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Library Guides (Old): Pain medicine

This guide promotes resources and services available through the ANZCA Library. The tabs across the top of the page are grouped according to key topics/themes.

Top journals in Pain medicine

British Journal of Pain - 2007 - Current (free online)

Clinical Journal of Pain - Vol. 17, 2001 – current

European Journal of Pain - Vol. 13, 2009 – current

Journal of Headache and Pain - Vol. 1, 2000 – current

Journal of Pain - Vol. 8, 2007 – current

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Vol. 33, 2007 - current 

Pain Medicine - Vol. 1, 2000 – current

(NEW) Pain Practice - Vol. 1, 2001 - current

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine - Vol. 23, 1998 – current

Scandinavian Journal of Pain - Vol. 1, 2009 – current

The Journal of Headache and Pain - open access journal via SpringerOpen

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine - open access journal

Pain Research and Management - open access journal

Pain Physician - open access journal

Web resources


Pain PLUS (Premium LiteratUre Service) is a resource that provides access to current, high-quality evidence from health care research, to support evidence-based clinical decisions. 

PAIN+ is continuously updated, unique resource which allows you to see what other clinicians are reading, and search citations (from over 120 premier clinical journals) that are pre-rated for evidence quality by research staff. 

How you can use it:

  • Register to create a free account where you can set up alert preferences for email alerts
  • Receive e-mail alerts about new evidence, each alert includes clinical ratings and comments, and electronic links to the article's abstract via PubMed (if available) and fulltext article via PubMed or the publisher's site (if available for free)
  • Search the ANZCA journal list and find the articles you want from our subscriptions, or if you need assistance locating an article - request the article from the Library by email:

Physical diagnosis of pain videos

Videos on this topic, as referenced below, are sourced from the online version of the book "Physical diagnosis of pain" 3rd edition.  Click the link to the book to explore this topic further. 


Click here to explore the full list of Video contents, or the link/image below.

Faculty of Pain Medicine resources

Opioid Calculator app

The Faculty of Pain Medicine, ANZCA has developed a smart phone application designed to calculate dose equivalence of opioid analgesic medications. 

See the iOS page or the Android page on this guide for more information about this app, or this website.

Related courses

FPM Better Pain Management program

The FPM Better Pain Management program consists of six online education modules that have been designed for specialist and general medical practitioners, medical students, nurses and allied health practitioners engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain. 

ANZCA Educators Program

The ANZCA Educators Program is designed to equip clinicians involved in ANZCA and FPM training with the skills and knowledge to facilitate learning in their daily role. 

Top articles in Pain medicine

Lim SW, Gunaratne Y, Jaaniste T, McCormick M, Champion DSomatosensory Test Responses and Physical and Psychological Functioning of Children and Adolescents with Chronic Non-neuropathic Pain: An Exploratory Study. Clin J Pain. 2017;33(2):116-125.

MacLachlan C, Shipton EA, Wells JE. The cold pressor test as a predictor of prolonged postoperative pain, a prospective cohort study. Pain Ther. 2016;Sep 20 [Epub ahead of print]

Pons T, Shipton EA. Physiotherapy and the management of complex regional pain syndrome. Pain Manag. 2016;Sep 19 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Request this article from the Library.

Kolber BJ, Janjic JM, Pollock JA, Tidgewell KJ. Summer undergraduate research: A new pipeline for pain clinical practice and research. BMC Med Educ. 2016;16(1):135.

Tsui P, Chu M. Ketamine: An old drug revitalized in pain medicine. BJA Education. 2016. May 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Wilkinson P, Whiteman R. Pain management programmes. BJA Education. 2016. May 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Johansen A, Schirmer H, Nielsen CS, Stubhaug A. Persistent post-surgical pain and signs of nerve injury: The tromso study. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2016;60(3):380-392.

Walker SM. Pain after surgery in children: Clinical recommendations. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015;28(5):570-576.

Momi SK, Fabiane SM, Lachance G, Livshits G, Williams FM. Neuropathic pain as part of chronic widespread pain: Environmental and genetic influences. Pain. 2015;156(10):2100-2106.

Turan A, Belley-Cote EP, Vincent J, Sessler DI, Devereaux PJ, Yusuf S, et al. Methylprednisolone does not reduce persistent pain after cardiac surgery. Anesthesiology. 2015;123(6):1404-1410.

Eccleston C, Hearn L, Williams AC. Psychological therapies for the management of chronic neuropathic pain in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;10:CD011259.

Search the Library catalogue for books about Pain medicine

Take a look at the books ANZCA Library has on the catalogue about Pain Medicine. 

Click HERE

Pain medicine - books