Our Publications

Textbooks or Chapters in text books:

  1. Rajagopal MR. The current status of palliative care in India. In: Magrath I (Ed); Cancer Control 2015: Cancer Care in Emerging Health Systems. INCTR. Brussels. 2015. Available also at http://www.cancercontrol.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/57-62-MR-Rajagopal-.pdf (Accessed 25 September 2015.)
  2. Powell RA, Blanchard CL, de Lima L, Connor SR, Rajagopal MR. Cancer Therapy in Developing Countries: The Role of Palliative Care; In: Alt-Epping B, Nauck F (Ed); Palliative Care in Oncology. Springer. New York. 2015.
  3. M.R. Rajagopal and Reena George: Providing palliative care in economically disadvantaged countries. In: Cherny N, Fallon M, Kaasa S. Portenoy RK, Currow D DC (Eds), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine 5th ed. Oxford University Press. Oxford; 2015.
  4. Rajagopal MR. Setting up a Pain Management Program. In: Kopf A, Patel N; Guide to Pain Management in Low Resource Settings. IASP Press. Seattle; 2009.
  5. Rajagopal MR. Pain in the Developing World. In: Castro-Lopes J (Ed). Current Topics in Pain. iASP Press. Seattle. 2009.
  6. Wenk R, Mosoiu D, Rajagopal MR. Cancer pain and palliative care in the developing world. In: Bruera ED, Portenoy RK (ed). Pain – Assessment and Management. Cambridge University Press. New York. 2009.
  7. Rajagopal MR. Pain and Palliative Care. In: Doctor’s Pocket Companion; Sasidharan PK (Ed). Jaypee brothers. Delhi; 2006.
  8. De Lima L, Wenk R, Rajagopal MR, Mosoiu D, Gwyther E, Bruera E. Palliative Care in developing countries: Argentina, India, Romania and South Africa. In: Emmanuel L (Ed). Palliative Care: Core skills and clinical competencies. Saunders; Philadelphia. 2005.

Publications in Scientific Journals:

1 Fiedler L, Elsner F, Rajagopal MR, Pastrana T. Associations to pain and analgesics in Indian pain patients and health workers. Pain Manag. 2015 Sep;5(5):349-58. doi: 10.2217/pmt.15.36. Epub 2015 Aug 14.

2 Powell RA, Mwangi-Powell FN, Radbruch L, Yamey G, Krakauer EL, Spence D, Ali Z, Baxter S, De Lima L, Xhixha A, Rajagopal MR, Knaul F. Putting palliative care on the global health agenda. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Feb;16(2):131-3. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(15)70002-1.

3 Paudel BD, Ryan KM, Brown MS, Krakauer EL, Rajagopal MR, Maurer MA, Cleary JF. Opioid availability and palliative care in Nepal: influence of an international pain policy fellowship. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jan;49(1):110-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.02.011. Epub 2014 Apr 21.

Paudel BD, Ryan KM, Brown MS, Krakauer EL, Rajagopal MR, Maurer MA, Cleary J. Opioid Availability and Palliative Care in Nepal: Influence of an International Pain Policy Fellowship. J Pain Symptom Manage 2014. doi:10.1016/j..2014.02.011. E-pub ahead of print.

5 Rajagopal MR, Khan AJ, Muckaden M, George R, Gupta H, Leng MEF, Palat G, Patel F, Raghaven B, Reddy SK, Sunilkumar MM, Tiruvadanan M, Connor SR. Creation of minimum standard tool for palliative care in India and self-evaluation of palliative care programs using it  Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 2014;20:3; 201-7.

6 Cleary JDdungu HDistelhorst SRRipamonti CRodin GMBushnaq MAClegg-Lamptey JNConnor SRDiwani MBEniu AHarford JBKumar SRajagopal MRThompson BGralow JRAnderson BO. Supportive and palliative care for metastatic breast cancer: Resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement. Breast. 2013 Aug 21. pii: S0960-9776(13)00217-8. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.07.052. [Epub ahead of print]

7 Elsner F, Schmidt J, Rajagopal M R, Radbruch L, Pestinger M. Psychosocial and spiritual problems of terminally ill patients in Kerala, India. Future Oncol. 2012.8(9) 1-8.

8 Rajagopal M.R. Where is the evidence for pain, suffering, and relief – can narrative help fill the void? (Editorial Commentary). J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2011;25 (1):25-8.

9 Emanuel N, Simon MA, Burt M, Joseph A, Sreekumar N, Kundu T, Khemka V, Biswas B, Rajagopal MR, Emanuel L. Economic impact of terminal illness and the willingness to change it.Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2010; 13:8; 941-4

10 Rajagopal MR. Disease, dignity and palliative care (Editorial commentary). Indian Journal of Palliative Care. 2010; 16:2. 59-60.

11 Rajagopal MR. Pain, suffering and pain relief – a global perspective. British Pain News. Spring 2009. 22-24.

12 Sharma S, Rajagopal MR, Palat G, Singh C, Haji AG, Jain D. A Phase II Pilot Study to Evaluate Use of Intravenous Lidocaine for Opioid-Refractory Pain in Cancer Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 July 1. (Epub ahead of print)

13 Rajagopal MR, Joranson DE. India: opioid availability – an update. J Pain Symptom Manage 2007; 33:5: 615-622.

14 Rajagopal, MR. Palliative care: an urgent need for most of the world. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 2007; 64:3, 301-307

15 Rajagopal MR; Pain and Beyond. Indian J Palliative Care. 2006; 12:1; 4-7.

16 Rajagopal MR; Pain – Basic considerations. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2006; 50:5; 331-334 (http://www.ijaweb.org/temp/IndianJAnaesth505331-624173_172017.pdf).

17 Palat, G. and Rajagopal, M. (2006). Pain relief on a shoe-string budget: Experience from Kerala, India. Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Pain (eds. H. Flor. et al.). IASP Press, Seattle.

18 Palat G, Biji MS, Rajagopal MR; Pain management in cancer cervix. Indian J Palliative Care.2005; 11:2: 64-73.

19 Hariharan B, Rajagopal MR; Paroxetine in the treatment of severe non-dermatological pruritus. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005;29(2):115.

20 Raghavan B, Palat G, Rajagopal MR. Are out patients getting palliative care too late? An audit. . Indian J Palliative Care.2005; 11:2: 108-10.