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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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Dupuytren research is rare disease research
On: Feb 28, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

Happy Rare Disease Day! Did you know that according to the US Government, Dupuytren is a rare disease? If you count everyone with any degree of Dupuytren disease, it’s fairly common. In the US alone, the number of Dupuytren sufferers projects to about 10 million people. But, if you ask the FDA, Dupuytren disease is a […]

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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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It's Time!
Happy 10th Anniversary Dupuytren Research Group!
On: Jan 1, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

The Dupuytren Research Group was founded ten years ago this month. Our original name was Dupuytren Foundation. Our original mission was simple: to advocate for Dupuytren patients. Providing patient education, physician education, connecting patients with patients, connecting patients with specialists, connecting surgeons with researchers, investigating alternative treatments, providing grants to researchers – these were good, but not enough. It was […]

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