Dupuytren Research Group

Dupuytren: restoring balance vs. winning the war
Jan 10, 2019

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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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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Shop Amazon and Support Research: Amazon4Dup.com
On: Nov 23, 2018
By: Charles Eaton

Support Dupuytren research the easy way with Amazon Smile. Amazon4Dup.com links you to Amazon Smile’s Dupuytren Research Group page. (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-3886958) Amazon donates to Dupuytren Research Group with every purchase made through Remember to do all your Amazon shopping through Amazon4Dup.com! – Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, Holidays, and every day! –  

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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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A better Dupuytren measurement?
On: Oct 24, 2018
By: Charles Eaton

Measuring Dupuytren What’s the best way to measure Dupuytren disease impact? Finger angles? Dexterity performing hand-related activities? Subjective or self-reported surveys? It turns out that Dupuytren is difficult to pigeonhole. People often compensate for some loss of motion without being aware that they are. Unless the fingers are really bent, angle measurements don’t correlate with […]

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