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Enrico Facco

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Name
Enrico
Last name
Facco
Degree
Prof. MD
Language
Italian, English
Biography

Senior Scholar, Studium Patavinum – Dept. of Neurosciences, University of Padua, Italy.

Professor of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care

Specialist in Neurology.

Teacher, Inst. Franco Granone - Italian Center for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Turin (Italy) from 2007.

 

Member of the Executive Committee of the Inst. Franco Granone - Italian Center of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (CIICS) from 2012.

European Certificate of Hypnosis, delivered by the European Society of Hypnosis (ESH).

Teacher, short specialization course on Death Studies & the end of life for the intervention of support and the accompanying – Dept. of Psychology, University of Padua from 2011.

Teacher, short specialization course on research, theory, and practice with children with special education needs, learning disabilities, intellectual giftedness – Dept. of Psychology, University of Padua from 2017.

 

Member of the Council of Representative Members of the ESH and ISH from 2012 until now.

Chairman of Dental Anesthesia, University of Padua, Italy, from 2009 until 2014.

Head, Service of Dental Anesthesia at the University Hospital of Padua from 2009 until 2014. 

Director of the Short Specialization Course in Sedation and  Emergency in Dentistry at the University of Padua from 2009 to 2014 and vice-director from 2015.

President of the European Federation for the Advancement o Anesthesia in Dentistry (EFAAD), 2013-14.

 

President of the Italian Association of  Dental Anesthesia (AINOS) in 2012-2014.

Head of Laboratory of Neurophysiology - Dept. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital of Padua, from 1988 to 1998.

Head of the Neuroanesthesia & Neurointensive Care section -  Dept. of Pharmacology & Anesthesiology, university of Padua from 1992 to 2001.

 

Author of over 350 publications (including articles in international medical journals, proceedings and chapters in books) mainly dealing with hypnosis, consciousness, meditation, non ordinary mental expressions (near-death experiences, out-of body experiences, mystical experiences), altered states of consciousness (coma, persistent vegetative state and other disorders of consciousness), acupuncture, pain therapy, acupuncture, anesthesiology and intensive care.

Author of three Italian books, entitled “Near-Death Experiences” (2010), “Meditation and Hypnosis” (2014), and “The Enigma of Consciousness” (2018). Co-Editor of a special topic on “Non-Ordinary Mental Expressions” in Frontiers of Human Neurosciences (2015), and a treatise on “Anestesia ed Emergenze in Odontoiatria (2011).

Organizer of several National and International congresses and workshops.

 

Location
Vigonza, Padova, Italy
location_lat
45.4440491
location_lng
11.984511699999985
Publications
Publications

PUBLICATIONS (2008-2018)

Facco, E., Lucangeli, D., & Tressoldi, P. (2018). Dr. A.M. - A rare case of a modern Mystic? Implications for Psychology and Medicine. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 1–22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/scp0000171

Testoni, I., Bisceglie, D., Ronconi, L., Pergher, V., & Facco, E. (2018). Ambivalent trust and ontological representations of death as latent factors of religiosity. Cogent Psychology, 5, 1429349, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2018.1429349

Facco, E., & Fracas, F. (2018). L’enigma della coscienza. Milano: Mondadori.

Facco, E. (2018). Ipnosi ed esperienze di premorte nel continuum delle espressioni non ordinarie della mente. IPNOSI, (1), 13–38. https://doi.org/10.3280/IPN2018-001002

Facco, E., Lucangeli, D., & Tressoldi, P. (2017). On the Science of Consciousness: Epistemological Reflections and Clinical Implications. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, 13(3), 163–180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2017.02.007

Tressoldi, P., Facco, E., & Lucangeli, D. (2017). On the primacy and irreducible nature of first-person versus third-person information. F1000Research, 6(99), 1–26.

Testoni, I., Facco, E., & Perelda, F. (2017). Toward A New Eternalist Paradigm for Afterlife Studies: The Case of the Near-Death Experiences Argument. World Futures, 73(7), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/02604027.2017.1357935

Facco, E. (2017). Meditation and Hypnosis: Two Sides of the Same Coin? International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 65(2), 169-188. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2017.1276361

Fracas, F. ., & Facco, E. ;. (2017). La mente quantica. In Il mondo secondo la fisica quantistica. (pp. 236–258). Segrate (MI) Italy: Sperling & Kupfer.

Casiglia, E., Rempelou, P., Tikhonoff, V., Giacomello, M., Finatti, F., Albertini, F., … Facco, E. (2017). Hypnotic focused analgesia obtained through body dysmorphism prevents both pain and its cardiovascular effects. Sleep and Hypnosis, 19(4), 89-95. https://doi.org/10.5350/Sleep.Hypn.2016.18.0127

Facco, E., Casiglia, E., Zanette, G., & Testoni, I. (2017). On the way of liberation from suffering and pain: role of hypnosis in palliative care. Ann.Palliat.Med., (2224–5839 (Electronic)).

