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Handbook of Pain Management
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Successful pain management is key to patient quality of life and outcomes across many fields of medicine. The Handbook of Pain Management provides an insightful and comprehensive summary, authored by a noted expert.

Concise and insightful review of an important and complicated area of medicine


Anatomy and physiology of pain.- Patient evaluation.- Overview of management options.- Pharmacotherapy of pain.- Non-pharmacological management of pain.


ISBN-13: 9781908517128
Publisher: Springer (Springer Healthcare Ltd.)
Publication date: November, 2011
Pages: 103

Subcategories: Anaesthetics and Pain


Michael Serpell, MB ChB, FCPodS, ECFMG, FRCA graduated from Medical School at the University of Dundee in 1983. He completed his training in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in Dundee, Scotland, Orebro in Sweden and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Centre in New Hampshire, USA. He took up his consultant post in Glasgow in 1993 and became Senior Lecturer at the University Department of Anaesthesia, Glasgow in 1999.

His research interests include pharmacological and regional analgesia management of acute and chronic pain. He is particularly interested in the diagnosis and early treatment of neuropathic pain. He leads the Clinical Trials Unit at the Pain Clinic in Gartnavel, which runs both acute and chronic pain studies. He is Chairman of the Research and Priority Programme for Pain and Acute Medicine for the Greater Glasgow Acute Hospitals Trust. He is Chairman of the Local Arrangements Committee for the IASP World Congress on Pain to be held in Glasgow, August 2008. He is Chairman of the Neuropathic Pain Specialist Interest Group of the British Pain Society, and Examiner for the Primary FRCA. He has been Secretary and Treasurer of the North British Pain Association and Secretary of the West of Scotland Pain Group.

He is Senior Series Editor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and is its Speciality Editor in Pain. He is an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Pain and a reviewer for several journals, including British Journal of Anaesthesia. He is Block Editor for Pain for the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ electronic Learning in Anaesthesia (eLA) project. He has published 15 chapters and over 40 original research papers. He was a member of a team that received an Art-Science grant from the Wellcome Foundation to coproduce a play about chronic pain – PUSH – which was performed in London during June 2003.