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Dupuytren’s contracture: What is disease Margaret Thatcher had which makes fingers BEND?
DUPUYTREN ’S CONTRACTURE is a fairly common condition that causes one or more fingers to bend into the palm of the hand. People that find it difficult to straighten their fingers should see their GP, urged Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies expert, Dr Dawn Harper. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xiapex(R) Gets Recommendation to be Made Available on National Health Service in England
STOCKHOLM, June 30, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi™) today announces that for the first time people in England with the disabling hand condition Dupuytren's disease will have access to Xiapex&reg... Biopharmaceuticals, Reimbursement Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Sobi , Xiapex, Dupuytren's disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New study to look into best treatment for hand condition
A new study funded by the NIHR HTA Programme is comparing two methods of treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture. Dupuytren’s Contracture is the fourth most common problem affecting the hand in the UK. The disorder, occurring mostly in adult men, is caused by fibrous tissue forcing the finger to bend down into the palm of the... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - November 4, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

H ô pital Dupuytren researchers conduct study of SpHb and PVI monitoring for anesthesia-related mortality
Researchers at H ô pital Dupuytren, part of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire of Limoges, France (CHU Limoges), has conducted an abstract study of Masimo ’s two rainbow SET measurements, SpHb and PVI monitoring to address anesthesia-related mortalit… (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - October 24, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Genetics Home Reference: Dupuytren contracture
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/dupuytren-contracture (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Demonstration of the impossibility of simultaneous Dupuytren and Destot fractures in the result of the car-pedestrian collision - Gusarov AA, Fetisov VA, Kucheryavets YO.
This article reports the results of the commission forensic medical expertise undertaken to evaluate the possibility of severe injury to the ankle joint resulting from the road traffic accident as exemplified by the collision of a VAS 21043 car moving back... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Magnesium, Alterative Medicine and Science
This study also noted, "Despite numerous reports linking hypomagnesemia to chronic diabetic complications, attention to this issue is poor among clinicians." Dupuytren's Disease is also extremely high in patients with alcoholism and liver disease. This population is also well known to be low in magnesium. Association is not causation, but it turns out that a lot of people have been implicating low magnesium in many diseases for some time. And while some scientists may dismiss blog sites and popular books, it doesn't necessarily mean that the writers are wrong. The only way to move from anecdotal to scientific is...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Magnesium, Alternative Medicine and Science
This study also noted, "Despite numerous reports linking hypomagnesemia to chronic diabetic complications, attention to this issue is poor among clinicians." Dupuytren's Disease is also extremely high in patients with alcoholism and liver disease. This population is also well known to be low in magnesium. Association is not causation, but it turns out that a lot of people have been implicating low magnesium in many diseases for some time. And while some scientists may dismiss blog sites and popular books, it doesn't necessarily mean that the writers are wrong. The only way to move from anecdotal to scientific is...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Surgery Generally Reserved for Advanced Cases of Dupuytren’s Contracture
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture safe? What kind of results can I expect after surgery? Are there any alternatives to surgery? ANSWER: Surgery is the traditional treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture. It is safe and effective, but may not always be necessary. Other treatments are available, depending on the severity of the condition. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 29, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Dupuytren's Contractures Associated With VemurafenibDupuytren's Contractures Associated With Vemurafenib
Was treatment with the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib responsible for the development of Dupuytren's contracture in this patient with metastatic melanoma? Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug launch in Japan to trigger $20M payment to Endo
Endo International is about to get a multimillion-dollar payday, thanks to the pending launch of Xiaflex in Japan. On Monday, Endo said the Japan’s National Health Insurance system has placed Xiaflex — a treatment for the debilitating hand disorder Dupuytren’s contracture — on its list of approved and price-controlled prescription therapies. Where Philadelphia ranks among the country's top life sciences clusters As a result, Endo partner Asahi Kasei Pharma expects to commercially launch… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 31, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA Expands Dupuytren's Contracture Use for Xiaflex FDA Expands Dupuytren's Contracture Use for Xiaflex
The FDA has extended approval for Xiaflex in treatment of up to two Dupuytren's contracture hand joints in one hand during a single treatment visit. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Alert Source Type: news

New hope for Dupuytren's contracture: Jab that cured my 'claw hand'
A REVOLUTIONARY treatment that 'melts' away tough knotted tissue could transform treatment of this common hand-deforming disease (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No straight answer to my bent fingers
A shift in a single protein leads to Dupuytren's contracture, but picking out the genes responsible for it is far from simple, reports Steve Jones     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news