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empirical

1. (of medical treatment) based on practical experience rather than scientific proof
2. Philosophy
a. (of knowledge) derived from experience rather than by logic from first principles
b. (of a proposition) subject, at least theoretically, to verification
3. of or relating to medical quackery

empirical

  1. derived from systematic observation or experiment, as against speculative assertion or merely theoretical knowledge.
  2. factually true but, as yet, theoretically unexplained. See also EMPIRICISM, ABSTRACTED EMPIRICISM, EMPIRICAL SOCIOLOGY.

empirical

[em′pir·ə·kəl]
(science and technology)
Based on actual measurement, observation, or experience, rather than on theory.
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Empiric owns a 61% interest representing 18,000 acres in the Texas Panhandle Field, which covers 19 counties in the Texas and Oklahoma.
e-CBS has advised Empiric that it is negotiating with two prominent electronics system producers to furnish or fund software and equipment that will be used in its new automated order placement system.
Empiric said that the property is fully let for the 2015/16 academic year and is letting well for 2016/17.
ec-BS has advised Empiric that it is negotiating with two prominent electronics system manufacturers to furnish or fund, software and equipment that will be used in its new automated order placement system.
Post-acquisition, Empiric will own 459 beds in Southampton amounting to approximately 9% of Southampton's private PBSA.
with respect to the selection of empiric antibiotics for children with suspected S.
Paul Hadaway, chief executive of Empiric Student Property plc said: "This acquisition represents our second acquisition in Newcastle - an exciting student city with two popular universities.
Major finding: None of 59 bacteremic patients with a documented penicillin allergy had an allergic reaction to empiric beta-lactim treatment.
No difference was noted between the test-and-treat group and the empiric acid suppression group, in number of patients with symptoms at 1 year, quality of life, or costs.
Therefore, clindamycin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole may be not adequate empiric antimicrobial agents for SSTIs in Taiwan or other areas with a high prevalence of CA-MRSA.
Given these findings, a trial of empiric nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and oral contraceptives--following a careful history and physical to look at other potential pain sources--is warranted in patients presenting with chronic pelvic pain.
Given these findings, a trial of empiric nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and oral contraceptives--after a careful history and physical to look at other potential pain sources--is warranted in patients presenting with chronic pelvic pain.