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Study in Journal of Respiratory Therapy indicates superior performance in secretion clearance for D R Burton Healthcare’s vPEP®

Results show the D R Burton vPEP device demonstrates superior expiratory flow bias, a key characteristic of OPEP devices that indicates effectiveness in secretion clearance

Farmville, NC, Jan 20, 2017 - D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, makers of the vPEP® Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device, was featured in a study indicating superior performance against competitive products in secretion clearance. The article by Doug Pursley, MEd, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, “Analysis of Three Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices During Simulated Breathing“ was published in the winter issue of the journal of Respiratory Therapy.... View Full Release

 

The study utilized a human lung simulator to analyze maximum expiratory flow during OPEP therapy by comparing flow-volume loops generated by the D R Burton vPEP device and two other OPEP products. The author focused on peak expiratory flow rather than pressure amplitude, because just as in a forced cough, maximum expiratory flow is a major factor in improving secretion. The study revealed the D R Burton vPEP provided superior expiratory flow bias, the difference between peak expiratory and peak inspiratory flow. This difference in flow rate is a key indicator of OPEP effectiveness in secretion clearance. The greater the flow rate difference, the more effective the secretion clearance, and vice versa.

D R Burton is the first company to bring innovative, new technology to OPEP therapy in recent years. “The vPEP system represents a breakthrough in airway secretion clearance therapy by providing superior expiratory flow bias, hence more effective secretion clearance. Expiratory flow bias is a paradigm shift for OPEP devices, but an ideal indicator because it involves the movement of secretions out of the airway,” says Dennis Cook, BSRT, RRT, and CEO of D R Burton. Furthermore, “the study showed the superiority of the vPEP across 5 tidal volumes, which indicates superior secretion clearance ability even for patients with low tidal volume,” adds Cook. “The vPEP is also an easy device to clean for patients with only four parts, making it easier to help reduce risk of infection,” he says.

For more information about this important clinical research and the D R Burton family of OPEP products, clinicians can contact their local D R Burton Region Manager at (252) 228-7038.

REFERENCE: Pursley, D.M., “Analysis of three Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices During Simulated Breathing,” Respiratory Therapy 2017; Volume 12, No. 1, 52-56.

About D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC
D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, innovators in medical devices, was founded by clinicians with deep expertise in respiratory care. Together we design, develop and market medical device products that allow patients to heal faster and provide value to our partners and consumers. Our unique clinical perspective drives our unwavering commitment to provide clinicians and their patients with a world class user experience. For more information, please visit www.drburtonhpi.com

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D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC introduces OPEP products at The American Association of Respiratory Care Congress 2016, booths 101 & 103

—The D R Burton Family of OPEP therapy devices Including the iPEP® the only volumetric-based OPEP therapy—

Farmville, NC, Oct 7, 2016 – D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, makers of respiratory products and other medical devices, introduces oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) products at the American Association of Respiratory Care Congress (AARC) in San Antonio, TX on October 15-18, 2016 in booths 101 and 103. ... View Full Release

 

D R Burton is the first company to bring innovative, new technology to OPEP therapy in recent years. The iPEP system represents a breakthrough in airway secretion clearance therapy by providing patented volumetric-based OPEP therapy. Treating atelectatsis starts with lung volume. “The iPEP takes the mystery out of OPEP therapy by providing patients and healthcare providers with important and immediate feedback in real time that measures the patient’s inspiratory capacity during therapy,” according to Dennis Cook, BSRT, RRT, CEO of D R Burton.

There is a need to prevent pneumonia in high risk patients, such as postoperative and patients with increased mucous production. Cook explains, “The D R Burton family of OPEP products are designed to reduce the risk of not only hospital acquired pneumonia, but also reduce risk of pneumonia post discharge. The iPEP system includes a palm-sized PocketPEP®, a compact OPEP device for active patients that goes home with the patient to help prevent pulmonary-related readmissions.

The D R Burton family of patented innovative OPEP products includes the vPEP® system which provides superior performance even for patients with low breath volume. “The vPEP features adjustable resistance with superior amplitude and consistent frequency even for low volume patients, such as COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, and pediatric patient populations,” says Cook. “The vPEP is also the easiest OPEP for patients with only four parts to assemble and clean, helping to reduce risk of infection,” he adds.

Our objective at D R Burton is to make it easier for clinicians to deliver care with simple products that are easier for patients both at-home and in the hospital.” According to Cook, “it’s our mission at D R Burton to win the war on healthcare acquired pneumonia and respiratory-related readmissions.”

Cook and the D R Burton co-founders, Dr. Joyce Burton and Dr Chester Burton, will be meeting with clinicians to discuss these products and other innovative concepts at the AARC Congress, #101 & 103, on October 15-18, 2016.

