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Clinical Trials Update
June 26, 2018

Phone App No Help in Controlling Hypertension

JAMA. 2018;319(24):2470. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.8167

A smartphone app modestly improved medication adherence in patients with poorly controlled hypertension but led to no change in systolic blood pressure, found a trial in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The 411 participants, who were taking 1 to 3 antihypertensive medications, were randomly assigned to the Medisafe app or to a control group (no intervention). The Medisafe app includes medication reminder alerts, adherence reports, and optional peer support.