Winter 2013 - Research and innovation

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ICU nurses with more experience, education cut inpatient mortality
The first-ever study exploring how pediatric critical care nursing impacts in-hospital mortality for congenital heart surgery patients within U.S. children’s hospitals has shown that nurses with more education and more clinical experience leads to fewer deaths.

New cardiology clinic for periventricular nodular heterotopia
Periventricular nodular heterotopia (PVNH), characterized by misplaced gray matter nodules in the brain, is commonly caused by genetic mutations. To provide a cardiovascular resource for PVNH patients who also frequently have a multi-systemic disease, Boston Children’s has launched a new cardiology clinic. 

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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