Facco, E., Testoni, I., Ronconi, L., Casiglia, E., Zanette, G., & Spiegel, D. (2017). Psychological Features of Hypnotizability: A First Step Towards Its Empirical Definition. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 65(1), 98–119. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2017.1246881

Facco, E., & Zanette, G. (2017). The odyssey of dental anxiety: From prehistory to the present. A narrative review. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(JUL), 1855, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01155

Tressoldi, P., Facco, E., & Lucangeli, D. (2016). Emergence of qualia from brain activity or from an interaction of protoconsciousness with the brain: which one is the weirder? Available evidence and a research agenda. ScienceOpen Research, 1–7.

Facco, E. (2016). Hypnosis and anesthesia: Back to the future. Minerva Anestesiologica, 82(12), 1343–1356.

Casiglia, E., Rempelou, P., Tikhonoff, V., Guidotti, F., Giacomello, M., Lapenta, A. M., & Facco, E. (2016). Hypnotic General Anesthesia vs. Hypnotic Focused Analgesia in Preventing Pain and its Reflex Cardiovascular Effects. Athens Journal of Health, 3(2), 145–158.

Casiglia, E., Rempelou, P., Tikhonoff, V., Giacomello, M., Finatti, F., Albertini, F., … Facco, E. (2017). Hypnotic focused analgesia obtained through body dysmorphism prevents both pain and its cardiovascular effects. Sleep and Hypnosis, 19(4), 89-95. https://doi.org/10.5350/Sleep.Hypn.2016.18.0127

Facco. (2015). Meditazione orientale. In E. Casiglia (Ed.), Trattato di ipnosi e altre modificazioni di coscienza (pp. 807–815). Padova: CLEUP.

Facco, E., & Agrillo, C. (2015). Non ordinary mental expression. In E. Casiglia (Ed.), Trattato di ipnosi e altre modificazioni di coscienza (pp. 865–874). Padova CLEUP.

Cardeña, E., & Facco, E. (Eds.) (2015). Non-Ordinary Mental Expressions. Lausanne, CH: Frontiers Media SA.

Facco, E., Agrillo, C., & Greyson, B. (2015). Epistemological implications of near-death experiences and other non-ordinary mental expressions: Moving beyond the concept of altered state of consciousness. Medical Hypotheses, 85(1), 85–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2015.04.004

Facco, E., & Gonella, A. (2015). Ipnosi nella pratica odontoiatrica. In E. Casiglia (Ed.), Trattato d’ipnosi e altre modificazioni di coscienza. (pp. 439–441). Padova: CLEUP.

Facco, E., Testoni, I., & Spiegel, D. (2015). Ipnotizzabilità e Hypnotic Induction Profile. In E. Casiglia (Ed.), Ipnosi e altri stati modificati di coscienza (pp. 271–287). Padova: CLEUP.

Zanette, G., Stellini, E., Sivolella, S., Bacci, C., & Facco, E. (2015). Hereditary angioedema and anxiety in oral surgery: A case series report. Quintessence International, 46(5), 417-422. https://doi.org/10.3290/j.qi.a33180

Facco, E., Gumirato, E., Humphris, G., Stellini, E., Bacci, C., Sivolella, S., … Zanette, G. (2015). Modified dental anxiety scale: Validation of the Italian version. Minerva Stomatologica, 64(6), 295–307.

Facco, E. (2015). Ipnosi nel dolore orofacciale cronico. In E. Casiglia (Ed.), Trattato di ipnosi e altre modificazioni di coscienza. (pp. 443–458). Padova: CLEUP.

Facco, E., Gonella, A., & Zanette, G. (2015). Ansia e tecniche comportamentali in odontoiatria. In E. Casiglia (Ed.), Trattato d’ipnosi e altre modificazioni di coscienza. (pp. 425–438). Padova: CLEUP.

Facco, E., Zanette, G., & Casiglia, E. (2014). The role of hypnotherapy in dentistry. SAAD Digest, 30, 3-6.

Facco, E., Ermani, M., Rampazzo, P., Tikhonoff, V., Saladini, M., Zanette, G., … Spiegel, D. (2014). Top-down regulation of left temporal cortex by hypnotic amusia for rhythm: A pilot study on mismatch Negativity. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 62(2), 129-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2014.869124

Facco, E. (2014). Meditazione e Ipnosi tra neuroscienze, filosofia e pregiudizio. Lungavilla, PV, Italy: Altravista.

Facco, E., Testoni, I., Di Lucia, D., Ronconi, L., & Drusini, A. (2013). Relevance of a biocultural approach in the assessment of chronic pain: A comparison between Peruvian women living in Nasca and Lima. World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review, 8(1), 60–70.

