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The purpose of this study is to identify and manage factors related to blood pressure control that impact organ function and survival in kidney transplant recipients. Loss of the circadian (relating to a 24-hour rhythm) blood pressure pattern is common in kidney transplant recipients and is associated with poor allograft kidney function. It is still unclear if restoring the normal day-night blood pressure (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 (night) 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.
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.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Blood Pressure Control
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:58-0400
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Procedure in which arterial blood pressure is intentionally reduced in order to control blood loss during surgery. This procedure is performed either pharmacologically or by pre-surgical removal of blood.
Method in which repeated blood pressure readings are made while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It allows quantitative analysis of the high blood pressure load over time, can help distinguish between types of HYPERTENSION, and can assess the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy.
Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.
A response by the BARORECEPTORS to increased BLOOD PRESSURE. Increased pressure stretches BLOOD VESSELS which activates the baroreceptors in the vessel walls. The net response of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM is a reduction of central sympathetic outflow. This reduces blood pressure both by decreasing peripheral VASCULAR RESISTANCE and by lowering CARDIAC OUTPUT. Because the baroreceptors are tonically active, the baroreflex can compensate rapidly for both increases and decreases in blood pressure.
Double-layered inflatable suits which, when inflated, exert pressure on the lower part of the wearer's body. The suits are used to improve or stabilize the circulatory state, i.e., to prevent hypotension, control hemorrhage, and regulate blood pressure. The suits are also used by pilots under positive acceleration.
Nephrology - kidney function
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Systemic conditions...
Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site to another location on the patient's own body, for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or absent organ. The emerging field of regenerative ...