Dr Nicoletta Riva

Dr Nicoletta Riva

Dr Nicoletta Riva

 M.D.(Varese,Italy),Specialisation in General/Internal Medicine(Varese,Italy)
Dr. Nicoletta Riva graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Insubria (Varese, Italy) in 2007 with a thesis on the use of low molecular weight heparin for prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in patients with renal failure. After a five-year clinical training in 2013 she obtained the Medical Specialisation in Internal Medicine at the University of Insubria. She afterwards worked as Internal Medicine Specialist in a post-acute and long-term care Department.
Dr. Riva collaborated for several years at the Research Center on Thromboembolic Disease and Antithrombotic Therapies (Varese, Italy). She also obtained a one-year Clinical Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Birmingham, Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences (Birmingham, UK). She is a member of the GRADE-Dispute Working Group, a subgroup of the GRADE (Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) Group, working on improving appropriateness and transparency of processes to develop guidelines on controversial clinical areas. She is also a member of EVBRES (Towards an International Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health Research – COST Action CA17117). She authored/co-authored several articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented in several national and international conferences.
Dr. Riva is currently completing her PhD with the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta, on laboratory monitoring of the anticoagulant therapy. She is part of the visiting teaching staff at the Department of Anatomy since 2017 and at the Department of Pathology since 2018.
  • Anticoagulation
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Evidence-based medicine

RIVA, N., XUEREB, C.B., AGENO, W., MAKRIS, M. and GATT, A., 2020. Patients' satisfaction associated with portable coagulometers for warfarin monitoring: a cross-sectional study. Blood transfusion = Trasfusione del sangue, .

RIVA, N. and GATT, A., 2019. Update on the diagnosis and anticoagulant treatment of the antiphospholipid syndrome. Rheumatology, .

RIVA, N., XUEREB, C.B., MAKRIS, M., AGENO, W. and GATT, A., 2019. Reliability and validity of the Maltese version of the Perception of Anticoagulant Treatment Questionnaire (PACT-Q). Patient preference and adherence, 13, pp. 969.

RIVA, N., BORG XUEREB, C., AGENO, W., MAKRIS, M. and GATT, A., 2019. Validation and psychometric properties of the Maltese version of the Duke Anticoagulation Satisfaction Scale (DASS). Psychology research and behavior management, 12, pp. 741-752.

RIVA, N., RIGHINI, M., CAMPORESE, G., IOTTI, M., BUCHERINI, E., KAMPHUISEN, P.W., VERHAMME, P., DOUKETIS, J.D., TONELLO, C., PRANDONI, P., AGENO, W. and PALLADIO STUDY INVESTIGATORS, 2019. Accuracy of age-adjusted D-dimer to rule out deep vein thrombosis in the elderly. Thrombosis research, 174, pp. 148-150.

RIVA, N., CAMPORESE, G., IOTTI, M., BUCHERINI, E., RIGHINI, M., KAMPHUISEN, P., VERHAMME, P., DOUKETIS, J., TONELLO, C. and PRANDONI, P., 2018. Age‐adjusted D‐dimer to rule out deep vein thrombosis: findings from the PALLADIO algorithm. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 16(2), pp. 271-278.

RIVA, N. and AGENO, W., 2018. Clinical manifestations and imaging tools in the diagnosis of splanchnic and cerebral vein thromboses. Thrombosis research, 163, pp. 252-259.

RIVA, N., AGENO, W. and GATT, A., 2018. Estimating renal function in patients with atrial fibrillation: which dose of direct oral anticoagulants? Internal and Emergency Medicine, 13(7), pp. 1001-1004.

RIVA, N., PULJAK, L., MOJA, L., AGENO, W., SCHÜNEMANN, H., MAGRINI, N. and SQUIZZATO, A., 2018. Multiple overlapping systematic reviews facilitate the origin of disputes: the case of thrombolytic therapy for pulmonary embolism. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 97, pp. 1-13.

RIVA, N., VELLA, K., HICKEY, K., BERTU, L., ZAMMIT, D., SPITERI, S., KITCHEN, S., MAKRIS, M., AGENO, W. and GATT, A., 2018. Biomarkers for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism: D-dimer, thrombin generation, procoagulant phospholipid and soluble P-selectin. Journal of clinical pathology, 71(11), pp. 1015-1022.

SENZOLO, M., RIVA, N., DENTALI, F., RODRIGUEZ-CASTRO, K., SARTORI, M.T., BANG, S., MARTINELLI, I., SCHULMAN, S., ALATRI, A. and BEYER-WESTENDORF, J., 2018. Long-Term Outcome of Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis in Cirrhosis. Clinical and translational gastroenterology, 9(8), pp. 176.

RIVA, N. and AGENO, W., 2017. Approach to thrombosis at unusual sites: Splanchnic and cerebral vein thrombosis. Vascular Medicine, 22(6), pp. 529-540.