Tikhonoff, V., Azzi, D., Boschetti, G., Giordano, N., Rempelou, P., Giacomello, M., … Casiglia, E. (2013). Increase of isometric performance via hypnotic suggestion: Experimental study over 10 young healthy volunteers. Contemporary Hypnosis and Integrative Therapy, 29(4), 352-362.

Zanette, G., Manani, G., Favero, L., Stellini, E., Mazzoleni, S., Cocilovo, F., … Facco, E. (2013). Conscious sedation with diazepam and midazolam for dental patient: Priority to diazepam. Minerva Stomatologica, 62(10), 355-374.

Facco, E., Manani, G., & Zanette, G. (2013). The relevance of hypnosis and behavioural techniques in dentistry. Contemporary Hypnosis and Integrative Therapy, 29(4), 332-351.

Facco, E., Stellini, E., Bacci, C., Manani, G., Pavan, C., Cavallin, F., & Zanette, G. (2013). Validation of visual analogue scale for anxiety (VAS-A) in preanesthesia evaluation. Minerva Anestesiologica, 79(12), 1389-1395.

Facco, E., Pasquali, S., Zanette, G., & Casiglia, E. (2013). Hypnosis as sole anaesthesia for skin tumour removal in a patient with multiple chemical sensitivity. Anaesthesia, 68(9), 961-965. https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.12251

Facco, E., Liguori, A., Petti, F., Fauci, A. J., Cavallin, F., & Zanette, G. (2013). Acupuncture versus valproic acid in the prophylaxis of migraine without aura: A prospective controlled study. Minerva Anestesiologica, 79(6), 634-642.

Facco, E. (2012). Near-Death experiences and hypnosis: two different phenomena with something in common. Contemporary Hypnosis & Integrativre Therapy, 29(3), 284–297.

Casiglia, E., Tikhonoff, V., Giordano, N., Regaldo, G., Facco, E., Marchetti, P., … Amodio, P. (2012). Relaxation versus fractionation as hypnotic deepening: Do they differ in physiological changes? International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 60(3), 338-355. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2012.675297

Tikhonoff, V., Azzi, D., Boschetti, G., Giordano, N., Rempelou, P., Giacomello, M., … Casiglia, E. (2013). Increase of isometric performance via hypnotic suggestion: Experimental study over 10 young healthy volunteers. Contemporary Hypnosis and Integrative Therapy, 29(4), 352-362.

Facco, E., & Agrillo, C. (2012). Near-death experiences between science and prejudice. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6(art. 209), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2012.00209

Casiglia, E., Tikhonoff, V., Giordano, N., Andreatta, E., Regaldo, G., Tosello, M. T., … Facco, E. (2012). Measured outcomes with hypnosis as an experimental tool in a cardiovascular physiology laboratory. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 60(2), 241-261. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2012.648078

Facco, E., & Zanette, G. (2012). Pseudoradicular syndromes of myofascial origin and paradigm-related diagnostic problems. Minerva Anest., 78 (Suppl., 219–223.

Facco, E., Manani, G., & Zanette, G. (2012). The Relevance of Hypnosis and Behavioural Techniques in Dentistry. Contemporary Hypnosis, 29, 332–351.

Casiglia, E., Tikhonoff, V., Giordano, N., Andreatta, E., Regaldo, G., Tosello, M. T., … Facco, E. (2012). Measured outcomes with hypnosis as an experimental tool in a cardiovascular physiology laboratory. Int.J.Clin.Exp.Hypn., 60(1744–5183 (Electronic)), 241–261.

Facco, E., & Agrillo, C. (2012). Near-death-like experiences without life-threatening conditions or brain disorders: A hypothesis from a case report. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(art. 490), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00490

Facco, E. (2012). Near-death experiences and hypnosis: Two diferent phenomena with something in common. Contemporary Hypnosis and Integrative Therapy, 29(3), 284–297.

Manani, G., Facco, E., & Zanette, G. (2011). Anestesia odontostomatologica ed emergenze. (Vol. III Edizione). Napoli: Idelson-Gnocchi.

Manani, G., Facco, E., Favero, L., Favero, G., Berengo, M., Stellini, E., … Zanette, G. (2011). Comparison by means of bispectral index score, between anxiolysis induced by diazepam and sedation induced by midazolam. Minerva Stomatologica, 60(7–8), 365-381.

Facco, E., Casiglia, E., Masiero, S., Tikhonoff, V., Giacomello, M., & Zanette, G. (2011). Effects of hypnotic focused analgesia on dental pain threshold. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 59(4), 454-468. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2011.594749

Zanette, G., Manani, G., Facco, E., Mariuzzi, M. L., Tregnaghi, A., & Robb, N. D. (2011). Comparison between two regional anaesthesia techniques performed by inexperienced operators: the Gow-Gates block versus the Kenneth Reed block. SAAD Digest, 27, 8-15.

