Practical Management of Pain

Practical Management of Pain is a medical textbook on pain management. First published in 1986 by Year Book Medical Publishers which subsequently became part of Elsevier, the book's target audiences are medical residents, practicing anesthesiologists, and pain research fellows. Currently in its fifth edition, the book has been described by pain specialists as a "trusted reference source",[1] and a "definitive text for the care of the pain patient".[2]

Practical Management of Pain
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EditorsP. Prithvi Raj (first ed.)
SubjectPain management
Published1986 Year Book Medical (first ed)
2013–4 Elsevier (fifth ed.)
ISBN9780815170136 (first ed.)
978-0323083409 (fifth ed.)


The current edition includes contributions from international authors, with new chapters covering ultrasound-guided techniques in regional anesthesiology and pain management procedures.


The second edition of Practical Management of Pain was described in The New England Journal of Medicine as "a masterly, readable, comprehensive treatise".[3] The third edition was recognized in Anesthesia and Analgesia as "a definitive text for the care of the pain patient.[2] Although the fourth edition of Practical Management of Pain received criticism for being biased towards a North American readership, it was acknowledged as a "trusted reference source" for both trainees and consultants in pain medicine.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Colvin, L. A. (12 November 2008). "Raj's Practical Management of Pain". British Journal of Anaesthesia. 101 (6): 885–886. doi:10.1093/bja/aen312.
  2. ^ a b Burkey, Dell R. (2001). "Practical Management of Pain, 3rd Edition". Anesthesia and Analgesia. 92 (2): 561. doi:10.1213/00000539-200102000-00064.
  3. ^ Ferrante, F. Michael (15 October 1992). "Book Review". New England Journal of Medicine. 327 (16): 1181. doi:10.1056/NEJM199210153271623.

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