RIVA, N., VELLA, K., MELI, S., HICKEY, K., ZAMMIT, D., CALAMATTA, C., MAKRIS, M., KITCHEN, S., AGENO, W. and GATT, A., 2017. A comparative study using thrombin generation and three different INR methods in patients on Vitamin K antagonist treatment. International journal of laboratory hematology, 39(5), pp. 482-488.

SQUIZZATO, A., POMERO, F., ALLIONE, A., PRIOTTO, R., RIVA, N., HUISMAN, M.V., KLOK, F.A., STEIN, P.D., GUASTI, L. and FENOGLIO, L., 2017. Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism: a bivariate meta-analysis. Thrombosis research, 154, pp. 64-72.

RIVA, N., AGENO, W., SCHULMAN, S., BEYER-WESTENDORF, J., DUCE, R., MALATO, A., SANTORO, R., POLI, D., VERHAMME, P. and MARTINELLI, I., 2016. Clinical history and antithrombotic treatment of incidentally detected splanchnic vein thrombosis: a multicentre, international prospective registry. The Lancet Haematology, 3(6), pp. e267-e275.

RIVA, N., DENTALI, F., PERMUNIAN, E.T. and AGENO, W., 2016. Major bleeding and case fatality rate with the direct oral anticoagulants in orthopedic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis 2016, Thieme Medical Publishers, pp. 042-054.

AGENO, W., CAMPORESE, G., RIVA, N., IOTTI, M., BUCHERINI, E., RIGHINI, M., KAMPHUISEN, P.W., VERHAMME, P., DOUKETIS, J.D. and TONELLO, C., 2015. Analysis of an algorithm incorporating limited and whole-leg assessment of the deep venous system in symptomatic outpatients with suspected deep-vein thrombosis (PALLADIO): a prospective, multicentre, cohort study. The Lancet Haematology, 2(11), pp. e474-e480.

AGENO, W., RIVA, N., SCHULMAN, S., BEYER-WESTENDORF, J., BANG, S.M., SENZOLO, M., GRANDONE, E., PASCA, S., DI MINNO, MATTEO NICOLA DARIO and DUCE, R., 2015. Long-term clinical outcomes of splanchnic vein thrombosis: results of an international registry. JAMA internal medicine, 175(9), pp. 1474-1480.

RIVA, N., AGENO, W., POLI, D., TESTA, S., RUPOLI, S., SANTORO, R., LEREDE, T., PIANA, A., CARPENEDO, M. and NICOLINI, A., 2015. Safety of vitamin K antagonist treatment for splanchnic vein thrombosis: a multicenter cohort study. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 13(6), pp. 1019-1027.

RIVA, N., AGENO, W., POLI, D., TESTA, S., RUPOLI, S., SANTORO, R., LEREDE, T., PIANA, A., CARPENEDO, M. and NICOLINI, A., 2015. Recurrent thrombotic events after discontinuation of vitamin K antagonist treatment for splanchnic vein thrombosis: a multicenter retrospective cohort study. Gastroenterology research and practice, 2015.

RIVA, N., DONADINI, M.P. and AGENO, W., 2015. Epidemiology and pathophysiology of venous thromboembolism: similarities with atherothrombosis and the role of inflammation. Thrombosis and haemostasis, 113(06), pp. 1176-1183.

AGENO, W., RIVA, N., SCHULMAN, S., BANG, S.M., SARTORI, M.T., GRANDONE, E., BEYER-WESTENDORF, J., BARILLARI, G., DI MINNO, MATTEO NICOLA DARIO and DENTALI, F., 2014. Antithrombotic treatment of splanchnic vein thrombosis: results of an international registry, Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis 2014, Thieme Medical Publishers, pp. 099-105.

RIVA, N., BELLESINI, M., DI MINNO, MATTEO NICOLA DARIO, MUMOLI, N., POMERO, F., FRANCHINI, M., FANTONI, C., LUPOLI, R., BRONDI, B. and BORRETTA, V., 2014. Poor predictive value of contemporary bleeding risk scores during long-term treatment of venous thromboembolism. Thrombosis and haemostasis, 112(09), pp. 511-521.

RIVA, N., DENTALI, F., DONADINI, M., SQUIZZATO, A. and AGENO, W., 2013. Risk of recurrence of unusual site venous thromboembolism. Hämostaseologie, 33(03), pp. 225-231.

DENTALI, F., RIVA, N., CROWTHER, M., TURPIE, A.G., LIP, G.Y. and AGENO, W., 2012. Efficacy and safety of the novel oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. Circulation, 126(20), pp. 2381-2391.

RIVA, N. and LIP, G., 2012. A new era for anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation. Pol Arch Intern Med, 122, pp. 45-53.

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