Key clinical point: An intervention consisting of guided diaphragmatic breathing reduced anxiety during prostate biopsy procedures.
Major finding: Patients who received the breathing intervention averaged significantly lower post-procedure anxiety scores compared with usual care controls (28.40 vs. 35.40).
Study details: The data come from a randomized trial of 47 patients aged 52 to 79 years who underwent prostate biopsy procedures.
Disclosures: The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.
Grinberg AS et al. Urology. 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.12.024.