Dupuytren Research Group

Disease Modifying AntiDupuytren Drugs
Sep 7, 2022

The path to a Dupuytren cure is connected to the story of drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. The evolution of rheumatoid drug treatment dates back centuries, based on guesswork and trial and error. During this time, hundreds of rheumatoid “cures” were recommended – herbs, diets, bedrest, baths, special clothing, radioactive exposure, special jewelry, injections of arsenic […]

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NHS Dupuytren Information
On: Jul 22, 2022
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren is complicated. Much of it is a mystery. Because it’s not understood, describing it makes me feel like a character in the parable of the blind men and the elephant. Seeing the Dupuytren brochure recently released by England’s National Health Service is a pleasant surprise. It summarizes information from publications, answers common questions, and […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!
On: Mar 8, 2022
By: Charles Eaton

Happy International Women’s Day The story that God created man before creating woman is an example of working on the rough draft before the final masterpiece. A traditional Dupuytren narrative is that Dupuytren is primarily a painless nuisance problem of bent fingers in old men. This perception does a disservice to many. Not only is […]

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Don’t forget Dupuytren on Giving Tuesday!
On: Nov 29, 2021
By: Charles Eaton

The Dupuytren Research Group’s work is supported entirely by your charitable gifts. Thanks to you, our blood test pilot study has completed blood sample collection, and analysis is underway. This is the first step toward a large research study to develop a Dupuytren blood test. We’ve made it this far because of the Dupuytren community’s […]

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Petition the NIH to Fund Dupuytren Research
On: Jun 22, 2021
By: Charles Eaton

If you are affected by Dupuytren disease, you know Dupuytren isn’t going away by itself. We must work together for a future without Dupuytren disease. Right now, there is no US federal Dupuytren-specific research funding. Help change this now! Sign this petition to tell the National Institutes of Health Dupuytren Research Funding Matters! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/we-support-the-need-for-dupuytren-disease-research

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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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