© 2008

Handbook of Pain Management

  • Michael Serpell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Michael Serpell
    Pages 1-7
  3. Michael Serpell
    Pages 9-24
  4. Michael Serpell
    Pages 25-35
  5. Michael Serpell
    Pages 37-48
  6. Michael Serpell
    Pages 49-72
  7. Michael Serpell
    Pages 73-91
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 93-96

About this book


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


Assessment Management pain pharmacotherapy treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Serpell
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of AnaesthesiaGartnavel General HospitalGlasgowScotland

About the editors

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Pain Management
  • Editors Michael Serpell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Healthcare Ltd. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer Healthcare, Tarporley
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-85873-410-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-908517-12-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 96
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pain Medicine
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