About D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC
D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, innovators in medical devices, was founded by physicians and healthcare clinicians with deep expertise in respiratory care. Together we design, develop and market medical device products that allow patients to heal faster and provide value to our partners and consumers. Our unique clinical perspective drives our unwavering commitment to provide clinicians and their patients with a world class user experience. For more information, please visit www.drburtonhpi.com

For more information,

Contact: Debra Kurtz, Marketing

Phone: 224.715.1538

Email: Dkurtz@drburtonhpi.com

 

D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a family of innovative oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) products

–Introducing the D R Burton Incentive PEP (iPEP) Therapy: The only metrics-based OPEP that measures lung volume –

Farmville, NC, August 8, 2016 – D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, makers of respiratory products and other medical devices, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for innovative oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) products. ... View Full Release

 

The D R Burton OPEP family includes the iPEP® system, an incentive Positive Expiratory Pressure system, which is the only metrics-based OPEP that measures lung volume. This family also includes a palm-sized PocketPEP®, a compact OPEP device for active patients, as well as the vPEP®, an easy-to-use OPEP device with excellent performance.

“FDA clearance of the D R Burton products represents a significant advancement in respiratory therapy, because the iPEP takes OPEP therapy from a blind technique to a data-driven therapy which measures patient inspiratory capacity,” says Dennis Cook, CEO of D R Burton and also a respiratory therapist. Cook adds, “For the first time, only with the iPEP, healthcare providers can now measure patient inspiratory capacity for exhalation effort during oscillating PEP therapy.”

Cook explains, “There is a need to prevent pneumonia in high risk patients, such as postoperative and patients with increased mucous production, which requires a simple improved clinical tool.” He adds, “The low cost iPEP combines two standard of care therapies– the inspiratory capacity measurement associated with an incentive spirometer along with the benefits of oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP).”

Cook says, “This simple innovative iPEP device is designed to reduce the risk of not only hospital acquired pneumonia, but also reduce risk of pneumonia post discharge.” D R Burton provides a palm-sized OPEP module, the PocketPEP®, to transition from the hospital to the patient home for continued therapy post discharge. According to Cook, “it’s our goal at D R Burton to win the war on healthcare acquired pneumonia and respiratory-related readmissions.”

Following FDA clearance, the company plans to launch the product in the U.S., and is currently evaluating strategic partnerships to drive commercial availability.

About D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC D R Burton Healthcare Products, a medical device innovator, was founded by physicians and healthcare clinicians with deep expertise in respiratory care. Together we design, develop and market medical device products that allow patients to heal faster and provide value to our partners and consumers. Our unique clinical perspective drives our unwavering commitment to provide clinicians and their patients with a world class user experience. For more information, please visit www.drburtonhpi.com

For more information,

Contact: Debra Kurtz, Marketing

Phone: 224.715.1538

Email: Dkurtz@drburtonhpi.com

 

D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC attends The American Association of Respiratory Care Summer Forum 2016

Farmville, NC, June 20, 2016 - D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, makers of respiratory products and other medical devices, is attending the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) Summer Forum in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on June 26-27, 2016. D R Burton is a medical device innovator driven by unique clinical perspective. This perspective, combined with superior product research and development along with quality manufacturing, provides customers with a world class user experience. ... View Full Release

 

D R Burton was founded by Dr. Joyce Burton, physician, respiratory therapist and engineer. Her unique background and experience places a high value on patient usability and improved clinical outcomes. This is demonstrated in the D R Burton iPEP™, an incentive Positive Expiratory Pressure system combining the inspiratory capacity measurement associated with an incentive spirometer along with the benefits of oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP).

Dr. Joyce Burton explains "There is an unmet need to prevent pneumonia in high risk patients, such as postoperative and patients with increased mucous production, which requires a simple improved clinical tool." The low cost iPEP combines two standard of care therapies and revolutionizes PEP therapy with metrics. With the iPEP, Healthcare providers can measure patient inspiratory capacity for exhalation effort during oscillating PEP therapy.

Burton adds, “This simple innovative device is designed to reduce the risk of not only hospital acquired pneumonia, but also reduce risk of pneumonia post discharge. D R Burton provides a palm-sized OPEP module, PocketPEP™, to transition from the hospital to the patient home for continued therapy post discharge. According to Burton, “it’s our goal at D R Burton to win the war on healthcare acquired pneumonia and respiratory-related readmissions.”

The D R Burton patent-pending products are awaiting approval, but are not FDA approved, and will be displayed for clinical survey feedback only at the AARC Summer Forum. D R Burton invites clinicians to discuss these products and other innovative concepts at the AARC Summer Forum on June 26-27, 2016.

Contact: Debra Kurtz, Marketing

Phone: 224.715.1538

Email: Dkurtz@drburtonhpi.com

 

D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, booth 2126, attends The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Surgical Conference & Expo 2016

Farmville, NC, March 28, 2016 - D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, makers of surgical and respiratory products, is attending The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference & Expo 2016 in Anaheim, CA on April 3-6, 2016 in booth 2126. ... View Full Release

 

D R Burton is a medical device innovator driven by unique clinical perspective. This perspective, combined with superior product research and development along with quality manufacturing, provides customers with a world class user experience.

