samples from select enrollees for the Dupuytren Blood Biomarker Pilot Study. Blood sample collection is on hold until […]

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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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International Dupuytren Conference 2020
On: Dec 5, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

DupuytrenSymposium.org Mark your calendars! The followup to the quinquennial 2010 Miami and 2015 Groningen International Dupuytren Conferences is scheduled to take place Sept 3-4 2020 in Oxford, United Kingdom. Plan to attend. Take part! Prepare your abstracts for submission. Learn more at DupuytrenSymposium.org

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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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