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Evid Based Nurs 3:76 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.3.76
  • Treatment

Lactobacillus GG reduced diarrhoea incidence in antibiotic treated children

Lactobacillus GG (LGG) v placebo for diarrhoea in children receiving 10 days of antibiotics†

Outcomes LGG Placebo RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
‡Stool consistency score <4 means that stool consistency ranged from loose and soft to watery.
Diarrhoea 8% 26% 71% (39 to 87) 6 (4 to 13)
Stool consistency score <4‡ 17% 48% 64% (43 to 78) 4 (3 to 6)

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