Recommended Links and Reading

Useful websites

Pain Management Network
PainBytes - Specific for youth
Neuro Orthopaedic Institute
International Association for the Study of Pain
https://www.curablehealth.com/science

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2750819/

http://www.instituteforchronicpain.org/understanding-chronic-pain/what-is-chronic-pain/central-sensitization

https://www.ellersliemedical.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/Pain-Toolkit-New-Zealand.pdf

New Zealand Pain Society

The Australian Pain Society

Recommended reading

Explain Pain David Butler and Lorimer Moseley
The Brain That Changes Itself Norman Doidge
Manage Your Pain  -  Michael Nicholas, et al
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue  -  Mary Burgess and Trudie Chalder
How to Liberate Yourself From Pain  -  Grahame Brown
Change Your Brain, Change Your Pain  -  Mark Grant
The Pain Survival Guide  -  Dennis Turk and Frits Winter
Pain – The Science of Suffering  -  Patrick Wall
Rewire Your Brain John Arden

Books by Prof EA Shipton
Shipton, E.A.
, Pain – Acute and Chronic. 2nd Edition, (First Reprint from Christchurch School of Medicine), London: Arnold Medical Publisher (2001) (378 pages, 16 chapters, single authored) (citations – 31)

Some recent publications by Prof E Shipton

Shipton EE, Bate F, Garrick R, Steketee C, Shipton EA, Visser EJ.Systematic Review of Pain Medicine Content, Teaching, and Assessment in Medical School Curricula Internationally. Pain Ther. 2018 Jul 30

Shipton EA, Shipton EE, Shipton AJ.A Review of the Opioid Epidemic: What Do We Do About It? Pain Ther. 2018 Jun;7(1):23-36

Shipton EA.The opioid epidemic-a fast developing public health crisis in the first world.N Z Med J. 2018 Feb 2;131(1469):7-9

Shipton EE, Shipton AJ, Williman JA, Shipton EA.Deaths from Opioid Overdosing: Implications of Coroners’ Inquest Reports 2008-2012 and Annual Rise in Opioid Prescription Rates: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Pain Ther. 2017 Dec;6(2):203-215.

MacLachlan C, Shipton EA, Wells JE.The Cold Pressor Test as a Predictor of Prolonged Postoperative Pain, a Prospective Cohort Study. Pain Ther. 2016 Dec;5(2):203-213

Pons T, Shipton EA. Physiotherapy and the management of complex regional pain syndrome. Pain Manag. 2016 Nov;6(6):515-518

Shipton EA.“Making Progress Towards Our Strategic Goals”. Pain Med. 2016 Sep;17(9):1599-601

MacLachlan C, Shipton EA, Wells JE.Perioperative Pain Correlates and Prolonged Postoperative Pain Predictors: Demographic and Psychometric Questionnaires. Pain Ther. 2015 Jun;4(1):119-33

Shipton EAShipton EE.Vitamin D and Pain: Vitamin D and Its Role in the Aetiology and Maintenance of Chronic Pain States and Associated Comorbidities. Pain Res Treat. 2015;2015:904967.

Shipton EE, Shipton EA.Vitamin D Deficiency and Pain: Clinical Evidence of Low Levels of Vitamin D and Supplementation in Chronic Pain States. Pain Ther. 2015 Jun;4(1):67-87.

Pons T, Shipton EA, Williman J, Mulder RT.Potential risk factors for the onset of complex regional pain syndrome type 1: a systematic literature review. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2015;2015:956539

Shipton EAShipton EE. Should doctors be allowed to prescribe cannabinoids for pain in Australia and New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2014. 48(4) 310-313

Shipton EA, Moore B, Cousins MJ. Atkinson RL. The Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists – History and Strategic Plan. Pain Medicine 2014:Pain Med. 2014 Dec;15(12):1992-5 .

Shipton EA. Moving forwards –outlining the plan. Pain Medicine 2014; 15:1247-1248.

Shipton EA. The Transition of Acute Postoperative Pain to Chronic Pain: Part 1 – Risk Factors for the Development of Postoperative Acute Persistent Pain. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2014;4:67-70.

Shipton EA. The Transition of Acute Postoperative Pain to Chronic pain: Part 2 – Limiting the Transition. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2014;4:71-75.

Shipton EA, Shipton EE.Should doctors be allowed to prescribe cannabinoids for pain in Australia and New Zealand? Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2014;48(4):310–313.

