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em·pir·ic

(em-pir'ik),
1. A member of a school of Graeco-Roman physicians (late BCE to early CE) who placed their confidence in and based their practice purely on experience, avoiding all speculation, theory, or abstract reasoning; they were little concerned with causes or with correlating symptoms to gain a true understanding of a disease, even holding basic knowledge, physiology, pathology, and anatomy in low esteem and of no value in practice.
2. Modern: testing a hypothesis by careful observation, hence rationally based on experience.
3. Founded on practical experience, rather than on reasoning alone, but not established scientifically in contrast to rational1.
4. Relating to an empiric1.
[see empirical]

em·pir·ic

(em-pir'ik)
1. Founded on practical experience, rather than on reasoning alone, but not proved scientifically, in contrast to rational (1)
2. Based on careful observational testing of a hypothesis; rational.

em·pir·ic

(em-pir'ik)
Founded on practical experience, rather than on reasoning alone, but not established scientifically, in contrast to rational.
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Also, future studies may seek to identify which antibiotics can confer the greatest additional antibacterial coverage in the setting of resistance to antibiotics used for empiric therapy, thereby creating a double coverage regimen that would provide benefit to the patient.
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Ampicillin or amoxicillin should not be used for empiric therapy of lower-tract infections because of their limited efficacy and high prevalence of pathogen resistance.
In cases of empiric use in patients with risk factors due to hospital epidemiology--high prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
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Patients in the empiric treatment group did not undergo testing but received the same dose and duration of acid suppression.
SEATTLE -- Of the recommended measures taken in hospital treatment of pneumonia, only the administration of the proper, empiric antibiotic appears to make any difference in patient mortality.
write, "In areas with a high prevalence of CA-MRSA [community acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus], empiric treatment for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) with [beta]-lactam agents such as cephalexin may no longer be appropriate.
(In other clinical situations, biopsy may be delayed pending empiric [or culture-based] treatment with antifungal medications.) Panendoscopy with biopsy of the vocal folds was performed and the specimen was also sent for fungal cultures.