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Trends in the mortality of intra-abdominal infections in adults over 25 years in the USA, 1999–2021

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  • Handling editor Darryl Wood

  • YL and JSS contributed equally.

  • Contributors Concept and design: JSS, YL, FJ, YHY. Acquisition and analysis of data: YL, YHY. Interpretation of data: JSS, YL, YME, FL, FJ, KS, YHY. Drafting of the manuscript: JSS, YME, YL. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: JSS, YL, YME, FL, FJ, KS, YHY. Administrative, technical or material support: YL, FJ. Supervision: KS, YHY.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests FJ has received speaker fees from Gilead Sciences, MSD and Ascletis, in addition to consulting or advisory board fees from Gilead and MSD.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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