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Table 3 Prehospital key treatments

From: An increased potential for organ donors may be found among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Prehospital diagnosis N Prehospital intubation N (% (95%CI)) p-value Hypertonic Saline p-value Other fluids p-value Inotropic support p-value
Stroke 49 18 (36.7% (23.4%–51.7%)) 0.001 2 (4.1% (0.5%–14.0%) 0.22 9 (18.4% (8.8%–32.0%)) 0.80 3 (6.1%(1.3%–16.9%))  < 0.001
Cardiac Arrest 22 18 (81.8% (59.7%–94.8%)) 2 (9.1% (1.1%–29.2%)) 2 (9.1% (1.1%–29.2%)) 18 (81.8% (59.7%–94.8%))
Subarachnoideal haemorrhage 21 14 (66.7% (43.0%–85.4%)) 1 (4.8% (0.1%–23.8%)) 3 (14.3% (3.0%–36.3%)) 2 (9.5% (1.2%–30.4%))
Head Trauma 14 9 (64.3% (35.1%–87.2%)) 5 (35.7% (12.8%–64.9%)) 3 (21.4% (4.7%–50.8%)) 5 (35.7% (12.8%–64.9%))
Miscellaneous 15 8 (53.3% (26.6%–78.7%)) 0 (0.0% (0.0%–21.8%)) 3 (20.0% (4.3%–48.1%)) 3 (20.0% (4.3%–48.1%))
No diagnosis assigned 14 2 (14.3% (1.8%–42.2%)) 0 (0.0% (0.0%–2.3%)) 1 (7.1% (0.2%–33.9%)) 0 (0.0% (0.0%–2.3%))
Total population 135 69 (51.1% (42.4%–59.8%)) 10 (7.4% (3.6&–13.2%)) 21 (15.6% (9.9%–22.8%)) 31 (23.0% (16.2%–31.0%))
  1. Patients with cardiac arrest were significantly more often intubated at the scene and received significantly more inotropic support