I want to share three exciting Dupuytren updates with you this Halloween. The first update is the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical research. The term “Artificial Intelligence” is a little misleading. Today, AI is about computerized pattern-matching rather than thinking and consciousness, but it’s still amazing. The pumpkin pictures above are all […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Geared for healthcare professionals, but anyone may participate! https://DupuytrenSymposium.org
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
Happy 2021 Mother’s Day from the Dupuytren Research Group! We send our best wishes to celebrate all mothers every day, and especially this day. Charles Eaton MD for 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 […]
The 2020 Zoom Discussion Group series has ended. We look forward to restarting this series in 2021!