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Evid Based Nurs 6:16 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.1.16
  • Treatment

Review: probiotics are effective in preventing antibiotic associated diarrhoea

Probiotics v placebo to prevent antibiotic associated diarrhoea*

Weighted event rates
Outcome Probiotics Placebo RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data provided by author using a fixed effects model.
Proportion of patients without diarrhoea 90% 78% 15% (9 to 20) 9 (7 to 13)

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