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John Bright Eck

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology, Pediatrics
Box 3094 Med Ctr, Durham, NC
2301 Erwin Road, 5696 Hafs Building, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


The association between caudal anesthesia and increased risk of postoperative surgical complications in boys undergoing hypospadias repair.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · July 2017 INTRODUCTION: Recent reports have suggested that caudal anesthesia may be associated with an increased risk of postoperative surgical complications. We examined our experience with caudal anesthesia in hypospadias repair to evaluate for increased risk of u ... Full text Link to item Cite

Anaesthetic management of infants with glycogen storage disease type II: a physiological approach.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · June 2004 Pompe or Glycogen Storage Disease type II (GSD-II) is a genetic disorder affecting both cardiac and skeletal muscle. Historically, patients with the infantile form usually die within the first year of life due to cardiac and respiratory failure. Recently a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prediction of tracheal tube size in children using multiple variables.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · July 2002 Featured Publication BACKGROUND: Tracheal tube (TT) size selection in children is important to avoid complications. Formulae utilizing age and physical characteristics to predict appropriate tube size are not entirely predictive. METHODS: Using an automated anaesthesia record ... Full text Link to item Cite

Paediatric regional anaesthesia--what makes a difference?

Journal Article Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol · June 2002 Featured Publication Regional anaesthetic techniques are useful for providing post-operative pain control for ambulatory surgery in children. This chapter focuses on unique features of paediatric anatomy and physiology that allow successful performance of these techniques. An ... Full text Link to item Cite

Office-based anesthesia for children.

Journal Article Anesthesiol Clin North Am · March 2002 The use of office-based surgery and anesthesia will continue to grow. The anesthesia community has embraced the opportunity to become a driving force of office-based surgery and has organized into rapidly growing groups that promote safe practice in the of ... Full text Link to item Cite

What's new in pediatric paravertebral analgesia

Journal Article Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management · January 1, 2002 Paravertebral nerve block is a very effective method of postoperative pain control that is ideal for certain unilateral operative procedures in which bilateral blockade is not necessary. The quality of the block may be superior to that seen with epidural a ... Full text Cite

Neuromuscular effects of rapacuronium in pediatric patients during nitrous oxide-halothane anesthesia: comparison with mivacurium.

Journal Article Can J Anaesth · February 2000 PURPOSE: To describe neuromuscular effects of rapacuronium in pediatric patients during N2O-halothane anesthesia and compare them with mivacurium in children. METHODS: 103 pediatric patients, seven days -12 yr, received rapacuronium or mivacurium during N2 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Regional Anesthesia for Pain Relief in Children.

Journal Article Curr Rev Pain · 1999 Managing pain in children is a complex area that requires an understanding of the unique challenges offered by this young population. Regional anesthesia is emerging as an adjunct to pain management in children, particularly in the perioperative arena.The ... Full text Link to item Cite

Teaching successful central venous cannulation in infants and children: audio Doppler versus anatomic landmarks.

Journal Article J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth · October 1998 OBJECTIVE: To determine if vein localization with an audio Doppler increases successful central venous cannulation and decreases complications in infants and children when performed by inexperienced operators, compared with vein localization by anatomic la ... Full text Link to item Cite

An inexpensive arterial line protector.

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Use of remifentanil in infants.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · 1998 We describe the use of remifentanil in three infants with complex medical issues (hepatic failure, cyanotic heart disease and renal compromise). The short duration of opioid effect even after a long period of drug infusion (18 h) suggests this drug may be ... Full text Link to item Cite

An inexpensive arterial line protector.

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Evaluation of a new flexometallic catheter for thoracic epidural analgesia via the caudal route in infants and neonates

Journal Article Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine · January 1, 1998 Introduction: Thoracic epidural anesthesia via the caudal route in infants and children has been shown to be a reliable alternative to direct thoracic epidural placement1'2. The caudal route avoids difficulties and hazards of trochar insertion in the lumba ... Full text Cite

Effect of ether stress on growth hormone during development in the neonatal rat.

Journal Article Neuroendocrinology · November 1992 Stress in adult rats causes an inhibition of growth hormone (GH) secretion which might be mediated by corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). The response of neonates to stress differs from that observed in adults, including changes in GH secretion that are ... Full text Link to item Cite