Ladenheim Dialysis Access Centers (LDAC) specialize in the creation and care of dialysis access for patients with renal disease. LDAC is a leader in providing comprehensive and highest quality dialysis access care for those who need to obtain dialysis treatments and has a national reputation of being a pioneer in all aspects of dialysis access care.
LDAC RESEARCH CITED BY MAJOR UNIVERSITY
Dr. Eric Ladenheim’s research cited in a study by Yale University, School of Medicine, Department of Vascular Surgery
New Haven, CT, August 13, 2013– Dr. Eric Ladenheim, President of LDAC Vascular Centers, has been cited in a study by Yale University, School of Medicine, Department of Vascular Surgery.
In an earlier study, conducted by Eric Ladenheim, MD, it was found that amputations healed significantly faster with a prefab plastic dressing placed immediately after surgery. His findings from his original study were confirmed in the study “A Comparison of Immediate Postoperative Rigid and Soft Dressings for Below-Knee Amputations” by B. Sumpio, S. R. Shine, D. Mahler, and B. E. Sumpio, from Yale University.
Background: A variety of postsurgical dressings are used after a below-knee amputation (BKA), but there is no evidence-based guideline on which dressing to use. The purpose of this study was to compare the application of immediate postoperative rigid dressings or soft dressings on the healing times of BKA.
Conclusions: Below-knee amputees had a significantly quicker healing time, as measured by the time to be cast for prosthesis, when a rigid dressing was used compared with a soft dressing. Consideration should be given to the use of a rigid dressing after BKA to expedite healing and promote earlier ambulation.
LDAC Hours of Operation
LDAC is dedicated to serving all patients regardless of their dialysis schedule. We are open six days a week so that we can provide care at any moment without delays. Patients who traditionally had to wait through the weekend, can now get care for any malfunctioning access immediately in our office.
Reasons for Referral to LDAC:
- Increased venous pressures
- Increased negative arterial pressure
- Pulsatile access site
- Decrease in thrill or bruit in access
- Difficulty with cannulation
- Prolonged bleeding post dialysis
- Inadequate dialysis dose
- Treatment of dialysis catheters (extra corporeal blood flow less than 300ml/min and catheter related bacteremia)
- Dysfunctional CAPD catheter
- Evaluation for Steal Syndrome
- Evaluation for Access
If there is any concern of the quality of care provided by this facility, please contact:
The Joint Commission
HCO ID# 737753
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