Barbara Baumgarten-Austrheim

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Barbara Baumgarten-Austrheim, MD, was the head of the ME Center at Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål (previously called Ullevål University Hospital) in Oslo, Norway, since it opened at 2008.[1] She stepped down as head in 2012, but still is a consultant at the Centre.[2][3]

She is one of the authors of the 2011 case definition, International Consensus Criteria.[4]

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myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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