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Research Article

Prehospital Lactated Ringer's Solution Treatment and Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Prospective Cohort Analysis

  • Akihito Hagihara mail,

    hagihara@hsmp.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Kyushu University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • Manabu Hasegawa,

    Affiliation: Ambulance Service Planning Division, Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Takeru Abe,

    Affiliation: Kyushu University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • Yoshifumi Wakata,

    Affiliation: Kyushu University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • Takashi Nagata,

    Affiliation: Kyushu University Hospital, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Center, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • Yoshihiro Nabeshima

    Affiliation: Kyushu University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • Published: February 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001394

About the Authors

Akihito Hagihara, Takeru Abe, Yoshifumi Wakata, Yoshihiro Nabeshima
Kyushu University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Fukuoka, Japan
Manabu Hasegawa
Ambulance Service Planning Division, Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Nagata
Kyushu University Hospital, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Center, Fukuoka, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: hagihara@hsmp.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The article′s contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, or Kyushu University. The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis: AH. Conceived and designed the experiments: AH MH TA. Performed the experiments: AH. Analyzed the data: AH TA YW TN YN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MH AH. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: TN YW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AH MH TA TN YW YN. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AH MH TA TN YW YN.