Facco, E., & Cima, L. (2011). Analisi epistemologica delle esperienze di premorte galileianamente “sensate e dimostrate”: scienza e coscienza al confine tra fisica e metafisica. Atti e Memorie Dell’Accademia Galileiana Delle Scienze, Lettere Ed Arti, Gið Dei Ricovrati e Patavina., 123, 121–165.

Facco, E., Zanette, G., Favero, L., Bacci, C., Sivolella, S., Cavallin, F., & Manani, G. (2011). Toward the validation of visual analogue scale for anxiety. Anesthesia Progress, 58(1), 8-13.

Casiglia, E., Schiff, S., Facco, E., Gabbana, A., Tikhonoff, V., Schiavon, L., … Amodio, P. (2010). Neurophysiological Correlates of Post-Hypnotic Alexia: A Controlled Study with Stroop Test. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 52(3), 219-233. https://doi.org/10.1080/00029157.2010.10401721

Facco, E., Giorgetti, R., & Zanette, G. (2010). Spinal anaesthesia and neuromyelitis optica: Cause or coincidence? European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 27(6), 578-580. https://doi.org/10.1097/EJA.0b013e3283350c54

Facco, E. (2010). Esperienze di premorte. Scienza e coscienza ai confini tra fisica e metafisica. Lungavilla (PV): Edizioni Altravista.

Manani, G., Facco, E., Favero, G., Favero, L., Mazzoleni, S., Stellini, E., … Zanette, G. (2010). Patients appreciation for information on anesthesia and anxiolysis in dentistry. Minerva Stomatologica, 59(9), 489-506.

Zanette, G., Favero, L., Manani, G., & Facco, E. (2010). Intranasal flumazenil and naloxone to reverse over-sedation in a child undergoing dental restorations: Comment. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 20(1). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9592.2009.03194.x

Zanette, G., Micaglio, M., Zanette, L., Manani, G., & Facco, E. (2010). Comparison between ketamine and fentanyl-droperidol for rectal premedication in children: A randomized placebo controlled trial. Journal of Anesthesia, 24(2), 197-203. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00540-010-0884-7

Facco, E., & Zanette, G. (2009). La limitazione delle cure in terapia intensiva. In I. Testoni, D. Di Lucia Sposito, & F. Martini (Eds.), Il Morire tra Ragione e Fede. (Vol. cap. 2, pp. 1–9). Padova: CAB, University of Padua.

Guérit, J.-M., Amantini, A., Amodio, P., Andersen, K. V., Butler, S., de Weerd, A., … Péréon, Y. (2009). Consensus on the use of neurophysiological tests in the intensive care unit (ICU): Electroencephalogram (EEG), evoked potentials (EP), and electroneuromyography (ENMG). Neurophysiologie Clinique, 39(2), 71-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucli.2009.03.002

Facco, E., Casiglia, E., Zanette, G., Masiero, S., Bacci, C., & Lapenta Manani,G., A. M. (2009). Effects of hypnosis on dental pain threshold. Preliminary report. Pain Practice, 9(1), 47–48.

Zanette, G., Favero, L., Manani, G., & Facco, E. (2010). Intranasal flumazenil and naloxone to reverse over-sedation in a child undergoing dental restorations: Comment. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 20(1), 109. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9592.2009.03194.x

Manani, G., Facco, E., Casiglia, E., Cancian, M., & Zanette, G. (2008). Isolated atrial fibrillation (IAF) after local anaesthesia with epinephrine in an anxious dental patient. British Dental Journal, 205(10), 539-541. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2008.979

Zanette, G., Facco, E., & Manani, G. (2008). Sedation in Europe. British Dental Journal, 205(10), 523. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2008.988

Facco, E., Zanette, G., & Manani, G. (2008). Italian version of corah’s dental anxiety scale: Normative data in patients undergoing oral surgery and relationship with the ASA physical status classification. Anesthesia Progress, 55(4), 109-115

Facco, E., Liguori, A., Petti, F., Zanette, G., Coluzzi, F., De Nardin, M., & Mattia, C. (2008). Traditional acupuncture in migraine: A controlled, randomized study. Headache, 48(3), 398-407. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00916.x

Zanette, G., Facco, E., & Manani, G. (2008). The use of intranasal midazolam in the treatment of paediatric dental patients. Anaesthesia, 63(8), 887. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-

Facco, E., Liguori, A., Petti, F., Zanette, G., Coluzzi, F., De Nardin, M., & Mattia, C. (2008). Traditional acupuncture in migraine: A controlled, randomized study. Headache, 48(3), 398–407. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00916.x

 

 

 

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