Chlorhexidine v 10% povidone-iodine (PI) for reducing infection rates in neonates†

Outcomes (all catheters) at time of assessmentChlorhexidine10% PIRRR (95% CI)NNT (CI)
Catheter tip colonisation15%24%40% (10 to 50)11 (9 to 42)
†BSI = bloodstream infection; CRBSI = catheter related bloodstream infection. Other abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, RRI, NNT, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article.
CRBSI3.8%3.2%20% (-50 to 170)Not significant
BSI without a source15%14%10% (-20 to 50)Not significant