Shipton EA, Ponnamperuma D, Wells E, Trewin B. Demographic characteristics, psychosocial measures and pain in a sample of patients with persistent pain referred to a New Zealand tertiary pain medicine centre. Pain Medicine 2013:14(7):1101-7.

Shipton EA. Skin Matters – Identifying pain mechanisms and predicting treatment outcomes. Neurology Research and Practice 2013; Article ID 329364:1-7.

Cammack F, Shipton EA. The Christchurch Earthquake – crush injury, neuropathic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, Case Reports in Medicine 2013; Article ID 973234;1-6.

Shipton EA. The Pain Experience and Socio-Cultural Factors. NZ Med J 2013; 126:1370, ISSN 1175 8716: 1-3.

Shipton EA. Recognition of the vocational practice of the scope of Pain Medicine in New Zealand. NZ Med J 2013; 126:1368, ISSN 1175 8716: 5-8.

Shipton EA. Advances in Delivery Systems and Routes for Local Anaesthetics. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2012; 2(5):228-233.

Shipton EA. Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation. Neurology Research and Practice 2012; 309431:1-8.

Pons T, Shipton EA, Mulder RT. The Relationship between Beliefs about Pain and Functional Ability in Rheumatologic conditions. Rehabilitation Research and Practice 2012: in press.

Shipton EA. New Formulations of Local Anaesthetics. Anesthesiology Research and Practice 2012: 546409.

Shipton EA. New Delivery Systems for Local Anaesthetics. Anesthesiology Research and Practice 2012: 289373.

Shipton EA. Transition from Acute Post Surgical pain to Chronic Post Surgical Pain. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2011; 39 (5):824-36.

Shipton EA. Pharmacogenomics in Acute Pain. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2011 (1):117-122.

Pons T, Shipton EA. Multi-level lumbar fusion and postoperative physiotherapy rehabilitation in a patient with persistent pain. Physiother Theory Pract 2011;27(3):238-45.

Ongley D, Shipton EA. Hip pain – wrong diagnosis, wrong operation. Pain Medicine 2010;11(6):942-5.

Shipton EA. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – mechanisms, diagnosis, and management. Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2009;20: 209-214.

Lees G, Shipton EA. Voltage-gated sodium channels in nociception and their potential as targets for new drugs in treatment of chronic neuropathic pain. Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2009; 20: 204-208.

Shipton EA. Pain Assessment in Dementia. NZ Med J 2008;121(1286):9-11.

Shipton EA. Post-surgical neuropathic pain. ANZ J Surg 2008;78:548-555.

Shipton EA, Lin A. Anaesthesia and Analgesia: contribution to surgery – present and future. ANZ J Surg 2008; 78:540-547.

Shipton EA. The chronic pain experience – a dynamic complex interaction. NZ Med J 2008;121:1270.

Donaldson B, Rivett D, Shipton EA, Inglis G, Frampton CM. Concepts of exercise prescription. Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine 2008; 13 (1):28-29.

Shipton EA. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – current ideas on management. ANZ J Surg 2007;77 Suppl 1:A34.

Crawford C, Shipton EA, Ryan K. Exploring general practitioner identification and management of psychosocial ‘Yellow Flags’ in acute low back pain. New Zealand Medical Journal 2007;120:125.

Frohlich E, Shipton EA. Developing Pain Management Units in an Emerging Democracy – Can this be justified? S Afr Med J 2007; 97 (9): 826-828.

Evans S, Shipton EA, Keenan T. Psychosocial adjustment and physical health of children living with maternal chronic pain. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2007;43 (4):262-270.

Donaldson B, Shipton EA, Frampton CM, Inglis G. Comparison of usual advice versus a non-aggravating six-month gym-based exercise rehabilitation post-lumbar discectomy: preliminary one-year follow-up results. The Spine Journal 2006; 6 (4): 357-363.

Evans S, Shipton EA, Keenan T. The relationship between maternal chronic pain and child adjustment: the role of parenting as a mediator. Journal of Pain 2006: 7(4):236-43.

Shipton EA. Should New Zealand continue signing up to the pethidine protocol? New Zealand Medical Journal 2006:10;119(1230):U1875.

Evans S, Shipton EA, Keenan T. Psychosocial functioning of mothers with chronic pain: a comparison to pain-free controls. European Journal of Pain 2005;9 (6): 683-690.

Shipton EA, Shipton E. The Pain Epidemic – some proposed solutions. New Zealand Medical Journal 2005;118 (1221):U1627.

