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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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I would screen and 8 (61.5%) 3 (23.1%) 2 (15.4%) 0 empirically treat for UTI in an LTCF patient with an acute change in MS from baseline, but who is afebrile and denies suprapubic tenderness, costovertebral angle tenderness, and painful urination.
The concept of empirically validated treatment (EVT) or EST originally emerged from the work of a task force charged by Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA; Chambless & Hollon, 1998; Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures, 1995).
To reduce this confusion, many in the field and in allied fields (e.g., American Psychological Association) are now referring to evidence-based practices as empirically supported treatments or research-supported interventions.
of Phoenix, provide pediatricians and psychologists with empirically supported treatments for common children's mental health and medical problems: disruptive behavior, anxiety and depression, habit disorders like tics and thumbsucking, sleep disorders, encopresis, nocturnal enuresis, pain, and adherence to medical regimens.
CARD treats autism spectrum disorders using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which has been empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with autism and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General.
These complementary approaches include (a) conducting systematic reviews to identify empirically supported treatments, (b) using methods other than systematic reviews to summarize evidence, and (c) considering research for different types of "treatments" as evidence.
According to Krishnan, who has been writing on the Indian courts and legal profession for more than a decade, the grant to NCAS will allow research to be produced that can then provide academics, policymakers, the bench, and the bar with empirically grounded recommendations.
The potential cost of a lack of identification for policy oriented models along that specific dimension is huge, as the same model can generate a number of contrasting yet theoretically and empirically justifiable recommendations.
More than two-thirds of adolescents (69%) who tested positive for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were treated empirically in the PED.
A total of 33 patients (28%) were empirically treated for STIs but remained unaware of their infections, putting their partners at risk and themselves at risk for reinfection from positive untreated partners.
Through six empirically driven essays by scholars in the fields of literacy, media, technology, and youth culture, this book surveys a variety of learning environments, methodological approaches, and forms of media engagement.

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