The challenge in kidney transplantation is to identify and manage factors that impact allograft function and survival. Loss of the circadian blood pressure pattern is common in kidney transplant recipients and is associated with poor allograft kidney function. Nevertheless, it is unclear if restoring the normal day-night BP pattern will translate into better allograft outcome. Although studies in patients with and without chronic kidney disease indicate that restoration of the normal nocturnal dipping in BP is possible by changing the timing of the BP medications to cover the overnight period (chronotherapy), this has not been tested in kidney transplant patients. This exploratory study is driven by the hypothesis that chronotherapy will restore the normal circadian BP pattern and will translate into better allograft function and into lower LVM 1-year from transplantation.
- Recipient of a kidney transplant.
- Age≥18 years.
- Stable allograft function.
- Ability to give informed consent.
- Multiorgan transplant recipients.
- Kidney transplant recipients with poor allograft function.
- Documented history of obstructive sleep apnea.
Last updated: 11/08/2012
NCT ID: NCT01093703