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Mindful Breathing Eases Stress During Prostate Biopsy

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.