Shipton EA, Tait B. Flagging the pain: preventing the burden of chronic pain by identifying and treating risk factors in acute pain. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2005; 22 (6): 405-412.

Shipton EA. Anaesthetics and the QT-interval: Learning from Droperidol? Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology 2005; 18 (4): 419-423.

Shipton EA. Predictors of persistent acute postoperative pain: an opportunity for preventative medicine to reduce the burden of chronic pain. New Zealand Medical Journal 2005; 118: 1208.

Budd K, Shipton EA. Acute pain, the immune system and opioid immuno-suppression. J Acute Pain 2004; 6:123-135.

Shipton EA, Prosser D. Mitochondrial myopathies and anaesthesia. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2004;21:173-8.

Shipton EA. Tramadol: a multimodal, multipurpose analgesic for the surgeon. South African Journal of Surgery 2003, 41 (4): 86-8.

Shipton EA. Controversies, new risk factors and the neuroendocrine approach to fibromyalgia: can therapeutic progress be made at last? New Zealand Medical Journal 2003; 116 (1174): 1-5.

Payne KA, Roelofse JA, Shipton EA. Pharmacokinetics of oral tramadol drops for postoperative pain relief in children aged 4-7 years. Anesthesia Progress 2002: 49 (4):109-12.

Wisely NA, Shipton EA. Long QT syndrome and anaesthesia. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2002: 19:853-9.

Kennedy R, Spence C, French RA, Shipton EA. Predictive accuracy of a model of volatile anesthetic uptake. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2002; 94: S316.

Shipton EA. Chronic Pelvic Pain – Part 2: Chronic pain syndromes of the pelvic cavity females. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia 2001; 7 (1): 23-30.

Shipton EA. Chronic Pelvic Pain – Part 1: Urogenital pain syndromes in males and females. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia 2001; 7 (1): 2-12.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, Budd K, Stanwix AE. The role of intravenous methylprednisolone pulses in the management of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology 2000; 39: 1296-7.

Shipton EA. Tramadol – Present and Future. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2000; 28 (4): 363-374.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, Stanwix AE, Joffe BI, Ramokgadi J. Beneficial effects of weight loss associated with moderate calorie/carbohydrate restriction, and increased proportional intake of protein and unsaturated fat on serum urate and lipoprotein levels in gout – a pilot study. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2000: 59 (7): 539-543.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, Budd K. Nociceptive and non-nociceptive rheumatological pain: recent developments in the understanding of pathophysiology and management in rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Pain Reviews, 2000; 7: 67-79.

Dessein P, Shipton E, Stanwix A, Joffe B, Ramokgadi EJ. Effects of calorie and carbohydrate restriction, and increased proportional protein and unsaturated fat intake on insulin resistance in rheumatic diseases. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2000; 59 (Suppl 1): 232.

Dessein P, Shipton E, Stanwix AE, Joffe B, Ramokgadi J. Severe partially transient adrenocortical insufficiency in fibromyalgia. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2000; 59 (Suppl 1): 227.

Dessein P, Joffe B, Stanwix A, Shipton E, Ramokgadi J. Low dose methylprednisolone (MP) pulse therapy and intraarticular MP improve adrenocortical hypofunction in rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2000; 59 (Suppl 1): 154.

Dessein P, Stanwix A, Joffe B, Shipton E, Ramokgadi J. Dyslipidemia in rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, osteoarthritis, gout, and fibromyalgia: A controlled study. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2000: 59 (Suppl 1): 231.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA. Cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis – same predisposition? South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia 2000; 6 (2): 20-24.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, Stanwix AE, Joffe BI. Neuroendocrine deficiency- mediated development and persistence of pain promising paradigm? Pain 2000; 86 (3): 213-215.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA. Rheumatological Pain Management: a pathophysiological approach. South African Medical Journal of Continuing Medical Education 2000;18 (2): 93-99.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA. Insulin resistance and responsiveness of excess weight, dyslipidaemia and clinical features to moderate limitation of calorie and carbohydrate intake together with the use of unsaturated fat in fibromyalgia. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia 2000;6 (1): 6-10.

Payne KA, Roelofse JA, Shipton EA. Tears at bedtime. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 1999;83 (2):359.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, K Budd. Oral low-dose glucocorticoids as compared to intravenous methylprednisolone pulses in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 1999; 38 (12): 1304-1305.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, Joffe BI, Hadebe DP, Stanwix AE, Van der Merwe BA. Hyposecretion of adrenal androgens and the relation of serum adrenal steroids, serotonin, and insulin growth factor-1, to clinical features in women with fibromyalgia. Pain 1999; 83:313-319.

