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In 1937, Thalhimer, used heparin for the first time, to allow exchange transfusion for alleviation of uraemia in nephrectomised dogs, using the first flat hemodialysis membrane made of cellophane

William Thalhimer (1886-1961), non-clinical haematologist, Chicago

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Welcome to RenalMed

RenalMed is a website that attempts to explain many aspects of renal medicine and renal disease. It contains practical information and help for nephrologists, non-renal physicians, and renal nurses and technicians

We focus on all aspects of renal medicine, including acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD), dialysis and renal transplantation. We welcome your feedback and questions and will endeavour to update and add to our online resources as required. We hope the content is useful for you and ultimately benefits your patients

This website is not a substitute for a detailed clinical assessment, involving history, examination and investigation. Your patient may be different from the cases described within. If in doubt, ask!

We are pleased to be able to highlight the upcpoming Renal Medicine Symposium hosted by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Thursday 27 April 2017

Our congratulations to the organizers of this event, for what is a truly outstanding programme. On-line booking and full programme viewing is now available on the College website: http://events.rcpe.ac.uk/events/480/renal-medicine