Adjective(1) relying on medical quackery(2) derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
(1) Travelers should consult a physician if the diarrhea is severe and does not respond to empiric therapy.(2) If burning persists after management of systemic or local oral conditions, a diagnosis of burning mouth syndrome can be considered, and empiric treatment for sensory neuropathy may be offered.(3) In such families empiric data suggests that the risk of recurrence is approximately 15%.(4) Choice of agents for empiric therapy should be determined by the patient's age and the presence of predisposing conditions, and should assume antimicrobial resistance.(5) In the absence of such data, empiric selection should consider local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns.(6) Trial of treatment - empiric therapy for the most likely cause - may be preferable to extensive investigation because it may provide relief and diagnosis simultaneously.(7) When evaluating a patient whose cough has been present for at least eight weeks, a systematic evaluation to assess the most common causes followed by a trial of empiric therapy is recommended.(8) In patients with recurrent kidney stones, empiric therapy and the modified simple metabolic evaluation were equally the most cost-effective strategies.(9) Treatment is largely empiric , although experience and small clinical studies have proved the efficacy of low-dose antidepressant therapy and exercise.(10) Social sciences search the characteristics and patterns of human behavior, and in that sense, they are different from natural sciences which only regard empiric findings as evidence.(11) Some authors support the single best answer option relative to multiple correct options, but little empiric support is provided for advantages of either system.(12) Although bacterial infection may sometimes cause skin lesions or ulcerations similar to this case, empiric trials of antibiotics were unsuccessful for this patient, and subsequent bacterial cultures were negative.(13) However, although this relationship has been described based on empiric data, there are no mathematical models in the literature relating number of antibiotics used to probability of adequate coverage.(14) Although celiac disease was formally described late in the 19th century, treatment remained empiric until the middle of the 20th century when patients were noted to improve dramatically after wheat was removed from their diet.(15) The physician should remember this subconscious need when experiencing the urge to try yet another empiric treatment.(16) Nevertheless, empiric evidence suggests that balance programs, such as repeatedly standing on one leg, can improve stability and decrease the risk of falls.
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