Shipton EA. Alpha –2 Adrenergic Agonists in Anaesthesiology and Analgesia: Essential knowledge for any anaesthesiologist in practice. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia 1999;5 (3):2-13.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, Joffe, BI, Stanwix AE, van der Merwe C. Reduced serum levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate and free testosterone and their relation to health status in women with fibromyalgia. XIV European League Against Rheumatism Congress. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 1999;S554:140.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, Joffe BI, Stanwix AE. Serum urate and lipid lowering effects of moderate carbohydrate and calorie restriction in intercritical gout. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 1999; S500:126.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, Joffe BI, Stanwix AE, van der Merwe C. Beneficial effects of moderate carbohydrate and calorie restriction on health status and hyperlipidemia in fibromyalgia. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 1999;S569:140.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, Joffe BI, Stanwix AE, van der Merwe C. High frequency of insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia in fibromyalgia. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 1999:S553:137.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA. Guidelines for the Management of Pain in Rheumatic Disorders. South African Journal of Anesthesiology and Analgesia 1999; 5, No 2: 40-46.

Shipton EA. How Do Anaesthetics Work? South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia 1999; 5, No 2: 2-6.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA. Hypoadrenia in chronic fatigue syndrome: are adrenal androgens overlooked? Lancet, 1999 ;353:1618.

Shipton EA. Women’s’ perception and experience of pain. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia, 1999; 5, No 1: 2-4.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA. Methylprednisolone pulse bridge therapy in contrast to low dose oral prednisolone in rheumatoid arthritis patients started on disease modifying drugs; no adrenal suppression; no dependency; long lasting benefit and better safety profile. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia, 1999; 5, No 1: 5-12.

Shipton EA. The relief of chronic pain – moving the frontiers forward. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia, 1998; 4, No 4: 2-10.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA. Pain in rheumatological disorders – new developments in the understanding of mechanisms and treatment implications. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia, 1998; 4, No 3:2-8.

Shipton EA. Pain in AIDS. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia, 1998; 4, No 2:4-7.

Hopkins D, Shipton EA, Potgieter D, Van der Merwe CA, Boon J, De Wet C, Murphy J. The comparison of tramadol and morphine by subcutaneous PCA.Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 1998;45:435-442.

Shipton EA. Peripheral action of the opioids and the central action of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia, 1997; 3, No 3:1-2.

Dessein PH, Shipton EA, Cloete A Fibromyalgia as a syndrome of neuroendocrine deficiency: a hypothetical model with therapeutic implications. Pain Reviews, 1997; 4, No 2:79-88.

Shipton EA. Remifentanil – a new opioid with a difference. South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia, 1997; 3, No 2: 1-2.

Shipton EA. Secondary Analgesics. Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1997; 8: 68-76.

Shipton EA. Ropivacaine – an Advance over Bupivacaine? South African Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia 1997; 3, No 1:1-2.

Shipton EA. Modern use of neuraxial opioids in acute pain.    South African Journal of Surgery, 1996;34, No 4:180-185.

Shipton EA. The Relief of Acute Pain. South African Journal of Surgery, 1996:34, No 1: 40-43.

Shipton EA, DF Morrell. The South African Journal of Anaesthesiology – Quo Vadis? South African Journal of Anaesthesiology, 1995;1, No 1:1.

Shipton EA. Pain Care – new developments. South African Medical Journal, 1994;84:188-189.

Shipton EA. Technological Advances in Regional Anaesthesia. South African Medical Journal, 1994;84:128-129.

Shipton EA, Minkowitz HS, Becker P .Patient-controlled analgesia in burns injuries: the subcutaneous route. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, 1993;40:898.

Shipton EA. Sensitisation, pre-emptive and total analgesia. South African Medical Journal, 1993:83;555-556.

Shipton EA, Beeton AG, Minkowitz H. Introducing a patient-controlled analgesia-based acute pain relief service into southern Africa–the first 10 months. South African Medical Journal, 1993;83:501-505.

D Hopkins, Shipton EA, JP Tissandié. Extending patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to patient-controlled neurolepanalgesia (PCNA). South African Journal of Surgery, 1992;30, No 4:168-170.

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