D R Burton was founded by Dr. Joyce Burton, physician, respiratory therapist and engineer. Her unique background and experience places a high value on patient usability and improved clinical outcomes. This is demonstrated in the D R Burton ACIST™, Augmented Closed Irrigation Suction Technology, which combines both surgical suction and irrigation into a simple one-handed device with reduced risk of infection.

Dr. Joyce Burton explains, "Surgical wound irrigation has long been debated as a potentially critical intraoperative measure taken to prevent the development of surgical site infection (SSI). However, the use of IV solution in an open basin is far from sterile technique.” The D R Burton ACIST replaces the OR use of open stainless steel irrigation basins with a closed sterile irrigation device.

Burton adds, “This simple innovative device is designed to reduce the risk of SSI, and also simplify the process for the surgeon by combining both suction and irrigation capabilities in a one-handed device.” According to Burton, “it’s our goal at D R Burton to help win the war on SSIs and make life easier for clinicians.”

The D R Burton surgical and respiratory products will be displayed for clinical feedback at the the AORN Conference. Visit D R Burton to discuss these products and other innovative concepts at booth #2126, on April 3-6, 2016. For more information, visit www.drburtonhpi.com

Contact: Debra Kurtz, Marketing

Phone: 224.715.1538

Email: Dkurtz@drburtonhpi.com

 

D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC announces purchase of global headquarters and manufacturing facility in North Carolina

Farmville, NC, Febrrary 11, 2016 - D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, makers of surgical and respiratory products, purchased their global headquarters facility in Farmville, North Carolina in October, 2015. Completion of the corporate offices and state-of-the-art manufacturing operations are expected by July, 2016. ... View Full Release

 

D R Burton is a medical device innovator driven by unique clinical perspective. The products are designed by a staff of clinicians for use by clinicians and their patients. This perspective, combined with superior product research and development along with quality manufacturing, provides healthcare customers with a world class user experience.

The Farmville plant is expandable up to 120,000 square feet and will house the corporate headquarters, finance, engineering and R&D laboratories, manufacturing including injection molding, quality and regulatory compliance, and commercial operations including customer service, sales and marketing.

"We are excited to provide employment opportunities across all functional areas and are eager to have a long association with the communities of Farmville and Pitt County,” says Dennis Cook, President and CEO of D R Burton. He adds, “We appreciate the Pitt County Economic Development team for their assistance and look forward to giving back through corporate citizenship and living our corporate mission of enhancing the lives of our employees, patients and healthcare customers in the U.S. and worldwide."

For more information, please visit www.drburtonhpi.com.

Contact: Debra Kurtz, Marketing

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Email: Dkurtz@drburtonhpi.com

 

D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, booth 1232, attends
The American Association of Respiratory Care Congress 2015

Farmville, NC, November 4th, 2015 - D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, makers of respiratory products and other medical devices, is attending the American Association of Respiratory Care Congress (AARC) in Tampa, FL on November 7-10, 2015 in booth 1232. ... View Full Release
D R Burton is a medical device innovator driven by unique clinical perspective. This perspective, combined with superior product research and development along with quality manufacturing, provides customers with a world class user experience.

D R Burton was founded by Dr. Joyce Burton, physician, respiratory therapist and engineer. Her unique background and experience places a high value on patient usability and improved clinical outcomes. This is demonstrated in the D R Burton iPEP™, an incentive Positive Expiratory Pressure system, combining the inspiratory capacity measurement associated with an incentive spirometer, along with the benefits of oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP).

Dr. Joyce Burton explains, "There is an unmet need to prevent pneumonia in high risk patients, such as postoperative and patients with increased mucous production, which requires a simple improved clinical tool." The low cost iPEP combines two standard of care therapies and revolutionizes PEP therapy with metrics. With the iPEP, Healthcare providers can measure patient inspiratory capacity for exhalation effort during oscillating PEP therapy.

Burton adds, "This simple innovative device is designed to reduce the risk of not only hospital acquired pneumonia, but also reduce risk of pneumonia post discharge." D R Burton provides a palm-sized OPEP module, PocketPEP™, to transition from the hospital to the patient home for continued therapy post discharge.According to Burton, "It’s our goal at D R Burton to win the war on healthcare acquired pneumonia and respiratory-related readmissions."

The D R Burton patent-pending products are awaiting FDA approval, and will be displayed for clinical survey feedback only at the AARC Congress. Dr. Joyce Burton will be meeting with clinicians to discuss these products and other innovative concepts at the AARC Congress, #1232, on Nov 7-10, 2015.

Contact: Debra Kurtz, Marketing

Phone: 224.715.1538

Email: Dkurtz@drburtonhpi.com

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