ViVio publications

Distributed via doctors and patients’ associations, the guides produced and published by ViVio are practical, visual tools providing patient education and information.

ViVio publishes 5 collections of guides for patients: the Belgian Patient’s Guides, the Visual Patient’s Guides, the Visual Patient’s e-Guides, the “Living Life Better" Guides and the “Moving and Health” Guides.

Belgian Patient's Guides

The Belgian Patient’s Guides are a reference collection providing patient information on the principal chronic conditions, their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, aids and patients’ associations. Given by the doctor to the patient at the time of diagnosis, the Patient’s Guides have a graphical and textual structure that allows them to be read “a la carte”. There are more than 35 titles currently available.

Migraine

Are my headaches migraines? Do I need to change my way of life? I take a lot of pain relief, what are the risks? Are effective treatments available? This guide, which is based on scientific information, is designed to educate and inform those who want to know more about the causes, risks and treatments associated with migraine.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Infertility

What are fertility problems? What causes them? Do they affect both men and women? What tests can be done? What drug and surgical treatments are available? What role does assisted reproductive technology play? This publication is designed to be an informative and practical guide, providing answers for couples with fertility problems.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Hyperactive bladder

What is bladder hyperactivity? How does the bladder sphincter system work? How can we deal with the urgent need to urinate and possible incontinence? Are there treatments available? Designed as an educational guide, this book provides answers for anyone who wants to know more about bladder hyperactivity, its causes and treatments.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Gastro-oesophageal reflux

What is gastro-oesophageal reflux? Why do people suffer from heartburn? What are the causes? What are the mechanisms? What are the consequences? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? This guide, which is based on scientific information, is designed to educate and inform those who want to know more about the causes, risks and treatments associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Epilepsy

What is epilepsy? What are the different types of attacks? What are the causes of epilepsy? How is epilepsy diagnosed? How is epilepsy treated? What lifestyle changes are needed if you suffer from epilepsy? This guide, which is based on scientific information, is designed to educate and inform those who want to know more about the causes, risks and treatments associated with epilepsy.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Diabetic neuropathy

Diabetes is known mainly for the risks it poses to the heart, kidneys and blood vessels. But diabetes is also responsible for nerve disorders known as neuropathies. These may take the form of pain in the feet, such as stabbing sensations, burning and tingling ... as well as trouble walking. Peripheral neuropathy can be disabling for many patients. Fortunately, there are treatments available. This publication is designed as a practical and informative guide, offering patients with peripheral neuropathy answers to the many questions they may have about this effect of diabetes.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD]

What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? What are the symptoms? What are the causes? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? How can the progress of the disease be controlled?
This guide, which is based on scientific information, is designed to educate and inform those who want to know more about the causes, risks and treatments associated with COPD.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Chronic renal insufficiency

What is renal insufficiency? What are the causes? How is it diagnosed? When is dialysis considered? What about kidney transplants? This guide, which is based on scientific information, is designed to educate and inform those who want to know more about the causes, risks and treatments associated with renal insufficiency.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

What is leukemia? And what exactly is chronic lymphocytic leukemia? What are the mechanisms of this condition? What are the symptoms? And what are the consequences? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? This publication is designed as a practical and informative guide, offering patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and those close to them, answers to the questions they may have.

Belgian Patient's Guides